NSA reform bill killed in U.S. Senate

NSA reform bill killed in U.S. Senate

A bill introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy and supported by a coalition of technology companies designed to curb NSA data collection had undergone a Senate vote and failed by two votes. The USA Freedom Act fell short of the 60 votes needed to pass, garnering 58 votes in favor and 42 against. If it had passed, the bill would introduce sweeping changes with the NSA with the organization no...

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Banana Cabana stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Banana Cabana stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Based on the quirky designs of Noah Z. Jones, Almost Naked Animals features an ensemble cast of underwear-clad animals, set in a beachfront hotel named the Banana Cabana. If you're a parent, you might be familiar with the show and now you can grab the stickers from the BBM Shop $1.99. Howie, Bunny, Duck, Sloth and more are included. Not a pack for me but if you're interested, they should be...

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How to enable or disable automatic stories on BlackBerry OS 10.3

How to enable or disable automatic stories on BlackBerry OS 10.3

Of the many enhancements and new features introduced in OS 10.3, one that stands out is how BlackBerry Story Maker now automatically creates what it calls "automatic stories" of your media content based on date taken, location, or whether they are designated as favorite. These stories appear in the date view of the Pictures app above your picture collection. For example, in the screenshot...

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BlackBerry 10.3.1 Native SDK goes gold

The BlackBerry Classic is well on its way and to ensure developers can have their apps ready for it, BlackBerry has now released the gold release of the BlackBerry 10.3.1 Native SDK along with a new developer OS (OS 10.3.1.997) for all devices. Over at the Inside BlackBerry Developer blog, they've taken the time to highlight some key items that you must consider if you're building for or...

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How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video on BlackBerry 10

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video on BlackBerry 10

Do you have an Amazon Prime account? If so, then you likely know that Amazon offers up Prime Instant Video and you may also likely know that, after many years of holding out, they recently released an Android version of Prime Instant Video so folks with an Amazon Prime account can purchase, rent or watch movies and TV shows on the go, provided their device was supported, which many are not....

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Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey

If you're a developer, take this 10-minute survey and you could win some really great prizes! It's that time of year again, and our friends at Vision Mobile need 10 minutes of your time to participate in the 8th edition of their Developer Economics Survey. If you're not familiar with the survey, Vision Mobile uses it to compile the most comprehensive report on the worldwide app economy and...

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BlackBerry give us a closer look at the Classic's hardware navigation keys on video

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BlackBerry are teasing us once again. This time Donny from Inside BlackBerry is giving us a quick video overview of the hardware navigation keys and trackpad that are making a return with the BlackBerry Classic, which is due to go on sale December 2014. For us BlackBerry fans that have been loyal for a few years the return of these navigation keys and the optical trackpad will be most...

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Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins lands at wireless charger company Powermat

Thorsten Heins takes leadership of Powermat

It's been a while since we've heard from former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, but there's now news of him: he's the new CEO and chairman of wireless charging company Powermat. Heins ran BlackBerry through a tumultuous just-under-two-year tenure that ended in late 2013, since replaced by John Chen. Hein's arrival has him replacing Powermat founder Ran Poliakine. Powermat's inductive charging...

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Save up to 63% on PNY microSD cards today at Amazon

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If you like saving money (and who doesn't?) Amazon has a one-day deal on a number of memory and mobile power products from PNY. Prices in this collection of products have been cut by between 30% and 85%, with microSD cards prices cut by as much as 63%. A good example is the 32GB version of the PNY High Performance microSDHC card, which normally sells for $34.99. Amazon currently has the...

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Get this 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Q10 for only $4.95 today!

Get this 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Q10 for only $4.95 today!

These BlackBerry Q10 screen protectors add the protection you need against scratches and smudges for everyday use. They're custom designed to fit your Q10 and are easy to apply and remove. Each package includes 2 protectors so you can have an extra or give your spare to a fellow Q10 user. Save 67% today and get yours while supplies last!

