2. CrackBerry — Savings galore
The week was all about deals, sales and updates. BlackBerry reduced pricing on the BlackBerry Passport, kicked off an app sale within BlackBerry World and released a new security update for ShopBlackBerry purchased Priv devices.
3. iMore — All the reviews!
Apple’s “Let us Loop you in” event happened on Monday, and as expected we got the new 4-inch iPhone SE, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new colors, and a woven nylon fabric, for Apple Watch bands. We also got iOS 9.3 and updates to all the other operating systems, an something unexpected — CareKit, which will hopefully do for outpatient care what ResearchKit has done for studies. More on all of that in the weeks to come!
4. Windows Central — We can’t have nice things
Microsoft was in the news again this week but for reasons it would rather avoid. The company tried to do a good thing by launching Tay AI a fun, interactive ‘bot that users can play with to help forward the artificial intelligence crazy. In less than 24 hours, however, the internet ruined a good thing by turning the AI into a racist, bigoted monster and Redmond had to shut the AI down. Microsoft is set to fix the bot before it returns to the human swamp sometime in the future.
New data suggests that around half of all active Windows Phones could, theoretically, upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. However, that number is likely to be actually lower due to carriers, regional delays, or users not taking the free over-the-air update.
We also compared the Surface 3 to the new, smaller, iPad Pro in terms of specs and features to see which would come out on top.
Microsoft is reversing course and will release a universal Windows Skype client to mobile and PC users