Connectedly: Smartwatch Buyers Guide

Smartwatches

Smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, so we understand if it's hard for you to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market, and plenty more are on the way. Some have been around for a while now, and others are the new kids on the block — but don't worry — we're here to help you sort out which smartwatch is the...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for BlackBerry Q10

The Seidio Spring Clip Holster holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely in place, then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your display from scratches and exposure to outside elements. The clip on the back can even be rotated both vertically and horizontally for optimal comfort. Get yours on sale today for just $16.95!

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From the Editor's Desk: See the bigger picture

From the Editor's Desk: See the bigger picture

As you may or may not have noticed, I skipped my From the Editor's Desk last week. For those who were wondering and asked, it was because I was traveling and shortly after my travels I was a little under the weather. No matter though, I'm all good once again after having loaded up on cold meds, drinking entirely too much Nyquil and catching up on some long lost sleep. Perhaps it's a good thing...

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UK retailer Phones 4U set to close its doors

UK retailer Phones 4U set to close its doors

UK's Phones 4U is set to close the doors on its 720 outlets after EE becomes the final carrier partner to terminate its relationship with the retailer prompting administration. The decision to shutter its stores will affect almost 6,000 employees though private equity owner BC Partners assures that "employees will continue to be paid until further notice." "Today is a very sad day for our...

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Looking for a native Plex client? Check out MediaX for BlackBerry 10

Looking for a native Plex client? Check out MediaX for BlackBerry 10

Current Plex users are probably aware of the lack of a native application in BlackBerry World and how all we have is the APK of the Android version. However, that didn't prevent one independent developer from taking the time to carefully craft a version for BlackBerry 10. As the individual behind the popular application Smartwatch Companion and Cast made the commitment to bring you the first...

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Get one of 1000 free copies of TaxCalc Canada today

Get one of 1000 free copies of TaxCalc Canada today

Update: The developer has added another 1000 free copies to download. Note that the promo code from before will no longer work, please find the new promo code below Looking to calculate your Sales Tax? TaxCalc Canada lets you do that for 10 provinces in Canada, as well as three territories. Using the app is simple, just choose the province or territory you want to calculate the tax of, enter...

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Feith - A mind teasing math game for BlackBerry 10

Feith - A mind teasing math game for BlackBerry 10

Every day I spend hours commuting to and from work. To pass the time, more often than not I turn to my BlackBerry to chat, to get things done, and to partake in some entertainment, namely games. For the latter, I discovered this challenging and thought-provoking card game that utilizes basic math skills in a unique way. Feith is a play on words of the Turkish word 'Fetih', which means 'conquest...

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Plan your travel routes around the UK with PTAA for BlackBerry 10

PTAA

If you're not in the UK feel free to skip this one as it's a UK only BlackBerry 10 application. PTAA, which stands for Planes, Trains and Automobiles, (pronounced "Peter") is the perfect way to plan travel routes between major towns and cities in Great Britain. The application will allow you to input your start and finish destinations from drop-down lists, select if the trip is one way or...

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BlackBerry Classic appears once again in new batch of photos

BlackBerry Classic appears once again in new batch of photos

With one batch of BlackBerry Classic photos having already arrived via DTBlackBerry on Weibo, we were pretty much guaranteed to see more appear and that's exactly what was happened. This time around the images are looking a little more cleaned up and offer up a better look at the device many folks are waiting to get their hands on. Aside from looking pretty, the photos don't offer up much...

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BlackBerry will announce Q2 FY2015 earnings on Sept. 26

BlackBerry will announce Q2 FY2015 earnings on Sept. 26

BlackBerry has announced that it will announce earnings for the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year on Friday, September 26. The announcement will be made over a conference call for investors as well as via a live webcast at 8 AM ET. "A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-888-503-8168 or by logging on at http://ca....

