Gary Klassen, Inventor of BBM has left BlackBerry

Gary Klassen, Inventor of BBM has left BlackBerry

Update - BlackBerry has now confirmed the new round of layoffs in Waterloo and Sunrise. While there are some unconfirmed reports of another round of layoffs hitting BlackBerry in Waterloo and Florida, there's one exit that can be confirmed. Gary Klassen, inventor of BBM has now exited BlackBerry after nearly 16 years with the company. Gary Klassen, who joined BlackBerry in 2000 as part of the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup 2/5/16

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has passed so you know what that means? Not only is it time to share with you another batch of applications for your BlackBerry 10 or Priv smartphone, but it's also time to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. Kicking things off this week was a brand new episode of the BerryFlow Podcast, discussing the Priv on T-Mobile and the...

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Watch the Good Dynamics App SDK webcast replay

Watch the Good Dynamics App SDK webcast replay

If you missed out on the Good Dynamics App SDK webcast that took place on February 2nd, no matter. You can load up the replay and get caught up on what you missed. In addition to the Good Dynamics App SDK, which enables developers to create enterprise apps employing the features of the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform discussion, Ed Bourne, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager and Richard...

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Score big game savings on all accessories at ShopCrackBerry through February 8!

Score big game savings on all accessories at ShopCrackBerry through February 8!

It's time to kick off our Big Game Sale where you can save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories! Ramp up the defense with a protective case, stay active with the charger of your choice, or call the shots completely hands-free with a new Bluetooth — it's all up for grabs right now at ShopCrackBerry. There are plenty of products to choose from for popular devices including the BlackBerry Classic,...

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T-Mobile's first Super Bowl ad features Drake in a box

T-Mobile's first Super Bowl ad features Drake in a box

T-Mobile has decided to release the first of two planned Super Bowl 50 ads early, featuring rap music star Drake in a parody of his own Hotline Bling music video. The ad shows Drake doing his signature Hotline Bling "dance in a box" and singing the chorus line, "You used to call me on my cellphone". The director then calls "Cut" as some folks in suits come up to the shooting stage. They...

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AT&T rolls out their latest software update for the BlackBerry Priv

AT&T rolls out their latest software update for the BlackBerry Priv

For those of you on AT&T with a Priv waiting for the January update, you can stop waiting. AT&T has now released software version AAD447, which contains both the January update and February update in one batch. All you have to to do is go into your settings, about phone, check for software updates and it should be there waiting for you. Sure, AT&T may have lagged a bit in getting...

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BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia through Optus

BlackBerry Priv now available in Australia

If you happen to reside in Australia and are interested in the BlackBerry Priv, you'll be excited to find out that it is now available through Optus. In January, BlackBerry released the Priv in Italy, Spain, France and other locations, and now Australia is the latest to join the fun. Optus will be offering the Priv on a range of post-paid plans, and if you would rather purchase it at full...

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BlackBerry isn't making a Windows Phone, but you probably knew that already

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry's managing director in India, Narendra Nayak has gone on record to state the company has no plans for Windows Phone. It was asked if BlackBerry was going to take its multi-platform strategy to the next level, taking on yet another OS to further branch out and appeal to more consumers. Rather unsurprisingly, BlackBerry does not plan to support Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile any time...

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Alta is Fitbit's sleekest fitness tracker yet; pre-orders now open for $129

Fitbit's Alta is the company's sleekest fitness tracker yet

Fitbit has announced its latest fitness tracker, the Alta, which is one of the nicest-looking offerings from the company. Pre-orders are now open for the tracker, with shipments beginning in March 2016. Realizing that people don't always want their fitness tracker to look like one, Fitbit is offering a number of band options for the Alta, like a metal bracelet, leather band and a classic band...

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T-Mobile offers unlimited data four lines for $150/month, 10GB/line for $120

T-Mobile is offering fourth line free again

T-Mobile has brought back its popular "fourth line free promotion" with Family Match, and this time around the carrier is offering customers the choice between 10GB per line or unlimited data. Previously, the carrier ran a limited-time promotion that scored you four lines with 10GB each for $120, and more recently had only been offering family plans with 6GB of data each. Now, the carrier has...

