Mobile News – September 2015
18 Sep 2015
Apple Introduces The iPhone 6s And iPhone 6s Plus. Blackberry acquired Good technologies; dangerous ransomware is ravaging the US; your smartwatch could be spying on you and Apple makes the stylus popular again. For these and other tech news for this month, read on.
Mergers and AcquisitionsBlackberry has finally acquired one of its main competitors, Good Technology. For $245m, mobile device management space now belongs to Blackberry. Expect the acquisition to be completed by this November with Blackberry expecting profits of about $160m every year.
Apple Introduces The iPhone 6s And iPhone 6s PlusApple introduces the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus With 3D Touch. If you live in the UK, you can now get the latest details on the iPhone 6s including the release dates, new features and prices. You can also access information on contracts, deals and how to preorder.
Steve Jobs once dismissed the stylus or pencil as unnecessary for use with Apple gadgets and praised the finger as the most effective and precise pointing device. It seems Apple has changed its mind after Steve left us. Now you can buy an Apple Pencil that has low latency and high precision.
Apple finally launched the capacity of 16 GB at the minimum, but only naïve mobile users will be excited by that. What the company is not saying is that you have to invest more money to get a device with larger storage capacity.
SecurityAndroid users in the US stand warned of the rapid spread of ransomware that can lock one from the devices. While such software is not available on Google Play, it is spread through third party forums.
Your smartwatch may be spying on you when you are typing! The gyroscope and accelerometer on your watch can sell you out to hackers. If you have to wear it while typing, learn other strategies of avoiding tech spies.
Mobile WalletsSeptember 10, 2015 witnessed the launching of Android Pay by Google. This tech behemoth is leaving nothing to chance as it seeks to create a niche for itself in the mobile wallet world. If you have been using Google Wallet, expect a software update to Android Pay which has more features and capabilities.
SoftwareBeginning September 16, 2015, you can access iOS 9 with all its unique features. This upgrade is available for iPhone and iPad users. Expect more apps and greater functionality.
New Unlock Services AvailableYou can unlock the released iPhone 6S and 6S Plus with us. Unlocking services available:
UK: Three, Asda, EE, T-Mobile, Orange, O2, Tesco Mobile, Talk Mobile
Australia: Telstra, Three, Optus, Virgin, Vodafone
USA: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
Canada: Bell Mobility, Sasktel, Solo Mobile, Telus Mobility, Virgin Mobile
Ireland: Three, O2, Tesco Mobile, Vodafone Eircell
Canada: Fido, Rogers