AT&T ditches plans for in-flight 4G LTE connectivity

AT&T ditches plans for in-flight 4G LTE connectivity

AT&T announced that it will be abandoning plans to bring in-flight wireless connectivity. The carrier will not be bringing its 4G LTE service to the skies as previously planned through an air-to-ground-based service for domestic flights, citing that in-flight connectivity is too risky of an investment. In a statement to Runway Girl Network, AT&T said: As AT&T explores...

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PillPad gets a 50% price drop for its two-year anniversary!

PillPad gets a 50% price drop for its two-year anniversary!

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of when PillPad, then known as CF PillPad HD, was first submitted to BlackBerry World. While BlackBerry 10 at that time was still yet unreleased, those with developer devices were able to access and use before the official launched in January 2013. Since its original incarnation on the BlackBerry PlayBook, the idea for PillPad was conceived by the developer...

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President Obama wants ISPs to be regulated under net neutrality principles

President Obama Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama has issued a new request to the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband wired Internet service in the US as a public utility, like telephone or power companies are currently classified. This is just the latest attempt to regulate Internet service providers under net neutrality principles. President Obama believes that ISPs should not be allowed to...

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These slick BlackBerry Z10 leather holsters are on sale today for only $12.95!

These slick BlackBerry Z10 leather holsters are on sale today for only $12.95!

The stylish CrackBerry branded Leather Horizontal Case is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time.

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Whine v3.0 rolls out with new design layout, bug fixes and more

Whine v3.0 rolls out with new design layout, bug fixes and more

If you're a Vine user, then no doubt you've checked out and are using Whine, the third party Vine client for BlackBerry 10. It hasn't seen much update lately but that doesn't mean the developer has neglected the app. He's been busy working behind the scenes and v3.0 is ready to roll out. There's a lot of new changes including a new layout, well worth checking out.  Whine v3.0 features...

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BitTorque - A native BlackBerry 10 torrent downloader, rises from the dead

UPDATE - BitTorque development revived, v1.3.0 now available for download BitTorque, the native BlackBerry 10 torrent downloader hasn't been available since February 2013, but thanks to some work put in by xsacha the app has now arisen from the dead. The app appeared on BlackBerry World but was quickly removed, thought to be never seen again. The developers tried to get BlackBerry to reapprove...

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BlackBerry ranked second highest Canadian company in R&D spending

BlackBerry ranked second highest Canadian company in R&D spending

Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry is still a leading spender in research and development. In 2013, the company had invested over $1.3 billion in R&D, placing it second behind Bombardier in the list of Canada's top spending companies in R&D. BlackBerry was ranked higher than IBM Canada, Rogers Communications, Ericsson Canada, and Sierra Wireless. Despite BlackBerry's high spending...

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John Chen: 'BlackBerry has survived; now we have to start looking at growth'

That's the message John Chen has been relaying in all of his recent interviews but once again reiterated in an interview with Reuters. November 4th marked John Chens one-year anniversary at BlackBerry, and there's no doubt things have changed since his arrival, including how others are now looking at the company. It's no longer a company stuck in a 'death spiral' as many predicted. "Once...

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New Apple iMessage de-registration tool lets you switch to BlackBerry and reclaim your SMS

Apple has launched a new tool to make it easier for iOS users to switch to a competing smartphone platform and not lose text messages. Previously, iPhone users who switched to a rival operating system would still have their numbers locked into Apple's iMessage servers, creating problems with text messages not showing up. Now, with the new tool, users can unregister their numbers from the...

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BlockIt receives a small but significant update for keeping unwanted calls at bay

One of the call blocking applications that I utilize on my device for BlackBerry 10, BlockIt received a slight update this week that offers a few improvements to limit unwanted calls. If you are unfamiliar with the application, it offers an easy to use and intuitive interface to block calls from numbers in your address book, from your phone log, and those inputted manually. As a headless...

