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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Former SVP of Design, Todd Wood speaks of his time at BlackBerry

Former SVP of Design, Todd Wood speaks of his time at BlackBerry

Although some folks might not be familiar with his name, Todd Wood was one of the driving forces behind design at BlackBerry from 2006 to 2014. Chances are, the device you're holding right now was influenced by him. While Todd is no longer with BlackBerry having left in June, 2014, he's still an Industrial Designer based out of Toronto, Canada and recently sat down with The Canadian Design...

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FC Barcelona stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

FC Barcelona stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Good news for all you FC Barcelona fans out there. If you head on into the BBM Shop, you should find a new batch of FC Barcelona BBM stickers available for purchase. The set rings up at the usual price of $1.99 and it has around 20 stickers in it including what is sure to be some fan favorites of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Marc-André Ter Stegen, Gerard Piqué Bernabeu and more. The stickers are...

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Why I'm switching to the BlackBerry Z30 until the BlackBerry Passport arrives

Why I'm switching to the BlackBerry Z30 until the BlackBerry Passport arrives

For regular CrackBerry readers you'll have more than likely noticed that I've been using the BlackBerry Q10 as my primary device for quite some time. Sure, I switched over to the Z30 when it was released but I soon missed my physical keyboard, so I went back the Q10 and I then just used the Z30 as my second device - mainly for app and game reviews. Considering the BlackBerry Passport has a...

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BlackBerry letting users sign up to get emails about Passport availability

BlackBerry letting users sign up to get emails about Passport availability

BlackBerry is now allowing anyone to sign up online to be notified via email about the future availability of their upcoming and highly anticipated Passport smartphone. In a post on the official Inside BlackBerry blog today, the company stated their reasons for setting up such an email service, saying, " ... we want to ensure our fans are the first to know the latest information about the...

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Deal of the Day: 67% off BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

Deal of the Day: 67% off BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

Made from hand crafted, genuine leather the BlackBerry Z30 Flip Shell is designed to keep your display safe from scratches while providing complete access to all functions of your device. The case has an attractive texture all around and features the BlackBerry logo embedded on the front and embossed on the back. Get yours in black or white for just $14.95 today!

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Puzzle fun comes to BlackBerry 10 with Cubik 2D

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Unfortunately, when it comes to puzzle games I'm nine times out of ten totally and utterly useless. And nothing has changed this time around, but I do recognize a good game when I see one. I've just not got the patience for puzzles. Give me a shoot 'em up any day of the week. Cubik 2D is an Android port, but available in BlackBerry World for all-touch BlackBerry 10 handsets - sorry Q Series...

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HUB++ receives major UI change along with iGrann and Snap2Chat support

HUB++ receives major UI change and bug fixes in latest update

The popular LED notification app HUB++ has a new update now available. We recently did a comparison of a few of the popular LED notification apps and while HUB++ didn't come out as my top favourite, I do love the work of the developer. This latest update sees a change in the UI and I'm really liking it, enough that I'm going to use it again. Apart from a tweak in its visual look, iGrann and...

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Dear Berry: How do I encrypt files on BlackBerry 10?

Dear Berry: How do I encrypt files on BlackBerry 10?

Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from Kevin B. who asks: I keep hearing and reading about BlackBerry 10's great security, but I fail to see where it exist or how to activate it. If any security exists it seems to be rather passive. After switching from BlackBerry OS 7 to BlackBerry 10, it appears...

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India's Digit Magazine names BlackBerry 10 'The World's Best Mobile OS'

Digit Magazine one of the most read technology magazines in India and for their August issue that's available now, they decided to put all the each mobile operating system to the test in an effort to determine which is the World's best mobile OS available today. Taking into account over 6,000 different aspects from Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone and placing them up...

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CrackBerry Asks 'Revisited': Are you using BBM stickers?

BBM stickers

It's not too often that we revisit polls here at CrackBerry but I thought that when it came to BBM Stickers it was worth asking the question once again. Back in April (2014) when we first ran the poll asking if you were using Stickers the results were a mixed bag. 37.55% of voters said yes, they were using them. 35.01% said they weren't. 27.44% said they were still sitting on the fence. Now...

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Want to try Noted for free? - 100 free copies up for grabs!

Want to try Noted for free? - 100 free copies up for grabs!

No doubt when reading the front page you have seen mention a time of two of Noted, an excellent notepad/text editor application that organizes not only your to-dos but capture important information while on the go. Simple, yet effective, it stores everything all in one convenient place. It is well-designed, easy to use, and is resourceful thanks to the variety of features it comes with. While...

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Deal of the Day: 63% off BlackBerry Q10 Leather Holster

Deal of the Day: 63% off BlackBerry Q10 Leather Holster

The BlackBerry Leather Holster is hand-crafted in genuine leather and has a soft inner lining for added protection. It also integrates power saving technology to help extend battery life. A durable 360 degree rotating belt clip and secure magnetic flap closure allows for personal wearing preference. Get yours on sale today for just $14.95!

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Sprint names Marcelo Claure as new CEO

Sprint names Marcelo Claure as new CEO

Following an earlier rumor, Sprint has today announced a change at the top with a new CEO. Replacing the outgoing Dan Hesse will be Marcelo Claure, a member of the board and current CEO of Brightstar, a Softbank subsidiary company. Claure will resign his current position and take over at Sprint effect August 11. The news comes in a week when Sprint has also reportedly pulled out of talks to...

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BlackBerry's Secure Work Space apps get U.S. Department of Defense approval

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BlackBerry has announced that its Secure Work Space apps for iOS and Android have received Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). That means U.S. Department of Defense workers can now use iOS and Android smartphones and tablets which connect to the company's BES10 Enterprise Mobility Management solution. BlackBerry said...

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The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy right now

Routers

Let's face it, routers are now a big part of our daily lives. Whether for your connected home or just at the office, jumping on a Wi-Fi connection is a necessity most days, especially if you want to keep the mobile data usage on your smartphone low. Most everyone has an internet plan of some sort, and while the router that comes from your internet provider will get you online, it's not...

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Nigerians are giving up on Android, want their BlackBerry back

Nigerians are giving up on Android, want their BlackBerry back

Earlier this month, we mentioned how one investment firm in New York City was looking to get their BlackBerry devices back after running other platforms brought about privacy concerns but it appears as though they're not the only ones looking to make such moves. A new report from the Nigerian Tribune shares some insight into how Nigerians are giving up on Android and heading back to BlackBerry...

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Here's how QNX looked in 1999 running off a 1.44MB floppy

For a lot of folks, QNX is something new mostly unheard of and as we noted earlier, they work behind the scenes to make cool things we all come across in our daily lives and don't often collect much credit for it. Until BlackBerry acquired the company, a lot of QNX talk was held to the hardcore computer community, BBS boards and even mailing lists but now interest in the organization is growing...

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QNX wants to solve your pothole woes by having your vehicle report them to officials

Although some areas offer apps to report potholes and such on local roads, BlackBerry's QNX is looking to move beyond the need for those and actually have your vehicle take care of the reporting to city officials. In speaking with CTV News, Derek Kuhn, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for QNX, shared some details on QNX and what they're working on in the IoT sector with Project Ion....

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Meetup gets a native application for BlackBerry 10

Meetup gets a native application for BlackBerry 10

For anyone out there, including myself, who utilizes Meetup.com to holding meetings and events with those who share similar interests in various cities around the world, a native application has made it's way into BlackBerry World today. From the developer that brought you MAKE, Meetup for BlackBerry 10, while not affiliated with the company and thereby unofficial, offers users an array of...

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