BlackBerry Round-Up: TiVo And Mac Support Arrive - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile
Commentary
9/30/2009
10:15 AM
Eric Ogren
Eric Ogren
Commentary
50%
50%

BlackBerry Round-Up: TiVo And Mac Support Arrive

Today two interesting bits of information concerning BlackBerries became public. First up, TiVo has launched a new, free DVR-scheduling app for BlackBerries, and second, RIM has said BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Macs will be available Friday, October 2.

Today two interesting bits of information concerning BlackBerries became public. First up, TiVo has launched a new, free DVR-scheduling app for BlackBerries, and second, RIM has said BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Macs will be available Friday, October 2.Digital video recorders are becoming much more widespread, and TiVo has played a large role in helping them proliferate. They are a great tool to make sure you don't miss your favorite TV shows or special events when not at home. That is, unless you forget to program the DVR.

Having mobile access to your DVR is not new, but this free application from TiVo for BlackBerries is. As with similar apps from other companies, TiVo for BlackBerries lets users search, browse and schedule recordings. Need to record one episode? No problem. Want to schedule an entire series? That's a snap, too. The app is available for free from BlackBerry Apps World.

Beyond the TiVo app, if you're a Mac user, turns out RIM is going to miss its originally stated schedule of shipping out BlackBerry Desktop Manager to Macs by the end of September. According to RIM, the software, which allows for seamless syncing and back-ups between Macs and BlackBerries, will be available for download from RIM starting at 1 PM EST on Friday, October 2.

This software for Macs has been a long time coming. It shows just how seriously RIM is taking the growing consumer adoption of smart devices. I am sure the couple of extra days of waiting will be worth it once the software arrives.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
News
How COVID is Changing Technology Futures
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  7/23/2020
Slideshows
10 Ways AI Is Transforming Enterprise Software
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  7/13/2020
Commentary
IT Career Paths You May Not Have Considered
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  6/30/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
Video
Current Issue
Special Report: Why Performance Testing is Crucial Today
This special report will help enterprises determine what they should expect from performance testing solutions and how to put them to work most efficiently. Get it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll