All the news that fits won't print as the New York Times closes its BlackBerry 10 app next month

BlackBerry and its faithful had high hopes for BlackBerry 10. After all, the company that developed the operating system, QNX, received high marks for its work on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. BlackBerry was so impressed that it bought the company and had it get right to work on its next-gen operating system for smartphones, later dubbed BlackBerry 10. While the gesture based OS shared some of its capabilities with webOS, and there were some who loved the software, the hardware was a let down for many.

Instead of offering top-shelf handsets to compete with Apple and Samsung, BlackBerry …


Check out Apple's new ad for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but don't miss the fine print

Apple’s latest ad for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is interesting if you keep your eyes on the fine print at the bottom of the screen. For example, the commercial shows the new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the iPhone getting splashed by water. In fine print on the bottom of the screen, Apple reminds you that liquid damage is not covered under the warranty for either phone. We also get to see the two handsets charging wirelessly on an AirPower mat. And while any wireless charger using the Qi platform will currently work, the ad tells us that the AirPower mat and software will be available …

New Samsung Galaxy S8 print teaser surfaces

This morning, Samsung revealed a new teaser for the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the form of a poster. In Korean, the poster reads “Completion and a New Start,” perhaps making a statement about last year’s issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The image on the teaser shows a person standing next to a smartphone shaped door. Outer Space beckons through the portal, with various planets and meteors making it through the door.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ should be unveiled on March 29th in New York City (which is March 30th in Korea thanks to the time difference). Pre-orders should …