Snap v3 Beta now available for download

Snap v3 Beta now available for download

It's here! Finally. After a few teases, Snap v3 is finally here. Well, in beta form anyway. Although it seems we've been waiting forever for release, we can now put that aside and test out the latest and greatest version of Snap, the app which helps you load Android apps onto your BlackBerry easily. As expected, you will still need to sideload this release using Sachesi or whatever method you...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Typo

Miss Upstream live? If so, you can check out the audio and video right now or at your convenience. This week we discussed the Alex Saunders return to Microsoft, how BlackBerry security works, the BBM Shop hitting 1 billion views along with Typo being ordered to pay $860,000 to BlackBerry for violating a sales ban and finally, regulators Investigating BBRY stock manipulation. Topics Discussed...

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We have 2000 copies of Instant for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

2000 copies of Instant for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

Nothing like an app giveaway to shake up a lazy Sunday, right? If you remember, Instant launched for BlackBerry 10 back in August 2014 and it's the perfect tool for tracking how much time you spend on your trusty BlackBerry each day. Some folk won't care for it, but for us real BlackBerry addicts it's interesting to see how our usage pans out day to day. The purpose of Instant is to count...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 6, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 6, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all have had a fantastic week. This was certainly a week that saw its share of important news. First there was the judge ordering Typo to pay BlackBerry damages amount to $860,000. Next there was the FCC seeking to classify the internet as a utility. Finally, there was the news regarding the new unlocking rules that begin on February 11th. Another mention also...

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Snap v3 beta could arrive before the end of the week

Snap v3

Although it seems forever since we caught the first tease of Snap v3, which was followed up by a closer look at the end of December, the time of waiting could be over by the end of the week. That's according to Snap developer Jim Muir via his Twitter account. Snap v3 getting really close! Should be able to ship a beta version by the end of the week!— Jim Muir (@jamespaulmuir) February 5,...

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Rogers notes BlackBerry 10.3.1 updates coming this month

Rogers almost ready to release BlackBerry 10.3.1 to all BlackBerry 10 devices

Although this one likely won't come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, it might help ease some minds of those waiting. Rogers has now updated their upcoming OS release form that gets posted to their community forums and according to the list, all BlackBerry 10 devices they sell or have sold will be updated at some point in time this month. Of course, that echoes...

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Regulators looking at possible stock manipulation in Samsung buying BlackBerry rumors

Regulators looking at possible stock manipulation in Samsung buying BlackBerry rumors

When it was rumored that Samsung was in talks to purchase BlackBerry last month, one of the major side-effects was that BlackBerry's stock price skyrocketed. Now, regulators from both the U.S. and Canada are reportedly investigating trading activity around the time of the rumor in order to ascertain whether it was started to profit from the resulting surge in BlackBerry's stock price. From...

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with two new BBM sticker packs

Celebrate Chinese New Year with two new BBM sticker packs

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it's now more commonly referred to will fall on February 19th this year and to celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday the BBM Shop has added some new stickers from Pyi Pyi Family and Pico Candy. Both the Chinese New Year Manjukan and Friends pack and Chinese Happy SuSheep Year pack feature a selection of characters partaking in several...

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Sprint and RadioShack pen deal to establish 1,750 co-branded stores

Sprint and RadioShack pen deal to establish 1,750 co-branded stores

After hearing various rumblings on such an agreement in recent days, it looks like Sprint has struck a deal with RadioShack that would see the carrier expanding into 1,750 RadioShack locations. According to the press release, the deal will "establish co-branded stores that will exclusively sell mobile devices across Sprint's brand portfolio as well as RadioShack products, services and...

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US carriers will soon start unlocking phones the easy way

The top five carriers in the United States will on Feb. 11 implement new unlocking procedures for smartphones, tablets, and other cellular devices sold on their networks. The new unlocking standards were set forth by the CTIA in late 2013 and, though a voluntary commitment by the carriers, define the conditions under which carriers must unlock your devices — and it's all looking good for the...

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Insta10-BlackBerry-10

Over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone the third party Instagram client, Insta10, has today been updated. There's a list of fixes which have been implemented and there's still more to come in future updates, but also introduced with this version is Hub Integration and running headless - although not perfect yet. So, if you have already joined the Insta10 beta program you'll want to update asap. I...

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Red BlackBerry Passport now available SIM free in the UK from Clove

Red-Passport-Hero

Just a quick heads up for you folk that have been waiting to order the red BlackBerry Passport over in the UK. Online retailer, Clove, now have the red variant available and in stock ready for you to order. This means that Clove now have all three versions of the Passport - Black, Red & White. And currently they still have a discount on the SIM free Passport - currently sitting at £525....

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Sprint

Following its preliminary publication, Sprint has today shared its final report for Q3 2014. The US carrier managed to bag just short of one million new connections, boasting "significant progress on building a consistent and reliable network". It's not all good news, however. As the recent Super Bowl ad teaser revealed, the company hopes you're watching. First, the good stuff. The report...

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Hit the slopes with Snowboard Party - free today from the Amazon Appstore

Snowboard-Party-Hero

Fancy getting some sweet snowboarding action on your BlackBerry 10 device for free? Today's your lucky day as Amazon are offering up Snowboard Party as their free app of the day and it's pretty awesome. I've fired this one up on my Z30 and the game play is wonderfully smooth which you'll be pleased to hear. One thing I like in particular with this one is that it features several different...

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Security gets tightened, plus more with the latest update to Hub Browser

Hub-Browser-Hero

For you folk that like to use Hub Browser for BlackBerry 10 you'll want to be hitting up BlackBerry World today as an update should be waiting for you. This update is primarily focussed on security (with the inclusion of the new feature 'Timelock' and an application password) but also implemented are other features, based on user feedback. With BlackBerry 10 users being creatures of...

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Typo ordered to pay BlackBerry $860,000 for violating sales ban

The original Typo

Way back in March 2014, BlackBerry won an argument in court that saw the makers of the Typo keyboard barred from selling their wares, and Typo's ignoring of that order has resulted in a court-ordered penalty. For selling the suspiciously-familiar iPhone keyboard case when they were explicitly told not to, Typo's been ordered to pay BlackBerry damages to the tune of $860,000. Of course, Typo...

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Under Armour buying Endomondo and MyFitnessPal

Endomondo

Sports apparel company Under Armour has announced plans to acquire two fitness-themed apps, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The two deals, which is scheduled to close before the end of the first quarter of 2015, will cost Under Armour a total of $560 million, with $475 million to acquire MyFitnessPal, and another $85 million for Endomondo. Under Armour says that these deals will supplement and...

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The FCC plans to regulate the internet as a utility

It's official, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to reclassify internet service providers as utility providers under the FCC's Title II authority. The move aims to preserve the principles of net neutrality in law, barring ISPs from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing traffic. Said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: "I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open...

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Blue Line Magazine highlights BlackBerry's role in Law Enforcement

Blue Line Magazine highlights BlackBerry's role in Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement has a long history of making use of BlackBerry products and services around the world, so perhaps it's no surprise that in the latest issue of Blue Line Magazine when the topic of 'how the Internet age, cyberspace and virtual networks affect neighbourhood activity and community safety' comes up, there's also discussion of BlackBerry and how it helps community policing efforts...

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