Monthly Archive for May, 2013

The Woody: Real Wood Cases for the BlackBerry Z10 with Custom Engraving


A short while ago the good folks at The Woody sent me an all-wood bamboo BlackBerry Z10 case. I’ve always though of wood products for high tech to be a bit of a novelty but the truth is nothing beats the feeling or the look of real wood. Continue reading ‘The Woody: Real Wood Cases for the BlackBerry Z10 with Custom Engraving’

Ottawa Companies and Gamers: Register for Ottawa’s Got Game and Play for Charity



Companies and gamers in the Ottawa and surrounding regions should really check out an amazing event coming up called Ottawa’s Got Game. The event is a full day of game tournaments and casual play with prizes. Proceeds of the event are going to the charity Child’s Play which is a really great charity that puts video games in hospitals and children’s wards to provide some fun in an otherwise depressing environment.

So check out Ottawa’s Got Game and register your company or go as an individual. There’s also a huge Star Wars exhibit going on at the same time so there are plenty of reasons to attend.

Go to this Eventbrite link and register. Individual passes are only $10.

Mobihand/Mobireach Assets Sold to OpenMobile Worldwide for $15,000


There’s a lot of BlackBerry and Android developers out there that still possibly have money owed to them by Mobihand. The company went bankrupt back in September of 2012 and recent court documents obtained by BlackBerryCool show that the company has sold to OpenMobile Worldwide for $15,000. It doesn’t look like developers will be getting their money any time soon as many are owed in excess of $15,000 and the period to recoup your loses has likely expired. It’s not really clear what OpenMobile does, but its about page suggests it works with app stores to improve their core technologies.
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Use Your BlackBerry 10 Camera to Scan Text in to a Document


Scan to Text is a BlackBerry 10 app by Yuri Salnikov that uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to turn words on paper into an editable document on your BlackBerry. Continue reading ‘Use Your BlackBerry 10 Camera to Scan Text in to a Document’

BlackBerry Achievement Awards 2013 Winners Announced


The BlackBerry Achievement Awards (formerly the Wireless Achievement Awards) recognize excellence in entrepreneurship and development on the BlackBerry platform. This years winners were announced in Orlando Florida during the BlackBerry Live conference. Continue reading ‘BlackBerry Achievement Awards 2013 Winners Announced’

Flurry App Analytics for BlackBerry 10 Arriving Q2


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′