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    by Published on 10-18-2011 05:41 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    We knew it was going to be a busy day today as its the start of BlackBerry DevCon Americas. Already in the wee hours of the morning, things are starting to come out. To start things off we have a leaked video from RIM discussing the BlackBerry Packager for Android. The video walks us through the package manager, and provides some pointers on how to use it. Here are the main points discussed in the video:
    • Great way to check compatibility of existing Android applications to the BlackBerry platform
    • Convert APK files to BAR files
    • Get your signature keys before doing any porting or development - developer.blackberry.com
    • Brief overview of the package manager UI
    • Shows Android Player on Playbook


    We will bring your more updates through out the day, so stay tuned right here at BBOS for the latest news of BlackBerry DevCon Americas.

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    by Published on 10-15-2011 07:41 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    S4BB has just launched their Facebook Page and to kick things off they are running a sweepstakes contest! First place prize gets a BlackBerry Playbook and Bold 9900, second prize is a Torch 9800, and as third prize some BlackBerry gadgets. All you have to do is go to Woobox Offer Sweepstakes and:

    1) Like the S4BB Limited Facebook page
    2) Enter a name to receive the prize in case you win
    3) Share an app idea or favorite app

    Sweepstakes are open until October 24th and world wide entries are accepted. Good luck BBOS peeps! Be sure to let us know if you win!

    - CONTEST CLOSED -
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    by Published on 10-13-2011 06:36 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    A few weeks ago we were excited to report that the Citrix Receiver for the BlackBerry PlayBook was available. Since then there have been a few updates most notably the 0.9.1 update that added support for SSL/TLS connections. This one not so exciting, but it does fix issues that caused the application to hang or fail to launch.

    Here is whats new in version 0.9.2:

    -Fixes for issues that caused the application to hang or fail to launch.
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    by Published on 10-11-2011 08:09 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Games,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook

    If your like me, then you may have been patiently waiting for more games like Dead Space to arrive on the PlayBook, that really take advantage of the computing power that the PlayBook has to offer. Today was a good day for BlackBerry gamers, as Gameloft released a total of five new games for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Earlier in the week Electronic Arts also released a few of their games to the PlayBook.
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    by Published on 10-09-2011 10:56 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Groupon features 50-90% off deals on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy. Deals are currently available in more than 200 cities in the US and Canada, and we add new cities and deals every day. With our BlackBerry PlayBook app you can:

    - Find unbeatable deals near you and view them on a map
    - Purchase deals directly from your phone
    - Find your new favorite places instantly with Groupon Now. Right where you are. Right now.
    - Keep track of all your purchased Groupons by location and expiration date
    - Redeem deals from your pone, save time and trees and never print another Groupon!
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    by Published on 10-07-2011 03:04 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Rumors,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    Things are starting to get exciting once again in the world of BlackBerry. We are starting to hear more and more about this new BBX platform. We got word a couple days ago that new BlackBerry X (BBX) platform, would be announced at the upcoming DevCon in San Francisco. The BBX platform is rumored to be a QNX based OS for the PlayBook and the upcoming QNX based BlackBerry SuperPhones.

    Although we have some information regarding the devices BBX will showcase on, there is still much to be determined in regards to its functionality. A photo taken from a recent QNX blog post shows the name BBX in one of the presentation slides talking about QNX Car 2. This is exciting as it helps confirm progress in RIM's next major move.

    With QNX based Blackberries coming soon it only makes sense for RIM to announce something like this at the next DevCon. I am excited about this, a fresh name, a new OS, and new devices on the horizon. I like RIM's decision to step out of their traditional OS and device models, and move towards something fresh.

    What do you think? Are you excited about BBX?
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    by Published on 10-06-2011 06:39 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps

    A few weeks ago we were excited to report that the Citrix Receiver for the BlackBerry PlayBook was available. We are now happy to report that it has recently been updated to version 0.9.1. This update adds support for some major transport security protocols, and components.

    Along with the Citrix Receiver, Citrix Systems also provide secure access solutions Access Gateway Enterprise, and Secure Gateway. Version 0.9.1 provides support for Access Gateway Enterprise 9.x, and Secure Gateway 3.2. Companies want to know that their users can access applications in a secure manor. In addition to adding support for AGE, and SG 3.2, support for the following security protocols have been added: SSL ( Secure Socket Layer), TLS ( Transport Layer Security), SSL Relay, and Secure ICA.

