Blackberry messenger coming to iOS and Android. Are you drunk, dude? Fortunately not, Blackberry officially announced on Blackberry Live in Orlando on Tuesday (14/5/2013).
CEO Thorsten Heins announced that this summer they will make the trademark BlackBerry messaging service available as a third-party app to the two most popular smart platforms – iOS and Android.
Initially, the BlackBerry Messenger or BBM, as it’s more commonly known, will only support BBM chats, multi-person chats, voice note sharing, and BlackBerry Groups, where BBM users are able to set up groups to share calendar, photos, files, etc. As Heins stated on stage, they have plans of making BBM as fully featured on those other platforms as possible.
BlackBerry has plans to expand the functionality of the iOS and Android apps with some of the new BBM features such as Voice and video calls, Screenshare, and the just announced Channels. BBM Channels is a new way for BBM users to connect with the businesses, brands, celebrities and groups they are passionate about. The BBM will be available to iPhones, running at least iOS 6.0, and to droids, running at least Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
One of the most common accidents with mobile phones is dropping them in water and unfortunately in many cases mobile phone insurance policies fail to cover for water damage.
That’s why it’s useful to know exactly what to do in case your phone falls in water. Fortunately Geek Squad is here to help you through your problem with their phone repair expertise. Here are the steps you can take to minimize the damage. Continue reading
Blurb: Caring for your devices includes cleaning them and making sure that they are not vectors for diseases. Check out these tips to keep your gadgets nice and clean.
This will sound disgusting, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. You know how super old mobile phones seem like they’re meant to withstand all sorts of damage? Well it turns out that no matter how durable an old phone is, it’s no match against good old drool. Yes, now you know our deepest darkest secret: we ruined a supposedly hardy phone with saliva. And no, we’re not proud of the fact and we certainly tried our best to resuscitate that phone. But no matter how much we sprayed disinfectant, wiped, and cleaned the thing, it remained damaged. Continue reading
There are electronic parts in just about every single device we own or operate. We take from granted that flicking a switch or pushing a button makes something happen: a light go own, a radiator to heat, a car to start but give very little thought to the many thousands of individual parts that produce the desired effects.
Those that studied and investigated electricity over the centuries would have had no idea of its eventual impact on everyday life. Modern society is so dependent on it that we literally come to a standstill when supplies are interrupted – this is evidenced by our panicked reaction when a power cut hits. How on earth did people manage before electricity flowed through the cables? Continue reading
Touchscreen technology has come a very long way. It used to be very unreliable and very unpredictable. It used to be that accidentally putting two fingers on the screen would confuse it, and it would often break if you were a little too rough with it. Then all of a sudden the technology is upgraded and has shrunk and now appears on Smartphones and tablets across the country. Now, more and more touch screen mobile devices are appearing and their sales are not slowing down.
Here is when touch screens became popular and usable
The first iPhone that was launched in 2007 was the device that really made touch screens popular. The button interface was found to be too small and too restrictive, and people loved that they could press a symbol on a screen and navigate to the place where they needed to be. Devices such as the Blackberry were popular, but non-business users were not willing to fiddle with it in order to use it every day. Continue reading
The Apple development culture is very different from that of all other software programmers. The programming community cannot be sure why this is the case, but it seems that people who set out to be iOS app developers always seem to end up being uncooperative, unforgiving, unfriendly and unhelpful.
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The programming community as a whole are the most helpful and cooperative people on the planet. People spend hours of their own time creating and improving open source code, just for the good of their fellow man. And, programming forums are chock full of expert programmers giving a helping hand to other programmers, who go on to spread what they have learned.
And yet, the Apple iOS programming forums are a shadow of other programming forums. People are snotty, mean, uncooperative and condescending. Continue reading