Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update July has come and gone (well, it's almost gone), and that means it's time for the Mobile Nations Community Update! This month we take a look at the best contests, recent happenings, hottest forum threads, and more from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. If you're plugged-in to our network you'...

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'The Incredibles' stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

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Once again Disney have released a rather swish looking Sticker Pack into the BBM Shop. You'll now find the hit movie 'The Incredibles' in the stickers list and I would imagine that this one may well be rather popular. As you would expect, you get a bunch of characters from the animated movie, complete with various expressions/sayings that you can include in your BBM chats with friends. I'm...

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This tempered glass protector for the Unlocked Passport is 33% off today

This tempered glass protector for the Unlocked Passport is 33% off today

Made from a high grade glass with a 9H hardness rating, VITREO is shatterproof, allowing it to absorb more impact than your regular PET screen protector and prevent damage from occurring to your screen. The VITREO's surface feels just like the device's screen without interfering with optical clarity. Available today for only $19.95!

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Catch the WatchDox by BlackBerry live product demo replay

WatchDox by BlackBerry

Did you miss out on the WatchDox by BlackBerry live product demo? If so, you can now catch the replay and watch it on your own schedule. In this 45-minute product demo, you will learn how your organization can: Extend file repositories and file shares to securely collaborate with both internal and external users from any device. Control, track and even revoke access to files that are shared...

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PocketSafe aims to stop your BlackBerry from pocket dialling - free copies available

PocketSafe comes from the developer CellNinja, who has brought us many great apps in the past, Silent Keys - International Keyboard, ProtectMe, Volt, Hub2Watch and more. Many of which we have reviewed or written about. The idea behind the app, as the name suggests, is to prevent things occurring when you're phone is in your pocket, such as pocket dialling or nonsense messages, etc. The app...

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Rock Legend, Author, Father - Duff McKagan stays a step ahead with BlackBerry

Normally, I'm not really a fan of celebrities speaking on which smartphones they use simply because there's always that lingering thought of whether or not they really use the device or if are they just doing it for the money. Plus, these days it instantly becomes a witch hunt to see if they're using the device. Folks lurk around, waiting for a Tweet or some other scenario where they catch the...

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Hands-on with Top Speed: Drag & Fast Racing for BlackBerry 10

Top Speed Race

While there may be quite a few car racing games available in the storefront, there is always room for one more, at least in my opinion. The latest release from Thunderbull Entertainment is certainly a drag racing game filled with action, stunning visuals, and customization. As someone who spent the better part of her youth playing racing games, albeit with those clunky wheel attachments, I...

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Sprint's Family Share Pack offers 10GB of shared data on four lines for $100 per month

Sprint has announced the introduction of new family plans, aiming particularly for T-Mobile and its plans. The Sprint Family Share Pack offers four lines with unlimited talk and text, with 10GB of shared high-speed data for $100 per month. The carrier is also offering to quadruple Family Share Pack data for $20 more per month. This would give you unlimited talk and text, and 40GB of shared...

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The BlackBerry Blend poll results are in and it's looking good

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For the second time in the past year we recently ran a poll asking BlackBerry 10 users "How often are you using BlackBerry Blend?" For those that missed the post, the initial poll was ran back when Blend first became available. However, at that moment in time it would only run on a couple of devices. Now that all BlackBerry 10 handsets are compatible it was time to get a real reflection on how...

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Home Screen Plus - 1000 free copies available!

Home Screen Plus

If you're looking to customize your BlackBerry 10 device and extend its capabilities, then you'll certainly want to give Home Screen Plus a look. If you're not familiar with Home Screen Plus, it's an awesome device customization tool that offers a wide array of features including a built-in wallpaper changer, widgets and a SuperBar feature to display additional information below the status bar...

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WhatsApp beta update improves support for web client access and more!

