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BlackBerry praises BBM as it bashes Apple’s iMessage spam ‘issue’

BlackBerry praises BBM as it bashes Apple’s iMessage spam ‘issue’

Apple launched iMessage in 2011 as a cross-platform messaging service for iOS and Mac users, and since then the service has grown quite a bit. It’s seeing plenty of improvements in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, in fact. But the service hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies for everyone.

BlackBerry Assistant is a Siri-like knockoff that is way too late

BlackBerry Assistant is a Siri-like knockoff that is way too late

As someone that lives in southern Ontario, the birthplace of the BlackBerry makers formerly known as Research in Motion, I have to admit that I am quite disappointed with how quickly the company has faded into irrelevancy in the consumer electronics industry. BlackBerry Assistant is its latest last-ditch effort that is far too late.

Apple’s CarPlay systems powered by BlackBerry’s QNX software

Apple’s CarPlay systems powered by BlackBerry’s QNX software

Apple announced CarPlay, previously known as iOS in the Car, yesterday, as a way to bring the iPhone experience to in-car entertainment systems.

BlackBerry CEO responds harshly to T-Mobile iPhone promotion

BlackBerry CEO responds harshly to T-Mobile iPhone promotion

The relationship between US wireless carrier and handset maker Blackberry is strained after the carrier sent a targeted promotion to BlackBerry users, offering them a discount on the iPhone if they switch devices.

BBM 2.0 for iOS brings BBM Voice, Channels, Dropbox support, Location Sharing and 100 new emoticons

BBM 2.0 for iOS brings BBM Voice, Channels, Dropbox support, Location Sharing and 100 new emoticons

BlackBerry has just released a major update for BlackBerry Messenger.

BBM 2.0 brings new features such as direct voice calling, BBM Channels, Dropbox support and additional emoticons.

Apple-backed Rockstar consortium may sell off some of its patent portfolio

Apple-backed Rockstar consortium may sell off some of its patent portfolio

People familiar with the matter claim that members of the Rockstar Consortium are looking to sell some of the patents it acquired from bankrupt communications company Nortel. The group paid $4.5 billion in 2011 for this intellectual property.

BBM Voice, BBM Channels and more coming to BBM for iPhone in 2014

BBM Voice, BBM Channels and more coming to BBM for iPhone in 2014

BlackBerry has detailed its 2014 roadmap for BBM for iPhone on its blog. Here are the new features that will be added to BBM over the next year, some of which are already present in BlackBerry phones.

Obama not allowed to use an iPhone for security reasons

Obama not allowed to use an iPhone for security reasons

US President Barack Obama confirmed on Wednesday that he is not allowed to use an iPhone because of security concerns. Instead the president must use an aging, but secure BlackBerry handset, says a report in Security Week.

BlackBerry refused to break up company despite interest from Apple, Microsoft and others

BlackBerry refused to break up company despite interest from Apple, Microsoft and others

BlackBerry’s board of directors recently decided not to sell the company, despite interest from investor groups and other technology companies, including Apple.

How a former Apple executive almost bought BlackBerry

How a former Apple executive almost bought BlackBerry

John Sculley spent just about a decade at Apple, serving as the company’s CEO between 1983 and 1993. He is best known as the man who fired Apple founder Steve Jobs before Jobs could have him removed as CEO. Now, Sculley is making headlines as the man who almost bought BlackBerry.