BBM Users Get Mobile Payments Boost from BlackBerry

BBM Users Get Mobile Payments Boost from BlackBerry 300x180 BBM Users Get Mobile Payments Boost from BlackBerryBlackBerry continues to forge ahead despite no shortage of setbacks and lingering obstacles down the mobile path.

On Thursday, the Canadian smartphone maker confirmed that it will enhance the mobile payment capabilities for users of BBM, the private social network available for smartphones running Android, BlackBerry, iOS or Windows Phone.

According to a written statement from BlackBerry, these new initiatives “will take the ability to connect and share using BBM one step further.”
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Apple Preparing to Make Headlines Again in October

Apple Preparing to Make Headlines Again in October 300x226 Apple Preparing to Make Headlines Again in OctoberFresh from Apple’s recent iPhone 6, Apple Watch and iOS 8 media blitz, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is purportedly gearing up to make headlines once again next month.

Mid October, we’re told, is when the iDevice maker will attempt to wow the mobile world again, this time with a refresh of its tablet line-up.

“The company is planning to hold its next event on Oct. 21, where it will unveil two new iPads and announce the release of OS X Yosemite, the next version of its Mac operating system, according to sources familiar with the matter,” Micah Singleton of The Daily Dot reports.
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Apple Makes the Switch from Android to iOS and Easy One

Apple Makes the Switch from Android to iOS an Easy One 300x196 Apple Makes the Switch from Android to iOS and Easy OneOn Wednesday, Apple released iOS 8 to the mobile world, just two days before the company’s scheduled launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

This year, however, Apple appears poised to welcome more Android newcomers to the iOS ecosystem than during any previous iOS refresh.

Shortly before iOS 8 dropped, Apple published a detailed guide that walks Android users through the switch to iOS.
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Why Apple is Being Rushed to the Hospital

Why Apple is Being Rushed to the Hospital 300x157 Why Apple is Being Rushed to the HospitalAccording to our sister site mHealthWatch, some of the nation’s foremost hospitals are rushing Apple in through the ER doors and putting the tech giant’s latest innovation to work in healthcare.

Apple’s recently unveiled HealthKit platform has already attracted the attention of such healthcare heavyweights as Duke and Stanford.

Reuters  learned earlier this week that the prominent U.S. hospitals are planning trials with “diabetics and chronic disease patients” using HealthKit.

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Asia-Pacific Now the Fastest-Growing Region in Mobile Advertising

Asia Pacific Now the Fastest Growing Region in Mobile Advertising 300x148 Asia Pacific Now the Fastest Growing Region in Mobile AdvertisingOpera Mediaworks says Asia-Pacific is now the “fastest-growing region in mobile advertising,” with 70% growth in ad impressions year-over-year.

The firm’s newest State of Mobile Advertising report refers to India as the single-most powerful driver of the Asia-Pacific market.

Specifically, we’re told that mobile-ad impression volume has grown 260% since July 2013.
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Apple: iPhone 6 is an Overnight Blockbuster

Apple iPhone 6 is an Overnight Blockbuster 281x300 Apple: iPhone 6 is an Overnight BlockbusterWe were told unprecedented consumer demand would soon be apparent for Apple’s iPhone 6.

And that’s exactly what the world observed over the weekend as consumers flocked to Apple’s website so aggressively that it put the company’s online store on the fritz at times.

In the first 12 hours of preorders last Friday morning, Apple saw a new overnight record for preorders, setting the stage for a record-breaking opening sales weekend for a new Apple product launch.

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Here’s Why Apple Entered the Wearables Market at the Right Time

 Heres Why Apple Entered the Wearables Market at the Right TimeOn Tuesday, Apple made its long awaited plunge into the wearables market.

And the timing couldn’t possibly be better.

According to analysts at Juniper Research, the global retail revenue from smart wearable devices will “treble by 2016, before reaching $53.2 billion by 2019.”

The market, we’re told, will be driven by an increase in sales of premium smart watches and smart glasses over the next five years.
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