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Al Sacco is an awarding-winning journalist and blogger who covers the fast paced mobile/wireless beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on smartphones and tablet PCs.

BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 8 Great Free Downloads

Al Sacco recommends another batch of quality BlackBerry PlayBook apps. Access your favorite social networks, quickly take notes, draw sketches and build scrapbooks, kill time with simple games and much more with these free first-rate apps.

RIM Improves Social Networking for Consumers and Businesses

It wasn't too long ago when mega-social-network Facebook was only an experimental service used by a group of Harvard students. And Twitter was just a word used...

BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 10 Must-Have Downloads, All Free

Quality apps for RIM's new tablet are few and far between right now, but they do exist. Here are 10 great PlayBook apps currently available and worthy of your attention.

First Look at BlackBerry PlayBook Native Email, PIM Apps

RIM showed off the upcoming native e-mail and personal information management (PIM) apps for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900: A Video Look at NFC on RIM's Newest Smartphone

RIM's brand new BlackBerry Bold 9900 supports near field communications. Check out this video first-look at the technology.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 First Impressions

Research In Motion (RIM) officially announced its latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, at its annual BlackBerry World Conference

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BES to Get IOS, Android Management Features

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has extended its reach in the mobile-device-management (MDM) space.

RIM to Unveil New "BlackBerry 7" OS, Smartphone Next Week?

The BlackBerry World conference starts next week. RIM is expected to unveil both a new mobile OS and a new smartphone.

BlackBerry PlayBook Security Tips

Research In Motion's (RIM) much-anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet hit stores this week in the United States and Canada.

Best Android Widgets: 19 Apps with a Personal Touch

Here are 19 handpicked must-have Android widgets. With these apps you can put just the data you want onto your Android device's home screen. And most are free.

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Leaked BlackBerry Roundup: New Torch2, Storm3, Bold Touch

Here's the latest leaked information -- technical specifications and images -- on three of the most interesting upcoming Research In Motion BlackBerry smartphones.

The Android How To Guide: Tutorials, Tips, and Updates

From free software downloads and expert tips and tricks, to device reviews, news and insider commentary, we offer you our guide to help master your Google phone.

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10 Free Sports Apps for Android Phones and iPhones

Calling all sports fans: Check out these 10 great apps for Google Android and Apple iOS that will keep you up to date on your favorite sport or team while on the go.

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Android Tips: 7 Ways to Get Around Your Phone Faster

When you think of Android smartphones, "productivity" probably isn't the first word that comes to mind. But you don't have to use a different phone OS to get a lot done in little time.

Make Your Android Battery Last Longer!

Lots of Android devices are less than impressive when it comes to battery life.