BlackBerry updates their apps in Google Play - Hub, Keyboard,Camera and more

BlackBerry has updated their apps in Google Play for their Android powered smartphones. As usual, BlackBerry pushes an update for most, if not, all their apps in Google Play and this time around is no different. There are new features added, not just your regular bug fixes and improvements and I'm glad to see that the pinch gesture has made its way to the Hub on Android. Read on to see what has...

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BlackBerry Hub+ Android

BlackBerry has announced the launch of the BlackBerry Hub+ suite of Android apps, which will be made available with a new software licensing program for mobile devices. The BlackBerry Hub inbox is included in this app bundle, which also includes a calendar, password keeper, contacts. notes, a launcher and more. BlackBerry is offering a free 30-day trial for the BlackBerry Hub+ suite, via the...

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BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas

BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas

Looking to protect their patent assets, BlackBerry has initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas. In the suit, BlackBerry alleges that Avaya Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara has infringed eight of its US patents pertaining to various mobile communications technologies. The exact patents in question are 9143801, 8964849, 8116739, 8886212, 8688439, 7440561, 8554218 and...

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Google Apps' new Android notifications for device activations are better than emails

Google Apps is rolling out a new feature to Android accounts that sends direct notifications to users when a new device is activated. This additional security feature has been found to be more effective than sending out emails. In a blog post, Google stated that when a new device is activated on an Android Google Apps account, that person will now see a notification pop up on any device they...

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BlackBerry now rolling out August 5 Android security patch for Priv

BlackBerry now rolling out August 5 Android security patch for Priv

What began in beta last week, has now gone official. BlackBerry Priv owners who purchased their phones from ShopBlackBerry, Amazon or have devices that are otherwise factory unlocked can now download the August 5 Android security update. Be sure to check out all of the details in BlackBerry's Knowledge Base post and check your phone for the update. If you aren't already seeing the update,...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - DTEK50

BerryFlow

If you missed out on BerryFlow, live last night, good news! You can now watch the video replay or download the audio. This week, we discuss the big week for BlackBerry had with the launch of their new, competitively priced DTEK50 smartphone. Along with this, we've got updates for BBM on Android and BB10, new Marshmallow beta for Priv devices and community designed shirts for the CrackBerry...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Anniversary Update

Mobile Nations Weekly: Anniversary Update

BlackBerry's newest phone is a new approach and Microsoft ramps up for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft is updating in a big way — the week past brought a huge update for the Xbox One and the week ahead will be bringing the huge Windows 10 Anniversary Update to PCs. The Xbox update brings the console's feature set even closer to that of core Windows, including the addition of...

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This $11 waterproof Bluetooth speaker is perfect for the shower!

This $11 waterproof Bluetooth speaker is perfect for the shower!

If you are in the market for a new waterproof Bluetooth speaker, you won't want to miss out on Seedforce's option at Amazon for just $11 with coupon code FGYX33GA right now. The speaker will offer you great sound quality thanks to its built-in 5W drivers and other high-quality components, as well as long-lasting battery life. Thanks to it 2500mAh battery, you'll be able to enjoy around 16 hours...

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BlackBerry rolls out their latest Priv Marshmallow beta through Beta Zone

A little something for Priv owners as we head into the weekend. As noted on the BlackBerry Beta Zone, a new Android Marshmallow build is available to Priv owners who have signed up for the beta releases. Howdy! It's Friday, and we have a new beta update! Build AAF960 is published and available now for all PRIVs on the program, except for AT&T and Verizon devices. It includes lots...

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Feed your television addiction with SeriesPro episode guide for BlackBerry 10

SeriesPro episode guide

When it comes to television, I classify myself as a fanatic. Whether it's streaming, recording, or through cable, nothing will keep me from my favorite shows. I also enjoy reading all of the latest news and information on a wide array of TV series. To help feed your TV addiction, QtHelex released a native third-party client for the TheTVDB.com called SeriesPro episode guide. This online...

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This Quick Charge 2.0 car charger is just $6 at Amazon!