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Volt lets you track battery level and usage, 200 free copies available

Volt lets you track battery level and usage, 200 free copies available

There are plenty of battery tracking apps available in BlackBerry World and we even have the native Device Monitor app on BlackBerry 10 devices, so why another app? Volt offers something more. It offers to track your battery level with precision, tracking every mAh used. On top of that Volt also supports non-OEM batteries, i.e. extended batteries. As a bonus feature, Volt also tracks the time...

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AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

AT&T has plans to start offering Wi-Fi calling support by 2015. The system would allow subscribers to place calls using their phone's Wi-Fi connection instead of the cellular network. If that sounds familiar, it should, as T-Mobile has offered Wi-Fi calling for years now, and even dedicated their Uncarrier 7.0 press event to expanding on the concept. AT&T Mobile and Business...

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Deal of the Day: 50% off BlackBerry Z30 Leather Swivel Holster

Deal of the Day: 50% off BlackBerry Z30 Leather Swivel Holster

Made from hand-crafted, genuine leather, this OEM pouch features a beautiful textured exterior that feels as good as it looks. The interior has a very soft, microsuede lining that keeps the front and back of your Z30 safe from scratches. On the back you'll find a strong clip which can be rotated 360 degrees for optimal comfort. Get yours on sale today for only $19.95!

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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 12, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for September 12, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another exciting week has come to pass on the blogs this week which brings us one week closer to the Passport! If you haven't already, and I'm sure you have, just a quick reminder to enter our Win a BlackBerry Passport contest. The launch events are less than two weeks away so who out there is excited? Finally, how could I not mention that this week marks the 15th...

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Download R-Type for free today from the Amazon Appstore

R-Type

The old classic, R-Type, has been available on BlackBerry 10 since August 2013, but came with a price tag. For today only the game is Amazon's 'free app of the day' so if you didn't fancy buying the game initially from BlackBerry World, you now have a nice free alternative. I've given the Amazon download a quick test drive on my Z30 and it seems to run perfectly, although I'm not sure how...

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Porsche Design P'9983 hits the FCC ahead of official unveiling

Porsche Design P'9983 hits the FCC ahead of official unveiling

While Porsche Design was busy teasing a new device launch on Twitter, the FCC was busy blowing whatever remained of their cover for the upcoming launch of the Porsche Design P'9983 for those paying attention. The new documents don't exactly reveal much outside of the supported bands for the device but we'll be getting the full details on September 17th when the device is set to be officially...

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Someone sent a wish out through the air, Care Bear stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

A new BBM sticker pack has arrived in the BBM Shop and it appears as though someone sent a wish out through the air. Prepare to do the Care Bear countdown, because this time around it's the Care Bears. Grumpy Bear, Bedtime Bear, Birthday Bear, Cheer Bear and more are available in this sticker pack, which is priced at $1.99 and filtering through to the BBM Shop right now. Yes, I bought it in...

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PressReader for BlackBerry 10 updated with improved user experience and bug fixes

There's some jokes to be made about the desire to read newspapers on your smartphone but there's no shortage of folks out there who do it, myself included. On BlackBerry 10, PressReader is the go-to app for that and a new update rolling through BlackBerry World aims to improve that experience. The latest update gets noted as v2.2.1409.8 and brings plenty of bug fixes and improvements to the app...

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QNX-powered Audi Virtual Cockpit wins CTIA '2014 Hot for the Holidays' award

CTIA Super Mobility Week is wrapping up at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas and the folks from QNX are celebrating yet another win in the connected car category. This time around, the new Audi Virtual Cockpit, which is based on the QNX OS, has won first prize in the 2014 CTIA Hot for the Holidays awards. Created in 2009, the Hot for the Holidays award categories identify...

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BlackBerry may be exploring wearables

Z30 Pebble

BlackBerry soon be diving into the wearables spaces, according to John Sims, President of Enterprise at BlackBerry. During interviews at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, Sims said of BlackBerry, "We're doing internal research on different wearables." Which means that you could soon see a BlackBerry device on your wrist as well as in your hand. BlackBerry is said to be researching devices...

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