Countdown to important events with Target Dates

Countdown to important events with Target Dates

Countdown apps are nothing new. I remember the last countdown app I used. It was back before BlackBerry 10 landed and it was an app that counted down to the BlackBerry 10 launch day. It was a pretty cool app that included a BBM avatar with the number of days left so you could remind everyone else too. I haven't really used at any countdown apps since but one has recently come across my radar in...

Continue Reading
PlayCloud 10 updated with password protection options, Google Print support and more!

PlayCloud 10 is one of the best all-in-one file manager systems on BlackBerry 10 but the latest update available in BlackBerry World aims to make it even better. Listed as v3.8.0.2, this release adds quite a few fixes and additions to the app including Google Print Cloud service to print from Google Drive or Google Docs, password protection and advanced networking options for those who might be...

Continue Reading

My favorite BlackBerry OS 10.3 features thus far

My favorite BlackBerry OS 10.3 features thus far

Although there are still updates to BlackBerry 10.2.1 being released, it's no secret that BlackBerry 10.3 is well on its way. The developer OS has been released, the developer tools have all been updated and BlackBerry has slowly been offering everyone quick glimpses of what's next for BlackBerry 10. There have even been a few leaks of the upcoming OS, and while there is still plenty of time to...

Continue Reading
The BlackBerry fact check portal is a great idea and here are ways they can make it even better

On June 26th BlackBerry announced, via a blog post, something they are calling a "fact check portal." Technically it's not a portal but a category under which they can file blog posts. We can call it whatever we like. Portal, category or even a dedicated blog … these are just labels. What matters to me is the content and how well they market it. The very first blog post under this category...

Continue Reading

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

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

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger and save 58 percent! Use this mobile charger at home, the office, the airport or anywhere life takes you! The six-foot power cable maximizes flexibility and the folding-blade design makes it easy to store in your bag, purse or pocket. List Price: $39.99   Today Only: $16.95 Learn More and Buy Now   Canada Deal: BlackBerry...

Continue Reading

BBM private beta appears to have arrived on Windows Phone Store

BBM private beta appears to have arrived on Windows Phone Store

BlackBerry hasn't really kept the fact that BBM is coming to Windows Phone a secret. In fact, they've made several announcements on the matter with the most recent noting Windows Phone users would indeed be able to download the app at some point in 'July'. Of course, some beta testing has to occur before a roll out of the app happens and it seems that's possibly already underway as BBM has been...

Continue Reading
BlackBerry highlights why the Passport just might be the device for you!

While some folks are already sold on the BlackBerry Passport and will be picking one up as soon as possible, there are still plenty of folks out there that seem to be on the fence about the device, and understandably so. It's new, it's different, and takes a different approach to the smartphone. In an effort to help push even more folks towards the Passport, BlackBerry has taken to their own...

Continue Reading
BlackBerry sets the facts straight about agreement with Volkswagen Infotainment

For the past few days now there has been a flurry of news floating around surrounding BlackBerry and their agreement with Volkswagen Infotainment. Last week, Volkswagen issued a press release stating they would be taking over BlackBerry's European research and development centre in Bochum. We never wrote about it because there was a lot of information left out of the very simple press release...

Continue Reading
IMDB

I'm fairly sure most folk have used IMDB at some point or another to find out about a movie or a particular actor/actress. Although the BlackBerry 10 browser does a great job there's also the native BlackBerry app to use thanks to S4BB. Available currently for free from the BlackBerry Beta Zone, Search for IMDB gives you all the information right at your fingertips and in a form that us...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Q10, Q5, and Z30 win Red Dot design awards

BlackBerry Q10

On top of being the hugely functional devices we know and love, the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5, and BlackBerry Z30 are also earning accolades for design. All three just won Red Dot Awards when faced with a pool of over 4,800 entrants and a panel of 40 design experts judging every aspect of the products. BlackBerry won the same award for the BlackBerry Z10 last year. Brian Paschke, Senior...

Continue Reading

Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, grab the Seidio Spring Clip Holster for BlackBerry Q10 and save 43 percent! This Spring Clip Holster holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely in place, and then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches and the rear clip can be rotated in both vertical and horizontal positions. List Price: $29.95   Today Only: $16.95 Learn...

Continue Reading

Vodafone launches WorldTraveller to eliminate international roaming costs

Vodafone

After slashing roaming costs earlier this year, Vodafone is now rolling out a new deal that allows customers to continue using their plan while abroad for £5 a day. Dubbed WorldTraveller, the deal lets you use our current allowance of texts, voice and data when you travel to the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Ghana, Qatar and South Africa. Should you exceed your quota while...

Continue Reading

Protect your BlackBerry Q10 with the Case Mate Tough Case

Protect your BlackBerry Q10 with the Case Mate Tough Case

I have been using cases on and off lately, not really settling on one. I love the feel of a naked BlackBerry but I am prone to dropping them and so I look to protect it. The latest case to don my BlackBerry Q10 is the Case Mate Tough Case. The last case I put on my Q10 was the BlackBerry Soft Shell case which also meant it fit in nicely into the Q10 Leather Holster. I thought I'd try a more...

Continue Reading
TSA will require devices to be charged on international, U.S.-bound flights

As part of new security protocol at foreign airports, the United States Transportation Security Administration will require cell phones and select electronic devices to be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won't power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S. The increased security measure arises...

Continue Reading
We totally wouldn't mind if the white BlackBerry Passport looked like this

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has already let it be known there is a white version of the BlackBerry Passport that's going to be released. In all the leaks though, we've not seen the white version at all but this image is floating around the internet giving us an idea of what the white one possibly could look like and I have to say, it's pretty awesome looking. To be clear, we're not saying this is...

Continue Reading

5 quick tips to get the most out of your BlackBerry Z3 battery

BlackBerry Z3

If you've picked up a BlackBerry Z3 as your smartphone of choice, chances are that the battery life probably won't be an issue as it comes packing one of a reasonable size - 2500mAh. Saying that though, there's nothing worse than running out of juice and as the Z3 battery is non-removable it's worth tweaking the settings to maximize things. We all use our BlackBerry in different ways so...

Continue Reading

Swich wireless charger base looks for funding via Kickstarter

swich

A company called Lutman Design is seeking funds, via a Kickstarter campaign, for Swich, a wireless charger base for smartphones that use the Qi standard. The Verizon Wireless version of the BlackBerry Z30 supports Qi wireless chargers, and other smartphones can be adapted to use wireless charging via third party cases. Lutman claims that Swich is different than other charging stations due to...

Continue Reading

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win an Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Clock

Accessory Roundup - Enter to win an Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Clock

Even though it's summer on this side of the planet, most of us still have places to be, which means we can't just sleep all the time! I personally always use Bedside Mode at night on my BlackBerry. My phone is my alarm clock, and that way I don't get bothered with notifications all night and my alarm wakes me up on time every day. Taking things one step further, the very cool Edifier Tick Tock...

Continue Reading

BlackBerry App Roundup for July 4, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for July 4, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Today is Independence Day in the US, so I send you my best wishes for the holiday weekend. For all of our Canadian readers, I hope you enjoyed Canada Day. Don't forget to check out the July 4th sale at the CrackBerry store for 20% off all accessories. We all know you are here to see what this week's picks are so let's get back to the show shall we. Each app or game can...

Continue Reading

Pages