ISIS mobile payments service rebrands itself as Softcard

ISIS mobile payments service rebrands itself as Softcard

NFC payment service ISIS has unveiled their rebranding, Softcard. The joint payment venture bewteen Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile US announced earlier this year that they would change their name in order to avoid being associated with violence in the Middle East being perpetrated by a group that, at the time, went by ISIS. Softcard will remain the same service as before, just with a new...

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Automate your exercise rep count with Sportrate Workout

A lot of the sports tracking apps found in BlackBerry World are for those distance type sports, like running, cycling but not everyone does those types of activities. If you prefer push ups, sit ups, etc, then you'll want to check out Sportrate Workout. Sportrate already has a fitness tracking app, one very popular with BlackBerry 10 users, so it's nice to see them bring out another app...

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Create some stylish avatars with FaceQ on BlackBerry 10

FaceQ

Recently while I was scanning through Android apps in the Snap store I came across FaceQ which instantly attracted my attention. FaceQ is a free application for creating avatars and I kind of like apps like that. As usual with Android apps I took a quick look in Google Play to check out the reviews and I'm pleased to say that FaceQ has had over 45,000 five star ones so it must be doing...

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EE rolls out new PAYG packs, offering 4G for just £1 a week

EE rolls out new PAYG packs, offering 4G for just £1 a week

With all eyes on IFA this week the UK's largest 4G network are kicking things of nice an early by announcing some restructuring with their Pay-As-You-Go offerings. As you'll see from the following press release EE have studied what PAYG users are after and have come up with some solutions which include 4G packs from just £1 per week. Although EE were the first carrier in the UK to offer 4G...

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Last chance to save 20% on accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Last chance to save 20% on accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Labor Day is now behind us but the opportunity to still save 20% on any BlackBerry accessory surely isn't! It's back to the daily grind. But, it's not all bad: There's still time left to get your orders in for cases, chargers, batteries, screen protectors and more here at ShopCrackBerry. You'll want to get any unfinished shopping done today, though, because after midnight tonight this awesome...

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Verizon rolling out OS 10.2.1.3289 for BlackBerry Z30 owners

Verizon rolling out OS 10.2.1.3289 for BlackBerry Z30 owners

Although some folks have seen it arrive a bit earlier, it seems as though Verizon has now pushed another round of updates for BlackBerry Z30 owners. This time, software release 10.2.1.2991, OS version 10.2.1.3289 is appearing via the OTA update system. The change log is recycled from previous release but we know the update includes general bug fixes and improvements over the previous releases...

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BlackBerry Passport launch events to be hosted on Sept 24th

BlackBerry Passport launch events to be hosted on Sept 24th

BlackBerry is being a little coy in their announcement but with the tag line 'See the bigger picture' it can only really mean one thing. We have launch party and announcements coming for the BlackBerry Passport. On September 24, all eyes will be on BlackBerry as we host exclusive, invite-only events in Toronto, London and Dubai to show off… well I guess you'll have to wait and see. You're...

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Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: CrackBerry Leather Horizontal Case for BlackBerry Q10

This stylish CrackBerry 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. It provides you and your BlackBerry device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time. Available in 4 colors and is 53% off today!

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Pinguin v3 brings new design, backup options and more!

Pinguin v3.0 brings new design, backup options and more!

Pinguin is a location based app. It lets you save your favorite locations also allowing you to add a picture to the location too. We first looked at the app back in January 2014. The developer had attended one of the Jam Camp events for students held by BlackBerry last summer, 2013. It has become a very popular app. Pinguin has just been updated to v3.0. It's a big update that brings a new...

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The BlackBerry Passport teases us with another video appearance

The BlackBerry Passport teases us with another video appearance

Another day and another nice slice of Passport news. We've already seen the next BlackBerry 10 flagship a few times on video and once again it's teasing us prior to its official launch. N4BB managed to get there hands on this three minute taster and although it doesn't really show us anything new, these videos are always exciting when featuring unreleased devices. What is does give us a nice...

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Discover television listings with UK TV Guide - 200 free copies up for grabs

Uk TV Guide

If you want to turn to your BlackBerry to see what's on the TV here in the UK I've found a pretty sweet solution which is a native Blackberry 10 app. UK TV Guide is available to download from BlackBerry World and is currently priced at £1.50, but some of you can get the application for free thanks to developer who has given us 200 copies to give away. As you'll see from the above video, the...

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It's important to remember that BlackBerry is more than just a smartphone manufacturer

It hasn't quite been a year yet since John Chen accepted position as BlackBerry CEO, but in the time he's been there the company has gone through a lot of changes for the better. They have a renewed focus, new leadership, and have made a reach back to their business roots all while moving forward with Project Ion, investments in NantHealth, and the opening of the BlackBerry Technology...

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Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive

Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive

Microsoft is prepping to drop the 2GB file size limit for OneDrive. Right now a small number of users can upload files larger than 2GB in size to OneDrive. Users on Reddit were the first to notice a change, with Microsoft sharing a statement to The Next Web to confirm the file size limit changes. Here's a statement from Microsoft on the OneDrive file size limit: "As we mentioned on our...

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ARKick updated with tweaks and bug fixes

ARKick updated with tweaks and bug fixes

Augmented Reality app ARKick only saw an update a couple of weeks ago, a big update at that but that doesn't stop the developer from working on improving the user experience. Our hands-on with ARKick v2.0 did raise some issues and the developer went straight to work to address the concerns made by users. This is always good to see, showing the developer and community working together to make...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

The BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger is made for maximum portability. Use it at home, the office, to the airport or anywhere life takes you! The 6ft. power cable maximizes flexibility and the folding blade design makes it easy to store. Today we're dropping the price to just $14.95; that's 63% off!

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CrackBerry Asks: Do you use Skype on BlackBerry 10?

Skype

I was having a think about the applications I use most on my BlackBerry the other day when I realized that even though I have Skype installed I never use it. Although we have the Android version of Skype available for BlackBerry 10 users, it is a shame that we didn't ever get a native version, although the Android one does a decent job. I can remember that prior to Skype being made available...

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Bold 9930

Rocking a BlackBerry OS 7 device on Idea Cellular in India? Here's something that may be of interest to you, as BlackBerry announced today that it is collaborating with Idea in providing a 1GB data plan to all postpaid customers running a BlackBerry OS 7 device for just Rs. 83 ($1.4) a month, or an annual fee of Rs. 999 ($16.5). The caveat here is that the plan covers 1 GB 2G data. Although...

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More BlackBerry Blend details leak - System requirements, supported OS and more!

Although we've been tracking the existence of BlackBerry Blend for what seems forever now, even before it was called BlackBerry Blend, the offering has yet to be officially announced or even commented on by BlackBerry. Given the fact it has been appearing on a larger scale in BlackBerry OS 10.3, it's highly expected it will finally be made official with the BlackBerry Passport. A new leak...

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From the Editor's Desk: September

From the Editor's Desk: September

The month of September is finally upon us and while things might be a little bit slow this weekend due to Labor day long weekend, September is the month many of us have been looking forward to and it's going to be rather busy. As we learned back in June during the Q1 2015 Earnings Report, BlackBerry is planning to make a full announcement surrounding the BlackBerry Passport this month and we...

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