BlackBerry Assistant officially unveiled for OS 10.3

BlackBerry Assistant

BlackBerry tooks the wraps off BlackBerry Assistant today, which aims to provide voice actions for just about everything you could want to do with your phone. We've caught glimpses of Assistant through leaked BlackBerry 10.3 builds, and we suspect the whole affair is powered by Waterloo local Maluuba. So what does BlackBerry Assistant do? Search e-mails, send calendar invites, see what's...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger and save 77% This folding blade charger is made for maximum portability and can be used at home or the office. You'll be able to keep any Micro-USB device charged and ready wherever you go. The cable is 3ft. long when unraveled to maximize your flexibility. List Price: $29.99   Today Only: $6.95 Learn More and Buy Now Never miss a...

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Get Orbital on your BlackBerry 10 device for free - today only

Orbital

If you have the Amazon Appstore on your BlackBerry 10 handset you'll want to hit it up today and grab 'today's free app of the day'. Normally costing a few bucks you can get the full version of Orbital for absolutely no hard cash - nice. I've put the game on my Z3 this morning and it's a real gem. Colorful, action packed and somewhat addictive. The game is all about destroying orbs and there...

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Plenty of new features come to Alpha Zero for BlackBerry 10 in the latest update

Alpha Zero

Alpha Zero has been around pretty much since the birth of BlackBerry 10. Whether you are rocking an all-touch device or one with a hardware keyboard you can enjoy some space frenzy shoot 'em up action. The game has received a rather welcomed update this week and there's plenty of new good stuff on offer. If you missed our initial video review you can check it out here before deciding to part...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.3253 autoloaders now available for all BlackBerry 10 devices

If you're on Verizon and using a BlackBerry Z10, then you may have noticed a new update has landed on your device. While other areas have already received the OS 10.2.1.3247 software version 10.2.1.2977 update, Verizon has decided to throw a little bit of confusion into the mix by releasing OS 10.2.1.3253 with software version 10.2.1.2976. Although the changelog is technically old, given the OS...

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Crushed by a stampede of petitioners, the FCC extends net neutrality comment period

Crushed by a flood of commenters, the FCC has extended the open comment period for their Open Internet proceedings until Friday. When we wrote about the importance of net neutrality back in May, the FCC had opened the door for open comment, and that window was due to close today. But after having been smashed yesterday and today by people like you registering their thoughts with the FCC about...

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Blackphone

The folks working on the security-centric Android-powered Blackphone have posted a rebuttal to the criticisms made by BlackBerry recently. The piece focuses primarily on BlackBerry's poor market performance, dwindling stock price, and ultimate reliance on competing platforms. The main selling point Blackphone CEO Toby Weir-Jones posited for their product compared to BlackBerry was encrypted...

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MockIt 2.0 has arrived - New memes, new photo frames, ability to create magazine covers and more!

MockIt 2.0 has arrived arrived and it's jam packed with new features and awesomeness to make the app more useful than ever. If you're not familiar with MockIt, the app allows you to create device mockups, memes and also serves as a fantastic tool for editing photos with frames, sticker packs and more. In version 2.0.0.1 all of those features have been expanded and improved upon, plus there's...

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QNX releases update to QNX OS for Medical

QNX releases update to QNX OS for Medical

BlackBerry's QNX today announced a new release of its software platform for medical devices that is now IEC 62304-Compliant. The QNX OS for Medical 1.1 is based on QNX OS technology field-proven in an array of systems for angiography, proton therapy, laser eye surgery, hemodynamic monitoring, and other critical healthcare applications. The OS supports both single-core and multi-core devices...

