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Four big tech coalitions have teamed up to write an open letter to two senators in opposition to a bill that would require smartphone manufacturers to decrypt data for law enforcement on demand. Apple, Google, and Facebook are amongst the companies that these coalitions represent, and the letter expresses their "deep concerns" surrounding the proposed bill. The letter is addressed to Senators...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Skeleton Key

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Skeleton Key

Did you miss BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now sit back and watch the video or download the audio and enjoy! On tap for discussion this week, the Priv has arrived in Mexico, Servomex selects QNX to power its next generation of safety-critical gas analyzers, BlackBerry launches Enterprise Technical Expert video series on YouTube and we dig through the hoopla surrounding the...

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Snag an unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv for just $450

Snag an unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv for just $450

If you've been on the lookout for a good deal on the BlackBerry Priv, DailySteals is currently offering the handset for just $450. For those keeping score, that's a $200 drop from the Priv's current price of $650 elsewhere. DailySteals says that the model on offer is AT&T-branded. However, it is unlocked, so it should work with other GSM carriers like T-Mobile. If you're interested, you...

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Following the recent news that BlackBerry's global decryption key was in the hands of the Canadian Police since 2010, current CEO John Chen has taken to the BlackBerry Blog to clear the air. BlackBerry feels as though "tech companies as good corporate citizens should comply with reasonable lawful access requests," a position they have made clear in the past. The case that surfaced was an old...

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Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon is now offering monthly subscription plans for its Prime service, which is available for $10.99 a month. The retailer is also targeting Netflix by making Prime Video available as a standalone service for $8.99 a month. A yearly subscription of Prime costs $99, which includes full access to Prime Video. Opting for the monthly route will set you back $131.88 over the course of a year, or...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

All the tens in all the places. The subject of many leaks and speculation is here — no, not the iPhone 7 — it's the HTC 10!. But it's going up against some strong competition in the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. The Apple front was rather quiet, with ongoing speculation about an update and renaming of Mac OS X and the much-anticipated iPhone 7 — though neither will be here exactly soon. Microsoft...

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Help design the next CrackBerry t-shirt!

Help design the next CrackBerry t-shirt!

Not long ago, we launched a campaign on Teespring offering up some unique BlackBerry Priv shirts. It was so much fun and an awesome success! We loved being able to offer our readers a fun way to show they're part of the BlackBerry fan community, so we decided to keep going. The next step? We're launching an exciting new contest here at CrackBerry for all of you creative folks out there! The...

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Best over-ear headphones: As chosen by Mobile Nations editors

Best over-ear headphones: As chosen by Mobile Nations editors

In-ear headphones are good, but sometimes you just need something more substantial On and over-ear headphones aren't the most convenient things in the world, and as such many will turn to in-ear options for things like the daily commute or hitting the gym. But if you want that all-encompassing experience and the best sound quality possible, you're likely going to want a good set of cans. To...

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Sprint rolls out LTE Plus in New York City to bring you supercharged speeds

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Sprint has rolled out LTE Plus in New York City. The newly added location joins 190 other markets across the U.S. who already enjoy the network's improved LTE speeds. The company has revealed that speed and capacity of more than 900 cell sites across the New York metropolitan area have been doubled. As well as expanding its network, Sprint notes the company has invested in fine-tuning its...

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BlackBerry launches Enterprise Technical Expert video series on YouTube

While BlackBerry has in recent months, held many webinars to cover a lot of their Enterprise offerings, those looking for more information on key products and features from BlackBerry now have a new resource to turn to as BlackBerry has launched a BlackBerry Enterprise Technical Expert Series on YouTube. IT leaders hungry for expert insight on enterprise mobility solutions have a new...

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Get networking functions from the palm of your hand with Network Tools

Get networking functions from the palm of your hand with Network Tools

Are you looking for a professional networking app? Look no further than Network Tools. Whether you're a professional network administrator or system programmer, or even a individual consumer, Network Tools can offer you something. You can perform a 'Whois' search on domains, perform a DNS query and more. Each function of the app has been designed to work and complement one another and with the...

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BlackBerry Priv begins sales in Mexico on Amazon

BlackBerry Priv begins sales in Mexico on Amazon

The reach of the BlackBerry Priv smartphone continues to expand. The latest country to offer sales of the Android-based phone is Mexico. BlackBerry stated that the Priv is now available on Mexico's Amazon site. The listing for the phone shows the price for the unlocked version is $15,863.95 Pesos, or about $913. BlackBerry says that Mexico's residents can use a 12-month payment plan to buy...

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BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

It appears as though BlackBerry's global decryption key was previously obtained by the Canadian Police. According to a report, the police have had the key to BlackBerry devices since 2010, but neither the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) nor BlackBerry will confirm the details of how it was handed over. From Vice's report: According to technical reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted...

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Power Tools for Android updated with Speak SMS, Email Filters, and Good Morning capabilities

Not too long ago, BlackBerry 10 developer Toysoft Development ported over his popular Power Tools app to the Google Play Store. This Swiss Army knife of apps provides an extensive list of features to enhance your efficiency on a daily basis. The latest version is now available for you to download in Google Play and comes with several new options, enhancements, and bug fixes. New features in...

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Marshmallow beta will soon begin rolling out to first wave of Priv testers

Marshmallow beta will soon begin rolling out to first wave of Priv testers

BlackBerry is preparing to roll out Marshmallow to Priv beta testers who have opted into the program and completed necessary enrollment steps. The company has confirmed in the beta zone that Marshmallow will be released to the program from today. So, how will you receive the update on your Priv? Should you be in the beta, you'll receive Marshmallow as you would a normal system update. Either...

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Logitech acquires wireless earbud maker Jaybird for $50 million

Logitech snaps up wireless headphone maker Jaybird for $50 million

Logitech has announced that it has agreed to acquire wireless audio accessory company Jaybird. Logitech says the deal for Jaybird comes in at $50 million in cash with the potential for $45 million more if the company meets growth targets going forward. For its part, Logitech is positioning this acquisition as a way to give a boost to its audio offerings, specifically in the wireless audio...

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Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar

Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar

If you get confused by the alphabet soup of acronyms such as EMM, MDM, MAM and MCM, BlackBerry is looking to help clear things up for by hosting a 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup - a detailed look at MDM, MAM & MCM' webinar on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Organizations are trying to keep up with the demands of their business to be able to do more through mobile at a time when...

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Translate between German, English, and more with ease with dict Browser

Translate text with ease with dict Browser

Being able to learn a new language is not an easy task. Rather than carry around a dictionary while travelling, there are other options to try and communicate in a foreign language. One such method is using an app. From the developer that brought you ClipMan Clipboard Manager and BlackBullet, comes dict Browser. This is a browser for the mobile website dict.cc. QtHelex has taken the dict.cc...

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WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10

If you're still riding it out with WhatsApp until the end of 2016, you might as well get yourself on the latest version possible. A new beta build has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and while the changes are certainly not huge, they might be of interest to you. Reorganized Account settings to match other platforms. (Privacy, Security, Change Numbr, and Delete Account are now all under "...

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