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Apple looking to hire BlackBerry employees

On September 19, BlackBerry Ltd. announced that it was going to cut up to 40 percent of its workforce "across all departments." Now comes word via the Financial Post that Apple was quick to set up a recruitment drive about 12 miles away from the company's headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario. In the...

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BlackBerry: BBM still scheduled to hit iOS

BlackBerry announced back in May that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) would be coming to iOS later this summer. With July steadily approaching, we still haven't heard any specific details as to when we might expect to see BBM hit the App Store. Earlier today, however, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins...

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BBM for iOS slated to arrive on June 27 (Updated)

Update: Note that T-Mobile UK has since deleted the tweet. BlackBerry has since confirmed that BBM for iOS will not be launching on June 27. Back in mid-May, we reported that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) would soon be making its way to both iOS and Android as a free download. And now, thanks to a...

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Sorry iPad owners, BBM for iOS will be iPhone only

RIM announced earlier this week that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is coming to both iOS and Android as a free download later this summer. While RIM's market share continues to plummet, the number of folks who still use BBM is rather impressive. In a post on BlackBerry's official blog earlier...

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BlackBerry Z10 and iPhone 5 go head-to-head in video

German site Telekom-Presse has put together a video comparing the iPhone 5 with the upcoming BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, both in terms of physical design and software. The video plays out almost like an informercial for RIM's new device -- due to be formally unveiled next week -- lauding the way...

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Following the TSA's lead, the NTSB drops Blackberry for iPhone

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, may join the growing number of government agencies that plan to ditch the BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone. A notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website announces that the NTSB...

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Apple grabs more than 1,000 patents from Rockstar Consortium

Apple is beefing up its patent portfolio with the recent transfer of over 1,000 patents from Rockstar Consortium. The patent and patent application transfer was first reported by Yonhap News and confirmed by patent transfer records in the US Patent and Trademark Office database. Apple is a...

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Kodak/Apple patent dispute ends badly for Kodak

Struggling US photography pioneer Kodak was dealt a major blow when the International Trade Commission ruled that its color image preview patent, No. 6,292,218, was invalid, according to the Wall Street Journal. Kodak hoped to extract money from companies that were not licensing the patent and...

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ITC rules against Kodak, in favor of RIM and Apple

This is strike two against Kodak at the US International Trade Commission. CNET is reporting today that administrative Judge Thomas Pender reaffirmed a decision from last year which stated that neither Apple or RIM were infringing Kodak patents. "I hereby reaffirm on remand that no violation of...

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Motorola, RIM offer Apple a nano-SIM compromise

The battle over the nano-SIM standard is heating up with Apple on one side and a group that includes Nokia, Motorola and RIM on the other. In the latest series of developments reported by The Verge, Motorola and RIM are countering Apple's nano-SIM proposal with a revised design of their own....

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RIM's predictive typing on jailbroken iPhone

Who wants a Blackberry-style predictive typing setup on their iPhone? (Don't all raise your hands at once!) Developer Mario Hros gave iDownloadblog a look at the upcoming Octopus Keyboard tweak he's working on. Octopus Keyboard looks similar to the iPhone keyboard, but you'll notice the RIM...

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RIM claims responsibility for "Wake Up" stunt at Apple Store

RIM, maker of the BlackBerry, has claimed responsibility for the ultra lame "Wake Up" flash mob stunt that appeared outside the Sydney Apple store last week. The stunt saw flash mobs pull out black signs that read "Wake Up." When confronted with the signs, shoppers at the Apple Store seemed to...

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Daily Update for April 3, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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RIM's server software now manages iPhone, Android devices

RIM launched its highly-touted BlackBerry Mobile Fusion today. The enterprise software solution lets network administrators manage iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices using a single, web-based application. The software lets admins manage multiple devices per user, set and manage security...

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Nano-SIM standard vote postponed, RIM accuses Apple of cheating

RIM sent a scathing letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) accusing Apple of unfairly trying to sway the upcoming standards vote so its nano-SIM proposal gets approved. The letter, obtained by CNET, claims Apple is having its representatives change their...

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