BlackBerry App Roundup for November 1, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for November 1, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation, hope you all enjoyed your Halloween! This week sure went by quick whether you were trick or treating, wearing a costume at a party, or simply having fun with friends and family. Don't forget, there is still time to enter the CrackBerry Halloween Contest 2014 for your chance to win some fabulous prizes. Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your...

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Toronto Raptors President and General Manager, Masai Ujiri works wide with his BlackBerry Passport

Being President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri is a busy man. Add in the fact that he's also founder of the non-profit organization, Giants of Africa and you can bet his schedule is pretty hectic. In order to help him get through his days, Masai makes use of the BlackBerry Passport and in a new ad, he takes the time to let us know all about it. Since September 24th,...

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John Chen discusses selfies, Kim Kardashian and Apple Pay

John Chen discusses selfies, Kim Kardashian and Apple Pay

BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, sat down with BNN recently to discuss an assortment of topics. Among them was targets for BlackBerry, monetization and security of BBM, how BlackBerry's Enstream deal differs from the mobile payment offering of Apple Pay, selfies and even Kim Kardashian's comments surrounding her BlackBerry and iPhone usage. It's an interesting interview; I especially like how the...

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Need a new BlackBerry? Save up to 55% on unlocked devices from ShopBlackBerry

Whether you're looking for a new BlackBerry or just looking to add to your already existing collection, you'll want to check out ShopBlackBerry. Freshly announced on the Inside BlackBerry blogs, starting tomorrow and running through the month of November you can save up to 55% on unlocked, select device purchases. For example, the price of the colorful Q5 (comes in black, white, red and...

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Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit

Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit

Craving more data for your money? Verizon has just announced that it is upping data allotment on its midrange More Everything plans for a limited time. $80 will now score you 10GB of data per month, while $100 will net you 15GB. Perhaps even better, the deal isn't limited to new customers; existing More Everything customers can get in on the action too. In addition to the data increase,...

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AT&T upping data available on $40 and $70 plans

AT&T upping data available on $40 and $70 plans

AT&T is bumping up data allotments on their $40 and $70 plans from 2 GB to 3 GB and 4 GB to 6 GB, respectively. The change kicks in November 2 and applies to Mobile Share Value plans. To sweeten the deal, AT&T is extending their Double the Data deal for another two weeks, so you can grab 30 GB of data for $130 a month (which would normally get you 15 GB to split with family or...

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CrackBerry Halloween Contest 2014: Share your photos with #ScaryBerry and win!

#ScaryBerry!

CrackBerry's No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Photo Contest! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We have had a fantastic time with our Halloween Contest the last several years, and we can't wait to see how you guys top it this year! While you're out getting spooky, be sure to snap a photo with your BlackBerry (you can include other mobile gadgets too, but you know... we love BlackBerry best). Then Instagram...

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Trick or Treat this Halloween with Mickey and Friends Halloween BBM Stickers

We've already seen one halloween themed BBM sticker pack and today, just in time for celebrations, Disney has released a Mickey's Halloween sticker pack so you can trick or treat with Mickey and Friends. Send a greeting, Mickey pumpkin, party invite and more with his sticker pack. Just like all other Disney BBM Sticker packs, this one costs $1.99. Head on over to the BBM Shop if this pack...

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Save big today on this ultra-rugged BlackBerry Z10 case and holster combo—only $28.95!

With this CONVERT Combo you get the best of both worlds. The slim SURFACE Case is great for casual protection without the additional bulk, but when you need the extra layers simply put on the rugged skin and skeleton with kickstand. The included swivel holster is great for attaching to your belt or pocket, too. Don't pass up protection like this at an incredible price!

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BBM update will bring Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

BBM update will bring Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

BlackBerry's instant messaging service BBM will be seeing an update across all OS platforms in the next few days. It has been available through BlackBerry Beta Zone for some users from a few weeks now and it now ready for everyone. The most notable new feature is Timed Messages which allows users to send a 'secret' message to a contact for a pre-set duration of time. You will also be able to...

