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

Sharecare

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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QNX unveils new Bluetooth solution for embedded system developers

QNX unveils new Bluetooth solution for embedded system developers

BlackBerry subsidiary QNX has now announced a new software development kit that simplifies the integration of Bluetooth connectivity into embedded devices for the medical, industrial, and consumer appliance markets. The QNX SDK for Bluetooth Connectivity as it is known is powered by technology from Mindtree Limited, one of the co-creators of the Bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 specifications....

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Grab some great BlackBerry 10 apps from BlackBerry World while they're on sale!

Looking to try out some new apps? Now might be a great time to do so. As announced on the BlackBerry Developer Blog, a lot of great BlackBerry 10 apps are now on sale through BlackBerry World. What apps, you ask? Well, here's a few of the gems available. Penzus MMT - $2.99 Penzus MMX - $1.99 Call Recordr (Record Calls) - $1.99 Call Blockr (Block Numbers) - $1.99 ReadItNow! - Pocket client...

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How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your BlackBerry Priv

How to enable WiFi calling on your BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv has support for Wi-Fi calling, which means that you can make and receive calls over Wi-Fi, even if you have limited or no mobile network coverage. However, while the Priv supports the feature, your service provider will have to support it too. If you're lucky enough to be with a carrier that supports Wi-Fi calling such as T-Mobile, this tutorial is for you. We'll help to get...

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Amazon bumps up the requirement for free shipping to $49

Amazon

Amazon has quietly upped the price requirement you need to hit before you're able to take advantage of free shipping. That is if you're not a Prime member, of course. It used to be the case where you'd need to add $35 to your cart to get free shipping, but this has been increased to $49. Your order is also delivered at no charge if you have $25 or more worth of books in the cart. "You...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Encryption

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Encryption

While we all wait and see what news will come from BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress, it's time to discuss some recent events happening in the world of BlackBerry. This week, we discuss the recent BES12 Cloud updates, the latest mobile payments options through BBM powered by Barclays Pingit and more! Topics BES12 Cloud update brings usability and security improvements Grab your limited...

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Snag GOOLOO's dual USB car charger for just $3 at Amazon with coupon code

GOOLOO is offering its car charger for just $3 at Amazon

GOOLOO is hosting a deal at Amazon that drops the price of its dual USB car charger down to just $3 with coupon code PVL7RNOX, a savings of $4. With having two outputs, you'll be able to charge multiple devices at the same time without having to have a splitter or alternate between what gets charged. One of the outputs is at 2.1A while the other is at 1A, so one will charge faster than the...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Looming shadow of MWC and the long reach of the FBI

BlackBerry Priv and Passport

And a great darkness was cast over the land, for on the horizon loomed the great spectacle of Mobile World Congress. The team's on their way to Barcelona right now… but the news from MWC 2016 doesn't kick off until Sunday. There'll be plenty from them next week, so here's what happened this week! The long-awaited cloud-centric Android-powered Nextbit Robin landed and was reviewed, revealing a...

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BlackBerry teams up with Barclays Pingit to bring mobile payments through BBM

BlackBerry has now announced they have teamed up with Pingit from Barclays, to enable mobile payments through BBM in the UK. As of today, BBM users can initiate mobile payment transfers to each other in seconds using the Pingit application. It's available to all individuals with a UK bank account, as well as all businesses with a Barclays account. "BBM delivers real convenience for our...

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Grab your limited edition CrackBerry "Back in BlackBerry" t-shirt while it's hot!

For years now, we've been giving away CrackBerry t-shirts to our various contest winners, but folks have always asked us for the ability to purchase their own gear, and although it took longer than expected, I'm excited to introduce what I hope will be the first of many custom CrackBerry shirts to you. Rock your support for BlackBerry and CrackBerry with this limited edition "Back in...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 19, 2016: Games, utility apps, and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 19, 2016: Games, utility 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 was a brand new episode of the BerryFlow Podcast, where James, Chris, and Alex discussed several topics...

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Blaq for BlackBerry 10 gains Quote Tweet option, adaptive theme and more

Blaq update brings new Quote Tweet option, adaptive theme and more

Blaq, one of the popular third party Twitter apps, has just been updated and it consists of a long list of new additions. Blaq hasn't been updated in a while but it did have a stint in BlackBerry Beta Zone where most of the features were put through a beta test. One of the biggest additions is the new Quote Tweet option that Twitter introduced some time ago that allows you to quote the original...

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BES12 Cloud update brings usability and security improvements

BES12 Cloud

When BES12 Cloud was announced at Mobile World Congress last year, it introduced an easy way to get a full suite of enterprise mobility management (EMM) capabilities, all through a simple browser interface and without complicated or expensive server installs. Since then, BlackBerry has been working hard to add on capabilities to BES12 Cloud, and the latest update to the services make it better...

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Industry Use Cases for EFSS

BlackBerry has once again kicked off their informational webinars for WatchDox, and if you're interested, you can now get yourself registered for the latest one happening on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST. Titled 'Industry use cases for EFSS', the webinar is set to last an hour and will cover common use cases for WatchDox. WatchDox by BlackBerry is the world leader in secure...

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Bell offering the BlackBerry Priv for $299.99 for a limited time

Bell offering the BlackBerry Priv for $299.99 for a limited time

Looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Priv and live in Canada? You might want to check out the limited time offer happening at Bell. Initially priced at $399.99, Bell has now reduced Priv pricing to $299.99 with a new two-year contract. If a Priv is not what you're looking for, you'll also find the Classic for $49.95, or purchase a Passport for $149.95. All in all, some great deals to be...

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