From the forums: The BlackBerry Docklet concept - A good or bad idea?

Docklet

Yep, it's concept time again, but this time with a twist. Forum member D_Gui has again been busy, although as you can see this one isn't a BlackBerry 10 smartphone. With this one we're back in tablet land so to speak. The idea with the Docklet concept is that the tablet itself doesn't have BlackBerry 10 software built in, but instead mimics your BlackBerry when you dock it.  Whether we will...

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light arrives on BlackBerry 10

Lara Croft

If you can cast your minds back to early 2012 you may remember we reviewed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Step forward to the current day and the same game has now made it's way to BlackBerry 10 smartphones - sweet.  The word on the street is that if you purchased the PlayBook version you won't need to pay out again for the BB10 edition which is priced at $1...

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Headless support and other goodies arrive on BeBuzz 10 Pro

Headless support and other goodies arrive on BeBuzz 10 Pro

The moment plenty of people have been waiting for has arrived -- BeBuzz 10 has finally gone headless. One of the more popular LED notifications, BeBuzz 10 was an app many had been wanting to go headless. BeBuzz was my favourite LED notifications app on legacy devices so perhaps I'll check it out again. I did try out BeBuzz 10 upon its initial release on BlackBerry 10 but like many other apps...

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Virgin Media BlackBerry Q5

If you're in the UK and are thinking of picking up a BlackBerry Q5 you may want to add Virgin Media into your list of possible choices. If you're an existing Virgin Media customer for TV, broadband or home phone you'll get all the tariffs at a much lower rate than non-customers.  Virgin currently have four standard tariffs and if you're happy signing up to a 24 month contract they offer...

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How to reorder accounts in the Hub on OS 10.2.1

How to reorder accounts in the Hub on OS 10.2.1

The Hub is the most important component of BlackBerry 10 as it is the central place for managing all of your accounts and communication needs. One of the ways in which it accomplishes this is organizing your accounts, albeit in a certain order in the Hub sidebar and Compact Sidebar, so you can simply swipe and access each of them or for when you just want a peek at your notifications.  As of...

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Opera Mini 8 for BlackBerry OS devices now available

Opera Mini 8 for BlackBerry OS devices now available

If you're still making use of a BlackBerry OS device and haven't upgraded to BlackBerry 10, Opera still has much love for you. Opera Mini 8 has now been released for BlackBerry OS smartphones and it brings plenty of new features to what is still one of the best browsers for BlackBerry OS. On top of a new look and feel to the app, you'll also find the following. Private browsing - Select...

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Expand your vocabulary with Word of the Day Plus

Expand your vocabulary with Word of the Day Plus

When it comes to references applications who out there doesn't want to expand their knowledge? There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve your vocabulary by learning a new word each day right from your phone. Word of the Day Plus is a simple yet painless way of learning new words and their pronunciation and accomplishes this with a fresh new look. What makes this stand out is the easy to...

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How do you use your BlackBerry 10 homescreen?

How do you use your BlackBerry 10 homescreen?

One of the topics that came up on our last podcast was around icons, folders and homescreen placement. Kevin is firm that we should be able to bottom align icons within folders — and it totally makes sense — but for some, they may like things the way they are. I'll admit that I never thought of having them bottom-aligned until he brought it up, and it's never really bothered me too much. I do...

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What are your top FIVE things you'd like to see improved on BlackBerry 10?

What are your top FIVE things you'd like to see improved on BlackBerry 10?

With new CEO John Chen at the helm of BlackBerry, it's clear that the company is closely paying attention to the feedback of their customer base. Beyond the leadership team stating this is as a fact, the announcement of the trackpad-wielding BlackBerry Q20 is clear evidence that the company is willing to make changes based on customer feedback. Following Mobile World Congress late last month,...

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Try before you buy - Globs and Gloops for BlackBerry 10 gets a free version

Globs and Gloops

You may recall we did a video review of Globs and Gloops for BlackBerry 10 a short while back. If you liked the look of the game but were not willing to part with a buck for it we bring you good news. There is now a free version in BlackBerry World, so you can try before you buy - win.  I would imagine that the free edition will only allow you to play a certain number of levels before...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Seidio SURFACE Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save over 50% off the list price! Crafted from a hard yet flexible material, the SURFACE Case provides an amazingly thin layer of protection without adding any excessive bulk. This case consists of interlocking top and bottom pieces that fit your BlackBerry Z10 snugly, and a soft touch finish provides a great feel and...

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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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