iHeartRadio announces partnership with QNX and more at CES 2015

iHeartRadio announces seven new partnerships at CES 2015

Streaming music service iHeartRadio has announced a number of new partnerships at CES 2015. The company is teaming up with seven different brands to integrate their service into new devices, including those made by Google, Sony, TiVo, and more. iHeartRadio will be one of the first apps ready for Google's new Cast for audio system, and the service will also find its way to in-dashboard...

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CrackBerry Asks: BlackBerry Passport owners - How do you scroll?

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I've owned my BlackBerry Passport for a good few months now and it was only the other day that I realized that I very rarely take advantage of the scrolling gestures available on the Passport keyboard. Sure, I sometimes flick a predicted word into place when typing but I'm really talking about using the keyboard for scrolling within web pages and my most used applications such as Facebook,...

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Control when you check for mail with No Mail for BlackBerry 10

Control when you check for mail with No Mail for BlackBerry 10

d Have there been moments you wanted to prevent incoming messages? Are there times you are on vacation that in addition to having an out of office message you want to control when you see incoming mail? Toysoft Development has come up with a solution for those of us who need a little break from our inbox even if it is only on weekends. No Mail allows users to setup a schedule for when to check...

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Wireless charging standards are about to get a lot less frustrating

Two of the wireless charging standards will merge

Two of the three competing wireless charging standards groups, The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance, have revealed plans to merge, with the agreement expected to close sometime in mid-2015. The merged group will operate under a new name when the agreement is closed. The press release says: One of the main objectives of the new organization is to accelerate the...

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Three UK to let customers roam for free in Spain and New Zealand

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UK network Three are to add yet another two countries to their 'Feel At Home' package - where users can use their standard minutes, SMS and data abroad at no extra cost. Spain and New Zealand will be added to the list of locations on 1st April 2015, which already includes sixteen countries, with the USA probably being the big money saver for both consumers and business users. With millions...

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CES 2015 Day 0 roundup

CES 2015 Day 0 roundup

PRESENTED BY January 5th CES Day 0 round-up CES technically doesn't start until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean the news can't get underway. And that it has, with announcements and reveals large and small across the spectrum of consumer electronics. From the all-new LG G Flex 2 to the ASUS Zenfone 2, mobile innovation...

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Here's our latest BlackBerry Classic winner!

Here's our latest BlackBerry Classic winner

The holidays are over now for another year, and it's time to announce who has won our contest for a free BlackBerry Classic from Old Father CrackBerry! There were over 7000 entries, and as much as we'd love to be able to send each and every one of you a free BlackBerry, there can only be one winner. We know you're all very anxious to find out who has won, so let's see who it is! The winner of...

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Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! The Three Stooges BBM stickers now available

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! Three Stooges BBM stickers now available

Looking for some comedic relief? If so, you can now grab The Three Stooges BBM sticker pack from the BBM Shop for only $1.99. Best known for their numerous short subject films, still syndicated to television, The Three Stooges have made generations around the world laugh for over fifty years. You can get a better look at the pack below or hit this link in your browser to jump right to the...

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Increase your productivity with Work Wide for the BlackBerry Passport

With Work Wide having recently rolled out a pretty massive update that brought support for more devices, new styling, full-screen mode and more, the latest update that is available in BlackBerry World and appearing as an update right now may seem rather tame in comparison. It's a simple bug fix release to address some issues BlackBerry OS 10.2+ and 10.3.1 saw within the app. Resolved bug in...

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iGrann Pro rolls out small update to correct Hub issues

iGrann Pro rolls out small update to correct Hub issues

If your preferred Instagram app on BlackBerry 10 is iGrann Pro, you'll want to fire up BlackBerry World and ensure you have the latest release installed. A new update is now appearing that aims to correct an issue some customers saw where clicking on Hub items didn't open up as they should. It's a small update no doubt but notably it also addresses some 'other minor fixes' as well, so best...

