Articles by Jared Dipane

OS 6.0.0.707 goes official for both the Bold 9650 and Curve 9330 from TATA INDICOM

OS 6.0.0.707 goes official for both the Bold 9650 and Curve 9330 from TATA INDICOM

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Today from TATA INDICOM we have OS 6.0.0.707 available for download on both the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Curve 9330. What's new in this OS you ask? After you install drop a comment or hit the forums with your findings, since no change log was included. Even though this is an official OS, be sure to use caution and do a back-up before installing. And if you're not on TATA...

Future BlackBerry PlayBook updates to eliminate the ability to side load applications, but is that really such a bad thing?

Future BlackBerry PlayBook updates to eliminate the ability to side load applications, but is that really such a bad thing?

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RIM plans to do away with side loading on the BlackBerry PlayBook, but that may not be such a bad thing.  Many of you may have already caught wind that yesterday on Twitter Alec Saunder, RIM's VP of Developer Relations, advised that future updates to the BlackBerry PlayBook would remove the ability to sideload applications. Immediately this caused an uproar; people jumped on the...

Alan Brenner, RIM's Senior Vice President and Alistair Mitchell, Vice President of BlackBerry Messenger depart from RIM

Alan Brenner, RIM's Senior Vice President and Alistair Mitchell, Vice President of BlackBerry Messenger depart from RIM

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We have seen quite a number of top level changes happening at RIM recently, from the new CEO Thorsten Heins, to the departure of Jim Balsillie, and we have two more to add to that. RIM has confirmed to Bloomberg that Alan Brenner, RIM's Senior Vice President, and Alistair Mitchell, Vice President of BlackBerry Messenger will be departing from their jobs at RIM. After reporting their...

Blaq for PlayBook bumps up to version 1.7.1, adds a few features and fixes some bugs

Blaq for PlayBook bumps up to version 1.7.1, adds a few features and fixes some bugs

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If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook and use Twitter on it, odds are that you have already heard of, if not already own Blaq. For those unfamiliar with Blaq it is a feature loaded, and beautifully designed Twitter application for the PlayBook that offers a great experience. While the application was built in only 30 days originally, a lot of time and effort has gone into it, and they are...

Kanye West treats Jay-Z and Beyonce to brand new Porsche Designed BlackBerry P'9981

Kanye West treats Jay-Z and Beyonce to brand new Porsche Designed BlackBerry P'9981

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It appears as though Kanye West got ahold of the fact that not only does CrackBerry Kevin have a Porsche Designed P9981, but Miss CrackBerry has one as well. In an attempt to dethrone them from being the most awesome BlackBerry-carrying couple around, Kanye went ahead and purchased a P'9981 for his good friends Jay-Z and Beyonce. While recently out in London, Kanye apparently sent his...

Sketch with Friends updated to version 1.2.3, brings free version, performance boosts and more

Sketch with Friends updated to version 1.2.3, brings free version, performance boosts and more

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Sure we may not have Draw Something on the BlackBerry PlayBook, but we do have an amazing alternative called Sketch with Friends. The recent update to Sketch with Friends brings the application to version 1.2.3 and along with it they have brought some awesome new things. First of all they have released a free version as well as the paid version, so you can now try it out before you buy...

Press Release: IrisAccess Platform now Interoperable with NFC-Enabled BlackBerry Smartphones

Press Release: IrisAccess Platform now Interoperable with NFC-Enabled BlackBerry Smartphones

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Today Iris ID Systems announced that they are making the IrisAccess Platform interoperable with select NFC enabled BlackBerry devices that are equipped with HID Global's iClass Digital Keys. This compatability will allow for individuals to use their BlackBerry to gain physical access to buildings, track time and attendance and other physical identity applications.  “This is an...

Park the cars safely in the garages and avoid collisions with Traffic Wonder for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Park the cars safely in the garages and avoid collisions with Traffic Wonder for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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Lately we have seen quite a number of good games land on the BlackBerry PlayBook, and this has been a great thing for all of us PlayBook owners. Recently the developers over at YoAbulante have released a new game to BlackBerry App World, Traffic Wonder. The concept of the game sounds really easy, guide the cars to their garage without having a collision with another car.  Sounds super...

OS 7.1.0.267 becomes official for BlackBerry Torch 9860 the courtesy of Bell Mobility

OS 7.1.0.267 becomes official for BlackBerry Torch 9860 the courtesy of Bell Mobility

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If you're on Bell and own either a BlackBerry Torch 9860, you'll want to go ahead and grab your USB cables if you've been waiting for BlackBerry 7.1 to drop. Bell has now posted OS 7.1.0.267 to their BlackBerry download page, though previously leaked and not as far ahead as T-Mobile's version -- it's still nice to see they got around to releasing it. Download from the Bell BlackBerry...