BBM Meetings

Have you been using BBM Meetings? If so, you'll want to make sure you grab the latest updates to the device and desktop apps. BlackBerry has released new versions for most of the supported platforms including BlackBerry 10, Android, Windows and Mac and all the updates contain overall performance improvements and bug fixes that will ensure meetings run smooth. Device release provides:...

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HMV Music app updated to v2.0.0.4 to clear up some bugs

HMV Music app updated to v2.0.0.4 to clear up some bugs

Since the removal of music and movies from BlackBerry World, BlackBerry users have had to look elsewhere to get music on their devices and one option available is the HMV Music app. Truth be told, the app has been neglected for a bit as one might be able to tell from reading the reviews, but that's neither here nor there now as v2.0.0.4 has arrived and is readily available for download from...

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Save 40% today on the BlackBerry Classic Leather Swivel Holster

Save 40% today on the BlackBerry Classic Leather Swivel Holster

Made from hand-crafted, genuine leather, this OEM pouch features a beautifully textured exterior that feels as good as it looks. The interior has a very soft microsuede lining that keeps the front and back of your BlackBerry Classic safe from scratches while inside. Yours today for only $23.95!

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QNX hosting webinar on applying smartphone wireless technology to connected embedded systems

QNX recently unveiled their QNX Wireless Framework, which enables rapid cellular and Wi-Fi integration and faster time to market for embedded system applications by allowing embedded systems developers to make cellular and Wi-Fi hardware changes without having to rewrite software or how apps run. On March 26th, they'll be hosting a webinar for software developers, software engineering managers...

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BlackBerry Leap

UK retailers are gearing up for the BlackBerry Leap and several have now started taking pre-orders for the latest all-touch BlackBerry smartphone. Clove and Expansys have posted up their respective pre-order pages with arrival expected 'late April' however Unlocked Mobiles has taken it one step further and posted an actual release date of April 29th. When it comes to pricing, Unlocked...

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BlackBerry offering extended limited warranty to some Z30 owners

BlackBerry offering extended limited warranty to some Z30 owners

Are you a BlackBerry Z30 owner whose update to BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 didn't go so well? If so, you might be able to apply for an extended limited warranty from BlackBerry provided you meet the criteria. As mentioned in the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, if after updating to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1.2243 or 10.3.1.2267, you experienced an issue wherein the screen did not power on, you can...

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The BlackBerry Classic launches in Indonesia

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We've already seen the BlackBerry Classic roll out in several countries and today sees another added to the list. Historically a strong market for BlackBerry, Indonesia is to get the Classic - starting on 26th March, 2015 and is expected to come with a price tag of IDR 5,599,000 With the smartphone market ever changing and there being so much competition from the wide selection of Android...

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Owner of Three UK will purchase O2 for £10.25 billion

Owner of Three UK will purchase O2 for £10.25 billion

Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to purchase O2 UK from Telefónica for £10.25 billion. Talks between Hutchison Whampoa and Telefonica began in January of this year. Now this is all but a done deal, with approval needed from British regulators, which is expected to take up to a year. From O2: Hutchison Whampoa has today agreed definitive terms to acquire O2 in the UK from...

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Leaked OS 10.3.2.281 now available for most BlackBerry 10 devices

Leaked OS 10.3.2.281 now available for most BlackBerry 10 devices

Yesterday, BlackBerry started seeding OS 10.3.2.281 to those who are a part of the BlackBerry 10.3 beta program and as always, a few hours later the files started appearing for everyone to download. First they appeared for the BlackBerry Passport, then the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Classic and now that the beta has landed in the hands of even more folks, so have the files for several other...

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You CascaRun users out there will want to hit up BlackBerry World today as the awesome BlackBerry 10 fitness tracking application has been updated once again, with many an enhancement, especially if you're using OS 10..3.1. CascaRun comes with both free and Pro versions and whether you decide you spend the few bucks on the paid edition will really come down to your requirements. The free...

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How to customize the notification LED color on BlackBerry 10.3.1

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The flashing LED has to be one of the most loved, iconic, features when it comes to using a BlackBerry. It's been around for years and I would imagine that most BlackBerry users would feel lost without it - including me. If you cast your mind back to before BlackBerry 10 was around you'll probably remember that we had a few applications that let us change the color of our LED depending on...

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Most of us are not using a BBM Custom PIN

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Recently we published a poll asking CrackBerry readers if 'you use a custom BBM PIN'. As I mentioned then, we've had the ability to create our own PIN since the last update of BBM and while it's a pretty cool new addition I wasn't convinced that it was worth spending a couple of bucks a month on for the privilege. Sure, I can see the advantage in that you could have the same PIN as your name...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Graphite

BerryFlow Upstream

Looking to get yourself caught up on the past week of BlackBerry news? Although it was an arguably light week for news as we head on into the earnings report, we still found plenty to discuss on BerryFlow Upstream such as the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite, the new BlackBerry Care Protection Plan, BBM Protected, the design of the BlackBerry Leap and more. If you missed out on tuning in live,...

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Quick Launch updates to v2 - brings customization options and more

Quick Launch updates to v2 and brings customization options and more

It has only been one month since Quick Launch released and now here we have version 2 being pushed out. If you have any apps or functions you carry out multiple times a day, Quick Launch is a great tool to let you do that quickly without having to navigate to it. Simply press and hold the volume key and you have a bunch of shortcuts to hand. This latest update brings a handful of new features...

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Amazon rumored to give away paid apps for free with new 'Unlocked' program

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According to slides obtained by TechCrunch Amazon is working on a new way to entice more downloads through the Amazon Appstore. The new program, called 'Unlocked', will apparently allow users to download paid apps and in-app purchases free of charge for various large name apps and games. Among the developers shown participating in the program are Sega America, who has Sonic Dash in various...

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BlackBerry Leap arrives at the FCC

BlackBerry Leap

Although BlackBerry slipped up a bit early and listed the device formerly known as the Z20, now the BlackBerry Leap, inside FCC documents for the BlackBerry Passport, the BlackBerry Leap has arrived at the FCC seeking approval. As the device is already official, the FCC documents don't reveal much of anything that isn't already known about the latest all-touch device except, perhaps, a possible...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 20, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 20, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. This week we not only saw OS 10.3.1.2582 update files available for download and the announcement of the BlackBerry Care Protection Plan, but the introduction of the Porsche Design P'9983 graphite. In case you missed it, if you haven't had a chance be sure to listen to the BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Freak where a variety of...

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BBM Protected now supports iOS and Android for more secure messaging

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BlackBerry is now offering its BBM Protected services to iOS and Android devices. This will allow those smartphone owners to access a more secure enterprise-based version of its BBM messaging service. Here's how BlackBerry describes the service: BBM Protected offers an enterprise-grade secure instant messaging service with all the features of a consumer IM app, the hardening of on-...

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Password Keeper for BlackBerry 10

Although the app is often overlooked and replaced with third-party options, Password Keeper on BlackBerry 10 is still a great BlackBerry built solution for keeping track of your passwords. The app doesn't get updated all that often, so it's a bit surprising when one does appear. Such an update has now arrived in BlackBerry World and luckily, this time around BlackBerry has included a fancy...

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WhatsApp updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone with multiple bug fixes

WhatsApp updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone with multiple bug fixes

It would seem as though beta testers for WhatsApp are really good at finding bugs. A new build, available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone right now, aims to squash several rather large bugs that have been found in the app. Everything from navigation issues on the Classic to some OS 10.3.1 specific bugs have been marked as fixed in this release, so if you've had some issues with the previous beta or...

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