BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

It appears as though BlackBerry's global decryption key was previously obtained by the Canadian Police. According to a report, the police have had the key to BlackBerry devices since 2010, but neither the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) nor BlackBerry will confirm the details of how it was handed over. From Vice's report: According to technical reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted...

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Power Tools for Android updated with Speak SMS, Email Filters, and Good Morning capabilities

Not too long ago, BlackBerry 10 developer Toysoft Development ported over his popular Power Tools app to the Google Play Store. This Swiss Army knife of apps provides an extensive list of features to enhance your efficiency on a daily basis. The latest version is now available for you to download in Google Play and comes with several new options, enhancements, and bug fixes. New features in...

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Marshmallow beta will soon begin rolling out to first wave of Priv testers

Marshmallow beta will soon begin rolling out to first wave of Priv testers

BlackBerry is preparing to roll out Marshmallow to Priv beta testers who have opted into the program and completed necessary enrollment steps. The company has confirmed in the beta zone that Marshmallow will be released to the program from today. So, how will you receive the update on your Priv? Should you be in the beta, you'll receive Marshmallow as you would a normal system update. Either...

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Logitech acquires wireless earbud maker Jaybird for $50 million

Logitech snaps up wireless headphone maker Jaybird for $50 million

Logitech has announced that it has agreed to acquire wireless audio accessory company Jaybird. Logitech says the deal for Jaybird comes in at $50 million in cash with the potential for $45 million more if the company meets growth targets going forward. For its part, Logitech is positioning this acquisition as a way to give a boost to its audio offerings, specifically in the wireless audio...

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Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar

Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar

If you get confused by the alphabet soup of acronyms such as EMM, MDM, MAM and MCM, BlackBerry is looking to help clear things up for by hosting a 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup - a detailed look at MDM, MAM & MCM' webinar on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Organizations are trying to keep up with the demands of their business to be able to do more through mobile at a time when...

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Translate between German, English, and more with ease with dict Browser

Translate text with ease with dict Browser

Being able to learn a new language is not an easy task. Rather than carry around a dictionary while travelling, there are other options to try and communicate in a foreign language. One such method is using an app. From the developer that brought you ClipMan Clipboard Manager and BlackBullet, comes dict Browser. This is a browser for the mobile website dict.cc. QtHelex has taken the dict.cc...

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WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10

If you're still riding it out with WhatsApp until the end of 2016, you might as well get yourself on the latest version possible. A new beta build has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and while the changes are certainly not huge, they might be of interest to you. Reorganized Account settings to match other platforms. (Privacy, Security, Change Numbr, and Delete Account are now all under "...

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Servomex Selects Qnx to Power Gas Analysis for Safety-critical Environments

QNX has scored another win with the announcement that Servomex Group, a world leader in gas analysis technology, has chosen the QNX Neutrino Realtime OS to power its next generation of gas analyzers, which needed a high-performance OS, flexibility to support an array of market-specific applications and the reliability to be deployed in safety-critical environments. "Servomex offers an...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Range

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Range

Did you miss BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now sit back and watch the video or download the audio and enjoy! As BlackBerry CEO reiterates plans to launch two mid-range handsets powered by Android, we've got new distribution arrangements for the MENA region, a broader discussion on BlackBerry security and email and price cuts on BlackBerry Priv. Topics April security patch...

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The weBoost eqo hopes to blanket your home in great cellular coverage

The weBoost eqo boosts cellular signal throughout your home

If you want to boost the cellular reception in your home, weBoost's latest product, the eqo Cellular Signal Booster, might be what you're looking for. Compatible with Verizon, AT&T, and other major networks, eqo enhances cellular signals for greater reach across your home. You can find the eqo on Amazon now for $349.99. You'll just need to place the eqo in an area that is receiving a...

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Save up to 70% on select Crucial and Lexar storage products at Amazon

Save up to 70% on select Crucial and Lexar storage products at Amazon

Amazon's Deal of the Day can score you up to 70% savings on various hard drives, memory cards, memory and more from Lexar and Crucial. Whether you need a new hard drive for your computer, some RAM to speed it up a bit, or a new memory card for your phone, you won't want to miss out on this deal. Some of the deals include: Crucial 480GB Internal SSD - $100 Crucial 960GB Internal SSD - $200...

