BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) got off to a rocky start on iPhone and Android when it was surprisingly launched (and then pulled) in September, but the free app is finally here for real and ready to connect the world’s most popular mobile operating systems with the remaining 60 million active users of BlackBerry smartphones. It’s a mostly capable messaging app, but it’s so tardy to the cross-platform messaging party that it faces an uphill battle due to strong competition.
Following its aborted first launch attempt several weeks ago, the artist formerly known as Research in Motion has returned with its BlackBerry Messenger app for iPhone and Android -- although you'll still have to wait to actually use it.
Twitter is often viewed as a platform for "microblogging," but it's increasingly becoming a way for users to communicate directly as well -- could it successfully make the leap to a full-on messaging app?
The dust has finally settled, and iOS 7 is available for all to enjoy, despite a bumpy ride on Wednesday as millions of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users raced to update their devices all at once, buckling Apple's servers for a good portion of the day. Now the attention turns to Friday's arrival of the new iPhones, and the insanity begins all over again...
At last we appear to be seeing some movement on the Apple TV front. We can hardly wait. Sitting around with our little hockey puck sized hobby watching the Roku owners eat our lunch and have all the fun has been hard to swallow, but we expect great things. Find out about these developments and take a peak at one designer's vision of iOS 7 in this week's hottest news.