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Dear Berry - Issue trying to install 1Mobile Market on the BlackBerry Passport

Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from a reader who asks? Will mobile 1 market work on the new BlackBerry passport? I tried it earlier and it was weird. With my Q10 I was able to just click install. With the passport it wants me to zip, unzip etc. Not sure what to do. Thank you for your...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1016 autoloaders now available for all BlackBerry 10 devices

Although the original release of OS 10.3.1.1016 has disappeared, the fact it even made its way out to begin with means it was caught by many folks and as such, autoloaders for it have been created for every BlackBerry 10 device available and are now available for download in the CrackBerry Forums. While it can't really be called a leak by the standard definition, we have to treat it like one...

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AT&T rolling out OS 10.3.1.1016 for the BlackBerry Passport

AT&T rolling out OS 10.3.1.1016 for the BlackBerry Passport

UPDATE: And just like that, the OS appears to have disappeared from being available on devices. However, the internet has the files now and they can all still be downloaded in the forums. Plus, you can check out the findings and fixes thread if you want to know what's new in the OS. Although AT&T has yet to even make the device available for purchase, it would seem as though they're...

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Smart Watch Companion adds Passport support and a Halloween themed watchface

Smart Watch Companion adds Passport support and a Halloween themed watchface

As a Pebble owner and BlackBerry 10 user, the choices have been limited thus far when it comes to compatible applications. However, one of the applications available that we've discussed before is Smart Watch Companion. This all-in-one utility application brings various features to not only your device but possesses the ability to send these notifications to your Pebble as well. Since it's...

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Verizon Wireless has quietly agreed to a settlement of a class action lawsuit that claimed the company was overcharging its Family SharePlan customers. Verizon will pay a total of $64.2 million to its customers and to cover legal fees. The proposed settlement, which was filed last week in US District Court in New Jersey, is in response to a lawsuit filed in 2006, which claimed Verizon was...

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Call us crazy, but we're dropping the price of these BlackBerry Z10 batteries today to just $12.95!

You can't always recharge your BlackBerry Z10 when you'd like to, but with an extra OEM BlackBerry 1800mAh L-S1 battery on hand you can always talk, type and work as long as you need to. Keep it in your briefcase, pocket or purse and stay powered up and ready to get the job done!

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Grab 40 free apps and games on Amazon's App Store

Amazon App Store

The Amazon App Store has yet another deal under way before the new month kicks in. For the next day or so, you're able to download around 40 apps and games (depending on your location). Total savings are over $140, making it well worth checking out if you own supported hardware. Here's a list of affected apps and games: ai.type Keyboard Plus Alpha Wave Amelia and Terror of The Night beFunky...

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Amazon offer up another classic game for free today. This time it's Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja

I can't say I've ever played Fruit Ninja up until today. Sure, I've had my fair share of Android devices but somehow I must have missed out on this one, although I certainly know the name and how popular it's been. If you're rocking a BlackBerry 10 device you can pick up Fruit Ninja for free today as it's Amazons featured freebie and yes, we love them for that. I tested the game out on my...

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EE switches on 150 Mbps 4G+ network in London

EE

EE customers in London will be able to enjoy blazing fast speeds on their smartphones and tablets as the carrier announced the completion of its 4G+ (LTE-A) network in the city. Live at 150 sites across London, EE's LTE-A network allows you to download at 150 Mbps on a compatible device. The carrier has stated that users in an area with 4G+ connectivity will see speeds up to 90Mbps, going up...

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BlackBerry Passport pre-orders now live in Indonesia

BlackBerry Passport pre-orders now live in Indonesia

If you live in Indonesia and have been waiting for the BlackBerry Passport to arrive, we have some good news for you. Both, Indosat and XL have now started taking pre-orders for the device with special offers included. Indosat is willing to give the device away with along with a Luminox Watch should you opt to go for one of their Matrix Super Plans while XL, through SmartBuy, Elevenia and...

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