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    by Published on 06-15-2012 05:34 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
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    Want a free PlayBook? Interested in stuff? Then register for the ideacity conference in Toronto June 13, 14 and 15 at the Koerner Hall. It is listed as 'ideacity presented by BlackBerry'. They are offering a free BlackBerry Playbook to everyone who registers and attends the event.

    What is ideacity?


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    by Published on 06-15-2012 04:00 AM
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    1. Accessory Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Accessories


    I always try to be careful whenever I'm using my PlayBook, but I tend to be prone to dropping things everywhere. I'm currently on a search for the perfect case that brings style & comfort, but also protection to my tablet. Today, we'll take a few moments to look at the Ballistic Tough Jacket Series For BlackBerry Playbook.

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    by Published on 06-14-2012 04:50 PM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    Although I'm not a DJ, I am a musician and music lover. So when Pacemaker became available today for the BlackBerry PlayBook, I immediately purchased it and started messing around with some song tracks. One thing for you noobs out there that will be very helpful in learning how to control the app and your mixes, is an interactive tutorial that you can access within the app. This will give you a nice simple good start to creating your own mixes. In the video above I walk you through this little tutorial on how to mix with the Pacemaker app. Now I just need a DJ alias and I'm set! You can also check out a few more how-to tutorial videos made by Pacemaker that I posted in the forums. I would love to hear any mixes you all come up with using this app, so be sure to share them with us in the BBOS forums.

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    by Published on 06-13-2012 03:09 AM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Pacemaker made it known to us just a week ago that their app was going to be available to download in App World on June 14th. Now we have certain proof and time of this future event, as via their Facebook page, Pacemaker has made it known that on June 14th, at 2pm GMT, the world will have access to download the app via App World. Did I mention that Pacemaker is launching exclusively for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Android and iOS fanboys are so jealous! Sweet! We'll be sure to send out a reminder the second Pacemaker shows face in the App World store. Are you looking forward to the app?
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    by Published on 06-12-2012 07:46 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook



    A couple of days ago we told you about and iOS emulator that somehow made its way onto the PlayBook. Many were a bit skeptical as to whether it was actually happening, and questioned if it was even possible. Today new evidence has surfaced due to requests from the community to provide more evidence.

    CrackBerry forum member businesscat2000, claimed to be the mastermind behind this project and stated the following explanation:

    "The CPU isn't emulated on Playbook (though it is on Windows). It works very similarly to how WINE works to run Windows applications on Linux. The app binary is mapped into memory and imports are resolved to point to my own implementation of the various APIs needed. iOS actually uses a few open APIs already, which Playbook supports just as well (GL ES, and OpenAL). The bulk of the work has been in implementing all of the objective C classes that are required. The ARM code of the applications run as-is - the armv6/v7 support on PB/iDevices are pretty much identical, and the code is designed to run in USR mode. No SWIs, GPIO accesses or any of that kind of shenanigans."

    In this video you can see the iOS app SketchBook running quite fine on the PlayBook. In another video you can see the PlayBook running a mobile site app that only runs on iOS devices. (im not sure what the clicking sound is)


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    by Published on 06-12-2012 01:05 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook
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    The flexibility that the Playbook brings to the table just got bigger with the introduction of the Nil App by Claron echnology. The app provides instant medical imaging technology to systems running Claron's Nil rechnology. Another innovation that makes the Playbook so very valuable to ...
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    by Published on 06-10-2012 04:41 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Rumors,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook

    J. Duke from OSBB just gave me a heads up on a little YouTube video that's been making its way through the web. According to the video, there is an emulator being worked on called Brine that will allow us PlayBook users to run iOS apps on our tablets.

    Before everyone starts jumping up and down of excitement there are some things to keep in mind. Apple hates this kind of stuff, so you can bet anything that the evil fruit will be making it near impossible for the developer to get this released. Does that mean it wont happen? Not necessarily, as there are always ways to get things released.

    There are definitely going be restrictions as to what apps can work on this emulator too (example: apps that use the camera wont work).

    We'll keep you guys updated with more information as soon as we get it about this cool emulator. For now enjoy the video above and let us know what you think in the comments!

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    by Published on 06-08-2012 09:37 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    For all of you PlayBook owner out there who like to have the comfort of knowing that your tablet is covered from damage, RIM has just released a free app you can download via App World called the BlackBerry Extended Protection Plan Information App. Protect your BlackBerry PlayBook for 2 years with a BlackBerry Extended Protection Plan for $99.00.

    • Enrollment is Time Sensitive – Must Enroll in the Program within the first 30 days of PlayBook activation
    • Includes Accidental Damage from Handling Protection such as Drops, Spills and Cracked Screens
    • Extends the Manufacturer's Limited Warranty from 1 Year to 2 Years • Extends expert technical support from 90 days to 2 years
    • No Deductible or Hidden Charges
    • Price is specific to PlayBook WiFi Models

    Download this FREE Information App to learn more about the BlackBerry Extended Protection Plan, access frequently asked questions, and review the terms and conditions and privacy policy. There is no obligation to purchase based on this informational opportunity.


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    by Published on 06-08-2012 05:43 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    Well it looks as though we can say good by to the 16 GB version of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Earlier in the week we told you that RIM was thinking about discontinuing the 16 GB PlayBook, but at that time there was no conformation on whether or not it was actually going to happen.Now there is. The PR team over at RIM issued the following statement regarding the matter:

    "RIM will no longer be making the 16 GB model of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The 16 GB PlayBook will continue to be available for distributors and retailers while quantities last. We continue to remain committed to the tablet space and the 32 GB and 64 GB models of the BlackBerry PlayBook continue to be available from our distributors and retailers around the world.


