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Stories by Al Sacco

BlackBerry Messenger Quick Tips: Mastering BBM Basics

If there's one particular aspect of the BlackBerry platform that Research In Motion (RIM) is heavily promoting to the masses today--besides security, RIM's true strength--it's the company's BlackBerry-specific mobile IM application, BlackBerry Messenger.

Written by Al Sacco15 July 10 06:54

BlackBerry Protect brings enterprise security to consumers

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) today took the wraps off its latest offering for consumers, BlackBerry Protect, a free service meant to help non-corporate BlackBerry users secure and manage their smartphones.

Written by Al Sacco13 July 10 02:29

The Latest BlackBerry Spyware Scare: Don't Worry, Yet

Here we go again. Another BlackBerry security scare, in which some "noble" researcher explains to all of us blissfully-unaware BlackBerry users that our precious devices aren't nearly as safe as we think they are.

Written by Al Sacco11 Feb. 10 06:07

Amazon: Kindle for BlackBerry app coming soon

Amazon.com plans to release a new, free Kindle for BlackBerry mobile application in near future, according to the company's Kindle Web page. The online retailer didn't specify when exactly the app will be released, but its Kindle page currently shows a BlackBerry icon atop the words "coming soon."The news of a Kindle for BlackBerry app is no surprise; rumors regarding a BlackBerry app for Kindle hit the Web months ago, but I hadn't heard or seen anything concrete until I just noticed the listing on Amazon's Kindle page.

Written by Al Sacco17 Dec. 09 02:23

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Supports MS Exchange 2010

BlackBerry-smartphone-maker Research In Motion (RIM) late last week announced that its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0 software for corporate e-mail deployments now supports Microsoft's new Exchange Server 2010, as part of the BES service pack 1 (SP1) maintenance release 1 (MR1).

Written by Al Sacco15 Dec. 09 05:39

RIM Wants You to Make eBay for BlackBerry the Best

Research In Motion (RIM) this morning listed an early version of its new eBay for BlackBerry e-commerce application for download on its BlackBerry App World software store. The free, beta application lets BlackBerry users with eBay accounts search for items of interest, buy products--via PayPal--and check on account activity, all from their BlackBerry smartphones.

Written by Al Sacco01 Nov. 09 05:45

Using e-mail message flags in BlackBerry OS 5.0

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) recently started shipping its brand new mobile operating system (OS), BlackBerry handheld OS 5.0. The new software packs a variety of cool new features and enhancements, including improved mail-folder management options; auto-correct and word-completion typing software; and a number of personal information management (PIM) feature-enhancements. (Note: Some of the new features require BlackBerry Enterprise Server BES 5.0.)

Written by Al Sacco20 Nov. 09 06:36

BlackBerry Security Exec Warns of Smartphone DDoS Attacks

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few years--at least from a consumer, or user, perspective; enterprises have been invested in mobile device security since the advent of the PDA.

Written by Al Sacco19 Nov. 09 07:09