Secusmart

CeBIT 2015 is all set for March 16th - 20th in Hannover, Germany and BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart has some rather interesting plans laid out for a press conference ahead of the event. According to a brief press release sent out, Secusmart, in collaboration with IBM and Samsung, will be unveiling a new device for 'highly secure mobile communication'. This year, Secusmart is giving...

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Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10 gets updated for OS 10.3.1

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It's been a while since Gadget Box for Blackberry 10 was updated, but this week sees a new version available in BlackBerry World, which contains fixes and improvements, including some bugs ironed out for Passport users. Gadget Box has been around for a long time on BlackBerry 10, but if you are new to the platform and have not come across it before you can think of it has the BlackBerry...

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WhatsApp Beta updated

Seems as though the WhatsApp developers are at it again. A new release is now appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for those of you out there who don't mind some beta testing. According to the change log, this update focuses on two main concerns. One being an enhanced full-text chat search feature that allows better search of message history. The other being font scaling improvements within...

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Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated in the Beta Zone

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated in the Beta Zone

Did you get in on the earlier Evernote beta from the BlackBerry Beta Zone? If so, you'll want to make sure you open up the Beta Zone once again today and great the latest version (5.6.0.393) of Evernote available. Although it doesn't have any huge changes over the previous version, it does fix a few bugs that were present. We got the full list of changes as well as notes about the current...

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Toysoft Development apps go on sale for a limited period of time

Toysoft Development apps go on sale for a limited period of time

We've already seen one developer make all their apps free today and here's another developer putting a handful of their apps on sale. So, if you're looking for some new apps to download, today has started well in terms of grabbing yourself a bargain. We've featured some of the apps on the list today, apps such as Quick Launch, Power Tools and Shortcut Creator. Toysoft Development apps on...

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All apps free from one developer for today only!

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It isn't every day that a BlackBerry 10 app developer kindly offers all his apps for free, but that's what Saper-ek has done. The offer is a one day special so you'll need to get the apps you want today. The apps can be downloaded for free using the redemption code that follows. As usual in this case you don't need to find the specific app in BlackBerry World - just follow the instructions...

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Vodafone UK confirm they will carry the BlackBerry Leap, but for business users only

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Just a quick heads up for UK BlackBerry users that are looking forward to the release of the low cost BlackBerry Leap. Vodafone have today confirmed they will be offering the latest BlackBerry 10 device, but if you were thinking of picking this one up as a consumer you'll be disappointed. The Leap is only going to be available for business users, which in my opinion is a shame, but we already...

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Whether you tend to use BlackBerry's own Remember application or a third party one, we have some pretty sweet options when it comes to Note taking apps. In fact, many of them do more than just simple note taking, including Super Note. Today sees Super Note get updated to version 1.5 which as you can see below brings us a broad range of enhancements, as well as full support for BlackBerry...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Slide

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Slide

With Mobile World Congress all wrapped up and this being the first BerryFlow since then, it's time to go ahead and discuss some of the announcements such as the BlackBerry Leap, the BlackBerry Slider, BES12 Cloud, BBM and much, much more. If you weren't able to tune in live, go ahead and check out the video, audio as well as the full discussion and guest list below. Discussion List Cross...

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BLOB offers addictively challenging games for you to play - 7000 free copies up for grabs

If you're looking for a game just like Flappy Bird and more, check out BLOB. BLOB offers 8 different types of game play. You can even think of it like 8 games in 1. All games a very challenging but as we know with these games, that can often make them quite addictive. In each game you collect gems. Gems let you unlock other different colored BLOBs to use. The default BLOB color is green. Other...

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Missing Adobe Flash on 10.3.1? Here's the best way to get it back!

Missing Adobe Flash on 10.3.1? Here's the best way to get it back!

