ReFocus Tech drops teaser for Convertly, their next BlackBerry 10 app

ReFocus Tech drops teaser for Convertly, their next BlackBerry 10 app

The developers behind ARKick, ReFocus Tech, have been busy working on some new apps for BlackBerry 10 now that the big update to ARKick is out there. Their next app is coming soon and as such, they've gone ahead and dropped a bit of a teaser for it. The app is called Convertly and is a unit conversion app designed specifically for enhancing the Blackberry 10 experience. Convert between 24...

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BlackBerry lands another legal win over Typo keyboard

BlackBerry lands another legal win over Typo keyboard

While BlackBerry has been busy winning some longstanding legal issues, they've also been taking care of some more recent ones with pretty good results as well. As noted previously, BlackBerry recently went back to the judge in the BlackBerry Limited vs. Typo Products LLC case to ask judge William Orrick to uphold a preliminary injunction preventing Typo from selling its iPhone keyboard in any...

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From the Editor's Desk: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Time for another From the Editor's Desk. This week, I'm keeping it short and simple and fulfilling a challenge for ALS put out by Michael Clewley. I've donated as well but part of the fun is actually doing the ice bucket portion, so hit play on the video to see who I challenged, and of course, me dumping a whole bucket of ice water on my head. The Ice Bucket Challenge has now raised over $70M...

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Want to try Secure AntiVirus Pro for free? - 1500 copies up for grabs!

Want to try Secure AntiVirus Pro for free? - 1500 copies up for grabs!

When the BlackBerry Vendor Portal allowed developers to create promotion codes for their apps, it opened the floodgates to a flurry of giveaway posts. On this occasion, we are discussing Secure AntiVirus Pro which is a good tool for scanning your files for potential malware and viruses. Last seen in the BlackBerry App Roundup, the application underwent a complete rewrite and overhaul which...

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Weekend Coder: Touching the screen

Weekend Coder: Touching the screen

All BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry 10 have touchscreens and when a user touches things in an app they expect it do something. That means a developer has to listen for these touch events and react. Seems like a no brainer, huh? Well as a developer you need to know what code takes user screen interaction and turns it into an enjoyable and expected behavior. Obviously there is no way for me...

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Want to try Blaq for BlackBerry 10? - We have 200 copies to give away!

Haven't tried Blaq yet as your Twitter client on BlackBerry 10? You're crazy. It should have been one of the first apps you bought if you're a Twitter user. No matter though, we might be able to hook you up if you're quick on your toes. Kisai Labs has given us 200 free copies to give away through the promo code system as lead up to the release of their latest version of Blaq, which is coming...

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BlackBerry wins Mformation Technologies patent infringement case

BlackBerry wins Mformation Technologies patent infringement case

BlackBerry has now laid to rest what is possibly one of their longest legal battles. Back in 2008, Mformation sued at the time RIM, for violation of remote device management patents held by Mformation Technologies on BlackBerry smartphones asking for $8 for each of the accounted 18.4M BlackBerry smartphones sold for a grand total of $147.2M. Initially, Mformation won. That was overturned and...

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1000 copies of Evolution Browser up for grabs

Evolution Browser

Who doesn't like getting a paid app for free? Once again, BlackBerry developer ShaoSoft is giving away a bucket full of free copies of one of his successful BlackBerry 10 applications - Evolution Browser. We first took at look at the alternative browser on video back in early 2013 and although the native BB10 browser is awesome, Evolution Browser does offer up some nice alternative features....

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930, 9900

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930, 9900

Made from high-performance, flexible, plastic-like material, the BlackBerry Soft Shell gives the back and sides of your Bold a protective barrier against accidental bumps and scratches. Available for just $3.95 today and comes in black, translucent, brown and indigo!

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CrackBerry Asks: Do you buy unlocked devices or carrier purchased?

BlackBerry's

Asking if you folk tend to buy your BlackBerry smartphones SIM free from a retailer or on a contract with a carrier may sound like a simple question, but I suspect it will be dictated slightly by where in the world you are. Many people wouldn't consider buying the device SIM free purely because it means paying for the handset in full, up front - something that most people in this day and age...

