Currently, I own a BlackBerry Bold device and have been using it for the last 22 months. Almost 2 years ago, I am intrigued by the security and corporate email capability of BlackBerry devices, powered by Research in Motion (RIM). Unfortunately, the growing use of enterprises tapping into BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) approach has steered users away from BlackBerry to other alternative devices, such as Samsung S3 or Apple iPhone. To ensure maximum security and data protection of using personal devices for corporate purpose, SAP has also introduced SAP Afaria to the market a few years ago. Anyway, the topic here is solely about BlackBerry and its new flagship OS 10 – installed on its latest roll-out of BlackBerry Z10.
Over the past few months, I have been contemplating to switch away from BlackBerry devices; but what prevented me from doing so are 2 things: the up-coming innovative Z10 powered by BlackBerry OS 10, and 2-year contract tied to the current device. I supposed it’s more of the latter that happened to be a show-stopper. Nevertheless, the contract renewal period is open for me, and just in time, Z10 is rolled out to Singapore market – this is the time to truly review what BlackBerry has done over the course of company restructuring and delaying its flagship release for almost a year.
I think users are tired of reading reviews after reviews; they are almost the same stuffs rewritten in a different approach. It supports 4G LTE, capacitive touchscreen keyboard that is on par with iPhone’s, expandable MircoSD slot up to 64GB, Bluetooth version 4.0, NFC (Near Field Communication), Dual core processor that never performed any poorer than Samsung’s octa-core or quad-core devices, etc.
I vaguely recalled some time back, Apple has to issue a fix to iOS after users discovered it is violating personal data privacy protection. This time, it is back again, in a discrete way.
In iOS 6, it is undoubtedly that Apple has revived tracking, and it is even more effective than ever, but also harder to switch off. Although Apple users can switch off that tracking functionality, it is quite tricky.
I happened to be browsing through the news today on Channel News Asia, before I came across the article announcing that Google has released an iPad and iPhone app on Apple App Store – the Chrome browser.
Without hesitation, I downloaded the Chrome app on my iPad 2 and started using it right away. This could not have come at the right time as being a user of Apple, but I don’t particularly enjoy Safari browser. Google simply gave me an option.
My experience was simply a breeze. It started with installation of the app through the Apple App Store, which took less than a minute over wifi. Setting up the configuration is also very user-friendly. It allows users an option to disable sending of data or information back to Google, or simply known as opt-out capability. The settings were easily configured without much challenges.
Well, needless to say, I’m enjoying every part of Chrome on iPad right now. You should too,
I carry 2 mobile devices; both state-of-the-art technology in mobile telephony industry. It goes without saying one of them is Apple’s iPhone and the other is Research-in-Motion (commonly known as RIM) BlackBerry.
The former is extremely popular with end user and consumers who find it fashionable and trendy. The responsive touch screen experience made it one of the best innovation created by Steve Jobs today. On the other hand, BlackBerry are more frequently used in companies and enterprises, due to the strong focus on enhanced security and strong encryption behind the making of the device; therefore making it a perfect device for employees to access emails corporate mails on the move.
iPhone or iPad users should be very familiar with the terminology “jailbreak“. This is mainly used with Apple’s iPad or iPhone devices, where consumers want more than just the applications or services tied to Apple’s App Store. This is through the use of Cydia.
I won’t explain how to jailbreak or how to use Cydia in this post. Basically, based on my findings, I will share some useful Cydia Sources or Repositories.
For the very first time ever since owning an iPhone (for the past 8 months), I decided to try out this very own WordPress app, developed for Apple iPhone.
I am not sure how this will turn out, but at least it is worth a try. Either way, I will give my personal review after trying this out for a few posts.
Feel free to comment and let me know your views.