RIM Suing Kik – Dec 2 2010

After pulling Kik from App World a few weeks ago, on Tuesday RIM officially sued them. We feel that most of their grounds are completely ridiculous and we sincerely hope these actions do nothing but help to promote the awesome service that Kik provides.

Here is our comment from the article on the Financial Post website:

What a Joke:
“In that capacity, Livingston had access to RIM proprietary information related to BlackBerry Messenger, including but not limited to technical information, development plans for BlackBerry Messenger, market research, internal reports, presentations, and other commercially sensitive or secret information.”

Its a beautiful app, but really, it’s a cross platform chat client with fewer features than BBM had 3 years ago – how could RIM possibly think that Ted’s time working there and his exposure to “secret information” is the reason he was able to put Kik together?
RIM is coming off as a complete a cry baby – a company actually manages to build a good and popular app for their terribly convoluted platform and they pull it down because they are naively scared it might compete with their one last hope at holding any ground in the consumer mobile world..
I think the truth is that as Kik continues to grow on Android and iPhone, RIM will lose the massive percentage of their users who only purchase Blackberries for BBM. People wont be stuck buying RIM’s behind-the-curve hardware in order to get a BBM like software experience.
Good luck Kik!

Here is the article: http://www.financialpost.com/news/technology/broke%20patent%20ethics%20pacts/3914225/story.html

WordPress on BlackBerry | Edit WordPress from Blackberry

This guide explains how to edit your WordPress site from your Blakberry smartphone.

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  • First of all, you have to enable XML-RPC on your WordPress site
    • To do this, go into your backend and select Settings -> Writing
    • Make sure that XML-RPC is checked off under the Remote Publishing heading and save the settings as below:

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  • Now you have to install WordPress 1.0 on your BlackBerry
    • Open up App World on your BlackBerry
    • Search WordPress
    • Download and Install WorPress 1.0
      The first time you fun the app you will be will have to set the permissions of the app and grant it trusted status

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  • Now Simply add your blog using your URL

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  • Fill in your Username andPpassword
  • You can select to have WordPress on BlackBerry automatically resize your images so that you can transfer them more quickly – and avoid using up your monthly data.

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  • Once you’ve logged in it’s very straightforward to add/edit/delete posts pages and comments

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How to Load Blackberry Beta OS

This guide explains how to install a beta operating system on a Blackberry device.

  • Get your hands on the latest copy of the Blackberry OS – usually form a torrent site or a quick Google of “latest blackberry 8900 OS” (replace 8900 with whichever blackberry you have). You can also checkout forums like crackberry.com to find the latest.
  • Once you’ve downloaded the the .exe file, install it.
    If it asks you if you want to start the desktop manager, just say no (if you accidentally say yes, just close it)
  • Make sure your Blackberry is plugged into your computer
  • Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader\
    Note: if you have a 64 bit system, the file will be in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader\

    • Delete the vendor.xml file
    • Run the AppLoader.exe file
  • Follow the prompts and you’ll be good to go!