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  • PhoneGap Bootcamp Is 2 Days of Converting Mobile Apps To Web

    23 April 2014, 8:12 am by: Kyle McInnes

    PhoneGap Bootcamp is a project by Demian Borba (and I'm sure other collaborators) who is a Developer Envangelist at BlackBerry. PhoneGap Bootcamp is 2 days of intense training converting mobile apps using Cordova for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10, focusing on…
  • BlackBerry 10 Needs Better Call Management Apps

    22 April 2014, 9:23 am by: Kyle McInnes

    Almost all of the "call management" apps on BlackBerry 10 are apps that completely block all incoming calls. Why would anyone want that as a feature? Just turn your phone on silent. The whole Call Management category is broken on BlackBerry 10. Some apps, like…
  • BlackBerry App World Reviews Becoming Increasingly Diverse

    21 April 2014, 1:52 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    When you look at BlackBerryCool.com's traffic over the years, there's been a major shift in the readership's location that has shifted in direct proportion to where the majority of BlackBerry users come from. Back in 2009, traffic was mostly the US, UK and…
  • Ubisoft, Square Enix, Microsoft and More Speaking at Ottawa International Game Conference

    21 April 2014, 12:44 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    The Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC) is delighted to announce its speakers for the 3rd annual conference. Speakers from Canada, the United States, Latin America and Britain will be coming to the conference to share their experience and love of…
  • What’s Going On With ScoreLoop at BlackBerry?

    15 April 2014, 8:12 am by: Kyle McInnes

    Here's a simple feature suggestion for ScoreLoop: why don't you just read whether someone is viewing a link from their mobile or desktop, and display the appropriate app store? When you get a ScoreLoop email and you click the link from your desktop, the…
  • ID3IOT for BlackBerry 10 Helps Clean Audio Tags

    14 April 2014, 11:11 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    ID3IOT is a simple and useful tool that helps you clean up your broken audio tags. The app does this by scanning your music library for missing tag information, and then allowing the user to edit and clean up the tags directly from the device. With platform…
  • Martha Stewart and Other Celebrities Still Use a BlackBerry

    7 March 2014, 12:19 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Is it the security? Is it the keyboard? It's probably a combination. We've seen several celebrities, such as Leonardo Dicaprio who uses a Q10, talk about their love of BlackBerry. Perhaps there's some overlap with enterprise and celebrity that isn't fully…
  • Call for Speakers for the 3rd Annual Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC)

    11 February 2014, 7:24 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    The Ottawa International Game Conference is on its 3rd year and the conference has just put out a call for speakers. The OIGC is an annual game industry conference in Ottawa, Canada, that runs from May 25th to May 27th, and features speakers, workshops, panels…
  • BlackBerry VP of Developer Relations Alec Saunders Now VP of QNX Cloud

    29 January 2014, 8:09 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Alec Saunders, the incredibly outspoken VP of Developer Relations, is now the VP of QNX Cloud. This is interesting for a few reasons:
  • Bitcoin ATM Debuts in Ottawa at Clocktower Brew Pub in Byward Market

    21 January 2014, 4:06 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Now, the virtual medium of exchange is making a real-world appearance in the ByWard Market with the help of an Ottawa startup, marking the beginning of what could be a burgeoning Bitcoin market in the nation’s capital.
  • Did BlackBerry’s QNX Connected Car Miss A Cross-Platform Opportunity?

    20 January 2014, 11:46 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    YOU.i is a company that specializes in User Interface design and User Experience. The company has recently announced a cross-platform, connected car concept called The HIVE, that has some interesting implications for companies like QNX. YOU.i even calls…
  • Task Management App “did u?” Gives You An Added Push To Finish Your To Do List

    13 January 2014, 2:00 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    The "did u?" app is a very simple app that has one goal in mind: to help you finish your To Do list. While To Do lists can get long and cumbersome, the "did u?" app seeks to simplify the experience. With "did u?", you simply add a List, fill it with items, and…
  • QNX and Other Ottawa Technology Companies Making Headlines at CES 2014

    13 January 2014, 1:55 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Ottawa's technology companies are driving some of the most important headlines at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) this year. Both large companies and small startups from Ottawa are disrupting industries and challenging incumbents from around the world. Here…
  • Does BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Hurt BlackBerry’s Competitive Advantage?

    10 January 2014, 5:46 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    With BlackBerry's new CEO John Chen talking a lot about Enterprise and BlackBerry's competitive advantage in this space, one can't help but wonder if BES 10 is helping or hurting their position in the enterprise. In a sense, BlackBerry is sort of enabling…
  • BlackBerry Missing From Wearables: 2014′s Hottest Consumer Tech Trend

    6 January 2014, 11:37 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    One of the biggest trends right now in consumer tech and mobile devices is wearables. Whether it's The Quantified Self or a means of better interacting with your devices, wearables is one of the hottest items in consumer tech right now. But where does…
  • Group Polarization Explains Why Dedicated Blogs Are Great For Brands And Bad For Discussion

    28 December 2013, 7:39 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    David G. Myers is the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Hope College and author of psychology textbooks and of The Pursuit of Happiness among other books. In a discussion on group polarization, he describes the simple theory that opinion segregation…
  • Download This Battery Saving Wallpaper For Your BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Q10

    23 December 2013, 7:37 am by: Kyle McInnes

    The BlackBerry Z30 and Q10 have a Super AMOLED screen in common and this presents some interesting wallpaper options. Black pixels don't actually use battery power so if you change your wallpaper to pure black, you'll have some battery life savings. Another…
  • Win A $4,500 Trip To New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto With BBM

    18 December 2013, 8:21 am by: Kyle McInnes

    BlackBerry is running a fun promotion right now where you win an amazing $4,500 weekend that you'd help plan as well as giving you weekly chances to win tickets, gift cards and more. The trip could take you to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto and all…
  • The LinkedIn Eye Test: Is LinkedIn Becoming Like Facebook?

    17 December 2013, 4:50 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    This is just a random thought, but has your LinkedIn stream started to look increasingly like Facebook? It seems that as the social network becomes more mainstream, more people are posting pictures, personal status updates and sometimes straight up spam. Take…
  • Beta Review: MockIt! for BlackBerry 10 by OSBB Code Labs (Download In The Beta Zone)

    17 December 2013, 6:57 am by: Kyle McInnes

    The BlackBerry Beta Zone app for BlackBerry 10 has been updated and for the first time, we're seeing third party developers leverage Beta Zone to test apps. The most recent addition to Beta Zone is MockIt! which can be downloaded and tested for free. The…

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