PushProtect aims to snap a picture of the culprit when your phone is stolen

When it comes to securing your BlackBerry smartphone when it is lost or stolen, we have BlackBerry Protect which allows us to remotely wipe, lock or make the device beep. You can also locate where it is using GPS. How about adding the ability to take a snapshot of the person who may have stolen your precious BlackBerry smartphone? That's what PushProtect aims to do, and we take a look at how...

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BlackBerry announces common share purchase program

BlackBerry anounces common share purchase program

As announced earlier and approved by the Board of Directors during their Q1 Fiscal 2016 results earnings call, BlackBerry has now announced an update on its planned share repurchase program to purchase for cancellation up to 12 million BlackBerry common shares, or approximately 2.5% of the outstanding public float. "As we've previously indicated, the purpose of this repurchase program is...

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Get yourself a free copy of CascaRun Pro only for today

Get yourself a free copy of CascaRun Pro only for today

For those who want a native sports tracking app on BlackBerry 10 will probably have already heard of CascaRun Pro. We've looked at the app before and it's my go-to app for sports tracking right now. I was an Endomondo user before but you can't beat a native app experience, in my opinion. With the summer season now here, I'm sure you're all getting your workout fix. How about a free copy of...

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BlackBerry Maps updated with stability and performance improvements

BlackBerry Maps updated with stability and performance improvements

If you're running an official BlackBerry 10 OS, you should now be able to load up BlackBerry World and grab the latest update to BlackBerry Maps. According to the changelog, this release doesn't add any new features but instead focuses on stability and performance improvements for the app on the whole. If you're not seeing the update, there's a good chance you may already have it installed,...

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Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated to v5.6.0.920

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated to v5.6.0.920

Just a little something for all you Evernote users. A new update to Evernote for BlackBerry 10 has arrived in BlackBerry World bringing the app into v5.6.0.920. According to the changelog, it's not exactly a huge update but rather a small one that offers various bug fixes and improvements. Improves note editor on Passport Apply text color Text focus Improved translations Faster sync...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q1 Earnings

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q1 Earnings

As some folks have noticed, we skipped Upstream on Sunday, but it was all for a good reason. We decided to wait until BlackBerry's Q10 FY2016 results were out so we could ensure that information was covered sooner rather than later. If you missed Upstream live, you can now tune into the video replay or grab the audio version for playback. A couple new faces joined this week to offer some...

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Partnering for Innovation: BlackBerry and Mackenzie Health

Partnering for Innovation: BlackBerry and Mackenzie Health

Extending the already existing relationship with Mackenzie Health, BlackBerry CEO John Chen joined the "Partnering for Innovation: Healthcare in the Digital Age" keynote discussion at the launch of Phase Two of the Mackenzie Health Innovation Unit earlier today. Alongside Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health, the discussions covered the role mobility can play in providing...

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Rogers now completely owns Mobilicity, acquires remaining Shaw spectrum

Rogers completes acquisition of Mobilicity, LTE spectrum from Shaw

Canada's Rogers Communications has announced that it has completed a deal that will allow it to immediately boost speeds for customers in British Columbia, Alberta, and Southern Ontario. The company has just finished its acquisition of Shaw's AWS-1 spectrum, and now completely owns Mobilicity. The deal gives Rogers significant spectrum that is already compatible with their LTE devices. From...

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Blast your way to victory with Vector Wars

Vector Wars

Between work, blogging, and commuting, there is nothing I enjoy more than sitting back with a good game to relax. The latest release from FileArchiveHaven, named Vector Wars, is a simple top-down shooting game that pits your newly graduated from the academy character at the heart of an epic space battle. Your job is to eliminate the enemy fighters to protect Anna, the folks on the mothership,...

