The BlackBerry 10 powered M1 Fuse lapdock is an idea we can get behind

Over the years there has been plenty of lapdock ideas floating around and I'm sure if you go digging through patents, you'll find several company's have their own variations locked down somewhere including BlackBerry. Most notable out of all of them though is likely the Motorola Lapdock that came along with the Atrix 4G. While a great idea, it was pretty much a flop for several reasons, take...

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WhatsApp assures users privacy remains a priority even after Facebook purchase

Ever since WhatsApp announced they'd had been acquired by Facebook it seems there has been plenty of concerns surrounding privacy within the app. To address those concerns, WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has now taken to the company's blog to 'set the record straight' and address 'a lot of inaccurate and careless information circulating about what our future partnership would mean for...

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Speaker Battle: iPhone 5s vs BlackBerry Z30 vs Galaxy Note 3

Our BlackBerry hating friend J_Caloy is back with another video, only this time he isn't hating on BlackBerry — he's putting it up to a test of might against other devices. With three challenges already in the books for alarm clock, picture sharing and multi-tasking (check them out in the gallery above) he's moved onto a battle of speakers to see which device has the best overall sound. When...

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Review: Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo for the BlackBerry Q10

Seidio CONVERT Case Holster Combo

When it comes to using a case on your BlackBerry Q10 I would imagine that us users fall into two categories. Those who love a case for protection and those who enjoy the naked feel of their BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The Seidio CONVERT Holster Combo certainly won't be for everyone as it's chunky and many folk don't favor a holster, but for some people in particular it's going to absolutely...

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Team Mercedes / BlackBerry gets the win at the Australian Grand Prix

Team Mercedes / BlackBerry gets the win at the Australian Grand Prix

This weekend marked the start of the 2014 Formula 1 season with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Lewis Hamilton sat on the pole with solid chance of taking home the win — only it was his teammate, Nico Rosberg, who would cross the line first. After just three laps, Hamilton was forced to retire due to a failed cylinder. It was definitely a disappointing start, but there was a still a...

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Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for BlackBerry Z10 and save 44% off the list price! These invisible protectors are made of an ultra-slim polymer and shield your screen from abrasive elements such as keys and dust while reducing annoying glare at the same time. ScreenGuardz is the ideal accessory to go along with your BlackBerry Z10 case, cover or protector!...

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Love anagrams? Give Unscramble a try

Love anagrams? Give Unscramble a try

While I'll try again type of game, puzzles are my favorite as well as word games. I've come across an anagram game over the weekend that's quite enjoyable -- Unscramble. You are presented with 8 letters and you have to try and find as many words with three or more letters as you can. There is a level score which you must achieve within the given time frame, otherwise is the game is over. The...

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How to color code calendars on OS 10.2.1

How to color code calendars on OS 10.2.1

One of the features I take advantage of most on my BlackBerry is the ability to color code my calendar. As someone with multiple accounts and appointments that populate more than one calendar, this presents an easy way to distinguish between them.  Whether it be managing a calendar for work, personal, or for your BBM group, all you need to do is complete these steps to set the colors for each...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 46% off the list price! The DualPro SHINE protects your BlackBerry Z10 with a shock absorbing inner layer of silicone layered with an acrylic outer shell featuring a brushed aluminum look. Thanks to the radio transparent material that the case is made from, it doesn't affect reception while it protects...

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Add an extra layer of encryption to your messages with Secure Mail

Add an extra layer of encryption to your messages with Secure Mail

For anyone in an office setting who uses Microsoft Outlook, there is an option to encrypt the message content for outgoing mail. It is there to establish and safeguard your privacy and any sensitive information that may be contained within the message from being seen by prying eyes. Probably a little too technical but if you would like to secure the email messages exchanged on your BlackBerry...

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Stock Chart

While today doesn’t mark any particularly important day on the calendar as far as mobile technology goes, I thought it would be useful to pull up a one year chart of the stocks that make up the most relevant names to Mobile Nations. From largest market value to smallest, these are Apple, Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry. Here’s the one-year chart for the bunch. This is a comparison chart so...

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Deal of the Day: Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for BlackBerry Z10 and save 50% off the list price! This bundle combines the protection of a shell case and the power of a clip stand holster. The form fit rear shell is impact resistant for complete protection and quickly slides in and out of the holster for instant phone access. The holster is lined with a soft fabric for a scratch free...

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Facebook is the CrackBerry reader's social network of choice

Social Networks

A wee while ago we asked the CrackBerry nation which social network you use most on your BlackBerry. As I suspected, the two main contenders were Facebook and Twitter and frankly I had no idea which way this one was going to sway.  But it was Facebook that was the clear winner - not by a lot, but an extra 12% over Twitter. What does this result tell us about us BlackBerry 10 users? From where...

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BlackBerry to Announce Year-End and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results on Friday, March 28th, 2014

BlackBerry will hold their next earnings call on Friday, March 28th to announce their year-end and fourth quarter 2014 results. The call will take place at 8am ET and will be available for anyone and everyone to listen in. We'll fire up the ol' podcast line after the call to discuss what goes down, so make sure you mark the date! Press Release BlackBerry to Announce Year-End and Fourth...

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How to add custom contact settings in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Custom Contacts

Customization is one feature that BlackBerry has always excelled at - from legacy devices all the way to the current day and BlackBerry 10. Customizing contacts is a prime example. I'll be honest and say that I don't use it for many of my contacts, but for a certain few it's nice to have a unique ringtone or message tone for when they get in touch so you know who it is without even having to...

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It might not run BBM but the new Neato BotVac is powered by QNX

It might not run BBM but the new Neato BotVac is powered by QNX

I have to admit, this is probably the last thing I thought I would be writing about on a Friday but alas, we all know QNX powers a lot of stuff in this world so I suppose it comes as no real surprise. Neato Robotics, a robotics company located in Newark, California, has chosen the QNX Neutrino operating system as the software platform for the new Neato BotVac series of robot vacuums due to its...

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The Elements puts the periodic table right on your BlackBerry

The Elements puts the periodic table right on your BlackBerry

For anyone interested in having the periodic table available for reference on their BlackBerry 10 device may want to take a look at The Elements — a simple, dynamic periodic table created in Cascades. It is nicely laid out and you can view the periodic table in two color-coded categories - Groups or Blocks. You can tap into an element to get more information such as group, period, density,...

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The top cases for the BlackBerry Z10

The top cases for the BlackBerry Z10

With all of the BlackBerry cases currently available on the market and the range that they encompass, it is quite a challenge choosing the right one for you. There are those that are geared for style, ones aimed solely at protection, and others which are a balance of both. As someone who is addicted to cases and abhors the thought of using my device naked, I’ve gone through more than my fair...

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Security and privacy are an integral part of BBM and always will be

With all the different messaging systems out there nowadays and the understandably rising concerns of security and privacy given all the breaches lately, the folks at BlackBerry have decided to highlight all the various security and privacy features built into BBM so as to better inform customers how things operate, even covering BBM on Android and iOS. BBM has always put security at the...

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ShopCrackBerry Sale: Save Some Green for St. Patrick's Day!

ShopCrackBerry Sale: Save Some Green for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patricks Day is only a few days off and you'll probably be taking the weekend to celebrate. Before you do, be sure to swing by ShopCrackBerry where you can save some green — 20% to be exact — on all BlackBerry accessories, today through Wednesday. All you need to do is head to ShopCrackBerry, find some awesome accessories and then enter the code green14 at checkout. Our magical...

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