Here are our BBM prize pack contest winners!

Here are our BBM prize pack contest winners!

August 1 marked BBM's 10th birthday and to celebrate the occasion we put together 10 sweet BBM prize packs consisting of a BBM Mug, 10 BBM Splat / Spark Stickers, a BBM Notebook and of course, wrapped it all up in a nice BlackBerry gift bag. Now, it's time to go ahead and announce the ten winners. biobilly d_elkhori gmr1987 Herbie52 hockeyshaun Karma Gunz Paintedeyes RLTurn77 semime Taurice...

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Avoid oversleeping with this quick BlackBerry 10 alarm snooze tip

Alarm-BlackBerry10-Snooze

This may not be the most exciting topic in the world, but for you folk that rely on your BlackBerry as your alarm clock, this is a jolly handy tip to keep in mind. When it comes to snoozing my alarm, I'm an expert. What I mean by this is that I could hit that snooze tab over and over - there's just a real sweet feeling knowing that you can stay snuggled up in bed for a few more minutes....

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition available in Vietnam starting August 24

Hot on the heels of the initial announcement of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, BlackBerry has now announced the device is headed to Vietnam and will be available starting from August 24. "We strive to deliver products that combine cutting-edge technology with purposeful, globally recognized design, and the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is the latest manifestation of this...

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Love first-person shooter games? Check out Open Arena for BlackBerry 10

Love first-person shooter games? Check out Open Arena for BlackBerry 10

Growing up in the days when Doom was popular I was eager to see how this would play on my BlackBerry Passport when it arrived in BlackBerry World. Based on the Quake series of games, in this case, the Quake 3 game engine, the goal is to frag or kill, enemy players to score points by completing different objectives. Each of the matches happen in an arena and include such objectives as...

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Sprint's Open World add-on makes it more affordable to travel to Mexico, Canada, and Latin America

Sprint has announced a new free add-on, called "Open World," that brings a number of cool additions for frequent international callers and travelers. In all, the add-on offers free calls and texts to Canada and Mexico, along with rates starting at five cents for Latin American countries. Moreover, Sprint says that frequent travelers in the Americas will score free calls and texts when...

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Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology

Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology

When the news of hackers being able to remotely kill a Jeep Cherokee while it was driving down the road came to light by the folks at WIRED, it was some pretty scary information. Imagine driving down the road and losing all access to dashboard functions, steering, transmission, and brakes. Once the news was out, understandably, there was plenty of discussion in the CrackBerry Forums surrounding...

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John Chen answers some key questions about the next stages of BlackBerry's turnaround strategy

John Chen is nearing his two year anniversary at BlackBerry. Along the way in his nearly two-year journey, which began November 2013 with him being interim CEO, we've had several updates on his progress in turning around the company. We've heard everything from his initial thoughts on the company when he arrived right down to his feelings on how the stock is currently undervalued. In a new...

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We're giving away a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition bundle!

BlackBerry Passport SE

BlackBerry has just released the brand new BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, and it is gorgeous. With a refined design and featuring an awesome looking silver finish, the BlackBerry Passport SE has us all anxious to get our hands on one, and we're sure plenty of you feel the same! So here is your chance to win a free Silver Edition Passport for yourself, along with a bundle of accessories and...

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ThirdEye lets you add photo filters and effects in real time

ThirdEye lets you add photo filters and effects in real time

There are quite a few photo editors out there for you to pimp out your photos after you take and before you share them. We've got another photo app for you today, newly released, after seeing a stint in BlackBerry Beta Zone. This app, however, is more of a realtime photo editor where you can apply the filter as and when you're going to take a photo. The app is called ThirdEye. The UI is...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Safeguard

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Safeguard

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, there was plenty to discuss with the release of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition being and then it possibly being caught running Android. We also hit on BlackBerry launching the Android Secured news portal and plenty of rumors and speculation...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Security, Xbox, a new BlackBerry, and more security

Mobile Nations Weekly: Security, Xbox, a new BlackBerry, and more security

Welcome to Mobile Nations Weekly, a look back at the important stories of the week in mobile tech and mobile life. The week that was brought us news, rumors, speculation, fear mongering, and opinion valid and not from all across the mobile space. On the Android front they're dealing with the Stagefright compromise and the rapid response of manufacturers to patch the exploit as well as checking...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured in blurry cam photo

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured in blurry cam photo

Although renders of the BlackBerry Venice slider have been rather easy to come by, capturing the real thing has proven thus far to be rather difficult, even with a room full of fancy cameras. The tide may be turning though as a new image suggested to be of the slider has appeared in all its blurry cam glory. Sadly, there's not really much other info to be gleaned from the photo other than to...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' renders show off the camera, Hub for Android and more!

Now that the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition has been released, we were rather hoping we would all start to hear more about the upcoming slider from BlackBerry otherwise known as Venice and that indeed seems to be the case. We've managed to get our hands on some renders of the device, not unlike those previously released when the Venice was noted to be running Android instead of BlackBerry...

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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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