Archives for October 2013

The Cross Platform Messaging War Wages On, WhatsApp vs BBM Continue Bashing One Another

Since BBM launched for all, there has been back and forth banter between WhatsApp and BBM fans. More specifically the Facebook WhatsApp page is a fan page and doesn’t belong to WhatsApp. But the fans are raging hard against BBM anyway. They used Batman to get their point across, suggesting that BlackBerry is “dead.” And […]

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Magic4Square Gets Updated

This is the first update for Magic4Square and they’ve done quite a bit the first time around. It is now at v1.1.0. The app was only launched in September but the developer has put a lot more into it since then. Magic4Square is the FourSquare client app, that automatically checks into the regular spots you […]

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Australian Transport Safety Bureau upgrades BlackBerry smartphones, migrates to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 for top security and productivity

Field and management personnel save costs and boost efficiency with secure, real-time data sharing of critical evidence on BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30 smartphones SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwired – Oct. 31, 2013) – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) today announced that Australia’s national transport safety investigator, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), has migrated to BlackBerry’s leading Enterprise Mobility […]

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FAA to Allow Airlines to Expand Use of Personal Electronics

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Due to differences among fleets and operations, the implementation […]

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Will the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 be available on November 20th?

If you have been waiting for a very high-end BlackBerry Z10 then your wait is almost over! The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982  is currently rumored to be released on November 20th, this according to a couple BlackBerry reps at an event in Dubai where Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 driver was on hand. Again this is […]

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Aerize Lockpic – First Headless App for BlackBerry 10

Aerize chalks up another BlackBerry first, with the release of the first ever headless app for BlackBerry 10; Aerize Lockpic enables separate home and lock screen images, with headless app support now fully in the background. Previously, BlackBerry 10 apps could only simulate background processing as active frames, if the app closed, background processing stopped. […]

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Get All The BBM Emoticons On Your Iphone Or Android BBM

BlackBerry users already know about all the available emoticons or special characters for BBM. The BBM for all that was launched for the Iphone and Android does not have the whole set. There are a number of them missing. The guide below seems to fill the gap of the missing ones. Read on for instructions […]

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WhatsApp Updated, Add Account Manangement Features

Whatsapp Messenger for BlackBerry 10 application has been updated and added in a few additions such as account management features. WhatsApp is a cross-platform smartphone messenger available for BlackBerry and 4 other major handsets. WhatsApp Messenger utilizes your existing internet data plan to help you stay in touch with friends, colleagues and family. Download WhatsApp […]

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BlackBerry’s Latest Beta Testing Is A Carbonite Pocket Case

This is something new. BlackBerry has been doing the beta testing through their Beta Zone for a long time now but always software like apps not something physical. The beta test now, is for a case for the BlackBerry Z30. The case is called BlackBerry Carbonite Pocket. Beta Zone users were sent an invite to […]

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QuickPost Updated, Adds QuickerPost and Auto Minimize

QuickPost is one of the best applications I have used on my BlackBerry when it comes to my social networks, QuickPost allows you to type once and post across multiple accounts quickly and easily. QuickPost recognizes the accounts already on your device, so no setup is required. Built from the ground up using Cascades, QuickPost […]

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CascaRun Sports Tracker Update, Audio Feedback Added In

I stay active and love a good run and a goody that I have been using lately is CascaRun Sports Tracker, and it has been updated with a great missing feature Audio Feedback has been added in. CascaRun is a native Sports Tracking application optimized for BlackBerry 10 devices which provides a user-friendly and powerful […]

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You Can Now Order A Z30 Through Rogers Online

As promised, Rogers is now selling the BlackBerry Z30 on their website. As you recall, they weren’t planning on selling the phone originally. No, they were quite content with their current BlackBerry lineup. That angered a lot of people. The backlash it created made Rogers reconsider their position on selling the phone, so here we […]

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BBM Channels Updated to v10.2.20.68 in the Beta Zone – BB 10.2 Users get black theme!!

BlackBerry has released an update to BBM Channels in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This update brings the version number to v10.2.20.68. You can download the update OTA by using the BlackBerry 10 Beta Zone application or by heading over to the BlackBerry Beta Zone Website. Spread the word out about BBM on iPhone and Android […]

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App Wednesday Powered by BlackBerry

It is that time of the week where BlackBerry puts their list together for the top applications and games for the week! Check out the list below and let us know what you think about the applications in the comments. Highlights of the Week: Fans of hit shows such as The Big Bang Theory, How […]

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NCG Banco Chooses BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to Manage BYOD Environment

MADRID, SPAIN–(Marketwired – Oct. 30, 2013) – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that NCG Banco, one of Spain’s leading banks, has chosen BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 as the company’s single Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. Mobile technology is rapidly evolving and the need to support multiple operating systems and personal devices on corporate networks is increasingly […]

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Don’t Like The BBM Action Bar? Here’s How To Get Rid Of It

For those on Android and Iphone who are still getting used to BBM may not know how to get rid of that pesky BBM action bar. Why is it such a problem? It takes up quite a bit of screen real estate. On the home page of BBM, it shows your contacts on the left. […]

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Don’t Worry Ads For BBM Are Only Going To Be On BBM Channels

And not all throughout BBM like BGR says. Some people… err sites are hell bent on making BlackBerry sound bad. Or maybe they just assume the worst, or perhaps they just misunderstood. Well we are here to dispel the rumors about BBM going full on advertising, because it is not. Nope. Only the BBM Channels […]

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Is Facebook The Latest Company Interested In Buying BlackBerry?

Facebook is the latest company to consider a purchase of BlackBerry. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that executives from BlackBerry actually met up with Facebook last week. This was to ‘last week to gauge interest in potential bid.’ Facebook is just another company added to the long list of potential buyers. I think they […]

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Ingram Micro Mobility and BlackBerry Announce Distribution Agreement in Latin America

In recent weeks, BlackBerry has made a number of announcements, including the launch of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS which to date has 20 million new active users, and the BlackBerry 10.2 OS update for BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones. In addition to these recent innovations, global companies like KMPG Italy, The National Police of Colombia […]

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Check out the #BBM4ALL van in the UK!

The BBM team in the UK have taking to the streets to spread the love for BBM! They are using a very decked out van with BBM symbols all over it! It is a great opputunity to learn more about BBM and to spread the word about BBM going cross platform. The image below come […]

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