BlackBerry highlights how and why the Priv protects against rooting

BlackBerry highlights how and why the Priv protects against rooting

Ahead of the BlackBerry Priv launch, there was one question that popped up a lot in the CrackBerry Forums, and that was, how would BlackBerry handle the ability to root Android on the Priv? After all, BlackBerry is a company that has a history and reputation of building secure devices; surely they wouldn't just let their device be rooted easily, but how would they prevent it given its...

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Enter now to win a BlackBerry Priv from CrackBerry!

BlackBerry Priv

It's hard to believe that we're already a month into 2016, but sure enough here we are in February! We hope you're all having a fantastic year so far, but we thought maybe we could make it a little better for one of you. So, we're giving away another BlackBerry Priv to a lucky CrackBerry reader! There are several ways for you to enter to win this phone, so keep reading for all the details. THE...

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QNX wins Tech CARS award

BlackBerry subsidiary QNX are no strangers to winning industry awards and now that we're well into 2016 already, they've got a new year to collect some more. First up, Auto Connected Car News has calculated the votes for their Tech CARS Awards and in the category of Best Backhaul Software or Development Platform for Automakers, QNX has been named the winner by capturing the vast majority of the...

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BlackBerry Priv's February security patch is now rolling out

BlackBerry Priv Feb security update now available

Here is the list of what all was patched in this release. In total, there were six CVE's addressed in this update. The BlackBerry Priv is now receiving its February security patch. At this time, it is not clear exactly what has been patched or changed with this build, though we expect Google to reveal details about the update shortly. BlackBerry has done an excellent job so far in pushing...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Cheers

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Cheers

If you missed BerryFlow live this week, you can now catch the audio or video replay. This week, we discuss into the Priv finally landing on T-Mobile and in India plus, BlackBerry's integration of WatchDox and Good with BES12 and the new round of Priv app updates. Also, we take some time to reflect on the past three years of BlackBerry 10. Topics BlackBerry Priv now available from T-Mobile...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Revenue, earnings, discounts, and rumors

Mobile Nations Weekly: Revenue, earnings, discounts, and rumors

All the profit in the world isn't enough. This week in technology was dominated by two things: dollars and rumors. On the dollars front we got earnings reports from both Apple and Microsoft, neither of which is in bad shape. Apple had the largest-ever quarterly profit but didn't quite meet analyst expectations or paint a gold-plated rosy picture of the future, and thus got punished. Microsoft...

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BlackBerry 10 was officially launched three years ago today

BlackBerry 10 officially launched three years ago today

Sure, there was plenty of hype for BlackBerry 10, once upon a time called BBX, ahead of the global launch including plenty of teases and even developer devices but January 30th, 2013 is the day it all went down. The BlackBerry Z10 along with the BlackBerry Q10 got officially introduced across the globe with six events being simultaneously held in New York City, Johannesburg, Toronto, Paris,...

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T-Mobile teaser for its Super Bowl 50 ads is a look back at classic commercials

T-Mobile teaser for its Super Bowl 50 ads is a look back at classic commercials

T-Mobile will once again run commercials during this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 7. The carrier has posted up a teaser for those ads that looks back at classic commercials that have debuted during the big NFL game. The clip has visuals that reference ads like Apple's 1984 commercial for the Macintosh, along with Volkswagen's Darth Vader ad and more. The teaser says that none of those...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 29, 2016: Games, doodles, photos and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup 1/29/16

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has passed so you know what that means? Not only is it time to share with you another batch of applications for your BlackBerry 10 or Priv smartphone, but it's also time to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. The major announcement this week was the Priv hitting shelves at T-Mobile — both the literal shelves and the online ones. We...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update Greetings all! Hope you had a very happy new year, and things are going great for you in 2016. It's time again for our Community Update, where we take a quick look at some of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. As you'd expect, our teams were busy earlier in the...

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BlackBerry more than doubles the number of shares they intend to buy back

BlackBerry

BlackBerry today announced the company had received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange to increase the maximum number of common shares for repurchase. This increase will take the total number of common shares BlackBerry can use as an alternative to dividends to 27 million (5.8% of the public float). BlackBerry has also enlisted a broker to allow for up to just shy of 2.7 million shares to...

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BT completes its acquisition of EE

BT completes its acquisition of EE

BT has successfully escaped the gauntlet of regulatory approvals and is now able to complete the company's purchase of EE. Picking up and absorbing the largest UK mobile operator, the £12.5 billion deal is a victory for BT, which has plans to enter the competitive mobile industry once more. 31 million EE customers will be included in the deal, which will put BT in a strong position against the...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with improvements for BBM Protected

BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated

Following the announcement of BBM Protected improvements as part of BlackBerry's expansion of their enterprise software portfolio, a new BBM update for BlackBerry 10 has arrived containing those improvements. The changelog for the update is brief, noting the changes for BBM Protected and the ability for users to set a subject for a multi-person chat, but we've expanded on what it all means....

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BBM, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts and more updated for the Priv

BBM, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts and more updated for the Priv

BlackBerry just pushed a handful of updates to their Google Play apps for the Priv. Most of the updates are for stability improvements and bug fixes though there are some new things added to BBM, which was added in a recent beta update. There's an update to BBM, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts, Notes and Tasks. Get a rundown of what's new from each app below. BBM Users can now set a...

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BlackBerry offers smartphone savings and free accessories until Feb. 24

Priv and Passport

People who have been waiting to get a BlackBerry Priv or a BlackBerry Passport can take advantage of some special promotions from now until Feb. 25. People who buy the smartphones via ShopBlackBerry will be able to get a free accessory bundle for those phones that are worth up to $99. The BlackBerry Priv bundle will include a black Leather Smart Flip Case and a Sync Pod with a 1.2m USB cable...

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile continues to expand its Binge On video streaming program, adding four new content providers for customers to access without affecting their monthly data service. The new providers include Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW and WWE Network. T-Mobile also says it has made it easier for customers to access the settings for Binge On through their smartphone's dialer Just dial #...

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MTN, Vodacom and Cell C to offer the BlackBerry Priv in South Africa

MTN, Vodacom and Cell C to offer the BlackBerry Priv in South Africa

In addition to the launch in India, BlackBerry has also announced the Priv is headed to South Africa, although pricing details have yet to be revealed. South African carriers announced to be offering the Priv as of next week are MTN, Vodacom and Cell C. Pricing will be confirmed by those carriers within the coming week. As soon as we hear word on that pricing, we'll be sure to let you all...

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BlackBerry Priv makes its official debut in India

BlackBerry Priv makes its official debut in India

As expected based on earlier rumors, BlackBerry has now officially launched the Priv in India. At an event held at the Oberoi in New Delhi, BlackBerry India Managing Director Narendra Nayak and Damian Tay ‎Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Product Management at BlackBerry introduced the company's first Android-powered smartphone to the market which will be available in stores across India starting...

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BlackBerry Services for the Priv updated through Google Play

BlackBerry Services for the Priv updated through Google Play

BlackBerry Services, which helps control all of the built-in BlackBerry applications on the Priv has now been updated through Google Play. Since the initial release of the Priv, the services app has been updated several times but unfortunately, there's never any changelog to go along with it aside from it simply stating 'minor bug fixes' and that hasn't changed this time around either. In...

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