BlackBerry now rolling out September Android security patch for Priv and DTEK50

As expected, thanks to the heads up from the beta releases, BlackBerry has now started rolling out the September Android security patch update for Priv and DTEK50 owners. Keep in mind, the updates start with ShopBlackBerry, Amazon and otherwise factory unlocked devices. If you purchased your device from a carrier, then you are reliant upon their update schedule. If you're looking for the...

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Snap v3 for BlackBerry 10 has moved out of beta and is now available!

Update: If you were having issues with v3.0.0.0 after purchasing it, please check your email for a new build - v3.0.0.1. If you've yet to purchase Snap, then you can do so now and receive v3.0.0.1 After what has got to be one of the longest beta testing periods ever, Snap v3 has finally moved out of beta and is now available. For this release of the native Android APK downloader for BlackBerry...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Sophomore

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Sophomore

If your long weekend activities caused you to miss out on BerryFlow live, now is as good a time as any to go ahead and get yourself caught up. This week, we discuss the latest Android beta releases BlackBerry has pushed out to Priv and DTEK50 owners, as well as the app suite and BBM updates. If that's not enough, we also dig a little deeper into 3 Hong Kong making use of BlackBerry technology...

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Save 30% or more on these awesome Anker accessories today!

Save 30% or more on these awesome Anker accessories today!

Anker is running a one-day sale at Amazon and is offering at least 30% off its great accessories. Whether you need some new cables, an external battery or even a computer mouse, you won't want to miss out on this sale! Anker makes some great accessories for all types of smartphones and other electronics, so if you are looking to save some money and grab some fantastic accessories, today is your...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Recalls, launches, and invites

Mobile Nations Weekly: Recalls, launches, and invites

A week of tech in Berlin, Apple sets the date for the iPhone 7 reveal, and Samsung's Note is maybe a little too hot. The last time a smartphone company was hit with news this damaging about a retail product was Apple's iPhone 4 "Antennagate", and at least that didn't include literally exploding phones. That's the position that Samsung is in with the Galaxy Note 7, which has been recalled...

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BlackBerry and Samsung supply the first spy-proof tablets to the German government

BlackBerry has now announced at IFA Berlin that its SecuTABLET is being used by government agencies in Germany to ensure its staff can work on the go without falling victim to espionage. BlackBerry's highly secure tablet, integrated with government-grade MAM technology, is based on the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, and was approved by the German Federal Office for Information...

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BlackBerry technology enables 3 Hong Kong to offer 10 mobile numbers on one SIM

3 Hong Kong has now launched a new service called Numbers Master for iOS and Android smartphones based on technology from BlackBerry. According to the press release, Numbers Master is capable of loading up to ten mobile numbers on one SIM and users can make or receive calls anytime, anywhere via those ten numbers, allowing them to separate office and personal calls with the utmost ease....

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WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 updated with minor fixes

WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10

A small little bump in version numbers for those of you out there still using WhatsApp as a new update has now arrived in BlackBerry World. Miscellaneous fixes and updates are what are covered in the changelog but in reality, this is just an update for the previous version that was issued to BlackBerry World as it was set to expire in October. This new update basically means the app will...

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BlackBerry Hub+ App Suite beta updates now arriving for Priv and DTEK50

If you've updated your Priv or DTEK50 to the latest beta OS releases available, you might as well grab the newly updated beta apps too. Although they started to roll out through Google Play in smaller batches earlier, they have now reached a larger audience. BlackBerry Calendar BlackBerry Hub BlackBerry Hub+ Services BlackBerry Password Keeper Contacts by BlackBerry Notes by BlackBerry Tasks...

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Latest BBM for Android update now available through Google Play

Latest BBM for Android update now available through Google Play

BlackBerry has been busy updating the Priv and DTEK Beta Zone OS builds and plenty of apps but they have certainly not forgotten about apps already on the Google Play Store either such as BBM. A new BBM build for Android has arrived and is now available for download. The changelog appears to be recycled from a previous build but takes a look in case you missed out on something the first time...

