DTEK by BlackBerry app updated with minor bug fixes

DTEK by BlackBerry app updated with minor bug fixes

One of the core apps BlackBerry included on the Priv is DTEK by BlackBerry. DTEK automatically monitors apps and processes in real time to provide an overall security rating for your device plus, it allows you to get a visual overlook when a specific app accesses a feature on your device such as your location, or camera. Now, a new update to DTEK by BlackBerry has arrived on the Google Play...

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T-Mobile gives the gift of unlimited high-speed data at no extra charge

T-Mobile gives the gift of unlimited high-speed data at no extra charge

T-Mobile has announced Un-carrier Unwrapped, four weeks of gifts for customers, with a new offer coming each week. The first week should make existing customers happy, with T-Mobile offering unlimited LTE data at no extra cost for all of its Simple Choice plan customers. From December 1, 2015, customers will automatically be enrolled for unlimited data at no extra cost on top of their normal...

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BlackBerry Priv now in stock at ShopBlackBerry in the UK

BlackBerry Priv now in-stock at ShopBlackBerry in the UK

If you're aiming to get your hands on a new BlackBerry Priv straight from the company itself in the UK, you're in luck. BlackBerry has announced that the smartphone is currently in stock at ShopBlackBerry in the UK, giving those who didn't pre-order another option for getting their hands on the device. Great news for the UK! #PRIV is now available to buy at #ShopBlackBerry. Click for details...

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Qualcomm details how the Snapdragon processors improve low-light photos and video

Qualcomm has detailed in a new blog post how the company is able to assist in improving low-light photos and video. Over the past year, we've seen smartphone cameras improve quickly, and behind many of the best smartphones is Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, which actually assists in the pictures. The processor is able to detect dark spots, brighten them, clean up the noise, and deliver the...

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Camera++ adds automatically created subfolders and bug fixes in v3.3.0

Camera++ adds automatically created subfolders and bug fixes in v3.3.0

With the holiday season approaching, being able to capture the perfect shot of friends and family is always important. We have seen several native applications over the years for users to adjust, tweak, and configure their images to save those precious moments or share on their social networks. Camera++ is one such popular application that allows users to exercise more control over how an image...

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EE wants to help customers block intrusive adverts on smartphones

EE wants to help customers block intrusive adverts on smartphones

No one likes adverts, but they do help fund various services and online properties (including Mobile Nations!). While many see them as a way to support the content they enjoy, there are times when adverts can be intrusive or downright obstructive, especially on mobile. UK mobile operator EE is stepping in to lend customers a hand. The mobile network is looking into technology that will allow...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Signal

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Signal

If you missed BerryFlow live this week, you'll want to make sure you catch the audio or video replay. This week, in addition to our usual discussion surrounding the weeks BlackBerry news, we were joined by Sean Silcoff ‎Co-Author, Losing the Signal to discuss some of the history and future of BlackBerry. Also, make sure you check our contest at the bottom of this post. Topics John Chen...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Launching, relaunching, unlaunching

Mobile Nations Weekly: Launching, relaunching, unlaunching

Last minute releases, last minute pull backs. As the holiday season kicks into full gear, things are getting hectic as last minute launches flow out the door. Microsoft's long-awaited new Windows Mobile flagship finally arrived in the form of the Lumia 950, a 5.2-inch Quad HD hexa-core 20MP beast of a phone. And it's even beastlier brother, the 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL is due a week later. While...

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BlackBerry Password Keeper for Priv

One of the few preloaded BlackBerry Priv apps is BlackBerry Password Keeper, which allows you to keep all of your passwords, login information, and important records safe and secure and BlackBerry has now pushed the latest update for it through to Google Play. As noted in the change log, it's just a small update to address some bugs and improve upon the user experience, so there are no huge...

