Articles by Jared Dipane

If RIM were to push one native application to the BlackBerry PlayBook developer version of OS 2, which would you prefer?

If RIM were to push one native application to the BlackBerry PlayBook developer version of OS 2, which would you prefer?

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Which native app would you want on the PlayBook right now? As we all know, we unfortunately won't see the official release of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 until February of 2012, but we were still fortunate enough for RIM to allow developers to take part in a beta version. The beta doesn't contain any of the native applications that we had hoped it would, but that led me to...

NYC Subway Trip Planner gets updated, makes finding your way around beneath NYC a breeze

NYC Subway Trip Planner gets updated, makes finding your way around beneath NYC a breeze

Jared DiPane 5

  Whether visiting NYC for the first time or a full time resident, trying to navigate the subway system is no easy task. Luckily for those who need to travel around and make connections between various trains the folks at RailBandit have made the experience substancially more enjoyable with their latest update to NYC Subway Trip Planner. Their latest update now makes use of the...

Keep up with your favorite news in style with Beam Reader for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Keep up with your favorite news in style with Beam Reader for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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  Are you a fan of keeping up with various news streams from all over the web and find yourself bored looking at only text headlines while scrolling through them all? Well, meet Beam Reader, a visual RSS reader for the BlackBerry PlayBook which not only shows the feeds in a nice grid pattern, but also adds images to the headline. Gone are the days of flicking through all the headline...

First challenge in the BBM Generation Program for Youth coming to an end, have you voted?

First challenge in the BBM Generation Program for Youth coming to an end, have you voted?

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A few weeks back RIM announced the BBM Generation Program for Youth, and now the first challenge in the contest is coming to a close. With only about 7 hours left in Challenge 1, now is a great time to remind everyone about the program, and make sure that you have voted! So, take a look through the entries and place your vote for your favorite candidate. Challenge 2 begins November 8th...

BlackBerry Torch 9810 units arriving at T-Mobile locations, Nov 9th launch still a go?

BlackBerry Torch 9810 units arriving at T-Mobile locations, Nov 9th launch still a go?

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  The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is definitely not one of T-Mobile's best kept secrets; we have seen the road map saying it was coming, then we saw it arrive in the internal systems and now we have the device showing up in store. With retail units of the BlackBerry Torch 9810 arriving, could that November 9th date hold up to be true after all? I guess we'll know for sure in another week or...

BlackBerry PlayBook price back to normal at most retailers, did you snag one at a discount?

BlackBerry PlayBook price back to normal at most retailers, did you snag one at a discount?

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  We have recently seen tons of retailers dropping the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook, but it appears as though most of the deals are wrapping up, and the prices are back on the rise. Retailers like Best Buy, Futureshop, Sears and others have brought the 16GB version back up to $499, instead of the $299 price point. Were you able to grab one at a discount, or were you hoping to see...

Amazon drops Verizon devices down to only a single penny, BlackBerry devices included

Amazon drops Verizon devices down to only a single penny, BlackBerry devices included

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Been eyeing a new BlackBerry device for your Verizon contract, but your pockets don't quite allow for a new phone as of right now? Well, Amazon has dropped the price of Verizon devices down to only one penny -- yes those golden things you usually throw on the street -- and it includes all the new devices. So whether you want to snag a new 9930, or you would like a back up 9330, 9650, or...

BlackBerry services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa screech to a halt, UK server to blame [updated]

BlackBerry services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa screech to a halt, UK server to blame [updated]

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*UPDATE* - Looks like things are getting back to normal, and RIM sincerly appologizes to those affected. What better time for a BlackBerry outage to hit than primetime of your daily usage, right? Well it seems that around 11am local time one of the UK BlackBerry servers went down, affecting users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The last thing anyone really wants is an outage in...

My Fitness Friends for BlackBerry allows you to take your workout on the go, share and challenge your friends and more

My Fitness Friends for BlackBerry allows you to take your workout on the go, share and challenge your friends and more

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Many of us have rather busy lifestyles, and trying to keep up on a work out routine while constantly on the go can be quite a daunting task. Back in August while at the BBM Hackathon event I got to spend a few minutes sitting down with Michael of Nickelbuddy and we got to learn a bit more about them. At the time it was just a concept, one that had lots of ideas stemming from it, but...

Staples doesn't want to feel left out, slashes price of BlackBerry PlayBook by $200 like others

Staples doesn't want to feel left out, slashes price of BlackBerry PlayBook by $200 like others

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We have seen quite a number of sales and price reductions for the BlackBerry PlayBook over the past couple of weeks, and it appears as though Staples may have come late but didn't want to miss out on the deals. They are offering $200 off each PlayBook model, bringing the 16GB down to $299 like we have seen at other retailers. Act fast, the deal does have an expiration date of Oct. 15,...

Business, Pleasure or Both - Should RIM further segment its product offerings or continue with an all-in-one approach?

Business, Pleasure or Both - Should RIM further segment its product offerings or continue with an all-in-one approach?

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  Recently we have seen tons of changes from RIM, their first tablet was released, executives have left, new phones have launched, and with all of it we are left wondering in which direction is RIM really going these days? The primary focus for RIM, the heart of their business, has always been Enterprise users, folks using their device for work purposes, to keep organized and crank...