Piper is a new home automation and security product by Blacksumac that is currently seeking crowdfunding to get the first units off the ground. Piper is the first security and automation device to combine HD panoramic video, Z-Wave home automation, and environmental sensors into a single product that you interact with on your smartphone or tablet. While it doesn’t currently support BlackBerry, they are looking at a web app that will be accessible from your device and if you have an iPad with your BlackBerry, you’ll be able to use the product to its full potential.
One of the challenges facing users on the PlayBook is discovering and downloading open source apps and keeping track of the latest versions. There’s some really cool open source software available for the PlayBook, and guys like OSBBx are keeping us updated with the latest tools and software. The latest OSBBx project, App Centre, is a storefront that allows users to download the latest version of open source and free applications directly to the BlackBerry PlayBook or PC.
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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.
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We recently came across a pretty interesting “Sales Battle Card” that RIM is giving its sales team. The card shows the major differences between the tablets and it definitely does a good job of showing the advantages that the PlayBook 4G LTE has over its competitors. There’s also some facts on the card that are fudged in a way that’s not owning up to the PlayBook’s disadvantages. But the glass should always be half full right? Check out the full spec and feature comparison charts that show the differences between the PlayBook 4G LTE, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, iPad and Kindle Fire.
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The BlackBerry Developer team has been working hard to get Android developers to port their apps to the BlackBerry PlayBook. Recently, Mint.com released its Android tablet app and we think this is a great time for the company to submit the app to App World. This makes a lot of sense considering many users have had trouble accessing the Mint.com site from a PlayBook, and BlackBerry’s “get it done” crowd loves a good finance app.
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Pressly is a really cool service that takes a publisher’s existing content and formats it so it’s optimized for tablets. Pressly is predominantly focused on the iPad but the content is formatted with HTML5 and thus looks great on a PlayBook as well. Soon, there will be several major publishers all leveraging Pressly for their tablet content, but for now you can check out The Toronto Star.
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