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New free World Cup winners Theme from S4BB

Theme from S4BB

Just a quick heads up for you football (soccer) fans - particularly those of you in Germany. S4BB's 'Theme' application for BlackBerry 10 has been updated with a new World Cup winners theme and you can grab it for free. Before we had BlackBerry 10, themes were big business on legacy devices. Those days are now gone but the 'Theme' app is the nearest you'll get to customising your BlackBerry...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10 and save 52% off the list price! The ultra-thin BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell provides a flip to stand feature, which allows you to easily charge or enjoy media on your BlackBerry Z10. This case provides access to all ports and is exceptionally designed to allow seamless swiping and gesturing on your device’s display. Comes in...

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Three UK makes 0800 numbers free on new SIM-only plans

Three

UK mobile operator Three has announced new SIM-only plans, enabling consumers to save on calling 08- numbers. Free 0800 calls will be included, while other 08- numbers (084, 087, etc) will cost 5p per minute. The network will also be introducing new spending tools, which will prevent customers from exceeding allowances and limits on premium numbers. On top of all this, new allowances for...

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Get some free biking action with Touchgrind BMX on BlackBerry 10

Touchgrind BMX

While I was hanging around in the Amazon Appstore recently I found a bit of a treat that goes by the name of Touchgrind BMX. Now this won't be for everyone but I first got addicted to the game some time ago when I used to rock an iPhone as my second device. Now, thanks to BlackBerry 10, we can easily download Touchgrind BMX to our devices and enjoy the game for free. The concept is pretty...

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BaSA

If you are looking for a third party solution to see what your BlackBerry 10 battery is getting up to then look no further than Battery and System Analyzer. The app is rather in depth and is the perfect way for you to keep an eye on what's going on inside your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Once again, the app has been updated with fixes and some new features - which we always like to see. New in...

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Get NeverMaze on your BlackBerry 10 device for free with this promo code

NeverMaze

We first took a look at NeverMaze for BlackBerry 10, on video, about a year ago and it's the perfect time killer for when you have a few minutes spare. The developers have been in touch this week to offer up the game for free for a limited time only. The concept is very straight forward - the app will auto generate a maze and you need to manoeuvre the orange icon to the purple one - simple...

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The BlackBerry Knight concept is the prime example of a great looking Z10 successor

In our poll earlier, we asked how many people were still holding out hope that BlackBerry would announce a new all touch device and thus far, the results show the vast majority still want to see BlackBerry announce something in that area. Looking through the comments, a lot of those who voted feel as though the BlackBerry Z10 needs a 'successor' device and as luck would have it, DHabkirk...

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Odd looking pre-release BlackBerry Z30 turns up on Craigslist

Odd looking pre-release BlackBerry Z30 turns up on Craigslist

Every now and then when devices end up getting released to the public, we often see early prototype versions end up hitting some weird places online and it seems that tradition has continued on with the BlackBerry Z30. CrackBerry forums member boilerkim has come across such a creature on Craigslist and it certainly doesn't fit the bill of a 'normal' BlackBerry Z30. There's info to suggest that...

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PillPad gains Built for BlackBerry status, updated to v2.0.1.14 with several improvements

If you've been making use of CF PillPad HD to keep track of your medicine, you'll want to be sure to grab the latest update available in BlackBerry World. This time around the app has been updated to v2.0.1.14 and has several different changes within. To start, it's now Built for BlackBerry ensuring it will run beautifully across all BlackBerry 10 device but aside from that there's also...

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The TV Show podcast episode 9: 24 hour 11, The Leftovers 2, Doctor Who season 2

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on the console in your living room or streaming to your BlackBerry, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene try to figure out what the hell happened in the penultimate 24, what the hell's happening in The Leftovers, if anything at all, and talk Doctor Who season 2: Tennant...

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CrackBerry Asks: Are you still hoping for another all touch BlackBerry device to be announced?

With all the hype surrounding the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic, a lot of folks have been pretty vocal about the lack of announcement of another all touch BlackBerry. Sure, there's rumor BlackBerry has a possible successor to the BlackBerry Z30 in the works but at this point it has not been officially acknowledged like the Passport and the Classic have been. With that being the...

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