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How to get Candy Crush Soda Saga on your BlackBerry 10 device

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I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us have heard of Candy Crush. Jeez - my mum has even been addicted to the puzzle game which requires you to match three or more shapes in a row. The games sibling, Candy Crush Soda Saga can now be downloaded on BlackBerry 10 devices - using Snap at the time of publication. Sure, it's a little more hassle than using BlackBerry World or the Amazon...

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective stickers now available in the BBM Shop

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

He's the best there is. In fact, he's the only one there is. He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and right now he's available on BBM in sticker form. Yup, that's right. A new BBM sticker pack has arrived featuring the legendary pet detective and you can call it yours for only $1.99. The pack should be showing for everyone at this point but if you're not seeing it in five minutes....... just wait...

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Relive the gaming systems of your past with Nostalgia

Relive the gaming systems of your past with Nostalgia

Growing up, there was no shortage of games that mimicked the ball-and-ball concept of Breakout. I've played my fair share including Alleyway and, of course, Brick Breaker on BlackBerry. The concept of moving the paddle from left to right all to hit the ball into the wall to smash blocks or similar objects is an amusing and entertaining one that I shall never tire of playing. That being said,...

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AT&T's latest Mobile Share promo gives you 15 GB for the price of 10 GB

AT&T's latest Mobile Share promo gives you 15 GB for the price of 10 GB

Starting tomorrow, November 18, AT&T will be running a limited-time promotion to bring more data to its 10 GB Mobile Share plan. For the same price that you would be paying on the 10 GB Mobile Share package, which comes with unlimited talk and text, AT&T will throw in an extra 5 GB bringing the shareable data bucket to 15 GB. The promotional 15GB Mobile Share Value plan at the...

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Listen to your audiobooks on the go with StoryTeller Audiobook Player

Listen to your audiobooks on the go with StoryTeller Audiobook Player

No matter where I go, be it work, vacation, or travel, I am never without a book. While sometimes my job and other events may eat up my time, there is always a paperback, eBook, or audiobook tucked away somewhere for me to read or listen to in those quiet moments. Now for those of you who do listen to audiobooks, the development team behind Think-4-U Music Player created this simple player for...

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BlackBerry appoints a new Senior Vice President of Global Carrier Sales

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We're off to a flying start to the week with yet another press release from BlackBerry. John Chen certainly thinks that BlackBerry 10 carrier sales need to improve and he sure is right. So to combat the situation Howard Stevens has been put in place to strengthen relations - a good move. With the Passport now on sale in many regions and the Classic coming soon it seems the perfect time for a...

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These white CrackBerry Crunk skin cases for Q10 are on sale today for $5.95!

These white CrackBerry Crunk skin cases for Q10 are on sale today for $5.95!

This flexible, TPU case fits perfectly around your BlackBerry Q10 and helps protect against drops and scratches while providing an enhanced grip to the device. The slim and lightweight design of the Crunk Case allows you to comfortably carry your device without any additional bulk. The back features a CrackBerry logo embedded into the skin, proving you're an official BlackBerry addict!

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More awesome news today out of the BlackBerry enterprise scene and what a great way to start the working week. As you'll see below in the following press release from BlackBerry themselves, an in-depth survey has been conducted to take a closer look into how mobile devices in the workplace are affected by potential security risks. It's no secret that over the past few years BlackBerry have...

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Unable to log into Box? You're not alone - (Update)

Unable to log into Box? You're not alone - (Update)

Update: According to Box's status page, it looks like the issue has been resolved. Carry on! Are you amongst the many using Box for additional cloud storage on BlackBerry 10 smartphone? If so, have a look at your account and see if it's logged in right now. Many have noticed their accounts have automatically logged them out and when attempting to log back in, the 'Grant Access' button no...

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1500 copies up for grabs of Call Blocker Pro by Max Secure

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Yes, we may have featured a few call blocking apps recently, but Max Secure Software are kindly letting CrackBerry readers have the chance to grab Call Blocker Pro for free by using the redemption code we have below. This one is 10.3 only I'm afraid due to the API not being available before. As usual, with 1500 copies available you'll need to get in quick, but if it's not a feature you are...

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