BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MWC16

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MWC16

With Mobile World Congress and Embedded World behind us, this week we sit down to discuss all the BlackBerry announcements that took place including QNX unveiling their new Bluetooth solution for embedded system developers, BlackBerry's acquisition of UK-based Encription Limited, BlackBerry and Sharecare's new BBM channel and much more! Topics QNX unveils new Bluetooth solution for embedded...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Mobile World Crazy

Mobile Nations Weekly: Mobile World Crazy

Back from Barcelona and down to business. If there's ever a week that's guaranteed to be absolutely insane, it's the week of Mobile World Congress. MWC 2016 was no exception, bringing a huge number of new devices to the mobile party. Let's start with Android: we finally got to check out the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its bigger and curvier S7 edge stablemate. As well as the modular metal LG G5....

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QuickPost now free to download in BlackBerry World

One of my favorite social networking applications on BlackBerry 10 is QuickPost . This must-have app allows you to type once and share messages across multiple social media accounts quickly and easily. As of now, the standard version of QuickPost is available in BlackBerry World for $0.99. Beginning today and going forward, the developer decided to forgo the $0.99 price tag and will be...

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WhatsApp to end support for all BlackBerry versions by end of 2016

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WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform messaging service, has decided to cut support for a number of those platforms. That includes all versions of BlackBerry OS, including BlackBerry 10, by the end of 2016. WhatsApp will also end support for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1 by the end of the year. From the WhatApp blog: While these mobile...

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Save 50% on three great BB10 utility apps by Canada Inc. – plus get some for free!

If you are looking to grab a few good utility applications, Canada Inc. is holding a weekend sale on three of their popular applications. For a limited time, the apps listed below will be available at a discounted price or as low as $0.99. They are also running a promotion whereby users can download up to 100 copies of each app (with restrictions) listed below for free. Auto Block $4.99 $1....

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 26, 2016: Games, productivity apps, and more!

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 apps 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. Starting things off this week is a chance for our readers to purchase some CrackBerry swag, more specifically a limited edition "Back...

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Sprint does a 180, brings back two-year contract options for smartphones

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Sprint is bringing back two-year contract pricing options for its smartphones. The company previously announced it would ditch those contracts in August 2015, and it finally did so in early January 2016, but now the wireless carrier is offering those pricing plans again. What happened? According to what a Sprint spokesperson told FierceWireless, it was based on customer demand: "We...

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Save on Tronsmart's QC 2.0 wall charger at Amazon

Tronsmart is offering its Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger for $5.50 with coupon code WALLCHAR, a savings of $5. Being QC 2.0 compatible, you'll be able to charge your phone or tablet at an even faster pace, giving you that extra battery to make it through the day. The charger is also backwards compatible with other devices that don't support Quick Charge, so this won't hurt your phone in anyway...

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If you've been unable to download the Android Runtime update, try now!

Back on February 10th, BlackBerry issued an update to the Android Runtime for BlackBerry 10 which corrected errors that occurred when uninstalling Android apps from the system on OS 10.3.2.2876. Unfortunately, not everyone was able to download the update due to connection errors that popped up within BlackBerry World. Those errors have now been corrected and the Android Runtime update should be...

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BlackBerry hosting networking event seeking new employees at all levels

While the news of BlackBerry laying off employees always tends to make a lot of noise, hardly anyone mentions when they go on hiring sprees. So, let's go ahead and change that up a bit. As announced on their job listings portal, BlackBerry will be hosting a Bay Area networking event on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 seeking to hire some new employees at all levels from new graduates to director...

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QNX OS for Safety

While Mobile World Congress is going on in Barcelona this week, Embedded World 2016 is also taking place in Nuremberg where BlackBerry subsidiary QNX has won the best product in the software category award for its QNX OS for Safety, an operating system designed for safety-critical applications in the automotive, rail transportation, healthcare, and industrial automation markets. The QNX...

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BlackBerry expands security portfolio with launch of Professional Cybersecurity Services

BlackBerry has announced the launch of its new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice that will further expand BlackBerry's security portfolio by offering organizations new consulting services, tools and best practices. To help with the offerings, BlackBerry has acquired UK-based Encription Limited in a deal that closed on February 19, 2016. BlackBerry's new cybersecurity consulting...

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BlackBerry will use Microsoft Azure to offer secure enterprise solutions and services

BlackBerry has announced the company will offer secure enterprise mobility solutions via Microsoft Azure, enabling customers of the cloud platform to take full advantage of the cloud while enjoying full access to BlackBerry's BE12 deployment. The two secure platforms fused together will pave the way for future BlackBerry tech to be incorporated into Azure. It teased that AtHoc will also come...

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BlackBerry reiterates stance on encryption: lawful compliance and no backdoors

BlackBerry Priv Security

At MWC 2016 today and in the shadow of Apple's battle with the FBI over encryption, BlackBerry reiterated their stance on security and encryption. It's a nuanced position: compliance with legal requests but also protecting their customers' privacy. A BlackBerry spokesperson said: BlackBerry abides by lawful access principles — at the end of the day we want to ensure that we're not...

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Centrify provides secure access on the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility platform

Centrify has now announced a partnership with BlackBerry to provide secure access to thousands of cloud and on-premises applications and servers on the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform. "We are extremely proud to provide an even greater level of security for highly regulated customers in the government and financial sectors that use Good Powered by BlackBerry for email and...

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BlackBerry and Sharecare launch secure BBM channel for all your health needs

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Sharecare has teamed up with BlackBerry to launch a new BBM channel, which can be used by those who have medical questions or seek health advice and resources. Experts will be at hand from the American Cancer Society, as well as licensed physicians and nurses. Because the companies will be using BBM, users can remain securely connected to experts with built-in notifications for when someone...

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BlackBerry COO Marty Beard talks cross-platform strategy, IoT and more with Mobile World Daily

Although BlackBerry specific news coming out of Mobile World Congress 2016 has arguably been light, BlackBerry is there showcasing their strong enterprise solutions covering EMM, secure messaging and IoT. Mobile World Daily, the official publication of the Mobile World Congress which gets written, produced and distributed as the event goes on recently caught up with BlackBerry COO Marty Beard...

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Zoom Cloud Meetings for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes

Zoom Cloud Meetings for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes

If you're among those who decided to switch directly to Zoom Cloud Meetings from the now discontinued BBM Meetings, you'll want to make sure you grab the latest Zoom Cloud Meetings for BlackBerry 10 app update. This release introduces some new changes to the app as well as the typical bug fixes. Support for E2E Chat Support Call in / Call out country code Support ringtone when receiving Zoom...

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Swarco Traffic Systems has chosen QNX for its ACTROS traffic light controllers

QNX has now announced Swarco Traffic Systems, one of the leading suppliers of intelligent traffic systems in Germany, has chosen the QNX Neutrino Realtime OS for its ACTROS family of traffic light controllers. "For safety's sake, our systems must offer reliable, timely, uninterrupted service. The QNX Neutrino OS, with its robust architecture and proven history in safety-critical systems,...

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