Waze is an Israeli crowd sourced traffic app that has the ability to show you the quickest route and redirect Waze users around traffic, essentially outsmarting the traffic jam. The yet to be finalized deal is potentially valued around 1.1 Billion US. Continue reading ‘Google to Acquire Waze Free Traffic App for 1.1 Billion’
Flurry is an analytics tool that delivers user and usage data to the developer to help them improve and polish their apps. With over 170000 apps already in the BlackBerry 10 ecosystem, Flurry is sure to raise the quality and user experience of these apps over the long term. Continue reading ‘Flurry App Analytics for BlackBerry 10 Arriving Q2′
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.
Continue reading ‘Snap Secure Launches Mobile Personal and Family Security Suite’
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.
Continue reading ‘First Impressions of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Voice Service Beta’
While mobile carriers around the world continue to charge ultra-premium rates for SMS and voice data, India considers the advantages of making all mobile data neutral. Is this the beginning of the end for wildly inflated data rates and tiered mobile internet?
Continue reading ‘India’s Telecom Minister Considers Data-Based Mobile Billing’
RIM has released the latest version of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and this latest piece of hardware comes with a radio that supports LTE and HSPA+ networks. Other than the radio connectivity, there’s really not much separating this PlayBook from its predecessor. Therefore, the best way to approach this review is a discussion around the decisions to make a radio-enabled PlayBook, as well as some of the advantages and use-cases around why you may want a 4G LTE PlayBook.
Continue reading ‘BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE 32GB Review and WiFi PlayBook Comparison’