Monthly Archive for December, 2011Page 4 of 5

10 Must-Have Games for Your BlackBerry PlayBook (+5 Honorable Mentions)

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The PlayBook is shaping up to be a great gaming device. The form factor makes it portable and there are a few companies like Gameloft and EA pumping out some quality content. With support for Marmalade and Unity, there are some cool indie games hitting the PlayBook as well. For all the hate that the PlayBook gets, from a BlackBerry user perspective it’s great to have such complementary devices. Some people would carry a BlackBerry for work and an iPhone for play, and now you have a BlackBerry and a PlayBook. They go together nicely. So to fill your gaming time, here are 10 games you must have.
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RPost Launches Secure Email App With Free Trial

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RPost is a new BlackBerry app/service that has extended its Registered Email services to bring secure email messaging to BlackBerry email regardless of where it’s accessed. The app seeks to reproduce the tightly integrated email app on BlackBerry and permits users to scroll up one position on the menu to “Send Registered” email messages. Presumably, this app is geared towards the BIS users to provide them with encrypted email.
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Add Vintage Effects to Your Photos with LensBoost by MBLWare

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LensBoost is a new app by MBLWare that gives your pics a vintage look and then lets you share them with your friends over Twitter, Facebook, and BBM. The app differentiates itself from others on the market by offering a clean UI as well as unique vintage filters/frames. The app also lets you apply these filters to full sized images without the need to crop.
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RIM Not Named in Class-Action Lawsuit Against Carrier IQ, Manufacturers and Carriers

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Recently, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Carrier IQ, manufacturers and carriers. The defendants in the case include Apple, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Samsung and Motorola but does not include RIM. RIM has been open about the fact that it does not authorize Carrier IQ to collect data on BlackBerry devices nor has it ever authorized the carrier to do so pre-sale. Perhaps it has something to do with RIM’s enterprise clients needing privacy that the policy has trickled down to the consumer, unlike other smartphone manufacturers who want to learn more about their clients.
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Developers: Make Your HTML5 Apps Look Native With BBUI.JS Toolkit

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Developing in HTML5 and Webworks for BlackBerry is a great way to create an app with a code base that you can use elsewhere. If you’re developing in Java, your app has somewhat of an end of life with BBX but there’s no end in sight to HTML5. Tim Neil, creator of the Batberry project, is working on a Webworks app to control the car and has written a handy toolkit to make your web app look like a BlackBerry app with very little code.
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RIM Needs to Have Its Own Apps Updated for Device Launches

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There has been a slew of new BlackBerry 7 devices that have launched recently and one of the first things you notice about them is the number of “not available for your device” messages in App World. This sends a negative message to not only the consumer, but especially to developers. Why should developers update their apps for OS 7 when RIM doesn’t even see the need to prepare for launch date?
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