Samsung warns Galaxy Note7 owners to ‘stop using the device’

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 - even a new replacement model issued after the first recall - you should turn off your device and never use it again, according to Samsung

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry DTEK50

On the day when BlackBerry announced that it was going to follow the approach it adopted with the DTEK50 and outsource the hardware design and manufacturing of its handsets, we thought we’d take

Published on: October 2nd, 2016 Jim Love

BlackBerry brand won’t go missing from smartphone market: COO

Despite BlackBerry Ltd. retreating from designing and making its own hardware, it's possible that BlackBerry-branded devices will be more effectively delivered to market than in recent years, according to Ralph Pini, chief operating

Published on: September 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry exits hardware business after another quarterly loss

BlackBerry Ltd. will exit the hardware business internally and leave development of future smartphones to its partners, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a press release issued Wednesday morning. Previously, Chen had

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Ed Snowden warns against using Google’s new chat app Allo

Google Allo, the new chat app launched today on iOS and Android that inserts AI into your conversations, is the equivalent of state surveillance and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Top business smartphones of 2016: Xperia X Performance review

Over the past few years, we’ve looked at a number of Sony’s Xperia series of smartphones and have always ranked them highly. Although the may not have had as high of a profile

Published on: September 9th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

Galaxy Note 7 owners more likely to be struck by lightning than see phone explode

Samsung Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reported incidents of the phone bursting into flame while charging. Yet I'm not afraid to hold the device up

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat – includes crucial access to 72 new emoji

Quick settings controls, multi-locale support, multi-window views, and 72 new built-in emoji icons are some of the new features packaged with the latest full-version upgrade to Android that Google pushed out to its

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Android makers compared: Sony crashes less, Motorola updates fastest

If you're in the market to buy a new Android smartphone and want to avoid device crashes, consider Sony. If you want the most up-to-date OS, then consider Motorola, according to a new

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google Duo shows you video before you answer the call

Google Inc. is adding yet another video chat app to mobile app stores, and it can be described as a hybrid between Microsoft's Skype and Apple's FaceTime. Google Duo is a one-to-one video

Published on: August 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Is Google developing a new OS?

A mysterious - and thus far, unverified - page on code-sharing website GitHub has fuelled speculation that Menlo Park, Calif.-based Google Inc. might be working on a new operating system designed to power

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

First look at Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, the company's latest addition to its flagship Galaxy series, looks great, is made to take some punishment, and will have longer-lasting battery life than its predecessors. There are even

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry could licence even more Android software in the future, says device software head

The BlackBerry Hub+ Services launch on the Google Play store is performing above the Waterloo, Ont.-based mobility firm’s expectations, and BlackBerry Ltd. won’t rule out the prospect of releasing more of its custom

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Now you can turn any Android device into a BlackBerry

The difference between a BlackBerry-made Android smartphone and every other Android smartphone was just erased. Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. is allowing the suite of BlackBerry applications that have served as differentiators between its

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson