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BlackBerry announces Good Secure EMM Suites for easier enterprise management

BlackBerry announces Good Secure EMM Suite of apps

BlackBerry has announced Good Secure Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites, a new set of applications which aim to make it even easier to manage enterprise devices regardless of the operating system. The suite of apps include security, management, productivity and collaboration offerings that all feature best-in-class app security. With Good's Secure EMM Suites, admins will be able to...

Verizon begins beta testing its sponsored data service FreeBee Data

Verizon now beta testing its FreeBee sponsored data service

Verizon has announced that it is now ready to begin beta testing its sponsored data service, called FreeBee Data. With this service, Verizon and partners hope to drive engagement with mobile content on its network by allowing customers to access various content without it impacting their data allotment for the month. We've seen T-Mobile offer music and video streaming that doesn't count...

Dept of Vet Affairs is using BlackBerry's Athoc

BlackBerry's AtHoc division has scored yet another big contract, this time with the Department of Veterans Affairs to power its crisis communications. The deal, which is valued at $20 million, will have AtHoc assist the organization for multiple-year delivery of its emergency communications through pager, phone, fax and more. The system, which is known as VA-PAS is actively used by the VA for...

After going global, Netflix starts cracking down on proxy users

Netflix to prevent proxies and unblockers

Netflix recently became available in 130 more countries, but unfortunately not every area is able to access all of its content. While Netflix works on licensing agreements, it will begin preventing customers from using proxies and unblockers to access more content. This move may not be a popular one from the company, as people obviously will want access to as much content as possible, but it is...

Kmashi's 15000mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon with the coupon code FBDXPO7W, dropping the price to just $12.50 from its usual $20. That's right, you can save $7.50 on this battery pack to keep your favorite electronics charged by just entering a simple code at checkout. Featuring dual-USB outputs, you are able to charge more than one thing at the same time. Being 15000mAh, there should be...

Several Good Technology apps receive highest levels of certification

Good Technology continues to prove its super secure

Good Technology, which is now a division of BlackBerry, has announced that several of its apps and servers have reached the highest level of certification available. These apps are ones that the company has made available on both iOS and Android, including Good Work, Good Access, Good Connect and several others. To gain this certification, Common Criteria assesses the design and...

Grab Anker's 13000mAh power bank for $25 at Amazon with coupon code

Save on Anker's 13000mAh power bank at Amazon

Anker is offering its 13000mAh power bank with dual-USB output for just $25 at Amazon with coupon code WRS5DIQV. That's right, you can save $8 on this large battery pack that will provide you with enough power to charge your phone, tablet or just about any other electronic. In addition to being a power source for your electronics, it can also double as a flashlight thanks to the built-in LED...

AT&T brings back unlimited data plans, if you also have DirecTV or U-Verse

AT&T brings back unlimited plan, for some

AT&T is once again going to offer an unlimited data plan, but only if you are also a DirecTV or U-Verse subscriber. Most U.S. carriers have moved away from offering unlimited data plans and towards data buckets for families, but AT&T is going backwards here and will begin offering the new plan, but it obviously comes with a catch. You won't be able to just sign up for AT&T or change...

John Chen confirms commitment to BlackBerry 10, updates coming in 2016

John Chen confirms commitment to BlackBerry 10

Following the recent reports that BlackBerry was all but abandoning BlackBerry 10, John Chen has cleared the air on the company's stance regarding the operating system. The reports claimed that BlackBerry was going all-in on Android, and was leaving behind the BlackBerry 10 platform. According to a new post from the CEO, John Chen, that may not be entirely true, though he does not specifically...

DBPOWER sports armband just $3.50 at Amazon

DBPOWER is offering a 50 percent savings on its sports armband at Amazon with the coupon code D4YPGOPP, so you'll only pay $3.50. There are three different size pouches to fit your smartphone of choice in it, whether it be large or small. The pouch allows you to place your smartphone, a house key, ID and even cash if you need it inside, and then it gets strapped to your arm. This is a great...

QNX showcases new software platform for automated driving

QNX showcases software platform for automated driving

QNX has been busy behind the scenes, bringing a number of big announcements to CES 2016. The latest announcement from the team is a new software platform for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and automated driving. With this platform, automotive companies will be able to build a full range of automated driving systems, from informational ADAS modules that provide 360 degree surround...

QNX announces Acoustics Management Platform for in-car audio

QNX announces new Acoustics Management Platform

QNX, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, has announced a new Acoustics Management Platform (AMP) which it will use to manage in-car acoustics better. Currently, modern vehicles contain multiple acoustic and audio signal-processing systems that all run at the same time, often interacting with each other. Sometimes these interactions are unpredictable, making for a not-so-great experience. QNX's AMP...

QNX car

A new collaboration between Ford and QNX hopes to create an industry standard for integrating smartphone apps into cars. Ford has ported its open source SmartDeviceLink (SDL) technology to the QNX platform, which will let drivers use voice commands, steering-wheel buttons and other in-car controls to interact with various smartphone apps. Both QNX and Ford hope that the initiative will...

BlackBerry Priv now receiving its January security patch

BlackBerry Priv security patch now available

Update: The January security patch has been fully detailed by Google. Check out everything that you need to know about the update. You can also check out BlackBerry's security bulletin on for the update as well, right here. BlackBerry is beginning to push its monthly security update to the Priv, though at this time it is not exactly known what it addresses. According to a tweet from Michael...

BlackBerry will operate in Pakistan

BlackBerry won't be pulling out of Pakistan after all. The local government has rescinded its shutdown order and dropped its request for access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) email and messaging content. A new post from Marty Beard, BlackBerry's Chief Operating Officer, revealed that the two reached an agreement, and that the Pakistani government was able to accept BlackBerry's position...

Save up to 70% on select Transcend microSD cards at Amazon

Save up to 70 percent on select Transcend memory products

Amazon is currently hosting a deal on select Transcend storage products that can save you as much as 70% on the purchase. Whether you are looking for a microSD card or a full sized SD card, or want a solid-state drive for your computer, this deal has you covered. Some of the deals you can find are: microSD cards 16GB Transcend Class 10 microSD - $7 64GB Transcend Class 10 microSD - $14 128GB...

Verizon will pay up to $650 to cover your switching costs

Verizon

Verizon is now offering up to $650 per line to those who are looking to make the switch to its network. We've seen other carriers offer to pay your switching costs, and now those looking to jump to Verizon's network can do so without a huge financial impact. Whether you are in the middle of a contract or making monthly device payments, Verizon will pay up to $650 per line of service that you...

BlackBerry's AtHoc selected by Dept of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded its deployment of BlackBerry's AtHoc, this time to the Farm Services Administration. AtHoc helps organizations ensure safe and effective communications, like alerts, messages and more, during times of emergency. With this expansion, more than 15,000 personnel from the department will be covered for emergency communication and personnel...

You can save $5 when unlocking your BlackBerry 10 smartphone with coupon code

Save $5 on unlocking BlackBerry 10 phones

If you've got a BlackBerry 10 smartphone that you want to use on another carrier, you'll want to check out this deal from GetUnlocked. With coupon code CRACKBERRYXMAS you'll be able to save $5 on the cost of the unlocking service. To unlock your phone, all you'll need is the IMEI number, which you can find in the phone's Settings, and then a payment method. Supported phones for unlocking...

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