HSBC port their Android banking app over to BlackBerry 10

HSBC

The HSBC mobile banking app is a little late to the BlackBerry 10 party but better late than never. Unfortunately for UK customers it is an Android port and not native, but from experience with other similar applications I'm sure it works just fine. Not being an HSBC customer I can't test this one out but I did download it from BlackBerry World just because I could. Main features of the HSBC...

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BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2015 results on June 19

BlackBerry

Mark your calendars for June 19. That's the day BlackBerry has set to announce their fiscal 2015 results for the first quarter. The first financial quarter for BlackBerry just ended last week, on May 31. BlackBerry reported their fourth quarter and year-end results for fiscal 2014 in late-March. They reported a balance of $2.7B at the end of that quarter (compared to $3.2B the previous...

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Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a car kit for your BlackBerry!

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a car kit for your BlackBerry!

Planning a summer road trip? We have just the thing for you to take along — a car kit for your BlackBerry! While on the road you can use your phone up front for navigation, or even keep the kids occupied in the back seat. There are plenty of great uses for your BlackBerry in the car, so why not have new car mount to call your own? We have plenty of options available at ShopCrackBerry for all of...

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Updatein Places gets a new name, bug fixes and more in latest update

Updatein Places gets a new name, bug fixes and more in latest update

We've previously covered the location based search app Updatein Places and how it offers a quick way to locate nearby restaurants, banks, shopping malls, or any other nearby places you need to find directions or details on. As the application has grown the team behind this application to change the name to better reflect how it is currently being used. That being said, they have rebranded the...

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How to get Instagram on your BlackBerry Z3

Instagram

Instagram has to be the biggest photo sharing/social media app out there at the moment. Although we don't have a native BlackBerry 10 version yet, thanks to OS 10.2.1 it's real easy to install Instagram on your BlackBerry Z3. You may notice in the image above that I used my Z30 for the photo. The only reason I did this is that getting Instagram onto your Z3 is done just the same with all other...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger and save 53% off the list price! Charge two BlackBerry devices on the go, simultaneously! This compact charger charges your BlackBerry smartphone up to twice as fast, and is also compatible with your BlackBerry PlayBook and most micro-USB Bluetooth headsets. List Price: $29.99   Today Only: $13.95 Learn More and Buy...

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Three UK add five more countries to their 'Feel at Home' service - eliminating roaming charges

Roaming charges have historically been a pain in the butt - with the majority of carriers worldwide ripping off us consumers when we go on holiday or travel overseas for business. Three's 'Feel at Home' service has been up and running for some time now with an array of countries on the list where customers can use their standard UK plan in other countries without incurring roaming charges....

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New version of Snap2Chat now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Snap2Chat Beta

For you BlackBerry 10 users that like to SnapChat with your buddies on other platforms you'll be pleased to hear that the third party app Snap2Chat has received a wee update over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. The changes are not huge, but more of a fixing update for users - which suits me just fine. These include: Removed headless notifications (stopped and running - not the entire headless...

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BBM Channel Chat vs. Twitter

BBM Channel Chat

I'm starting to become a pro at BBM Channel Chats! I have now completed four regularly-scheduled BBM Channel Chats. My Channel Chat is set to turn on automatically every Monday and Wednesday at 1:30pm ET / 6:30pm GMT for thirty minutes. Last week I reminded people that the chats were going to take place, which made for a BIG turnout each session and made things CRAZY for me to manage (read my...

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Double your number, double your fun with Double Up, an addictive strategy game

Double your number, double your fun with Double Up, an addictive strategy game

If the title of this game sounds familiar, don't worry you are correct in that assumption. For those of you who follow our Weekend Coder series these articles are dedicated to providing useful information to native developers. One of the examples used for demonstrating a native UI/UX was for a number puzzle game called Double Up. While this may have been inspired by "Threes" and "2048" by no...

