BlackBerry App Roundup for October 24, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for October 24, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has just flown by and it has been a busy one indeed. We saw the latest and greatest version of Blaq released with a plethora of new features, UI tweaks, settings, and other notable additions, the announcement of CESlive 2015, and saw how celebrity chef and host Tyler Florence loves his BlackBerry. Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your...

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US Prepaid Carriers Buyer's Guide

US Prepaid Carriers Buyer's Guide

Sponsored by MetroPCS US Prepaid Carrier Buyer’s Guide 2 October 2014 Home 201 Comments With kids back in school and budgets tight, prepaid carriers are often the way to go for anyone with a smartphone. Instead of paying your...

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BlackBerry to hold a 'Build for the BlackBerry Classic' webcast for developers

With the BlackBerry Classic due to be released in the coming months, BlackBerry want to make sure there will be apps available for the device come its release. As we know the BlackBerry Classic brings back the so called 'toolbelt' that encompasses the trackpad, menu and back keys, as well as a call and end key. Hence, the name 'Classic'. This does mean that apps need to be developed differently...

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Hub Browser gets several enhancements and Passport support in the latest update

Hub Browser gets several enhancements and Passport support in the latest update

It wasn't too long ago that I told you about a handy productivity application from Tundra Core Studios called Hub Browser. It's main purpose is to grant users quick and easy access to links sent via text, email, or any other location in the BlackBerry 10 OS, without having to leave the Hub or current application. Plain and simple, instead of your device launching the BlackBerry 10 browser each...

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Call blocking gets taken to a whole new level with Call Manager Pro on BlackBerry 10

Call Manager Pro

Before you think to yourselves "Oh, just another call blocking app" bear with me as this one is kind of special and has a massive array of features - so please read on. The bad news is that after writing this I then discovered that it is only available for 10.3 and above. With some of the previous call blocking BlackBerry 10 apps we've looked at in the past they have just offered the...

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Inspiro

Everyone likes a discount don't they? Well If you've been tempted in the past to purchase either Sportrate or Air Race HD for BlackBerry 10 this could be the weekend to get in on the action as the developer (Inspiro) is offering up some hefty discounts (up to 75%) as well as some free copies for the CrackBerry community. The discounts and promo codes will be available from October 24th -...

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T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants its phones, tablets, and devices to work better in your homes and buildings, and to do so it is petitioning the FCC to make that happen. The Un-carrier wants to be able to buy more low-band spectrum to improve in-building coverage in the next FCC auction, and T-Mobile wants the FCC to alter a few rules to help it succeed. Stating the importance of low-band spectrum, T-Mobile's...

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BES12 isn't an update, it's a new era for enterprise mobility

BES12 isn't an update, it's a new era for enterprise mobility

That's according to BlackBerry who is now sending out emails to enterprise customers letting them know BES12 is well on its way and inviting them to sign up for more information as we get closer to full scale availability of the next generation of BES. Something exciting is coming, and we want you to be a part of it. Calling all of those who are finished with the bold but unfounded claims...

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Wallpaper Changer HD

If you are not aware, with BlackBerry 10.3, if you choose not have any Active Frames open you will be left with a blank screen just showing the time and date and therefore showing your chosen wallpaper in all its glory. Wallpaper Changer HD has been updated with full 10.3 support including the BlackBerry Passport and it sure looks great. If you've missed our previous coverage of the app, you...

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Reduced to $12.95 today, this leather holster fits your BlackBerry Z10 perfectly and looks sharp!

The stylish CrackBerry branded Leather Horizontal Case is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time. Get yours today in black, brown, red or white and save 57% off the list...

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Prevent unwanted calls with BlockIt for BlackBerry 10

Prevent unwanted calls with BlockIt for BlackBerry 10

One of the most anticipated features in OS 10.3, at least for me as a former BBOS user, is that call blocking applications would finally be possible. With BlackBerry opening up the API to developers it was only a matter of time before a variety of applications were made available to ensure calls from those pesky telemarketers or other callers you may not want to get through do not get answered...

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BlackBerry scores patents for wearables, conference calling, enhanced security and more!

Each week on Tuesdays, the USPTO publishes approximately 3500 patents, and this week was a rather large one for BlackBerry. As noted by Bloomberg, BlackBerry had a total of 26 patents published this week and while we generally don't look towards patents for much info due to the sheer amount that get processed and never seen again, the patents published this week for BlackBerry are rather...

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AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T has just shared their earnings report for the third quarter. The company was able to gain two million new customers, but missed their earnings estimate. Shares of AT&T are down in after-hours trading following the earnings report. Highlights from AT&T's earnings report: More than 2 million new wireless and wireline high-speed broadband connections added Postpaid net adds...

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Shaq stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Shaq stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

I guess Shaq is too big of a star to wait until Thursday when the BBM team normally rolls out new sticker packs, because he has now popped up in the BBM Shop all by himself. If you're looking to bring Shaq Daddy to your device along with some of his classic trash talking lines, you'll be expected to throw up $1.99 for the complete set. Fun facts: Shaq is worth over $350M and earned...

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Get your daily Starbucks fix with Coffee Companion

Get your daily Starbucks fix with Coffee Companion

Normally, I am not a coffee drinker. I usually get my caffeine fix from a can of soda. However, I must say that during this time of year, there is a propensity towards a certain seasonal drink at Starbucks, aka Pumpkin Spice Latte. If you are like me, you don't always have your Starbucks Loyalty card handy. To ensure you not only receive your gold stars on purchases but satisfy your addiction...

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Win FREE Mobile Wi-Fi for Life from Karma!

Win FREE Mobile Wi-Fi for Life from Karma!

In today's world, no one has time to be tied down. We're always on the move, and that means we don't always have access to reliable Wi-Fi to keep us connected to our digital world. Well all of that is now a thing of the past with one perfect little device from a company called Karma. Keep reading for all the details, and to see how you can enter to win free Wi-Fi for LIFE! Karma Go is an...

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Haunted Humpday Sale: BlackBerry Micro-USB Wall Charger only $4.95 today!

Haunted Humpday Sale: BlackBerry Micro-USB Wall Charger only $4.95 today!

Designed to be the smallest and most compact charger for your BlackBerry device, this folding blade charger is made for maximum portability. Use it at home, the office or when you travel. The 3ft. cable provides just enough flexibility to work around most obstacles, too. Get yours today and save an amazing 83% off the list price!

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UK Passport sales from a retailers perspective

Passport

In this day and age, whenever BlackBerry launch a new handset there is always an element of 'will this thing sell' in all our minds. Sure, us BlackBerry fans already know the benefits that go hand in hand with rocking a BlackBerry, but for those folk on other platforms it's a pretty hard sell. Maybe that gap has been shortened now that the BlackBerry Passport is out. Let me explain.... Prior...

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