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BlackBerry Z10 iz ok | BlackBerry Today Episode 23 (SD)

After two months with the BlackBerry Z10 on Verizon it seems that Chris is finally ready to give his impression of performance, apps, usability, keyboard and anything that comes to mind.

The BlackBerry Z10 and OS 10 is a powerful device. We dig into the pros and cons of using it for two months. We discuss the apps found in Blackberry World and also lack of some we expected. Kathy shares the awesome soccer apps Goal and the Chelsea official club team application.

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We look at side loading Android applications, like Instagram, on to the Z10 and finish with tips.

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BlackBerry 10 app discussion | BlackBerry Today Episode 22 (SD)

In this special edition about BlackBerry 10 applications we are joined by Paul Steel of LifeOnMobile. We dig into Android porting versus native BlackBerry 10 OS applications.  Why developers should develop for BlackBerry World (formerly AppWorld) and does porting an Android app make it better or worse than native.

Towards the end we look at the Waze navigation app beta for BlackBerry and BlackBerry Travel.

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BlackBerry 10 Hands-on | BlackBerry Today Episode 21 (SD)

Hands-on with BlackBerry 10 live from IBM Connect and Lotusphere 2013. The team was given dedicated hands-on time with the BlackBerry 10 device without the keyboard.  We ran it through it’s paces and give you live hands-on and opinions.

We cover:

  • The look and feel
  • BlackBerry Hub
  • BlackBerry Peek
  • BlackBerry Balance – Work and Personal mode
  • Rememeber
  • Flow
  • Storymaker
  • Native apps
  • BBM video and screensharing
  • Predictive text and throwing words on the screen
  • Multi tasking
  • RIM changing it’s name to BlackBerry officially
  • and more..

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BlackBerry Today Episode 20 – Creavure In My Pants (SD)

BlackBerry 10 is coming in late January with new devices and new capabilities.  We discuss separating personal and enterprise data on your device in comparison to BlackBerry Protect, dates we can expect to see both the OS and and devices and our initial thoughts.  BlackBerry World will be updated and loses the name BlackBerry AppWorld.  The new update also allows you too use ActiveSync to connect directly to enterprise and personal accounts with or without the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).


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BlackBerry Appworld has some app listed as a starter pack, but we were not impressed with the choices.  BlackBerry Flow keyboard is on the way and Chris was not impressed with the idea. We then discuss LinkedIn 2.0 and the game Creavures before tips for battery savings and making lists.

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BlackBerry Today Episode 19 – We Hung Out (SD)

We are back using Google Hangouts to live broadcast as we record.  In this episode we cover the latest rumors on BlackBerry Ten and leaked images of devices.

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We pick some the applications Get Taxi and iSpeech Dictation.  Both are free and provide some cool services.

Our user tips cover how to quickly swipe between BlackBerry Messenger chats and how cool BlackBerry is that it has profiles while iOS doesn’t.  Take that iPhone!

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BlackBerry Today Episode 18 – We Did That I’m Sure of It (SD)

In this episode there is not a lot of news to cover outside of BlackBerry no longer making the smaller Playbook size with some others odds and ends

  • We continue with talk about NFC (Near Field Communication) in the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and OS 7.1 for an alternate way to pay with merchants.  Keep in mind it is only that device for now
  • A reader sends in a question that Kathy surprises me with asking about the future of RIM.
  • Chris shows disappointment in the cost of apps in AppWorld
  • Screengrabber Free is Chris’ app pick of the show
  • Photo Editor Ultimate is Kathy’s app pick
  • Kathy’s tip is about making to-do lists as your homescreen

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