Goal 2014 - a World Cup app for fixtures, fun facts and more

Goal 2014 - a World Cup app for fixtures, fun facts and more

There are quite a handful of World Cup apps to check out in BlackBerry World, however, the majority of them are Android ports. While that's okay for some, others prefer to use a native app. If that's you then you may want to check out Goal 2014. As I've already mentioned, Goal 2014 is natively built. You can get all the upcoming match fixtures, team lineup, all the latest news as well as...

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Putting Navfree for BlackBerry 10 through its paces

Navfree

Although Navfree has been around on BlackBerry 10 for some time it wasn't until recently that the satellite navigation app was updated to support the BlackBerry Q10 and Q5. As predominantly a Q10 user that was my key to give Navfree a good test. I'll be honest and say that I'm a big fan of BlackBerry Maps and I use it numerous times a week for getting to locations I'm not familiar with as I...

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Aviva iPhones on MobileIron attacked, firm reportedly moves affected devices to BES 10

Over the past few months there has been a lot of info coming from BlackBerry about how their competitors such as Mobile Iron and Good stack up to that of BES 10 offerings. Back in May, the BlackBerry blog featured an article called 'Good Isn't all that Great, while Iron shows its Rust' and while some may have dismissed the article as BlackBerry simply defending themselves, some news coming out...

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Sprint announces 30-day trial for new customers

Sprint announces 30-day trail for new customers

Sprint has announced a new trial program for their network. Sprint will be giving a full refund to customers who aren't satisfied with their Sprint service within the first 30 days. Specifically, Sprint will refund customers the cost of the device, and all activation and service fees will be waived. Sprint will begin this program this Friday, June 27. It will be available to new customers in...

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Sprint expands LTE service to 28 more cities

Sprint expands LTE service to 28 more cities

Sprint has announced an expansion of their 4G LTE service, adding 28 new markets. Cities added today include San Jose, Cleveland, and Seattle. With this expansion, Sprint now has LTE coverage in 471 cities. You can view the full list of covered cities here. Sprint Spark coverage has also been expanded, and is now available in three more cities. St. Louise, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro,...

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CrackBerry Asks: BlackBerry Passport vs. BlackBerry Classic - Which do you prefer?

Now that it has been a few days and folks have had some time to gather up all the available details about the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic, we figured we'd put up a poll to see where each device stands in terms of love from BlackBerry fans. On one hand the BlackBerry Passport is a new style from BlackBerry and many people after having seen the real deal have changed their...

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Microsoft boosts free OneDrive space to 15GB, 1TB for Office 365

onedrive

Microsoft is making some major changes to OneDrive storage, more than doubling their free storage tier. Currently sitting at 7GB, free OneDrive storage will be raised to 15GB. Office 365 subscribers will be getting additional storage as well. While OneDrive for Business users received this upgrade in April, users of Office 365 Home, Personal, and University will all be getting 1TB of...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 57% off the list price! The stylish CrackBerry branded Leather Horizontal Case is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe...

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UK mobile operators could be made to share networks in rural areas where signal is weak, under plans to provide better services to consumers from all network operators. Ministers have put forward the plan to prevent situations where only one or two major operators are available in certain parts of the country, providing consumers with more choice as to who they wish to hold a contract with....

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It's Wimbledon time. We check out the best tennis games for BlackBerry 10

Tennis

The 2014 World Cup may be in in full swing at the moment but for tennis fans things are about to heat up as probably the most famous tournament is kicking off in London, UK. Yes, it's Wimbledon time again and if you find yourself in the mood you'll discover a pretty decent range of tennis games available for BlackBerry 10. The following games are certainly not new but are real beauties. We...

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Want the BlackBerry Classic Wallpaper? Download it now

Want the BlackBerry Classic Wallpaper? Download it now

There's still a bit of a wait before you can get your hands on the BlackBerry Classic but if you're looking to ease into the transition you can now download the wallpaper that BlackBerry CEO John Chen showed off on the device for your BlackBerry Q10 or Q5. Looks pretty sharp on my Q10 currently. Of course, you can also customize it yourself if you wish by doing things such as inverting the...

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There's a new chief in town!

It's been an exciting few days for BlackBerry fans and we're closing off the week with some exciting CrackBerry news of our own. I've been pondering shaking things up here for a while now, and today I'm happy to officially pull the trigger and announce some exciting changes to our editorial team. I say officially, as behind the scenes we've already been beta testing the revised team structure...

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CrackBerry Asks: Are you now using a wallpaper with BBM?

BBM Wallpaper

With the latest BlackBerry messenger update one of the new features introduced was the ability to use a wallpaper within BBM chats. Right now, we only have the choice of four colors available in the BBM Shop (blue, green, red & yellow), so hopefully we'll see some more roll out shortly. For long term BlackBerry users many of you would have been into customizing your legacy devices with...

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Deal of the Day: Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, buy the Qmadix S Series Cover for BlackBerry Z10 and save 60% off the list price! The S Series cover integrates shock-absorbent inner material with a hard outer shell to provide sophisticated protection for your BlackBerry Z10. This case combines colors in a slim and attractive design, featuring access to the screen, camera, ports and buttons of the device. List Price: $24.99...

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One small improvement I'd like to see to the BlackBerry alarm clock

BB10 Alarm

I'm fairly sure that most of us use our BlackBerry for waking up in the morning - me included. Although it does the job I have one major frustration which I hope is addressed in a future BlackBerry 10 OS update. I'm not good at getting up in the morning and I love to snooze - taking advantage of every possible minute I can in bed. But sometimes my BlackBerry makes me oversleep and here's why...

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Weekend Coder: Some 10.3 Action[Bar]

Weekend Coder: Some 10.3 Action[Bar]

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted in the Weekend Coder series, and what a few weeks they’ve been when it comes to BlackBerry apps and development. Specifically, what does the Amazon partnership mean for native development? Obviously no one knows for sure but regardless of what the future holds, it won’t affect my passion for coding for BlackBerry 10. I plan to keep developing, in Cascades...

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Should BlackBerry and Amazon be working together on more than just apps?

Should BlackBerry and Amazon be working together on more than just apps?

It's been a big week for BlackBerry, to say the least, and just about all of the news was positive. John Chen is definitely the real deal. Despite the surprise appearance of the new Passport and Classic (they rock!), the biggest news for me was the licensing agreement for the Amazon Appstore. And not for the reasons you think, but let's first look at the immediate benefits. When the Passport...

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Soundboard for Doctor Who updated with options to save audio and new sounds

Just a little update for any Doctor Who fans who downloaded the Soundboard for Doctor Who app we recently mentioned here on the blogs. A new update is now available through BlackBerry World and apparently the developer behind the app, Daan Fransen, heard my desires to be able to set the audio files used in the app as ringtones. Yup, in addition to several new sounds the app now allows you to...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen gives brief demo of the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry CEO John Chen gives brief demo of the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry CEO John Chen is in a position right now many of us wouldn't mind being in when it comes to getting his hands on the latest BlackBerry devices. Yesterday during the media session we caught plenty of great images of the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic but today over at BNN, they posted up a video of John Chen giving a brief demo of the BlackBerry Passport. So awesome....

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BBM Meetings is supposedly coming in September but what is it?

BBM Meetings is supposedly coming in September but what is it?

If you tuned into the BlackBerry Earnings call then you already know there was plenty of talk about BBM. If you tuned into the webcast, then you also know BlackBerry was showing slides as the call was happening. Among them was a slide called 'Accomplishments Nov 13' - Today' as shown above. If you look over it you'll easily see something called BBM Meetings and according to the slide, this is...

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