Research in Motion released a major update to the Blackberry PlayBook tablet. The software update includes email functionality and the ability to install Android apps. Frankly, these are fairly basic features that should have been included in the PlayBook’s launch. Yes, BlackBerry is really playing catch-up. Read the full article at Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] United States is running out of one its most valuable technological resources: wireless spectrum. The wireless capacity for cellphones, data plans and the like is expected to hit a usage deficit by next year. Wireless carriers are blaming the deficit on the exponential increase in smartphone and Continue Reading →

RIM Co-CEOs Step Down

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Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis announced that they would both step down as co-chairmen and co-CEOs of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. The two are responsible for bringing the BlackBerry to market and making it a staple of the business world. RIM’s COO Thorsten Heins will take over as the new chief executive. Read the Continue Reading →

Welcome to 2012!

Well, here we are in 2012.  There is much about change and expectation in the air.  This is the year of the quadrennial presidential election in America, the ongoing drama about the future of the Euro and the next stage of the Occupy movement.  We continue to suffer the on-going debt overhang and hangover from Continue Reading →
Ford’s SYNC AppLink lets drivers use voice activated smartphone apps in their car. Ford announced that now, SYNC owners can download iHeartRadio and listen to over 800 radio broadcasts in their car. You can download the app from the iTunes, BlackBerry and soon, Android marketplaces. Read the full article at Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Intel’s chips power every type of computer, but until now have never cracked the smartphone industry. Lenovo is making the first Intel-powered smartphone, while Motorola works on a future smartphone and tablet. Devices powered by Intel’s Atom chip will be available later this year. In other news, Continue Reading →
We’re all gearing up for Halloween treats. As kids travel around the neighborhoods for Halloween this year, dressed in costumes and grabbing candy, parents are left wondering about their safety.   Thanks to valuable gadgets, new and old, and a few home-grown safety tips, you can spend time passing out candy instead of worrying this Continue Reading →
Social Media
Re-syndicated from At conference earlier this year, an executive from Facebook declared that social networking sites like Facebook deliver “word of mouth at scale.”  He went on to say, “This is what marketers have always tried to bottle up.  The social web is finally allowing us to do that. This is word of mouth Continue Reading →
At a BlackBerry developer conference, Research In Motion announced that it’s working on a new mobile operating system. The new “BBX” platform will run on future BlackBerry and RIM tablet devices, but is unlikely to resurrect the PlayBook tablet. Hopefully the new OS can find developer support, as the PlayBook’s biggest downfall is a lack Continue Reading →
Research in Motion will offer BlackBerry subscribers $100 in select apps to compensate for its service outage. Starting Wednesday, users can download a selection of free paid apps including Photo Editor Ultimate and More selections will be made available over a month’s time. Read the full article at Continue Reading →