Skype for Android update lets you save video messages and share photos directly to groups

A new update for Skype is currently rolling out. Noted as version 6.11, this release brings the ability to save video messages, share photos directly from your photo gallery to group conversations, and more. Save video messages – When you record or receive a memorable video message that you want to keep, just tap on it to save it to your phone's photo gallery. Manage conversations – Long tap...

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How to customize BlackBerry Priv keyboard shortcuts

How to customize BlackBerry Priv keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts have long been a part of the BlackBerry experience and with the Priv, and ultimately BlackBerry's move to Android, they were sure to bring that experience and ease of use along. In fact, some might argue that the keyboard shortcut experience on the Priv is better than any previous BlackBerry device due to the fact the options are so plentiful and extremely customizable. On...

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Amazon announces pre-Black Friday sale with Kindles, consoles and more

Fire TV

Amazon understands that not everyone is able to hold out until Black Friday to start spending their hard-earned cash on a bunch of heavily discounted products. The online retailer has announced a number of deals that will run throughout the week in the lead up to Black Friday. Starting on November 20, you'll be able to save big on a select number of items as the offers are made available....

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Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint has announced the rollout of its LTE Plus network, available now in 77 of the carrier's markets. Built using LTE Advanced technologies like carrier aggregation and beamforming, Sprint's LTE Plus is meant to deliver faster speeds and more consistent service. Sprint LTE Plus is built off of two key technologies, carrier aggregation and beamforming. Carrier aggregation allows Sprint to...

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Sprint's latest promotion will save you 50 percent on your existing Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T bill when you switch

Sprint is back at it again with a new offer to try and entice customers to switch to its network, and this time the carrier is claiming customers who switch can save 50 percent on their bills. If you are an AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile customer, Sprint is saying that you can save big when switching, though this is only good on most plans, not all. The new promotion is a way of celebrating...

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BlackBerry giving away 40 Privs to Good Morning America fans

BlackBerry helps Good Morning America celebrate 40th Anniversary by giving away 40 Privs

ABC's Good Morning America is celebrating its 40th year on the air and to help out with the celebrations, BlackBerry is giving away 40 brand new Privs to Good Morning America fans on Wednesday morning in front of their live audience at its Times Square studio at Broadway and 44th Street in New York City. The giveaway will be part of their "40 for 40" program where Good Morning America will...

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How to use Advanced Interactions on the BlackBerry Priv

How to use Advanced Interactions on the BlackBerry Priv

Although the Priv is, for the most part, a stock Android experience, BlackBerry did bring some of their own special functions over to the device in various ways. One set of features in particular that was brought over from BlackBerry 10 is the Advanced Interactions. Using Advanced Interactions, Priv owners do such things as flip their device over to mute incoming calls, save battery life by...

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Slack push notifications now work on the BlackBerry Priv

Slack push notifications now work on the BlackBerry Priv

Aside from Box not being able to log in for Priv owners, Slack also had a known bug with the Priv wherein push notifications were not working with the device for whatever reason. I say had because Slack was made aware of the issue early on and noted they were indeed working on a fix. Now, they have updated their Android app to include that fix as well as a few others for the app in general....

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John Chen named as one of Canada's top 50 most powerful business people

John Chen

Current BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been named as one of the most powerful business people in Canada. Chen came in at number 27 on the list of the top 50 business folks in Canada, according to the Canadian Business website. The site says of Chen: The smartphone company is not the titan it once was, but it serves as an emblem of how groundbreaking Canadian firms can be. John Chen is...

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Here is our BlackBerry Priv winner, and a second chance to enter!

BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv has been much talked about the last few weeks, with positive reviews going up all over the tech sphere. Pre-orders are shipping out and for the most part it seems that people are quite happy with the new device and OS. A couple of weeks ago we posted a giveaway for a free BlackBerry Priv, and it's time to not only see who has won, but also to announce our next giveaway. Keep...

