Weekend Coder: World Cup Bingo with GridLayout

Weekend Coder: World Cup Bingo with GridLayout

One of the more overlooked additions to 10.3 in Cascades is the new layout called GridLayout. While it is not that impressive of a feature it is definitely a welcomed addition to Cascades, especially for any developers who have attempted to create a grid layout on their own. Since there isn’t much to show with GridLayout, I have also themed my grid into a World Cup Bingo Card with some...

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Create animated GIFs on the fly with VideoGIFer

Create animated GIFs on the fly with VideoGIFer

Animated are all the rage nowadays. I love a good GIF and I follow a couple of great BBM Channels dedicated to animated GIFs. But what if you want to create your own? Or turn a short video clip into a GIF to share with the world? There are websites which allow you to do this but if you want to do it on the fly from your BlackBerry 10 device one popped up in BlackBerry World not too long ago -...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring-Clip Holster for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring-Clip Holster for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, buy the Seidio Spring-Clip Holster for BlackBerry Z10 and save 43% off the list price! This Spring Clip Holster holds your BlackBerry Z10 securely in place, and then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches and exposure to outside elements. The rear belt clip can be rotated in both vertical and horizontal positions...

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BlackBerry and BES10 within the UK's National Health Service

NHS

We've seen a nice increase in BlackBerry publicising new enterprise customers recently and they are at it again, this time with a UK NHS (National Health Service) trust. In the medical field security has to be paramount due to patient confidentiality so BlackBerry seems the sensible platform of choice. The video demonstrates how Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) has risen above...

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How to change the notification tones on the BlackBerry Z3

Z3 tones

One of the things I love most about my BlackBerry is the ability to have a different alert tone for every app on the device. What this means is that when a notification comes in I know what it is without having to even look at the device. If you are a new BlackBerry Z3 user you'll want to take advantage of this awesome feature as it really does make the whole BlackBerry 10 user experience much...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 11, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for July 11, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! It's been a mighty fine week here for BlackBerry what with the BBM Private Beta rolling out for Windows Phone users, the BlackBerry Q10, Q5, and Z30 earning Red Dot design awards, and, of course, reasons why the Passport is the device for you. All in all, not bad if I do say so myself. We all know you are here to see what this week's picks are so let's get back to the...

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BlackBerry discusses Blackphone and why its consumer-grade privacy is inadequate for businesses

After gathering some hype following its announcement, the Blackphone has started shipping to customers who pre-ordered the device. For those who aren't familiar with the Blackphone, it's a result of a partnership between Spanish manufacturer Geeksphone and security company Silent Circle and uses a specialized build of Android called PrivatOS, which the company has dubbed 'an unparalleled...

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BlackBerry stock is close to a new 52-week high

BlackBerry stock is close to a new 52-week high

In the weeks since BlackBerry's latest earnings announcement the stock has climbed significantly higher. It was trading in the $8 range (all figures in USD) prior to the quarterly news, and has now advanced to $11.43 as I write this. This week the stock reached a high of $11.63, which is very close to the company's 52-week high of $12.18. Momentum traders like to see stocks making new 52-...

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Windows Phone BBM beta test program already filled up

BBM

BlackBerry is no longer taking sign ups for the closed beta test of its upcoming BBM app for Windows Phone, with users now being asked to register for a waitlist. This news, which was not unexpected, comes less than 24 hours after BlackBerry started taking signups for the Windows Phone BBM beta test. It's currently unknown just how many people were accepted into the beta test. While the app...

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G4S Argentina upgrades to BES10 for Secure Enterprise Mobility Management

The list of companies signed on for BES10 continues to grow, this time BlackBerry has announced the addition of G4S Argentina. With over 4,500 employees in Argentina, G4S has recently implemented their own bring your own device (BYOD) strategy and to assist with that they've decided to upgrade to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) as their enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2014

Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2014

Community Update It’s that time again, time for the Mobile Nations Community Update. Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Phone Central are all chugging along with good stories, great conversation, and awesome people. #MobileFit month...

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How to capture the perfect photo using Time Shift on the BlackBerry Z3

Time Shift

Taking photographs with a smartphone is paramount to many people. Whilst the camera on the BlackBerry Z3 may not be the best on the market due to it being a low cost handset, it does offer decent results and like all BlackBerry 10 devices has the 'Time Shift' option built right in. If you have recently picked up the Z3 and it's your first BlackBerry 10 smartphone you'll want to carry on...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, grab the Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 52% off the list price! Crafted from a hard yet flexible material, the SURFACE Case provides an amazingly thin layer of protection without adding the excessive bulk of other cases. This case consists of interlocking top and bottom pieces that fit your BlackBerry Z10 snugly, and a soft touch finish provides a great feel...

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1000 free copies of Alpha Browser for CrackBerry readers!

Alpha Browser

You may remember that a short while back we gave away 500 copies of Web Splitter for BlackBerry 10. They got snapped up pretty darn quickly so this time around the developer, TZapps, is offering a whopping 1000 copies of Alpha Browser free of charge to CrackBerry readers - good on him! We first took a look at the alternative browser back in April and it does a sweet job. The offer will run...

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Love music videos? Get VEVO UK on your BlackBerry 10 device

vevo

Who doesn't like a spot of music right? In this day and age where more of us are viewing greater amounts of media on our smartphones you may want to download the VEVO app for your BlackBerry 10 handset. You won't however find this one in BlackBerry World, but fear not as you can easily grab the Android version from the Amazon Appstore. We know that when BlackBerry 10.3 graces us with its...

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9 of 10 emergency wireless calls lack accurate location data in D.C. area

9 of 10 emergency wireless calls lack accurate location data in D.C. area

Don't cut the cord just yet on your home phones! FCC data reveals that 9 out of 10 emergency calls made with a cell phone in Washington, D.C. lack accurate location information, making it harder for emergency workers to respond in a crisis. The data was collected in the first half of 2013 and only covers the D.C. area in the U.S. Through the Freedom of Information Act, public interest group...

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BlackBerry offers up another look at the revolutionary keyboard on the BlackBerry Passport

With the BlackBerry Passport now out there and in the open, there is still some folks who don't quite grasp how the keyboard and trackpad will work together or how it adds to the level of productivity one can achieve. To help offer a better look, BlackBerry has now posted up more information on how the keyboard will work along with the touch-enabled keyboard. For most CrackBerry readers and...

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BlackBerry Beta Zone now accepting sign ups for BBM beta on Windows Phone

As expected due to the app having arrived on the Windows Phone Store under private beta status, BlackBerry has now announced their open, external beta for BBM on Windows Phone. As noted on the Inside BlackBerry Blog, BBM on Windows Phone will bring a fresh new native look & feel having been specifically designed for Windows Phone. The BBM team here at BlackBerry has been busy...

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Disney's Mickey & Friends sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

Disney's Mickey & Friends sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

Following up on their Frozen and Toy Story releases, Disney has now released the Mickey & Friends sticker pack and I can't even play this one off like I'm not going to buy it. I already have! It has all the usual suspects such as Mickey, Pluto, Donald, Goofy, Daisy and Minnie and is priced at $1.99. Like all other packs, we're not sure of all the places it was made available but it's...

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Keep the BlackBerry juice flowing this summer with a spare battery or external charger!

Summer is here, and all that easy living can really take a bite out of your battery life! If you're going to be out and about all day, or on vacation, it's a good idea to have a spare battery charged up and ready to go in your pocket or purse. Keep reading to see how you could win a free battery or external charger for your BlackBerry this week! In the case of the BlackBerry Q10 or...

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