BlackBerry's Secure Work Space apps get U.S. Department of Defense approval

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BlackBerry has announced that its Secure Work Space apps for iOS and Android have received Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). That means U.S. Department of Defense workers can now use iOS and Android smartphones and tablets which connect to the company's BES10 Enterprise Mobility Management solution. BlackBerry said...

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The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy right now

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Let's face it, routers are now a big part of our daily lives. Whether for your connected home or just at the office, jumping on a Wi-Fi connection is a necessity most days, especially if you want to keep the mobile data usage on your smartphone low. Most everyone has an internet plan of some sort, and while the router that comes from your internet provider will get you online, it's not...

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Nigerians are giving up on Android, want their BlackBerry back

Nigerians are giving up on Android, want their BlackBerry back

Earlier this month, we mentioned how one investment firm in New York City was looking to get their BlackBerry devices back after running other platforms brought about privacy concerns but it appears as though they're not the only ones looking to make such moves. A new report from the Nigerian Tribune shares some insight into how Nigerians are giving up on Android and heading back to BlackBerry...

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Here's how QNX looked in 1999 running off a 1.44MB floppy

For a lot of folks, QNX is something new mostly unheard of and as we noted earlier, they work behind the scenes to make cool things we all come across in our daily lives and don't often collect much credit for it. Until BlackBerry acquired the company, a lot of QNX talk was held to the hardcore computer community, BBS boards and even mailing lists but now interest in the organization is growing...

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QNX wants to solve your pothole woes by having your vehicle report them to officials

Although some areas offer apps to report potholes and such on local roads, BlackBerry's QNX is looking to move beyond the need for those and actually have your vehicle take care of the reporting to city officials. In speaking with CTV News, Derek Kuhn, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for QNX, shared some details on QNX and what they're working on in the IoT sector with Project Ion....

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Meetup gets a native application for BlackBerry 10

Meetup gets a native application for BlackBerry 10

For anyone out there, including myself, who utilizes Meetup.com to holding meetings and events with those who share similar interests in various cities around the world, a native application has made it's way into BlackBerry World today. From the developer that brought you MAKE, Meetup for BlackBerry 10, while not affiliated with the company and thereby unofficial, offers users an array of...

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Screen getting too much glare? We put the Tru Protection anti-glare screen protectors to the test!

I used to use screen protectors on all my BlackBerry devices but lately I haven't bothered. Though, when I got my BlackBerry Z30, I did keep the screen protector that was already on the screen but that scratched quite easily and I eventually removed but after a month or so. I didn't replace it either. I have recently come across the Tru Protection Anti-Glare Film Set and thought I'd check it...

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Deal of the Day: 45% off Seidio CONVERT Combo for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: 45% off Seidio CONVERT Combo for BlackBerry Z10

Eliminate the need for multiple cases with this all-around protective CONVERT Combo for the BlackBerry Z10. When you want simple, casual protection, just put on the slim SURFACE Case. When the situation calls for something more rugged, wrap the skin and plastic skeleton around it. To make this combo complete, snap it all into the durable CONVERT Holster!

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Three UK to introduce pre-credit check for new subscribers

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With any new mobile subscription comes the requisite credit check, and for customers with low credit scores, the potential to be denied their service plan or phone of choice. To smooth out this process, Three UK has revealed that it'll soon introduce pre-credit checks to give potential customers "an indication" of whether they'll pass a credit check "without negatively affecting" credit ratings...

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Control the skies with F18 Carrier Landing 2

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Back in February this year (2014) we told you that you could install the Android version of F18 Carrier Landing on your BlackBerry 10 device, which has long been a firm favorite of mine on other platforms. While I was hanging around in the Amazon Appstore I noticed the sequel available to download which I had to check out. Like the original - F18 Carrier Landing 2 is a free download, although...

