Monthly Archive for November, 2012Page 3 of 8

Snap Secure Launches Mobile Personal and Family Security Suite

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Snap Secure by Snap MyLife inc. is a US-based mobile security company that specializes in protecting your family’s phones and data. This includes backing up data, mobile antivirus, privacy management, location services for family members, remote controlling of missing devices and remote data wiping should retrieval prove to be impossible.
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BlackBerry App World gets New Marketing Meta-Data Features for Apps

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BlackBerry App World has completely changes the way users download and experience apps. RIM has announced that they’ve updated how the marketing meta data is handled to improve the App World customer experience come the launch of BlackBerry 10.
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First Impressions of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Voice Service Beta

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RIM recently launched the BBM Voice service in the latest version of BBM, version 7. The service works in a pretty behind-the-scenes manner, adding a Voice Dial icon to any BBM profile that has the latest version and can utilize BBM Voice. The service runs off the WiFi network and allows you to potentially save a great deal of money by not using up voice minutes and piggybacking on a simple BBM data plan. I’ve spent a few days using the service, and I thought I’d put together some initial impressions on the service.
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Sava Transmedia’s Jesse Glick On Monetizing Free To Play Games

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Sava Transmedia is a Montreal game studio of about 30 employees that makes the popular Facebook and iOS game Rubber Tacos. The game is free to play and is published by Zynga, which gives them a great deal of exposure and the volume required to make free to play work. We sat down at MIGS 2012 with Sava’s Director of Monetization Design, Jesse Glick.
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Avery Alix of Popcap Talks Strategy in Free-To-Play Mobile Games

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This week Avery Alix of Popcap (the company that brought us Plants Vs Zombies) gave a talk at the Montreal International Game Summit about mobile and web revenue strategies when moving from the a paid model of selling video games to the free to play market.
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BlackBerry Balance Gives Developers A Million More Customers

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There’s a component of BlackBerry Balance that isn’t really being talked about but is very relevant to developers: the fact that Government and Enterprise now have access to consumer apps and games. RIM has something like a million government BlackBerrys in circulation in North America and they’re currently locked out of downloading apps and games. With BlackBerry Balance, these BlackBerrys will be first provisioned as consumer devices, with Balance creating a separate instance for Enterprise, allowing any Balance user to switch to their personal side of Balance and buy/download anything they want.
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