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.
Google Testing 3rd-Party Email Access in iOS Gmail App
Google is allowing people to use their non-Gmail email service within the Gmail app for iOS. Apple's own iOS email app and Microsoft's Outlook email app both already support multiple email services, as does Gmail on Android handsets.
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.