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RIM launches BlackBerry apps lab in the University of Pretoria

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RIM launches BlackBerry apps lab in the University of Pretoria

The drive for creating apps for the BlackBerry platform increasing, with RIM's BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour kicking off in Milan, developers are certainly very excited about building apps for the BlackBerry devices. However, that is not the only way RIM is helping the developer community. RIM also has the BlackBerry Academic Program, which was launched back in 2010. This allowed academic institutions around the world to sign up as a BlackBerry Academic Centre where they can get access to self-study tools, software development resources and academic content.

Learn languages the simple way with Learn Chinese - Win 1 of 50 copies

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Learn Chinese for the BlackBerry PlayBook

I’ve always been fascinated with certain languages, more so no that I’m older. Learning in school was boring and trying learn as an adult is a bit challenging, though I don’t think it needs to be. In the past I’ve picked up some of those books with CDs, those can be quite fun as takes you away from the boring, mundane business of learning grammar rules that you get taught in schools. Looking back at how I learned to understand and speak my parents native language (tagalog), I never had to write things down or learn grammar rules. Simply by listening to them have conversations or even speak to me, I would slowly pick up what certain words meant. At the beginning I didn’t necessarily know what the whole sentence meant word for word but I did understand what they were telling me. And I eventually learnt how to answer them back in tagalog as opposed to english. That takes me to the Learn series from S4BB. A few months ago I took a look at Learn French, this time I’ve been learning Chinese. Keep reading to take a closer look at the app.

Top 10 brain training apps and games for BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook

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Top 10 Brain Apps

Time and time again, I've heard arguments about how smartphones make for dumb people. In other words, our continuous reliance on our smartphones have made us mentally lazy. We no longer need to remember addresses and phone numbers. Keeping tabs on appointments is as simple as a reminder and there's no longer a need to worry about forgetting birthdays and anniversaries. Your mobile browser is your source of information, useful or otherwise, so your brain can be emptied of interesting facts.

On the other hand, not having to keep track of so much has been said to free our minds for more important things. We are free to create, innovate and dream. No matter which path your cranium may take, you should make sure you give it a workout once in a while. Since your BlackBerry smartphone, and the BlackBerry PlayBook, have taken so much away from your mind, it's only fair that they give something back, as well. Let's take a look at the Top 10 Brain Teaser Apps and Games for both the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry smartphones.

Research In Motion Launches BlackBerry Academic Program

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RIM Launches BlackBerry Academic Program