WhatsApp

If you're a WhatsApp user who likes to check out their beta offerings, you'll want to load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest release. Appearing today, this release has the usual miscellaneous fixes and updates but also includes updates to how the app works with their web client as well as some improvements to their mark read and unread features. As always, they offered up the full...

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Verizon XLTE hits six new cities, including Jackson and Selma

Verizon XLTE hits six new cities, including Jackson and Selma

Verizon has announced that it has expanded its XLTE service to six more cities across the U.S. Verizon has over 400 total XLTE markets, with the service providing up to double the speed of standard 4G LTE. Both the BlackBerry Classic and the Z30 are compatible with XLTE. XLTE is now live in the following locations: Carlsbad-Artesia, NM Coos Bay-North Bend, OR Corbin, KY Jackson, MS Selma,...

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Christmas in July Sale — 20% off BlackBerry accessories

Christmas in July Sale — 20% off BlackBerry accessories

'Tis the season for hot days and even hotter savings on everything BlackBerry. Share the summer cheer this week here at ShopCrackBerry where you'll find your favorite BlackBerry accessories at an amazing 20% discount through midnight, July 31! Take a peek and you'll see sleighfuls of popular items like charging docks, cases and covers, batteries, car mounts, and plenty more for all the latest...

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Register for the WatchDox by BlackBerry live product demo

WatchDox by BlackBerry

Looking to learn more about how WatchDox works? If so, you'll want to get yourself registered for the WatchDox live product demo webcast. There are two sessions that you can attend; one begins at 10 AM EDT, and the other begins at 8 PM EDT on July 29, with each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Join us for a live product demonstration of WatchDox® by BlackBerry® – the solution that has...

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Latest update to BBM for iOS brings bug fixes and improvements

Latest update to BBM for iOS brings bug fixes and improvements

Looking to keep things in line, across all the platforms the app supports, BlackBerry has now posted up a new build of BBM for iOS. Just as with the latest BlackBerry 10 and Android releases, the changelog on this one isn't exactly huge and only highlights bug fixes and improvements as the key additions. Still, it's an update, so go ahead and give it a go and let us know in the comments if it's...

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Contest Reminder: Last Chance to win a BLUE BlackBerry Classic!

Contest Reminder: Last Chance to win a BLUE BlackBerry Classic!

S'up CrackBerry Nation? Just chiming in quick with a friendly reminder that time is running out to get in for your chance to win a Beautiful BLUE BlackBerry Classic courtesy of me (try saying that sentence fast three times). I became smitten with this phone the second I laid eyes on it, so decided I'd give one away. Entering for your chance to win is easy. You need to jump over to the video...

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August 1 marks the 10th Anniversary of BBM

August 1 marks the 10th Anniversary of BBM

August 1, 2005. That's the day that hundreds of people started downloading BlackBerry Messenger v1.0 for the very first time as BlackBerry Principal Architect and main creator of BBM, Gary Klassen nervously sat at his desk. Originally planned for release as a part of BES 4.1, only a small number of employees were involved with the first version of BBM, which was to be called QuickMessenger until...

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Gartner names WatchDox by BlackBerry a visionary in Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing

BlackBerry has now announced that WatchDox by BlackBerry has been named a "Visionary" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) for the second consecutive year. "WatchDox provides organizations with a solution for two major needs that are often in conflict with each other: security and productivity," said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President,...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - AtHoc

BerryFlow

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, we discuss the BlackBerry Security summit, BlackBerry's AtHoc acquisition, the BlackBerry 'Dallas' arrival at the FCC, new DoD approvals and much, much more. Social Channels: @flip4bytes | Alex @Bla1ze | Bla1ze @jmznvs | James @djr3yes | DJ Reyes @...

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Pakistan government asks to stop use of BES in country

The Pakistan government has asked mobile phone operators to discontinue the use of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) in the country by November 30. The government is citing security concerns around the enterprise services, and the decision was made following a meeting of several government departments in mid-July. A notification issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on...

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