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Why you should buy a fitness tracker

Fitbit One with Android app

It's #MobileFit Month here at Mobile Nations, and that means we're looking at all of the best devices to get you fit and healthy. A big part of that group is of course, fitness trackers. There are people who like to exercise and those who avoid exercise at all costs. The exercising group may be more willing to strap on a fitness tracker, however we'd argue that those who avoid exercise are the...

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I love Story Maker on BlackBerry 10! Have you put it to use yet?

I love Story Maker on BlackBerry 10! Have you put it to use yet?

I'll be on honest. Before June 1st, I had never really used the Story Maker app on BlackBerry 10. That's not to say I had never opened the app before. I absolutely became familiar with Story Maker when BB10 launched. I made a few quick throw away videos from clips and photos on my phone, just so I knew how it all worked, and I've spent some time in the app since monkeying around with it so if...

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Should BlackBerry bring back Unite as a multi-platform management tool?

Parental Controls

Several years ago BlackBerry started a secret project to bring BES-like features to families. This was way back when the iPhone didn't even have copy and paste yet, the iPad didn't exist and Android had next to no market share. BlackBerry was still king of the smartphone world so the idea of going cross-platform wasn't terribly important yet. BlackBerry Unite offered families a way to install...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Book Case for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Book Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the CrackBerry Book Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 50% off the list price! Made from quality, durable leather, the CrackBerry Book Case fits your BlackBerry Z10 perfectly to bring you complete protection against drops and scratches while offering easy-to-use pockets for storing credit cards, business cards or money. The case even features a strong magnetic closure...

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Get Instagram 6.0.1 on your BlackBerry right now!

Instagram Update

It may be an Android app and not available in BlackBerry World, but that doesn't stop us BlackBerry 10 folk from using it. Instagram has been updated to include a bunch of new photo editing tools and enhancements which you can download from the Android app store of your choice. I'm a big fan of using Snap for my Android apps and this new version is there waiting for you to download. You'll...

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QNX announces improvements to its in-car hands-free systems

QNX Mercedes

Following the announcement of a new in-car operating system, QNX has also introduced the newest version of its Acoustics for Voice system that handles hands-free communications. Version 3.0 has been made official at the Detroit Telematics conference and adds improvements to echo cancellation, noise reduction, adaptive equalization, automatic gain control and more. Our cars are fast becoming...

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Bargain alert - BlackBerry Q5 only £99.99 on Pay As You Go from O2 UK!

Q5

If you're looking to pick up a new BlackBerry 10 device in the UK you may well want to consider hitting up the O2 website. They have very generously reduced the price of the BlackBerry Q5 to just £99.99 on Pay As You Go - which is an absolute bargain! Now clearly the Q5 is the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to BlackBerry 10 specs, but it still does an awesome job for you hardware...

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QNX announces new safety focused Automotive operating system

QNX

BlackBerry owned QNX has today announced a brand new operating system for the car with with a distinct focus on safety behind the wheel. The QNX® OS for Automotive Safety 1.0 will provide the groundwork for such in-car technology as digital instrument clusters, head-up displays and advanced driver assistance systems. The QNX OS for Automotive Safety – rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it –...

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BlackBerry 10 users have downloaded 2.5 Million Android apps thanks to Snap

I went through the process of wiping my device tonight and due to that, I had to download Snap once again. At the time I did it, the Red Light of Love site was down and all that was coming up for me was cached pages. In those cached pages, I noticed an announcement James Muir, Developer of Snap had made. According to his stats available through Snap, the app that lets BlackBerry 10 users...

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#MobileFit Month Kickoff Show!

#MobileFit Month Kickoff Show!

This week the Connectedly show was highjacked in honor of #MobileFit month here at Mobile Nations. We're going healthy for the month of June, and we're getting things started with this kickoff show. I was joined by Kevin, Phil and Sam for this episode where we talked all about #MobileFit month, Fitbit and some of what you'll be seeing from the Mobile Nations sites in the coming weeks. There...

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