BlackBerry and the (TRA) Telecommunications Regulatory Authority team up in the UAE

BlackBerry and the (TRA) Telecommunications Regulatory Authority team up in the UAE

When it comes to good publicity things don't get that much better than when BlackBerry announces that they have entered into a new partnership with a government. That's what's happened over in the UAE as the Canadian company is going full steam ahead with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and BlackBerry 10. To most of us around the world this headline doesn't really stand out, but if...

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From the Editor's Desk: The CrackBerry Community

From the Editor's Desk: The CrackBerry Community

Weekends need to be longer. I think that's something we can all agree on. With that out of the way, it's time for another From the Editor's desk here at CrackBerry. This week I don't have much to say about BlackBerry specifically that hasn't already been touched on. Instead I'll be focusing a little on the great community we have here at CrackBerry and realistically stealing a bit from my...

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Snap v3 is coming - Here's a sneak peek!

Snap v3 is coming - Here's a sneak peek!

Although there's several ways to load Android apps onto your BlackBerry 10 device and come BlackBerry OS 10.3, the Amazon Appstore will be pre-loaded, Snap remains a favorite for BlackBerry users everywhere with well over 3 million Android apps downloaded through the app. The developer behind Snap, James Paul Muir, isn't worried about the Amazon Appstore and as such has been working away on...

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Verizon may be about to close a loophole for its remaining unlimited data users

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A new rumor claims Verizon Wireless is about to close a loophole that some of its grandfathered unlimited customers have used to continue to get that plan, even though Verizon stopped offering such a service for its new subscribers a few years ago. Droid-life.com, citing unnamed sources, claims that on August 24, Verizon will require that its current subscribers who upgrade or activate a new...

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Can't decide between a pouch or holster? Check out the Krusell Apollo Leather Case

I like the feel of BlackBerry devices naked, though occasionally I'll throw on a case because I'm a bit of a klutz and tend to drop my device at times. While a BlackBerry does survive drops it does get dents and scratches so I prefer to put on a case to avoid that. If I'm not using a case, however, I'll carry my BlackBerry device in a leather pouch or holster. I normally go for the official...

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Deal of the Day: Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for BlackBerry Z10

This case and holster combo from Amzer gives you superior protection against drops and scratches for your BlackBerry Z10. The impact resistant shell is textured for an enhanced grip and the included holster doubles as a fold-out kickstand. Color options include black, white and pink for an amazing 50% off today!

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Blackphone no challenge at DEF CON

Blackphone no challenge at DEF CON

DEF CON 22 is well under way in Las Vegas and there's been plenty of action on Twitter tonight covering the event. One highlight comes from the @TeamAndIRC who has been having a bit of fun with Blackphone. After having some time with the device, Justin Case has managed to gain root access and enable ADB on the device without the need to even unlock the bootloader. Although the exploit has...

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BlackBerry Passport receives GCF certification

BlackBerry Passport receives GCF certification

As I'm sure most folks know, smartphones have to go through several certifications before release and the GCF is most certainly among them. After landing at the FCC earlier the BlackBerry Passport has now been certified by the GCF. New! GCF-Certified Mobile Phone from @BlackBerry Find out more at http://t.co/u4yI7UPOrj— GCF (@GCF_Certified) July 31, 2014 What does it mean? Mostly that things...

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Need some support in the fitness department? Sportrate Workout should keep you on track

I can't say I'm a big fitness fan myself, but we've featured Sportrate Fitness Tracker a few times and I demoed it on video in late 2013. The developers (Inspiro Software) have now released Sportrate Workout which is designed to remind you about your daily workouts and fitness routines. The native BlackBerry 10 app will also utilize the phones sensor and can count certain exercises, such as...

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From the forums: Want to hear a CrackBerry reader's experience with the BlackBerry Passport?

