Samsung brings back the hardware keyboard

While the fight between BlackBerry and Typo may have ended with BlackBerry on top, that hasn't stopped other companies from trying to re-create their own keyboards for smartphones, in this case, Samsung. At its Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City, Samsung today officially announced the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ but to go along with those devices they also announced a hardware...

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BBM beta for iOS adds iOS 9 support and PayPal integration

BBM beta for iOS adds iOS 9 support and PayPal integration

Following up on the BlackBerry 10 and Android releases earlier, BlackBerry has now released a new BBM beta for iOS. As expected, the iOS version brings along with it the same PayPal integration found in the BlackBerry 10 and Android versions but it also adds support for iOS 9. This beta version of BBM introduces: iOS 9 Support Discover new promoted sticker packs right from the sticker...

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Loyalty adds photo and custom logo support in latest version

Loyalty

I have a habit of collecting loyalty cards. Not by choice mind you, but they tend to accumulate on their own for some reason. Whether in my wallet or on my keychain it is sometimes hard to keep track. Loyalty is a native application to store all of your store cards for easy access. This new release brings with it several new features to both the pro version and the free version. New Features...

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App-Stores-Hero

The mobile market is so app orientated that it's probably the most important feature that consumers take into consideration when picking an operating system. As a BlackBerry 10 user I hope I can speak for most of us when I say that the OS and hardware are more important to me. Sure, apps are still have a place, but they are down the list of important features that I need on my smartphone....

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BBM with PayPal integration now available in the Beta Zone

Looks like we didn't have to wait until 'tomorrow' for the new BBM Beta with PayPal integration. Emails are now being sent out letting eligible folks know the update has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10 users. Aside from the PayPal integration, BlackBerry has also included a few other fixes for this release as noted. This beta version of BBM introduces: Lots of bug...

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You will soon be able to send and receive money with PayPal through BBM

For a while now, there has been rumors of BlackBerry and PayPal teaming up to offer customers the ability to send and receive money with PayPal through BBM and finally, some of those rumors have come to fruition. As noted on the Inside BlackBerry blog, starting tomorrow, an external beta will be available for BlackBerry, iOS and Android BBM users in Canada, that will make sending and receiving...

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BlackBerry joins the National Cyber Security Alliance

BlackBerry joins the National Cyber Security Alliance

BlackBerry has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit organization that is focused on helping citizens stay safe online. With BlackBerry's security expertise in software, hardware and the IoT, the NCSA hopes to keep everyone safer and more secure, regardless of the mobile device they are using. The NCSA hopes to tap into BlackBerry's security understanding to solve...

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Back to School Sale: 20% off all accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Back to School Sale: 20% off all accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Load up on mobile essentials and stay ahead for semesters to come. Starting today, you can save 20% on everything here at ShopCrackBerry you see fit for making planning, note-taking, and partying more efficient throughout the rest of school year. Stay powered up during those long days on campus with a trusty power bank, take notes with absolute precision with a quality stylus, and keep your go...

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Here are our BBM prize pack contest winners!

Here are our BBM prize pack contest winners!

August 1 marked BBM's 10th birthday and to celebrate the occasion we put together 10 sweet BBM prize packs consisting of a BBM Mug, 10 BBM Splat / Spark Stickers, a BBM Notebook and of course, wrapped it all up in a nice BlackBerry gift bag. Now, it's time to go ahead and announce the ten winners. biobilly d_elkhori gmr1987 Herbie52 hockeyshaun Karma Gunz Paintedeyes RLTurn77 semime Taurice...

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Avoid oversleeping with this quick BlackBerry 10 alarm snooze tip

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This may not be the most exciting topic in the world, but for you folk that rely on your BlackBerry as your alarm clock, this is a jolly handy tip to keep in mind. When it comes to snoozing my alarm, I'm an expert. What I mean by this is that I could hit that snooze tab over and over - there's just a real sweet feeling knowing that you can stay snuggled up in bed for a few more minutes....

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition available in Vietnam starting August 24

Hot on the heels of the initial announcement of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, BlackBerry has now announced the device is headed to Vietnam and will be available starting from August 24. "We strive to deliver products that combine cutting-edge technology with purposeful, globally recognized design, and the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is the latest manifestation of this...

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Love first-person shooter games? Check out Open Arena for BlackBerry 10

Love first-person shooter games? Check out Open Arena for BlackBerry 10

Growing up in the days when Doom was popular I was eager to see how this would play on my BlackBerry Passport when it arrived in BlackBerry World. Based on the Quake series of games, in this case, the Quake 3 game engine, the goal is to frag or kill, enemy players to score points by completing different objectives. Each of the matches happen in an arena and include such objectives as...

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Sprint's Open World add-on makes it more affordable to travel to Mexico, Canada, and Latin America

Sprint has announced a new free add-on, called "Open World," that brings a number of cool additions for frequent international callers and travelers. In all, the add-on offers free calls and texts to Canada and Mexico, along with rates starting at five cents for Latin American countries. Moreover, Sprint says that frequent travelers in the Americas will score free calls and texts when...

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Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology

Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology

When the news of hackers being able to remotely kill a Jeep Cherokee while it was driving down the road came to light by the folks at WIRED, it was some pretty scary information. Imagine driving down the road and losing all access to dashboard functions, steering, transmission, and brakes. Once the news was out, understandably, there was plenty of discussion in the CrackBerry Forums surrounding...

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John Chen answers some key questions about the next stages of BlackBerry's turnaround strategy

John Chen is nearing his two year anniversary at BlackBerry. Along the way in his nearly two-year journey, which began November 2013 with him being interim CEO, we've had several updates on his progress in turning around the company. We've heard everything from his initial thoughts on the company when he arrived right down to his feelings on how the stock is currently undervalued. In a new...

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We're giving away a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition bundle!

BlackBerry Passport SE

BlackBerry has just released the brand new BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, and it is gorgeous. With a refined design and featuring an awesome looking silver finish, the BlackBerry Passport SE has us all anxious to get our hands on one, and we're sure plenty of you feel the same! So here is your chance to win a free Silver Edition Passport for yourself, along with a bundle of accessories and...

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ThirdEye lets you add photo filters and effects in real time

ThirdEye lets you add photo filters and effects in real time

There are quite a few photo editors out there for you to pimp out your photos after you take and before you share them. We've got another photo app for you today, newly released, after seeing a stint in BlackBerry Beta Zone. This app, however, is more of a realtime photo editor where you can apply the filter as and when you're going to take a photo. The app is called ThirdEye. The UI is...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Safeguard

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Safeguard

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, there was plenty to discuss with the release of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition being and then it possibly being caught running Android. We also hit on BlackBerry launching the Android Secured news portal and plenty of rumors and speculation...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Security, Xbox, a new BlackBerry, and more security

Mobile Nations Weekly: Security, Xbox, a new BlackBerry, and more security

Welcome to Mobile Nations Weekly, a look back at the important stories of the week in mobile tech and mobile life. The week that was brought us news, rumors, speculation, fear mongering, and opinion valid and not from all across the mobile space. On the Android front they're dealing with the Stagefright compromise and the rapid response of manufacturers to patch the exploit as well as checking...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured in blurry cam photo

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured in blurry cam photo

Although renders of the BlackBerry Venice slider have been rather easy to come by, capturing the real thing has proven thus far to be rather difficult, even with a room full of fancy cameras. The tide may be turning though as a new image suggested to be of the slider has appeared in all its blurry cam glory. Sadly, there's not really much other info to be gleaned from the photo other than to...

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