BlackBerry hosting annual Security Summit on July 23rd in New York

BlackBerry hosting second annual Security Summit on July 23

Last year in July, BlackBerry hosted their annual BlackBerry Security Summit in New York. The event was headed up by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, his senior leadership team, BlackBerry partners, customers and industry experts and this year BlackBerry is doing it again as the 'save the date' invites have now been sent out. Please save the date to join BlackBerry on July 23 for the second...

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Time to monkey around as Chimpact is Amazon's free app of the day

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What better way than to start the working week than an awesome free game from Amazon. Chimpact is the Amazon Appstore's free app of the day today and if you've been 'Team BlackBerry' for a few years it will probably ring a bell. Cast your mind back to 2012 and the good old trusty BlackBerry PlayBook. That's when and where Chimpact first made an appearance on CrackBerry and if you fancy...

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All Nemory Studios' apps on sale for just $1.99

All Nemory Studios' apps on sale for just $1.99

Looking to grab some of the most popular apps on BlackBerry World for cheap? If so, you're in luck! Nemory Studios is having a sale on all their BlackBerry 10 apps, including Inst10 for Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Twittly for Twitter. Right now, you can pick up any app of your choosing from Nemory Studios and upgrade to the pro version for only $1.99. Inst10 for Instagram (previously $...

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QuickPost update now adds Remember app and offers up 500 free copies

One of the first five apps I download when I get a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone (or when I carry out a clean install) is QuickPost and it has just received an update. The update brings a new app to share to along with the usual bug fix here and there. The latest update brings up to v2.3 and nice to see these kind of apps constantly improved upon. What's new in QuickPost v2.3? Introducing...

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John Chen hooks John Legere up with a Batman inspired BlackBerry Classic for his birthday

For those of you who might not already be aware, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a pretty big Batman fan and it just so happens, June 4th is also Legere's birthday. If you follow him on Twitter, he has been celebrating all day but one mention sent out to John Chen caught our attention. Yep, Chen took the time to go ahead and hook up Legere with a Batman inspired BlackBerry Classic for his...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 5, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 6/5/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Are you all ready for the weekend? After this week I certainly am. No sooner had I read the announcement that OS 10.3.2 and Blend 1.2 would be available for all devices than I found the update on my BlackBerry Passport. For those of you still waiting for the rollout, OS 10.3.2.798 update files are now available. Last, but certainly not least, the American Customer...

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BlackBerry Classic now officially available in Colombia

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The BlackBerry Classic has steadily been rolling out around the globe and this week sees Colombia added to the list. The good folk of Colombia can purchase the Classic from Mercadolibre.com from $1.299.900 c/u according to the site. If my memory serves me right, BlackBerry has done pretty well in South America over the years. Are you in Colombia and waiting to snap up the Classic? Let us...

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Managing flagged emails gets added as Inbox Zero V2 rolls out

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Users of Inbox Zero will want to hit up BlackBerry World today as version 2 of the email productivity app has officially rolled out. As you'll see in the following press release, the changes are not huge, but now having the ability to manage flagged emails will certainly be beneficial to many. As us BlackBerry 10 users are creatures that believe email is so important, why not see what Inbox...

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Subway Surfers updates and heads to Venice - Download from the Snap store

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With over 100 million downloads on the Android platform, the popular dashing and dodging game Subway Surfers has been updated and that latest version is also available for us BlackBerry 10 users via the Snap store. I don't mind admitting that I didn't have the game on my BlackBerry Passport until today, but what I can say is that the Android version works absolutely perfectly and this is...

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More activities added in the latest update to CascaRun Pro

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Just a quick heads up for you fitness fanatics that like to track your workouts using CascaRun Pro. The GPS tracking app for BlackBerry 10 has been updated once again, this time to version 2.4.2.1 and with it brings a selection of bug fixes as well as a couple of new improvements. Although the name CascaRun leads you to think that the app may just be for running, you'd be very wrong. There's...

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BBM-Stickers-Passport

Just the other day I once again found myself browsing through the impressive selection of BBM Sticker packs that we now have sitting proudly in the BBM Shop. We've asked CrackBerry readers before if they are using stickers, but this time around I was interested to see if you were put off purchasing Sticker packs because of the price? There's a few packs that I thought I would quite like to...

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BlackBerry customer satisfaction in the U.S. rising faster than other smartphone brands

That's according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index published by the University of Michigan, which surveyed more than 70,000 consumers in the U.S. on how happy they are with the products they've purchased. ACSI began tracking BlackBerry customers in 2012 and since then, BlackBerry has seen U.S. customer satisfaction up 13% with a 5.4% increase in a single year, making their total gain...

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Skype rolls out bug fix update for BlackBerry 10

Skype rolls out bug fix update for BlackBerry 10

That's what we have to assume it is anyway given there's no change log to go along with the latest release. Skype did have a pretty widespread bug become known earlier wherein sending "http://:" without the quotes crashed the instant messaging service. The bug affected Skype for Windows, Android and iOS, but not the Mac client and where the BlackBerry 10 version is just an Android port with...

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T-Mobile US is reportedly in early merger talks with Dish Network

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T-Mobile US could be trying once again to merge with another large company. A new report from The Wall Street Journal claims that talks have begun with the satellite TV company Dish Network. The story's sources claim that if a merger is approved, Dish Network's CEO Charlie Ergen would be the chairman of the combined company, with T-Mobile CEO John Legere getting the same title for the merged...

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Camera++ adds keyboard shortcuts, pinch-to-zoom, bug fixes, and more in latest version

For those who want greater control over their capture settings, Camera++, received another update in the storefront. This advanced camera application, designed for people of all skill levels, focuses on how the image is taken rather than editing. Users have control over several capture modes and settings to take full advantage of their camera's hardware. The new version is now available to...

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Wireless Code of Conduct now applies to all Canadian wireless customers

Canada's Wireless Code of Conduct now applies to all Canadian wireless customers

Starting today, June 3, all Canadians now fall under the Wireless Code of Conduct, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of wireless customers. The Wireless Code of Conduct is a regulation in Canada from the Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that aims to protect wireless customers from outrageous fees, contract cancellation waiting periods, and more. For instance, the...

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Apple issues voluntary recall on the Beats Pill XL speaker

Apple issues voluntary recall on the Beats Pill XL speaker

Apple has issued a voluntary recall of the Beats Pill XL speaker. The Bluetooth speaker has been found, in what Apple says are rare cases, to pose a fire safety risk. Apple is offering either an electronic payment or Apple Store credit to customers who return their speakers. From Apple: Because customer safety is the company's top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their...

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Intel and QNX team up to build a 'car of the future'

QNX and Intel partner to build car of the future

The TU-Automotive show seems to be a busy one for the BlackBerry team, as QNX and Intel have announced a new partnership in which they hope to build a "car of the future." Under this new partnership, Intel will work with QNX to accelerate development of technology used in infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems. With connected cars becoming...

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