Is it over for BlackBerry? With the announcement that its $5-billion deal led by Fairfax Financial Holdings has fallen through, it’s hard to see a route back to viability for the once-dominant brand. But the game is not over yet. There is still an intensely loyal core group of BlackBerry users who do not want to give up the traditional keyboard. With the right deal, another manufacturer could leverage the real value that still exists in the BlackBerry brand. The final chapter in the BlackBerry story is yet to be written. Read more.
It is if you want a super-thin, ultra-light tablet with a speedy 64-bit A7 processor. The Apple iPad Air is now available for ordering from Grudi Associates. It starts at $629.99. Shipping starts after November 11, 2013. If you want something more compact, the new 7.9 inch iPad Mini with Retina display is a great option. It will be available for ordering soon. Contact Grudi Associates to order the iPad Air. Read about the benefits of using tablets in your business.
There’s no doubt that the new Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini are meaningful upgrades from the earlier versions, though they don’t include any dramatic new features. They are mostly refinements of previous models. They are well work examining. Read more.
As frequently occurs with new software and hardware releases, iPhone 4 users have reported problems when upgrading to Apple’s new iOS 7. The problems stem from the fact that the iPhone 4 has a 512 MB RAM processor, single CPU, while the iPhone 5c has a 1 GB RAM processor with a dual core CPU. Updating to iOs7 will cause a variety of issues, from slow operation and delayed connection to towers, to a 50% reduction in battery time and the inability to handle some applications, including the Safari browser. The answer? Upgrade your phone before going to iOS 7. Contact us to upgrade.
Imaging the disappointment. After all those months of anticipation and waiting, you finally download iOS 7 for your iPhone or iPad, only to find out that it can’t connect with your company’s VPN or use some of its applications. That’s what some users have experienced. Before taking the leap to iOS 7, check with your IT department to make sure that your business networks and applications are iOS 7-compatible. Read more about upgrading.