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The BlackBerry OEM Leather Pouch is a professional way to carry around your BlackBerry Leap

The BlackBerry OEM Leather Pouch is available to buy for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the BlackBerry Leap version is no exception. I got my hands on one and took it for a spin for a while. One of the benefits of using the Leather Pouch is that your device is protect on the go but you can still use it in its naked form. Continue reading to see what I think of the BlackBerry Leap Leather Pouch...

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BlackBerry announces election results for the company's Board of Directors

Just in case you missed the announcement during our live coverage of the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 results, BlackBerry has now announced that the six nominees listed in the company's management information circular dated May 11, 2015 for the company's annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 23, 2015, were elected as directors to serve until the next annual meeting of...

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T-Mobile teases Un-Carrier Amped, more details coming June 25

T-Mobile teases Un-Carrier Amped, more details coming June 25

T-Mobile is getting ready to make some more announcements on June 25, as the company teases Un-Carrier Amped in a new video. The next series of announcements to come from T-Mobile will carry the Un-Carrier Amped branding. With this, the company will be beefing up some of its already popular Un-carrier moves, making them even bigger. The first announcement will be on Thursday, June 25, with...

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John Chen not against building an Android device, provided he can make it secure

While neither BlackBerry's earnings report nor AGM webcast addressed any of the rumors surrounding the possibility of BlackBerry building an Android device, John Chen did sit down with CNBC for an interview where the question was raised. When asked about building a pure Android phone, Chen noted 'We only build secure phones and BlackBerry is the most secure phone so, if I can find a way to...

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Try Noted for BlackBerry 10 for free - 500 promo codes available while they last!

Try Noted for BlackBerry 10 for free - 500 promo codes available while they last!

Summer may be officially here, but our everyday schedule, unfortunately does not go on vacation so easily. On the contrary, I find there are even more items to track during this time. Noted is one such application for jotting and tracking important notes, todos and tasks. Since its initial release Noted has grown into a great tool for not only writing down tasks on the go but for dictating...

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BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

The report is out, but the earnings call still has to happen, so hop into the chat below and settle in. The conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-877-795-3635 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investors site. After the earnings call, you'll want to come back at 10 am ET for the annual meeting webcast as well. We'll let the...

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BlackBerry and Cisco sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement

BlackBerry and Cisco Sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement

BlackBerry and Cisco today announced that they have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering their respective products and technologies. BlackBerry and Cisco have a long history of technical cooperation and intend to further collaborate under this agreement. "Our agreement with Cisco underscores the value companies place on BlackBerry's broad and foundational...

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BlackBerry Appoints Dr. Laurie Smaldone Alsup to the Board of Directors

In addition to the earnings reports announced today, BlackBerry has also announced the appointment of Laurie Smaldone Alsup, M.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer of PharmApprove, to the Company's Board of Directors. "I am pleased to welcome Dr. Laurie Smaldone Alsup to our Board of Directors. Dr. Smaldone Alsup's expertise in the pharmaceutical industry aligns very well with our...

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BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2016 results

BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2016 Results

Right on schedule, BlackBerry has now announced their Q1 Fiscal 2016 financial results for the period ending May 30th, 2015. Last quarter, Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen noted "The second half of our turnaround focuses on stabilization of revenue with sustainable profitability and cash generation" and this report offers up a look at how well that focus has played out for BlackBerry. Q1...

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Reminder: BlackBerry to announce Q1 FY2016 results on June 23

Reminder: BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2016 results on June 23

Just a quick, friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that Tuesday morning we'll see BlackBerry report its Q1 FY2016 results. The conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-877-795-3635 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investors site. As always, we'll have a live blog set up for those who rise early and wish to...

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Talk2Watch Pro updated to support the Pebble Time

Talk2Watch Pro updated to support the Pebble Time

Pebble smartwatch owners with BlackBerry 10 smartphones know that the go-to app to make the most of it is Talk2Watch, specifically the Pro version which has seen a substantial update since it was first released. We even have access to the Pebble app store from within the app, therefore eliminating the need to install the Android Pebble app. When the Pebble Time was announced, many people asked...

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