Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! Android users can now use Cortana to call or text contacts without tapping on screen Cortana on Android has been updated with the ability to make calls and send […]
The goal of the Microsoft and BlackBerry partnership was to empower the mobile workforce, but it also just so happen to raise BlackBerry’s stock by 5% today.
Under the partnership, the two companies collaborated on a first of a kind BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE solution, to allow customers to use Microsoft’s mobile apps within BlackBerry Dynamics.
Amnesty International has released a list of most secure and privacy respecting communication services. Skype scores one of the worst positions.
Blackberry has announced its intention to host its Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform in Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
Today, BlackBerry announced that Microsoft customers will have access to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 (BES12) using Microsoft Azure.
Today is practically a holiday for Microsoft journalists. As the folks over in Mountain View have their keynote and announce new “innovative” products (to be fair some of them are quite innovative) many Microsoft journalists take the chance to troll Apple. Many tweets today to the tune of “Apple invents multitasking on tablets” will ring […]
If you happen to be a regular user of BlackBerry Messenger through BBM on Windows Phone, there’s an update waiting for you in the app store. The latest update brings support for BBM Channels, a social place where you can post messages and pictures, also interact with people who are a part of it. In […]
It is no secret that Microsoft and Samsung have a love-hate relationship. Despite having had a fractious past, Microsoft and Samsung have recently appeared keen to kiss and make-up. Microsoft apps now come pre-packaged with new Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S6, and following a new deal this state of affairs is set only to […]
Former VP of Developer Relations at Blackberry, Alec Saunders, has taken a new position at Microsoft. Saunders formerly worked for Microsoft from 1992 to 2000 where he worked on the launch of Microsoft Internet Explorer, DOS 6, Windows, and other projects. His new position will be part of Microsoft’s Developer Experience team responsible for promoting […]
It is commonly said in the field of economics that gold is the only constant in the physical world, at least in terms of value, when times are hard, buy gold to stay safe. If this is the case for traditional industry, then in the R&D focused world of technology, the patent is its closest […]
BBM is yet another instant messaging app from Blackberry, but it works in a different way when compared to WhatsApp and the rest — there’s a BBM Pin which you can share with your friends to add you rather than your phone number. Recently, the folks at Blackberry have released an update for the messaging […]
BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) platform, in the form of the BES12 app, has quietly made its way to the Microsoft’s mobile operating system. BES12 is the Canadian company’s focus on enterprise services and technology. The service provides proactive monitoring and systems tuning, as well as automated problem solving across all supported platforms. Furthermore, with the […]
It’s been just a few month since BlackBerry released its iconic BlackBerry Messenger app, BBM on Windows Phone. The app has followed an aggressive update cycle since, adding new features and improvements. Just few moments ago, it received another major update adding several new features while ironing out bugs. Bumping up the version number to […]
Not too long ago, the folks at Blackberry started a beta registration program for those who want to test the upcoming BBM for Windows Phone. Surprisingly, the registrations closed in less then 24 hours — perhaps because they reached the number of users they needed to begin testing the app. According to a new tweet […]
Recently, the folks at Kantar released a graph, showing the smartphone market share for the last decade. The smartphone market was dominated by Windows Mobile and Blackberry, until the time iOS and Android came. Still, that’s not something we’re interested in at the moment. The graph shows another surprising aspect if you take a closer […]
Recently, Microsoft relaunched SkyDrive as OneDrive due to some legal issues with the SkyDrive name. The launch was followed up by some promotions offering users with extra storage space, as well as the launch of the dedicated apps for various mobile platforms, including Android, iOS and Windows Phone. If you’re a Blackberry user waiting for a dedicated OneDrive […]
Blackberry Messenger, an app commonly known as BBM, has already made rounds of success on iOS and Android. After unexpected delays, the application made its way to the App Store and Google Play Store, which was well received by users. During its initial launch, the company managed to rack up 10 million downloads during the […]
Recently, Microsoft released the Skype app for the BlackBerry Q10. Now, as the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system rolls out, Microsoft has announced the availability of the Skype app for BlackBerry Z10.