Aukey car charger

Right now you can pick up Aukey's Quick Charge 2.0 car charger for just $6 with coupon code CZO24P8M. This is a $5 savings from its normal $11 price tag, which makes it an even better value. The charger has two ports, one of which will allow you to take advantage of the Quick Charge 2.0 speeds. You can plug in the USB cable of your needs to either port, making it extremely versatile and able to...

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Apple has reportedly hired BlackBerry's ex-QNX chief to work on car project

Apple has reportedly hired Dan Dodge, formerly of BlackBerry-owned QNX, to work on Project Titan, the company's electric car project. As you may recall, Dan Dodge resigned from the BlackBerry subsidiary in December of 2015 stating "My decision to leave was my own," at the time. "I threw my own party, invited everybody from QNX that I've known over the last 35 years and we had a grand time"....

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 and Android updated with new features and enhancements

After spending some time in beta, BlackBerry has now rolled out the latest BBM updates for BlackBerry 10 and Android. This time around, there is plenty of new features and enhancements including upgraded group chat, the ability to share longer videos, iOS and Android users can now make video calls for free directly from BBM and much, much more! Have a look at the full list of notable changes...

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Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 Facebook Live Q&A replay

Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 Facebook Live Q&A replay

BlackBerry's first Facebook Live Q&A event covering DTEK50 has now wrapped up but if you missed out on watching it live you can catch the replay. Eric Lai and BlackBerry's Global Head of Device Sales, Alex Thurber, fielded questions covering DTEK50, upcoming updates as well as the technical challenges of making a dual-boot Android/BlackBerry 10 phone. Plus, if you pay attention, you'll hear...

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Flashcaller adds holster mode and name in hub notification in latest update

Flashcaller adds holster mode and name in hub notification in latest update

Not too long ago we told you about Flashcaller, a native and headless app which alerts you of an incoming call by turning your device into a strobe light. Flashcaller received a minor update, bringing with it bug fixes and new features such as holster mode. You can read the full change log below. New features in v2.1.8.1 Show name with phone number in the Hub notification Added mode for...

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Telus adds even more destinations to its Easy Roam offering

Telus adds even more destinations to its Easy Roam offering

Telus is looking to make it easier for customers to use their cell service while traveling abroad by adding even more countries to its Easy Roam options. In addition to the U.S., Telus says that customers traveling to England, China and more can now take advantage of its cheaper and less-confusing Easy Roam international roaming option. From Telus: Canadian travellers visiting our...

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Save $28 on this hard shell case for the BlackBerry Priv

Save $28 on this hard shell case for the BlackBerry Priv

Looking for a thin layer of protection to add to your BlackBerry Priv? If so, BlackBerry's Slide Out hard shell case may be just what you have in mind. The back case provides protection from dents and dings, and adds a kickstand to the phone, and the front gains some protection for the edges. Right now you can save $28 on the purchase, making it just $21.95.

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Amazon launches its Dash grocery scanner in the UK to help you order stuff

Amazon Dash Scanner

Amazon has launched its Dash grocery scanner in the UK to help consumers quickly and conveniently add items to their basket for easy checkout by scanning barcodes. Once the items have been added, all that's required is to complete the checkout process on a PC or using one of the official Amazon mobile apps. As noted in Engadget's report, should two Amazon Fresh orders be completed before...

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DTEK50 now available for pre-order from Unlocked Mobiles and Clove in the UK

For those of you who live in the UK and might not want to pre-order your DTEK50 from ShopBlackBerry for whatever reason, two other UK retailers are now also taking pre-orders for BlackBerry's latest Android-powered smartphone. As noted on their respective sites, Unlocked Mobiles has the DTEK50 scheduled to ship from the week of Aug. 1, priced at £274.99 while, Clove Technology has an Aug. 5...

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ring your questions about DTEK50 to BlackBerry's first Facebook Live event

Do you have some questions about DTEK50 that simply can't be found elsewhere? If so, you might want to take part in BlackBerry's first Facebook Live event taking place on Thursday, July 28 where BlackBerry's Global Head of Device Sales, Alex Thurber will be taking on a Q&A session. Alex will answer your questions about DTEK's svelte design, its end user features such as its sharp 13...

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