BBM Beta Introduced Times Messages and Message Retraction


There are times when you wish you could just retract the messages you sent to anyone. Blackberry recently revealed that it will bring two new features to BBM in the coming weeks, which also includes message retraction.

The second feature is timed messages, which allows users to send messages which will disappear after a specific amount of time set by the users.

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Chinese Carrier enlarges the pockets of iPhone 6 Plus customers

Chinese CarrierIt’s always nice when a company goes the extra mile for it’s customers. A carrier in China is offering customers who purchase the iPhone 6 Plus a pocket enlargement service. Because many need larger pockets to rock that new extra large iPhone.

So customers can get the pockets on their pants enlarged so that they’re big enough to comfortably accommodate the iPhone 6 Plus. It might even help with the bending issue we have been hearing about when the iPhone 6 Plus is in tight pockets.
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The FCC says that 50% of wireless 911 calls are butt-dials

butt dialAfter visiting several 911-emergency call centers in New York and Alaska, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Reilly determined that 911 misdials from wireless numbers are a real problem. About 70% of all emergency calls come from wireless phones, and of that number, half were the result of misdials due to the phone being jostled around in a purse, or squished under a butt. This is up from about 20% only a few years ago.

O’Reilly thinks this means that as many as 84 million misdialed calls are made to 911 every year. That is more than 230,000 per day. An insane number. Some might say that this poses a threat to public health, especially in busy emergency systems like New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. It may prevent those who need it from getting real help in time.
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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Hands On (Photos)

Huawei Ascend Mate 7

We just got our hands on the new Huawei Ascend Mate smartphone, and have some hands on photos of Huawei’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7.

The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 comes with some impressive specifications, the handset features a 6 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the display on the handset is impressive with bright colors.

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Sony’s PS4 Remote Play May Come To Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet

PS4 Remote Play

Earlier this year, Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 Remote Play, which currently exclusive to the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact.

However, it seems the PS4 Remote Play may launch come with support for existing Xperia devices too. Sony inadvertently confirmed this via their Xperia Lounge app, which mentions confirms that Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet will get PS4 Remote Play functionality upon its launch in November later this year.

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Samsung Gear S To Have Its Own Plan on Sprint (Rumor)

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S was announced ahead of the IFA 2014, and is a little different from most of the smartwatches available in the market. The wearable comes with a SIM card slot, which makes a standalone device which can receive and make calls without the need of a smartphone.

Such a device also deserves to get its own plan on carriers, and it seems it will. The folks at Phandroid managed to obtain an internal Sprint document detailing the Gear S service plan.

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Nexus Player Pulled From Google Play Store, Pending FCC Approval

Nexus Player

Yesterday, Google Nexus 9 and Nexus Player went up for pre-orders in the Google Play Store, but it seems the Nexus Player is now pulled by Google from the online store, listing it as ‘out of inventory.’ Many thought it sold out from the Google Play store since Google was offering a $20  Play credit if you pre-order from the US or Canada.

However, it appears that’s not the case. Google has mentioned at the bottom of the page that Nexus Player is currently pending approval from the FCC, and will not be available until it gets a go ahead from the Federal Communications Commission.

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