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BlackBerry restructuring now 'completed' according to leaked memo

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BlackBerry's three-year-long internal restructuring process is now "completed," according to a leaked memo obtained by Reuters, and the company could soon begin hiring again in some areas. The memo, sent by CEO John Chen to all employees, reads "We have completed the restructuring notification process, and the workforce reduction that began three years ago is now behind us." "More...

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PlayCloud 10 updated with FTP over SSL support

PlayCloud 10 updated with FTP over SSL support

My favorite file manager on BlackBerry 10 has just received another update. It only saw an update last month which saw a lot of new additions as well as fixes. This time around the PlayCloud 10 update is smaller but it's still a great update for those wanting SFTP. It's a very powerful app and I use it to access my other cloud drives that do not have native BlackBerry 10 integration,...

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Want to try SpaceTV for free? - We've got 25 promo codes available!

Want to try SpaceTV for free? - We've got 25 promo codes available!

SpaceTV is an awesome Built for BlackBerry app for anyone who likes to keep up to date on all the latest news, video, podcasts and images from NASA. The app has grown immensely since the initial launch long ago and has seen some even further improvements with the latest release of v3.1.0.6. To help spread the word and show folks how awesome the app is, we've got 25 promo codes to give away...

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In-flight phone calls likely won't happen with proposed new U.S. rules

In-flight phone calls likely won't happen with proposed new U.S. rules

The United States Department of Transportation is getting closer to establishing formal rules on whether or not to allow in-flight communications, including receiving and placing phone calls while on a plane. Likely, according to reports, that decision would be no, meaning that passengers would continue to be barred from placing or receiving phone calls while they are in transit. "The...

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BlackBerry Passport passes through the FCC

BlackBerry Passport passes through the FCC

If you're waiting for the BlackBerry Passport to arrive, you can take a small bit of satisfaction in knowing the latest BlackBerry 10 device from BlackBerry is now one step closer to release. It looks as though the BlackBerry Passport has arrived and passed through the FCC. Although the internal and external photos are still under the confidentiality agreement, the label is a dead ringer for...

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Boss Alert! Last chance to save 20% on BlackBerry accessories!

Boss Alert! Last chance to save 20% on BlackBerry accessories!

Listen up, everyone. The boss is returning tomorrow, which means this is your last opportunity to make a sweep through ShopCrackBerry and save 20% on everything there, including cases for your BlackBerry Z10, that spacious 64GB MicroSD Card you've been wanting or even a couple extra USB cables and chargers to keep around the house. The Boss is Away Sale officially ends midnight tonight, so get...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

This BlackBerry Charger is made for maximum portability. Use it at home, take it with you to the office, to the airport or anywhere life takes you! You'll be able to keep your mobile device charged and ready wherever you go. Its compact, folding-blade design makes it easy to store in your bag, too. Today you can grab one (or two) and save 58% off the regular list price!

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Get some free shoot 'em up action with JoyJoy on BlackBerry 10

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If you have the Amazon Appstore installed on your BlackBerry 10 handset you'll know that they give away a paid app for free each day. Today they have a game up for grabs called JoyJoy and I thought it was worth checking out. And I'm sure glad I did as it's a right bobby dazzler! JoyJoy is a space shoot 'em up style game with a bunch of different levels and challenges as well as a ton of...

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BlackBerry Blend Beta appears once again, this time on a Passport

BlackBerry Blend Beta appears once again, this time on a Passport

By now, most folks have heard of BlackBerry Blend. It has leaked out in so many ways now, I lost track. It's in BlackBerry OS builds, presented itself in Power Point presentations, it's even preloaded in the new BlackBerry 10.3 out of box set-up files and the icon is present on official images of the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic and still, BlackBerry refuses to confirm its...

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From the Editor's Desk: BlackBerry in the media

From the Editor's Desk: BlackBerry in the media

It's Sunday and time for another From the Editor's Desk. This weekend, for me personally, has been a rather slow one as it's Natal Day weekend in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. My time was spent with my son watching movies, checking out fireworks, and really just taking some time to relax and get ready for the week ahead. So, rather than going on some long...

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