A new LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 now available in BlackBerry World

A new version of LinkedIn has now appeared in BlackBerry World for all you LinkedIn users out there. The version number will vary across devices and OS but it's certainly there, and it's certainly new. You are no doubt wondering what's new in it and we'd love to tell you, but the changelog on this one thus far remains a mystery as the changes weren't highlighted. They look to of have just been...

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Some BlackBerry Classic owners on Rogers receiving OS 10.3.1.2072

While a lot of folks are sitting around waiting to see if the rumors of a January 27th roll out of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is going to happen on a grand scale (it's not), it seems at least something is happening. Earlier it was noticed that the previously leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 (SW 10.3.1.1450) was appearing on BlackBerry servers and now, it has seemingly been pushed out in some official capacity...

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'BADASS' surveillance program let British, Canadian governments spy on smartphones

More information about government surveillance has come to light, and it seems that the British and Canadian governments apparently used special software filters to acquire sensitive smartphone user data from the servers of a number of advertising and analytics companies. The program, called BADASS, gathered unencrypted data sent to the companies from mobile devices, including BlackBerry,...

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The SIM free BlackBerry Passport gets a discount in the UK for a limited time

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If you're considering picking up the BlackBerry Passport and are going down the SIM free route, now would be a good time to make your purchase. UK online retailer Clove have reduced the price of the Passport by £55 which is certainly a nice saving. This means you can get either the black or white Passport for just £399.00 including VAT. With more and more of us British smartphone users...

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Heroes Of The Valiant Universe BBM sticker pack now available

Heroes Of The Valiant Universe BBM sticker pack now available

A little bit of nerdery for comic book fans. Back in 1989, former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter founded a company called Voyager Communications. Through Voyager Communications, Valiant Comics was started and thus was the beginning of The Valiant Universe. Eventually in 1999, Valiant Comics was discontinued after being bought out by video game company Acclaim but they shut down in 2007....

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Do you REALLY want a Limited Edition Gold and Black BlackBerry Passport?

If so, eBay is likely your best chance of getting one and right now, you can scoop up number 45 out of the 50 produced. That is if you have around $4,000 to spend on it, nearly $5,000 if you're Canadian. Yes, that's the asking price for this Limited Edition Gold and Black BlackBerry Passport but it looks like it comes with a few other goodies as well. You know, to really sell you on it....

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BlackBerry Classic now available in Australia from Telstra

BlackBerry Classic now available from Telstra

Launching today in Australia, the BlackBerry Classic is now available for purchase through Telstra in a wide array of pricing options ranging from $63 AUD to $130 AUD on Telstra S, M, L, XL plans. If you do not want to sign up for a plan, the outright purchase cost is set at $504 AUD but you'll need to check with retailers as the Classic might not be available for purchase across all Telstra...

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Power Tools receives a major update - Adds PowerBot, Popup Messages, and more!

The last update may have only been a couple of weeks ago, but the developer behind Power Tools was hard at working on a major revision. If you are not already familiar with this versatile title, it is a one that bundles several different applications together. There is a Custom LED for contacts, apps, and messages, a Call and Message blocker to bar calls, texts, and emails, a Wallpaper Setup to...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Net

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Net

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now watch the replay or download the audio. Among topics discussed, we touched on Limited Edition Passports, App Neutrality, a beta update for BBM on iOS and a closer look at the BlackBerry Classic in white. You can check out the full video, topic list, guest list as well as grab the audio file below. Remember,...

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Camera++ adds Passport support in latest version - 200 copies up for grabs for Passport owners

Not too long ago we posted a review of Camera++, an advanced camera application designed for both professional and amateur photographers. It offered an array of features and different modes so that users had more control over configuring and adjusting their images to capture the picture shot. From being able to setup a timer or image delay, set the capture mode between burst and normal,...

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AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T Nextel Mexico

AT&T plans to acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion in an effort to create a massive North American Mobile Service area that will be able to offer wireless access to 400 million people. The news comes a few months after AT&T announced plans to buy another Mexico-based wireless carrier, Iusacell, for $2.5 billion. Nextel Mexico has three million customers and its network covers 76...

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Amazon Prime annual membership discounted to $72 for one day only

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If you're looking to become an Amazon Prime member, now is the time to do it as the retailer is offering the annual membership for just $72, down from its usual price of $99. In addition to the discount on the membership, Amazon is streaming all ten episodes of its original series Transparent for free to non-Prime members on January 24. The discount is in celebration of Amazon's strong...

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Limited Edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport

When BlackBerry announced the black and gold BlackBerry Passport, there were only 50 available, truly making it a limited edition device. Those 50 were snatched up pretty quickly and shipped out just as fast as they've now started arriving at buyers' doors. Folks in the forums have been asking for unboxings, as well as photos, and one CrackBerry reader has obliged though they wish to stay...

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Create and share your collages with 100 copies of Mix My Pics

Create and share your collages with 100 copies of Mix My Pics

If one were to go through the Camera and Photos folders on my BlackBerry you would find over 1,000 images. My BlackBerry remains my primary camera for capturing special moments and events. As such, there are times where I would like to share these photos without having to sit and upload each one separately. In those instances, a collage application allows you to quickly organize and share your...

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Valentine's Day sticker packs now available in the BBM Shop

Valentine's Day BBM sticker packs now available in the BBM Shop

It's not yet February, but retailers have already begun gearing up for Valentine's Day so it seems fitting the BBM Shop would be ahead of the game as well. Two new Valentine's Day specific BBM packs have arrived and are available for $1.99 each. First up is the aptly named Valentine's Day pack that features all the standard lovey stuff you can handle including teddy bears, hearts, flowers,...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 23, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 23, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Welcome to another edition of our roundup. What a week it has been. Not only did the AT&T BlackBerry Passport pass through the FCC and John Chen call for app neutrality but that pesky Samsung buyout rumor resurfaced. Finally, and you should pay attention to this, you should enter our Send a tweet and you could win a BlackBerry Classic contest. Now it is time to...

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Sprint, come join us. Please.

Sprint's taking the fight straight to T-Mobile and is offering customers of the Un-carrier a guaranteed minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current working T-Mobile smartphone. That's in addition to the current contract buy-out offer (though T-Mobile ditched traditional contracts nearly two years ago) or up to $350 in credit to pay for their new Sprint phone. The offer's good through...

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Record video at the resolution of your choice with VideoBasic

Record video at the resolution of your choice with VideoBasic

In this day and age, our smartphones are not only devices that organize our day and help us communicate with friends but they also document the important events. From capturing images or videos of those special moments, the only thing left to figure out is how to transfer the media to our friends and loved ones. When it comes to videos, we are all aware of the 16MB limit on transferring files...

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BlackBerry Passport part of Amazon India Lightning Deals

If you live in India and are looking to grab a good deal on a BlackBerry Passport, Amazon has now placed the device on their site as part of their Lightning Deals. The listing drops pricing on the BlackBerry to Rs. 41,830.00 which is a savings of Rs. 8,160.00 (16%) but it's only good for the next seven hours at the time of this posting with 44% claimed thus far. If you want in on the deal, you...

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Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion

Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion

It was reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and now the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars) and is expected to be finalized Friday morning. The report comes from The Financial Times, which says: The deal to merge O2, Britain's second-biggest mobile operator, with Hutchison Whampoa'...

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