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Pocket Ninjas is a touchscreen swipe and slash game by Cocky Culture for BlackBerry 10. Also available on the BlackBerry PlayBook, Pocket Ninjas is a steal at just 99 cents.
Iconic Canadian brands Air Canada, Tim Horton's, Loblaw's, Manulife, The Toronto Maple Leafs, and The Weather Network have developed BlackBerry 10 apps in time for the next-generation mobile platform's launch on January 30th.
The BlackBerry World site has been recently revamped but as far as we can tell it seems broken. Now, it could just be our browser but it's the only site that seems to have these problems. Yesterday, RIM's PR messaged out to say the site had received a redesign and it's very likely that this redesign has some bugs in it. Show More Summary
There are a lot of applications that you may now access and utilize to make your everyday tasks easier. Tracking systems like blackberry cell phone trackers allow you to do a number of things in a snap. Trackers basically function the way GPS does.
Having undergone significant changes in the past few years, RIM has decided to rename their yearly flagship technology conference to BlackBerry Live.
A group of BlackBerry developers are currently climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro and will be developing a charity app for BB10 in "the most strenuous hackathon ever". It's an awesome idea that's raising money for a good cause - Doctors Without Borders. Check out the pics and follow along with the Twitter hashtag.
One of the most critical elements of creating a great app or game is the ability to analyse what your users are doing, and be able to respond and iterate accordingly. Are a lot of users getting stuck with a particular UI element? Time to recode it and make it easier. Show More Summary
RIM has recently announced that their Secure Element Manager (SEM) for NFC based mobile payments has been approved by Visa. The approval of what is known as a very strict process opens the door for secure mobile payments for all future NFC enabled BlackBerry devices.
We're going to have people on the ground at both the New York and Toronto BlackBerry 10 launch events so stay tuned for some great coverage. We're not exactly sure if the two events will be the same or have different content, but we'll have both covered regardless. Show More Summary
The NHL GameCenter app provides live scores, stats, and video on demand for free, as well as live, out-of-market streams for those who have purchased a $49.99 subscription. The app allows fans to watch live and archived games featuring...Show More Summary
Unless you've been under-utilizing your device, you've probably acquired many of the same BlackBerry pet peeves as I have. Although it may seem that I've put together a BlackBerry shit list, It's all stuff I'm glad the new platform won't be inheriting because of good design.
BlackBerry 10 is coming soon. There's just over a couple weeks left until the global launch of RIM's new OS and the company is making a big push to make sure the device has plenty of applications available on launch. To do this, RIM held a #BB10Portathon over the weekend and developers submitted over 15,000 apps to BlackBerry World. Show More Summary
JaredCo put together a great free wallpaper app for BlackBerry. The app does a good job of curating groups of images by theme to suit your mood making personalization a breeze.
Free to Play games are the next big thing on mobile. More accurately, the problem the big thing right now on mobile. The leaders of Free To Play (F2P), are by far iOS and Android. The reason being is that these platforms have both the games and the users to make for a market that is favorable to F2P. Show More Summary
Yesterday Microsoft emailed their millions and million of Messenger users letting them know that they plan to retire their IM service in two months time and migrate all their accounts over to Skype.
PomTracker is a free productivity app for the BlackBerry PlayBook by JWA Developments that helps organize your workday using a timer and todo list. It's based on the Pomodoro Technique developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 80s which divides your workday into focused 25 minute segments with breaks in between.
Like him or dislike him, Scoble gets a lot of attention in the Valley and as a startup, winning his attention is a big deal. RIM is at CES 2013 and while it's not showing off devices in a huge pavilion like previous years, it did take the time to get Scoble a BlackBerry 10 device. Show More Summary
Health and fitness might be a New Year's resolution cliche but I need to bounce back into action after after sitting around stuffing my face with food over the holidays. Quitting smoking is also best done when it's cold out so here are some great free diet, fitness and quit smoking apps for BlackBerry.
The Dev Alpha program is a great initiative on RIM's part that makes a lot of sense. If you're a developer, you want to know that your app runs smoothly on the latest device so that the first build you put out is your best foot forward. Show More Summary
It's especially painful when you read an anti-RIM article on the CBC versus other sites. It's not that the CBC has to blindly defend every Canadian company, but they could at least have some honest, independent journalism rather than jumping on the anti-RIM bandwagon.