BlackBerry Leap Review!

BlackBerry Leap Review

Although it feels like only last week I was writing a post announcing the device, in reality it wasn't. It was well over a month ago now at Mobile World Congress but, thanks to a quick turnaround time from announcement to delivery, here we are taking a look at the latest all-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone introduced to the world as the BlackBerry Leap, which starts rolling out globally today...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 17, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 17, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. This week has just flown by and I just do not know where to begin. First and foremost, there is the thorough and comprehensive review of the BlackBerry Leap by none other than our EiC himself, Bla1ze. I highly recommend you take a moment to read through the entire piece. Also this week we saw an update to BBM beta which finally...

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NatWest app updates for UK customers - More control over your money

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We've already seen a bunch of great apps updated this week and here's another for UK customers of NatWest. The banking app has been updated to version 4.0.0.15 and with it comes a sweet selection of new features and improvements. Folk in the UK may well remember that back when BlackBerry 10 was in it's early days we were promised a native BB10 NatWest app. That didn't ever happen, but thanks...

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BlackBerry Computer Data Sync app enters the Beta Zone

BlackBerry Computer Data Sync app enters the Beta Zone

Although it appears to be rather limited at the moment, a new BlackBerry 10 app is appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for a small number of BlackBerry 10 device owners. The app is simply named 'Computer Data Sync for BlackBerry' and it helps you to add your organizer data from Microsoft Outlook on your BlackBerry 10 device in the following ways: Transfer contacts and calendar events from...

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First image of the BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears

First image of the BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears

By now, everyone knows the story of the rounded off BlackBerry Passport for AT&T but there have been plenty of rumblings about another rounded off Passport as well and that device has been referred to as the BlackBerry Oslo, essentially an AT&T BlackBerry Passport that has been rumored for launch in China and a small number of various other regions. A new image and claims of it being...

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BlackBerry Advertising Service to shut down on June 16

BlackBerry Advertising Service to shut down on June 16

The BlackBerry Advertising Service, which offered developers a way to integrate ads in BlackBerry 10 applications, will be shutting down on June 16, or two months from today. The company launched the service in September 2010. In a blog post today, BlackBerry said it was ending its ad service as part of its overall efforts to "realign our focus and activities to support enterprise customer...

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iGrann Pro updated with support for multiple accounts, direct messaging and more!

Although BlackBerry 10 users have several ways to access Instagram now, one app that remains a favorite is iGrann and the latest update to the Pro version helps ensure it will remain a favorite. Appearing as v2.8.8.1352, this release adds support for multiple accounts, direct messaging and more. If you've not already updated, we've got the full changelog for you to check out. Direct...

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CrackBerry asks: Will you be buying the BlackBerry Leap?

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Now that BlackBerry has officially announced the global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap I thought it was worth trying to find out how many CrackBerry readers intent to place an order for it. I realize that many of us will only be interested in higher specced devices, but BlackBerry (and myself) believe there is still a place in the market for the affordable BlackBerry Leap. With the Leap...

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SaveTheInternet

Indian travel portal Cleartrip and media conglomerates NDTV and Times Group have withdrawn support for Facebook's Internet.org program, citing net neutrality concerns. Internet.org made its debut in India earlier this year, with Facebook partnering with carrier Reliance in launching the initiative. Several content producers were on board to provide free access to their services to Reliance's...

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Amazon is giving away up to $105 worth of apps and games for free

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The latest Amazon Appstore giveaway includes popular utilities such as WolframAlpha, Runtastic PRO and games like Unmechanical and Osmos HD. Here's the full list of paid apps that are available for free today: A Better Camera Unlocked Adventure Time Game Wizard Amazing Alex Premium Chess and Mate – Premium CityMaps2Go Pro F18 Carrier Landing II Pro Flightradar24 Pro – Kindle Edition Fun...

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Grab yourself a bargain with the Emberify app sale!

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If you've previously liked the look of the the offerings from BlackBerry 10 developer Emberify, but were put off by the price, now could be the perfect time to snag a bargain. Starting today and for just one week, Emberify's apps are reduced in price by 50% - nice. It's likely that if you head on over to BlackBerry World you'll see the Emberify app sale banner in the carousel at the top of...

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BBM beta update brings the ability to hide sticker packs, bug fixes

BBM beta update brings the ability to hide sticker packs, bug fixes

The BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 has been updated today, and while it isn't a huge update, it does bring along the ability to hide sticker packs, which, as BlackBerry notes, could come in handy for packing away those seasonal packs. Of course, the update brings along the usual bug fixes as well. Here's the full breakdown of what's new in BBM beta build 10.8: What's New this Build? Hide...

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BlackBerry Leap now available from Vodafone UK

BlackBerry Leap now available from Vodafone UK

The global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap has begun starting with the UK and one of the first carriers on board is Vodafone UK. Right now, the BlackBerry Leap is being offered on their website for free when you go with one of their Pay Monthly plans which start at £22. The Leap is only being offered in shadow grey for now but when you place your order, you should have it within 2-4 days with...

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FYI: Important BlackBerry Protect update for BlackBerry 10.3.2 users

Important BlackBerry Protect update for BlackBerry 10.3.2 users

Here's a little bit of an FYI for anyone out there who might be running the BlackBerry 10.3.2 beta but are not actually part of the beta program. BlackBerry has just sent out an email highlighting an important update happening with BlackBerry Protect that will affect ALL BlackBerry 10.3.2 users whether you're in the beta officially or you used the leaked files to get it installed. If you used...

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BlackBerry announces global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry announces global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap

And just like that, BlackBerry is ready to roll out the BlackBerry Leap globally starting with the U.K. Aimed at young power professionals who want to get things done and companies looking for enterprise fleet renewals, the BlackBerry Leap can now be purchased on ShopBlackBerry.com and through select carriers and BlackBerry partners and will continue to rollout over the next few weeks across...

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WhatsApp offering a new beta release in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp offering a new beta release in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

The releases for WhatsApp keep coming. Following up on a rather massive update just a few days ago, another new version has now arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and is readily available for download. This release managed to keep things small and isn't nearly as huge as the last update, but it includes some nice changes. Improved display of location messages on the chat screen Prevent...

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CarePartners

BlackBerry has now announced that, CarePartners, a home care nursing agency that provides personal support services, rehabilitation services, and nursing care to over 70,000 patients each year has chosen to CellTrak's VisitManager solution, running on BlackBerry 10 smartphones and managed by BES12 to mobilize their home care providers. "With the CellTrak solution on BlackBerry, we have...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - EMM

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - EMM

And we're back! After taking a bit of a break for the Easter weekend, Upstream and is back and this week there was lots to talk about. For this episode, we decided to take it to BBM Meetings and give that go instead of using Google Hangouts but Google must have somehow sensed we were using different service because, YouTube decided it wanted to encode the video perpetually. However, we got it...

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