Smart Watch Companion reaches version 2.0 and goes headless

Smart Watch Companion reaches version 2.0 and goes headless

As a Pebble owner and BlackBerry 10 user, the choices are limited when it comes to compatible applications. However, that doesn't mean the ones currently available don't deliver outstanding functionality for the platform. One such application is Smart Watch Companion. For those following it's progress, this handy, jack of all trades, utility application has come a long way since it's original...

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500 free copies of Web Splitter for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

Web Splitter

We first took a look at Web Splitter for BlackBerry 10 back in early 2013 and for a browser it sure is unique. If you missed our initial hands on with the app it's much as the name suggests where you can have two web pages open on the same screen - clever. As a gesture of good will the developer of Web Splitter is giving away 500 copies of the app for free. All you need to do is find it in...

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Nico

Within the Formula 1 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team organization, there are BlackBerry devices all over the place. Hundreds of team members use them to communicate on a daily basis, and the 60+ team members that travel the globe during the season really put their devices to the ultimate test. BlackBerry helps to give them a solid ground of communication and security whether at home or...

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EE to consider terminating its relationship with Carphone Warehouse

EE

EE is looking to pull out of its partnership with Carphone Warehouse, with a decision to be reached following a review of its consumer retail strategy. Should the largest mobile operator in the UK terminate dealings with the retailer, it will be a sizeable blow leaving just O2 and Vodafone as viable options through Carphone Warehouse. The move would see EE deal directly with consumers,...

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The BlackBerry Bold 9900 makes a return to ShopBlackBerry in North America

9900

Here's an odd one - The good old BlackBerry Bold 9900 has appeared once again in ShopBlackBerry. Currently the device is available for pre-order only, with shipments expected to be despatched around June 18th. Don't get me wrong - the 9900 was an awesome powerhouse for those of us that wanted the best communication device on the market, but that was a few years back. Where I find things a...

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Test your racing skills as Colin McRae Rally launches for BlackBerry 10

Colin McRae

Over the weekend an old classic skidded into BlackBerry World - Colin McRae Rally. This one brings back memories from many years ago when I first had a PlayStation and would spend hours trying to beat the clock on all the different rally tracks around the world. If you are an all touch BlackBerry 10 user you'll be able to have the same experience with you wherever you go. Priced at $2.99/£2.00...

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout teaser trailer released - Will it come to BlackBerry 10?

When it comes to action packed combat games you can't really get better than the Modern Combat series. Gameloft have released the above teaser trailer for the game and as you would expect, it looks absolutely amazing. The only downside I noticed is that at the end of the movie it shows the icons for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Now I know that Gameloft have been very pro BlackBerry 10 in...

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Phone Tap for BlackBerry 10 goes on sale

Phone Tap for BlackBerry 10 goes on sale

Phone Tap is an app we have looked at before here on CrackBerry. It is an app that allows you to record phone calls on your BlackBerry 10 device. But it can also act as a voice recorder too and since it runs headless, you can set a trigger button to quickly record things. If you had been holding off on trying it out perhaps now you can take a lot as it goes on sale. From today and the next two...

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Best Running Apps

Earlier this week we highlighted the best running apps on Windows Phone, iOS, Android and BlackBerry. All month we'll be looking at the top apps across a variety of categories related to fitness. Why? It's #MobileFit month! We're exploring the intersection of a healthy lifestyle and technology. When we posted those top rated running apps, we also included a poll for the various communities to...

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Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

Hold onto your headphones. Google is apparently in talks to buy the popular free music streaming and recommendation service Songza. Founded in late 2007, Songza has built up over 5.5 million active users. Google's own Larry Page is allegedly leading the charge to acquire Songza for $15 million. In the world of free music streaming, Songza has set itself apart by offering up curated playlists...

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ZEN & TECH 67: How to get and stay motivated for #mobilefit

ZEN & TECH 67: How to get and stay motivated for #mobilefit

ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering our inner geeks and using technology to help reduce stress and live better connected lives. In today's episode, it's #mobilefit month at Mobile Nations so Georgia and Rene talk all about getting and staying motivated. Whether it's for a new exercise problem, nutrition, or anything else, we have tech and tips for...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 6, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for June 6, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry readers. The first of week of #MobileFit Month is coming to a close and already our sites and forums are buzzing with helpful posts, workouts, food choices, and, of course, the FitBit Challenge! How did I start my fitness routine? By ditching my MetroCard and walking to and from work without relying on the subway. Now back to the fun stuff and checking out all of the picks I...

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New Jumping Jacks sticker pack arrives in the BBM Shop

BBM Stickers

Just a quick heads up that if you are into your BBM stickers then you may want to start the weekend off by downloading the latest edition - Jumping Jacks, which have been designed by Amelie Wentrup Alptun. Amelie is a swedish virtual artist whose love for design spans from crazy illustrations to sleek user-friendly interfaces. I can't say I'm a huge fan of stickers myself, but maybe that's...

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EE in the UK roll out 4G to 15 new towns - with donkeys!

EE

Good news for you folk in the UK that use EE as your network of choice. Today see's the countries largest carrier announce their 4G service in 15 new towns - including - Gateshead, Birkenhead, East Grinstead, Leighton Buzzard, Wallasey, South Shields, Wakefield, Coatbridge, Lisburn, Bangor (NI), Newtownards, Omagh, Port Talbot and Neath. This follows the recent announcement that EE is expanding...

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HSBC port their Android banking app over to BlackBerry 10

HSBC

The HSBC mobile banking app is a little late to the BlackBerry 10 party but better late than never. Unfortunately for UK customers it is an Android port and not native, but from experience with other similar applications I'm sure it works just fine. Not being an HSBC customer I can't test this one out but I did download it from BlackBerry World just because I could. Main features of the HSBC...

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BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2015 results on June 19

BlackBerry

Mark your calendars for June 19. That's the day BlackBerry has set to announce their fiscal 2015 results for the first quarter. The first financial quarter for BlackBerry just ended last week, on May 31. BlackBerry reported their fourth quarter and year-end results for fiscal 2014 in late-March. They reported a balance of $2.7B at the end of that quarter (compared to $3.2B the previous...

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Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a car kit for your BlackBerry!

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a car kit for your BlackBerry!

Planning a summer road trip? We have just the thing for you to take along — a car kit for your BlackBerry! While on the road you can use your phone up front for navigation, or even keep the kids occupied in the back seat. There are plenty of great uses for your BlackBerry in the car, so why not have new car mount to call your own? We have plenty of options available at ShopCrackBerry for all of...

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Updatein Places gets a new name, bug fixes and more in latest update

Updatein Places gets a new name, bug fixes and more in latest update

We've previously covered the location based search app Updatein Places and how it offers a quick way to locate nearby restaurants, banks, shopping malls, or any other nearby places you need to find directions or details on. As the application has grown the team behind this application to change the name to better reflect how it is currently being used. That being said, they have rebranded the...

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How to get Instagram on your BlackBerry Z3

Instagram

Instagram has to be the biggest photo sharing/social media app out there at the moment. Although we don't have a native BlackBerry 10 version yet, thanks to OS 10.2.1 it's real easy to install Instagram on your BlackBerry Z3. You may notice in the image above that I used my Z30 for the photo. The only reason I did this is that getting Instagram onto your Z3 is done just the same with all other...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger and save 53% off the list price! Charge two BlackBerry devices on the go, simultaneously! This compact charger charges your BlackBerry smartphone up to twice as fast, and is also compatible with your BlackBerry PlayBook and most micro-USB Bluetooth headsets. List Price: $29.99   Today Only: $13.95 Learn More and Buy...

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