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Beautiful and Simple Sudoku 7 Now Available for BlackBerry 10

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Sudoku is a really relaxing game and Sudoku 7 by Magmic is a simple, elegant version for BlackBerry 10. The game comes with 3 levels of difficulty and hundreds of puzzles to try. You can also sign in with your Twitter handle to get a little customization. If you’re a sudoku fan, you’ll appreciate this download. It’s completely free and ad free.
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Mobile Games Cost $300K and Take 156 Days To Complete

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There’s a huge discrepancy between what people think it costs to make a game and what it actually costs. Take it from someone who has been pitched to many times. Often I get people who want an app or a game and are willing to shell out $5K, maybe $10K, but have no idea that on average, a mobile game costs $300K an takes, on average, 156 days to complete. A recent report from Nordicity, points to this fact, along with some other interesting takeaways about the Canadian video game industry.
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Rogers Bringing NFC SureTap MobileWallet to Canada In “Coming Weeks”

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The mobile wallet is one of the most promising features of smartphones. You might lose your wallet or credit card a couple times per year, but you’re much less likely to lose your phone. The fact that you look at your phone around 150 times per day, and your phone comes with software to help you recover your phone, means it’s much more secure to have your wallet in your smartphone than in your pocket. In the coming weeks, Rogers will bring the NFC enabled suretap wallet to BlackBerry and Android.
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iamSICK.ca App for BlackBerry 10 Helps You Find Healthcare Providers

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Recently, we were chatting with Bitmaker Labs, a programming and technology bootcamp based in Toronto about some of the apps alumni have made. Going through the list, we found a BlackBerry 10 app worth mentioning called iamSICK.ca. The app helps you find a healthcare provider in Ontario, giving you some nice options for clinics, ER, and Urgent Care providers.
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BBM on iOS and Android Review Rebuttal: Why Pins and Other Features Make Sense

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My recent review of BBM didn’t go over well with a few die-hard BlackBerry fans and I thought it only fair to give them a chance at rebuttal, since the site the review is posted to doesn’t allow comments. Generally, the big problems I had with BBM are rooted in the user experience, specifically around adding friends and onboarding users. The other major issue I have is that most people I talked to don’t really understand what the current value of going BBM is over current communication apps out there, including basic SMS. Considering this is a messaging app, those are pretty big criticisms, but I’m happy to concede I might be wrong or misguided. Read on for some rebuttal from reader @StephenBB81.
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10 Ways to Use Wolfram Alpha Voice Control With BlackBerry 10

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Recently, BlackBerry and Wolfram Alpha partnered to make the BlackBerry Voice Control app more useful. In the press release, BlackBerry said that Wolfram Alpha could help users with queries such as “what’s 18% of $43.00?”. This is basically impossible to do because the voice control can never properly recognize numbers. For example, if you say “what is 18 percent of 500″, you’ll get something like “8 teens percent of 5 hundred” and it won’t know what you’re talking about. After realizing this, we wanted to see what was possible with Wolfram Alpha on BlackBerry 10. There’s actually a lot it can do to make life easier, but we’re going to say that mathematical queries is not one of them.
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