Cast for BlackBerry 10 continues to improve and add new features, v1.0.7.3 now available

One of the cool things about writing about apps all day is the fact that you often times get to see apps grow from a very basic implementation into something totally awesome. Such is the case with Cast for BlackBerry 10, which offers up the ability to cast YouTube videos from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone to your Google Chromecast and so much more. The app is on its third or fourth update now...

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BlackBerry Beta Zone app updated to v10.0.0.36 - Bug fixes, performance improvements and more included

A little bit of an update for all you BlackBerry Beta Zone users. The BlackBerry Beta Zone app itself has just been updated to v10.0.0.36 and it includes some notable changes this time around such as performance improvements, notifications added for third-party beta programs and links now posted via the app will be recognized as URL's. Finally, the usual 'bug fixes' are also noted to be...

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At one investment firm in NY, privacy concerns are leading many to ask for their BlackBerry back

Over at CIO today, Tom Kaneshige ran an article titled: Mobile Workers: 'I Want My Blackberry Back' It highlights comments from an IT executive at 'a well-known investment firm in New York City' and the troubles the organization is having with their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy and MDM solutions that ultimately has employees asking for their corporate BlackBerry back. The issues...

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Get online while abroad for just £2 a day with O2 Travel

EU Passport

If you're looking for a sweet deal with regards to using data abroad on this year's holiday, O2 may well have the right bundle price at just £2 a day. We've all been in that situation, looking at pricing and being stunned by just how expensive roaming can be, even when travelling within the EU. UK mobile operators are attempting to tackle the issue of high charges (as is the EU, which hopes to...

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BlackBerry 10 app developers are twice as likely to code in HTML

BlackBerry 10 app developers are twice as likely to code in HTML

It's not easy to make it as an app developer. That's the key takeaway from the latest State of the Developer Nation report from Vision Mobile, pulling together data from more than 10,000 mobile developers (including some of you) across 137 countries. With that many developers they were able to get a broad view of what's popular and (more importantly) what's successful in making great apps....

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From the office to the track, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 team stays secure with BlackBerry

It's hardly a secret that BlackBerry is one of the sponsors for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 team. The partnership was announced back in February 2013 and continues today but rather than just being a sticker on the cars and a logo on the teams gear and fire suits, BlackBerry is deeply involved in the organization by providing BES 10 encrypted solutions and handsets across the board. How...

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FastTube

For those of you BlackBerry 10 users that prefer to use an app rather than the browser for watching YouTube videos you may want to check out FastTube as it has been updated with a ton of fixes and improvements. FastTube is free to download and available for all BlackBerry 10 devices, however if you want a seamless experience it's worth upgrading to the paid version of the app which you can...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, buy the Seidio ACTIVE Case (with kickstand) for BlackBerry Z10 and save 49% off the list price! The ACTIVE Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your BlackBerry Z10. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton for added protection. The back even sports a retractable...

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BlackBerry adds Marty Beard to their management team as new COO

BlackBerry adds Marty Beard to their management team as new COO

Hot off the press this morning it looks like John Chen is on a mission to get a fine selection of management in place for BlackBerry's future. Marty Beard has been appointed as COO and starts the new role immediately. With his previous experience, which you can see in the press release below, Marty sounds like a great new addition to the BlackBerry family. Sure, he may not yet be a BlackBerry...

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Enpass for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with fixes and a selection of new languages

Enpass

We've featured Enpass before here on CrackBerry as it's my password keeper or choice. Why I use this app comes down to three reasons. First up is its ability to sync with Dropbox, Box and OneDrive - meaning you're never going to lose your passwords. Secondly is the fact that there is a desktop version too so you don't have to use your BlackBerry to find or enter passwords. Last but not least -...

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From the Editor's Desk: The past month of BlackBerry

From the Editor's Desk: The past month of BlackBerry

Time flies when you're having fun. That's the old saying right? July 19th marked exactly one month since BlackBerry CEO John Chen pretty much fully unveiled the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic. For the most part, much of the focus has been on the BlackBerry Passport. Considering it's the first of the two new devices out of the gate, there seems to be more of them out there in the...

