BlackBerry App Roundup for December 5, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 5, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Not only is this the end of the week but it's also early into a brand new month. The only reason I mention that small fact is that this means we are even closer to the launch of the BlackBerry Classic. Less than two weeks remain until the launch and I am certainly looking forward to it. Also notable this week are the unboxing videos of the White and Red BlackBerry...

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Catch the replay of the application infrastructure for BES12 webcast

If you missed out on the application infrastructure for BES12 webcast on December 4th, you can now catch the replay of the event on your own time. We'll review the mobile app infrastructure built into BES 12 including how corporate systems can minimize risk when opening access to apps outside their firewall, and ensure data is secure through its journey from inside the corporate firewall...

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AT&T sign

Recent anecdotal evidence of throttling AT&T data speeds on unlimited LTE plans have been confirmed by spokespeople, despite regulatory pressure to eliminate the practice. AT&T users with those subscriptions are still being automatically throttled after they hit 5 GB of usage. This change can be as dramatic as a dip from 23 Mbps to 0.1 Mbps until the end of the billing cycle. AT&...

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The perfect BlackBerry Z10 leather holsters are on sale today for just $12.95!

The perfect BlackBerry Z10 leather holsters are on sale today for just $12.95!

The stylish CrackBerry branded leather horizontal case is made of a fine, durable leather that features a magnetic closure and a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your belt, pocket or purse. This case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time. Get yours in black, red or white today and save 57%

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen sits down with Bloomberg Studio 1.0 for candid interview

Back in July, Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang got to sit down with BlackBerry CEO John Chen for a rather wide-ranging and candid interview. Portions of the interview were posted by Bloomberg previously but as part of Bloomberg Studio 1.0, the full twenty minute interview has now been made available. Among the topics discussed, why John Chen took the CEO job at BlackBerry, how the company...

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BlackBerry preparing new accessories for Passport and Classic

BlackBerry preparing new accessories for Passport and Classic

When the BlackBerry Passport was announced, it was noted to be coming with a rich ecosystem of accessories and while BlackBerry has thus far done a good job of getting the basics out such as the hard shell case, screen protectors as well as the leather flip case, that's pretty much where it has ended. That seems to be changing though as some new accessories for both the Passport and Classic...

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NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong discusses viewing Genomes on the BlackBerry Passport

The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2014 kicked off on December 3rd and today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen along with NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong took the stage to discuss NantHealth's new app that will allow doctors to view genomes via a secure phone such as a BlackBerry Passport. Earlier, Soon-Shiong had tweeted he was excited about an upcoming joint announcement with BlackBerry but didn't...

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Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. government from mandating backdoor access into the smartphones and computers of Americans. The bill comes after the FBI engaged in a standoff with tech giants like Apple and Google over the use of encryption software on newer phones. Law enforcement officials cite public safety as a concern and claim that having backdoor...

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BES10 Hosted wins Enterprise Service of the Year in Best in Biz Awards

Following up the win of the BlackBerry Z30 in the Consumer Product of the Year category of the Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, BlackBerry has struck gold again. This time the win came by way of BES10 Hosted, which has been named Enterprise Service of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2014. We're pleased to announce that BES10 Hosted has been named a gold winner in the Enterprise...

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So So Happy BBM stickers now available in the BBM Shop

So So Happy BBM stickers now available in the BBM Shop

While a lot of the stickers that appear in the BBM shop are familiar from such things as movies and cartoons, every now and then a pack arrives that serves a greater purpose and such is the case with the latest arrival from So So Happy Studios. At SO SO Happy Studio, our greatest joy comes from creating crazy, quirky characters and thinking of random fun things that make us happy. Our...

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Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon's Mike Haberman today detailed a number of improvements coming to the carrier's LTE network next year. In short, the carrier in red will be rolling out carrier aggregation, adding more coverage for VoLTE, and continuing to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Perhaps the most notable change is the implementation of carrier aggregation. According to a report by Fierce Wireless: Mike...

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift GuideLet's find that perfect tech gift! Holiday shopping can be tough, we know. Finding the best gift for your loved ones can be a pain, but we're here to help. This is the Mobile Nations 2014 Holiday Gift Guide so we can help you find the perfect gift for every name on your list. And this doesn't have to be for just that special someone — it...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Journal Cases are on sale today for just $9.95!

BlackBerry PlayBook Journal Cases are on sale today for just $9.95!

With a genuine leather exterior, chrome inset logo and elastic closure, the BlackBerry PlayBook Journal Case gets full marks for both style and convenience. A soft microfiber lining with a customized shell holds your device in place while you're using it and leaves access to all your ports and buttons. Get yours today and save 83% while supplies last

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One for you Snapchat fans - Snap10 gets a small bug fixing update

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Just a quick heads up for you BlackBerry 10 users that like to 'Snapchat'. The third party app 'Snap10 - Send Snaps' has received a small update this week. There's no new features with this release - it's all about bug fixes, which makes for a better app experience all round. If you've not yet checked out 'Snap10 - Send Snaps' it's well worth doing so, particularly if your buddies with...

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When it comes to speed testing applications we're not spoilt for choice on BlackBerry 10. The most popular one worldwide is an Android app and that can be loaded onto your BlackBerry 10 device if you so wish. However, I recently discovered Traffic Monitor with Speed Test arrive in BlackBerry World and after giving it a test run it's now my speed testing app of choice. The app is free to...

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BlackBerry Travel for BlackBerry 10 updated with 'additional device support'

A new update to BlackBerry Travel has now landed in BlackBerry World and while it doesn't appear to have any huge changes, it's still a good idea to check it out. The version will depend on which device you're actually running but the according to the change log, the update includes support for additional devices, which to me essentially means it now has proper support for the upcoming...

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Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

After having announced that it would repurpose portions of its 3G spectrum to operate the faster 4G LTE protocol sometime in 2015, it looks like the Verizon has begun the conversion process and is testing these plans in select markets. Verizon would not give specifics about the test markets right now, but it is reported that Verizon is at least starting its trial of operating LTE on some of its...

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LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes and performance improvements

Are you a LinkedIn user? If you are, you'll want to take a look in BlackBerry World and get the latest version for your device downloaded. A new version, v10.1.30.113, has now arrived and it brings along the somewhat standard bug fixes and performance improvements. It's hard to tell whether the change log is new or not, but it also states improved notifications and support for new devices,...

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Bell to carry the BlackBerry Classic in Canada

Bell to carry the BlackBerry Classic in Canada

Although it might seem rather obvious given their budget brand, Virgin Mobile, has started taking pre-orders at Best Buy we now know Bell is gearing up to sell the BlackBerry Classic directly as well. If you head on over to the Bell site and search for the device, you'll be taken to a 'coming soon' page, though it offers very few details and still lacks any pricing structure. That said, if...

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