WhatsApp

A new WhatsApp update for BlackBerry 10 has now arrived. This update noted as v2.12.340.2, has quite a few changes listed in the changelog, including improvements to the WhatsApp web client features, contact info screens and more. Luckily, WhatsApp was nice enough to lay out the full list so have a look: Added support for some additional web client features (e.g. Message info, recent emoji...

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MTN, Vodacom and Cell C now offering the Priv in South Africa

MTN, Vodacom and Cell C now offering the Priv in South Africa

Although it was previously announced that MTN, Vodacom and Cell C would be offering the BlackBerry Priv in South Africa, at the time of the announcement there was no real date set for release, but as it turns out, potential Priv owners didn't have to wait all that long. Right now, the first Android-powered smartphone from BlackBerry is available from all three providers in South Africa at...

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1Password for Android gets Material Design overhaul and more

1Password for Android gets Material Design overhaul and more

Popular password manager 1Password has received a big update for Android, bringing along a redesigned interface and much more. Perhaps the most noticeable change in 1Password 6 is that the interface is now cleaner and more modern looking thanks to a Material Design overhaul. Also tagging along in the update is the new fingerprint unlock feature, allowing users to unlock both the app and the...

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Rogers, Bell and TELUS rolling out February Priv security update

Rogers, Bell and TELUS rolling out February Priv security update

In keeping in line with the updates already sent out to ShopBlackBerry, AT&T and T-Mobile Priv's, Canadian carriers Rogers, Bell, SaskTel and TELUS have now started sending out the February update to Priv owners. Build AAD444 as it is otherwise known comes in at 17MB, and if you haven't got the notification to update yet, you can head to Settings, About phone and checking for it there....

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Instagram announces full support for multiple accounts

Instagram on the BlackBerry Priv

Following recent reports that it was testing the feature, Instagram has officially announced that it is rolling out full support for multiple accounts. Starting this week, users will be able to log into multiple accounts at once, and easily switch between them within the Instagram app for Android and iPhone. From Instagram: Starting this week, you can quickly and easily switch between...

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Check out Hub10 in Beta Zone for a dark themed Hub

Check out Hub10 in Beta Zone for a dark themed Hub

Have you been longing for a dark theme for the Hub on BlackBerry 10? You're not alone. A developer has been working on an app that gives us a dark themed Hub. The app works exactly like the Hub, in the way it looks and even has the triage options that came about in OS 10.3. It still in the early days of development right now but you can check it out through BlackBerry Beta Zone. Since the app...

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Hands-on with Face10, a replacement Facebook app that's actually useful

If you're a Facebook user, you'll know that using the Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 hasn't been a pleasant experience lately, with many resorting to using Facebook through the browser. Now though, we have a third-party option, which dropped into BlackBerry World recently in the form of Face10, after going through a short stint in Beta Zone. In CrackBerry fashion, we're going to take a closer...

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Snag Kmashi's 11200mAh power bank for just $8 with coupon code at Amazon

Kmashi's 11200mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon

Kmashi's 11200mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon for just $8 with coupon code FVSA9NY2, a savings of 50 percent from its regular price. This battery pack is small and portable, but packs a large capacity inside to keep you charged on the go. While many other power banks have more than one USB output, Kmashi has opted to go with just one this time around, so you'll only be able to charge one...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Root

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Root

Despite the big game being on, we still managed to get together for BerryFlow. This week, we discuss the Priv's latest security update, bid a fond farewell to BlackBerry champion Gary Klassen, inventor of BBM amidst a new round of layoffs hitting Waterloo and Florida and discuss BlackBerry's AtHoc opening up a secure Canadian Data Center. Topics BlackBerry Priv's February security patch is...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Rumors, acquisitions, and accusations

Mobile Nations Weekly: Rumors, acquisitions, and accusations

Everything is crazy. For being in the weird pre-MWC quiet time, it was a busy week. The biggest news was a surprise acquisition: Microsoft snapped up keyboard app company SwiftKey for $250 million. The slow burn leading up to MWC got a little bit hotter with Sunday, February 21, being the official day for Samsung's next big event — *cough*Galaxy S7*cough*. Speaking of the GS7, it's backside...

