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Behold Our Latest Creation: BlackBerry 10 Templates!

Behold Our Latest Creation: BlackBerry 10 Templates!

Mar 12, 2013

If you have thought to yourself  “geez, what have those cats at Blue Label Labs been up too?! that Oscial site never gets updated!” then wait no more! I want to announce the launch our latest offering for app designers and entrepreneurs: BlackBerry10Templates.com! BlackBerry10Templates.com is our newest line of app mockup and prototyping tools for...

We wrote a book!

We wrote a book!

Dec 4, 2012

If you’ve been a longtime Oscial reader, then you might have noticed a drop off in my frequency of posts recently. It’s not because I don’t love you, it’s just that I’ve been heads down writing a real book. Yes, a honest to goodness, non fiction book. What’s it about? Gandalf? Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu? The viscosity...

Just how bad is Apple Maps?

Just how bad is Apple Maps?

Nov 12, 2012

For those of you wondering if the recent backlash against Apple Maps is justified, let me shed some light for you: Apple Maps makes ‘The Adventures of Pluto Nash’ look like cinematic gold. Apple Maps is like the app equivalent of the XFL . Apple Maps is about as useful as a solar-powered flashlight. Apple Maps makes Michael Brown look like...

Idea to Appster – Everything you need to go from idea to app

Idea to Appster – Everything you need to go from idea to app

Sep 11, 2012

Well with the summer’s end, and Jack Frost’s imminent arrival, its time we unveiled the newest member of the Blue Label web-site stable: Idea to Appster, everything you need to turn your idea into an app. Idea to Appster is  designed to empower would be mobile app entrepreneurs, or Appsters as we like to call them,  with the knowledge and guidance...

A Windows adventure in the General Assembly

A Windows adventure in the General Assembly

Apr 23, 2012

Last week, I dared to be different. I walked into the General Assembly, a startup workspace located here in NYC, sat down at the big wooden counter, put my bag on my lap and waited. I was nervous, a few beads of sweat moved down my brow. I waited until  all passing glances had moved on from my arrival, and then with a quick move and deep breathe,  I took it...

Meet the Startup Bubble Machine

Meet the Startup Bubble Machine

Apr 3, 2012

When it comes to catching bubbles, I’m no good. When I started at Waterloo, it was 2000 and the tech bubble had just begun its rapid implosion. By the time I was done in 2005, Pets.com was a distant memory, Google was king, and the housing bubble had reached Bubblicious proportions. By the time I could buy my very own condo in Phoenix, well, we all know...