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What enterprises and developers need to now about Priv

If you missed out on the 'what enterprises and developers need to know about Priv' webcast that took place on November 17, you can now watch the replay at your leisure. The webcast was aimed at developers and those who work for enterprise companies detailing what enterprises and developers need to know about the Priv by BlackBerry. This webcast covered the following topics: Get an overview...

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ReadItNow! update syncs renamed tags, supports QBrowser Pro and more!

ReadItNow! update syncs renamed tags, supports QBrowser Pro and more!

There goes an update to my favorite app, again. I'm really glad we have some dedicated developers. ReadItNow! is an app that has been around for a long time and it's nice to see that it is still receiving updates which do not just bring bug fixes but also new features. This update brings a few new things as well as your usual improvements. If you have not heard of ReadItNow! before, it is a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 20, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 11/20/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! My, what a busy week this has been. From the latest news and apps, to all the BlackBerry Priv help and how-to guides hitting the front page, where to begin? We kicked things off with another edition of the BerryFlow Upstream Podcast, saw John Chen discuss the Priv's role in BlackBerry's future, and even painfully watched as the Priv endured a brutal durability test....

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Sign up now for an extra gig of data from Verizon for two months

Verizon is offering an extra gig of data for two months

Verizon is running a new promotion that scores you an extra gig of data on your current plan for this billing cycle and the next one, and all you have to do is click a link. That's right, all you have to do is sign into your account through Verizon's promotional page, and you get the extra gig of data added to your account for this and next billing cycle. This is just part of Verizon's '...

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The UE BOOM is on sale for just $99 at Best Buy

Save big on the UE BOOM at Best Buy

Best Buy has slashed the price of the UE BOOM Bluetooth speaker in half, making it only $99 right now. This Bluetooth speaker combines great sound, portability and durability all in one great looking package. Being water-resistant, you can use the UE BOOM by the pool, in the rain or anywhere you may want to without worrying about it getting ruined. Pairing two of these speakers together...

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iGrann squashes a few bugs and expands emoji support in latest update

iGrann

If your Instagram app of choice is iGrann or iGrann Pro, you're going to want to fire up BlackBerry World. The latest update available right now has quite a few fixes for some notable issues with notifications in the Hub as well as Instagram login. If that's not enough for you, there's also added emoji support so that they can be used across all input fields. Fix for Hub, News and...

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Tips and tricks to extend your BlackBerry Priv battery life!

PRIV battery

Though the BlackBerry Priv comes loaded with a 3410 mAh battery rated for up to 22.5 hours of mixed usage and should get most folks through their day with ease, there is certainly going to be times where it's simply not going to be enough for any number of reasons. Luckily, the options for extending battery life on the BlackBerry Priv are pretty extensive through the OS, and when coupled with...

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Box sign in bug affecting Priv owners has now been fixed

Box sign in bug affecting Priv owners has now been fixed

As we mentioned a few days ago, new BlackBerry Priv owners looking to sign into their Box account were met with a few errors within the app. Luckily, Box was already aware of the issue and were working on a solution for the bug and now have put that bug fix in place. Priv owners can, once again, download the app from the Google Play Store and sign into Box as per normal. If you already have...

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Pacuwi is offering big savings at Amazon

Accessory maker Pacuwi is offering some big savings on its Bluetooth headphones and portable speaker, dropping the prices down to just $14 and $19 respectively. To get the full savings on the headphones, you'll need to use the coupon code ZS5MDZYR, and for the speaker 3REW5WIC. The headphones are a standard set of sport-style Bluetooth headphones, but they also feature noise cancellation, which...

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BlackBerry Priv gets scratched, burnt, and bent in durability test!

BlackBerry Priv gets scratched, burnt, and bent in durability test!

Been wondering just how durable the BlackBerry Priv is? Me too. But there's no damn way I'm putting my Priv through any torture tests to find out. Luckily, I don't have to though as YouTuber JerryRigEverything has taken one for the team and ran one through the gamut of tests including scratching it, burning it and of course, the ever so popular now bend test. The video is downright cringe-...

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