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My recent review of BBM didn't go over well with a few die-hard BlackBerry fans and I thought it only fair to give them a chance at rebuttal, since the site the review is posted to doesn't allow comments. Generally, the big problems I had with BBM are rooted in the user experience, specifically around adding friends and onboarding users. Show More Summary
Recently, BlackBerry and Wolfram Alpha partnered to make the BlackBerry Voice Control app more useful. In the press release, BlackBerry said that Wolfram Alpha could help users with queries such as "what's 18% of $43.00?". This is basically impossible to do because the voice control can never properly recognize numbers. Show More Summary
Titan Files is a useful app that adds an extra layer of security and protection to the files on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. What caught my eye about the app description, is that it boasts using AES encryption, and describe it as the...Show More Summary
BlackBerry announced that BBM on iOS and Android hit the 10 million download mark and for a first day launch, that’s pretty incredible. The question, is whether BlackBerry can grow and keep those users engaged, in order to rival WhatsApp’s 350 monthly active users, and be a significant player in the industry. Show More Summary
Eos is a remote control application for the JRiver Media Center, allowing you to control your media center from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. This app is made by one of the guys on the BlackBerry World team, so you can rest assured it deserves the Built for BlackBerry certification. Check out the features after the jump.
Wolfram|Alpha is computational knowledge engine developed by Wolfram Research of Mathematica fame. The plan is for BlackBerry 10 users to do voice queries a-la Siri with answers provided by Wolfram Alpha's incredible Answer Engine.
BlackBerry Jam Camp is two days of intensive training on the BlackBerry 10 platform. During the event, you get training and at the end, you're in a position to submit an application and get certified with the Built for BlackBerry stamp. Show More Summary
Can You Dig It: Rare Soul 45s, is an app that's completely unique and targeted. With Can You Dig It, you can search a catalog of 4500+ rare soul 45s, with access to label scans, YouTube videos and pricing. The app was created by Scott Birksted, a developer at BlackBerry on the App World team. Show More Summary
BlackBerry is ramping up BlackBerry Channels and it looks like it's going to be the monetization tool for BBM. While WhatsApp charges $0.99 per year, it seems BlackBerry is going to find an alternative monetization strategy by leveraging brands and possibly advertising in the BBM Channels network. Show More Summary
Okay, BlackBerry didn't really win. I just took the credit for all their hard work and won a local debate. The crowd voted by applause at CapCHI Ottawa recently, in a debate about the most usable OS. The debate statement, "Be it Resolved...Show More Summary
Box is an interesting partner for BlackBerry as the company addresses 2 key areas of the platform: cloud storage and enterprise. As Box moves increasingly into the cloud storage for enterprise space, it becomes a more critical partner of BlackBerry's and at launch, Box seemed to be totally on board. Show More Summary
The BlackBerry Q5 was announced at BlackBerry World 2013 in Orlando, Florida. The smartphone bills itself as an affordable and modern QWERTY smartphone that has all the apps you expect on BlackBerry 10, coupled with the productivity and ease of messaging that BlackBerry is known for. So does it live up to expectations? Read on and see.
At GTEC 2013, Citrix's Chief Security Strategist, held a session titled "MDM: How to Develop and Implement Policies to Manage and Secure Mobile Devices". There was a lot of really interesting discussion around the changing pace of mobile adoption and how IT should handle common problems such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and CYOD (Choose Your Own Device).
BlackBerry was at GTEC 2013 in Ottawa, talking to its most loyal customer: government. In terms of enterprise mobility topics, BlackBerry is focused on BES 10, Multi-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management, security and BlackBerry 1...
The Government Technology conference is in Ottawa this week and it's interesting to see what the hot topics are. This year, the biggest issues are centered around apps, BYOD, cybersecurity and general mobility. It got me thinking about what technologies will disappear in the coming years, and which will be increasingly important. Show More Summary
BlackBerry has unveiled a new service today at Gartner Symposium/ITXpo 2013. Electronic Mobility Management is a cloud-based mobile management solution for BlackBerry, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
BlackBerry built a world-renowned reputation for being the go-to device for all things business and productivity. In a sense, the consumer shift has hurt the company because it created a split personality in the company. With BlackBerry 10, the company has partnered with Evernote, an awesome move that makes sense for a lot of reasons. Show More Summary
Here are 10 BlackBerry 10 apps that anyone in a small and medium sized business might appreciate. The apps come recommended from BlackBerry and are a great start to make BlackBerry the go-to platform for business and productivity.
If BlackBerry is going to dominate in the enterprise space, it should take the time to bring all the best Enterprise and SME apps to the platform. This can be done in a few ways: convince/pay the developers, flood select businesses with...Show More Summary
Recently, BlackBerry announced more partners that will be coming to the BlackBerry 10 ecosystem. Given this list, we've been thinking about some of the great apps that exist on other platforms that we'd like to see on BlackBerry 10. We've omitted the obvious guys like Netflix and Instagram, to focus on some other key apps. What would you like to see?