CrackBerry’s guide to using the Parental Control feature on your BlackBerry smartphone.
As more and more teens start using smartphones, it’s only natural that more and more parents start to worry. With great entry-level devices like the BlackBerry Curve 9360, it’s easier than ever for more users to get into the BlackBerry game. To help ease the pain of setting your child free with a smartphone, the latest round of BlackBerry OS leaks (188.8.131.522) includes a slew of parental control features. When enabled, the device can be limited for incoming calls, location services, text messages, browser use and various other options. These help ensure you know just what your kids are using their phone for and helps give you peace of mind. Keep reading and we’ll take a look at just how easy it is to enable the parental control features on your BlackBerry.
Apple is on a mission to build the thinnest iPhone yet, and the company may break the 8-millimeter mark when it launches its next iPhone later this year. Reports surfaced last week that Apple is looking to utilize a new display technology in its next iPhone that places a panel’s touch sensors inside the color filters rather than above them, allowing the panel to be thinner without sacrificing responsiveness. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the reports are accurate according to AppleInsider, and he believes a thinner battery and a switch from glass to metal for the iPhone’s case could make the next iPhone just 7.9 millimeters thick. BGR exclusively reported late last year that Apple is working on a completely redesigned sixth-generation iPhone with a new antenna system that will launch this coming fall.
Apple’s upcoming entry into the high-definition television space is set to blow the high end of the TV market wide open while current market players continue their struggles to compete on price. Market research firm KAE along with online polling company Toluna recently conducted a survey and determined that 25% of consumers in the United States would purchase a physical Apple television set if the Cupertino-based company launches one. Beyond early consumer interest, however, current TV industry players may have left a gaping hole that will bring Apple billions when it fills the void. Read more
Everything you need to know about setting up, backing up, restoring, and updating your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and managing your iTunes apps, books, music, TV shows, movies, Match, and Photo Stream in the cloud
iCloud is Apple’s online service designed to make managing your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV, and your iTunes content easier and more automatic than ever. Like the name implies, iCloud is based in the “cloud”, which is a trendy way of saying giant data centers filled with servers that you can access from your device over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G internet, wherever you are, whenever you want. It consists of several services that work with the apps on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and with iTunes and a handful of desktop apps on Mac and Windows. Most iCloud services are completely free, although additional storage and services are available for purchase. Read more
Over the past few weeks there have been plenty of talks surrounding the future of RIM and what exactly to do about their current situation. Many reports suggested that RIM was seeking financial council on how to further proceed and today Reuters is reporting they’ve now taken on council from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP to help oversee a potential restructuring plan, possible selling of assets, licensing of patents and joint ventures.
Reports previously suggested that RIM was working with some of the world’s larger carriers to create a system that would open up their network to them, essentially allowing non-BlackBerry devices and their data to be routed through the RIM NOC and offering some of RIM’s added value services to those devices such as BlackBerry Messenger. These ideas were originally brought forth by former Research In Motion co-chief executive Jim Balsillie and said to of have been shot down internally by RIM’s board due to fear of dilution of the BlackBerry brand.
With the news of RIM now taking on council from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP it seems as though those plans may once again be rising from the inside, for better or worse. Realistically, the ideas that Jim Balsillie had weren’t all that bad — they made sense and would certainly help keep RIM from going any further into the red if adopted. Whether or not those plans will be put into action remains a mystery though as RIM may choose a different path.
Microsoft and its partners have seemingly set some very lofty goals for Windows 8. Citing multiple anonymous sources at various unnamed Taiwan-based original device manufacturers, DigiTimes on Wednesday reported that Windows and Intel want top-tier vendor partners to launch an all-out assault on Apple’s iPad. The iPad’s share of the tablet market currently sits at 70% according to the report, but Microsoft and Intel want to push that figure down to 50% by the middle of next year. If earlier reports pan out, devices powered by the Windows 8 platform will begin rolling out early in the fourth quarter this year, and that gives Microsoft and its partners roughly three quarters to steal 20% of Apple’s market share. DigiTimes states that there will be 32 Windows 8 tablets available from various vendors by the end of the year.
I saw this and laughed to myself this morning, this is some inside humor from the tech world. We cringe when we see some peoples computers, it’s full of every piece of software and spyware on the internet because they just can’t seem to say no lol.
Free software has a catch, you don’t work for free do you? Chances are the guy writing that software doesn’t work for free either, so either unless it’s a demo and you have to pay for an upgrade the odds are pretty good they are up to something.
Well windows users, today is the day to point your finger at your mac buddy and smile 🙂
Windows users take alot of flak for the obvious virus problems that Microsoft computers are plagued with, but today it was discovered that there is a massive Mac virus in the wild.
This particular virus has been in the wild since around February, so it just goes to show that it doesn’t take long for a virus to spread even on a Mac platform.
Mac computers are also becoming wildly popular so don’t be surprised if you see more articles like this in the future.
If you are using a Mac, there isn’t alot of options for virus software, but Mcafee, Symantec, F-Protect and others have solutions to keep you safe.
Fortunately for the users who have this virus the removal is quite simple, instructions can be found here.
For more details on the virus Dr.Web has a full publication.
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