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

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

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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BBSAK v1.9.2 Released With OS 7+ Support & Speed Improvements

Jason let us know that they have released v1.9.2 of the very popular BBSAK (BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife) desktop utility. This new release adds official support for OS 7+ along with devices like the 9930, 9850, & 9350. They have also done a bunch of work on optimizing the code to speed up the process…

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Free All In One Remote Controls Your PC From Your PlayBook (Android)

Its nice to see some decent Android ports coming to PlayBook OS 2.0. The latest brought to my attention is All In One Remote by Hisham Hassan Bakr. He ported the media controlling app that works for Windows, Mac, and even Linux to the PlayBook and works over Wi-Fi and supposedly Bluetooth too. It offers…

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Print for the PlayBook Prints from Your PlayBook to Your PC

When RIM released PlayBook OS 2.0 with Print to Go they allowed users to print from their PC’s to their PlayBook but not vice versa. Now Daniel Bigham has followed up with another one of this very useful utilities called Print for the PlayBook. You have to install the server on your Windows PC (No…

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Forward Thinking Apps Releases Free SimpleVNC PlayBook App

The developers of the popular Simple Browser for the PlayBook, Forward Thinking Apps, has just released their first version of SimpleVNC for the PlayBook. This new app is a VNC client that allows you to control your computer remotely using VNC. Their description says that SimpleVNC is currently in rapid development and “will be changing…

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