Looking for a totally useless but fun app for your brand new Priv? Then you need to pick up Slider Sound from the Google Play Store. Slider Sound is a Priv specific app that allows you to play sounds when you slide your BlackBerry Priv keyboard open or closed. You can use the included sounds, which are pretty cliche (Gong, Whip Crack & Fart) or simply pick from any of your personal MP3...

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Get started with Sonos with this Play:1 two-room kit for $349 at Amazon

Grab a Sonos Play:1 2-room starter set for $349

Sonos has brought back its 2-room Starter Kit, which saves you $50 on the purchase of two Play:1 speakers. The kit, which is priced at $349, is perfect for anyone. Whether you are looking to get started with Sonos in your home, or are looking to add a few more speakers to an existing set-up, you can save some money on doing so. You can grab the Play:1 in either white or black, depending on...

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BlackBerry named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

BlackBerry named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

Thomson Reuters has placed BlackBerry on its list of 2015 Top Global Innovators. The list awards companies for economic growth and success, with the companies on this list seen by Reuters as innovators in various fields. From BlackBerry: According to the report, The 2015 Top Global Innovators: Generated more than 429 trillion (in local currency) in revenue, and Invested more than...

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Save up to 60% on select PNY memory cards and power banks at Amazon

PNY microSD card

Amazon is currently hosting a deal that saves you up to 60% on select PNY products. Included in this deal is incredible savings on microSD cards, USB flash drives, full sized SD cards, and even portable power banks to keep you charged on the go. Here are some of the deals: microSD cards: 32GB Turbo Performance PNY microSD - $9.99 64GB Turbo Performance PNY microSD - $18.99 128GB Turbo...

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BlackBerry is 'on a comeback' according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere

T-Mobile CEO says BlackBerry is 'on a comeback'

In a recent interview with CNET, T-Mobile CEO John Legere stated that he believes that BlackBerry is 'on a comeback' when asked his thoughts on the company. The spat between BlackBerry and T-Mobile was resolved when the John Chen and Legere made up, and T-Mobile began to sell the BlackBerry Classic to its customers. While T-Mobile has not yet announced that it would offer the recently-released...

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BlackBerry Priv now available at Carphone Warehouse

The BlackBerry Priv is now officially available from Carphone Warehouse, and you can pick one up for £559 SIM free. For those looking to pick one up on contract, Vodafone is offering the Priv with 6GB of data each month for £59 upfront and £39 a month, which is only £12 a month more than just the cost of a SIM only plan with the same data allowance. The BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch dual...

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Amazon Prime

Amazon has a pretty sweet deal for the UK this week. Starting yesterday, the online retailer is selling Prime membership for just £59, a full savings of £20. This membership not only offers free next-day delivery on select items, but also access to a variety of additional services. If you're still on the hunt for presents and gifts for this holiday season, you may want to check out this deal...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: iPad Pro on the scene

Mobile Nations Weekly: iPad Pro on the scene

Really big news this week: the iPad Pro is here and, well, it's really big. We're hitting that point in the year where we're running up against the holidays, which means manufacturers are running out of time to get their latest wares out. So we're looking at the last launches of the season: the Apple iPad Pro this week and the Microsoft Lumia 950 next week. Oh, and TAG Heuer launched a new...

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Skype offering free calls to France following violence in Paris

Skype offering free calls to France following violence in Paris

In addition to cellular carriers waiving fees for international calls, Skype has announced that it will be making calls to landlines and mobile phones in France free for a few days. This move follows attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night. From Skype: In light of the devastating events that have taken place in Paris, we want to help people stay in touch with friends, family and...

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Sprint, Verizon offer free calls to France following attacks in Paris

Sprint, Verizon offer free calls to France following attacks in Paris

Following Friday's attacks in Paris, both Sprint and Verizon are helping customers stay in touch with friends and family in France, in many cases waiving their fees for SMS and international calls placed to France. Sprint is waiving its international long distance, roaming, and SMS charges until a later date, at this time still undetermined. This waiver applies to all Sprint, Boost, and...

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Aukey's rugged Bluetooth speaker is just $20 at Amazon

Aukey outdoor speaker

Aukey is offering its rugged Bluetooth speaker for just $20 with the use of coupon code 2CZVR5JH at Amazon, a big savings from the original $60 price point. This speaker has a rugged design, and is great for outdoors or even in the shower. It's IPX4 certified, so you'll be able to use it in the rain or at the beach. If you're looking for a way to make the music from your smartphone louder, you...

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BlackBerry releases a Priv emulator for Android developers

BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv is one of the few Android-based smartphones with a hardware keyboard. That means most developers are not used to creating apps that use such a feature. Now BlackBerry has solved this problem by offering a Priv hardware emulator to those developers. BlackBerry says: You can add a skin to the Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager in the Android Studio SDK so that you...

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Proximity Photos update brings integration with other apps, new translations and more

Proximity Photos is an app that lets you discover places around you through photos taken by other people. It pulls publicly shared photos from Flickr and will contain any notes left by the person that shared the photo. We took a quick look at the app previously and it's a great way of discovering new things and places in unknown places. Today, the app sees an update with some new features, as...

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500 free copies of Camera Organizer available to download

500 free copies of Camera Organizer available to download

We first mentioned this nifty app in one of our Weekly Roundup articles. Camera Organizer is an app that allows you to manage better the photos you take on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. At the moment, all photos you take will save on to the camera folder on your device (or SD card if you prefer). Even videos you shoot go in there. What Camera Organizer does it give you the choice of saving it...

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BlackBerry's SecuSUITE for Enterprise offers businesses encrypted voice chat

BlackBerry

BlackBerry has announced plans to release the SecuSUITE for Enterprise app for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android platforms later in November. The VoIP app has been made for business customers who want to have more secure voice and text chats. BlackBerry says: By using SecuSUITE for Enterprise, company employees will be able to conduct secure conversations worldwide and, if required, over a...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 13, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 11/13/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Not only have we come to the end of the week, but it's Friday the 13th to boot. However, all sorts of good things have been going on this past week since the Priv officially launched last week. Writers and editors at CrackBerry and Android Central have been working nonstop to bring you the latest News, Help, How-To & Tips, and everything else there is to know about...

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BlackBerry has released a big update for its Enterprise Software Platform, which adds support for the recently-released Windows 10, secure calling and text messaging and more. The changes, which are available across various platforms, build upon BlackBerry's leadership in enterprise management, and bring even more security to users. Some of the big changes include: Comprehensive multi-OS EMM...

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Amazon can now deliver groceries in the UK

Amazon

Amazon has announced the launch of Pantry, the online retailer's grocery delivery service in the UK. Competing against supermarkets and not contempt with just rolling out similar service trials in the UK alone, Amazon will now be able to deliver everyday essentials straight to your door. Exclusive to Prime members, Amazon Pantry offers low prices on more than 4,000 essentials, including food...

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WhatsApp

Although the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been a little wonky the past few days, that hasn't stopped WhatsApp from uploading a new beta release. This time around the change log isn't exactly huge, but it offers some improvements that will need to be tested before fully being rolled out. Updated set of emoji and emoji picker categories (Note: Not all new emoji are currently supported on all...

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