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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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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You'll be cleaning zombie guts out of your grill with Zombie Derby for BlackBerry 10

Ain't no derby like a Zombie Derby! Zombies have been all the rage in recent years. I've been a huge fan of the Walking Dead TV series since day one and I'm eagerly awaiting the start of season 5. I don't mind some of the more…cheesier zombie flicks I've come across online but I honestly haven't played too many games that involve zombies. So when I came across the name Zombie Derby in...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Swivel Holster for Z30

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Swivel Holster for Z30

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Leather Swivel Holster for Z30 and save 50% off the list price! Made from hand-crafted, genuine leather, this OEM pouch features a beautiful textured exterior that feels as good as it looks. The front of the case features the BlackBerry logo embedded into the leather and the interior has a very soft, microsuede lining that keeps the front and back of...

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Vector 41: Mergers and accusations

Vector 41: Mergers and accusations

Vector is Mobile Nations technology news and analysis show featuring the biggest stories, the hottest trends, and the most interesting guests in the industry. On this week's show, Ben Bajarin of Techpinions talks with Rene about mergers, including the just-completed Microsoft and Nokia, the ongoing Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the just announced AT&T and DirectTV, and the rumored YouTube...

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Nico Rosberg shows us how great BBM Channels is for business

Nico Rosberg shows us how great BBM Channels is for business

We've mentioned before that Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg has been interacting with F1 fans via the teams BBM Channel. Thanks to the Inside BlackBerry Blog we now get to discover why Nico loves it so much. As you'll see in the above video, it's the whole team that uses BlackBerry, so BBM is an integral part of how they communicate with each other — from drivers to engineers. And...

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See what you think of MACE Tower Defense for BlackBerry 10?

MACE

This one's really just a heads up if you're into your tower defense style games. MACE Tower Defence was originally an Android game but the developers have ported it over to BlackBerry 10 which is always nice to see. Now, I don't mind admitting that I don't have the patience for this style of game but I gave it a good go for about half an hour today and it seemed to run like a dream on my...

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SMS Backup on sale for $.99 until the end of the month

SMS Backup on sale for $.99 until the end of the month

This week marks the launch of the BlackBerry Z3 in Indonesia. As such many popular applications are being placed on sale to mark the occasion for only Z3 devices. SMS Backup is one of them and for those of you in that region it is available as a free download but only on that device. However, the rest of us can enjoy the application as the developer has placed it on sale for 50% making it only...

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BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.1 released

WebWorks for BlackBerry

BlackBerry's HTML5-based software development kit, WebWorks, has reached version 2.1 and is now available for devs to download. The folks at BlackBerry were nice enough to give us a run-down of what's new, but here are the bullet points. Headless (background) native services Work perimeter debugging New GUI tool for enterprise development (such as proxy settings and multiple deployments) New...

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John Chen wants BlackBerry to be more than niche

John Chen wants BlackBerry to be more than niche

BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down for an interview recently, speaking broadly to concerns about the company and his personal history and management style. Specifically, he addressed the forecast of BlackBerry becoming a niche business solution that we wouldn't see on store shelves. Chen obviously recognizes the bring your own device movement in enterprise, saying "today's consumer is tomorrow's...

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These BlackBerry devices take advantage of Verizon XLTE

BlackBerry Q10 with Verizon XLTE

So, you're wondering if your Verizon device works with that shiny new XLTE network that just went live in your area? Well, here's a list of BlackBerry devices that can currently take advantage of the added speed from AWS spectrum. Of course as new phones and tablets come out, we can expect that they'll support Verizon's XLTE network. BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Q10 You can get the full list of...

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