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AT&T has agreed to pay a total of $105 million to settle claims that the wireless carrier "billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services." The settlement was jointly announced by the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. In their statement, the FCC said it was the largest enforcement action...

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BlackBerry Passport now available through Expansys USA

BlackBerry Passport

Anyone hunting for somewhere to pick up a BlackBerry Passport should check out Expansys, as their U.S. arm has just announced availability. Considering ShopBlackBerry is out of stock, you may want to snag one before they run out. For those unfamiliar, the Passport is BlackBerry's distinctly wide high-end device with a touch-sensitive physical keyboard and an extremely sharp square screen. We...

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Facebook for BlackBerry 10 gets updated in BlackBerry World

Facebook BB10

Jumping into BlackBerry World today I discovered an update for Facebook ready to be installed. This was on my Z30 where it was showing as version 10.4.21.2. I then did the same on my Passport, but this version is 10.4.30.2. Just to confuse things even more there isn't a changelog for this one so all I can say is that if you like to keep up to date with new versions then go and grab it....

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Beautifully crafted leather holsters for BlackBerry Q10 are marked down 53% today!

Beautifully crafted leather holsters for BlackBerry Q10 are marked down 53% today!

The stylish CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case 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 scratches at the same time.

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French frozen food company Picard migrates to BlackBerry 10

Picard

A great piece of BlackBerry 10 news has come out of France today with BlackBerry announcing yet another large organization is making the commitment to BES10 (BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10). Picard is France's largest frozen food retailer and although we don't yet know how many BlackBerry 10 devices they will be rolling out to their staff I would imagine it must be a considerable quantity...

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InstaVenue HD gets updated with BlackBerry Passport support

InstaVenue HD

InstaVenue HD has been a firm favorite BlackBerry 10 app of mine ever since it became available back in October 2013. For users who don't want to be without it when you pick up a BlackBerry Passport you now have no fear as the developer has tweaked things and this latest update brings full Passport support to the app. If you've not familiar with InstaVenue HD it's a fantastic way of taking...

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Amazon's payment gateway lets Indian buyers shop with confidence

Amazon

After launching its payment gateway in the US last year, Amazon is bringing the feature to Indian retailers. Through the service, customers will be able to pay for digital goods on several merchant sites using credit card information stored within their Amazon accounts. The service is expected to launch on merchant sites later this month. In addition to benefitting consumers, Pay with Amazon...

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BlackBerry 10.3 remembers your open applications even after a reboot

BlackBerry 10.3

With any new release of an operating system it's the big new features that normally get all the attention and that's perfectly understandable. However, it's also the little improvements that help the whole experience and BlackBerry 10.3 has plenty of those. One that's stuck out for me happens after you restart your BlackBerry. Cleverly, the device remembers what applications you had open as...

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BlackBerry users are still very much using WhatsApp, alongside BBM

WhatsApp

A short while back we threw a poll out that asked are you still using WhatsApp now that BBM is on all major mobile platforms? As I stated then, I'm not a massive fan of the app, although it does work seamlessly on BlackBerry 10, however I continue to use it as I have a few buddies that use it on their iPhones. The results were slightly more WhatsApp friendly than I expected to be honest. As...

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MindLink announces strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry

MindLink announces strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry

MindLink, developer of secure, integrated Enterprise Group Chat applications built for Microsoft Lync, has now announced a new strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry. Starting today, MindLink joins the BlackBerry Enterprise ISV Reseller Program, which enables the company's group chat app to be distributed internationally by BlackBerry sales teams. "This agreement signifies an...

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Twittly updated to v0.2.700.1 - Brings full BlackBerry Passport support!

A while back we let you all know of a new Twitter client coming from Nemory Studios called Twittly that was available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and since then the app has grown rather significantly and gained quite a few users along the way. We haven't been tracking EVERY beta update but rather sticking to the large updates and letting folks know when they arrive. In the case of the latest...

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Hue Companion for BlackBerry 10 updated with NFC control and more!

If you have a set of Philips Hue lights in your home or elsewhere, you might have already spotted Hue Companion for BlackBerry 10 in BlackBerry World. It's a feature packed native app that allows you to control your Hue lights directly from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone and now thanks to a new update filtering through BlackBerry World, it offers even further integration with the addition of...

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Web Design Cheat Sheet updated to support the BlackBerry Passport and 10.3

One of my favorite reference apps has just received an update. Web Design Cheat Sheet hasn't seen an update for several months but before then the developer had been working hard to bring all the sections up and running. It's a very comprehensive reference app for those who are learning about web design. There is a section for HTML, CSS and Javascript. The app has just been updated to v3.3 and...

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Alec Saunders

BlackBerry's Alec Saunders has announced his departure from the company sometime between now and November 3. We don't normally harp on outgoing BlackBerry staff, but Alec Saunders was a high profile guy who figured largely in many important launches. Prior to taking on the role of VP of Cloud Businesses and heading up Project Ion, BlackBerry's play into the Internet of Things space, Saunders...

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Don't freak out, but BlackBerry Rapid Wall Chargers for PlayBook are 79% off today!

You heard right! These compact OEM travel chargers for your BlackBerry PlayBook are only $14.95 today. The cable reaches 3 feet in length, ideal for just about any use, indoors or out. Supplies are limited though, so be sure to get yours while they last!

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BlackBerry Passport launched in Hong Kong

BlackBerry Passport launched in Hong Kong

If you live in Hong Kong and have patiently been awaiting the arrival of the BlackBerry Passport, your wait is over. The device has now officially been announced at a launch event held earlier today and is available for ordering across several ordering channels of HKT such as CSL and 1010 with a suggested retail price of $6288 HKD. Nice to see the Passport roll out so quickly to all the...

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Here's how you disassemble a BlackBerry Passport

Here's how you disassemble a BlackBerry Passport

If for whatever reason you're looking to tear apart your brand new BlackBerry Passport, there's now a new video that will help you along. The folks over at BlackBerryVietNamForum have tore down a BlackBerry Passport to get a closer at look how it was all put together. It's certainly not as meticulous as an iFixIt teardown but it should serve the intended purpose if you are really needing to get...

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Funkoi hosting super October giveaway - TunnelX, Kiwi Wonder and Alpha Zero all free!

Funkoi makes some of the best games on BlackBerry 10 and for the month of October they're hosting a super October giveaway in BlackBerry World. The giveaway consists of three of their best games, so it's a deal you're going to want to take advantage of if you don't already own them. TunnelX - Try your luck in the most brutal challenge of them all, the Tunnel X. Avoid the laser obstacles and...

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BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition spotted looking luxurious

BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition spotted looking luxurious

We've all seen the piano black and porcelain white version of the BlackBerry Passport, which are both great looking devices. Then we saw an all black version appear and as we know from previous device launches, it was only a matter of time before we saw one pampered in gold, be it directly from BlackBerry or a third-party. As it turns out, we didn't have to wait all that long at all as one...

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