BaSA for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with copious amounts of clever additions

BASA

We first took a look at BaSA (Battery and System Analyzer) on video back in early 2014 when it was first released. Since then it has already had an update - including headless support (as long as you're running OS 10.2.1) - and now we see yet another, this time with a ton of new implementations.  Although we have the Device Monitor built into BlackBerry 10, BaSA shows a whole lot more...

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Whatsapp

Being BlackBerry users I think it's safe to say that many of us have ditched using WhatsApp since BBM went cross platform. If you are still a user you'll want to hit up BlackBerry World where you'll find version 2.11.414.2.  As you'll see below there's a few changes but most impressive is the ability to switch to a dark theme - something that is perfect for us BlackBerry 10 users. You'll need...

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The BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+ gets OS 2.1 - Better late than never

PlayBook 3G+

I've been a PlayBook user since day one, firstly on the Wi-Fi only version and then on the 3G+ when it arrived on UK shores. Unfortunately I had to ditch the 3G+ and go back to my original PlayBook due to software reasons. Once 2.1 was readily available, app developers started to release their games/apps with a minimum requirement of OS 2.1 which rendered my outdated 3G+ more or less useless...

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F1 Live24 updated just in time for the 2014 Formula One season

F1 Live24 updated just in time for the 2014 Formula One season

Just in time for the 2014 Formula One season, the F1 Live24 app for BlackBerry 10 has been updated. Sadly though, there's not much of a change log to go along with and the developers have basically summed it up as an update for the new season. In any case, if you're looking to follow along with the season then this is certainly one app you'll want to add to the mix. Now, before you ask, we're...

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Adobe Reader update for BlackBerry 10 brings enhanced PDF mobile form support

A fancy new update for Adobe Reader is now making its way through BlackBerry World. This release marked as v10.4.1.15 brings quite a few changes along for the ride with the usual bug fixes and optimizations aside. Now filling out a form is simple and reliable. Just tap the fillable field and the keyboard will appear, allowing for entry of form data. Once a fillable PDF form is entered, you...

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BlackBerry Q30 - I wouldn't mind one bit if this was it

BlackBerry Q30 - I wouldn't mind one bit if this was it

Over the past few weeks we've seen a ton of concept devices appear in our forums. So many in fact, we eventually had to give them their own forum not only because there has been so many of them but because people were getting the concept devices mixed up and thinking they were real device leaks and you know, I can see why. To this day, we still get emails asking when the BlackBerry Blade will...

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Research In Motion vs. BlackBerry - Which name is better?

Research In Motion vs. BlackBerry - Which name is better?

A few days ago, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with Bloomberg to discuss his briefings with the White House, MDM and most notable for this post, the changing of the company name from Research In Motion to BlackBerry. Chen noted he liked the name Research In Motion better but alas, was not there when the change over happened so he wasn't able to weigh the pros and cons of it all. RIM for...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 gets overhauled, brings a new look and bug fixes

Its been a while since the last update to Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 but it seems the developers have been rather busy. The latest release is now filtering through BlackBerry World and showing up on devices. It's a pretty big update as well as it not only brings a new, flatter look and feel to the app but also fixes a lot of previous bugs. Big performance improvements on the main screen....

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How to quickly add a note to BlackBerry Remember with OS 10.2.1

Note Remember

We've previously covered how quick and easy it is to update your Facebook status or send a tweet with BlackBerry 10 and the same applies for saving a note to the BlackBerry Remember application.  You don't need to open the app to do this - it's all done very cleverly from the superb search options we have built into BlackBerry 10. For us folk that like to be productive and get things done...

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Petrol Usage Tracker BlackBerry 10

Brought to use by S4BB, Petrol Usage Tracker for BlackBerry 10 smartphones won't be of use to everyone, however, if you're not a business user but would like to keep an eye on how many miles/kilometers you are getting from your car this is a great way of doing so.  The 'Built for BlackBerry' app isn't new into BlackBerry World, but I did need to point out to the developers that here in the UK...

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Check out the #TechCIT chat on Twitter this Thursday

Check out the #TechCIT chat on Twitter this Thursday

This Thursday, BlackBerry Senior Director of Enterprise Product Management, Jeff Holleran, will be taking part in the #TechCIT chat on Twitter — a session hosted by Tech Target’s SearchDataCenter.com. The Twitter chat will include IT and business leaders from companies across industries who will talk about how changes and trends impact the IT strategies of companies like Dell, VMware and...

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Track your speed with Speedometer, now updated for BlackBerry 10

Track your speed with Speedometer, now updated for BlackBerry 10

Whenever my family traveled by car, one of us usually had our smartphone mounted for taking phone calls via the Bluetooth speaker or for listening to music during the ride. Another reason was that we would run a Speedometer application to check how fast we were going. Not that we didn't already have access to the one in the dash, but it was easier to view the more engaging and informative one...

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Open Letter to BlackBerry CEO, John Chen: Software updates control your own destiny

Dear Mr. Chen, It’s been just about a year since we’ve received our first BlackBerry 10 software update that was made available about one month after the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 (not talking about the US of course). This morning, as the CrackBerry team woke up we all received links (via email, twitter and BBM) to a Thunderclap post which is the inspiration for this letter. The ask of the...

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APK Train

It seems there's a new place to download your Android apps if you are running BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 and that's apktrain.com. We've featured the likes of Snap and the Amazon Appstore a bunch of times but there's a big difference between those and APK Train.  The beauty with APK Train is that the whole process is done from the web browser on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Unlike Snap or the...

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Dear Berry: Why does a developer require certain app permissions on BlackBerry 10?

Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from ICEMAN9 who asks: Here's a question that I know many people have. When you are giving permissions to apps, what permissions are you really giving the app (ie. Shared Files, E-Mail/Pin Messages, Device ID, etc.)? What does each of these really mean? Why does the...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Holster for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Holster for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Seidio SURFACE Holster for BlackBerry Q10 and save 50% off the list price! The durable spring clip on the SURFACE Holster holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely in place, and then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches and exposure to outside elements. This holster can be worn in any one of seven different...

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Good news from down under - BES10 leading the enterprise market in Australia

Australia

The word on the street is that BES10 seems to be doing rather well down under which is nice to hear considering most of the press tend to give BlackBerry a slating. According to theaustralian.com it seems that one in five businesses with more than 20 employees are using BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 - meaning it's the number one mobile enterprise solution being used in Australia.  With...

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Buy and sell goods with Gumtree on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Buy and sell goods with Gumtree on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Around the world we have different online websites for buying and selling goods. Clearly, eBay is the most well known and global but there are a bunch of regional ones too. Here in the UK Gumtree is huge. Unlike eBay, you just list your goods or search for something to buy, contact the seller and do the deal with no fees incurred.  Although we don't have a native BlackBerry 10 version of...

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For UK BlackBerry 10 users why not check out the Met Office Android app?

Met Office

Native to BlackBerry 10 we have a vast selection of weather applications and in fact all new devices come pre-loaded with BlackBerry Weather that is powered by AccuWeather. But if you fancy a change and you're in the UK you may want to hit up the Met Office app. You won't find it in BlackBerry World though as it's an Android app, but if you're running BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 you can just install...

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Jay Z drops rhymes about his BlackBerry as he teams up with Daft Punk for ‘Computerized’

Although Jay Z has lent his name to Samsung and has often been spotted using an iPhone, he's still an old school BlackBerry user and that's pretty evident throughout his music. Dropping lines like 'Out the country but the blueberry still connect' was the norm for Jay, though that line is debatable as to whether he's talking about his BlackBerry, which early on was often referred to as a...

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