Star Player adds car driving mode, basic touch volume control, and more

Star Player adds car driving mode, basic touch volume control, and more

Star Player is a native BlackBerry 10 app for listening to music, watching videos, and streaming and downloading media files. What sets it apart, is how it continues to play media while minimized or when the device is locked. The developer teamed up with QtHelex to bring you a new and improved version which includes Bluetooth button controls for rewind jumps and a car "driving mode." Below...

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PayPal will sunset its BlackBerry app on June 30

PayPal

PayPal has announced it will shut down its BlackBerry app on June 30. However, BBM users will still be able to send peer-to-peer payments on the messaging service via PayPal. PayPal will also be sunsetting its Windows Phone and Amazon Fire Phone apps on that same day. In a blog post, the company stated: It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile...

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AT&T offers more data for the same price on its high-speed GoPhone plans

 AT&T offers more data for the same price on its high-speed GoPhone plans

AT&T has announced it is adding more high-speed data for customers who are signed up for their pre-paid GoPhone plans. AT&T stated: If you're on the $60 plan, now get 6GB of high-speed data. If you have the $45 plan, now get 3GB of high-speed data. Either way, this is on top of unlimited talk and text and rollover data! Plus, customers on these plans can save $5 a month when they...

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Never miss your bus, rail, or metro again with Transit App: Real Time Tracker

Never miss your bus or metro again with Transit App: Real Time Tracker

For the last ten years, I have traveled to and from NYC for work. As such, I utilize several modes of public transportation. This includes, but is not limited to, the Long Island Bus and the MTA NYC Subway as part of my morning and evening commute. To help ease the frustration of commuting, there is Transit App: Real Time Tracker, a real-time tracker for those who rely on public transit in...

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Send and receive text messages with ease with EvolveSMS

EvolveSMS

The Messenger app on the BlackBerry Priv is one method with which you can send and receive SMS and MMS messages on Android. While it is a decent communications app, it lacks advanced features such as being able to switch easily between conversations and the ability to customize the appearance. The gestured based messaging app EvolveSMS balances form and function for your Priv. It offers an...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Homecoming

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Homecoming

Last night, we celebrated 100 episodes of the BerryFlow podcast, and if you missed taking it in live, you can now go ahead and get yourself caught up by watching the video replay or grabbing the audio file. Topics for this week include the BlackBerry 'Hamburg' purported specs, the annual BlackBerry Security Summit, and the release of BlackBerry Integrity Detection for developers. Topics...

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AT&T will cut its Next payment plans from 4 to 2 starting on June 9

ATT

At the moment, the device payment plans for AT&T are AT&T Next 24, AT&T Next 18, AT&T Next 12 and AT&T Next With Down Payment. On June 9, that will change to just two plans. From AT&T: AT&T Next Every Year: Upgrade to a new device every year, with a 24-month financing program term. AT&T Next: Upgrade every 2 years, with a 30-month financing program term. In...

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John Chen discusses why he came to BlackBerry, his future plans and more

John Chen

John Chen is no stranger to turning companies around, and that is what his main focus was when he came to BlackBerry. So, how did BlackBerry convince Chen to join the company? How is he progressing? Well, Chen recently sat down to answer some questions regarding why he accepted the position, his plans to fix the company and much more. From John Chen's interview with The Washington Post: Why...

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Save $22 on this charge and sync dock for your BlackBerry Priv today!

Save $22 on this charge and sync dock for your BlackBerry Priv today!

Looking for an easy way to keep your BlackBerry Priv charged and synced without the hassle of finding your USB cable each time? If so, BlackBerry's official sync pod is the accessory you want on your desk, as it will give you an easy place to set your device down for these tasks. Right now, you can pick one up for $17.95.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Google In-and-Out

Mobile Nations Weekly: Google In-and-Out

Google I/O, on the Google campus, where Google unveils all the new Google things... So, there was this little thing out in California called Google I/O. Only a few small announcements: like Google taking on Amazon Echo, two new messaging apps, built-in VR for Android, apps that only download the parts you need as you need them, and a whole new smart assistant. Oh, and Android Wear 2.0 and...

