Mobile Wednesday with Mario: BlackBerry Protect App, LinkedIn Today

Thumbnail image for smallbizgomobile-logo.pngWelcome to our weekly Mobile Wednesdays with Mario column, featuring hot topics, products and trends in mobility and small business from Mario Armstrong and

BlackBerry Protect App Secured Mobile Information

RIM has released its own official mobile device protection app (currently in beta) that can backup and restore data if your BlackBerry is damaged or you switch devices. In addition, the app can completely wipe of your data if your BlackBerry falls into the wrong hands.
Read the full article here.

LinkedIn Today

It’s always exciting to see launches of big new products from well-known and trusted companies. Yesterday, LinkedIn did just that with their announcement of LinkedIn Today. LinkedIn Today is their shiny new social news offering for business folks. This product is not positioned to compete with Twitter, Facebook, or Flipboard; instead, LinkedIn sees it as the “Wall Street Journal of social news”. Read here for the full story.

Screen Bleeding: Does it Matter?

It’s no surprise that there is a lot of hype around Apple’s iPad 2. I’ve been reading lots of great reviews about everything from the upgraded processor to the innovative new cover. Of course, any time something popular is released there are those who find something negative to say, and the iPad 2 is not immune to this phenomenon. Read here for the full story.

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Laura plans and manages Smallbiztechnology's live and virtual events, including the five-city Small Business Technology Tour, now in its third year. She also produces events for clients through her event planning company, L2 Event Production. Her popular roundups of events and competitions for small businesses is published weekly on and Small Business Trends.

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