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Poll: Have You Ever Used Location to Find a Lost or Stolen Device?

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There are a few services out there that will help you find a lost or stolen device (SmrtGuard, BlackBerry Protect, BerrySnooper). The question is: how effective are these services at finding your device? If your BlackBerry is anywhere that might not have perfect reception, you’re going to have a hard time locating it. Take the above screenshot for example. This was taken with BlackBerry Protect enabled on my Torch and my device was located at the corner of York and Cumberland, not even within the red circle that BlackBerry Protect says it is. Now, if I couldn’t find my BlackBerry and I left it at a bar, I could use the service to narrow down whether my device was at said bar or if it was at my house or office. While the exact location isn’t always necessary, you have to wonder how useful this particular features really is. So we’re asking the reader, have you ever recovered a lost or stolen device with the help of a location tracking service? Hit the poll after the jump.
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Syncamatic Poll Asks Users for Next Feature to be Implemented

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Syncamatic is a 2-way wireless sync solution for your BlackBerry that lets you sync contacts, calendar events and more. The app also lets you create and edit Memos in your MemoPad and save changes to your Outlook Notes folder. Currently, the app features:

  • 2-way wireless sync between Outlook and BlackBerry
  • Fully sync Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Memos, and Tasks
  • Use BlackBerry native apps
  • Supports Wi-Fi, BIS connections and more
  • Auto suspend while roaming
  • 100% FREE without expiry date

Syncamatic is looking for your help to determine what the next feature to be implemented should be. Take a second to help out Syncamatic with this quick poll.

[Poll] What Do You Think of the BlackBerry Messenger Broadcast Feature?

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BlackBerry Messenger had yet another chain letter circulating and while it was called “spam” when it we posted it, it’s worth mentioning that it’s a simple chain letter that had no help spreading other than by BlackBerry users themselves. This isn’t the first time this has happened, but it does bring to light a grievance about BBM that I think many users can relate to: the need to update BBM’s broadcast feature.

I’ve had only one or two good experiences with BBM’s broadcast feature. This is compared to the thirty or so times that I’ve been distracted and annoyed by someone on my contact list broadcasting a message about something I could care less about. Chain letters and mass messages have been happening since the early days of email, but getting one on your BlackBerry is far more annoying.

The Beta Zone has a requested feature to allow you to never receive broadcasted messages. But is this enough?

So here’s the poll, what do you think of BBM’s broadcast feature?