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Consume news in a more interactive way with Ripple

Consume news in a more interactive way with Ripple for BlackBerry 10

Little Boat Studios, formerly ReFocus Tech, has now released a new app for BlackBerry 10 called Ripple. Ripple aims to offer you a new and unique way to get the latest news by introducing a predictive chat based feature that helps you browse through the top eight headlines every hour. Features: Ripple provides you with 8 things happening at this hour. Ripple provides you with a chat based...

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BlackBerry raises its eyebrow to add the 'Colbert emoji' to BBM

Colbert emoji

BlackBerry has announced that BBM will be the first messenger app to add support for the "Colbert emoji" from the Unicode Consortium. It includes a face with a raised eyebrow and resembles the same one used by late night talk show host Stephen Colbert. BlackBerry's Mike Mitchell announced the new addition to BBM's emoji collection on the company's blog: It only makes sense that the...

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BlackBerry announces BlackBerry Integrity Detection for developers

BlackBerry announces BlackBerry Integrity Detection for developers

Remember that BlackBerry Bide APK that piqued interest in the early Priv leaks? Well, we're finally learning more about what it is exactly, thanks to a new announcement on the BlackBerry Developers Blog introducing BlackBerry Integrity Detection for developers. With the recent software update to Android Marshmallow being rolled-out to BlackBerry PRIV owners, the good news also extends to...

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Veteran BlackBerry analyst says company should get out of the handset business

Gus Papageorgiou, the veteran Wall Street analyst who covered BlackBerry for many years and joined Macquarie Group in March, has initiated coverage of BlackBerry once again with a sell rating according to Bloomberg, believing that the market would applaud the company exiting the device business. In a note to clients, Papageorgiou noted: We remain skeptical that the company can make the...

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BlackBerry rolls out their fourth Android Marshmallow beta build to Priv owners

While many thought the public release of Android Marshmallow to Priv owners meant the beta testing was over, BlackBerry has proven that to not be the case at all. A new beta build, the fourth in the line of betas, has now been released. This time around, you'll have to have either an STV100-1 variant purchased from ShopBlackBerry or Amazon or an STV100-3 purchased through Canadian carriers...

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BlackBerry hosting annual Security Summit on July 19 in New York

BlackBerry hosting annual Security Summit on July 19 in New York

For the past two years now, BlackBerry has held their annual BlackBerry Security Summit in July and this year is no different. BlackBerry has now sent notices letting folks know their third annual BlackBerry Security Summit will be held on July 19 in New York. Please save the date to join BlackBerry on Tuesday, July 19 in NYC for the third annual BlackBerry Security Summit. BlackBerry...

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Save big on the leather flex shell for your BlackBerry Passport SE today!

Save big on the leather flex shell for your BlackBerry Passport SE today!

Looking for a way to keep your BlackBerry Passport SE standing upright when you aren't using it? If so, BlackBerry's leather flex shell will make a great addition to your phone, as it matches the overall design and look, and provides the functionality. Right now, you can grab one for just $14.95.

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You can grab six microUSB cables of various lengths for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code

Right now you can pick up six Tronsmart microUSB cables for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code 6USBCORD, a savings of $4. The set comes with various cable lengths, including (1) one-foot cable, (2) three-foot cables and (3) six-foot cables. If you are the one who never seems to be able to find a cable when you are in need of one, you'll want to grab this collection. The variety of sizes...

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BlackBerry 'Hamburg' purported specs turn up on benchmark tests

BlackBerry 'Hamburg' purported specs turn up on benchmark tests

With two Android-based phones already confirmed to be coming and rumors surrounding those devices having already been swirling for a while now, it was only a matter of time before more information started popping up. The latest tidbit of news comes by way of GFXBench, which is currently showing some purported baseline specs for the 'Hamburg'. According to GFXBench database, the Hamburg holds...

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