EE, Vodafone to acquire Phones 4u stores and safeguard hundreds of jobs

Phones 4u

UK retailer Phones 4u has recently gone into administration, announcing the closure of 700 stores and placing 5,600 positions at risk. Luckily for those involved, there is - at least - some light at the end of this tunnel with multiple parties picking up stores and absorbing employees, including both EE and Vodafone. EE is set to acquire 58 stores from Phones 4u, safeguarding 359 jobs. On...

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200 free copies of QuickPost available today

200 free copies of QuickPost available today

Update: 300 copies added (500 in total) One of my most used apps on BlackBerry 10 is QuickPost. The social media app that allows you to push out an update to multiple accounts in one. It supports the popular social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and even includes BBM Channels. What is great about it is that it integrates into the accounts on your device meaning there isn't...

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BlackBerry Blend appearing in users download lists in BlackBerry World

This is more of a PSA then anything but here it goes. As some folks have noticed, BlackBerry Blend has started appearing in the 'My World' section of BlackBerry World. As folks are noticing, you can't do anything with it as of yet and even clicking on it leads to an error. That's because it's not ready and well, BlackBerry hasn't even officially announced it or even really acknowledged it as...

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Get hours of matching fun with Breakfast Saga, 100 copies up for grabs

Get hours of matching fun with Breakfast Saga, 100 copies up for grabs

The candy craze may not be over quite yet, or at least that is what this latest game would lead you to believe. However, this newest release from BlackBerry 10 developer Marco Gallo is a completely different match-3 game. As such, the look and feel of it cannot be compared to Candy Crush or any other three-in-a-row game. Previously available to download in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, the...

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Deal of the Day: 50% off Tru Protection Anti-Glare Film for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: 50% off Tru Protection Anti-Glare Film for BlackBerry Q10

Tru Protection has utilized the highest grade materials and cutting-edge technologies to create a screen film worthy of protecting your BlackBerry Q10. Equipped with a high-gloss crystal finish and specially formulated for the display, installation is simple with an innovative static cling adhesive and a precise die-cut fit. This 2-pack is yours today for only $9.95!

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One developer, five apps and 10,000 free copies to give away!

Apps

If this title didn't attract your attention I don't think anything will! We recently published a BlackBerry 10 app giveaway from developer Saper-ek, where I gave you a quick video demo of Text Twister, which I really liked, and we gave away 2000 copies of the app using a redemption code. The developer was obviously pretty impressed with the coverage as he has been back in touch and as well...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 19, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for September 19, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Today is Friday and you know what that means, we are less than one week away from the BlackBerry Passport launch events! There are no words to express how elated I am over this fact and certainly something we are all looking forward to. There were also a few welcome announcements regarding new partnerships including Tango and Hootsuite which you should definitely take a...

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Cowabunga! TMNT and Sponge Bob stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Cowabunga! TMNT and Sponge Bob stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

A little Friday fun has now appeared in the BBM Shop. I suspected they would be arriving, given they started appearing last night but finally, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob Squarepants BBM stickers have now finally arrived. With the TMNT pack, you get the usual suspects including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Shredder, all for $1.99. If TMNT aren't your flavor,...

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Box, Dropbox and OneDrive updates now available

Box, Dropbox and OneDrive update now available

If you use any of cloud storage services which are integrated into BlackBerry 10, then you may have seen the updates available for them today. Box, Dropbox and OneDrive have all received an update today. There is no changelog but it does look like Box and Dropbox have new flat icons. You can now also auto-upload pictures and videos to Dropbox. A feature I have been wanting for a long time. It...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Z10 Transform Hard Shell Case

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Z10 Transform Hard Shell Case

The ultra-thin BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell provides a flip to stand feature, which allows you to easily charge or enjoy media on your Z10. This case provides access to all ports and is exceptionally designed to allow seamless swiping and gesturing on your display. Get yours in black, white or red today for just $16.95!

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AntiVirus, Contact Manager and Instant all go on sale for the next two weeks

Sale

Sale time once again. AntiVirus, Max Contact Manager and Instant have all been popular on BlackBerry 10, even though Instant is less than two weeks old at the time of writing this. All three apps are currently on sale in BlackBerry World, so if you didn't pick one or more of them up the first time around, you may want to take advantage of the pricing now? Here's a quick breakdown of the...

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Lion King and Suzy's Zoo stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Lion King and Suzy's Zoo stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Another batch of BBM Stickers has been released and this around for $1.99, there's two options to choose from. Either the Lion King, which features favorites such as Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Scar and more. Sadly, there's no Rafiki, so keep that in mind. The other pack now available is Suzy's Zoo, the creations of Suzy Spafford and featuring her characters Suzy Ducken, Jack Quacker, Corky Turtle,...

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Toysoft Development apps go on sale, get them while they're hot

Toysoft Development apps go on sale, get them while they're hot

We've reviewed a handful of apps developed by Toysoft Development previously, with some I continue to use regularly. They've put up a few of their most popular apps on sale before and now they've done it again. Have a look at the list and see if any you've been thinking about purchasing have been included this time around. Toysoft Development apps for sale Power Tools $3.99 to $1.99...

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BlackBerry 'Visa' and 'Victoria' could be the next devices with interesting keyboards

With the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry is introducing their new three-row keyboard. While the verdict is still out on how BlackBerry users will feel about it, it's starting to look as though there are already plans to continue with that styling even further. Generally, I don't give patents much weight. BlackBerry files patents all day long and now even have a dedicated business unit handling...

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New display and sync options in the latest update to ReadItNow!

New display and sync options in the latest update to ReadItNow!

I am always glad when one of my favorite apps receives an update. This time around it is ReadItNow!. There hasn't been an update to the app for a while as the developer had other side projects but he has now returned to working on improving and updating all of his apps. A couple of new features have been added to this latest ReadItNow! update, as well as fixes and improvements. What's new in...

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Evernote for BlackBerry 10 receiving small update with bug fixes

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 receiving small update with bug fixes

Evernote is has started a roll of a small update to their BlackBerry 10 app through BlackBerry World. The updated version, noted as v5.4.2.499, doesn't come with a massive change log but instead keeps it rather simple. Bug fixes and miscellaneous improvements are all the noted but that's good enough for me. The update should be showing now in BlackBerry World, so everyone can grab it if you...

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Deal of the Day: 83% off BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

Deal of the Day: 83% off BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

This OEM charger is awesome for traveling or simply using at home or the office. It features a 3 foot cable and folding blades that make it easy to store anywhere! Use it for any micro-USB BlackBerry device and enjoy a safe, reliable charge from start to finish. Best of all, it's only $4.95 today!

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Location based reminders on your BlackBerry 10 device thanks to Reminder Now

Reminder Now

Fresh into BlackBerry World today is the latest offering from Emberify and this one's called Reminder Now. Reminder Now is hot off the press so I've not yet had the chance to test it out, although I will in due course. I would imagine that it isn't an app that everyone will want to use, but taking a guess I think it may be one of those ones that once you use it - you can't be without. As...

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A cool gaming frenzy with Elements War - Free today from Amazon

Elements War

Another beauty has appeared today as Amazon's 'free app of the day' and it goes by the name of Elements War. It's not a game I've heard of before and it's kind of hard to explain but here goes my best shot. Or just jump into the Amazon Appstore and grab it for yourself. Elements War is described in Google Play as being a chain reaction game and that's pretty much what happens. You'll see a...

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