Send anonymous Valentine messages with the BlackBerry Loves Pebble app

Send anonymous Valentine messages with the BlackBerry Loves Pebble app

This Valentine's Day, why not send some an anonymous love message? If that's something you want to do and you're also a Pebble user, then count yourself lucky as you can do so with the BlackBerry Loves Pebble app. It comes from the developer of Bridge — a third-party Pebble app for BlackBerry 10 users. Made exclusively for BlackBerry Pebblers, the app will randomly send your message to...

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BlackBerry and Canon sign patent licensing agreement

BlackBerry and Canon sign patent licensing agreement

BlackBerry today announced the company has entered into a patent license agreement with Canon Inc. for certain power charging technology used by Canon products. Building on their history and intent to collaborate further, the agreement between the two companies was reached in November 2015, though, specific terms of the deal are confidential. "Our agreement with Canon substantiates the...

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BlackBerry and IGT announce agreement on patent licensing deal

BlackBerry and IGT announce agreement on patent licensing deal

BlackBerry and International Game Technology PLC today announced that they have entered into a royalty-bearing patent license agreement related to certain power charging technology used in IGT products. The agreement was reached back in November 2015 and specific terms are confidential. "Our license agreement with IGT affirms the importance of BlackBerry's innovative and foundational...

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BlackBerry offers Priv and Passport discounts through Feb. 24

BlackBerry Valentine's sale offers Priv and Passport price cuts

BlackBerry is spreading the love this Valentine's Day with discounts at ShopBlackBerry on the Priv and Passport in the U.S. and UK. If you're interested in the Android-powered Priv, you can grab the smartphone for $650 (a $50 discount) in the U.S., or £529 in the UK through February 24. Additionally, the Passport is up for grabs for $399 in the U.S. and £349 in the UK over the same period. As...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 12, 2016: Videos, games, shopping and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 12, 2016: Videos, games, shopping and more!

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 apps 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. Starting things off this week was a brand new episode of the BerryFlow Podcast, where James and Chris discussed a wide range of...

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BlackBerry announces Priv availability for Nigeria

BlackBerry announces Priv availability for Nigeria

In keeping with their promise to have Priv rolled out to 31 countries, BlackBerry has now announced the next market for the device. The first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android will be available in Nigeria as of February 13, through SLOT retail outlets and online. Pricing for the Priv in Nigeria has been set at ₦220,000.00, a limited time special pricing according to the SLOT website...

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Bridge update brings BBM to Pebble, Vector Smartwatch to BlackBerry 10

Bridge update brings BBM support, Vector support and more

Bridge, an app that brings Pebble support to BlackBerry 10 users, now supports BBM notifications and it also a now allows Vector smartwatch. If you haven't heard of Bridge before it is a third party Pebble app for BlackBerry 10 users. The developer has been constantly working in the background to continually improve the app and this update is quite a big one. The biggest addition to this...

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Quickteller Mini update makes sending and receiving money over BBM easier than ever

Back in October of last year, BlackBerry and Interswitch announced a new partnership to integrate payments through BBM by way of a new app called Quickteller Mini. That app, at the time, allowed BBM users with a Nigerian bank account to make a request for money, airtime and payment for services from one of their BBM contacts. A new update has now been released and it makes some improvements...

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Developers: Submit your apps to the 'Great Apps on BlackBerry' list

Great Apps on BlackBerry

While the shutting down of the Built for BlackBerry program for developers was a bit of disappointing news, at the time BlackBerry announced it, they did make mention that they would be assessing new opportunities for developers to highlight their apps and now, BlackBerry has announced a new way in which developers apps can be highlighted within BlackBerry World. We're listening to our...

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Sweet Valentine's Day gifts for the tech lover in your life

Sweet Valentine's Day gifts for the tech lover in your life

Set your significant other up with some awesome tech gifts this Valentine's Day that expand beyond the traditional cards and candy. Looking for a fun way to surprise the tech lover in your life this Valentine's Day? We're here to help with our unique gift guide that encompasses everything from smart mood lighting and key finders to fitness trackers and amazing speakers. BlackBerry Priv...

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BBM for iOS updated with improvements for BBM Protected

BBM for iOS updated with improvements for BBM Protected

Following the update to BBM for BlackBerry 10 and Android that brought improvements to BBM Protected, iOS users now have the update available as well. Appearing as v293.0.0.20, this release carries the exact same changelog as the BlackBerry 10 and Android versions. BBM Protected updates: Team Chats – BBM Protected now allows organizational teams to take advantage of context-specific, secure...

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Android Runtime update for BlackBerry 10 now available

Android Runtime update for BlackBerry 10 now available

If you've been experiencing issues with the Android Runtime since OS 10.3.2.2876 was released which introduced a pretty weird bug to the system, you now have an official means of correcting it. Rather than waiting for the release of 10.3.3, BlackBerry has for what I believe is only the second time, published a new update to the Android Runtime through BlackBerry World that will correct...

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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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