Friday, November 30, 2012

Google Maps: Explore your world

Google maps is one of my favorite apps on my blackberry smartphone, it provides satellite, traffic, terrain views. You can search the map for popular places, get driving and walking directions with estimated time of arrival.

 Its amazing how accurate the data or information you get from google maps is, (compared to recent flaws in iphone's native map app which led to the firing of the team leader responsible). I have tested the app in the remote places and it still gives accuracy within 3meter-radius.- awesome right?!

Google maps app has what it calls LATITUDE which makes it possible to connect with friends with gmail account. Apart from the fact that you get to see as much as the roof of the house you or friends are in (if you guys are indoors), you can 'ask' the app to 'show you the way' to each other. I ve had to use this to locate a colleague working on a remote site without having to ask strangers for directions.

So go ahead and download google maps asap 'cos you never know when you might need to find your way back home :-).

Go to with your smartphone's browser to install.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BMM beta comes out, free wifi calls added

 BBM 7 is now in Beta zone with some interesting updates. The most interesting to me being the free voice calls it brings (a good way to save on call credits :-) ). The voice call Option works with wi-fi only and not 2G/3G/4G as you might have expected and it is also presently supported by OS6/7, with OS 5 support "coming in the future".

Voice calls can be initiated directly from the BBM, switching of text chats to voice calls, you can use both in split screens, and it as an indicator to let you know when your friends are available for calls.

I guess this is just a tip of the iceberg with BBOS10 coming in January 30th, 2013, which is expected to bring video and audio calls to BBM...#FingersCrossed.

The upgrade also integrates your Blackberry ID which backs up your contacts, profile and groups for easy switching to new device.

From the pictures you will notice this version comes with new smileys, and there is no option to backup  BBM contacts on device or on a memory card. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Convert your blogs, Facebook fanpage, Youtube channel, Picassa album, Flickr photo stream, RSS feed in to a BlackBerry App.

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