Facebook is the CrackBerry reader's social network of choice

Social Networks

A wee while ago we asked the CrackBerry nation which social network you use most on your BlackBerry. As I suspected, the two main contenders were Facebook and Twitter and frankly I had no idea which way this one was going to sway.  But it was Facebook that was the clear winner - not by a lot, but an extra 12% over Twitter. What does this result tell us about us BlackBerry 10 users? From where...

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BlackBerry to Announce Year-End and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results on Friday, March 28th, 2014

BlackBerry will hold their next earnings call on Friday, March 28th to announce their year-end and fourth quarter 2014 results. The call will take place at 8am ET and will be available for anyone and everyone to listen in. We'll fire up the ol' podcast line after the call to discuss what goes down, so make sure you mark the date! Press Release BlackBerry to Announce Year-End and Fourth...

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How to add custom contact settings in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Custom Contacts

Customization is one feature that BlackBerry has always excelled at - from legacy devices all the way to the current day and BlackBerry 10. Customizing contacts is a prime example. I'll be honest and say that I don't use it for many of my contacts, but for a certain few it's nice to have a unique ringtone or message tone for when they get in touch so you know who it is without even having to...

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It might not run BBM but the new Neato BotVac is powered by QNX

It might not run BBM but the new Neato BotVac is powered by QNX

I have to admit, this is probably the last thing I thought I would be writing about on a Friday but alas, we all know QNX powers a lot of stuff in this world so I suppose it comes as no real surprise. Neato Robotics, a robotics company located in Newark, California, has chosen the QNX Neutrino operating system as the software platform for the new Neato BotVac series of robot vacuums due to its...

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The Elements puts the periodic table right on your BlackBerry

The Elements puts the periodic table right on your BlackBerry

For anyone interested in having the periodic table available for reference on their BlackBerry 10 device may want to take a look at The Elements — a simple, dynamic periodic table created in Cascades. It is nicely laid out and you can view the periodic table in two color-coded categories - Groups or Blocks. You can tap into an element to get more information such as group, period, density,...

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The top cases for the BlackBerry Z10

The top cases for the BlackBerry Z10

With all of the BlackBerry cases currently available on the market and the range that they encompass, it is quite a challenge choosing the right one for you. There are those that are geared for style, ones aimed solely at protection, and others which are a balance of both. As someone who is addicted to cases and abhors the thought of using my device naked, I’ve gone through more than my fair...

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Security and privacy are an integral part of BBM and always will be

With all the different messaging systems out there nowadays and the understandably rising concerns of security and privacy given all the breaches lately, the folks at BlackBerry have decided to highlight all the various security and privacy features built into BBM so as to better inform customers how things operate, even covering BBM on Android and iOS. BBM has always put security at the...

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ShopCrackBerry Sale: Save Some Green for St. Patrick's Day!

ShopCrackBerry Sale: Save Some Green for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patricks Day is only a few days off and you'll probably be taking the weekend to celebrate. Before you do, be sure to swing by ShopCrackBerry where you can save some green — 20% to be exact — on all BlackBerry accessories, today through Wednesday. All you need to do is head to ShopCrackBerry, find some awesome accessories and then enter the code green14 at checkout. Our magical...

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HUB++ goes on a March Madness sale

HUB++ goes on a March Madness sale

Popular LED notification app HUB++ is on sale. If you've been holding out on getting it, perhaps now is the time to check it out. It has been headless for a while now and appeals a lot more to people now. It has support for BBM, WhatsApp, Skype, as well as your usual Emails, SMS and calls. You can also create custom rules too. The sale starts today, March 14th and will run until March 20th,...

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CrackBerry Asks: Are you happy with the BlackBerry 10.2.1 call screen?

BlackBerry 10 call screen

Late in 2013 when BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 first leaked we ran a poll asking if you preferred the new style call screen that was coming to BlackBerry 10. The results were not far off 50/50 so I thought we would revisit the question of whether you prefer this latest version now you've had time to get used to it (for those of you that have 10.2.1 at least).  On a personal note, I was happy with the...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Frequency Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Frequency Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Incipio Frequency Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 40% off the list price! Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY case by Incipio is crafted with shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response deco pattern, this music influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your BlackBerry Q10. List Price: $24.99   Today Only...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 14, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 14, 2014

Howdy all, it's time once again for the weekly App Roundup. Now I spent my time wisely this week rustling up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end. Food Diary by Bellotti Alessandro This freemium application allows helps you to be more conscious of what you...

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BlackBerry Kopi caught on camera once again

BlackBerry Kopi caught on camera once again

It's been a few months now since we've seen the BlackBerry Kopi, but today some more images have surfaced with another look at the unreleased device. We still don't know very much about this one, though it's said to have a removable battery and a faster processor than the BlackBerry Q5. Obviously it's got a physical keyboard as well, so it would join the ranks of the Q5 and Q10 should it ever...

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Maps

A short while back we ran a poll asking if BlackBerry users would like to see HERE Drive+ come to BlackBerry 10. The voice guided navigation software which is available for Windows Phones does a great job in comparison to BlackBerry Maps. They both get the job done but HERE Now+ offers more and from experience it's a little more precise when finding a location by road and house number.  If...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.2228 autoloaders now available for download

As you may or may not know by now, T-Mobile has gone ahead and released BlackBerry 10.2.1 today. But to be more specific, it's actually OS 10.2.1.2228. That's a higher OS release than some of the other carriers that have already released 10.2.1 and while that might not be a big deal for most folks, if you're fully into running the latest and greatest OS on your device you can now download the...

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Cloudee arrives on BlackBerry 10, offers quick file and screenshot sharing

Although it's a bit of a niche app, CloudApp is great for sharing files and screenshots on your computer but if you're looking for something that integrates with your BlackBerry 10 device there is now a solution. Cloudee for BlackBerry 10 has been released by Kisai Labs and and offers a native experience for CloudApp. Although it won't replace Box or Dropbox for you, it does have plenty of uses...

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Another Android beauty - Mad Skills Motocross 2 on BlackBerry 10

Mad Skills Motocross 2

Time for some racing action with Mad Skills Motocross 2. This is another great game that you won't find in BlackBerry World as it's an Android one but you can grab it from Snap (instructions at the base of the page) as long as you are running BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.  As you will see from the video, I used my Z30 to initially play the game. The good news is that I've subsequently also loaded it...

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2014 Formula 1 Preview

2014 Formula 1 Preview

The 2014 Formula 1 season kicks off this weekend with the Rolex Australian Grand Prix, marking the return of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rossberg in the BlackBerry-sponsored Mercedes AMG Petronas car. This year looks to be a good one and is packed with plenty of changes that should make it an interesting one as well. Some drivers have moved around and some have moved on. There are a handful of rule...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 rolling out to T-Mobile users starting today

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 rolling out to T-Mobile users starting today

Next up in line for 10.2.1 is T-Mobile, one that we've been expecting for a few weeks now. According to our good pal Michael Clewley, T-Mobile will begin rolling out OS 10.2.1 today around 2pm ET. That means that if you're on Tmo you should see the update at some point before the day is out — we hope. Hey TMO-US users, 10.2.1 coming your way today. Should start around 2pm Eastern. — Michael...

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Keep your BlackBerry Z10 charged up while mobile with the ProClip Custom Charging Mount

Since I work from home I don’t have to drive around for long distances, but for my short drives it’s always nice to have some accessories for my BlackBerry device. One such accessory would be a car mount. I got hold of a ProClip Custom Charging Mount for the BlackBerry Z10 and gave it a whirl. How did it fair? Follow on through for my full review. The ProClip Custom Charging Suction Mount...

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