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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Having issues with BBM Channels? Be sure to grab the latest BBM

Having issues with BBM Channels? Be sure to grab the latest BBM

While a big update to BBM was rolled out two days ago, some folks have reported issues with BBM Channels wherein Channels weren't fully loading or comments couldn't be posted to channels. BlackBerry quickly fixed the issue by releasing another small update to BBM, but it looks as though some folks never fully got the notification for that release and as such are still running the initial update...

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This 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Classic is only $9.95 today!

This 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Classic is only $9.95 today!

Each BlackBerry Classic protector is precision-cut to ensure an exact fit on your display and an advanced silicone adhesive technology allows for simple, water-free installation and removal of air bubbles. The best part is, that's it's easy to remove and leaves no residue behind!

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Work Wide v1.3 entering private beta next week

If you've been considering picking up Work Wide for your device but have decided to wait and see what the long awaited v1.3 will bring, you might want to reconsider. As announced on Twitter, Work Wide v1.3 is entering private beta next week with release to follow shortly after that barring any unforeseen problems, but v1.3 will also bring something else – a price increase. Right now, Work...

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Finding Nemo Stickers now available in the BBM Shop

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It's not very often that I decide to part with my cash in the BBM Shop, but that changed today when I noticed that Finding Nemo stickers were available to purchase. It's been some time since I saw the movie, however, it's a classic in my opinion. The sticker pack from Disney contains all the main popular characters from the film, coupled with a nice selection of expressions from them -...

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How to hide BBM Sticker packs

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For many heavy BBM Sticker users, the option we now have to hide unwanted packs is awesome. If you tend not to use Stickers you'll probably be wondering what all the fuss is about. I'll explain. When using Stickers in a BBM chat, if you have more than eight packs installed on your device you'll find yourself having to scroll to the left in order to view all the packs. Where this can be a...

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BBM updated in BlackBerry World with the ability to hide stickers, chat with address book contacts and more!

After spending some time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, the latest update to BBM has now arrived in BlackBerry World and is available to all. This release is packing quite a few features including the ability to hide purchased sticker packs as well as the option to chat with contacts from your address book. Start chatting with your address book contacts that are already using BBM - No invite...

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WhatsApp Calling now officially available on BlackBerry 10 with v2.12.1.2 update

Although WhatsApp Calling has been available in WhatsApp beta releases for a few months now, the latest official release rolling through BlackBerry World officially brings the feature to all BlackBerry 10 WhatsApp users. Noted as v2.12.1.2, the latest update also covers several other bug fixes and improvements from previous beta releases such as search for individual messages, improved font...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 24, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 24, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. What else can I say but that this was certainly a MAD week and I mean that literally. Moving along to bigger and better things this week we not only saw the release of OS 10.3.2 Beta Autoloaders for developers but the acquisition of WatchDox by BlackBerry and that BlackBerry expanded the BlackBerry Leap's availability to U.S.,...

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Plan and design on the go with Blueprints - 200 free copies to give away

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Blueprints for BlackBerry 10 certainly won't be useful for everyone. But for you folk with jobs that may require you to make a note of plans on the fly, this could be the perfect tool for you. I'm far from artistic myself, so although I've had a go of the app, my finished products just look a mess. What I can see though, is that if you know what you're doing, you should be able to come up...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen and Chief Evangelist Mark Wilson to speak at Global Conference 2015

Each year, the Milken Institute Global Conference attracts leaders in business, finance, government, public policy, academia, philanthropy, law, science, news media and more to exchange ideas and attempt to solve some of the world's toughest challenges and this year, the conference will be held on April 26 - 29 in Beverly Hills, CA. Global Conference 2015 will have over 650 speakers covering a...

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Power Tools updated with new features and bug fixes

Power Tools updated with new features and bug fixes

Since its original inception, Power Tools has undergone several changes and updates that not only increase productivity but improve the overall user experience as well. The latest revision to hit storefront is no different and comes with an extensive list of added features and bug fixes that are laid out below. New features and fixes Added Lock Screen Wallpaper with Weather information. You...

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AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

AT&T has posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 today, reporting a slight bump in revenue over the same quarter last year and its lowest first-quarter churn rate ever. AT&T's combined revenue for its wireless and wireline businesses in the first quarter was $32.6 billion, which marks a year-over-year bump of 0.3 percent. Additionally, earnings per share were 61 cents—down...

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You can now buy the BlackBerry Leap in France, Germany, UK and the United States

Last week, the global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap began in the UK, but BlackBerry has already expanded the areas the device is available. Today, you can purchase a BlackBerry Leap of your own in France, Germany and the United States. France - €289.00 including VAT via ShopBlackBerry with shipping on April 24th Germany - €289.00 including VAT via ShopBlackBerry with shipping on April 24th UK...

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Loyalty app updated with new features and bug fixes

Loyalty app updated with new features and bug fixes

Since its arrival on BlackBerry World, there have been several updates to Loyalty but the latest release, which pushes the app into v1.3.0.4 is one the largest thus far. This release brings several new features for both free and pro users plus, it also squashes one annoying bug that may have been a problem when using barcodes. Thankfully, the developer has added a full changelog for us to dig...

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How my BlackBerry Passport scored some winning shots with Weird Al

How my BlackBerry Passport scored some winning shots with Weird Al

For those who are wondering what Weird Al Yankovic has to do with a BlackBerry Passport let me explain. I had the pleasure of attending MAD's issue signing at the Union Square Barnes and Noble in New York City. Weird Al was the "Guest Editor" for this issue and both he and MAD Editor John Ficarra were there to sign copies of the magazine that hit newsstands on Tuesday. Not one to miss an...

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BlackBerry log

Blackberry's security software subsidiary Certicom has launched what they are calling a "new managed public key infrastructure certificate service" designed specifically for "Internet of Things" connected devices for business and enterprise customers. BlackBerry says: This cost-effective service will help device manufacturers and service providers secure their IoT networks and ecosystems...

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BlackBerry advances security of Mobile and Internet of Things with New High Assurance Initiative

In addition to their announcement of acquiring WatchDox Ltd. in a bid to further bolster the company's enterprise and security solutions, BlackBerry has also now announced a new initiative dubbed the BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence (CHACE) that expands the Company's research and development efforts to drive worldwide innovation and improvement in computer security...

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