The Digest: Uber dodges regulators… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apps, BlackBerry, Broadband, Cryptocurrencies, Internet, Samsung, The Digest, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Uber dodges "covert" transport regulators by blocking mobile phones | Cnet "State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service." Bitcoin value plummets as mining is no…

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Blackberry Classic comes to Carphone Warehouse from today

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Carphone Warehouse has announced that from today it is selling the Blackberry's big comeback phone. The Blackberry Classic is an attempt by the beleaguered Canadian company to follow in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, and revive its career after being mostly thought of as a relic of years gone by. Whilst it features modern conveniences…

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Boeing and Blackberry reportedly creating a “self-destructing phone”

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If there's one brand you probably don't want to associate with the words "self-destructing", it is probably Boeing - but that doesn't seem to have stopped the company from partnering with Blackberry to develop a super secure phone. According to The Telegraph, the phone will be designed for government agencies that need high levels of…

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The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft, Motoring, Piracy, Sony, The Digest 1 Comment

Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

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The Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

Stuart O'Connor Apple, BlackBerry, Broadband, Computers, Cryptocurrencies, Daily Tech Roundup, Gadgets, Internet, Microsoft Leave a Comment

Industry rumours suggest Lenovo is looking to expand its smartphone operations by buying BlackBerry, says a report at ExpertReviews: "The rumours boosted share prices for BlackBerry this week, a much needed increase following lukewarm reception to the company's Passport smartphone earlier in the year. BlackBerry handsets used to be widely used by business…

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Blackberry Q20 looks familiar in leaked photos

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Images of Blackberry's latest offering has appeared on China's Weibo network (think Twitter but with more state censorship) and it looks... rather familiar. The Blackberry Q20 is to be part of the company's recovery strategy. After having a disastrous few years, the company is gambling that some mobile users would prefer the familiarity of a…

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