BlackBerry may cut up to 40 percent of its workforce, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The company will look to cut across different departments and the trimming may occur in different phases, the Journal reported, citing anonymous sources. BlackBerry had 12,700 employees as of March.
The company declined to comment specifically on the report.
"We will not comment on rumors and speculation. As previously stated, we are in the second phase of our transformation plan," said a representative. "Organizational moves will continue to occur to ensure we have the right people in the right roles … Read more
BlackBerry's messenger service may finally cross the platform bridge in the next few days.
BlackBerry Messenger is reportedly set to make its debut on Android this Friday, and become available on Apple's App Store as soon as Saturday, according to BlackBerry news site CrackBerry.
It's been a bit of a wait since BlackBerry announced in May that its messenger service would be made available across different mobile operating systems. By going cross platform, BlackBerry hopes to compete against services such as WhatsApp, which boasts more than 300 million users.
A BlackBerry representative declined to comment on the … Read more
BlackBerry hasn't thrown in the towel yet.
The Z30, which was previously known as the BlackBerry A10 when it was in development, and which CEO Thorsten Heins has alluded to, is the company's newest flagship smartphone, occupying the tier above the Z10 and Q10.
Our coverage of the 2013 Frankfurt auto show is just about wrapping up. Some of the highlights included the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder making a brilliant, record-breaking debut, BMW bringing back some serious sporty intentions with the 4 Series, and Nissan unveiling one of its newest concepts, a smartwatch. And while cars, both production and concept, were the obvious main attraction, nothing could prepare us for Smart's electric bicycle.
Join us on a video tour of some of the hottest sights from the show.
The thing about portable hard drives is, they're awesome. They're slim and travel-friendly, and they're powered by USB so you don't have to worry about finding an outlet. Too bad they usually come at a premium.
Not today: For a limited time, and while supplies last, OfficeMax has the Toshiba Canvio Basics 750GB USB 3.0 portable hard drive for $39.99 shipped (plus tax). Price if purchased directly from Toshiba: $64.99.
Update: Well, dang, I hate it when I'm right about this: the drive has already sold out. Some things are just too … Read more
Viscomsoft's Free GIF Effect Application is the sort of descriptive name we like to see in this day and age where you can't tell your bank from your health insurer by name. This Web-based freeware applies effects to animated GIFs; everything from basic blurring, grayscale, and pixelating to special effects like Old Movies and Birthday. It also zooms, rotates, and resizes GIFs and makes it easy to post them online or share them through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Free GIF Effect Application supports a wide range of interface languages and Windows editions, too; from 98 to … Read more
Miro Video Converter for Mac's clean interface makes it easy to convert any video file into other formats for use on a broad range of media devices. It's a basic freeware option that works well for a variety of formats and devices.
After installation Miro Video Converter for Mac opens to a clean interface with intuitive controls. The main menu features basic options to open video files and includes a useful Help file. Users may import video files by opening them through the main menu or by dragging and dropping them into the interface. The program's main … Read more
Change Hidden iTunes Preferences for Mac is an excellent application for customizing Apple's media software. Despite its utility, novice Mac users may have trouble with its slightly complicated installation process.
After downloading, Change Hidden iTunes Preferences for Mac opens up as a disk image with detailed installation instructions. While comprehensive, it requires users to open hidden folders, create new ones, and drag the application's scripts into them. This could be too complicated for some early Mac users. The instructions did work, though, with the application's scripts becoming visible in the drop-down menus in iTunes. Once clicked, an … Read more
Postcard Maker Free is designed to create digital postcards that you can then share with your friends or family via a number of social networks. As a result it has quite a few options, all of which are useful, but because of a mediocre interface and some small performance issues, it never quite overcomes its limitations to become an app you'll want to use more than a couple of times.
Upon initial installation you can start making postcards right away, but there is no tutorial walking you through any of the steps involved in doing so. It sounds simple: … Read more