How Blend and BBM help an Engineer to Achieve Secure, Cloud-free Device Independence

As a mobile contracting engineer, I typically encounter and use up to 8 devices per day, at four different locations. Yet, I often need to refer to the same documents and files wherever I may be, because I need to be available to answer questions from three different clients at the same time. Most of […]

By |February 12th, 2016|1 Comment

Press Release: BlackBerry and IGT Announce Agreement on Patent Licensing Deal

Feb 12, 2016

Waterloo, Ontario and London, U.K. – February 12, 2016 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) and International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) today announced that they have entered into a royalty bearing patent license agreement related to certain power charging technology used in IGT products.

An agreement between the two companies was reached […]

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Press Release: BlackBerry and Canon Sign Patent Licensing Agreement

Feb 12, 2016

Waterloo, Ontario – February 12, 2016 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced the company has entered into a patent license agreement with Canon Inc. for certain power charging technology used by Canon products.

An agreement between the two companies was reached in November 2015. Specific terms of the deal are confidential.

“Our […]

By |February 12th, 2016|1 Comment

UTB Blogcast #32

Great Apps for BlackBerry

Apple provides some humor this week.

And of course more


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HummingBad Malware for Android

Another malware for Android comes flitting on to the scene. Called HummingBad, this malware seems to be popping up first attached to adult apps found in third party app stores. However this malware works much like previous malwares Brain Test and Ghost Push which were found in apps on the Google Play Store.

HummingBad […]

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iPhone Error 53 Class Action Filed

A few days ago we told you about Seattle law firm PCVA which was asking victims of Apple’s new “Error 53” policy to contact them for a possible class action lawsuit. Today, they filed their complaint with requesting a class action jury trial in the Northern District Court of California.

The complaint asks for damages in […]

By |February 11th, 2016|2 Comments

Apple? Secure? Don’t Make Me Laugh – iPhone Bricked Again

Oh look, yet another way to easily brick an iPhone.

Yes, here we are again. Hot on the heels of THAT message you can text your iPhonian friends that reboots or bricks their phones (I’m a kind man so won;t reproduce it here) and the joy that is Error 53 (now a ‘security feature’ according to […]

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Introducing Great Apps on BlackBerry

Today on BlackBerry’s Developer Blog, BlackBerry has announced a new program to promote natively built BlackBerry 10 apps within BlackBerry World.

The new section arriving February 25th will be titled “Great Apps on BlackBerry”. This will be a list of 20 apps, that shall be featured for two weeks, once per month.

The rules to be featured […]

By |February 11th, 2016|10 Comments

Utilizing AtHoc During a Healthcare Crisis

The recent outbreak of the Zika virus in Central and South America has put into stark light the importance of mass communication in the healthcare field. This is the theme of the latest chapter in AtHoc’s continuing series on utilizing its networked crisis communication system in corporate environments to help keep people informed and safe. The […]

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My views of the Priv so far (1 week in)

With the Priv having been released in Australia on Optus last Thursday, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. Not keen on Android devices at all, but after reading all the reviews, and having played with the device at the BlackBerry hands on back in December,  I was all to eager to get one. So […]

By |February 11th, 2016|10 Comments