Mobile Phone

  • It Seems That BlackBerry’s Plans For A 5G Smartphone Is Dead

    It has been a while since we last saw a new BlackBerry smartphone, but some of you might recall that back in 2020, the company seemingly gave us hope of seeing a new model when it was revealed that a new 5G BlackBerry handset was in the works. Fast forward two years later, it looks like that is no longer the case. This is according to a forum post by CrackBerry’s founder Kevin Michaluk he confirmed with multiple sources that the 5G BlackBerry smartphone is dead. For those unfamiliar, the handset was supposed to be built by OnwardMobility since BlackBerry …

  • This Is What Apple’s Foldable iPhone Could Look Like

    There have been several rumors in the past suggesting that Apple could be working on a foldable iPhone. It could be a while before we actually see it happen and based on how little we know about it now, it is unclear what kind of form factor it could adopt. Could it be a tablet-phone hybrid, or could it be like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3? While we don’t know the answer to that question, designer Antonia De Rosa has decided to throw together several concept renders of what he thinks a foldable iPhone could look like. He has …

  • iPhone And iPad Owners Need To Update Their Devices ASAP

    If you happen to own an iPhone or iPad, then you’ll want to make sure that you update to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS ASAP. Apple recently released iOS 15.3.1 and while it comes with various bug fixes, one of the more notable changes in the update is that it fixes a security flaw. For those wondering what this security flaw is, it seems that this is a vulnerability in WebKit where it would let hackers create a website that could then execute code that users are unaware of. According to Apple, “Processing maliciously crafted web content may …

  • Apple Will Take A 27% Commission From Alternative App Store Payment Systems

    As some of you might have heard, there is an increase in the number of governments and regulators around the world who are asking that Apple allow alternative payment systems for its app store. This is so that Apple will not take a cut, which is around 30%, from app sales and in-app purchases. However, Apple recently stated that they still want to receive a cut regardless, but did not mention how much they would be expecting. Now according to Apple’s own support page, it appears that the company is looking at a “reduced” commission so instead of developers paying …

  • Man Convicted For Fake iPhone Return Scam

    In countries like the US, consumer protection laws usually allow customers to purchase a product and return it for a full refund or an exchange if they’re not happy with it or if there is a defect. However, this in turn does open the door to the possibility that such return/refund programs could be abused. This is what happened with Haiteng Wu, a 32-year old who was recently convicted of attempting to defraud Apple out of more than $1 million worth of counterfeit iPhones. According to the Justice Department, this was a scheme that occurred over a three and a …

  • Android Messages Will Now Display iMessage Reactions Properly

    One of the features that Apple has built into iMessage are message reactions. These are similar in concept to Facebook’s reactions where instead of replying a “haha” or “ok”, you can simply react to the message instead. This might be better than one-worded replies, which we know some people do not like. However, these reactions had a problem in which they did not display properly when viewed on an Android device. Back in the past, reacting to a message and viewing the reaction on Android would display a description of the reaction which was a bit silly, but the good …