Insta10 gets rebranded in the BlackBerry Beta Zone to inst4gran

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For you BlackBerry 10 Instagram users that have been testing out Insta10, the latest third party app to grace the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll be interested to hear about the most recent update, which not only brings us more fixes, but also a brand new name. Inst4gran is the new name and although I was pretty keen on the original I can see why the developers have made the switch. Since the...

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout arrives on BlackBerry World

Modern Combat 5: Blackout arrives on BlackBerry World

Looking for a first-person shooter game for your BlackBerry 10 smartphone? Well, Gameloft might have just what you're looking for via Modern Combat 5: Blackout, which has now arrived on BlackBerry World. The story begins in Venice, Italy where Phoenix, the main character of the game, is sent on a special operation to secure a transport of WMDs from a particularly well-armed terrorist group and...

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Telegram BlackBerry 10 $50,000 app contest winners announced

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Back in November of last year, we let you all know about a developer contest being held by Telegram wherein they would be giving away in total $50,000 to bring their cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app to the BlackBerry 10 platform. That contest is now over and two developers won the first prize of $10,000 each while another four developers won the second prize, $5,000 each. So who won...

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Hands-on with SketchBook for BlackBerry 10

Hands-on with SketchBook for BlackBerry 10

Not too long ago we took a look at SketchBook which provides users a way to create their own beautiful drawings and sketches on their BlackBerry. It does so by providing them with a variety of tools, including different pens and palettes, with which you can express your thoughts and ideas in a quick and efficient manner. Now that the latest update is available which adds support for the...

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QNX to showcase products at Embedded World 2015

QNX to showcase products at Embedded World 2015

Embedded World 2015 takes place in Nuremberg, Germany on February 24 - 26th and QNX will be there to showcase their technology through customer products for medical, automotive, the home and more. The list below highlights what all will be featured at the event, but keen eyes will notice the fact QNX plans to showcase a brand new QNX product in an automotive demo with Texas Instruments. The...

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David Kleidermacher joins BlackBerry as Chief Security Officer

David Kleidermacher joins BlackBerry as Chief Security Officer

BlackBerry has now announced they've signed on David Kleidermacher as Chief Security Officer where he will oversee security-specific research, product development and be in charge of BlackBerry's product certification and approval program. Mr. Kleidermacher most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at Green Hills Software. He holds patents and patents pending in the areas of software...

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Another app giveaway - 2000 free copies of Stickers++

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If you're a big fan of BBM Stickers and would like to share stickers within other apps you've come to the right place. Stickers++ does just that and we've 2000 copies going free if you want to give it a go. Stickers++ for BlackBerry 10 is quite unique in the fact that it allows you to share within a selection of apps. These include: WhatsApp, BBM, Viber, Skype, SMS, Email, updating status on...

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Snap v3 Beta sees over 11,000 downloads in the first 24 hours

Snap v3 sees over 11,000 downloads in the first 24 hours

With Snap v3 now out in beta form, the developer has decided to drop a note sharing some of the statistics on downloads 24 hours after its release. According to a new blog post over at Red Light of Love, Snap v3 was downloaded over 11,000 (11,500 to be precise) times and there was over 200 emails generated from user feedback. The first beta of Snap v3 brought an overwhelming response from...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2267 autoloaders now available for download

If you follow OS leak news, then chances are you already have this OS loaded and can move on about your business. However, if you're not as familiar with loading OS leaks or decided that the process of loading OS 10.3.1.2267 without the help of autoloaders was just too much hassle then this is the post for you. If you head on into the CrackBerry Forums right now, you will find autoloaders...

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm has now confirmed a previous report from this morning that it has entered into a settlement with the government of China's National Development and Reform Commission to settle an antitrust dispute. The amount of the settlement will be 6.088 billion Chinese Yuan Renminbi, or about $975 million. China claimed that after a 14-month investigation, it found that Qualcomm engaged in anti-...

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ShopBlackBerry drops pricing on the BlackBerry Z30

ShopBlackBerry drops pricing on the BlackBerry Z30

Update - And just like that, pricing has returned back to normal. If you missed out this time, keep watching for next time. Seems they randomly like to drop prices and we don't often know how long it will last. Are you still looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Z30 but haven't yet pulled the trigger? If so, now might be a great time to do so as ShopBlackBerry has dropped the pricing for...

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The Battle of Waterloo: An outsiders view of BlackBerry's hometown

The Battle of Waterloo: An outsiders view of BlackBerry's hometown

Over the years, there has been several articles that have taken a look at Waterloo from many different angles and almost all of them include BlackBerry in some way. They kind of have to, given the company's history in the area and over at Fusion they've posted up a new article dubbed 'The life, death, and rebirth of BlackBerry's hometown'. It's an interesting look at Waterloo with the writer,...

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Some popular third-party BlackBerry 10 apps need to improve their security

As BlackBerry users, we've become accustomed to a certain level of comfort when it comes to installing apps and not worrying about what's going on behind the scenes security wise. The BlackBerry 10 OS allows us to adjust permissions on native apps on the fly, and if we see something happening we don't like, we can usually shut it down or disable it. But at the same time, that comfort in...

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BlackBerry 'Rio' accessories now starting to appear online

Although the BlackBerry 'Rio' might not be the most long awaited device in BlackBerry history, it still appears to be arriving at some point. The latest sign of its existence comes by way of accessory listings that have now started appearing across several third-party sites, in the same way the BlackBerry Passport accessories and BlackBerry Classic accessories such as the OEM sync pods and...

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Snap v3 Beta now available for download

Snap v3 Beta now available for download

It's here! Finally. After a few teases, Snap v3 is finally here. Well, in beta form anyway. Although it seems we've been waiting forever for release, we can now put that aside and test out the latest and greatest version of Snap, the app which helps you load Android apps onto your BlackBerry easily. As expected, you will still need to sideload this release using Sachesi or whatever method you...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Typo

Miss Upstream live? If so, you can check out the audio and video right now or at your convenience. This week we discussed the Alex Saunders return to Microsoft, how BlackBerry security works, the BBM Shop hitting 1 billion views along with Typo being ordered to pay $860,000 to BlackBerry for violating a sales ban and finally, regulators Investigating BBRY stock manipulation. Topics Discussed...

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We have 2000 copies of Instant for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

2000 copies of Instant for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

Nothing like an app giveaway to shake up a lazy Sunday, right? If you remember, Instant launched for BlackBerry 10 back in August 2014 and it's the perfect tool for tracking how much time you spend on your trusty BlackBerry each day. Some folk won't care for it, but for us real BlackBerry addicts it's interesting to see how our usage pans out day to day. The purpose of Instant is to count...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 6, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 6, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all have had a fantastic week. This was certainly a week that saw its share of important news. First there was the judge ordering Typo to pay BlackBerry damages amount to $860,000. Next there was the FCC seeking to classify the internet as a utility. Finally, there was the news regarding the new unlocking rules that begin on February 11th. Another mention also...

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Snap v3 beta could arrive before the end of the week

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Although it seems forever since we caught the first tease of Snap v3, which was followed up by a closer look at the end of December, the time of waiting could be over by the end of the week. That's according to Snap developer Jim Muir via his Twitter account. Snap v3 getting really close! Should be able to ship a beta version by the end of the week!— Jim Muir (@jamespaulmuir) February 5,...

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