Double your reading speed with Bolt-Fast Reader for BlackBerry 10

Double your reading speed with Bolt-Fast Reader for BlackBerry 10

In my experience, I have found that over the years we all seek out ways to get things done faster. Whether it is using a GTD application to plow through our tasks or using our smartphones to communicate faster with friends, friendly and colleagues. If you have ever been tasked with reading hundreds of emails on a daily basis (I'll raise my hand!), or simply looking to read your content faster...

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Thorsten Heins

Former BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, is now CEO and chairman of wireless charging company Powermat. Founder Ran Poliakine will now take the seat of Vice Chairman but still be heavily involved in evangelism and other strategic partnerships. After about a year hiatus since leaving BlackBerry, Heins is once again ready to take charge in attempts to scale Powermat to a new level of not just...

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Here's a sweet deal: BlackBerry PlayBook Journal Cases are only $9.95 today!

Here's a sweet deal: BlackBerry PlayBook Journal Cases are only $9.95 today!

With a genuine leather exterior, chrome inset logo, and elastic closure, the BlackBerry Journal Case gets full marks for both style and convenience. A soft microfiber lining with a customized shell holds your PlayBook in place while you're using it and with external access to the ports and buttons, you can take full advantage of everything it has to offer. Get yours today and save 83% off the...

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This one's a must have game - Monument Valley, free today from Amazon

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Elegance is a word I'd use to describe Monument Valley, which is Amazon's free app of the day today. That's not a word I use very often and certainly not when it comes to mobile gaming, but if you watch our brief hands-on video above you should see what I'm talking about. Coming from Amazon, Monument Valley is of course an Android game and I was super pleased to see it worked just fine on my...

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O2 shows that sharing is caring with new bundles

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UK mobile operator O2 has announced new plans for families and those with multiple handsets. Sharer and Family Sharer enables O2 subscribers to share data bundles of up to 8GB across multiple mobile devices attached to a single account. The new plans aren't limited to smartphones either as tablets and other data-connected hardware are all included. Should you be on the O2 Refresh tariff, you...

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Whine gets updated for BlackBerry 10 - Enhancements galore

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If you're big into your social networks you may well be a Vine user, or here on BlackBerry 10 our best option is the third party application Whine. Whine has been updated this week to version 3.0.0.2 and with it brings a small but valued selection of improvements - especially for BlackBerry Passport owners. I don't mind admitting that although I've had Whine on my BlackBerry since it was...

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AT&T: Government may need warrant to obtain location data

AT&T: Government may need warrant to obtain location data

AT&T has joined the growing legal conversation around the privacy of location data, stating that federal investigators might be required to obtain a warrant before gathering such data in the future, The Wall Street Journal reported today. While federal investigators are still required to obtain permission from a judge in order to gather the location data of a cellphone customer, the...

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NSA reform bill killed in U.S. Senate

NSA reform bill killed in U.S. Senate

A bill introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy and supported by a coalition of technology companies designed to curb NSA data collection had undergone a Senate vote and failed by two votes. The USA Freedom Act fell short of the 60 votes needed to pass, garnering 58 votes in favor and 42 against. If it had passed, the bill would introduce sweeping changes with the NSA with the organization no...

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Banana Cabana stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Banana Cabana stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Based on the quirky designs of Noah Z. Jones, Almost Naked Animals features an ensemble cast of underwear-clad animals, set in a beachfront hotel named the Banana Cabana. If you're a parent, you might be familiar with the show and now you can grab the stickers from the BBM Shop $1.99. Howie, Bunny, Duck, Sloth and more are included. Not a pack for me but if you're interested, they should be...

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How to enable or disable automatic stories on BlackBerry OS 10.3

How to enable or disable automatic stories on BlackBerry OS 10.3

Of the many enhancements and new features introduced in OS 10.3, one that stands out is how BlackBerry Story Maker now automatically creates what it calls "automatic stories" of your media content based on date taken, location, or whether they are designated as favorite. These stories appear in the date view of the Pictures app above your picture collection. For example, in the screenshot...

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BlackBerry 10.3.1 Native SDK goes gold

The BlackBerry Classic is well on its way and to ensure developers can have their apps ready for it, BlackBerry has now released the gold release of the BlackBerry 10.3.1 Native SDK along with a new developer OS (OS 10.3.1.997) for all devices. Over at the Inside BlackBerry Developer blog, they've taken the time to highlight some key items that you must consider if you're building for or...

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How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video on BlackBerry 10

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video on BlackBerry 10

Do you have an Amazon Prime account? If so, then you likely know that Amazon offers up Prime Instant Video and you may also likely know that, after many years of holding out, they recently released an Android version of Prime Instant Video so folks with an Amazon Prime account can purchase, rent or watch movies and TV shows on the go, provided their device was supported, which many are not....

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Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey

If you're a developer, take this 10-minute survey and you could win some really great prizes! It's that time of year again, and our friends at Vision Mobile need 10 minutes of your time to participate in the 8th edition of their Developer Economics Survey. If you're not familiar with the survey, Vision Mobile uses it to compile the most comprehensive report on the worldwide app economy and...

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BlackBerry give us a closer look at the Classic's hardware navigation keys on video

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BlackBerry are teasing us once again. This time Donny from Inside BlackBerry is giving us a quick video overview of the hardware navigation keys and trackpad that are making a return with the BlackBerry Classic, which is due to go on sale December 2014. For us BlackBerry fans that have been loyal for a few years the return of these navigation keys and the optical trackpad will be most...

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Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins lands at wireless charger company Powermat

Thorsten Heins takes leadership of Powermat

It's been a while since we've heard from former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, but there's now news of him: he's the new CEO and chairman of wireless charging company Powermat. Heins ran BlackBerry through a tumultuous just-under-two-year tenure that ended in late 2013, since replaced by John Chen. Hein's arrival has him replacing Powermat founder Ran Poliakine. Powermat's inductive charging...

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Save up to 63% on PNY microSD cards today at Amazon

PNY MicroSD Card

If you like saving money (and who doesn't?) Amazon has a one-day deal on a number of memory and mobile power products from PNY. Prices in this collection of products have been cut by between 30% and 85%, with microSD cards prices cut by as much as 63%. A good example is the 32GB version of the PNY High Performance microSDHC card, which normally sells for $34.99. Amazon currently has the...

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Get this 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Q10 for only $4.95 today!

Get this 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Q10 for only $4.95 today!

These BlackBerry Q10 screen protectors add the protection you need against scratches and smudges for everyday use. They're custom designed to fit your Q10 and are easy to apply and remove. Each package includes 2 protectors so you can have an extra or give your spare to a fellow Q10 user. Save 67% today and get yours while supplies last!

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How to get Candy Crush Soda Saga on your BlackBerry 10 device

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I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us have heard of Candy Crush. Jeez - my mum has even been addicted to the puzzle game which requires you to match three or more shapes in a row. The games sibling, Candy Crush Soda Saga can now be downloaded on BlackBerry 10 devices - using Snap at the time of publication. Sure, it's a little more hassle than using BlackBerry World or the Amazon...

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective stickers now available in the BBM Shop

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

He's the best there is. In fact, he's the only one there is. He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and right now he's available on BBM in sticker form. Yup, that's right. A new BBM sticker pack has arrived featuring the legendary pet detective and you can call it yours for only $1.99. The pack should be showing for everyone at this point but if you're not seeing it in five minutes....... just wait...

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