BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 rollout has officially begun

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 rollout has officially begun

It has begun. Yes, after many rumors, speculation and confirmation at the BlackBerry Classic event of a February launch, the rollout of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is now official according to BlackBerry and will be available to customers around the world starting today in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific for the entire line of smartphones running BlackBerry 10. This announcement is...

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Amzer Pudding TPU back view

Cases are an important part of my BlackBerry experience. Rarely will you see me leave me the house without having some kind of protection on my device. Be it a rugged, heavy-duty model, a slim profile one, or something in-between there is always a case out there for everyone. This time around I decided to go with a hybrid hard and soft gel case by Amzer. The Amzer TPU Pudding case offers the...

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Whine has been discounted to $0.99 during the month of March

Get Whine for $0.99 throughout the month of March

Want to get your Vine on but haven't downloaded Whine yet? Well, maybe now is the time. Third party BlackBerry 10 client, Whine has had it's price slashed down from $2.99 to $0.99. This sale will last throughout the month of March. It's definitely worth getting if you prefer native apps to Android ports. It runs smoothly and has everything you need to get you Vine on and more. For those who...

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QuickPost has 1000 free copies available to download

QuickPost has 1000 free copies available to download

If you have been wanting to check out QuickPost, perhaps now is the time to jump on it. The developer is looking to give away 1000 free copies. To give as many people a chance to get a copy, availability will be staggered over the next few hours. 1000 free copies will be given away but the developer will start off with 250 copies. In the next couple of hours, another 250 copies will be added...

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How to add more notification Profiles to Quick Settings in BlackBerry 10.3.1

In previous BlackBerry 10 OS builds, before OS 10.3.1, tapping on the Notification icon in Quick Settings would toggle between Normal and the last used notification Profile. In OS 10.3.1 it just toggles between Normal and Silent. However, you now have the option to add more Profiles to the Quick Settings menu and each time you tap on the Notification icon it will scroll through those Profiles...

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Take to-do lists to another level with SmartList10 for BlackBerry 10

Take to-do lists to another level with SmartList10 for BlackBerry 10

There are many list-taking apps to be found in BlackBerry World, most offer very similar features and in the end whichever app you choose is down to your preference. One developer wanted to create a list-taking app and in order to stand out he decided to add a few unique features not found elsewhere. SmartList10 boasts three unique features. Two of them are ways in which to create lists...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 28, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 28, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has come to a close and that can only mean one thing. However, before we get on with that let us just reflect a moment on all that has happened with BlackBerry since our last time. First, and most important, is that Verizon Wireless began their online sales of the BlackBerry Classic, though retails stores won't be carrying it until March 5th. From what I...

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BBM

To go along with the BBM for iOS update, the BBM team has also rolled out a new update for the BlackBerry 10 as well. This release focuses on key issue that was affecting users and that's notifications not displaying for picture messages in group chats. A small but welcomed updated. It's live right now in the BlackBerry Beta Zone so if you're one of those on the limited beta, go ahead and get...

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BBM for iOS beta updated to v2.7.0.67

BBM for iOS beta updated to v2.7.0.67

UPDATED - Ahh, there was a full change log. The update just wasn't showing it. I have now included it below. If you're a beta tester for BBM on iOS, you now have a new update available for you through TestFlight. While the change log for this one appears rather long, a lot of it's just the same as previous versions so it seems there's no huge changes in this release despite the larger version...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update It's that time again. Time to bring you up-to-date with the latest happenings around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central in our Community Update. We're on the cusp of all sorts of goodness, with Mobile World Congress going on next week. We already have our team on-site in Barcelona to deliver...

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Dukto is an easy to use LAN file transfer tool

Dukto is an easy to use LAN file transfer tool

There are various applications at your disposal with which to transfer your files via WiFi. Using the Dukto open source code, one talented developer worked hard to create a seamless and beautiful native experience to BlackBerry 10. If you are not familiar with Dukto, it is a multi-platform LAN file transfer utility that supports sending text, files, or folders from one device to another and...

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Parrot - Voice Recorder gets a huge update for BlackBerry 10.3.1

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We first took a look at Parrot - Voice Recorder, on video, back in April 2013 and it got the thumbs up from me. The fantastic native BlackBerry 10 app has been updated several times since those early days, however today sees a massive new release, now that OS 10.3.1 is out. There is both a free version and Pro edition of Parrot so you can test the water, so to speak. As you would imagine,...

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Detwiler Fenton reportedly facing criminal case over BlackBerry sales information

Back in April of 2013, research firm Detwiler Fenton claimed that Z10 devices were being returned in unusually high numbers, which caused BlackBerry stock to drop nearly 8%. At the time, the claim sounded rather crazy because it essentially made it look as though returns were exceeding sales. BlackBerry understandably took issue with the claims and stated they were absolutely false and sought...

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TELUS BlackBerry Z30 owners can now update to OS 10.3.1

TELUS BlackBerry Z30 owners can now update to OS 10.3.1

Much like Rogers, the initial push of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 on TELUS was limited to the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5, leaving BlackBerry Z30 owners waiting a bit longer. Now though, the update has started rolling out and Z30 owners have the OS update available to them according to several folks in the CrackBerry Forums as well as TELUS' own Twitter support channels. If your device isn't set to...

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FCC votes 3-2 to reclassify broadband as a utility, sets new net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to regulate broadband providers like telephone and cable utilities under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The FCC will also enforce a set of net neutrality rules for those companies. The changes were first proposed earlier this month. The new rules would allow the FCC to ban both fixed and mobile broadband companies from slowing...

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The Guild Series features BlackBerry Industrial Designer Joseph Hofer

The Guild features BlackBerry Industrial Designer Joseph Hofer

BlackBerry has a long standing history of winning design awards for their BlackBerry smartphones and recently, film producer and music composer Ryan Freeman of Freeman House Productions, based in Toronto, Canada, contacted BlackBerry with a request to feature Joseph Hofer, Senior Industrial Designer at BlackBerry, in what was then an upcoming short film series called The Guild Series. The...

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BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

It seems the BlackBerry Rio, which might go to market as the BlackBerry Leap, can't stay under wraps any longer. The mid-range or low-end depending on your tastes, all-touch device which has been appearing in various ways since late last year has now been caught in some new photos. As we noted before, the design is familiar to that of the Z3 but inside the specs are slightly different. 295...

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Stock prices get added to Home Screen Plus with its latest release

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If your the type of person that likes to keep an eye on stocks while you're on the move, then the latest update to Home Screen Plus may well be of interest. It's only been a month since the last update, which introduced resizable widgets, but the developer, ShaoSoft, has been hard at work to bring a new unique experience to the already popular BlackBerry 10 app. As you can see from the image...

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BlackBerry Classic now available online from Verizon Wireless

We knew it was coming but now it's really here. Yes, the BlackBerry Classic is now available for purchase online from Verizon Wireless while retail outlets will have the devices starting on March 5th. Verizon has priced the Classic at $99.99 with new two-year activation after $50 mail-in rebate debit card (takes up to six weeks and expires in 12 months) plus, it's also available for eligible...

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