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Manage several projects and tasks with Produktyf Project

Manage several projects and tasks with Produktyf Project

When I'm not obsessing over all things BlackBerry, I actually sit behind a desk most of the days working on various projects and other office related stuff. Being able to juggle various projects, each with different due dates and related tasks I might add, is not easy, and one must be extremely organized to do so. The developers behind Money Plus and Produktyf CRM have released another native...

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NX 2015 Maserati Quattroporte GTS concept car!

Although BlackBerry CEO John Chen let the cat out of the bag a slight bit by telling everyone QNX would be showing off a connected Maserati decked out with the latest gear from the company and their technology partners, he stopped short of mentioning which model of Maserati we'd be seeing as the QNX 2015 technology concept car. We now know the Maserati Quattroporte GTS was chosen, so...

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LG selects QNX to provide solutions for next-gen automotive systems

LG selects QNX to provide solutions for next-gen automotive systems

In addition to all the other QNX announcements coming out of CES 2015, QNX has also announced that LG has chosen the company to provide them with software platforms for their next-generation automotive systems including the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, the QNX Neutrino Operating System (OS), the QNX OS for Automotive Safety, the QNX Momentics Tool Suite, and finally QNX Acoustics for...

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QNX provides software platform for Volkswagen infotainment systems

NX provides software platform for Volkswagen infotainment systems

If you're shopping for a Touareg, Passat, Polo, Golf, or Golf GTI, you may be pleased to know the infotainment systems in those 2015 models will be powered by QNX. Announced today at CES 2015, the systems in those models will offer realtime traffic information, points-of-interest search, reverse camera display, voice control, Bluetooth connectivity, rich multimedia support, four-zone...

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QNX achieves new milestone in automotive market

QNX has now announced a new milestone for the subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited. It now has more than 50 percent market share with its software having now been deployed in the infotainment and telematics systems of more than 50 million vehicles, including brands such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and...

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QNX helps automakers gear up for Integrated Driving Experiences at 2015 CES

With CES 2015 now up and running, QNX has pushed several announcements out surrounding what they have in store for CES, including showing off the new QNX technology concept car, based on a Maserati Quattroporte GTS. "From vision sensors to smartphones, the car is experiencing a massive influx of new technologies, and automakers must blend these in a way that is simple, helpful, and...

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Receive 44% off this ultra-rugged case and holster combo for BlackBerry Q10 today

Receive 44% off this ultra-rugged case and holster combo for BlackBerry Q10 today

Eliminate the need for different cases for every scenario. With this durable CONVERT Combo from Seidio, you get a slim hard case for casual protection, a rugged skin and skeleton for demanding outdoor use and even a tough swivel holster to clip it all into at your side. A serious case for serious users.

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Track your CrossFit workouts with xFit WOD for BlackBerry 10

Track your CrossFit workouts with xFit WOD for BlackBerry 10

For those who adhere to the CrossFit strength and conditioning program for their workouts then there is this new application to aid you. If you are not familiar with CrossFit, it incorporates various different types of high-intensity workouts including aerobic exercise, gymnastics, and Olympic weight training to improve fitness, endurance stamina and strength. This simple and native...

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NVIDIA Drive CX is an all-new digital cockpit for your vehicle

NVIDIA Drive CX is an all-new digital cockpit

As part of NVIDIA's CES press conference tonight, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, unveiled a new generation of digital cockpit called NVIDIA Drive CX platform, which is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra X1 and includes runtime software known as DRIVE Studio and can run across most every major OS found in automobiles such as QNX, Linux and Android. "Mobile supercomputing will be central to tomorrow...

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Shortcuts app adds the ability to create Voice Notes and home screen shortcuts in latest version

If you are a person always searching for ways to be more productive and reducing the number of clicks it takes to perform actions then this application is for you. Designed for those who prefer typing over clicking, we've featured Shortcuts before in the weekly roundup and it is an extremely useful tool for invoking your most common actions by just typing one, two, or three keystrokes in the...

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