Hemlock Grove's Famke Janssen isn't a fan of tech or selfies but still digs her BlackBerry Curve

Famke Janssen has had plenty of success throughout her acting career, starring in Nip Tuck, Taken, Taken 2 and perhaps most famously, as Jean Grey in the X-men series of movies and James Bond flick, GoldenEye but her role on Netflix's horror series Hemlock Grove is her latest work. As part of the promotion surrounding the shows second season, Famke sat down with USA Today to talk tech, even...

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BBM beta for Windows Phone gets small update to version 1.0.0.4

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A new update for BlackBerry's BBM messaging app for Windows Phone is now available for download, and it's the first such update since the closed beta for the app went live a few days ago for its selected users. The version number for the app has only changed slightly, from 1.0.0.2 to 1.0.0.4 and there's no indication of a change log. Based on that, we would expect that this update is mainly...

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The new BlackBerry Vendor Portal is now live for developers

The new BlackBerry Vendor Portal is now live for developers

After a rather lengthy round of beta testing, BlackBerry has now pulled the covers off their new BlackBerry Vendor Portal for developers. The site was long overdue for a makeover, so a lot has been improved and changed for the better. The focus was to emphasize the user experience on the whole, so here's what you can expect if you're a developer and have not yet had access to it. New UI look...

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First Look: Here's the BlackBerry Passport in white!

First Look: Here's the BlackBerry Passport in white!

When BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Passport, he also made sure to note the device would be arriving in white alongside the standard black. Since then, many folks have been waiting to see the white version and until now, they've been disappointed. The white version has been hard to catch and while many folks like Pootermobile and Dylan Habkirk have created renders of what...

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New COO at BlackBerry another sign of software focus

New COO at BlackBerry another sign of software focus

Yesterday BlackBerry announced that they've hired a Chief Operating Officer. The company has not had a COO since John Chen took over and cleaned house. Remember when Thorsten Heins brought in his own management team including COO Kristian Tear who had tremendous experience from Sony Ericsson and Ericsson? Or how about the co-COO structure that worked very well for BlackBerry during its hyper...

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BlackBerry brings more apps to the Secure Work Space for iOS and Android

BlackBerry brings more apps to the Secure Work Space for iOS and Android

In the world of BYOD, BlackBerry introduced Secure Work Space for iOS and Android as part of their MDM system. Companies can manage it all through the BES 10 administration console. Today, BlackBerry has released a few applications for the Secure Work Space for both iOS and Android, while others have been updated. Not all apps are available for both platforms yet but those are coming soon. Some...

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Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for BlackBerry Z10

These protectors from BodyGuardz are custom cut to fit your Z10's display and help keep abrasive elements from ever damaging it. They're easy to apply and even reduce annoying glare, making this dual-pack a no brainer - especially at 44% off! Supplies are limited so be sure and grab yours today before they're gone.

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The International Organization for Migration in Colombia jump on the BES10 bandwagon

The International Organization for Migration in Colombia jump on the BES10 bandwagon

More good news this week on the enterprise side of things for BlackBerry as the International Organization for Migration in Colombia have chosen BES10 as their platform of the future. And who can really blame them? They are following a long line of corporate organizations that have committed to BlackBerry 10 for it's security features, as you will read below in the press release. Why the...

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Verizon's second quarter profits soar, highest recorded revenue in six quarters

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Verizon has posted its second quarter earnings, which saw the carrier accruing a double-digit percentage increase in operating income and earnings per share. Over the course of the quarter, Verizon has managed to add 1.4 million new postpaid wireless subscribers, up from 941,000 over the same period last year. The carrier posted profits of $4.21 billion and $1.01 earnings per share, up from...

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FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines now available in BlackBerry World

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Back at the start of the month we told you that FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines was coming soon to BlackBerry 10 and that day has now arrived. If you loved Herbie in the original FlyCraft then it's time to get addicted once again and this one sure is a challenge. I suppose if I were to compare this one with another game It would have to be Flappy Bird as it's so hard, yet so moreish (not...

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Yahoo scoops up mobile analytics firm Flurry to strengthen their mobile products

Yahoo has been on a mission to strengthen their mobile products for a while now and to push that envelope even further, the company has now announced they'll be acquiring mobile analytics firm Flurry after having reached a definitive agreement. Flurry, was started in 2008 and today has reached over 170,000 developers across 1.4 billion devices monthly with their services being offered to pretty...

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Cast for BlackBerry 10 continues to improve and add new features, v1.0.7.3 now available

One of the cool things about writing about apps all day is the fact that you often times get to see apps grow from a very basic implementation into something totally awesome. Such is the case with Cast for BlackBerry 10, which offers up the ability to cast YouTube videos from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone to your Google Chromecast and so much more. The app is on its third or fourth update now...

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BlackBerry Beta Zone app updated to v10.0.0.36 - Bug fixes, performance improvements and more included

A little bit of an update for all you BlackBerry Beta Zone users. The BlackBerry Beta Zone app itself has just been updated to v10.0.0.36 and it includes some notable changes this time around such as performance improvements, notifications added for third-party beta programs and links now posted via the app will be recognized as URL's. Finally, the usual 'bug fixes' are also noted to be...

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At one investment firm in NY, privacy concerns are leading many to ask for their BlackBerry back

Over at CIO today, Tom Kaneshige ran an article titled: Mobile Workers: 'I Want My Blackberry Back' It highlights comments from an IT executive at 'a well-known investment firm in New York City' and the troubles the organization is having with their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy and MDM solutions that ultimately has employees asking for their corporate BlackBerry back. The issues...

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Get online while abroad for just £2 a day with O2 Travel

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If you're looking for a sweet deal with regards to using data abroad on this year's holiday, O2 may well have the right bundle price at just £2 a day. We've all been in that situation, looking at pricing and being stunned by just how expensive roaming can be, even when travelling within the EU. UK mobile operators are attempting to tackle the issue of high charges (as is the EU, which hopes to...

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BlackBerry 10 app developers are twice as likely to code in HTML

BlackBerry 10 app developers are twice as likely to code in HTML

It's not easy to make it as an app developer. That's the key takeaway from the latest State of the Developer Nation report from Vision Mobile, pulling together data from more than 10,000 mobile developers (including some of you) across 137 countries. With that many developers they were able to get a broad view of what's popular and (more importantly) what's successful in making great apps....

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From the office to the track, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 team stays secure with BlackBerry

It's hardly a secret that BlackBerry is one of the sponsors for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 team. The partnership was announced back in February 2013 and continues today but rather than just being a sticker on the cars and a logo on the teams gear and fire suits, BlackBerry is deeply involved in the organization by providing BES 10 encrypted solutions and handsets across the board. How...

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FastTube

For those of you BlackBerry 10 users that prefer to use an app rather than the browser for watching YouTube videos you may want to check out FastTube as it has been updated with a ton of fixes and improvements. FastTube is free to download and available for all BlackBerry 10 devices, however if you want a seamless experience it's worth upgrading to the paid version of the app which you can...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, buy the Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10 and save 49% off the list price! The ACTIVE Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your BlackBerry Z10. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton for added protection. The back even sports a retractable...

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BlackBerry adds Marty Beard to their management team as new COO

BlackBerry adds Marty Beard to their management team as new COO

Hot off the press this morning it looks like John Chen is on a mission to get a fine selection of management in place for BlackBerry's future. Marty Beard has been appointed as COO and starts the new role immediately. With his previous experience, which you can see in the press release below, Marty sounds like a great new addition to the BlackBerry family. Sure, he may not yet be a BlackBerry...

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