10/13/2011, The ongoing BlackBerry outage seems to be the main topic of interest over the past few days (just in time for the release of the iPhone 4S?) and a lot of people are unhappy. RIM is clearly aware of the fact and is doing all it can to solve the problem as soon as possible, but in the meantime all we can do is sit and wait. RIM’s founder and […]
10/13/2011, For those of you affected by the BlackBerry outage that’s been going on this week, RIM’s Chief Information Officier has sent out an email updating its customers on what’s been going on with the service, and what they’re doing to fix it. BBM services seem to be back online in most places, though there’s still a backlog of emails and messages that have yet to be delivered, but overall it […]
09/23/2011, Blockbuster, the once popular video rental service, filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and was snapped up by Dish Network but since then we haven’t heard much about it – until now. Dish Network and Blockbuster has sent out an invitation to the media, informing them about an important announcement that will be happening later today. Taking place in San Francisco at 1PM EST, the event will be related to […]
08/30/2011, While the name “The Pirate Bay” has become synonymous with illegal file-sharing, it looks like its founders are ready to turn over a new leaf with the launch of its new file-hosting service called BayFiles. The service will work similar to MegaUpload/Rapidshare – a service that allows users to upload files for personal storage or sharing purposes, and it will eventually compete with other cloud-storage services like Dropbox. Taking a […]
08/23/2011, Last week, Adobe wrote an interesting blog post discussing about the results of a question it asked its Facebook fans. The company had asked them about how they manage and back up their photo collections, which basically lead to a wave of responses that included answers like backing up on Flickr, stored on external hard disks, and DVDs. It then went on to ask people about whether they have pushed […]
08/11/2011, Redbox, the movie and video game rental service has officially announced its integration with Foursquare, expanding its potential customer base to over 10 million registered Foursquare users. To commemorate the partnership, Redbox will be launching a 10 Days of Deals campaign where Foursquare users who check in at Redbox kiosks will be able to unlock daily discount codes that range from $0.10 to $1.00. The discount codes will be usable […]
08/02/2011, It looks like carriers are hopping onto the mobile payment bandwagon of late. Verizon recently partnered with American Express to bring Serve payment to its customers, and now T-Mobile has just announced that it has partnered with Payfone to launch Direct Carrier Billing. The program will give customers the convenience of purchasing digital content and services using their mobile devices, without having to deal with whipping out their credit cards.
07/15/2011, It was only the other day we announced that Google had traffic information for some countries in Europe, and now it seems that was a short-lived feature. According to a Google Employee on the official Google Maps support forum, Google has decided to shut down its traffic info service for now – at least until it figures a way how to release an improved version of it.
07/13/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you get calls from unknown numbers? You never know whether you should pick them up or you should avoid them. Well, T-Mobile customers now have the option to identify unknown callers, with T-Mobile’s new caller ID service called Name ID. Costing $3.99 a month, the service will allow T-Mobile users to identify who’s calling them even if they don’t have their number saved in […]
07/07/2011, Since Hipscan popped up a few weeks ago to bring QR codes into the limelight, it feels like the black and white boxes are making a comeback. Another company taking advantage of QR codes for its virtual business card service has now surfaced, with an open beta for the public to try out. Called ucardo, the service attempts to bring business cards to a whole new level. ucardo works by […]
06/10/2011, Bad news for all you folks who are using the My Phone Service for Windows Mobile 6.x devices: Microsoft has announced that it will be discontinuing the service this coming summer. In August 7th, My Phone backups will stop, and on October 6th, the My Phone website will be taken offline. Since it’s only June now, you’ve got plenty of time to retrieve all the files that you plan to […]
06/03/2011, Activision has released a FAQ assuring Call of Duty players that the new “Elite” social-networking service will not be taking anything away from the games. It seems that people mistook Activision’s intent to add premium content to the multiplayer COD experience for changing it to a premium-only service. In the six-page long FAQ (viewable here – PDF), they make it very clear that they aren’t taking anything away from the […]
05/25/2011, Do you have a highly desirable car that people are always asking to borrow off you? Wish you could somehow turn that into a business? Well, the folks over at Getaround seem to think you can. They’ve just announced the launch of the Getaround CarKit – an all-in-one device for enabling car owners to safely and easily share their cars (and potentially make money while doing so).
05/17/2011, Google’s music service that was launched last week at the Google I/O event is now finally making its way to the public for testing. Beginning this morning, Verizon Xoom owners have started receiving invitations to join the Google Music Beta. There is no word on when other Android users will be receiving their invites, but at the moment it looks like a Verizon exclusive for now. In case you didn’t […]