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Toysoft Free Apps Friday! 25 copies of select apps up for grabs while supplies last!

The last couple of weeks have seen a flurry of promotion codes created by developers to share with our readers. This is all due to the release of the new vendor portal for BlackBerry Developers. Not wanting to be left out, Toysoft Development is holding a "Free Apps Friday" giveaway on eight of their popular applications in BlackBerry World. For today only, you can grab 25 copies of each of...

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Full BlackBerry Passport spec sheet offers a few new details

Full BlackBerry Passport spec sheet offers a few new details

For the most part, the BlackBerry Passport specs such as the processor, internal storage, display and RAM were put out there fairly early but there was a few little bits that remained still unknown. A new spec sheet has been posted up and it covers all of the 'other stuff' folks were wondering about such as the full Wi-Fi and Bluetooth profiles supported, port connectivity and more. If you dig...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 22, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 22, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! The summer is beginning to wind down here but that still doesn't mean the action has slowed down on the blogs. This week not only saw QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control win the Silver Stevie Award but also an update to the CB10 app. Now it is time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game by...

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BlackBerry 10.2 - The world's best mobile OS!

BlackBerry 10.2 - The world's best mobile OS!

This is the kind of news I like to see just in time to kick off the weekend. Over in India it seems that good old BlackBerry 10 has been put through its paces along with it's competition from iOS, Android and Windows Phone and has come out on top! Although you regular readers of the site will be looking forward to running BlackBerry 10.3 soon, if you have not tried a leak, it's 10.2 that has...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry L-S1 1800mAh Battery for Z10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry L-S1 1800mAh Battery for Z10

You can't always recharge your BlackBerry Z10 when you'd like to, but with an extra OEM L-S1 1800mAh battery on hand you can talk, type and work as long as you need to. Keep it in your briefcase or purse and stay connected, powered up and ready to get the job done. Get yours today for just $12.95!

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100 copies of QuickPost up for grabs!

100 copies of QuickPost up for grabs!

One of the first apps I download to my BlackBerry 10 device is QuickPost. A great social media app. It allows you to type out a message you want to share once, then pushes it out to different social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, even BBM Channels. For those that use Blaq, you'll find QuickPost pushes there too. What I love about QuickPost is that it integrates with the accounts...

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Fish slinging time with Fish Out Of Water on BlackBerry 10

Fish Out Of Water

Fish Out Of Water is another Android game that I recently discovered works perfectly well on BlackBerry 10. I downloaded this one for free from the Amazon Appstore and if you don't yet have that on your device be sure to hit up the link at the base of this post for instructions. From the same developers that created Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja, Fish Out Of Water brings us some unique...

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Want a cheap tablet? Pick up the BlackBerry PlayBook at a silly price from ebay

BlackBerry PlayBok

For many of us the BlackBerry PlayBook is a thing of the past. Sure, I still have mine, but I'll be honest and say that these days I very rarely switch it on. The PlayBook itself is still, in my eyes, a great tablet - it's just with no ongoing support from BlackBerry it is I'm afraid a dying breed. But on the off chance that you did fancy picking the PlayBook at a silly price, you may want...

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The Powerpuff Girls and a Travel sticker pack arrive in the BBM Shop

BBM Stickers

Just a quick heads up for you BBM sticker lovers. You'll want to hit up your BBM Shop this morning as we have two new offerings for sale. First up is a Travel pack which comes to us from BlackBerry themselves. Here we have some familiar icons in sticker form for you to share with your buddies. The second pack comes courtesy of Cartoon Network and is The Powerpuff Girls. Not my cup of tea but...

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Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo video found in OS 10.3.0.1052

Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo video found in OS 10.3.0.1052

We've seen a couple BlackBerry Blend retail demo videos since the app started appearing long ago but another one has now been dug out of OS 10.3.0.1052. In fact, everything about that OS is technically Blend ready right down to the desktop component actually launching on Windows and Mac but it's still locked out because it doesn't fully download. No matter though, at least we have a new video...

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