It’s official: WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 support extended till end of 2017

On Friday, WhatsApp fan blog Whatsappen began reporting that support for WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 (and BlackBerry OS7+) would be extended until the end of 2017, but with no official report or update coming out stating so, it made the news a tad bit sketchy. However, now a new update rolling out of WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 does confirm the news officially as the change log notes

changed client end-of-life date to December 31, 2017.

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Four Disadvantages to Workers Playing Around With Consumer Mobile Apps in Your Enterprise

There are plenty of advantages to using the default mobile apps on iOS or Android. They’re convenient, for one – the moment you boot up your phone, you can check your mail, listen to music, and much more. They’re also easy to use and closely integrated with built-in device features.

Unfortunately, while they may be appealing for consumers, such apps are less so in a business context. When compared against their shortcomings, the advantages of built-in apps – and of consumer apps in general – are only skin-deep, and allowing their use is essentially playing games with both your business’s critical data and your bottom line. There are several reasons for this. …

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Micro Kernel: The best choice for embedded systems

A microkernel is an operating system kernel. The microkernel features as opposed to a monolithic kernel only basic features – usually only functions for memory and process management as well as basic functions for synchronization and communication. All other functions are stored as separate processes (server), which communicate with the querying programs (client), or as a library, which is included by the querying programs, implemented in the user mode. …

Source: Micro Kernel: The best choice for embedded systems | BB10QNX.de

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