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Nest and Electric Ireland announce free thermostats with 2 year plan #WebSummit

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At Web Summit 2014, in Dublin, Ireland, Tony Fadell of Google took the stage to announce a partnership with Nest and Electric Ireland that would give anyone in Ireland with a 2 year hydro plan a free thermostat with a free installation. The move is interesting because it brings a smartphone-like savings plan to the realm of smart thermostats.

Read the full article over at Connectedly.com.

First Impressions of the Official BBM for Android App

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EDITOR NOTE: The following is sent in by a friend of mine that has early access to devices and apps as he works as an IT admin and runs the company’s smartphone and tablet deployments. I’m reposting this under my name because he’s obviously under NDA.

I was one of the lucky people to be on the beta test for BBM on Android. I have gone on and off my Galaxy S3 for the past 2 months testing every new feature they were adding with every release. The app has matured like you wouldn’t believe in such a small amount of time.
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The Predicktor Shows Apple’s Prudeness and Scores One for BlackBerry

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The Predicktor is a great app. It combines humour and education to bring to light a sensitive subject in sex education that is important to at least 50% of the population: penis size. The app takes a variety of data including height and shoe size, and combines data from medical journals, to provide a prediction about a man’s penis size. The idea is part novelty (how accurate is it?), part humour (it’s funny to predict penis size), part game (girls can do it for fun) and part education (people should know penis size doesn’t deviate much within groups of the same diet and genetics). The app’s developer recently wrote me to say that the app was denied by Apple for being too graphic (bear in mind that there are no pornographic images), but it has been approved on BlackBerry World and is available for BlackBerry 10 users.
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Manage BlackBerry 10 Deployments Easily with ActiveSync

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A lot of small and medium sized businesses don’t need all the extra security and device management that enterprise level deployments demand out of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. Enter ActiveSync: an easy way to manage mobility for your small or medium sized business.
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BlackBerry, Microsoft, Google and More at the Ottawa International Game Conference #OIGC2013

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The Ottawa International Game Conference is coming and it’s a great opportunity to meet some of the world’s most innovative tech and gaming companies including BlackBerry, Microsoft and Google. The conference features 2 days worth of speakers, a full day for developers, a game design day and a Gamification Summit. Not to mention there are some amazing parties with lots of great people to meet.

If you’re interested in going to the conference and you’d like a discount, we have discount codes available for 25% off the ticket price. Simply write to kyle at blackberrycool dot com for a discount.

For more information, head over to OGC2013.com.

IM+ Pro for BlackBerry Half Price for the Holidays

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IM+ Pro is an instant messaging app for BlackBerry that support most of the world’s IM systems. Buy the pro version of the app for half-price for a limited time, a must for any IM user with a BlackBerry.
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