Monthly Archive for April, 2012Page 4 of 4

Developers: Enter the MintChip Challenge for a Chance to Win Over $50,000 in Gold

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The Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada’s coins as well as it offers gold and silver refinery and assay services. Given its status as a leader in producing currency, the Mint has launched a challenge for a new product it calls MintChip. MintChip aims to be the next generation of digital currency. With MintChip, users can upload money to any electronic device, whether it be a smartphone, USB stick, laptop, tablet or some cool future device we don’t know about. Transactions can be as high as you want to as little as a penny. If you’re a developer, you need to sign up for the MintChip Challenge, and create an app that showcases the power of digital transactions using MintChip. Also, you could win a huge piece of gold!
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Top 5 BlackBerry Jam Sessions We’re Looking Forward To

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BlackBerry Jam is going to be an awesome side conference next to BlackBerry World. The conference will give developers a look at some of the tools and features of the new BlackBerry platform that we’ve been waiting to see. The biggest news at the conference will be around Cascades, BlackBerry 10 native APIs and tools as well as new markets for BlackBerry such as automotive. Here are 5 sessions that we’re looking forward to attending.
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Publicly Traded SolarWinds Acquires Rove Mobile Admin Technology $SWI

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SolarWinds is a publicly traded company that provides IT operations management software to more than 95,000 customers worldwide. Today, the company announced that it has acquired Rove’s Mobile Admin software and is incorporating its solution into its product offerings. This seems like a smart move on the part of SolarWinds, as Rove has some big customers as well as a robust cross-platform tool for IT Admins.
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BlackBerry NFC and City Parking Meters Makes Life Easier and Cities Better

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Parking is a huge pain for both city residents and tourists. For residents, city parking seems like a tax grab as residents are already paying a lot in taxes and a $40 parking ticket is a slap in the face. For tourists, it’s going to hurt the visitor’s experience if they can’t find parking or end up with a ticket. With NFC you can now interact with many parking meters, including those in Ottawa, Canada.
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BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Client for iOS and Android Launches

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RIM’s multiplatform smartphone management tool for enterprise: BlackBerry Mobile Fusion has launched on both the iOS App Store and Android Play. With its web interface, you can audit, provision, and protect a diverse mobile deployment.
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Lost Smartphone Experiment Highlights The Need For Mobile Security Measures

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Scott Wright, a researcher and security coach hired by Symantec conducted a small-scale experiment in which he “lost” 50 smartphones in a few big cities. Loaded with tracking software, the phones had some made-up personal and corporate data to try and determine what the people who found the phones would access. Carried out in late 2011, the test gleans into what really happens when you lose an unsecured smartphone.
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