All those 'App for' apps in BlackBerry World have 48 hours to change their name

You've all seen them. Those apps that appear in BlackBerry World that are all named 'App For' whatever, be it App For Instagram, App for Candy Crush Saga and countless other things. Well, it seems BlackBerry is finally taking a bit of a stand against them now and has begun sending out notifications letting those who submitted such apps they have 48 hours to change the name of the app or it will...

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Amazon Appstore now in more countries

Amazon Appstore now in more countries

Amazon says that its Appstore for Android is now available in 236 countries and territories following this recent expansion of 41 more regions. That said, not all apps within the Amazon Appstore catalog will be available in all regions due to local laws and restrictions on certain apps and content. However, for consumers, this will be another venue to purchase and download apps, which will be...

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New malware exploits USB, but isn't really that scary

Another day, another apocalyptic prognostication of computer security doom, this time focusing on the omnipresent USB connection. It's called 'BadUSB', and it's a malware proof-of-concept created by security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell that exploits a flaw in and resides in the firmware that controls the basic function of USB devices. The researchers claim that it's not a problem...

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Want to try Wallpaper Changer HD for free? We have 1500 copies to give away!

Wallpaper Changer HD

We first took a look at Wallpaper Changer HD for BlackBerry 10 over a year ago and it's been popular ever since. With us having limitations on how much we can customize our devices these days compared to times past when we had thousands of themes to choose from, Wallpaper Changer HD offers us as near as we can get, plus with some extra special features. The developer, ShaoSoft, is kindly...

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BlackBerry World updated in preparation for BlackBerry OS 10.3 and new devices

If you happen to be running a leaked build of BlackBerry 10.3 or the developer release, you'll want to check out BlackBerry World as there's a new update pushing through currently. Listed as v5.1.0.53, the update is noted to cover the usual bug fixes that every update gets but it also adds in more support for upcoming devices such as the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic. Micro...

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LED notification apps compared - BeBuzz, HUB++, Powertools, Watcher

LED notification apps compared - BeBuzz, HUB++, Powertools, Watcher

The LED notification light is a staple on BlackBerry smartphones. That blinking red light, illuminating when a message comes through, prompting you to reach for your device and check your inbox. Then came apps that allowed you to change the color of the LED light for different types of messages. They've been around since BlackBerry OS days and when BlackBerry 10 landed, we started to see them...

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500 free copies of TextNGo for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

500 free copies of TextNGo for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

We can't clearly condone texting and driving but when it comes to texting while walking that's a different kettle of fish (or looking at a dog like I did). We took a look at TextNGo on video some time back and the developer is kindly giving away 500 free copies of the app. To cut a long story short, TextNGo utilizes the camera on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone at the same time as the keyboard...

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Typo 2 resurrects the iPhone keyboard case, looks a bit less like a BlackBerry

As if the original Typo keyboard wasn't enough, a new version of everyone's favorite iPhone accessory is now available for pre-order. The $99 Typo 2 — while very similar to it's older brother — has been remastered and redesigned with some new features, hoping to steer clear of any lawsuits this time around. The Typo 2 features Typo smart typing (auto capitalization and the like), a backlit...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for Q10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for Q10

Never leave your BlackBerry Q10's display unprotected! With this pack of OEM screen protectors you not only shield against abrasive elements but also retain the original clarity of your display. And, today you can grab this 2-pack for just $4.95; that's 67% off the list price!

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Boss is Away Sale: 20% off all Accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Boss is Away Sale: 20% off all Accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Finally. A few days of freedom when the big cheese isn't constantly looking over your shoulder. It's a chance to relax a bit and get things done at your own pace (efficiently, of course!) To celebrate the absence of our fearless leader we're offering 20% off everything at ShopCrackBerry until midnight, August 4. If there's a case for your BlackBerry Z10 you've been itching to get your hands on...