When it was announced BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 would drop Adobe Flash support, some folks were upset but given the fact even Adobe doesn't support Flash on mobile anymore it wasn't entirely unexpected. Still, many folks rely on Adobe Flash and having it built into the native BlackBerry 10 browser was a bonus for those who needed it and since its removal, folks have been looking for the best way to...

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Set app icons just where you want them with these apps

Set app icons just where you want them with these apps

After one of my accessory review posts, there were plenty of questions on how I managed to have two rows of icons along the bottom of the Home screen. We've actually looked at a few apps that give you this functionality but I thought I would round them up here and you can choose whichever one tickles your fancy. Take your pick. HomeSpacer HomeSpacer lets you create up to 30 blank icons at...

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QNX-equipped Solar Impulse 2 readies for round-the-world flight

On Monday, March 9th, the Solar Impulse 2, a one-of-a-kind airplane that runs exclusively on solar power, will take off from Abu Dhabi and set course for a round-the-world flight. This isn't just any regular flight. It is the first attempt to fly around the world using only the power of the sun through the Solar Impulse 2's 17,248 solar panels covering a 72-metre wingspan. The solar panels will...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 6, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 6, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! While Mobile World Congress 2015 may have come to an end there happened to be some exciting news put forth by BlackBerry. Not only did we have a hands-on with the newly announced BlackBerry Leap, but we also saw a brief, blink and you missed it, look at the all new BlackBerry 10 Slider. There was also a mention of an all new Porsche Design device coming in 2015 which is...

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1000 free copies of Stickers++ available for download

1000 free copies of Stickers++ available for download

Looking for more stickers to use on BlackBerry 10? How about being able to share them with other messaging apps besides BBM? Stickers++ allows you to do that. We've written about his app before and they developer has also previously done a free giveaway. And now the developers is ready to give another batch of 1000 free copies away. There's 18 different categories of stickers to choose from...

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Canadian man faces fines and jail time for refusal to unlock BlackBerry at airport

Here's a little something that hit close to home for me personally. Alain Philippon, 38, of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec who arrived at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport from Puerto Plata has been charged under section 153.1 (b) of the Customs Act for hindering or preventing border officers from performing their role under the act based on his refusal to provide his BlackBerry password...

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Hub2Watch brings Hub notifications to your Pebble smartwatch

Hub2Watch brings Hub notifications to your Pebble smartwatch

The Pebble smartwatch isn't officially supported by BlackBerry themselves, but we do have a pretty awesome third party client in the form of Talk2Watch. The developer of Talk2Watch has an API available for developers to tap into it to bring their app notifications to your wrist. One developer, Roger Leblanc, has made use of that tool and has brought a few apps to BlackBerry World already, his...

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The BlackBerry Slider envisioned through new renders

The BlackBerry Slider envisioned through new renders

While the BlackBerry 'Slide' as CEO John Chen likes to call it has thus far managed to escape being captured in any great way by thousands of dollars worth of fancy cameras, one thing it can't escape is Photoshop. Dylan Habkirk has created some pretty great renders of BlackBerry smartphones in the past and he's given the Slider a go with a new set of renders where the device gets dubbed the...

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ShopCrackBerry.com now available in Spanish

ShopCrackBerry.com now available in Spanish

Since 2007, ShopCrackBerry.com has been the most popular one-stop shop site for BlackBerry users by offering a wide selection of products, rapid fulfillment, and knowledgeable expert support. As part of our ongoing efforts to expand our e-commerce network and address our customers requests, I'm pleased to announce ShopCrackBerry is now also available in Spanish. The addition of Spanish to...

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BlockIt adds SMS Blocking and Auto Reply - 200 free copies available!

BlockIt adds SMS Blocking and Auto Reply - 200 free copies available!

There are times we receive a call or two (or more) from telemarketers or other callers that should just not get answered. One of the call blocking applications available in BlackBerry World is BlockIt, a headless application that allows users to block incoming calls from numbers in your address book, from your phone log, and those inputted manually. BlockIt received a minor update this week...

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