BlackBerry LogoSeveral years ago, the idea of using an Android phone or an iPhone as a government or corporate device seemed a little ludicrous. This is thanks to the fact that back in the day, BlackBerry devices were at the forefront of mobile security, and thanks to features like BES, it made the lives of IT admins a little easier.

That being said, if there is at least one government that is steadfastly holding onto the BlackBerry platform, it would be the German government. In fact if anything, the country’s Federal Ministry of the Interior has expressed their desire for more government officials to use BlackBerry handsets. As it stands, the Ministry has about 3,000 BlackBerry devices in use that are also bundled with Secusmart which makes them harder to be eavesdropped on. Read full post →German Government Chooses BlackBerry For Its Security

john chen contextIt is safe to say that BlackBerry is definitely not in the best shape of its life at the moment. The company has seen better years in the past, although it seems that at least for now, the turmoil and uncertainty regarding the company’s future has been quelled somewhat ever since John Chen took the reins.

Now for those who are still wondering if BlackBerry would still be sold off to another company, you can rest assured knowing that for now, they are not. This is according to Chen who spoke with Bloomberg and was quoted as saying that there are no offers for the company at the moment. Read full post →John Chen: No Offers To Buy BlackBerry At The Moment

MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks 640x393A couple of days ago, it was rumored that Apple could be getting ready to refresh their MacBook Pro lineups. The rumors also claimed that the refresh could be announced on the 29th of July and sure enough it looks like those rumors have panned out. Apple has since officially refreshed their 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina displays.

Starting with the 13-inch model, there will be three different models to choose from. All of them will come with 8GB of RAM, and the main differences would be its storage options and processor type. There will be an Intel Core i5 and i7 models to choose from, with the Core i5 base model priced at $1,299 for 128GB of storage, while the Core i7 model clocked at 2.8GHz with 512GB of storage will go for $1,799. Read full post →MacBook Pro With Retina Display Updated With New Specs

sx400 640x480One of the upsides of using zoom lenses is that it allows you to snap photos from a distance without having to get too close to your subject. This is great for street photography if you’re particularly shy about approaching your subject, and if you’re in the market for a new zoom camera, you might be interested to learn that Canon has officially unveiled two such cameras.

These cameras come in the form of the PowerShot SX400 IS and the PowerShot SX520 HS. The former will be priced cheaper than the latter and will sport a 24-720mm lens. The latter will feature a 24-1008mm lens, so if you’re looking for an even longer zoom, the PowerShot SX520 HS might be the camera for you. Read full post →Canon PowerShot SX400 IS, SX520 HS Cameras Announced

There are many of us out there who would love to get in shape, get ripped and toned muscles, but for some reason we always find ourselves giving the excuse that we don’t have the time. Well if you don’t have the time or the money to pay for a gym subscription, how about exercising in your own home then?

For those out there looking to get into shape, you might be interested to learn that Beach Body’s P90X has made its way onto the Microsoft Xbox One console. For those unfamiliar, the P90X is a workout program designed for those looking to get ripped muscles. It has also been designed for working out at home, or at least for those with some kind of equipment (such as weights). Read full post →P90X Fitness Program Announced For Xbox One

htc one review m8 labshot 12 640x359According to an earlier rumor, it has been suggested that the name of the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 has been revealed. Tentatively dubbed the HTC One M8 For Windows, the folks at Windows Phone Central claim to have learnt from their sources that the handset could actually be pegged for a launch on Verizon for the 21st of August via the Microsoft Store.

This seems to be in line with an earlier rumor which has hinted that the phone could be potentially released in the third quarter of 2014, and that its release would be no later than the end of September, so guess a launch in August does make sense. The handset has also been rumored to be priced the same as a normal flagship, meaning that it should retail for $199 on contract and around $610 off-contract. Read full post →HTC One M8 For Windows Arriving On Verizon 21 August [Rumor]

nokia lumia 720 hands on 640x424While the concept of taking photos of oneself is not new, we guess the term “selfie” has been coined and sort of made it “official”, so to speak. That being said, word has it that Microsoft could have a new handset in the works that could be aimed at the selfie-taking user. This is according to a recent report from NokiaPowerUser who has revealed the existence of the device.

Unfortunately it seems that the handset will not be a high-end one. Instead, customers can look forward to a mid-ranged handset, which we guess is fine if you’re shopping on a budget and if a good front-camera would be more important than other hardware features of a phone. The handset is said to sport a 5MP front-facing camera and is expected to see a release in the later part of the year. Read full post →Nokia Lumia 720 Successor With “Selfie” Camera In The Works [Rumor]

sense 110About a week ago, we reported on an interesting little gadget called Sense. For those who missed our coverage, Sense is a Kickstarter project for a device that will be able to monitor your sleep and provide you with reports on how well your sleep went. This is based on the amount of noise at home, how often you wake up at night, and so on. Read full post →Sense Kickstarter Project Raises $1 Million In Four Days

With new features like a four player co-op mode being introduced to Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’re sure many gamers are looking forward to the game, that and the fact that the game has been designed for next-gen consoles in mind, so safe to say that we can look forward to some pretty awesome graphics.

In the meantime for fans of the game looking to amp up their own excitement, you might be interested to learn that Rob Zombie has recently released an animation short to help promote the game. It basically talks a bit about the French revolution delivered in a cartoon format. It definitely helps make the game feel very grim, not to mention the short, true to Rob Zombie’s style, is very violent. Read full post →Assassin’s Creed Unity Animated Short Released

lg curved tv saleLG revealed its new 105” Curved Ultra HD TV commercial display in February earlier this year, and here we are with word that this 105” Curved Ultra HD TV has finally gone on pre-order, sporting a whopping resolution of more than 11 million pixels (5,120 x 2,160) as well as a CinemaScope 21:9 aspect ratio. Also known as the model number 105UC9 TV, where it also delivers an extremely immersive viewer experience that is accompanied by ultra-sharp, lifelike images as well as stunning virtual surround sound.

Read full post →LG 105-Inch Curved Ultra HD TV Pre-Orders Kick Off