BlackBerry App Roundup for August 8, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 8/7/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are having a fantastic week. What can I say but the big announcement of the week was the official release of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition. I think all other news pales in comparison to this announcement don't you think? Be sure to check out the hands-on video with this remarkable device. You can also browse through the photo gallery for a closer...

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Major Carphone Warehouse data breach could affect up to 2.4 million

Carphone Warehouse

Hackers have gained access to the personal data of up to 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers, the UK-based mobile retail giant has today admitted. The breach is said to have originated in the systems related to Carphone Warehouse stores, as well as the OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and Mobiles.co.uk websites. The data potentially breached included names, addresses, date of birth...

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This BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition appears to be running Android instead of BlackBerry 10

As I'm sure just about every CrackBerry reader knows already, BlackBerry has officially announced the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition and as expected it's running BlackBerry 10. But what if some of the pre-release versions were set up to run Android? A new set of images, as well as a video, have now appeared over at Mondo BlackBerry which appear to show off just that. A pre-release...

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How to update the Amazon Appstore on BlackBerry 10

How to update the Amazon Appstore on BlackBerry 10

Now that all BlackBerry 10 smartphones come preloaded with the Amazon Appstore, it's another one of those apps on your device that needs to be updated fairly regularly. For the most part, this is a fairly easy process as the app will check for updates whenever it's launched and let you know if there's any available, but if you're looking to take matters into your own hands and check for updates...

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Verizon to revamp its data plans starting August 13, ditches phone contracts

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless will be making some big changes in both its device data plans and its smartphone purchase options, starting on August 13. On that date, Verizon will offer four data plans, with no more separate single-line or family plan options. The carrier will also do away with two-year contracts and their smartphone subsidies, with customers now offered the option of either paying for the...

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Lock your device with a number or pattern with SecureX

Lock your device with a number or pattern with SecureX

Our BlackBerry devices already come with security for locking and password protecting our handsets. However, there is nothing wrong with employing an extra layer of safeguarding your personal information. SecureX is a native pattern and number lock app application. It offers an array of options and features to ensure that your BlackBerry remains locked and protected at all times. When you...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now available through Amazon

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

If you've been holding off on picking up a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition until it was available for purchase through Amazon, your wait is over. The device can now be ordered through the online retailer in the US for $549 and you could have it as early as August 7, assuming you're an Amazon Prime member. Something to be aware of though when ordering from Amazon is the fact there's no...

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Mackenzie Health works securely with BlackBerry

Mackenzie Health works securely with BlackBerry

Back in June, BlackBerry CEO John Chen joined the Partnering for Innovation: Healthcare in the Digital Age keynote discussion at the launch of phase two of the Mackenzie Health Innovation Unit. In the first phase of the project, Mackenzie Health implemented technologies such as 'smart' beds, 'smart' badges and communications stations, enhanced hand hygiene support solution and dome lights...

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BlackBerry highlights the design process and changes for the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

Looking at the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, it's pretty easy to say it's just another Passport variation but really, there's a bit more to it than that. Sure, it shares the same specs with some slight changes to the dimensions but as we now know from the official announcement, it also includes a few deeper improvements as well. Tasked with updating and improving the design, was Di Tao,...

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BlackBerry launches Android Secured portal for news and updates on all things Android security and management

Remember all those Android domain names that BlackBerry bought? Well, they've been putting them to use as of late. Android Secured goes to their BES12 Android for Work page and, one of the others they purchased, Manage Android, goes to the newly launched Android Secured hub for fresh news and updates on all things Android security and Android management. Now, before all the BlackBerry / Android...

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Adidas Group acquires Runtastic in a €220 million deal

Adidas acquires Runtastic for € 220 million

Runtastic, the company behind a variety of fitness apps, has been acquired by Adidas in a deal worth €220 million. With the two forces joining, the companies state that the combined goal will be to 'clearly stand out in a crowded and constantly changing landscape.' The Runtastic team currently has apps available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10, that not only track your runs, or bike rides,...

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 Light Anytime and Shot Share - 500 copies of each available for free!

Looking for some new apps to try out? Sure you are. Everyone always enjoys some new apps, especially if they're free. As I've said a few times before here on the blogs, I really love simple apps. Apps that I didn't know I needed until I started using them and they end up becoming a part of my daily usage. The folks at IWIK have built a couple now that fit that criteria for me, Light Anytime and...

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Here are our BlackBerry Leap and $200 shopping spree winners!

Here are our BlackBerry Leap and $200 shopping spree winners!

You know us, we love to give awesome prizes to our CrackBerry readers. This time around we gave away a $200 shopping spree in the CrackBerry store, and a BlackBerry Leap along with accessories and some CB goodies. You guys have waited patiently long enough, and it's time to see who the winners are! Though there could only be two winners today, stay tuned because there are more awesome contests...

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Will you be buying a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition?

Will you be buying a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition?

The day has arrived. After months of rumors and speculation, the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is now official and ready to roll out to those who have been patiently waiting for the full details. Kevin has already given it a look in his hands-on video and we've loaded up a nice photo gallery showing off the device, plus we have a special offer in place through the CrackBerry Canada store...

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BlackBerry officially announces the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

Just in case you couldn't tell from our hands-on video, store promo and photo gallery, BlackBerry has now officially announced the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition. With a refined design and featuring an awesome looking silver finish, the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition sets itself apart from the other Passport variations. "We strive to deliver products that combine cutting-edge...

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Exclusive: Video Hands-On with the BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition!

Drop what you're doing and hit PLAY on the video above! I was fortunate to get my hands on the newly announced BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition a little early, so took it to the new KM studio to give it a proper debut for CrackBerry Nation (complete with vintage table slap at the end!). Be sure to watch the video for some deep thoughts, and check out our photo gallery for lots of great...

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Order the new BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition from CrackBerry Canada and receive $130 in FREE accessories!

The BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition here and CrackBerry is happy to be one of BlackBerry's official launch partners. In fact, CrackBerry is the only launch partner right now for the Silver Edition outside of ShopBlackBerry's own store for a limited time. Remember, this luxurious Passport won't be hitting any carriers - it's an unlocked phone that you need to buy direct. Working with our...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition photo gallery

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition photo gallery

Now that the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition has been announced officially, we can show you all some better images of the device up close and personal. Unlike some of the early images, which never really show off a device in the best light, these photos really highlight the high quality finishes that BlackBerry used on the Passport Silver Edition to make it, arguably, the most striking...

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Skyward - Download from an Android source and not BlackBerry World

Skyward-Warning-BBW

It's pretty unheard of that we steer people away from downloading an application/game from BlackBerry World, but in this case I thought that it was well worth doing exactly that. Let me explain..... Like many BlackBerry 10 users, one of my morning rituals is to jump into BlackBerry World and see what's new. And top of the 'New Arrivals' list was a game called Skyward. Although the...

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Sprint brings some new faces on board in executive shakeup

Sprint brings some new faces on board in executive shakeup

Sprint has announced a slight executive shakeup today, bringing in former Telstra exec Tarek Robbiati as its new CFO, and Günther Ottendorfer as its COO of technology. The shakeup will also see Sprint's Chief Network Officer, John Saw, promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Sprint is clearly looking to bring a fresh outlook on its strategy in the competitive mobile space with some new faces....

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