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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Get Guardians of the Galaxy: the Universal Weapon on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Marvel Studio's Guardians of the Galaxy film opens in theatres on August 1st, but you can use your BlackBerry 10 smartphone to get into the interstellar action with Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game. If you're up to having a hand in saving the universe, pick this one up from the Amazon AppStore. I was browsing through Marvel's site, looking for information on the upcoming movie...

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Sprint's first quarter 2014 results show they finally turned a profit

Sprint

Sprint today released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, detailing a net income of $23 million, the best result in over seven years. The US mobile operator also confirmed that 3G network maintenance was largely complete, while LTE coverage expands to cover approximately 254 million people. Sprint had previously been struggling with new affordable plans to attract custom...

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500 free copies available of Velocity Browser with Ad Blocker for BlackBerry 10

Velocity Browser

Update - an extra 500 copies have just been added in addition to the original 50 Now don't get me wrong; I love the native BlackBerry 10 browser, but I wanted to give you a heads up on a nice alternative if you fancy a change. Velocity Browser with Ad Blocker is actually an Android port but it works beautifully and it's fast. I've been testing it out on my Q10 and I've been quite surprised at...

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BBM Protected walkthrough and hands-on with Jeff Gadway

BBM Protected walkthrough and hands-on with Jeff Gadway

As part of the BlackBerry Security Summit held in NYC, we got to catch up with Jeff Gadway from the BBM Product Marketing team to learn more about BBM Protected, how it works and what to expect in the future updates for the secure enterprise messaging service. If you're not familiar with BBM Protected, it provides an enhanced security model for BBM messages sent between BlackBerry smartphones...

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Hands-on with Secusmart voice encryption on BlackBerry 10

Hands-on with Secusmart voice encryption on BlackBerry 10

Earlier today, BlackBerry announced the acquisition of Secusmart — a company that provides high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for organizations and enterprises. The addition of Secusmart will bring this encryption to BlackBerry devices, allowing users to make totally encrypted voice calls from their mobile devices. During the BlackBerry Security Summit...

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Catch Lollapalooza live with Red Bull TV

Catch Lollapalooza live with Red Bull TV

The Lollapalooza music festival kicks off in Chicago in a few days, but for those that can't make it, Red Bull has you covered. As part of a partnership, Red Bull will be live streaming the festival to a number of devices this weekend. Any device with a Red Bull TV app will be able to watch Lollapalooza live. Red Bull TV is available on devices like the Apple TV, Xbox 360, Chromecast,...

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PillPad updates with minor improvements, 100 copies up for grabs

PillPad updates with minor improvements, 100 copies up for grabs

It is no secret that since its original inception on the BlackBerry PlayBook I made use of PillPad to keep track of my Mother's different medications for her various health issues. PillPad is an important tool for juggling, managing, and scheduling refills for your prescriptions. The changes in this latest revision are minor improvements to performance and a new password protection option. V2...

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BlackBerry Guardian adds another layer of protection to Android apps on BlackBerry

Back in February, BlackBerry announced they had teamed up with Trend Micro to roll out their own internal, proprietary app analysis program to help vet apps going into BlackBerry World called BlackBerry Guardian. Today, in NYC at the BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry has announced that program will now extended to Android apps available from the Amazon Appstore and other sources when it...

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Deal of the Day: 58% off BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch for Z30

Deal of the Day: 58% off BlackBerry Leather Pocket Pouch for Z30

This professional BlackBerry Z30 case is made of hand crafted, genuine leather and features a soft inner lining that keeps your device safe from scratches. Designed to recognize your settings and preferences, the power saving technology that's built-in conserves your Z30's battery life while protecting it at the same time! Grab yours in black or white today and save 58% off the list price!

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BlackBerry announces acquisition of mobile security company Secusmart

Secusmart CEO Hans-Cristoph Quelle

Today at the BlackBerry Security Summit in New York, BlackBerry announced the acquisition of a security company based in Germany called Secusmart. Above we can see Secusmart CEO Hans-Cristoph Quelle talking about the deal. Secusmart works on mobility security solutions for governments, wireless providers, and enterprise, which is right up BlackBerry's wheel house. Secusmart's solution is good...

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