BBM’s Location Sharing Tool Glympse Not Working On Your iPhone? Try This

BBM's Glympse Location Service ErrorOne of the biggest pains for iPhone users tends to be when companies use interface conventions that vary from the standard iOS style. While this may change in the future, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) on the iPhone is a real offender in this category. If you’re a user of the location tool in BBM, you may see an error “Can’t Access Location” even if location services are on. Here’s what to try.

First look: Blackberry Messenger On iOS

Blackberry Messenger LogoWith all that has kept Blackberry from releasing its Messenger tool (BBM) on the iOS and Android platforms, it might be no surprise to see the product scrapped. To get from an expected launch to an eventual install  it would take almost exactly a month. Blackberry has publicly blamed all this on a re-release version of the tool on Android, but little else is known. Now that I have BBM, I can share my thoughts on this new tool, and how this may affect the future of other related applications.

Electronic communications: The calamity of choice

The amazing xkcd on communication

Yesterday I wanted to contact a colleague. I had already taken a picture of the job site and started off by sending him a text (SMS) message [1]. Very quickly I realized that he may not be able to receive a picture, and since he used a Blackberry without alternative chatting options, I was going to have to send this picture attached to an email with little context. As far as technology has taken us, the difficulty of simple everyday communication is surprisingly prevalent. Most users have so many choices, that having any sort of standardized communications service is impossible.

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