CrackBerry asks: How often are you using BlackBerry Blend? (revisited)

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Back in November last year (2014) we ran a poll to establish how many BlackBerry 10 users were taking advantage of BlackBerry Blend. In those early days of the software, Blend was only available to users that were rocking either the BlackBerry Passport or P'9983. Things have progressed nicely since then, including Blend being updated to version 1.2 very recently and with a lick of fresh paint...

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Evernote updates with a small selection of improvements and fixes

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Diving into BlackBerry World this morning I was greeted with an update to Evernote for BlackBerry 10. As you'll see below, it's not a huge update, but offers up some improvements which will please some folk. Although not a big Evernote user myself, it's one of the most popular cross platform apps for storing and sharing important notes/reminders/documents and pictures. With desktop apps as...

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AT&T reports Q2 2015 earnings: $33 billion in revenue, adds 2.1 million wireless customers

AT&T has reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2015 today, showing a slight bump in revenue over the same period a year ago. In all, second quarter revenue clocked in at $33 billion, which is up 1.4 percent when compared to the same period a year ago. Additionally, earnings per share were 69 cents — up from 61 cents a year ago. As far as AT&T's wireless arm is concerned,...

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John Chen discusses AtHoc acquisition, BlackBerry security, hardware and more

Following up on the news that BlackBerry has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with Fox Business to discuss what the acquisition means for BlackBerry and AtHoc and what the plans are for integrating the software platform. Also up for discussion was BlackBerry security, John Chen's plan for the hardware business going forward as well as...

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BlackBerry scores new U.S. Department of Defense approval for BlackBerry smartphones

Fresh off of wrapping up the BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry has now announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has approved the use of derived Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) credentials on BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 smartphones. "Security is the cornerstone of BlackBerry technology, which is why we have served as a proud and trusted mobile partner of government...

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Introducing Mobile Nations' Kicked TV, bringing you the latest and greatest in crowdfunding projects!

Sorting through the thousands and thousands of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding projects that go live every day can be daunting. That's why we're thrilled to welcome Kicked TV to the Mobile Nations family! Kicked is built around the Kicked Weekly show, a quick look at the top new and exciting crowdfunding projects out there that you might want to check out, and maybe even back...

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Enter to win a BlackBerry Leap and more!

Enter to win a BlackBerry Leap and more!

Who wants to win a new BlackBerry, along with some accessories and some CrackBerry goodies? If that's you, today is your lucky day. We have a brand new BlackBerry Leap to give away, along with a bunch of other fun stuff! As you may have caught in our full review, it's a pretty fantastic device all around and we're going to give everyone a chance to enter to win a brand new Leap right now! Keep...

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BlackBerry Security Summit 2015 Live Blog!

BlackBerry Security Summit 2015 Live Blog!

It's time for the annual BlackBerry Security Summit. This year, we'll get to hear from BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chairman, John Chen as well as key members of the senior leadership team including Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard, Vice President of Product Management Tim Choi, Corporate Strategy Vice President Jeff Holleran, Chief Technology Officer, Secusmart, Christoph Erdmann, and...

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Video Shrink and Share updates with even more sharing options

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It was only earlier this week that we introduced ViSS (Video Shrink and Share) for BlackBerry 10 and already the app has received quite a major update, bringing it up to version 1.0.1.2. This update delivers two main things to the table - more features and some serious bug fixing. With the original release, once you had compressed videos that exceeded the 16MB sharing limit you would then...

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The one year Emberify app sale!

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The 25th of July will mark the one year anniversary that BlackBerry 10 developers Emberify have been around as a brand and to celebrate they are very kindly reducing the price of their apps to just $1 for a week! The apps on offer are as follows: Reminder Now (66% off) Tilt Now (50% off) Instant (50% off) Inbox Zero (50% off) Follow Mail (50% off) Chances are that you've seen us feature...

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BlackBerry enters definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc

BlackBerry Acquiring AtHoc to Enable Secure Mass Communication and Collaboration

BlackBerry has now announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc, a leading provider of secure, networked crisis communications. Its software platform enables people, devices and organizations to exchange critical information in real time during business continuity and life safety operations. "BlackBerry is making strategic investments in security, privacy...

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Password manager app Symple ID now has headless support so you can tap to sign in even faster

We first posted about an app called Symple ID back in April 2014 calling for support for a Kickstarter that was bring the app to the BlackBerry platform. The Kickstarter received its funding and we reviewed the app in August 2014. There have been a few updates in here but recently it saw a nice update that brings a headless element to it. For those who have never heard of the app, it's a...

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FCC chairman recommends approval of AT&T's pending DirecTV acquisition

FCC chairman recommends approval of AT&T's pending DirecTV acquisition

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has officially come out in support of AT&T's proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, recommending that the regulatory commission approve the deal. However, in order for the deal to go through, Wheeler is asking AT&T to agree to some conditions, including stricter net neutrality requirements. From CNET: Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom...

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UK Government publishes updated guidance on using BlackBerry 10 smartphones

In another nod to BlackBerry security, the UK government via the Communications and Electronics Security Group (CESG) has released updated security guidelines for government agencies and various other secure organizations that wish to use BlackBerry 10 devices. The guidelines are designed to help government and corporate users set up devices it deems secure to offer the best balance between...

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AT&T may be raising upgrade fees starting August 1

According to a new report, AT&T may be raising its upgrade fee to $45, and introducing a new $15 activation fee for AT&T Next and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) customers, starting August 1. Droid Life is reporting that the $5 increase in upgrade fee, and $15 activation fee will apply to all customers beginning August 1, though those currently making payments under a Next Installment Plan...

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Work Wide

Although it hasn't been all that long since the last Work Wide update, the latest version has now arrived on BlackBerry World. This release brings some slight visual changes to all devices via a new action bar on the menu page as well as some movement of action items to make getting around Work Wide easier. Additionally, there's also device specific changes that we've outlined below as well as...

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Several Canadian carriers have now officially released BlackBerry OS 10.3.2

Despite having been officially announced back on June 2nd, Canadian carriers have sort of lagged in officially rolling out the BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 update to customers but it looks as though the wait is finally over for the most part. As noted in the CrackBerry Forums multiple times now and via our tips line, several Canadian carriers including Bell, TELUS, Rogers, Wind and SaskTel have started...

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BBM

For those of you out there using BBM on either BlackBerry 10 or Android, you'll want to fire up the respective app stores and get the latest updates downloaded. New builds for both BlackBerry 10 and Android have now arrived and are available. What's new you ask? Well, we really don't know because the changelog this time around was simply left at 'bug fixes and performance improvements'. Still...

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Talking Alarm wakes you up with a weather update, events for the day and more

For most, an alarm with a tone to wake you up in the morning will probably be enough but if you're looking for something different, Talking Alarm may be for you. It does what it says on the tin -- talks to you. It's really that simple. There are a few options to choose from such as the having the alarm include the local weather forecast and an RSS feed of your choosing. You can choose from...

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Verizon

Verizon has published its earnings report for Q2 2015. The US carrier performed rather well in the second quarter of this year, pulling in $32.2 billion of revenue. The company continues to battle competitors to retain customers, but did manage to see its churn rate drop to just 0.90% – the lowest in three years. As well as revenue of $32 billion, Verizon also reported earnings of $4.23...

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