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BlackBerry confirms new round of layoffs in Waterloo and Sunrise

BlackBerry said to be cutting 35% of Waterloo workforce

Update - Rather than letting folks wonder about the number of employees laid off, BlackBerry has now stated "approximately 200 employees have been impacted in Canada and Florida." BlackBerry has now confirmed a new round of layoffs has impacted a small number of employees in Waterloo and Sunrise, Florida. In a statement issued by BlackBerry, the exact number of employees impacted by the...

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Gary Klassen, Inventor of BBM has left BlackBerry

Gary Klassen, Inventor of BBM has left BlackBerry

Update - BlackBerry has now confirmed the new round of layoffs in Waterloo and Sunrise. While there are some unconfirmed reports of another round of layoffs hitting BlackBerry in Waterloo and Florida, there's one exit that can be confirmed. Gary Klassen, inventor of BBM has now exited BlackBerry after nearly 16 years with the company. Gary Klassen, who joined BlackBerry in 2000 as part of the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup 2/5/16

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has passed so you know what that means? Not only is it time to share with you another batch of applications for your BlackBerry 10 or Priv smartphone, but it's also time to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. Kicking things off this week was a brand new episode of the BerryFlow Podcast, discussing the Priv on T-Mobile and the...

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Watch the Good Dynamics App SDK webcast replay

Watch the Good Dynamics App SDK webcast replay

If you missed out on the Good Dynamics App SDK webcast that took place on February 2nd, no matter. You can load up the replay and get caught up on what you missed. In addition to the Good Dynamics App SDK, which enables developers to create enterprise apps employing the features of the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform discussion, Ed Bourne, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager and Richard...

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Score big game savings on all accessories at ShopCrackBerry through February 8!

Score big game savings on all accessories at ShopCrackBerry through February 8!

It's time to kick off our Big Game Sale where you can save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories! Ramp up the defense with a protective case, stay active with the charger of your choice, or call the shots completely hands-free with a new Bluetooth — it's all up for grabs right now at ShopCrackBerry. There are plenty of products to choose from for popular devices including the BlackBerry Classic,...

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T-Mobile's first Super Bowl ad features Drake in a box

T-Mobile's first Super Bowl ad features Drake in a box

T-Mobile has decided to release the first of two planned Super Bowl 50 ads early, featuring rap music star Drake in a parody of his own Hotline Bling music video. The ad shows Drake doing his signature Hotline Bling "dance in a box" and singing the chorus line, "You used to call me on my cellphone". The director then calls "Cut" as some folks in suits come up to the shooting stage. They...

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AT&T rolls out their latest software update for the BlackBerry Priv

AT&T rolls out their latest software update for the BlackBerry Priv

For those of you on AT&T with a Priv waiting for the January update, you can stop waiting. AT&T has now released software version AAD447, which contains both the January update and February update in one batch. All you have to to do is go into your settings, about phone, check for software updates and it should be there waiting for you. Sure, AT&T may have lagged a bit in getting...

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BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia through Optus

BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia

If you happen to reside in Australia and are interested in the BlackBerry Priv, you'll be excited to find out that it is now available through Optus. In January, BlackBerry released the Priv in Italy, Spain, France and other locations, and now Australia is the latest to join the fun. Optus will be offering the Priv on a range of post-paid plans, and if you would rather purchase it at full...

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BlackBerry isn't making a Windows Phone, but you probably knew that already

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry's managing director in India, Narendra Nayak has gone on record to state the company has no plans for Windows Phone. It was asked if BlackBerry was going to take its multi-platform strategy to the next level, taking on yet another OS to further branch out and appeal to more consumers. Rather unsurprisingly, BlackBerry does not plan to support Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile any time...

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Alta is Fitbit's sleekest fitness tracker yet; pre-orders now open for $129

Fitbit's Alta is the company's sleekest fitness tracker yet

Fitbit has announced its latest fitness tracker, the Alta, which is one of the nicest-looking offerings from the company. Pre-orders are now open for the tracker, with shipments beginning in March 2016. Realizing that people don't always want their fitness tracker to look like one, Fitbit is offering a number of band options for the Alta, like a metal bracelet, leather band and a classic band...

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