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Google Has Plans To Jump On Building BlackBerry 10 Apps If User Base Grows

Google Multiplatform Chief Sundar Pichai explains at D11 his openness to the BlackBerry 10 platform, simply states as the user base grows so will the interest and plans to build Google apps on the BlackBerry 10 platform grow as well. This is not however a on the “to do list” currently for Google but just like building for any other platform, once the user base grows so does the interest on any company building apps. Sundar Pichai head of Android and Chrome apps at Google spoke briefly with Walt Mossberg on how to gain Google’s interest as far as developing for a platform outside of Android and iOS:

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How to add a Facebook search engine to your BlackBerry OS7.1 browser

So I just thought I would give you a lil tutorial on how to search for people, pages, events or groups on Facebook using your BlackBerry browser. Why? Well I like to believe that Facebook search is a social search engine and if you wanna look for somebody that’s the one place to find them. Yes you could use the Facebook app, but I prefer this method as it gives a better search functionality and options.

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Best Free Cloud Services That Sync Between the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry Smartphone, and PC

Emailing documents or pictures used to be the only option that people would have to share files, the negative part of this was that there was no simple way for a document to be updated, and users were at the mercy of size limits that could be emailed. The future of computing has moved towards cloud based services, which allows users to store files in a central cloud server, where these files are accessible anywhere by anyone that is permitted access.  Users can access these files, and collaborate with others on documents or projects on either a PC, Mac, tablet or phone. The BlackBerry PlayBook is an ideal device to take advantage of cloud based services, due to it’s high security features, (such as full device encryption with update to the OS 2.1) ease of use, portability, and rich native features such as Docs to Go.  BlackBerry Smartphones also have these features, so all files are easily edited safely and securely without the need to store these documents on the device. The one issue that users may find with the PlayBook or BlackBerry phone, is that several available apps only enable sharing of files to work on one or two devices, such as PC to phone, PC to PlayBook or PlayBook to Phone via BlackBerry Bridge.  This also does not allow for collaboration, as those files are still accessible only on the devices hard drives.

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MobiHand Evaluating Strategic Alternatives

It has been reported that MobiHand owed a significant amount of dollars to several developers, MobiHand responds with the following blog post: MobiHand was founded seven years ago by software industry veterans committed to providing responsive and cost-efficient services to developers of mobile applications. Through that entire period of time MobiHand has maintained a nearly perfect record of supporting and paying developers on a timely basis.   With increased competition from very large, well-capitalized companies such as RIM and Google, in 2011 MobiHand has seen the need to invest heavily in developing new, differentiated services. These new services combined with several new partnerships with large companies will result in revenue growth in the coming year.   But developing and launching these new initiatives has created significant financial strain. As a result, MobiHand is in the process of evaluating strategic alternatives which may  result in the sale of the company to a larger, more well-capitalized partner.   We expect this process to be completed before the end of this year allowing us to fulfill our obligations  to all of our partners. Source: MobiHand

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Menu+ Add shortcuts to your BlackBerry’s system menu

Menu+ add shorcuts to your BlackBerry® system menu such as: Call, SMS, Email, PIN, Google Search,….. A great tools for System enhancement! 1. Add a Call item to your BlackBerry® menu. Easily setting up the pre-defined number and name, then you can make the call to a specific number just right on your BlackBerry® Menu. Just fill in or Insert from BlackBerry® Contact List the appropriate contact fields to add a contact to your menu. It’s so convenient and fast. 2. Add a SMS item to your BlackBerry® menu. Easily setting up the pre-defined number and name, then you can make a new SMS to a specific number just right on your BlackBerry® Menu. 3. Add an Email item to your BlackBerry® menu. Easily setting up the pre-defined number and name, then you can make a new email to a specific email address just right on your BlackBerry® Menu. 4. Add a PIN menu item for composing quick PIN

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Free ShowMe! Weather 2.0 with Chat for BlackBerry

I really like the wayWiMEME, Inc. has modeled their app for BlackBerry users. “What does everyone the world over do every day? Talk about the weather!” So very true so with that, we’re pleased to promote their new ShowMe! Weather 2.0 app. ShowMe! Weather 2.0 w/Chat has all the great features of the original ShowMe! Weather but now allows you to connect with users in any city around the world and chat about the weather! Continue reading for features.

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BlackBerry App Developer In the Middle of Patent Dispute, Will RIM Step Up?

It’s been reported that Issachar Radcliffe, a York University student  and developer of the BlackBerry PlayBook game Lonely Turret has been hit with a patent-infringement notice from U.S. licensing firm Lodsys out of Texas. Why the big deal? Well, the issue is over in-app payment and purchases which RIM has clearly endorsed with BlackBerry® Payment Service 1.0.

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Carriers Pushing for a Third Contender? BlackBerry is the Chosen One?

Moving into the coming weeks, the BlackBerry 7 generation lineup should be available to more carriers as devices make their way into operator channels. This means that carriers now have to “push” another brand in BlackBerry so that handsets get sold and consumers subscribe. Certainly, operators are familiar with the BlackBerry brand but since there was a long period without a new device launch, carriers’ emphasis towards pushing BlackBerry was rather diminishing. With the new lineup out and several more to come (Curves), carriers will begin to again promote the BlackBerry brand. But do they want to? With Apple and Android devices practically selling themselves, do carriers want to go through the steps to promote BlackBerry smartphones? The answer is yes, says Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu.  Continue reading for details.

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