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32GB and 64GB MicroSD cards are insanely cheap today on Amazon

Save a boatload on a new MicroSD card

Transcend MicroSD cards are on sale today only at Amazon. You can grab a Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 (with adapter) for $13.99 (that's 63% off) or a Transcend 64GB MicroSDXC card (also with adapter) for $28.99 (42% off). If you've been wanting to increase the storage space of your smartphone, today might be a good day to make that purchase. Added bonus: they both come in "frustration-free...

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Amazon Appstore is giving away 30 paid apps for free today and Friday

Amazon Appstore

The Amazon Appstore is currently giving away 30 paid apps for free. Consumers with compatible BlackBerry devices will be able to take full advantage of this deal through Amazon's app store today and tomorrow. The 30 apps included mean you could well save over $100 by downloading them all. At the time of this posting, we have not checked each app to see how they all run on BlackBerry 10, so...

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BBM beta for Windows Phone begins its public roll out

BBM

BlackBerry has pulled the switch and is now rolling out its BBM messenger beta app to all Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users, after the company released it as a closed beta test earlier in July. It would appear that the public beta version of BBM is a different one than what was released for the closed beta testers earlier in the month. In any case, this version is apparently the one that...

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T-Mobile posts strong Q2 revenue, adds 1.5 million new customers

T-Mobile posts strong Q2 revenue, adds 1.5 million new customers

T-Mobile posted its second quarter earnings today, and the main takeaway is that the carrier is continuing momentum as far as customer acquisition is concerned. The Uncarrier managed to add an additional 1.5 million customers in the second quarter, which makes it the fifth consecutive quarter in which the carrier added more than 1 million subscribers. The number sees T-Mobile crossing 50...

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101 copies of MyAccountant available to snap up today

101 copies of MyAccountant available to snap up today

If you're looking for a personal finance tracker app, look no further than MyAccountant for BlackBerry 10. It's an app that's been around for a while already and even made it into our App Gallery. It is constantly being updated too. In fact, it just received an update. MyAccountant lets you track your income and expenditure and you can categorize your expenses into bills, car payments,...

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Never forget important occasions with CountDown for BlackBerry 10

CountDown

A countdown application on my BlackBerry isn't one I have thought about using - until today. I spotted CountDown, which is Built for BlackBerry in BlackBerry World, downloaded it and after giving it a go I decided this could be the end of an age old problem I suffer from - forgetting birthdays! Of course you aren't just limited to adding birthdays to your reminders - you can add absolutely...

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BlackBerry Q10 apps in BlackBerry World to be automatically available for the BlackBerry Passport

Just as we've seen with previous device releases, BlackBerry has now started sending out emails to developers to let them know if they have a BlackBerry Q10 app in BlackBerry World, that app will automatically be listed as compatible for the upcoming BlackBerry Passport. Developers have the option of just allowing it to go through or if they feel as though testing on the app should be done...

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Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

Sprint is making an aggressive roll out behind its 4G LTE network, bringing its high speed mobile broadband access to n additional 17 more markets. The addition of these markets span across the United States. Here are the 17 new additions to Sprint's 4G LTE network: Eureka/Arcata/Fortuna, CA Redding, CA Bethesda, MD Dubuque, IA Danville, IL Marion/Herrin, IL Mt. Vernon, IL Hopkinsville, KY...

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Full reader mode, bug fixes, and more come to multiFEED in latest update

Full reader mode, bug fixes, and more come to multiFEED in latest update

It has been a while since we discussed multiFEED, a fast and easy to use RSS and Atom reader that offered decent functionality depending on which level you chose to purchase. The application may have been simple but being able to read the news on the go and customize the appearance made them easy to read. Since my original review, the application continued to grow and incorporate new features...

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New BlackBerry Passport video shows off touch sensitive keyboard and new style Active Frames

Looks like the folks over at Phone Arena scored a little bit of hands-on with the BlackBerry Passport, though it seems as maybe they weren't supposed to as of yet. The article they had up that went along with the video has since been removed but the video remains posted to their YouTube channel for everyone to see. In the video, we get a closer look at the Passport's touch sensitive keyboard...

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