If this doesn't make you jealous then nothing will. CrackBerry forum member danfrancisco was lucky enough to bump into someone using a BlackBerry Passport and get a few minutes with his lucky hands on it - BOOM! Dan has aired his views in the forum and I can only say he was more than impressed, but I'm going to keep this short and sweet and let you read his thoughts on the next BlackBerry 10...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.2.1531 now rolling out regionally

BlackBerry OS 10.2.2.1531 now rolling out regionally

Although most folks are waiting to get their hands on BlackBerry OS 10.3, the often rumored BlackBerry OS 10.2.2 (or more specifically sotware release v10.2.2.932, OS v10.2.2.1531) has now started to arrive on devices in Germany and surrounding areas. At this point, there's not a whole lot of info about the changes in the OS other than what is noted in the change log that states it covers...

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In light of Russian cyber attacks, Enpass drops price on their password manager

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We've mentioned Enpass for BlackBerry 10 a few times now - partly because it's my password keeper of choice but also because its been updated on a fairly regular basis. If you liked the look of the 'secure' app but were put off by the price, now may be the time to think about investing as Enpass is currently running a 50% price sale. (You will see in BlackBerry World that the app is free but...

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Dark Hub options look set to arrive in BlackBerry 10.3.1

Dark Hub options look set to arrive in BlackBerry 10.3.1

For a lot of folks, the dark theme on BlackBerry 10 devices is the best thing since sliced bread but even if you're using a AMOLED device where the dark theme helps conserve battery, there's still one portion of the OS that's not dark and it's probably one of the most used sections. The BlackBerry Hub at this point still uses the 'bright' theme but according to some new images from @DHabkirk,...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 8, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 8, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has flown by here and not without a bit of important news. Not only has BlackBerry 10 been named 'The World's Best Mobile OS' by India's Digit Magazine, but they've opened up the registration site for users to be alerted to Passport availability. Speaking of the Passport, our own James Richardson wrote an excellent article on how he's switching back to the...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather SHINE Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather SHINE Case for BlackBerry Q10

Using a unique, in-mold decorating technique, the Feather SHINE Case features a radio-transparent brushed aluminum finish. The rigid polycarbonate frame holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely and prevents unwanted damage at the same time. Take your pick of either black or silver and save 43% off the list price today!

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500 copies of Amino Acids up for grabs

500 copies of Amino Acids up for grabs

We first took a look at Amino Acids last October. It was developed by a student who attended a BlackBerry Jam Camp event last summer. Amino Acids is a reference app for all the amino acids found in our system. You can know the name, three letter code, molecular structure and more. It is an app aimed at students, specifically biochemistry students. Amino Acids costs $0.99 but the developer is...

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Flick Tennis Pro - Free today from the Amazon Appstore

Flick Tennis Pro

Those nice folk at Amazon have once again given us a quality game that can be downloaded to your BlackBerry 10 device today for free. Although we have our fair share of decent native BB10 tennis games, Flick Tennis Pro is pretty darn good and there sure is nothing wrong with a bit of variety. I'll be honest and say that at the time of writing this I have only played two matches but I know a...

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Small but important update to Reddit In Motion now available

Small but important update to Reddit In Motion now available

Reddit In Motion is my personal favorite Reddit reading app on BlackBerry 10 but over the past few days there has been some issues with the app due to some changes within the Reddit API and how they authenticate accounts. Luckily, the developer behind Reddit In Motion caught the changes and has now issued an update for the app. The change, while small, is important to keep the app running...

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Tresorit brings their secure cloud storage and file sharing app to BlackBerry 10

Over the past few days now, I've been testing out Tresorit's secure cloud storage and file sharing app on my Mac and BlackBerry Z30. It's essentially a Dropbox competitor but aims to be more secure, along the lines of SpiderOak. The app has now arrived in BlackBerry World and is available to all who wish to sign up for an account. As with all storage services these days, you get free storage...

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Leaked screenshots show how BlackBerry Blend will connect to your device

Ever since the BlackBerry Blend rumors began, many folks have been wondering how exactly it all would connect to their device in order to make it work. Would it be through Bluetooth, HDMI, wirelessly? Internally, the BlackBerry 10.3 gold candidate is said to be mere days away and along with it, comes the full release of BlackBerry Blend and now we've managed to get our hands on a bit more...

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