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Grab SanDisk's 128GB microSD card for just £25 at Amazon

128GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card

Amazon UK is selling the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSD card for just £25. The deal shaves more than half off the card's usual retail price of £59. If you're looking to expand the storage on your phone or tablet, now is the ideal time to do it. The deal is valid for one day only, so be sure to head to Amazon from the link below to get your hands on the 128GB SanDisk Ultra for £25. See at...

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Sprint may not sell the BlackBerry Priv after all

Sprint may not sell the BlackBerry Priv after all

Update - As per BlackBerry CEO John Chen, Sprint will no longer offer the BlackBerry Priv. .@Sprint will not carry PRIV. Get it at https://t.co/QsCUsMbeq3 @ATT @TMobile @Verizon— John Chen (@JohnChen) April 11, 2016 Despite earlier confirmation coming from BlackBerry CEO John Chen during CES 2016 that the BlackBerry Priv would be arriving on Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, it now appears as...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: HoloMazing

Mobile Nations Weekly: HoloMazing

Double the cameras, double the tours, double the holograms. This week in tech: Huawei goes double with the P9 phone with dual Leica cameras and BlackBerry starts up their Priv Marshmallow beta. Things were relatively quiet in the Apple space, sans more rumors about the iPhone 7 and fancy new Apple Watch Hermes bands. But the really cool stuff is happening in, of all places, Windows land. Yes...

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T-Mobile Netherlands may borrow strategy from its U.S. brother in turnaround attempt

In order to remedy issues with T-Mobile Netherlands, parent company Deutsche Telekom is reportedly planning to take a page out of the book of its U.S. counterpart. While T-Mobile Netherlands has lost over 1 million subscribers in the last three years, T-Mobile US has been consistently adding subscribers for the last couple of years, thanks in large part to aggressive pricing and promotions....

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BlackBerry and Fast Telecom sign distribution agreement

BlackBerry and Fast Telecom sign distribution agreement

One of the key points made by BlackBerry CEO John Chen during the Q4 Fiscal 2016 earnings call was that BlackBerry was needing to ramp up their distribution and now BlackBerry and Fast Telecom have announced that they have signed a distribution agreement. "Today, Fast Telecom and BlackBerry have signed an agreement that will enhance the footprint of BlackBerry devices and widen the...

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John Chen

Even though BlackBerry sold just 600,000 handsets in its last fiscal quarter, the company's CEO John Chen is keeping it in the hardware business, at least for now. In a new interview, Chen repeated his earlier statements about the company planning to launch two new two mid-range Android phones later in 2016. One with a physical keyboard and one with a full touchscreen. According to The...

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Verizon and Google said to be preparing bids for Yahoo

Verizon and Google said to be preparing bids for Yahoo

Verizon is reportedly preparing to make a first-round bid for Yahoo next week. Both Verizon and its AOL subsidiary are said to be in talks with three separate financial institutions about the bid. Google may also make its own bid for the beleaguered company. From Bloomberg: Verizon Communications Inc. plans to make a first-round bid for Yahoo Inc.'s Web business next week, and is willing...

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Verizon offers three free months of HBO Now for new lines or upgrades

Verizon

Verizon is aiming to get the TV binge-watching audience with its latest promotional offer. It will give customers who switch to Verizon Wireless, along with current users who upgrade or activate a new line, three free months of access to HBO Now, which is normally worth about $45. The carrier's press release states: To be eligible you'll need to upgrade or activate a new line on a smart...

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We're giving away a BlackBerry Priv or Passport! Enter now!

We're giving away a BlackBerry Priv or Passport! Enter now!

It's time to announce the winner of our March contest, and to get our next contest underway! We decided to go ahead and let the winner choose if they'd prefer a BlackBerry Priv or Passport again this time! You can find all the details on that below, but first, let's go ahead and reveal who the winner of our last giveaway is! Everyone please join me in congratulation CrackBerry reader ams083...

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