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Blackberry's unique and attractive product BBM is reportedly being developed for iPhone and Android devices. All of my friends own Blackberrys and always brag about how their phone is better because they have the instant messaging app. Reports from the BoyGeniusReport say Blackberry is developing it for more than just the exclusive Blackberry owners. What's motivating Blackberry to do this? Well they believe that BBM is so unique, Android and iPhone users will switch over to the Blackberry once they get hooked. I highly doubt it. I would definitely use BBM on my iPhone just to connect with all of my friends, but I do not think that it would cause me to ditch my iPhone. What do you think? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
iPhone 5 rumors already!
Case manufacturers in China are reporting Apple has sent them measurements of the new iPhone 5 so that they can start designing cases. Supposedly the iPhone 5 will be released in June. So what do the measurements tell us? Well they are saying iPhone 5 is going to be wider and a tad longer. This makes sense because new smart phones are tending to be larger. A larger screen makes for a better experience all over. Games are better, social networking and especially watching video on a larger screen is always good. Rumours say the iPhone screen is going to increase from 3.5 inches to 3.75 inches — a pretty good upgrade. I really hope the rumours are true because I think bigger equals better.
History of Computer Viruses
Mashable put out an interesting infographic showing all of the computer viruses of the past. Let's recap: Happy 99 was the first email virus of all time in 1999. The virus emailed "Happy New Year 1999" to all your address book contacts. The virus did no damage. Love Letter was a computer worm that broke millions of hearts in 2000. It overwrote crucial files on your PC and spread via email. It originated in the Philippines and was one of the biggest outbreaks of all time. Fizzer was the first virus designed to make money in 2003. It arrived as an infected attachment in email, then attacked your address book and forced your contacts to send spam. StuxNet was created in 2010 in Israel and took more than 10 years to create. It impaired the ability of a centrifuge to enrich uranium while providing no monetary gain. It was so complex, people believe a government had to have made it. I thought this was a really cool infographic and hope you enjoyed the viruses I highlighted.
Social Media Explained
This has to be one of the most true and funny internet pictures I've seen. It basically mocks the most popular social networks Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and more. The picture explains it all.
Microsoft's Zune dead. Zune?
It's final, it's over. Microsoft attempted to enter in the MP3 player market a few years back with its product Zune. It was a great product, but it just had poor marketing and bad timing. It was developed at the same time the iPod was soaring to the top. A lot of people don't know what a MP3 player is, but they sure can identify an iPod. The brand iPod has become a noun like like Kleenex and Jello. That was what Microsoft was up against. They released the Zune at exactly the wrong time. This week Microsoft put a stop to the bleeding by cancelling the manufacturing of Zunes. While some people are sad, because the product was actually quite good, it just couldn't compete with Apple's iPod. So salute, wave, say good bye; the Zune is officially dead. Congrats to Apple.