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The numbers are in, 73 percent of CrackBerry readers still want to see another all touch BlackBerry released

The BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic are the next two devices set to arrive from BlackBerry. They're locked in and John Chen and his team are readying the rollout for each right now. The issue there though, for some, is that both of those devices are QWERTY keyboard devices leaving those who like all touch devices such as the Z10 and Z30 with nothing to really upgrade to. Last week we...

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Get scrapbooking with Tapyhold for BlackBerry 10

Get scrapbooking with Tapyhold for BlackBerry 10

The Scrapbook app on the BlackBerry PlayBook was a lot of fun. Still owning a PlayBook, I occasionally make a scrapbook with the app. When BlackBerry 10 launched we didn't see a version make its way to the devices, which was a shame. All is not lost though, a scrapbook of sorts did become available on BlackBerry 10 called Tapyhold. It made it to our top journal and diary app roundup but we'll...

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ClipMan Clipboard Manager gets a hefty update including Turbo Reader integration, undo history, fixes, and more!

Since our last look at ClipMan Clipboard Manager, the developer has been hard at work coding new features and improved performance to this popular multi-tasking application. The result is version 2.2.9.2 that not only introduces a plugin to his other application Turbor Reader, to store the last reading position and share text, but offers additional options, bug fixes, and tighter system...

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How to edit photos on the BlackBerry Z3

How to edit photos on the BlackBerry Z3

In this day and age producing the best photos is second nature to many of us. With apps such as Instagram as well as our social networks we are sharing so much more content than in previous years. If you have recently picked up the BlackBerry Z3 as your first BlackBerry 10 device you'll be pleased to hear that photo editing on it is super easy and you get a bunch of options straight out of...

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Deal of the Day: Clear-Coat Screen Protector for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Clear-Coat Screen Protector for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, buy the Clear-Coat Screen Protector for BlackBerry Z10 and save 34% off the list price This screen protector is custom cut to fit your BlackBerry Z10's display and shields it from scuffs and scratches. It's 100% clear, easy to apply and doesn't add any bulk to the device. Grab this deal while supplies last!

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The BlackBerry Z3 is just $229.99 today only on Expansys

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The Expansys USA web site has listed the unlocked BlackBerry Z3 as its "Deal of the Day" and is currently selling the BlackBerry 10-based smartphone for just $229.99. While the phone is becoming more widely available in other parts of the world, most notably in Asian territories, the BlackBerry Z3 isn't as accessible in the US, so this deal represents a rare chance to get the phone for a...

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HeroCraft's Ice Rage: Hockey available for free on the Amazon Appstore today!

Although I'm not much of a sports fan, I do oddly enough enjoy playing a lot of sports video games, especially hockey games. I've been playing them since NHL 95' arrived back on the Super NES and Sega Genesis all those many years ago. Earlier today, StuBurke8 let me know that HeroCraft's awesome Ice Rage: Hockey was available on the Amazon Appstore for free so I decided to give it a go and it's...

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Security conscious? Max Secure Software apps go on sale until July 27th

Max

Being BlackBerry 10 users we are all a little security conscious - especially if you use your device for business. With the ability to easily run Android apps on BlackBerry 10 some folk see this as a threat to the security of their device. That's where Max Mobile Security comes in. We've featured many of their apps before and they have kindly dropped the price by 50% of their Privacy,...

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Missed the Project Ion Internet of Things webinar? Catch the replay

Missed the Project Ion Internet of Things webinar? Catch the replay

If you missed out on the Project Ion Internet of Things webinar that was held on July 10th, this weekend might be a good time to get caught up on it all, as the replay is now available. The QNX Cloud team hosted the event and ran through a lot of stuff surrounding Project Ion and the initiatives happening at BlackBerry and QNX in the Internet of Things arena. Led by Steve West, senior...

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