BBM updated in BlackBerry Beta Zone - brings paid Sticker packs to the mix

It was not too long ago that we saw BBM get updated in BlackBerry Beta Zone, where we saw the introduction to sponsored ads. It looks like an update has been pushed again. There had been some issues that some people had encountered with the previous build and hopefully this update fixes those bugs. There isn't much of a changelog this time, the only thing stated is that the update brings about...

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Android Wear is just one of the reasons I want Google Play Services on BlackBerry 10

Today Google announced Android Wear , a new platform geared toward bringing Android to wearable devices like smartwatches. Big companies like LG and Motorola are already on board with new devices, and others are sure to follow in the coming months. It goes without saying that the Android Wear devices will work flawlessly with most — if not all — Android devices, however it's safe to say that...

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It’s unfortunate, but layoffs at BlackBerry are essential to their financial health

Yesterday CBC posted a story confirming additional job cuts in Waterloo. In this most recent example, BlackBerry is eliminating 120 jobs from the company’s product development and wireless teams. BlackBerry claims these cuts are part of the broader 40% staff reduction announced last September. We have to keep in mind that it takes quite a while to implement major staff cuts, so it’s entirely...

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5 BBM Channels Tips & Tricks

BBM Channels Tips & Tricks

With BBM Channels now available for all BBM users on BlackBerry, iOS and Android, it would be nice to take a look at the best ways to managed your BBM Channels experience. I’m a big BBM Channels user and with an increase in channels, as well as subscribers since going multi-platform, I would like to share some tips and tricks with you to get more from your experience. Here are five tips for you...

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Verizon rolls out OS 10.2.1 for the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Z30

Verizon rolls out OS 10.2.1 for the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Z30

Hey Verizon users — today is your day! BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 is now rolling out for all devices including the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and tBlackBerry Z30. It's been quite the wait, but also well worth it. OS 10.2.1 brings along a slew of new features that inlcudes Wi-Fi direct, quick settings, Hub pinch gesture, Miracast and much more. You can check out the full list of what's new...

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CrackBerry Asks: Do you use the BlackBerry Hub icon?

CrackBerry Asks: Do you use the BlackBerry Hub icon?

Last week as I gathered some homescreen shots from the Crack Team, I was surprised to see that a few actually had the BlackBerry Hub icon in use — something I never do. The icon has been around for a while now as another (perhaps easier?) way to access the BlackBerry Hub without having to swipe into it. I've gotten so used to the gesture however that I don't see the need for the icon to take up...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 43% off the list price! Crafted from a hard yet flexible material, the SURFACE Case provides an amazingly thin layer of protection without adding any excessive bulk. This case consists of interlocking top and bottom pieces that fit your BlackBerry Q10 snugly with a soft-touch coating for additional grip. List Price...

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Three UK makes calling 0800 numbers free from your phone but also caps data tethering

If you're in the U.K. you'll know that calling 0800 numbers is free from a landline but when it comes to calling those numbers from your mobile phone, it's a different story. I do recall one carrier I was with a few years ago who didn't charge for calling 0800 numbers, though they changed that eventually. Now though, Three UK are changing things up and making calls to 0800 numbers free. If you...

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Tilt updated with dynamic RSS feeds, keyboard shortcuts and more

Tilt updated with dynamic RSS feeds, keyboard shortcuts and more

Tilt for BlackBerry 10 is an app created by ReFocus Labs and it was an app that used the tilt UI concept developed by BlackBerry Sweden. It lets you see news, weather, calendar appointments and more simply by tilting your device up slow. When you lay it flat in the table, it shows a blank screen until you start to lift the top of the device up in the tilting motion. The latest update brings...

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BBM alerts come to BlackBerry 10 Pebble users with Talk2Watch Pro

BBM alerts come to BlackBerry 10 Pebble users with Talk2Watch Pro

Good news for you BlackBerry 10 toting Pebble users. Talk2Watch Pro has just landed in BlackBerry World. This Pro version brings a handful of new features you’ll want to check out. There’s already a lot of features to see in the regular but the developer has been working hard to bring features a lot of people have been craving for. One of the biggest features to be found in Talk2Watch Pro is...

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Rovio launching new RPG called Angry Birds Epic, mum's the word on a BlackBerry 10 release though

The folks at Rovio have been busy it seems working on the next game for their insanely profitable Angry Birds franchise. This time around it's not a racing game but instead it's going to be a brand new RPG game dubbed Angry Birds Epic. Angry Birds Epic is an adventure role-playing game set in a fantasy version of Piggy Island. It offers an awesome storyline, turn-based combat, a gripping...

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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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