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BlackBerry's AtHoc Software Division have now announced the city council of Rosny-sous-Bois (Mairie de Rosny-sous-Bois), in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, have subscribed to three years of AtHoc Services, to automate and enhance its emergency alert and crisis communication systems. "This system gives us the technology we need to respond as quickly as possible in case of a crisis...

BlackBerry Hub+, Keyboard, Launcher and more updated!

Just in time for the holidays, BlackBerry has now updated their suite of Android apps for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. This time around there's plenty of changes to be noted for all the apps across the board including enhancements to Hub+, the BlackBerry Keyboard, and the BlackBerry Launcher. BlackBerry Hub+ Apps Accounts Improvements: It's easier than ever to stay organized! You can now...

BlackBerry appoints former U.S. Coast Guard CIO to lead Federal Cybersecurity Operations Center

BlackBerry has announced they have named Rear Admiral Robert "Bob" E. Day, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) to lead their forthcoming federal Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) and product FedRAMP initiatives. Having been a key member of BlackBerry's AtHoc advisory board since retiring in 2014 and serving five years as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command,...

BBM for Android updated with bug fixes and support for longer chats!

BBM for Android updated with bug fixes and support for longer chats!

While BBM for BlackBerry 10 was updated earlier with bug fixes and performance improvements, BlackBerry also decided it was a great time to update BBM for Android as well. Going a bit further than bug fixes and performance improvements, the Android release of BBM has a larger changelog, though, not much larger. What's new Chats now support very long messages! Access all Free Stickers in one...

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2049 autoloader files now available as OS goes official

This is it. Finally, BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2049 has been released. Well, kind of. I know it has been a while since the last BlackBerry 10 update, so in case you all forgot, the way updates work is that they go live on BlackBerry's servers before they start appearing on devices and because of that, folks can create their own installer files known as autoloaders. Such is the case here, right now...

Problems sending video on WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10? They should now be fixed!

For those of you out there who have been having issues sending videos on WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 since the last update, now is a good time to go ahead give it a go to see if the issues are remaining. According to the WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 developer, it was not the update that caused the problems but rather a server side change. This change has now been fixed, and you should once again...

BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes and performance improvements

Looking for a new build of BBM on BlackBerry 10? BlackBerry has you covered. A new release has now arrived in BlackBerry World and is available for download. As with the last release, this one keeps things simple in regards to the changelog, simply noting there is 'bug fixes and performance improvements' to be found within. If you spot anything that is not noted in the changelog, do let us know...

BBM releases puzzle game 'Word Space with BBM' in Indonesia

BBM releases puzzle game 'Word Space with BBM' in Indonesia

Keeping in line with their earlier comments on releasing BBM enabled games, BBM has recently released a new brain-teasing word puzzle game called 'Word Space 'in Indonesia, where the object is to find hidden words and connect them. BBM releases "Word Space with BBM", a brain-teasing word puzzle game where your mission is to find the hidden words and connect them using your fingers....

BlackBerry to introduce new Enterprise Software Platform on December 8

As part of their BlackBerry Developer Summit held back on November 17, BlackBerry gave developers a chance to get an early hands-on with their expanded developer platform but on December 8, BlackBerry is set to reveal their new enterprise software platform engineered to secure, connect and mobilize the enterprise to everyone. Mark your calendars! Attend and see the reveal of BlackBerry's...

Autonomous vehicles will officially hit the road in Ontario as early as next year now that the Ontario Government has announced they are launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by BlackBerry QNX, The University of Waterloo and the Erwin Hymer Group. BlackBerry QNX, a Canadian global software development leader, which will test a 2017 Lincoln with automated...

BlackBerry kicks off their Black Friday deals with up to 53% off select devices

Today is the last day to take advantage of BlackBerry's 'BlackBerry Friday' deals where you can save up to 53% on select devices such as Passport, Priv and DTEK50 and more! As expected, pricing does vary across regions right now, you can pick up a BlackBerry Leap for only $159 USD, BlackBerry Passport for only $249 USD and BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition for only $299 USD. If BlackBerry...

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Deal

In between the Thanksgiving weekend, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we still managed to find time to get together and discuss all the latest BlackBerry news on Upstream. This week we touch on 10.3.3 certification, Nasdaq hosting the BlackBerry developer summit in NYC plus, BBM launching new services within the popular messaging app. If that's not enough for you, we also discuss the new Black...

BlackBerry has now announced they have become the first major mobile vendor to receive the new Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification from the UK Government. Additionally, BlackBerry has announced they are now an accredited certifying body for Cyber Essentials Plus, with the certification being offered through BlackBerry Cybersecurity Services. Today I'm proud to announce that...

BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Calendar beta releases updated!

If you're doing beta testing of BlackBerry's Android apps through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll want to load up Google Play and grab the latest releases. BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Calendar have now all been updated. BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks, Notes: 1.4.1.11998 Bug fixes and performance improvements BlackBerry Calendar: 1.4.1.11998 Allow changing event calendars...

BBM launching two new services in Indonesia next month: BBM Shopping and BBM Travel

Since BlackBerry announced they would be working with Indonesia-based Emtek, there has been a lot of things happening surrounding BBM. New BBM enabled games have arrived, the new BBM Life news and video channel launched and BBM teamed up with Liputan6 to bring their news and videos directly into BBM and more! The progress in this area has been so great that BBM will now be bringing both games...

If shopping for digital goods instead of physical goods is how you prefer to spend your Black Friday, Google Play has you covered. Right now, until November 29, you can score some great deals on everything offered in Google Play including games, apps, books, movies, TV shows, comics and more. You can save up to 80% off games and in-app purchases for games There is also deals in place to get...

BlackBerry unveils their expanded developer platform at BlackBerry Developer Summit

On November 17, BlackBerry held their BlackBerry Developer Summit at the NASDAQ stock market headquarters in New York City where they unveiled their expanded developer platform. The summit gave enterprise developers a chance to go hands-on with every portion of BlackBerry's enterprise platform. A new post from Mark Wilson, Senior Vice President, Marketing for BlackBerry, gives us a recap of the...

Astronomy Bundle for BlackBerry 10 offers five great astronomy apps for one low price!

If you're into astronomy and on BlackBerry 10, developer Burning Platform has a pretty awesome app bundle up for sale. Right now, you can score four five-star rated astronomy apps for 50 percent off the price if you bought them individually. MoonCalc Pro - Probably the most advanced Moon tool for smartphones: eclipses, New and Full Moons, Super Moons, perigees and apogees, phases, graphs,...

Marty Beard lays out five reasons Samsung's acquisition of Harman could mean great things for QNX

Since it was announced that Samsung would be making an aggressive push into the connected car space by way of their $8 billion acquisition auto infotainment and audio provider Harman, there has been a lot of speculation around what it means for everyone else in the connected car industry and that of course includes, QNX, which Harman owned between 2004-2010 before selling it to BlackBerry. As...

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