Bad news from the realm of crypto currency. According to BitCoin developers, the notion of Bitcoin is dead, as it is controlled by "Bitcoin" miners and many exchanges have gone under.
For the first time ever, online sales during this past holiday season were greater than sales from brick and mortar establishments. Leo says that while it's not surprising that more people are shopping online, it is surprising that it took this long for more people to embrace it than shopping in a physical store.
Just in time for Christmas, if you're planning on getting a drone for the holidays, chances are you're going to have to register it with the FAA. The new rule, which will require most drones to be registered, whether new or old, comes with a potential fine of $250,000 and 3 years in jail for those who fail to comply.
BlackBerry is releasing the new BlackBerry Priv, which will run Android and have a slide down keyboard that BlackBerry fans have come to know and love. Leo says that while this could indicate a renaissance for BlackBerry, he isn't holding out much hope that it will save the company long term.
Leo says that he's seen stories about Black Friday fights breaking out around the globe, chiefly in Great Britain, as people fight over low priced deals on last year's stuff. But don't forget, Cyber Monday is coming. Did you get a great deal yesterday? Here's one ... Amazon is offering unlimited cloud storage for a year for $5.
Leo picked up the iPad Pro yesterday, and serendipitously, the Apple store was out of the iPad keyboard. So he picked up the Logitech Create keyboard and he likes it far better. Leo likes it because it has dedicated iOS keys, a backlit keyboard, and doesn't need to be charged because it magnetically connects to the iPad's power. But he's not really sure you're going to want it because it makes the iPad Pro 3 pounds! Leo wonders why Apple didn't just make the MacBook Pro a touch screen. But if you want the ability to turn your tablet into a 13" laptop, this is definitely the way to go.
UPDATE: After erasing the Nexus 6P and starting fresh, the issue has been resolved and the phone is running normally.
Leo got the Google Nexus 6P, and while he had high hopes for the latest Nexus phone, he finds it very disappointing.
According to a recent Pew survey, nearly 86% of all users have a smartphone phone and 45% have a tablet, pointing to mobility dominating the computer industry. 75% have a desktop computer, and 50% have a gaming console. Tablet use has grown from 15% to nearly 50%, but that growth has flattened. eBook readers are also plummeting in sales.
HP has split off into two separate companies. HP Ink will handle the consumables like printers and ink, and HP Enterprises will handle the business side of things with Enterprise applications.
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Word is that Log Me In bought Last Pass and Leo says that it casts some doubt on whether Last Pass will be able to remain the password vault he trusts. Only time will tell.