A perfect free time killing game with FlyFly Up for BlackBerry 10

FlyFly Up

I'll be honest with you and say that when I got the request to review FlyFly Up for BlackBerry 10 smartphones I wasn't initially very excited about it due to it's description in BlackBerry World. That said, I thought I would plough on and give it a go and for a free game it's actually pretty good. The concept is real simple - you take on the role of Elliot who is an ant in a spaceship -...

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Tim Hortons launches new mobile payment service

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Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons has just launched a new mobile barcode payments system that allows you to pay using the TimmyMe app. The payment option has been in testing over the last few months, and is now available for all users in Canada and the United States. The mobile payment service allows you to pay for your order by registering your Tim Card on your smartphone, and then...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Soft Shell for Bold 9930/9900 and save 75% off the list price! Made from high performance, flexible, plastic-like material, the BlackBerry Soft Shell gives the back and sides of your BlackBerry Bold a protective barrier against accidental bumps and scratches. With several colors to choose from, the precision-cut design gives you access to everything you...

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BlackBerry Z3 flip case shown off on video

BlackBerry Z3 flip case shown off on video

The BlackBerry Z3 is the newest addition to the BlackBerry 10 lineup and as such, we've yet to see any BlackBerry Z3 accessories — OEM or otherwise — hit the streets. Surely we'll start to see some very soon, but for now, a curious video has popped up online that shows off what appears to be a branded BlackBerry Z3 flip case. In the video, the back of the Z3 is removed and replaced with a...

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BBM Protected demo caught on video

BBM Protected

BlackBerry announced BBM Protected back in February, and many are anxiously awaiting the release later this summer. We haven't seen much of it in action yet, but some videos have popped up that give us a quick look of what to expect from BBM for Enterprise. The first iteration of eBBM, which is BBM Protected will be available in June. It is designed to add Suite B (for those that do not know...

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EE in the UK to roll out reduced EU roaming charges from July 1st

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Good news for UK BlackBerry users that are on the EE network. From July 1st if you travel into Europe your roaming bills are going to be a wee bit cheaper! Roaming charges have traditionally been ridiculously high in all parts of the world but thanks to the European Union working towards reducing the costs for travellers we are now making some real progress. From 1st July the new EE charges...

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WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 gets a fresh update

WhatsApp

While most of us CrackBerry readers will more than likely favor BBM over WhatsApp (and who can blame us) it's still an app that many of us use to stay in touch with our buddies on other platforms and today sees a new version of the app roll out for BlackBerry 10. As you'll see below, the changes are not huge, but every little helps if you ask me. Sure, I'm all for BBM but I do still use...

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Email++ goes on sale for $.99 for a limited time

Email++ goes on sale for $.99 for a limited time

This week the sales on popular applications keep on coming, this time focusing on legacy BBOS handsets. We took a look at Email++ some time back and it is a useful tool that offers additional options for your messages. It does so as it is a fully integrated graphical toolbar that appears right above the message details. There are a plethora of options to choose from including block/filter,...

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BlackBerry's Project Ion aims to build a secure app platform for the 'Internet of Things'

BlackBerry has announced a big step into the Internet of Things today with a new initiative called "Project Ion". The details of the project are scarce for now, but the goal is to create a modern, extensible framework for machine-to-machine communication. If you want to know what that means, just check out Connectedly, where we're taking a good look at a broadening world of smart devices. In...

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Using strong passwords and keeping your online self secure

Using strong passwords and keeping your online self secure

Earlier today, eBay issued a press release letting users know that a cyberattack "compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data." Users will be asked to change their passwords just in case, though they noted that eBay "has seen no indication of increased fraudulent account activity." This is sadly just one of many attacks recently, and something that won't...

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View webpages directly from the Hub with Card Browser

View webpages directly from the Hub with Card Browser

The Hub is one of the biggest and best features of BlackBerry 10. The place where all your messsages go. You don't even need to open a separate for some things. Twitter messages, Facebook messages, BBMs and more can all open within the Hub to make things more efficient. One developer has developed an app will allow you to also view webpages within the Hub. Currently, tapping on a link from the...

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

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

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger and save 58% off the list price! The BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger is made for maximum portability. The six-foot power cable maximizes flexibility, the adapter is Micro-USB compatible and the folding design makes it easy to store with your mobile device for reliable charging on the go. List Price: $39.99  ...

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How to take a screenshot on the BlackBerry Z3

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One thing that we are asked time and time again — seemingly with ever new device release — is "how do I take a screenshot?" Well with the new BlackBerry Z3 rolling out, we're here to help. Those of you that are familiar with BB10 may already know what to do to snap a screenshot on your device, but for the new users, here's how to get it done. Taking a screenshot on the BlackBerry Z3 First,...

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eBay will ask you to change your password today after an attack

eBay

eBay has announced today that users of the popular service should change their passwords immediately due to a cyber attack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. A press release sent out by the company stresses that only non-financial data was affected. Hastily investigating the matter, eBay found no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card...

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Virgin Atlantic to show off BBM on in-flight ads

BBM

Seeing advertising for BBM seems to be pretty thin on the ground as far as I can tell - unless I'm missing something. The word on the street is that the following video was created by UK design company Pope Wainwright for use on Virgin Atlantic flights. We haven't really seen any videos of this sort used by airlines in the past, but this one is a real gem. From the Pope Wainwright YouTube...

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Dater - A new native BlackBerry 10 Tinder app enters the Beta Zone

Dater

Are you into online dating? If so you'll be pleased to hear that there is currently a third party Tinder application in the BlackBerry Beta Zone called Dater. Now I must admit I've not used Tinder before and don't really know too much about it, although I have heard friends mention it who use an iPhone or Android device. According to the developer of Dater the application is still in its...

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People of Indonesia - Is the BlackBerry Z3 your first BlackBerry smartphone?

BlackBerry Z3

With BlackBerry's latest 'budget' handset, the Z3, going on sale this month in Indonesia we already know that the device sold out at most retailers in the country - which is always encouraging, although maybe annoying for some prospective buyers. BlackBerry has had a respectable market share in Indonesia for some years now and long may that continue. But with the Z3 hitting the scene first in...

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Fancy some free racing? Check out Real Race: Racing on Asphalt Tracks for BlackBerry 10

We've seen our fair share of car racing games on BlackBerry 10 but another has shown up in BlackBerry World this week and although it may not be quite in the same league as Real Racing 3 it's actually pretty good and free to download.  Originally an Android game, the developer has ported Real Race: Racing on Asphalt Track over to BlackBerry 10 so it runs perfectly. As you'll see below in the...

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Updates we'd like to see in Docs To Go for BlackBerry 10

Updates we'd like to see to Docs To Go for BlackBerry 10

Docs To Go has been around on the BlackBerry platform for a long time. Of course, being a business tool, such an app would be a must have one, especially if you need to create documents or view documents as part of your job. So when BlackBerry 10 landed, there was no doubt that we would see Docs To Go become available on that OS too. However, compared to Docs To Go on legacy devices, the...

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PAC-MAN is celebrating his birthday with a sale in BlackBerry World

PAC-MAN is celebrating his birthday with a sale in BlackBerry World

In honor of his birthday (tomorrow), PAC-MAN is now on sale in BlackBerry World for just $0.99 — down from the standard $3.99. At this price, it's much more palatable to grab the arcade classic for your BlackBerry OS or BB10 device without feeling too guilty about it. PAC-MAN is still one of my favorite games of all time, as I'm sure it is many others. It's easy to pick up and play when you...

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