A few minutes ago BlackBerry announced BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for iOS. With that announcement, every single one of Apple's major mobile competitors now makes apps for iOS. Google, who also has Android, makes many very popular apps including Gmail, Maps, Google+, etc. Microsoft, who also has Windows Phone, makes a bunch of apps and games for iOS, including OneNote and Kinnectimals. Nokia, Microsoft's primary Windows Phone partner, also makes Here Maps.
BlackBerry announced Tuesday plans to release its BBM messaging service to iOS and Android devices this summer.
"You may ask, why is BlackBerry doing this now?" asked Thorsten Heims, BlackBerry CEO. "It's a statement of confidence...It's time for BlackBerry Messaging to become a platform-independent messaging solution."
Being iPhone owners, we're suckers for beautifully designed smartphones. So, when Nokia took to the stage in London to showcase their latest and greatest, the Lumia 925, we had to go and take a look. Our buddies over at Windows Phone Central were on the ground throughout the event to bring us all the full story. So, what's the Lumia 925 all about?
The OBEX case utilizes advanced technology that not only safeguards your device against drops, but also keeps external elements like water, snow, mud, other liquids, dust, and sand from damaging it. The materials and design of this case ensure that your iPhone 5 is protected at the highest level possible. While the curvature provides a secure grip and absorbs shock if your device is dropped, the built-in screen protector promotes touch sensitivity and clarity.
Philips Hue, the smart LED light bulbs for your home, just got a little bit smarter alongside the latest update to the iOS app pushing out now through the App Store. Top of the order is the new Geofencing feature, which can activate a scene automatically when you're coming home, and turn it off when you leave.
If you use a lot of passwords, a secure password manager can be indispensable. Since 2011, one such option for iOS users has been oneSafe. Keeping your passwords safe and synced across your iPhone and iPad is great, but until now oneSafe has been lacking in one area. That though changes with the launch of the brand new oneSafe app for the Mac.
Amazon's Cloud Player has been around for a while now, but the only way to access it in a desktop environment has been via the web browser. Now though, Amazon has announced a full desktop client for Cloud Player, and takes the fight to iTunes in doing so.
Facebook for iPhone and iPad has updated with a new photo viewer button that lets you save, share, or set the photo as your profile pictures. Editing a place you're checking into on the iPhone has also been improved, and Events should load faster, now. But that's not the most interesting thing about this update...
Lemon Wallet for iPhone is basically a virtual wallet similar to Passbook but picks up where it lacks. For instance, you can easily create Passbook cards with Lemon Wallet for any credit card, identification card, or rewards card regardless of whether or not that actual merchant supports Passbook. Lemon Wallet also has add-on paid features that allow you to track transactions and report a lost or stolen wallet for easy card replacement options.
1Password 4 for iPhone and iPad has gotten a major updated today, with big changes and additions to the browser, sharing, and search, among others. 1Browser, the in-app browser that allows users to take advantage of 1Password features like auto-fill, has added 1Passwords strong password generator for the iPad version.