Apple launched iMessage in 2011 as a cross-platform messaging service for iOS and Mac users, and since then the service has grown quite a bit. It’s seeing plenty of improvements in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, in fact. But the service hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies for everyone.
As someone that lives in southern Ontario, the birthplace of the BlackBerry makers formerly known as Research in Motion, I have to admit that I am quite disappointed with how quickly the company has faded into irrelevancy in the consumer electronics industry. BlackBerry Assistant is its latest last-ditch effort that is far too late.
People familiar with the matter claim that members of the Rockstar Consortium are looking to sell some of the patents it acquired from bankrupt communications company Nortel. The group paid $4.5 billion in 2011 for this intellectual property.
US President Barack Obama confirmed on Wednesday that he is not allowed to use an iPhone because of security concerns. Instead the president must use an aging, but secure BlackBerry handset, says a report in Security Week.