Music, Movies, Social Apps Headed to BlackBerry App World
Research In Motion today revealed that its App World store will no longer sell just applications, but will also include movies, music, and televisions shows. The new App World, which will be a part of its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, will sell media content in a bid to compete more directly with Apple's iTunes and Google's Play Store. Further, RIM said that BB10 will launch with dedicated native social networking apps from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare. BlackBerry 10 is expected to launch in early 2013.
Apple Retunes Apple Music for Android Devices
Apple today released Apple Music 2.0 for Android handsets and the app introduces a number of features found on the iOS version. To start, Apple Music for Android drops all elements of Google's Material Design in favor of Apple's app design language.
Airplay Support Comes to Google Play Movies for iOS
Google has updated its Play Movies & TV app for iOS devices and added direct Airplay support for streaming to the Apple TV. Play Movies users have been able to push content to the Apple TV for a while, but it involved a workaround.
PayPal Reaches BlackBerry 10 Devices
PayPal has made a version of its mobile application available in the BlackBerry World app store for devices running BlackBerry OS 10.x. With this new app, PayPal is available to Android, BlackBerry, Fire OS, iOS, and Windows smartphones.
BlackBerry Improves BBM with Support for Lollipop and iOS 8
BlackBerry today pushed out BBM 2.6 to the Android and iOS platforms, as well as its own BlackBerry platform. All three versions of the app gain new features, including support for stickers within group chats and a 60-second option for time chats.