Latest BBM update for Android adds support for Marshmallow, ditches fees for Privacy and Control features

A fresh update to BBM for Android has now arrived on the Google Play store and its one you're going to want to update to as soon as possible. This time around, there is a whole lot more than just the usual performance and bug fixes. In addition to adding support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, BlackBerry has also ditched the fees for all privacy and control features, meaning timed messages and...

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Reminder: BlackBerry to announce Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results on April 1

Just a quick, friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that BlackBerry will be reporting results for its Q4 FY 2016 earnings on April 1, 2016. BlackBerry Limited will be reporting results for the year-end and fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 on April 1, 2016. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-866-438-1903...

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Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades [Update]

Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades

Update: In a statement to Droid Life, Verizon confirmed the move, saying: "The upgrade fee helps cover our increased support costs associated with customers switching devices. Customers can pay the charge when they upgrade, bill it to their account or trade in an old device to offset the cost. The fee for upgrading on device payment is still half of the two-year contract upgrade fee."...

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Amazon Dash Buttons can now ship more than 100 products to your door

Amazon Dash Button

Amazon has tripled the number of brands available on the retail giant's Amazon Dash Button program, enabling Prime customers to choose from more than 100 consumables to order through the push of a button. Quite literally. With these handy little devices installed throughout the home, you'll be able to conveniently have products delivered straight to your door without even firing up your web...

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BlackBerry Radar will help trucking companies track and monitor shipments

BlackBerry Radar will help trucking companies track and monitor shipments

BlackBerry has unveiled Radar, a new end-to-end tracking system for trucking companies. With this system installed, companies can optimize the use of trailers and shipping containers, improving on-time deliveries, reducing theft, and generating more revenue. BlackBerry Radar already sports the capabilities to track mobile assets without relying on expensive and complicated IT infrastructure,...

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Amazon Prime now available to Sprint customers for $11 a month

Amazon Prime

If you wanted to try out Amazon Prime but don't have the $99 on hands for its normal annual fee, you might want to switch over to Sprint. The carrier has announced that new or current customers have the option to access Amazon Prime as an option on their bills for $10.99 a month. This is the first time that Amazon Prime has been available on a month-to-month basis. Sprint says: "Amazon...

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Check out this slim protective case for the BlackBerry Passport for $16.95 today!

Check out this slim protective case for the BlackBerry Passport for $16.95 today!

The BlackBerry Passport is a large phone by itself, and most don't want to make it any bigger, nor do they want to leave it unprotected. Seidio's Surface case offers great protection with its slide-in two piece design, and also keeps a very slim profile. Today, you can snag one for just $16.95.

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BlackBerry Priv spotted running Android Marshmallow

BlackBerry Priv spotted running Android Marshmallow

Just in case anyone out there was still wondering whether or not BlackBerry was working on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the BlackBerry Priv, there's now further evidence of its existence outside of the few images of devices running it that have popped up. Looking at the video, it's pretty easy to say that with the jump to Marshmallow, BlackBerry didn't change much by way of looks on the...

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BlackBerry Priv wins Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016

BlackBerry Priv wins Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016

Adding to their already existing Red Dot awards for the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10 and Porsche Design P'9981, the BlackBerry Priv has now won the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016 as announced by BlackBerry. "Our BlackBerry Design Team is extremely excited to be recognized by the prestigious Red Dot, given the time and energy spent on developing this next...

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AT&T to offer unlimited data for U-verse home Internet customers

ATT

AT&T is offering its home Internet customers who sign up for U-verse a way to get unlimited data with no caps. This can come in the form of a couple of different options. AT&T stated: On May 23, we will introduce a new unlimited data option for our U-verse home Internet customers. AT&T customers who have only our U-verse home Internet service can add unlimited data for $30...

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Instagram rolls out support for video uploads of up to 60 seconds

Instagram

Instagram is giving people more freedom to express themselves in video form. The social network is rolling out an update that will support video uploads of up to 60 seconds, well above the previous limit of just 15 seconds. Instagram stated: In the last six months, the time people spent watching video increased by more than 40 percent. And longer videos mean more diverse stories from the...

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T-Mobile reportedly set to launch data-only plans on March 30

T-Mobile reportedly set to launch data-only plans on March 30

T-Mobile is reportedly set to start offering new data-only plans for those who would rather skip the voice portion of their cell service. According to a leaked document obtained by TmoNews, T-Mobile will launch the so-called Simple Choice Data Only plans on March 30 with a variety of data bucket sizes and unlimited texts. The options start out at $20 per month for 2GB of data and cap out at...

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WordBubbles is a challenging word game with a twist

WordBubbles is a challenging word game with a twist

To keep my mind sharp and improve my vocabulary, I play word games. Whether it be word search, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, or Boggle, I've tried and enjoyed them all. The latest one to pop up on my radar is WordBubbles. Do not let the stylish and colorful interface fool you. This is a challenging game for those fond of word search style puzzles and brainteasers. Being this is a word search...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: What's old is new again

Mobile Nations Weekly: What's old is new again

What's old is new again. Apple made waves early in the week, and we wasted no time in putting their latest wares to the test. So here they are, our iPhone SE review and our iPad Pro 9.7-inch review. Oh, and some updates to iOS and new Apple Watch bands. We're still getting to know the Samsung Galaxy S7, but things are about to get real crazy with the arrival of the LG G5. Not content to be...

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Mimicker Alarm offers a new way to wake up in the morning

Mimicker Alarm offers a new way to wake up in the morning

Mornings are not my strong suit. While members of my family would wake up refreshed ready to start the day, it would take two different alarm clocks and several taps of the snooze button before I could get out of bed. For those who need a little extra motivation to wake up in the morning, there is Mimicker Alarm. This Microsoft Garage Project puts a different spin on the daily alarm clock....

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BlackBerry Priv now available in Japan

BlackBerry Priv now available in Japan

Adding to the already long list of regions where Priv is available, BlackBerry has now announced their first Android-powered smartphone is now available in Japan through BlackBerry's exclusive Japanese reseller, Fox Inc. Pricing for Priv in Japan has been set at 99,800 Yen (excluding tax) and the device is available for purchase through Bic Camera, Amazon Japan and Fox-operated "caseplay"...

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Toysoft Easter Sale – Grab select apps for 50 percent off

Toysoft Easter Sale – Grab select apps for 50% off

As we head into a holiday weekend, why not pick up a few productivity and utility apps? Toysoft Development is celebrating the Easter Holiday by placing select apps in their catalog on sale. Between now and March 31st, the BlackBerry 10 applications shown below will be available to purchase for 50% off, or as low as $0.99. Below is the breakdown of all of the applications included in this...

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ClipMan Clipboard Manager updated with improved import and export support

ClipMan Clipboard Manager updated with improved import and export support

ClipMan Clipboard Manager is a useful and headless application that allows you to quickly and easily copy and paste multiple lines of text to any application on BlackBerry 10. No matter if you are using for business or personal reasons, you can move text or paste pre-filled responses to get things done. Recently, ClipMan was updated to improve the export and import mechanism as well as fixing...

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How to change the icon pack on the BlackBerry Launcher on your Priv

How to change the icon pack on the BlackBerry Launcher on your Priv

BlackBerry 10 didn't give us many options in terms of themes and visual customization as we got with BlackBerry OS and it was something that I missed, as I'm sure a lot of others missed too. If you've moved to the BlackBerry Priv, however, you should know that Android supports theming options and there are plenty of icon packs and launchers you can try out to give your Priv the look you want...

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