BBM beta for Windows Phone snags a slew of bug fixes in latest update

BBM beta for Windows Phone snags a slew of bug fixes in latest update

BlackBerry has rolled out an update to its BBM beta app on Windows Phone today, and while it doesn't bring any fancy new features, it does include a whole slew of bug fixes. Here's the breakdown os issues fixed in BBM beta version 2.1.0.7: Restarting BBM brings up the "Find friends" screen intermittently BBM crashes when trying to add an image when adding a post Feeds tab does not...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 10, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for April 10, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. What a week it has been. Not only did BlackBerry release a new e-book highlighting enterprise customer success stories and a brief look at the apps on the BlackBerry Leap, but the new BBM Beta granted users the capability to to chat with individuals, not in your BBM contact list. Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for...

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OS 10.3.1.2726 update files now available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones

If you're among those who simply must have the latest OS, even if it means loading it through some unconventional ways, you'll be pleased to know that OS 10.3.1.2726 update files are now available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones including the technically not yet available BlackBerry Leap. Autoloaders for the files have yet to be created but given all the needed files are available for them to...

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On April 15 Rogers will expand on their popular 'Roam Like Home" program to include 35 countries across Europe. In the new countries, Rogers will allow customers to send emails, picture messages, make phone calls, and browse the internet for a flat $10 per day fee. Previously Rogers offered the plan for customers who were traveling to the US, and wanted to use their Rogers data and minutes...

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Sprint's new international roaming plan offers unlimited 2G data for no extra charge

Sprint has launched a new international roaming plan for customers visiting Latin America, Japan, and Europe. Sprint's new International Value Roaming will give customers unlimited 2G data and texting while in a number of Latin American and European countries, as well as Japan. International Value Roaming is available free of charge, and can be easily added to any existing Sprint plan....

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Multiple admin feature for BBM Channels now available

Multiple admin feature for BBM Channels now available

Back at the beginning of March, BlackBerry pushed out an update to BBM and one of the highlights of that specific release was a mention of the ability to have multiple BBM Channel contributors through the BBM Channels online portal. For whatever reason, that function never appeared, and it was never mentioned again. That left many people wondering where it went and while we still don't have an...

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Listen to your favorite podcasts with 1000 copies of bPod

Listen to your favorite podcasts with 1000 copies of bPod

There are various applications available at your fingertips to manage and listen to all of your feeds. One of the application on my device that I utilize to manage my feeds is bPod. It is an intuitive and highly configurable native application that gives users a pleasant and effortless listening experience. Since our original look at the application, it underwent several updates that not...

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BlackBerry Passport

The BlackBerry design team has just scored another win. This time around, it comes by way of the BlackBerry Passport which has earned the prestigious "Best of the Best" Red Dot Product Design 2015 award. The BlackBerry Design Team is honoured to accept the prestigious Red Dot: Best of the Best Product Design Award for the BlackBerry Passport," said Alison Phillips, Managing Director and...

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Reduce the clutter in your wallet with Loyalty

Reduce the clutter in your wallet with Loyalty

There are no shortage of loyalty cards strewn about my desk. Older cards are stuffed in drawers, others in my wallet, and even more on my key ring. Honestly, I let it get out of hand and have always looked for a way to organize them. There are various applications currently available to digitize those plastic cards and tags, however, there is always room for one more and it is appropriately...

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BlackBerry brand still strong in Africa

BlackBerry brand still strong in Africa

For years now, Africa has been a market BlackBerry has been paying attention to and according to a new independent study conducted by GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, that attention might end up paying off for BlackBerry. According to the study, BlackBerry could potentially move from a six percent market share in the region to a projected 16 percent. Additionally, World Wide Worx and GeoPoll...

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TELUS rolling out OS 10.3.1.2708 to several BlackBerry 10 devices

TELUS rolling out OS 10.3.1.2708 to several BlackBerry 10 devices

Adding to the small bevy of updates that were pushed out yesterday for several devices, TELUS has now started pushing out OS 10.3.1.2708 (Software version 10.3.1.1865) to multiple BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Passport, Z10, Q10, Z30 and Classic as well. Much like yesterday's release, this OS has been around in leaked and official form for quite some time now for ShopBlackBerry and...

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WhatsApp beta updated once again with a large list of changes

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It's that time again. Another WhatsApp beta has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As has become the norm, this release is jam packed with changes according to the changelog and covers everything from a few new features right down to the usual miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements. Added custom ringtones for incoming calls (Settings>Notification Settings>Call...

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Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.1.2576 to BlackBerry Passport owners

Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.1.2576 to BlackBerry Passport owners

Are you a Rogers customer who purchased their BlackBerry Passport from Rogers but haven't received 10.3.1 yet? If so, you might want to go ahead and check for software updates if you don't already have a notification showing. As reported by several folks in the CrackBerry Forums and Twitter and checked through Sachesi, Rogers has now officially released OS 10.3.1.2576 (Software version 10.3.1....

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A closer look at the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite

Porsche Design P'9883 Graphite

Just under a month ago we got our first look at the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite, and today we're getting a closer look at the details that make up the phone. As before, the P'9983 Graphite is essentially the same phone as the standard Porsche Design P'9983, just with a design that's all-black stainless steel frame with a hand-wrapped leather back cover instead of the glossy carbon fiber. It...

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Users sticking around longer for BBM than WhatsApp and Snapchat

Users sticking around longer for BBM than WhatsApp or Snapchat

BBM retains more users than most other mobile messaging apps, according to new data published by mobile analytics group Quettra. Measured against 22 messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Snapchat, and WeChat, BBM held on to 93% of its users after 30 days. The app also experienced higher user loyalty after the 60 and 90-day marks, according to BlackBerry: As reported by The Information and...

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If you've ever needed to record a telephone conversation you may have Call Recordr for BlackBerry 10 already installed. If that's the case, you'll be pleased to hear that there's a huge update waiting for you in BlackBerry World. I first used Call Recordr back in December 2013 and it did a great job, which included being being very user friendly. As you can see from the following list, the...

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Another potentially addictive game has hit BlackBerry World. Fatal Escape from ovogame (who gave us Smiley's Pop and Jump Birdy Jump) is a platform scrolling game and using just a screen tap you must maneuver your cube as far as possible. One wrong move and it's game over though. Ovogame kindly put together the above video which shows off Fatal Escape in all its prime. The game costs a...

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Foko private photo sharing app for companies

Have you heard of Foko before? If you're like me, you probably haven't. So, when I heard they were releasing their app for BlackBerry 10, I decided to look into it a bit further and find out more about the service which has been widely referred to as 'Instagram for Enterprise' and is headed up by CEO Marc Gingras, who was previously CEO and Founder of Tungle, which later sold to BlackBerry....

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Vodafone migrates all monthly plans to 4G for boosted super speeds

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Vodafone today announced that all 12- and 24-month contract plans have been moved to the 4G network, enabling you to enjoy faster speeds. Vodafone is also changing the way the network is selling the monthly contracts by talking about bundles. Bundles for everyone! Starting with Standard Bundles, these are the most affordable options available, containing only a mere 500MB or 1GB of 4G data....

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New BBM beta offers the ability chat with people outside of your BBM contacts

UPDATE - A new Android beta has now also been pushed out with the exact same addition of the ability to chat with people outside of your BBM contact list. With warning given well ahead that a new BBM beta was expected, the BlackBerry Beta Zone has now sent out emails to those who are a part of the BBM beta group and there're some interesting changes to be found. Both iOS and BlackBerry 10 have...

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