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Briefly: dog activity monitor app, BBM adds multi-person photo chat

updated 01:19 am EST, Sat March 1, 2014

Whistle Activity Monitor now available at PetSmart, new apps updated

Dog monitor Whistle has announced its availability throughout the US through pet retailers PetSmart. A device that attaches to a dog's existing collar, Whistle collects data on activities throughout the day and night, then wirelessly sends the information to a connected smartphone. The retail announcement is also joined by an app update for iOS devices, including new graphing, and the ability to share data with friends. The company also unveiled its official app for Android. Whistle is priced at $130, and is available online as well as at PetSmart locations.

Upcoming update to BBM will include multi-person chat photo sharing, larger file sharing limit

BlackBerry announced today that in an upcoming update for BBM, users will be able to share photos in a multi-person chat. According to BlackBerry's blog post, this feature "comes as an addition to existing sharing options that exist in multi-person chats --sending voice notes, sharing your location powered by Glympse, and sending files from [a] Dropbox account." Additionally anticipated in the update is an increased file size limit on shared files, from 6MB to 16MB.

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