Torontonians have lots of love for BlackBerry

Torontonians have lots of love for BlackBerry

While BlackBerry CEO John Chen was busy talking to the Jakarta Post about sales of the BlackBerry Z3, profits for BlackBerry and the possibility of launching phablets if the market calls for it, some interesting news from BlackBerry's homebase of Canada also came through. According to iQmetrix, who provides retail management software for the North American wireless industry there's a lot of...

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Best BlackBerry apps for hitting the gym and lifting weights

Best BlackBerry apps for hitting the gym and lifting weights

Mobile Fitness continues all throughout June; hopefully you've decided to jump aboard and have kept working towards your fitness goals. If you're trying to lose weight, make sure you also build your muscle mass. You'll help yourself burn more calories by increasing your metabolic rate. You'll also strengthen your connective tissues. I could go on, but instead, we present you with a list of the...

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The TV Show 4: That English Guy

The TV Show 4: That English Guy

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching in your living room or streaming to your phone and tablet, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode special guest Guy English joins Dave and Rene to talk about the Mad Men mid-season finale. Also 24 a bunch of cross-references, and season 3 of Sherlock...

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A wonderful weekend of CrackBerry fun at the Canadian Grand Prix!

A wonderful weekend of CrackBerry fun at the Canadian Grand Prix!

What an AWESOME weekend!! The 2014 Canadian Grand Prix is now racing history, and what a race it was. I can't help but think maybe the CrackBerry team's presence brought a bit of bad luck, as for the first time this year the Mercedes F1 Team — who is sponsored by BlackBerry — was not at the top of the podium on Sunday afternoon. That said, it was easily the most exciting race of the season and...

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MEGA for BlackBerry 10 updated with performance and security improvements

If you're making use of the MEGA cloud storage app on BlackBerry 10 you'll want to open up BlackBerry World and grab the latest release available. Although the change log is small, v1.0.1601.0 does add performance and security improvements which pretty much everyone can appreciate. The update started rolling out yesterday, so everyone should be seeing it available now in BlackBerry World with...

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ZTE has hired former BlackBerry engineers to help develop new smartphones

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A new report from the Wall Street Journal says China-based ZTE has already hired a number of former BlackBerry employees, and could hire more team members from the company in the coming months. The report says that ZTE has specifically brought in new employees who have previously worked at BlackBerry as senior engineers. They will apparently help develop new hardware products for ZTE, It...

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Nemory Studios offers up Ober, a native Uber client for BlackBerry 10

Nemory Studios offers up Ober, a native Uber client for BlackBerry 10

If you've fired up the BlackBerry Beta Zone today, you may have already spotted the latest app from Nemory Studios. It goes by the name Ober and serves as a hybrid native and web app for the Uber taxi service. Sadly, (or perhaps thankfully?) I don't live in an area which Uber is available so I wasn't able to fully give it a go but if you happen to frequent using Uber, maybe this is the app you'...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, buy the CrackBerry Leather Holster for BlackBerry Z10 and get 57% off the list price! The stylish CrackBerry branded Leather Holster is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and...

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MLB.com At Bat 14 for BlackBerry 10 gets a hefty price drop

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What I know about baseball I could write on the back of a postage stamp. But I do know a bargain when I see one and for you BlackBerry 10 baseball fans that have been put off MLB.com At Bat 14 because of it's high price you may now want to reconsider? Up until Fathers Day (June 15th) the game has a whopping $10 of it's regular price - bringing it down to just $6.99. Sure, that's still not...

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Play along with the World Cup using Football Challenge for BlackBerry 10

Football Challenge

With the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Brazil this week you football (soccer) fans can enjoy playing along with the tournament on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone thanks to Football Challenge. The idea of the game is to predict the results of each match and this can be done by choosing the winning team - get it correct and you score points. From the homescreen you'll see news at the top of the...

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Smart Watch Companion reaches version 2.0 and goes headless

Smart Watch Companion reaches version 2.0 and goes headless

As a Pebble owner and BlackBerry 10 user, the choices are limited when it comes to compatible applications. However, that doesn't mean the ones currently available don't deliver outstanding functionality for the platform. One such application is Smart Watch Companion. For those following it's progress, this handy, jack of all trades, utility application has come a long way since it's original...

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500 free copies of Web Splitter for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

Web Splitter

We first took a look at Web Splitter for BlackBerry 10 back in early 2013 and for a browser it sure is unique. If you missed our initial hands on with the app it's much as the name suggests where you can have two web pages open on the same screen - clever. As a gesture of good will the developer of Web Splitter is giving away 500 copies of the app for free. All you need to do is find it in...

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Nico

Within the Formula 1 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team organization, there are BlackBerry devices all over the place. Hundreds of team members use them to communicate on a daily basis, and the 60+ team members that travel the globe during the season really put their devices to the ultimate test. BlackBerry helps to give them a solid ground of communication and security whether at home or...

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EE to consider terminating its relationship with Carphone Warehouse

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EE is looking to pull out of its partnership with Carphone Warehouse, with a decision to be reached following a review of its consumer retail strategy. Should the largest mobile operator in the UK terminate dealings with the retailer, it will be a sizeable blow leaving just O2 and Vodafone as viable options through Carphone Warehouse. The move would see EE deal directly with consumers,...

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The BlackBerry Bold 9900 makes a return to ShopBlackBerry in North America

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Here's an odd one - The good old BlackBerry Bold 9900 has appeared once again in ShopBlackBerry. Currently the device is available for pre-order only, with shipments expected to be despatched around June 18th. Don't get me wrong - the 9900 was an awesome powerhouse for those of us that wanted the best communication device on the market, but that was a few years back. Where I find things a...

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Test your racing skills as Colin McRae Rally launches for BlackBerry 10

Colin McRae

Over the weekend an old classic skidded into BlackBerry World - Colin McRae Rally. This one brings back memories from many years ago when I first had a PlayStation and would spend hours trying to beat the clock on all the different rally tracks around the world. If you are an all touch BlackBerry 10 user you'll be able to have the same experience with you wherever you go. Priced at $2.99/£2.00...

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout teaser trailer released - Will it come to BlackBerry 10?

When it comes to action packed combat games you can't really get better than the Modern Combat series. Gameloft have released the above teaser trailer for the game and as you would expect, it looks absolutely amazing. The only downside I noticed is that at the end of the movie it shows the icons for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Now I know that Gameloft have been very pro BlackBerry 10 in...

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Phone Tap for BlackBerry 10 goes on sale

Phone Tap for BlackBerry 10 goes on sale

Phone Tap is an app we have looked at before here on CrackBerry. It is an app that allows you to record phone calls on your BlackBerry 10 device. But it can also act as a voice recorder too and since it runs headless, you can set a trigger button to quickly record things. If you had been holding off on trying it out perhaps now you can take a lot as it goes on sale. From today and the next two...

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Best Running Apps

Earlier this week we highlighted the best running apps on Windows Phone, iOS, Android and BlackBerry. All month we'll be looking at the top apps across a variety of categories related to fitness. Why? It's #MobileFit month! We're exploring the intersection of a healthy lifestyle and technology. When we posted those top rated running apps, we also included a poll for the various communities to...

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Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

Hold onto your headphones. Google is apparently in talks to buy the popular free music streaming and recommendation service Songza. Founded in late 2007, Songza has built up over 5.5 million active users. Google's own Larry Page is allegedly leading the charge to acquire Songza for $15 million. In the world of free music streaming, Songza has set itself apart by offering up curated playlists...

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