Monthly Archive for September, 2013Page 2 of 4

Productivity Tool Viira Goes Version 5.2 for BlackBerry 10

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One of the more interesting questions around BlackBerry 10 apps was the question of how many legacy BlackBerry developers would make the journey to BlackBerry 10. Viira is one of most popular productivity apps for legacy devices and the developer has taken the app to BlackBerry 10 with version 5.2. There are tons of features that allow you to set tasks and generally Get Things Done.
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BlackBerry Z30 Hands-On Impressions: Better Performance and a Huge Screen

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EDITOR NOTE: The following is sent in by a friend of mine that has early access to devices as he works in IT. I’m reposting this under my name because he’s obviously under NDA. Personally, I’ve played around with the Z30 a little, but not enough to write an impressions post.

I was a bit skeptical when I started hearing about a big touch screen BlackBerry. I’m not too keen on the notion that powerful has to be big but when I actually felt the Z30 in my hands, it felt familiar. I had played with the Galaxy line up to the latest version and I always found the format bulky in the hand. I was a big fan of the PlayBook for its size, and after many manufacturers followed without admitting that when BlackBerry referred to the book/novel size as perfect, they were actually right.
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Jack Dorsey in Canada: Fireside Chats Versus Keynote Speaker Presentations #AccelerateTO

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Yesterday, AccelerateTO presented Mike Serbinis, founder of Kobo, and Jack Dorsey, founder of Square/Twitter. Both speakers came to the event and presented in a fireside chat style conversation, where the host talks to them in what’s supposed to be a casual and frank manner, with the goal of getting more of a personal, insider’s view into the guest’s mind. This sort of discussion is sometimes really well done, and will often press the speaker to talk about things they might be otherwise uncomfortable with. Sometimes this isn’t the case, and you can tell that the interviewer is just taking it as an opportunity to be buddy-buddy with the speaker. In this case it was Chris Albinson talking to Jack Dorsey about everything we’ve already read about a million times.
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Announcing the BlackBerry Z30: The Top of the Line All-Touch BlackBerry

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BlackBerry has announced the all-new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone. The flagship device breaks a lot of company records such as largest screen, biggest built-in battery, fastest processor and latest OS. Continue reading ‘Announcing the BlackBerry Z30: The Top of the Line All-Touch BlackBerry’

BlackBerry Messenger to be Released on Google Play and iTunes September 21st

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BlackBerry has announced that they’ll be releasing BBM for iOS and Android this Saturday September 21st. The much-copied mobile IM app has been a BlackBerry exclusive since it’s launch in early 2006. Continue reading ‘BlackBerry Messenger to be Released on Google Play and iTunes September 21st’

Free Apps For Canadian Z10, Q10 and Q5 Owners!

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From September 17th to October 31st, BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 owners in Canada will be able to get up to $25 worth of premium apps for free. The eligible apps include the Twitter client “Blaq,” productivity tool “SlickTasks,” image editor “Photo Studio Pro,” and games like “World of Goo” and “Modern Combat 4.” BlackBerry 10 customers can redeem this offer by entering the promo code “fallapps” on BlackBerry World.
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