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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ZEN & TECH 67: How to get and stay motivated for #mobilefit

ZEN & TECH 67: How to get and stay motivated for #mobilefit

ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering our inner geeks and using technology to help reduce stress and live better connected lives. In today's episode, it's #mobilefit month at Mobile Nations so Georgia and Rene talk all about getting and staying motivated. Whether it's for a new exercise problem, nutrition, or anything else, we have tech and tips for...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 6, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for June 6, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry readers. The first of week of #MobileFit Month is coming to a close and already our sites and forums are buzzing with helpful posts, workouts, food choices, and, of course, the FitBit Challenge! How did I start my fitness routine? By ditching my MetroCard and walking to and from work without relying on the subway. Now back to the fun stuff and checking out all of the picks I...

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New Jumping Jacks sticker pack arrives in the BBM Shop

BBM Stickers

Just a quick heads up that if you are into your BBM stickers then you may want to start the weekend off by downloading the latest edition - Jumping Jacks, which have been designed by Amelie Wentrup Alptun. Amelie is a swedish virtual artist whose love for design spans from crazy illustrations to sleek user-friendly interfaces. I can't say I'm a huge fan of stickers myself, but maybe that's...

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EE in the UK roll out 4G to 15 new towns - with donkeys!

EE

Good news for you folk in the UK that use EE as your network of choice. Today see's the countries largest carrier announce their 4G service in 15 new towns - including - Gateshead, Birkenhead, East Grinstead, Leighton Buzzard, Wallasey, South Shields, Wakefield, Coatbridge, Lisburn, Bangor (NI), Newtownards, Omagh, Port Talbot and Neath. This follows the recent announcement that EE is expanding...

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HSBC port their Android banking app over to BlackBerry 10

HSBC

The HSBC mobile banking app is a little late to the BlackBerry 10 party but better late than never. Unfortunately for UK customers it is an Android port and not native, but from experience with other similar applications I'm sure it works just fine. Not being an HSBC customer I can't test this one out but I did download it from BlackBerry World just because I could. Main features of the HSBC...

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BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2015 results on June 19

BlackBerry

Mark your calendars for June 19. That's the day BlackBerry has set to announce their fiscal 2015 results for the first quarter. The first financial quarter for BlackBerry just ended last week, on May 31. BlackBerry reported their fourth quarter and year-end results for fiscal 2014 in late-March. They reported a balance of $2.7B at the end of that quarter (compared to $3.2B the previous...

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Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a car kit for your BlackBerry!

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a car kit for your BlackBerry!

Planning a summer road trip? We have just the thing for you to take along — a car kit for your BlackBerry! While on the road you can use your phone up front for navigation, or even keep the kids occupied in the back seat. There are plenty of great uses for your BlackBerry in the car, so why not have new car mount to call your own? We have plenty of options available at ShopCrackBerry for all of...

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Updatein Places gets a new name, bug fixes and more in latest update

Updatein Places gets a new name, bug fixes and more in latest update

We've previously covered the location based search app Updatein Places and how it offers a quick way to locate nearby restaurants, banks, shopping malls, or any other nearby places you need to find directions or details on. As the application has grown the team behind this application to change the name to better reflect how it is currently being used. That being said, they have rebranded the...

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How to get Instagram on your BlackBerry Z3

Instagram

Instagram has to be the biggest photo sharing/social media app out there at the moment. Although we don't have a native BlackBerry 10 version yet, thanks to OS 10.2.1 it's real easy to install Instagram on your BlackBerry Z3. You may notice in the image above that I used my Z30 for the photo. The only reason I did this is that getting Instagram onto your Z3 is done just the same with all other...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger and save 53% off the list price! Charge two BlackBerry devices on the go, simultaneously! This compact charger charges your BlackBerry smartphone up to twice as fast, and is also compatible with your BlackBerry PlayBook and most micro-USB Bluetooth headsets. List Price: $29.99   Today Only: $13.95 Learn More and Buy...

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Three UK add five more countries to their 'Feel at Home' service - eliminating roaming charges

Roaming charges have historically been a pain in the butt - with the majority of carriers worldwide ripping off us consumers when we go on holiday or travel overseas for business. Three's 'Feel at Home' service has been up and running for some time now with an array of countries on the list where customers can use their standard UK plan in other countries without incurring roaming charges....

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New version of Snap2Chat now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Snap2Chat Beta

For you BlackBerry 10 users that like to SnapChat with your buddies on other platforms you'll be pleased to hear that the third party app Snap2Chat has received a wee update over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. The changes are not huge, but more of a fixing update for users - which suits me just fine. These include: Removed headless notifications (stopped and running - not the entire headless...

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BBM Channel Chat vs. Twitter

BBM Channel Chat

I'm starting to become a pro at BBM Channel Chats! I have now completed four regularly-scheduled BBM Channel Chats. My Channel Chat is set to turn on automatically every Monday and Wednesday at 1:30pm ET / 6:30pm GMT for thirty minutes. Last week I reminded people that the chats were going to take place, which made for a BIG turnout each session and made things CRAZY for me to manage (read my...

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Double your number, double your fun with Double Up, an addictive strategy game

Double your number, double your fun with Double Up, an addictive strategy game

If the title of this game sounds familiar, don't worry you are correct in that assumption. For those of you who follow our Weekend Coder series these articles are dedicated to providing useful information to native developers. One of the examples used for demonstrating a native UI/UX was for a number puzzle game called Double Up. While this may have been inspired by "Threes" and "2048" by no...

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Why you should buy a fitness tracker

Fitbit One with Android app

It's #MobileFit Month here at Mobile Nations, and that means we're looking at all of the best devices to get you fit and healthy. A big part of that group is of course, fitness trackers. There are people who like to exercise and those who avoid exercise at all costs. The exercising group may be more willing to strap on a fitness tracker, however we'd argue that those who avoid exercise are the...

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I love Story Maker on BlackBerry 10! Have you put it to use yet?

I love Story Maker on BlackBerry 10! Have you put it to use yet?

I'll be on honest. Before June 1st, I had never really used the Story Maker app on BlackBerry 10. That's not to say I had never opened the app before. I absolutely became familiar with Story Maker when BB10 launched. I made a few quick throw away videos from clips and photos on my phone, just so I knew how it all worked, and I've spent some time in the app since monkeying around with it so if...

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Should BlackBerry bring back Unite as a multi-platform management tool?

Parental Controls

Several years ago BlackBerry started a secret project to bring BES-like features to families. This was way back when the iPhone didn't even have copy and paste yet, the iPad didn't exist and Android had next to no market share. BlackBerry was still king of the smartphone world so the idea of going cross-platform wasn't terribly important yet. BlackBerry Unite offered families a way to install...

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