Monthly Archive for August, 2012Page 5 of 5

Zeus Trojan Spotted on BlackBerry Devices in Europe

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BlackBerry has been fortunate enough to be relatively free of these sorts of stories for a long time, but now some relatively isolated reports of a few variants of the Zeus trojan are starting to be seen in the wild in Germany, Spain and Italy.
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Square Partners with Starbucks to Bring Innovative Mobile Payments

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Mobile payment system Square and retail coffee giant Starbucks Coffee partner to bring Square’s innovative mobile payment system to Starbucks Retail stores. This is a huge boost for Square as Starbucks boasts lots of retail locations and clients who are open to alternate payment systems that give additional benefits.
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RIM Continues the Fine Tuning of Their Business Services

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RIM has recently announced both the FIPS certification on BlackBerry devices and tablet on Mobile Fusion and the release of a major MVS upgrade for true mobility in a busy workplace. This makes the BlackBerry solution an even more obvious choose for mobile deployments everywhere.
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Core for BlackBerry Serves Local Information and Services to Europe

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Core is a location based service portal developed by Corethree. Core’s services focus on 7 European countries and cover services such as public transportation and trip planners, e-coupons, a charity donation service, finding cash machines and the ever popular “good pub guide”.
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BBM Music and BlackBerry Music Gateway Reviewed

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We recently got one of the new BlackBerry Gateways in-house to review and it seemed like a good time to talk about BBM Music as well since the two sort of go hand-in-hand. The BlackBerry Gateway product has been out for a while but the latest version has some new features including NFC support so you can “tap to pair”. BBM Music on the other hand, hasn’t really changed much and is probably getting a little side tracked with RIM’s focus on BlackBerry 10.
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Facebook for BlackBerry Should Be Built by Facebook Not RIM

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Back in 2010 we posted an article called “Facebook for BlackBerry Not Refreshing – Worst App Ever?“. The article highlights some of the elements that make Facebook for BlackBerry such a bad app. After having brought this up countless times with some of the people at RIM, the real conclusion is that perhaps Facebook should never have been made by RIM.

Because the app is built by RIM, the company has to wait on Facebook releasing APIs that support critical features such as Event Management. Ideally, RIM wouldn’t have to wait on this and would be given source code under NDA, but this isn’t the case. Considering all the bad PR around RIM and the fact that the company is downsizing to buckle down for BlackBerry 10, it doesn’t look like the OS 5-7 version of Facebook for BlackBerry is going to get up to par with the iOS version any time soon.
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