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BlackBerry DTEK50 now available from Rogers in Canada

BlackBerry DTEK50 now available from Rogers in Canada

Although they're coming in just a little later than some other Canadian carriers, not counting third-party sales at Costco, Rogers has now made the BlackBerry's second Android-powered smartphone, the DTEK50, available to their customers. As noted on the Rogers site, customers looking to pick up a new DTEK50 can do so starting at $0 on select 2-year plans, or if you're not down with contracts...

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BlackBerry rolls out their first DTEK50 Android beta through Beta Zone

Following the release of the latest Android beta update for some Priv owners, BlackBerry has now started to roll out their first Android beta for DTEK50 owners as well. Those who signed up for the BlackBerry Beta Zone and went through the process of enabling the debugging tokens should be seeing the update available. This update should, for most people, come in weighing around 435MB and just...

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Track your steps, calories, and distance with bActive for BlackBerry 10

Track your steps, calories, and distance with bActive

Summer may be almost over, but there are plenty of ways to keep your fitness goals going. Fitness trackers help us monitor our steps, calories, and distance traveled when we are active throughout the day. While some of us use wearables and smartwatches to track this information, others use fitness apps on our devices. One such app is bActive by Toysoft Development. It uses GPS to track your...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Redemption

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Redemption

As BlackBerry's software business continues to grow, U.S appeals court has sent a shareholder lawsuit back to a lower court. ShopCrackBerry has new BlackBerry DTEK50 accessories you can purchase and BlackBerry BetaZone adds DTEK50 and Hub+ Suite as testing programs. Lastly, BlackBerry has redeemed existing convertible debentures and issued new ones at a better interest rate. If you missed out...

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BlackBerry rolls out their latest Android beta build to some Priv owners

Ahead of the general monthly security patch update, which should around September 6th, BlackBerry has now pushed out their latest beta release for Priv owners through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Unfortunately, it's not for everyone but instead is specifically for those running AT&T, Canadian carrier, and AsiaPac devices. This release, when downloaded should appear as AAG202 - AT&T /...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Ludicrous zero-day nougat

Mobile Nations Weekly: Ludicrous zero-day nougat

Android goes to 7, Apple goes to the repair kit, and Tesla goes for maximum speed. Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here! … if you have a Nexus phone. If using a modern Nexus phone, it might be a while before you get the update — or never. But does that really matter? Apple found itself in sticky security waters following the disclosure and prompt patching of a trio of particularly nasty zero-...

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BlackBerry Announces Redemption of Existing Convertible Debentures and Issuance of New Convertible Debentures

Following the halting of BlackBerry stock for pending news, BlackBerry has now announced the redemption of existing Convertible Debentures and the issuance of new Convertible Debentures. Additionally, BlackBerry also announced that it has entered into an agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional investors who will subscribe for 3.75% unsecured convertible...

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BlackBerry DTEK50 now available from multiple Canadian carriers

BlackBerry DTEK50 now available from multiple Canadian carriers

If you live in Canada and have been waiting for carriers to release the DTEK50 instead of picking one up from ShopBlackBerry, your wait just might be over. Multiple Canadian carriers have now listed BlackBerry latest Android-powered smartphone as available, and pricing is pretty consistent across the board. Bell - $49.99 2-year term with plan starting at $75/mo with data or $449.99 no-term....

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WhatsApp will start sharing your phone number with Facebook, but you can opt out

WhatsApp will start sharing your phone number with Facebook, but you can opt out

Get ready to see more targeted ads on Facebook. WhatsApp has announced that it will start sharing your phone number with Facebook, its parent company. The messaging service has updated its privacy policy to indicate the changes as well as other additions to the platform, such as WhatsApp Web, desktop clients, end-to-end encryption, and voice call service. That doesn't mean that you'll start...

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Stay on task with multiCRON for BlackBerry 10

Stay focused with multiCRON for BlackBerry 10

Being able to juggle the various tasks for home and work is not easy. Time Management is one area in which I sometimes struggle with. There are several techniques available such as Pomodoro, which employ the use of timed intervals. By breaking down our tasks into manageable time periods, we free ourselves from being distracted until the job is done. For one BlackBerry 10 developer, they took...

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