Feed Stinky in Down The Hatch - free today from Amazon UK

Down The Hatch

Just a quick heads up for you folk that like to game on your BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Here in the UK, Amazon are offering up Down The Hatch as today's 'free app of the day'. Clearly, this may not be the case in your region, but it's worth checking as this ones pretty awesome. I only spent five minutes playing the game before deciding it was well worth sharing with the CrackBerry community...

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Reminder: BlackBerry hosting Amazon Developer Expert Q&A on Sept. 4th

This is just a little reminder for anyone interested in learning more about how the Amazon Appstore and apps will work on BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry will be hosting their Amazon Developer Expert Q&A on September 4, 2014 3:00:00 PM ADT. This is a follow up to the previous webinar held, which can be listened to here if you missed it and aims to address any challenges or questions developers...

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BlackBerry leaders heading to CTIA Super Mobility Week

BlackBerry leaders heading to CTIA Super Mobility Week

Super Mobility Week is set to kick off at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on September 9, 10 & 11 in Las Vegas and BlackBerry has announced several sessions will include BlackBerry leaders and experts to discuss mobile innovations, connected life and what the future holds for all of us in those areas. Who will be attending? Well, BlackBerry has shared the full run down of sessions...

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Skype on BlackBerry 10 - Not as widely used as many of us thought

Skype

Earlier this week I decided to ask the question if you use Skype on BlackBerry 10. If you missed the original post, I had the idea to run the poll as I very rarely use Skype even though it was one of those apps that before it was available, I was gagging for on BB10. I'm fairly sure that the reason I don't use it is because BBM does a much better job in my opinion. If the Skype app was a...

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Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for BlackBerry Q10

What better way to shield against abrasions than with a quality screen guard that also reduces glare at the same time! The ultra-slim PET film reduces glare and fingerprints while providing a smooth touchscreen experience. Each package includes 2 protectors, available today for just $8.95!

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Shards - A Brick Breaker style game on steroids. Free today in the UK from Amazon

Shards

I realize that Amazon's free app of the day varies regionally and here in the UK I'm lucky enough to have picked this one up today for free, but I thought it was well worth sharing as it's pretty darn awesome. I suspect there's won't be many BlackBerry 10 users that are not familiar with Brick Breaker - after all, we had it pre-loaded on legacy BlackBerry devices for years. Shards gives it a...

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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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