    There is more value for our customers in the higher capacity models (32 GB, 64 GB), and as such we have decided to focus our efforts here."

    Now this may come as sad news to some, but the reasoning behind it just makes sense. 16 GB of space simply is not enough room for most people. After downloading a couple of high-definition movies one can quickly see their space dwindling. For those of you thinking about purchasing a PlayBook now would be a great time as the last of the 16 GB PlayBook's are now being flushed out of retailers inventory. There may not be a price change, but if cost is an issue you may want to get one while they last.


    via: engaget

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    by Published on 06-08-2012 01:54 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    At E3 on Monday, Microsoft unveiled a new feature to be rolled out for its Xbox platform, called Xbox SmartGlass. This allows the transfer of media between your tablet, phone and TV using Xbox video. For example, you could start watching a movie on your tablet while out, easily switch to your TV when you get home, and the movie will resume exactly where you left off.

    Once you make the transfer, the phone or tablet is kept up to date with information about the movie such as cast, crew etc., or more involved, such as showing the location of the action on a map of the virtual world.

    How does this relate to RIM?


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    by Published on 06-07-2012 02:05 AM
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    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps
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    If you're a fan of Gameloft Inc's 9mm HD combat game for PlayBook, you'll be happy to know that the game has received a substantial update from v1.0 to v2.0 today! No changelog is available at this time, but we do hope this update will fix the checkpoint glitch & game saving issues experienced by many of those who initially
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    by Published on 06-06-2012 07:11 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook


    So there's a pretty cool new restaurant out in Canada that uses BlackBerry PlayBooks in an extremely useful way. Beertown Public House is located in Cambridge, Ontario and their servers get to use a BlackBerry PlayBook every time they take an order at their restaurant.

    Beertown PH worked directly with RIM for a few months this year and developed a unique app for their business that allows their servers to take orders and fire them back to the kitchen instantly. They made their grand opening on April 10th of this year and have been using them ever since. You can just imagine how much time and mistakes this saves and the fact that PlayBook is the most portable tablet out there, definitely played a factor.

    I may have to take a drive up there and see this for myself as I think this is definitely a great idea that hopefully more local and worldwide businesses adopt. Thanks to @AussieBerry for the tip!
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    by Published on 06-06-2012 06:06 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook
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    If you've been waffling on getting a BlackBerry Playbook, now may just be the time to pull the trigger. Research In Motion may be discontinuing the 16 GB Playbook. The 16GB was my first Playbook purchase but I did quickly find myself running out of room with the addition of movies and ...
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    by Published on 06-01-2012 11:15 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    No, that's not an app that you see above. Although it may not look like what you were expecting, that's actually a screenshot of Twitter's mobile site on BlackBerry. Pretty cool right?

    Twitter has had this HTML5 site up for a little bit but I found it interesting that not a lot of people know how well it actually works. Now, personally, I wouldn't replace the Twitter for BlackBerry app with the mobile site permanently as it still lacks certain functions of an app (notifications, shortcuts; etc), but if you're not a hardcore Twitter user and just feel like logging in once in a while, it's possible the mobile site may be your best bet.

    The Twitter mobile site has a lot of the same functionality as the Twitter for BlackBerry app. The interface is extremely fluid and responsive and, depending on your data connection, it's pretty fast as well. Unfortunately it does lack certain features. For example, you can't see who's retweeted/followed you in the Connect tab, which I found really interesting since this is possible on the desktop site.

    The Twitter mobile site on the PlayBook is in essence the same with the layout being slightly different to accommodate a larger screen. The same fluidity and smoothness applies and for someone that doesn't necessarily want to buy a Twitter client app on the PlayBook, the mobile site can be incredibly useful.

    I'm very happy that Twitter has made this mobile site available as it brings another alternative for mobile users of any platform to use their services. HTML5 is here and it's here to stay for quite some time. We're lucky that our devices are great and our future BB10 devices are going to be amazing at rendering HTML5 content. That's a huge plus for BlackBerry and something we ought to be proud of. Not everyone can say the same.
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    by Published on 05-31-2012 02:10 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    PlayBook developers all over the world have been dying to get their hands on the next OS update of our beautiful tablets. As promised by PlayBook Product Manager, Michael Clewley on Twitter a few days ago, OS 2.1 has officially been released by RIM as a beta exclusively for developers only. What does this mean for the rest of us mere mortals? Well it simply means we wont be able to get our hands on it just yet. Not to fear though, this is all for a good reason.

    This release is specifically meant for developers to be able to run and test their apps on them before the public gets a hold of it at a later (and hopefully not too long from now) date. This helps ensure that all our favorite apps are compatible and are able to run smoothly on the next implementation of the OS that gets released publicly.

    What's New

    • Improved HTML5 support (Browser HTML 5 Score 391+10 Bonus Points)
    • Each Android app will now run in its own window. This greatly improves the user experience and consistency among the other application runtimes.
    • Access to the Camera hardware is now supported for Android apps, allowing many more application types to work on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.
    • In-App Payment is now supported through the BlackBerry Payment SDK, so Android applications can include virtual items for sale in their applications.
    • Portrait support for Email, Calendar and Contacts
    • Improved folder support including IMAP folder support

    If you're a developer and want to be able to load this puppy up, head on over to the registration/sign up page here and get enrolled.

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