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Montreal-Based Double Stallion and Execution Labs Launches Big Action Mega Fight!

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Looking for a fun, free game to play on iOS? Check out Big Action Mega Fight!, a new title by Montreal-based Double Stallion and game dev incubator Execution Labs. BAMF! reminds us of the good old days and strikes that nostalgic heart string.
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How The Ottawa Hospital Deployed 4,000 iPads And Became A World Leader in Mobility

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Recently, CapCHI, an Ottawa-based technology meetup group, hosted a lecture at Algonquin College with Dr. Glen Geiger on Workflow Efficiency at The Ottawa Hospital. The event was during World Usability Day 2013, and featured a fascinating lecture on how the Ottawa Hospital deployed a major iPad pilot program and became a world leader in mobility.

First and foremost, some people may be wondering, why would the Ottawa Hospital need a mobility solution? The hospital environment has nursing stations, computers on wheels, embedded computers everywhere and thousands of computers throughout the hospital campus. So why would a hospital need a mobility solution? The entire pilot program of giving nurses iPads seems like giving them “toys”, and this is how it was perceived by almost every other hospital around the world.

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BBM Being Used for Customer Service in the Middle East

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It’s pretty widely understood that BBM is being used all over Asia in some pretty interesting ways. The messaging app is still incredibly popular in East Asia as well as South-East Asia. Recently, @shahriyarali tweeted a photo of a customer service BBM pin, and the timing is very interesting. With BBM Channels being released, stories like this are one reason brands and businesses are going to start adopting BBM as a tool for engaging with customers. This could be a sign of things to come.

The Market Share Race is On! BBM vs Snapchat vs WhatsApp vs Kik vs Viber

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Here is my prediction for BlackBerry in the next 2 years: BlackBerry will go 100% enterprise and BBM will split off as a separate company with a valuation that rivals Snapchat. Anyone who is currently at BlackBerry is right now positioning themselves to either join the enterprise team and build a smartphone for Fortune 1000, or realize their passion is in consumer and join the BBM team.
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BBM for iOS and Android Updated With Sharing Features and Bug Fixes

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The big moment will come when BBM for iOS, Android and BlackBerry all have the same feature set and that’s when this app is really going to take off. Features like video calling, BBM Voice and screensharing are all going to be game changers for a cross-platform communication tool. Until then, BBM is getting updated with bug fixes, sharing features and general performance improvements.
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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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