Loyal BlackBerry users that have participated in the Beta Zone program might want to keep a keen eye on your email. Apparently some members have received a message outlining a new initiative that gives them the option to test “pre-release BlackBerry products.”
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Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly launched an app called Bolt, which gives you the ability to send photo and video messages to your friends with one-tap. This is similar to Snapchat, as well as and Facebook’s recent Slingshot app.
The saga to become Canada’s fourth national wireless player continues. The latest report, courtesy of Bloomberg, suggests that US-based Providence Equity Partners Inc., is considering investing an unknown amount into WIND Mobile. Providence has previously invested in Univision, VoiceStream (now T-Mobile US), Warner Music Group, Western Wireless, and is part owner of Brampton-based Q9 Networks Inc. The finer details
BlackBerry adds additional security with BlackBerry Guardian, a tool that automatically scans suspicious Android apps
Last February, BlackBerry and Trend Micro announced BlackBerry Guardian, a real-time tool that scans installed apps for malware against the company’s extensive database. The two companies combined resources to ensure apps within BlackBerry World are safe for BlackBerry 10 users to download. BlackBerry Guardian is a “multi-layered strategy” that involves both automated and manual analysis
Just in time for the long weekend is another distracted driving blitz by the Toronto and York Regional Police. The 6-week initiative kicks off today with a goal to “raise awareness regarding high risk behaviours behind the wheel and to urge drivers to focus on the road.” The OPP recently reported that distracted driving has
One of BlackBerry’s continuing fundamentals is a core focus on security. The company has staked its future on providing secure and encrypted network options. During the BlackBerry Security Summit event today, CEO John Chen announced it has acquired Dusseldorf-based Secusmart GmbH, which is touted as being “a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government
Microsoft recently announced a beta program for its OneNote app on Android. As with recently projects on Google’s OS, Microsoft it committing itself to make its cross-platform experience uniformly better. On Google+, where the beta version is being managed, Ayush Rastogi, Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, announced the OneNote for Android Beta is live now. The biggest addition to the app
TD Canada Trust for iPhone and Android can now transfer funds with ‘up-to-the-minute foreign exchange rates’
TD Canada Trust has updated its iPhone and Android app with the handy ability to transfer funds between your TD Canada Trust Canadian and U.S. Dollar accounts “using up-to-the-minute foreign exchange rates.” The iPhone app is now at version 6.0 and optimized for iOS 6 or higher, while the Android app has been bumped to minimum
Quick update for those Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra users in Canada. We’ve been receiving a number of tips that Android OS 4.4.4 KitKat has arrived on the popular Sony devices. The build number is 14.4.A.0.108 and can now be downloaded on the Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z Ultra on Rogers, Bell and
Apple has been on an acquisition streak lately. CEO Tim Cook announced during Apple’s Q2 results that 30 company acquisitions have been made over the the last nine months, including $3 billion spent for Beats Electronics. Cook also declared that they Apple is “on the prowl” for additional companies and it was recently revealed that book