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We've got a couple colors left of these OEM skin cases for BlackBerry Bold; yours for only $2.95 today!

Made from a durable silicone, the flexible BlackBerry Soft Shell gives the back and sides of your BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900 a protective barrier against bumps and scratches. You'll have access to your display, camera and ports while you enjoy a slim, lightweight design from front to back. Get yours today and save 85%

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Keep track of money lent and borrowed with 300 copies of EvenSteven

Keep track of money lent and borrowed with 300 copies of EvenSteven

Over the year the years, there have been numerous items I have loaned out. Be it money, books, household items, or various other gadgets or gizmos distributed amongst friends, family or neighbors, there are certain things you do need to keep track of. Last time we took a look at EvenSteven in the roundup it was a free ledger application with a basic UI that tracked funds lent and borrowed....

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ReadItNow! brings option to delete archived items and more in the latest update

This app one of my most used apps on a daily basis. If you're a Pocket user, ReadItNow! is a great third party client. If you've never heard of Pocket, it's a service that allows you to save articles to read later. Even a great way to save any articles you come across. ReadItNow! has come very far since its first iteration and it frequently receives updates from the developer. Always great to...

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Test your brain cells with IQ Mission - free today from Amazon

IQ Mission

If you fancy exercising the old grey matter then you may want to jump into the Amazon Appstore and download IQ Mission which is currently free today. If you're a whizz at board and puzzle games (very much unlike me) this one should keep you well occupied. If you've recently purchased the BlackBerry Passport, IQ Mission runs perfectly, as I tested it out - although I was terrible at the game...

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Angry Birds Transformers - get it for free on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Angry Birds Transformers

If you're thinking "Oh, just another Angry Birds game" then think again as Angry Birds Transformers is very much different to the original Angry Birds and it's many sequels. This one doesn't focus on the classic catapult action that we're so used to with Angry Birds, which I think is a nice move from developers Rovio. If you ever played Major Mayhem, that we featured back in August 2013, there...

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BlackBerry Passport in white

We've already seen what the BlackBerry Passport looks like in white, and now we have more news regarding availability. It looks like the white color variant will launch on December 25, according to a pre-order listing on Amazon. The listing also suggests that BlackBerry will be rolling out a red color variant of the device on the same day. The pre-order listing was spotted by one of the...

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan gives BlackBerry turnaround plan another vote of confidence

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is one of Canada's largest institutional investors through their diversified portfolio of Canadian and international assets. Their investing methods rely on achieving the best risk-return balance for its members and thus far, they've been extremely successful. They simply don't invest in things they don't believe in, and they've now given John Chens BlackBerry...

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John Chen fights back after White House tech officer pokes fun at her BlackBerry

The days of BlackBerry letting people get away with saying disparaging things about the company are coming to an end. The change in management and namely, BlackBerry CEO John Chen are not putting up with anymore and are, whenever possible, fighting back. Last week, The Hill highlighted a New York Times article where White House chief technology officer Megan Smith, noted the White House's...

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AT&T to expand North American coverage area with Mexico carrier Iusacell acquisition

AT&T announced that it would be acquiring Mexico wireless carrier Iusacell to create a North American Mobile Service area covering 400 million customers and businesses in the U.S. and Mexico. The deal will bring 8.5 million Iusacell subscribers under AT&T's umbrella. AT&T credits recent reforms in Mexico made under Prsident Pena Nieto for the deal. Iusacell's network covers 70...

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Nickelodeon brings Avatar the Last Air Bender stickers to BBM

Nickelodeon brings Avatar the Last Air Bender stickers to BBM

If you're an avid user of BBM Stickers there's a couple stickers that have become available this week. Disney has been busy bringing us plenty of sticker packs. We've even had some sticker packs from DreamWorks and MGM and now Nickelodoen has joined in with the Avatar the Last Airbender sticker pack that includes Aang, Katara and Sokka. If you fancy something a little more romantic to share...

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