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How to enable 'Dark Theme' for the BlackBerry Hub on Android

How to enable 'Dark Theme' for the BlackBerry Hub on Android

If you're looking to change things up and get a different look in your BlackBerry Hub, the latest update (still rolling out in beta) has now added a dark theme option. It's an optional addition, so you can give it a go and see how you like it. Need to know how to enable it? It's easy, check out our quick guide as well as some screenshots of what to expect when it's changed. How to enable '...

Latest BlackBerry Hub+ Services update brings WeChat and Line integration

Since the release of the BlackBerry Hub on Android and ultimately, BlackBerry Hub+ Services on Android, BlackBerry has slowly been adding additional integrations to the BlackBerry Hub. Most recently, Facebook Messenger was added to the mix, and now, BlackBerry has once again added a few more services. The latest update, which still appears to be a beta, for now, includes integration for popular...

BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe happening in London on March 24

BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe happening in London on March 24

If you missed out on the last BlackBerry Developer Summit because it took place in New York, BlackBerry has now announced they'll be hosting another in Europe. This time around, the event will take place in London on March 24, 2017. Develop feature-rich apps quickly and securely for your enterprise Our developer community in Europe asked us to hold the Developer Summit closer to home and...

BlackBerry Mercury and DTEK50 win awards at CES 2017

*/ /*-->*/ Now that CES 2017 has wrapped up, folks are looking back on everything that was announced in Las Vegas and handing out awards for what they feel was the 'Best Of CES.' Unsurprisingly, one of the items that continues to appear on several lists is the BlackBerry Mercury, which TCL offered a sneak peek of at CES. The last phone designed by BlackBerry has managed to grab a...

As expected, CES 2017 brought forth quite a bit for BlackBerry from multiple directions. We got to see the pre-production models of the BlackBerry 'Mercury', plus BlackBerry QNX made several announcements surrounding autonomous driving technology. If you missed Upstream last night where we discussed all the announcements, you can get yourself caught up right now by downloading the audio or...

Check out BlackBerry QNX's autonomous prototype vehicle in action

*/ /*-->*/ As announced earlier BlackBerry and Renesas Electronics America put their a 2017 Lincoln MKZ autonomous prototype vehicle to the test at CES 2017 with help from the University of Waterloo. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any video of that exact demo but BlackBerry QNX has uploaded a video of the two test cars in action on their respective test tracks. Plus,...

BlackBerry and Giuliani Partners team up to combat cyber threats

BlackBerry and Giuliani Partners team up to combat cyber threats

*/ /*-->*/ Following up on the announcement of BlackBerry Secure in December of last year, BlackBerry has now announced the comprehensive mobile security platform has been chosen by Giuliani Partners to support the firm's cybersecurity consulting services for government and enterprise customers. As noted by John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackBerry...

John Chen to take part in 'Self-Driving Cars: New Rules of the Road' panel

*/ /*-->*/ As part of the SuperSessions happening at CES 2017, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is scheduled to take part in the Self-Driving Cars: New Rules of the Road panel and if you're interested, you can tune in live. Self-driving cars need a roadmap of their own to succeed in what's been, until now, uncharted territory. Learn how automobile companies, hardware and software...

BlackBerry QNX and Renesas collaborate on autonomous driving technology platform

*/ /*-->*/ The BlackBerry QNX news continues to flow out of CES 2017. This time around, BlackBerry and Renesas Electronics America have announced a new collaboration to develop an automotive-grade technology platform for autonomous driving. Using CES as the backdrop, the two companies put its joint autonomous driving technology platform in motion today on a test track at CES...

BlackBerry Mercury

*/ /*-->*/ Ahead of CES 2017, TCL teased that they would be offering a look at the first device to come out of their smartphone software and brand licensing deal with BlackBerry and they've now made good on that, though, they're keeping a lot of the finer details surrounding the phone secret for just a bit longer. More of an introduction than a full announcement So secret...

*/ /*-->*/ In the lead up to CES 2017, BlackBerry QNX let it be known the show would be big for them and they're already off to great start, having now announced what they're calling their "most advanced and secure embedded software platform for autonomous drive and connected cars." also known as QNX SDP 7.0. From John Wall, senior vice president and head of BlackBerry QNX:...

*/ /*-->*/ Just in case the earlier teaser was not enough for you, Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America just dropped another for everyone to take in.

BlackBerry begins rollout of January Android security update

BlackBerry begins rollout of January Android security update

Beta Zone has been updated with the new details as well, so some of you will start seeing it pushed as a 'beta' release. Seemingly skipping the Beta Zone testing phase this month, BlackBerry has now begun their rollout of the January Android security update. As posted on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, the software version is available immediately for BlackBerry powered by Android smartphones...

*/ /*-->*/ With TCL already letting it be known they will 'unveil an evolutionary first in the mobile industry' and include a first look at how the BlackBerry brand will live on at CES, perhaps getting a tease ahead of CES 2017 is no surprise, but that's exactly what Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication (TCT), North America dropped on Twitter....

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - 2K17

As we wrap up the holidays and head right into 2017, for the podcast this week we decided to take a quick look back at BlackBerry's 2016, what we expect to see in 2017 starting with CES, which kicks off later this week where we're expecting to hear more from TCL, QNX and more! Tune in. Topics UKarbon outfits DTEK60 with grippy device skins BlackBerry 'Mercury' may make its way to Verizon...

BlackBerry 'Mercury' could make its way to Verizon

BlackBerry 'Mercury' could make its way to Verizon

While TCL has already committed to telling us more about their BlackBerry plans at CES 2017, that certainly has not stopped the bits and pieces about the BlackBerry 'Mercury' from popping up unofficially. The latest comes by way of Roland Quandt, some of which has been floated about before, but some of which is certainly new information, such as a possible launch of the device on Verizon. In a...

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Gala

Given our next BerryFlow podcast was scheduled to take place on Christmas Day, we decided to have a bit of an impromptu gathering before the holidays fully took over. With BlackBerry's Q3 Fiscal 2017 results, new deals for BlackBerry Radar, TCL being vocal about the BlackBerry brand in their device portfolio and reaffirmations of the trajectory for BBM in 2017, there was plenty to discuss....

Inst10

Just in time for your holiday photo taking, Inst10 for Instagram has now been updated. This release has multiple fixes across the board addressing the speediness of the app itself right down to new a new icon and graphics. Updated to the very latest Instagram API version 10 Direct Message Fixes and Improvements Load Older Direct Conversations & Chats View Posts from a Location Faster...

The news for BlackBerry Radar is starting to add up. First, Titanium Transporation announced they would be equipping their entire fleet with the system and now, fleet services graphics provider Modagrafics has announced a sales agent agreement with BlackBerry. Speaking on the announcement, Paul Pirkle, President and CEO of Modagrafics noted: The fleet customers we serve around the country...

*/ /*-->*/ When the TCL-BlackBerry smartphone software and brand licensing deal was announced, we knew TCL had bigger plans for CES simply based on the tweets sent out but now the company has gone and made the news official. A new announcement today highlights TCL's plans to 'unveil an evolutionary first in the mobile industry' and include a first look at how the BlackBerry brand...

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