BlackBerry's shares moving to the New York Stock Exchange on October 16th

In what can be interpreted as another sign of BlackBerry’s turnaround, the company announced today that it is moving the listing of the company’s shares from NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange. The switch will take place on October 16th and the company’s symbol will change from the current BBRY to BB. This should make BlackBerry more visible to the investor community.

The announcement comes days after BlackBerry reported a net profit of 5 cents a share for its fiscal second quarter. Unlike the company’s glory days, the company no longer manufactures handsets. Instead, BlackBerry licenses …


Results: would you buy a discounted phone if the retailer uses it to serve you regular ads in exchange?

Amazon’s Prime exclusive phones have been a hot topic last week. With the Nokia 6 added to its roster, the discounted phones got a bit more attention than usual and had users asking themselves “Would I go for this deal?”.

Prime phones are usually midrangers, which you can buy at a $30 – $180 discount, depending on the phone, but there’s a catch. If you get one of these devices, you will also have to endure Amazon ads and offers popping up on your lockscreen at all times. That’s right, no more pictures of your dog or your cousin’s toddler — your lockscreen is now Amazon’s personal “your …

22,000 people unwittingly agree to clean toilets in exchange for Wi-Fi service

Does anybody really read the long-winded terms of service agreements that mobile users often have to agree to in order to use certain features on apps or websites? Usually, this requires reading (or pretending to read) paragraphs that could put an insomniac to sleep, followed by tapping on a box  to indicate acceptance of the terms. A British company called Purple wanted to prove that nobody reads these terms, so it devised an interesting experiment.

Purple happens to provide Wi-Fi hotspots for Legoland, Outback Steakhouse and Pizza Express. In order to see if anyone reads the TOS conditions, …

Would you buy a discounted phone if the retailer uses it to serve you regular ads in exchange?

Amazon’s Prime exclusive phones have been quite the topic this week. There are a couple of reasons behind this. For one, Nokia 6 has been added to the roster and we all know that this brand evokes quite a lot of feelings in phone fans. Secondly, Prime phones, usually midrangers, come with a nice discount — from $30 to $180 off, depending on the model.

Of course, there is a catch. If you get a bargain on a Prime exclusive phone, you will also have to endure Amazon ads and offers popping up on your lockscreen at all times. That’s right, no more pictures of your dog …

Nokia and Xiaomi sign a mystery patent exchange agreement, hint at future partnership in AR and VR tech

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you might have heard a fresh rumor that upcoming Nokia devices could be equipped with a Xiaomi-designed Surge chipset. But this isn’t the only recent piece of news regarding Xiaomi and Nokia, as the two companies have just announced a strategic partnership, consisting of the latter licensing a number of patents to the former, buying others, the two collaborating on building network equipment, and also opening up to the possibility of future partnerships in areas such as augmented and virtual reality.

…Which is a completely misleading …

Samsung refuses to exchange a faulty S7 edge unless the owner signs a non-disclosure agreement

There’s less than a day remaining until the official Galaxy S8 reveal, but Samsung has still managed to shoot itself in the foot at the last minute: a Singaporean man was recently denied a replacement to his faulty Galaxy S7 edge unless he waived his rights to publicly criticize Samsung, including in complaints posted to social media. Or in other words, the company appears to be extorting its customers so as not to repeat the Note 7 fiasco, by essentially threatening to sue people who sign the NDA and then complain about receiving a defective phone.

The story began on February …

Google adds support for Exchange tasks in Gmail app for Android

Google raised the size limit for received emails in Gmail to 50MB, but that’s not the only improvement those using the application will be getting in the coming days.

The search giant announced that after it has added support for Exchange accounts in Gmail app for Android, it’s now bringing additional improvements to allow users to take advantage of both their work and personal business.

Starting this week, Google will roll out support for Exchange tasks in Gmail for Android. As the name suggests, the new feature will allow users to synchronize their tasks with Exchange. Moreover, …