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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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Titan Files Encrypts and Protects Your Data Using NSA Approved Encryption On Your BlackBerry 10 Smartphone

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Titan Files is a useful app that adds an extra layer of security and protection to the files on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. What caught my eye about the app description, is that it boasts using AES encryption, and describe it as the “first publicly accessible and open cipher approved by the National Security Agency for top secret information.” With all the news about the NSA possibly putting a backdoor in the AES standards, I thought I’d reach out to the developer about his thoughts on the subject.
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BlackBerry Wins “Most Usable Mobile Platform on the Market” Debate

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Okay, BlackBerry didn’t really win. I just took the credit for all their hard work and won a local debate. The crowd voted by applause at CapCHI Ottawa recently, in a debate about the most usable OS. The debate statement, “Be it Resolved That [My Chosen Mobile Platform] is the Most Usable Mobile Platform on the Market” was presented with 4 local debaters all representing their respective OS. Here is the presentation slide by slide that won the debate for BlackBerry.
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BlackBerry At #GTEC13 Talking Enterprise Mobility

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BlackBerry was at GTEC 2013 in Ottawa, talking to its most loyal customer: government. In terms of enterprise mobility topics, BlackBerry is focused on BES 10, Multi-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management, security and BlackBerry 10.
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10 Amazing Apps That Should Be On BlackBerry 10

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Recently, BlackBerry announced more partners that will be coming to the BlackBerry 10 ecosystem. Given this list, we’ve been thinking about some of the great apps that exist on other platforms that we’d like to see on BlackBerry 10. We’ve omitted the obvious guys like Netflix and Instagram, to focus on some other key apps. What would you like to see?
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Watch Alec Saunders’ Keynote at BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013

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I like this guy’s energy. It’s like the passion of Ballmer’s “developers!” speech but more modest and genuine. Alec Saunders took the stage to talk about the progress of BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry ecosystem. There’s some really interesting stats in his keynote, including the fact that BlackBerry 10 technically has more apps in its ecosystem compared to other ecosystems at their same point in time. Check out the video and some of the stats.
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