Registration for the BlackBerry Experience event in London, UK, now open

Registration for the BlackBerry Experience event in London, UK, now open

The BlackBerry Experience events that have been taking place since April 2014 are BlackBerry's answer to there being no BlackBerry Live event or indeed any BlackBerry Jam conferences. When they announced that there would be no BlackBerry Live conference they did say they would host smaller events around globe. The events are geared more to Enterprise but registration has been open to all....

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You can now be notified on app updates in the latest version of BlackBerry Beta Zone

BlackBerry Beta Zone is the place where BlackBerry submit apps for beta testing, hence the name. It was recently opened to all developers and we've started to see plenty more apps appear there for user testing. The Beta Zone app, today, sees an update. It brings about some new features, most notably notifications. You can now get alerts for when apps receive an update. There are also some...

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BES12 dashboard and features get shown off on video

BES12 Demo

BES12 is slated for release later this year, and while we know much of what to expect, we haven't seen a lot of it in the flesh. This week at the BlackBerry Experience Washington, Senior Director, Enterprise Product Management, Jeff Holleran gave a good rundown of some of the features in the upcoming service. BES12 is a ground-up rewrite as compared to previous BES10 installs. It will manage...

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Alec Saunders hits the stage to talk QNX and Project Ion at Solid 2014

Alec Saunders hits the stage to talk QNX and Project Ion at Solid 2014

It has been a while since we heard from Alec Saunders outside of his Twitter account but in his new role as Vice President of QNX Software Systems Cloud Services he is once again out there hitting stages and spreading the word of QNX. Taking part in O'Reilly's Solid 2014 Conference, Alec took the stage to deliver his keynote. It's a short six minutes but it offers up a look at a prototype...

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Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a holster for your BlackBerry Smartphone!

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a holster for your BlackBerry Smartphone!

We're back with more action-packed accessory excitement! This week we're giving you the chance to win a brand new holster for your BlackBerry smartphone. Summer is right around the corner and that means it's time to accessorize with a new home for your little BlackBerry buddy. We have a variety of BlackBerry holsters available, from the OEM models to some great third-party offerings. And if a...

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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

Z3 side buttons

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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