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How to use emoji on the BlackBerry Priv

How to use emoji on the BlackBerry Priv

When it comes to using emoji on the BlackBerry Priv, you do, of course, have access to all the regular ones you would expect from BlackBerry 10 but you also have all the built-in ones that Android offers as well, without the need to download any additional apps or copy and paste them from somewhere else. How you access them though on the Priv is perhaps not as obvious as it should be as...

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Kmashi's 15000mAh power bank is just $12.50 at Amazon

Save big on Kmashi's 15000mAh battery pack

Kmashi's 15000mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon with the coupon code DNWS3612, dropping the price to just $12.50 from its usual $60. If you are looking for a portable battery to keep in your purse, backpack, in the car or just to have around, you'll want to check this one out. The 15000mAh battery inside should be enough to charge most phones anywhere from 4 to 6 times, and tablets 3 to 5...

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Fan renders offer another take on the BlackBerry Vienna

Fan renders offer another take on the BlackBerry Vienna

Although it's seemingly still early days for the BlackBerry Vienna, there are already plenty of people excited about the still unofficial device. Shortly after we posted up the first pics of the Vienna, we opened up the forums as well and they've been busy with people looking for more info, discussing possible specs and more. Like many other devices in the past that have appeared before an...

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John Chen talks Priv's role in BlackBerry's future success in new interview

John Chen talks Priv's role in BlackBerry's future success in new interview

In a new interview with CNBC, BlackBerry CEO John Chen commented a bit on the Priv, how BlackBerry is doing, and the Priv's temporary exclusivity with AT&T in the US. Kicking things off, Chen says that, while BlackBerry currently has some high fixed costs to contend with, it is currently doing reasonably well and he sees the company returning to profitability in 2016. To get the ball...

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MediaFire releases official BlackBerry 10 cloud storage and backup app

While most folks are aware of the native Dropbox, Box and OneDrive clients for BlackBerry 10, MediaFire have now released their own official BlackBerry 10 app as well that allows you to connect to MediaFire with ease. The native app is similar to the paid FireBall ball app that was previously available on BlackBerry World but has now seemingly been removed and replaced by this free solution...

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BlackBerry hosting a developer and enterprise webcast on the Priv on November 17

BlackBerry will be hosting a webcast aimed at developers and those who work for enterprise companies detailing what enterprises and developers need to know about the Priv by BlackBerry. The webcast aims to cover how developers can make their apps utilize the capacitive physical keyboard, as well as help companies understand Android for Work and BES12 integration. If you're interested in...

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Using Box on your BlackBerry Priv and can't sign in? Box is working on a fix

Have you picked up a new BlackBerry Priv but can't get Box to log in? You're not alone. As many folks have reported in the CrackBerry Forums and on the Box support forums, logging into Box while using a Priv produces an error message and will not allow you to fully access your files. Sure, it's a bit of a bummer but here's the good news. Box is already aware of the issue and is working on a...

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1000 free copies of WhereIs for BlackBerry 10 available for download

1000 free copies of WhereIs for BlackBerry 10 available for download

This is an app we've reviewed before and comes from one of my favorite developers. WhereIs...? is an app that allows you to discover places around you. On holiday and want to find a place to eat? Use WhereIs...? to search for places. You can even narrow it down to a certain type of cuisine. It doesn't just let you search for food places; you can search for attractions, nightlife spots and more...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vienna

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vienna

Did you miss out on checking out Upstream live? Me too. Unfortunately, I was stuck on a plane last night and couldn't take part in Upstream but James, Alex and Darius still covered all the latest blackBerry news for everyone as per usual. A wide array of topics this week including not only Priv news but also Vienna discussion, BlackBerry's recent SecuSUITE and Enterprise platform improvements...

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Looking for a totally useless but fun app for your brand new Priv? Then you need to pick up Slider Sound from the Google Play Store. Slider Sound is a Priv specific app that allows you to play sounds when you slide your BlackBerry Priv keyboard open or closed. You can use the included sounds, which are pretty cliche (Gong, Whip Crack & Fart) or simply pick from any of your personal MP3...

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