    Here is the list of whats new:
    • Support for Access Gateway Enterprise 9.x and Secure Gateway 3.2
    • Support for SSL/TLS connections, SSL Relay and SecureICA
    • Server URL auto-detection
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    by Published on 09-23-2011 11:07 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook


    One of the best features of the BlackBerry PlayBook is the internet browsing experience. For the longest time Flash was not an option on mobile devices, and it was a bit cumbersome to navigate around the internet browser. The PlayBook has set a new bar in the world of mobile internet browsing. I am always looking for new tips on how to get the most out of my PlayBook. So today I thought I would share with you some PlayBook browser tips.
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    by Published on 09-23-2011 08:36 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook

    Best Buy Canada has dropped the pricing for all BlackBerry PlayBook models starting today! Over the past few weeks we have seen quite a few price drops in regards to the PlayBook. It looks like the sale will be going on until 10/06/2011.Now go out there, and get your PlayBook.

    Here are the links for pricing:
    PlayBook 16 GB
    PlayBook 32 GB
    Playbook 64 GB

    Do you plan on taking advantage of the PlayBook price drops? Let us know in the forums.

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    by Published on 09-15-2011 04:45 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook


    Great news for PlayBook owners. In a conference call to investors RIM released some major details regarding the PlayBook 2.0 update.

    Here are the details:

    • Built-in native email and PIM
    • Robust enterprise features including BlackBerry Balance to allow management of personal liable devices
    • Android App Player
    • BlackBerry Video Store - 10,000 movies, TV shows to buy, rent, same-day release as DVD and HDMI output to your TV
    • New gaming, major media and productivity Apps


    All of this will be available sometime in October, as an OTA update. Clearly there are some major changes, and enhancements with this update.

    Lots to talk about.Let us know in the forums.
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    by Published on 09-13-2011 12:28 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    The BlackBerry PlayBook seems to be conquering every area within enterprise computing. Today RIM has introduced the availability of the Citrix receiver for the BlackBerry PlayBook.

    The Citrix reliever allows users to access applications and desktops hosted by their company's Citrix server. Now applications like Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Word will be able to run directly from the PlayBook. If available, users can also access their Citrix desktop with a couple of simple touches. You could look at the Citrix receiver as an extension of your desktop at work.




    Some Key features include:

    • Multitasking – similar to the PlayBook’s multi-tab browsing experience, the Citrix Receiver allows for multitasking between virtualized apps and desktops, and between multiple desktops themselves – all on the tablet’s seven-inch screen
    • Single “Sign On” Access – one single sign on access point provides full access to virtual apps and desktops
    • IT Controlled Built-in Enterprise App Hosting – IT managers can give self-service access to enterprise apps, much like you select apps from BlackBerry App World
    • Security – the unique FIPS-certified BlackBerry PlayBook tablet security protocols protect your data when using the Citrix Receiver
    • Peripheral Integration in High Definition – by pairing a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, you’ll gain full access to your remote desktop and apps on the PlayBook’s brilliant HD screen


    This is a really big step in a positive direction for RIM's PlayBook as it now opens the doors to communicate with one of the most effective application hosting systems in the market today.

    Download it here

    Let us know what you think in the forums.

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    by Published on 08-22-2011 09:01 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    We all know, and envy, the #1 downloaded iPhone game Angry Birds. A few months ago our first BlackBerry knockoff of the game surfaced. We saw the rise of Angry Farm for BlackBerry. Now we are seeing the Angry Bird knockoffs appear on the PlayBook, however this time we are dealing with apes! Apes!

    Download Angry Apes for your PlayBook, and let us know what you think of this new Angry Birds knockoff.


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    by Published on 08-18-2011 11:46 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Games,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    Watch my quick preview of how Dead Space by EA Games runs on the BlackBerry PlayBook. I can say that this game runs very smooth, no lag, graphics are awesome, and audio is great. This game on the PlayBook is equal to the play experience on the iPad if not better because of the size of the screen, controls, and better audio. You can purchase Dead Space in BlackBerry App World for $9.99.


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    by Published on 08-18-2011 08:23 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Games,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    EA has just released one of their top action games, Dead Space, for the BlackBerry PlayBook. This stunning vision of the Dead Space franchise reproduces the cinematic horror of the console game with rich effects and atmospheric lighting. Experience the hardcore gameplay as you struggle to survive the Necromorph onslaught in 6 varied environments. Access the Plasma Saw and Core Extractor, plus 3 more weapons from the Dead Space universe - then get on with the business of strategic dismemberment! Let us know how the game works for you!


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    by Published on 08-18-2011 07:48 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Several new features to the BlackBerry News app for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet are now available. BlackBerry News is a news aggregator that enables subscribing to RSS feeds provided by many different content providers to enable a single location to get your latest news. New functionality includes:

    • Portrait mode support for all screens
    • “Read” articles are marked as such
    • “New” content indicator on home screen
    • Ability to update channels through data tethering
    • Ability to switch channels in magazine view
    • In the article view, ability to go to previous/next article
    • View a feed immediately after subscribing to it


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