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BlackBerry announces AtHoc data center in Canada for global customer support

BlackBerry announces AtHoc data center in Canada

BlackBerry has announced a new secure data center in Canada that will allow support for global customers who want to take advantage of its AtHoc services. With the new cloud offerings, BlackBerry will be able to address data residency requirements for global customers who want to use its services for networked crisis communications. Additionally, the company can now better serve a large number...

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Optus will offer the BlackBerry Priv in Australia starting February 4

Optus will offer the BlackBerry Priv in Australia starting February 4

For a while now it has been known that Optus would be releasing the BlackBerry Priv in Australia but there was no set timeframe attached to the launch. That has now changed, and those who live in Australia looking to get their hands on BlackBerry's first-Android powered smartphone will be able to place their orders through Optus. From Thursday, February 4th, the Priv will be available to Optus...

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Ditch the native BlackBerry 10 Facebook app and give Face10 a try!

Face10 for BlackBerry 10

Since December 2015, Nemory Studios has been working hard on a new app called Face10 with the goal of the app being to replace the native BlackBerry 10 Facebook app, which let's be honest, has seen better days as it hasn't been updated since June 2015. Now, after a few months in the BlackBerry Beta Zone being tested, Face10 has arrived in BlackBerry World. Standard Features Update Status,...

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Contacts Share updated with new adaptive theme, additional languages, and vCard files

Gone are the days of writing down numbers on slips of paper to share contact information. With our BlackBerry devices we can send our number and email address with just a few taps. We have already discussed Contacts Share, a native BlackBerry 10 application which allows you to quickly send contact information without attaching a file. An update is now available which incorporates several new...

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How to find, lock or erase your BlackBerry Priv from Android Device Manager

Losing your phone is not really a situation you want to be in but it is something that can happen. If you do find yourself in such a situation you can use Android Device Manager to remotely locate, secure or erase your BlackBerry Priv. The last thing you want is for your data to be accessible. Let's help you make sure your phone is set up for any eventuality. What is Android Device Manager...

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BlackBerry highlights how and why the Priv protects against rooting

BlackBerry highlights how and why the Priv protects against rooting

Ahead of the BlackBerry Priv launch, there was one question that popped up a lot in the CrackBerry Forums, and that was, how would BlackBerry handle the ability to root Android on the Priv? After all, BlackBerry is a company that has a history and reputation of building secure devices; surely they wouldn't just let their device be rooted easily, but how would they prevent it given its...

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QNX wins Tech CARS award

BlackBerry subsidiary QNX are no strangers to winning industry awards and now that we're well into 2016 already, they've got a new year to collect some more. First up, Auto Connected Car News has calculated the votes for their Tech CARS Awards and in the category of Best Backhaul Software or Development Platform for Automakers, QNX has been named the winner by capturing the vast majority of the...

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BlackBerry Priv's February security patch is now rolling out

BlackBerry Priv Feb security update now available

Here is the list of what all was patched in this release. In total, there were six CVE's addressed in this update. The BlackBerry Priv is now receiving its February security patch. At this time, it is not clear exactly what has been patched or changed with this build, though we expect Google to reveal details about the update shortly. BlackBerry has done an excellent job so far in pushing...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Cheers

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Cheers

If you missed BerryFlow live this week, you can now catch the audio or video replay. This week, we discuss into the Priv finally landing on T-Mobile and in India plus, BlackBerry's integration of WatchDox and Good with BES12 and the new round of Priv app updates. Also, we take some time to reflect on the past three years of BlackBerry 10. Topics BlackBerry Priv now available from T-Mobile...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Revenue, earnings, discounts, and rumors

Mobile Nations Weekly: Revenue, earnings, discounts, and rumors

All the profit in the world isn't enough. This week in technology was dominated by two things: dollars and rumors. On the dollars front we got earnings reports from both Apple and Microsoft, neither of which is in bad shape. Apple had the largest-ever quarterly profit but didn't quite meet analyst expectations or paint a gold-plated rosy picture of the future, and thus got punished. Microsoft...

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