Vodafone launches WorldTraveller to eliminate international roaming costs

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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Swich wireless charger base looks for funding via Kickstarter

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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...

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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...

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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...

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BlackBerry in India to launch healthcare services program

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A new report confirms that BlackBerry plans to help launch a new healthcare services program in India that will be designed to link thousands of medical devices together. The Economic Times quotes Sunil Lalvani, the managing director of BlackBerry India, as saying, "We are running trials with multiple hospitals in India. It includes integration with different hospital information systems as...

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New BlackBerry Link update for Mac and Windows now available

New BlackBerry Link update for Mac and Windows now available

We've been waiting to post this all day because the url to the Mac version was broken but now that that has been fixed, we can finally let you all know BlackBerry Link has been updated. On Windows, BlackBerry Link has been updated to v1.2.3.56 while on Mac it has been updated to v1.2.1.18. Unfortunately, BlackBerry pushed this one out with a standard change log for v1.2 which simply says it...

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Disney's Frozen sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

Disney's Frozen sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

If you're looking to liven up your BBM with some new stickers, Disney has just pushed the Frozen sticker pack to the BBM Shop and all the expected characters are in place. Just as with most other sticker packs available on BBM, this one has pricing set at $1.99 for 24 stickers. Not one I'm interested but I'm sure many others have been waiting for this one to arrive. You can load up the BBM Shop...

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Top photo editing apps for BlackBerry 10

Top photo editing apps for BlackBerry 10

Now that summer is officially here with holidays and vacation approaching we all look to whip out our cameras or smartphones to capture those special moments no matter where we are. Since the day I picked up my first BlackBerry, the camera has always functioned as main camera more than the point and click ones I've owned and even more than my DSLR. Being able to point, shoot, and edit an image...

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Fireball MediaFire client for BlackBerry 10 updated with new features and improvements

If you checked out Fireball, the MediaFire client for BlackBerry 10, we posted about previously you'll want to fire up BlackBerry World and grab the latest update. Moving into v0.8.0.5, the update adds several new features and improvements to the app overall, a lot of which was based on feedback from right here on CrackBerry. So, what's new? Well, turns out the list is rather extensive but we'...

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The BlackBerry Z3 is heading to South Africa with free apps for consumers

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It was only earlier today that we announced that the latest BlackBerry 10 device, the BlackBerry Z3, is all set to go on sale in Hong Kong. It seems that the roll out is in more than one place as I've just had an email from BlackBerry South Africa letting me know that the budget BlackBerry is coming very soon. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers in stores and...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for BlackBerry Z30

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for BlackBerry Z30

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for BlackBerry Z30 and save 34% off the list price! These BlackBerry Z30 screen protectors add the security you need against scratches and smudges for everyday use. Custom designed to fit your device, each protector is easy to apply and remove, including 2 in each package. List Price: $14.99   Today Only: $9.95 Learn More and...

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CubiX - the new annoying but addictive game to play

CubiX - the new annoying but addictive game to play

I haven't been playing many games on my BlackBerry lately. But when a good and enjoyable one comes along I'll jump on it. I normally go for puzzle games but I always like to come try out other types of games too. And one recently got my attention. It's one of those games that is frustratingly hard and annoying but also addictive. It's been a while since I have played such a game and I can't put...

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BlackBerry announces the Z3 to launch in Hong Kong

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Hot off the press - as the BlackBerry Z3 makes it way through Asia, today sees the latest BlackBerry 10 handset announced for yet another country - this time in Hong Kong. The BlackBerry Z3 will be available to customers from July 8, 2014 through carrier 3 Hong Kong, and authorized partners including Broadway, Fortress, Wilson, Suning, Chung Yuen, Nuance Watson and CMK.   Gallant Leon,...

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Do you ever just download an app based on the icon?

Do you ever just download an app based on the icon?

Virtually all of the apps I download have a purpose (most are native), and whether for news, social media, gaming, productivity, etc., they add some real value to my Q10. There are a select few on there for a different reason, however. The sole purpose of their existence is to look good, because I really like the app icons. I've never even opened some, while others were briefly explored and...

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7Digital still working with BlackBerry on an alternative solution for music purchases

When BlackBerry announced they'd be shutting down the music, movie and TV show portion of BlackBerry World come July 21st, it left many folks wondering where they would turn to for those services. At the time, BlackBerry advised through the Amazon partnership and BlackBerry World third-party apps, consumers would now have even more options to choose from but it also appears the 'contract' with...

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