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BlackBerry Passport review: For every benefit, there’s a compromise

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This isn’t a straight-forward review. If it was any other phone, I’d set it up, connect my usual accounts and go about my business of using it as much as possible, as with any review. However, and while this isn’t going to be a long moan about a lack of apps, I can’t do that with the Passport. Nor do I work for an organization tied to BlackBerry’s BES services either, so there’s no chance to test out things like BlackBerry Balance or corporate email; for all intents and purposes, I’m a pretty average consumer user in this scenario. That’s…

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Foursquare’s Swarm iOS app gets mayor leaderboards for every check-in, easier sharing and more

Foursquare today released an update to its Swarm app for iOS that now shows mayor leaderboards amongst your friends on every check-in. The app also now includes easier sharing to Facebook and Twitter, faster and more accurate check-ins, and photos from venues. Swarm launched in May in an effort by Foursquare to splinter off check-ins into a standalone app and reserve the main Foursquare app for location discovery. The company also moved to distance itself from the gamification features for which it had become known. For instance, mayorships are now competed within circles of friends, rather than service-wide.      …

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Samsung Gear Live review: Finally a smartwatch you could wear every day

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For what seems like forever, companies have been telling us that wearables are here to stay and trying to sell them to the public in all types of crazy forms but nothing has really stuck. We’ve seen everything from fitness bands to smartwatches but nobody has managed to convince us that we need to wear something on our wrists all the time. That may have finally changed when Google announced its Android Wear platform last week at I/O, the company’s annual developer event. I saw the company unveil the platform first hand and have spent the week using the Gear Live as I travel…

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