Articles by John Callaham

T-Mobile and Sprint revamp unlimited data plans, but they're not necessarily cheaper

T-Mobile is launching new plans on September 6 that will offer unlimited voice and LTE high-speed data starting at $70 a month. However, these new plans could actually be higher for some customers that make the switch.

BlackBerry brings its Hub and other apps to more Android phones with Hub+ suite

BlackBerry has announced the launch of the BlackBerry Hub+ suite of Android apps, which will be made available with a new software licensing program for mobile devices.

Google Apps' new Android notifications for device activations are better than emails

Google Apps is rolling out a new feature to Android accounts that sends direct notifications to users when a new device is activated. This additional security feature has been found to be more effective than sending out emails.

BlackBerry's Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform now available on Microsoft Azure

BlackBerry has announced another partnership with Microsoft that will see the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform made available on the Microsoft Azure cloud service.

Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 hopes to protect your phone from longer drops

Corning has revealed Gorilla Glass 5, the next version of the company's smartphone display glass. Corning claims that phones with Gorilla Glass 5 will survive being dropped from up to 1.6 meters 80% of the time.

Verizon ups prices and data on monthly plans, introduces Carryover Data and more

Verizon has announced a number of new features and services for its customers starting on July 7. They include new monthly plans with more data at higher prices, along with "Carryover Data", which will allow customers to take any unused data from the previous month and move it to the next month.

AT&T customers can claim free movie ticket as part of new rewards program

AT&T has officially started its new rewards program by offering all of its post-paid wirelss customers a free movie ticket if they buy one for a Tuesday showing at an AMC or Regal movie theater.

Facebook's latest News Feed change will prioritize posts from friends

Facebook has announced it will be making more changes for its News Feed in the coming weeks. Posts from friends that Facebook users care about most will be placed higher in the News Feed with this change.

Speakers, partners and panel topics revealed for 2016 BlackBerry Security Summit

Some of the speakers, partners and panel topics have been revealed for the upcoming 2016 BlackBerry Security Summit. The event will be held on July 19 in New York City.

BlackBerry teams up with Emtek to help expand its BBM business

BlackBerry has announced a new partnership with Indonesia-based Emtek to help expand the consumer BBM business. The specific financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Mobile World Congress Americas to launch in the U.S. in September 2017

The GSMA group, which runs the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, is teaming up with CTIA to launch Mobile World Congress Americas. It will be held September 12-14, 2017 in San Francisco and will replace the CTIA Super Mobility show beginning that year. The 2016 show will still be held on September 7-9 in Las Vegas.

Instagram is now used by 500 million people

Instagram has announced that the popular social network is now used by 500 million people, and that a majority of those folks access it every day.

Bluetooth 5 will double the speed, quadruple the range of its predecessor

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have announced the details of Bluetooth 5. The next version of the wireless hardware standard will have double the speeds and four times the range of Bluetooth 4,

T-Mobile adds PBS, YouTube Gaming and more to its Binge On service

T-Mobile has added more media streaming partners to its Binge On service, which allows its customers to access those partners on the carrier's network with no impact on their data plans.

BlackBerry Security Summit 2016 confirmed for July 19 in New York City

The 2016 edition of the BlackBerry Security Summit has been confirmed (it was a save the date previously) and will be held on July 19 in at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

QNX announces Platform for Instrument Clusters for cars

BlackBerry's QNX subsidiary has announced its Platform for Instrument Clusters, which is designed to display both traditional and new instrument information in cars.

WatchDox by BlackBerry Email Protector will help businesses keep attachments secure

BlackBerry has announced a new enterprise software product, WatchDox by BlackBerry Email Protector. It's been designed to help businesses secure files sent via email.

BlackBerry continues to add enterprise software features for Good Secure EMM Suites

BlackBerry has announced it is making more progress into integrating enterprise software features into its Good Secure EMM Suites, including BES12, Good Dynamics and WatchDox.

T-Mobile is not currently selling the BlackBerry Priv on its site

T-Mobile has confirmed that the carrier is "not currently" selling the BlackBerry Priv on its site, less than six months after it began sales of the Android-based smartphone.

The new Developer Hero Program will help showcase BlackBerry 10 apps

BlackBerry has announced the Developer Hero Program. It's been designed to showcase new BlackBerry 10 apps by featuring them on BlackBerry World and promoting them on social media.