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BlackBerry Link updates to v1.2.0.28 on Windows

BlackBerry has rolled out a new version of BlackBerry Link today for Windows users. This seems to be similar to the leak that happened a bit back. Check out the latest version on BlackBerrys website. This version is mainly focused on a new UI together with more reliable backups and restores along with syncing.

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BlackBerry Link for Windows Updated to v1.1.1.41

  BlackBerry has pushed out a small update to BlackBerry Link for Windows. It is still unclear what exactly the update brings but my guess is improvements in the sync engine and backup functions. You can pick up the new update for yourself directly from BlackBerry. Thanks Zooby for the tip!

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BB10 / PlayBook App Manager Sideloading Tool Updated for Google Chrome - Free

This chrome plugin is still my favorite way for sideloading apps on BlackBerry 10. The PlayBook App Manager extension for Chrome received an update this week which seems to have changed its name and added a few bug fixes in v2.1.0. It is now called the BB10 / PlayBook App Manager which makes more sense….

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LocalBar2 Brings On Device Sideloading (With Proxy) Back to BlackBerry 10 - Free

Some of you may remember LocalBar by Yohanes and its ability to sideload apps onto your PlayBook without a desktop. BlackBerry closed that loop but the developers found a way around it using a proxy. Now the OSBB team has decided to recompile LocalBar for BlackBerry 10 and the PlayBook and bring back the fun….

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New BlackBerry 10 Sideloading Tool Hopes To Simplify The Process (Beta) - Free

There have been quite a few sideloading tools for BlackBerry 10 and the PlayBook over the years with their pros and cons. Terrence pointed out yet another project that is kicking off now in beta that tries to combine all of the sideloading functions into one. The developers is tied to BB10bars.net so you will…

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BB10 PC Outlook Sync Brings Outlook Two Way Sync Functionality To Your BB10 Device!

One of the more popular questions or concerns regarding the BlackBerry 10 devices so far have been about syncing with Outlook. BlackBerry has promised to bring the feature shortly and it seems like they are almost there. Still Outlook sync is a key feature that many businesses had come to rely on due to it…

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Step By Step Guide to Sideloading Apps on BlackBerry 10

As many of you may have noticed, a lot of our recent posts for popular apps involve sideloading.  If you are unfamiliar with sideloading, it is taking a downloaded .BAR file, mainly an Android port or a beta copy of a new app and then installing it on your PlayBook or BlackBerry 10 device using…

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VNBB Releases vnBB10, BlackBerry 10 Sideloader With Extra Features

Most of us with PlayBooks and BlackBerry 10 devices are familiar with the use of sideloading.  It lets us put Android ports on to our devices, mainly apps that are not available in BlackBerry World. There haven’t been too many tools to do this, mainly DDPB and BBHTools.  Well this morning VNBB released their own…

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iCal4OL Tool Syncs Outlook with CalDAV & CardDAV Servers (Gmail Calendar & Contacts)

One of the HUGE shortcomings of Microsoft Outlook is its insistence to not support the hugely popular CardDAV and CalDAV formats for calendar, tasks, and contact sync. Instead Microsoft clings to their proprietary formats. While many BlackBerry 10 users have figured out how to sync their contacts and calendar with Gmail and other CalDAV/CardDAV services…

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BlackBerry Link Desktop Software for PC & Mac Now Available

BlackBerry has made their BlackBerry Link desktop software for BlackBerry 10 available on their website. This includes both the PC and Mac variants so RIM has us covered. We have already covered the BlackBerry Link software if you want a quick look at its capabilities. If you want to check it out for yourself you…

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BlackBerry Desktop Software v7.1.0 B35 For Windows Released

RIM has rolled out a new version of Desktop Manager software for Windows this week. They sadly did not include release notes I can find but supposedly it improves the sync process especially for songs. Check it out if you want to be running the latest and greatest. Download BlackBerry Desktop Software v7.1.0 B35 @BlackBerry.com

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BlackBerry Hottest App Giveaway For Canada! $40 Worth of Selected Premium Apps - Free

If you live in Canada, and you have a BlackBerry device running OS 7.1, you can download $40 of selected premium apps for free! We just heard from RIM that their BlackBerry Canada team is inviting users to “warm up” with a hot app offer. Hopefully this awesome promotion is expanded into other markets as…

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BlackBerry Link the New BlackBerry Desktop Software

This will be welcome little tidbit for many BlackBerry users who have struggled with the inefficient bulkiness of Desktop manager or software, or whatever it has gone by in the past. BlackBerry Link should be the next generation of device management software using your computer and BlackBerry 10 device. Hopefully it is a major overhaul…

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RIM Rolls Out Desktop Manager v7.1.0.33 Out of Beta - Free

RIM has had Desktop Manager v7.1 in the Beta Zone and offered to developers for awhile now. Zooby pointed out to me that AT&T had an updated version of Desktop Manager available on their website. After checking RIM’s main download site it seems like RIM has upgraded it across the board. Update: After looking back at the…

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager v7.0 Bundle 60 Released for PCs - Free

I was waiting a bit to see how this one panned out before mentioning the release of Desktop Manager v7.0 bundle 60. The last public release of 7.0 Bundle 44 was an unmitigated disaster with “preparing sync preview” issues abound when it came to synching PIM data. RIM fixed that with releases in the Beta…

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Desktop Bridge Now Available In AppWorld

Ronen mentioned last week about  Pulsecode  working on opening up the PlayBook Bridge via desktop. Well today, the day has come Desktop Bridge is available for purchase in App World.  Desktop Bridge allows you to open your browser and access all of your bridge info from your PlayBook.  Now keep in mind you need to…

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Free PlayBook App Manager Lets You Manage Your Apps From Your Browser - Free

I am always happy to see developers pushing harder against RIM’s walled garden of limiting PlayBook apps to only RIM approved apps unless they are sideloaded. The latest such effort is PlayBook App Manager by George J. It allows you to easily manage your PlayBook apps and add apps yourself from your Chrome or Firefox…

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Remote Spark Ports VNC & Remote Desktop RDP Apps to PlayBook (Android)

Do you remember how hard it was to find an RDP (Remote Desktop) or VNC client when the PlayBook first came out? Now there are multiple options in App World with the latest coming from Remote Spark. They have ported their very popular Remote RDP Enterprise and Remove VNC Pro Android apps to the PlayBook…

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LinBerry Hopes to Make it Easier to Use Your BlackBerry on Linux

Over the years Barry by NetDirect has been my go to solution for using my BlackBerry with Linux. It was worth it just for charging your BlackBerry at a faster rate. Now it seems like there is another alternative called LinBerry that I am guessing is based off Barry but makes things a little bit…

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Free MagicBerry v3.5 Adds Support for Reading .BBB BlackBerry Backup Files - Free

MagicBerry has long been the best tool for parsing and reading BlackBerry backup files. The problem is when RIM started moving from .IPD files to .BBB files they could no longer be opened with MagicBerry. Now it seems like MagicBerry’s developer, Ashraf M. Awwad, has reverse engineered the .BBB format and we are back in…

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