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BlackBerry jumps on reports of iMessage spam to tout the benefits of BBM

Given the recent spate of stories centering on iMessage being a haven for spammers, the official BlackBerry Blog seized the opportunity to pen a post detailing 5 reasons why BlackBerry's own BBM messaging service is impervious to the spam reportedly affecting iMessage users. 3) BBM Protected ups...

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Apple rejecting Flappy Bird knockoffs, and other news for Feb. 17, 2014

In a hopeful sign that the Flappy Bird craze is abating, Apple has begun rejecting apps that are knockoffs of the popular Flappy Bird game. You'll remember that the developer pulled the game last week, saying that its popularity was overwhelming. Since then, many knockoffs have appeared in the App...

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BBM has gained 20 million new active users since the app was released

The troubled rollout of BlackBerry's BBM messaging app for iOS, coupled with its recent business issues, had some pundits doomsaying about the company's future. We may have had a few thoughts on the matter here at TUAW. But ultimately the only opinion that matters is the customer base, and it is...

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BlackBerry announces 5 million downloads of BBM for iOS and Android

After only eight hours of availability, BlackBerry has announced that its BBM app for iOS and Android has been downloaded 5 million times. That number is impressive, considering that it only applies to those that have downloaded and activated the app on their mobiles. The announcement came via a...

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The ridiculous BlackBerry Messenger rollout reminds us why the company is circling the drain

Every time I see someone on Twitter or Facebook talking about BlackBerry Messenger on iPhone, I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. It's out, but it's not. It's working fine, but it isn't. And you can download it right now, but you have to wait in line. Please, please tell me this is just some sort...

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BBM for iOS available, but you might have to wait in line

BlackBerry's rollout of BBM for iOS and Android has been shaky to say the least. The app was announced in May and delayed. Then released, pulled and delayed again. Today BlackBerry has announced that BBM is finally ready. However, to ensure there isn't a repeat of September's problematic release,...

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BlackBerry: BBM still coming to iOS

It's a tough time for BlackBerry. On the heels of its recent financial problems, the company's long-delayed BBM messaging program looked like a bright spot. It finally seemed like it was going to be released on September 22 and, for a brief moment, it was. But disaster struck when an Android BBM...

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BlackBerry BBM messenger for iOS released, then pulled

Over the weekend BlackBerry released its BBM messenger app for iOS in some locales around the world. However, just hours later BlackBerry decided to pull it from available local App Stores and the Google Play store. This was done because an unreleased version of the Android version of BBM was...

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Daily Update for August 1, 2013

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 (requires...

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Daily Update for June 28, 2013

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 (requires...

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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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Daily Update for May 14, 2013

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 (requires...

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