Jeffrey Ait joins BlackBerry from Good Technology

Jeffrey Ait joins BlackBerry from Good Technology

Remember that Security Innovation Center in the Washington, D.C. Area that BlackBerry CEO John Chen began setting up? Well, we've not really heard a lot of news who exactly is running the show there but it seems BlackBerry has made at least one employee acquisition to help in that area that went relatively unnoticed, until today. Showing up on the Washington Business Journal's People on the...

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We take a closer look at Meetup for BlackBerry 10

Meetup App

Last week, we saw the launch of an unofficial but native Meetup application for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. We promised you an in-depth look at the application and we're doing just that. To be honest, I never used, nor have I even considered using the services of Meetup to discover and manage groups and events in my city. Sometimes, depending on your situation, you'll find it hard to do so; to...

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BlackBerry India offering 50% off on selected apps in BlackBerry World

For those of you who live in India and are looking to pick some great apps, BlackBerry World is the place the go. Right now, select apps in BlackBerry World have been dropped up to 50% off as part of the Independence Day celebrations. Camera+, InstaVenue, iGrann Pro, Fitness Tracker, Package Tracker Pro and more are among the apps available. You should be able to hit the link below and be taken...

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Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes and dark theme

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes and dark theme

If you use Evernote on your BlackBerry 10 device, you'll want to load up BlackBerry World right now and grab the latest version available. A new update appearing as v5.3.1.467 has now arrived and is noted to bring bug fixes and improvements. I know, not a whole lot to go on but that's what they listed. In a quick run through of the updated version though, it seems as though they added a dark...

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CrackBerry Asks: Will you order the BlackBerry Passport ASAP?

BlackBerry Passport

For once BlackBerry seems to be getting some all-round good media coverage leading up to the launch of the company's new flagship device - the BlackBerry Passport. From a previous poll we ran a while back it seems that CrackBerry readers are very much more interested in the Passport than they are the Classic. Now, all being well (crosses fingers) we'll have our Passport review up around the...

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Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Combo for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Combo for BlackBerry Q10

Eliminate the need for multiple cases with this CONVERT Combo for the BlackBerry Q10! The SURFACE Case is great for slim protection, but before jumping into outdoor activities add on the rugged skin and skeleton for extra shock absorption. The CONVERT Holster clips to your side and holds your Q10 with every layer of this combo safely and securely. This bundle is yours today for just $26.95!

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BlackBerry and the (TRA) Telecommunications Regulatory Authority team up in the UAE

BlackBerry and the (TRA) Telecommunications Regulatory Authority team up in the UAE

When it comes to good publicity things don't get that much better than when BlackBerry announces that they have entered into a new partnership with a government. That's what's happened over in the UAE as the Canadian company is going full steam ahead with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and BlackBerry 10. To most of us around the world this headline doesn't really stand out, but if...

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From the Editor's Desk: The CrackBerry Community

From the Editor's Desk: The CrackBerry Community

Weekends need to be longer. I think that's something we can all agree on. With that out of the way, it's time for another From the Editor's desk here at CrackBerry. This week I don't have much to say about BlackBerry specifically that hasn't already been touched on. Instead I'll be focusing a little on the great community we have here at CrackBerry and realistically stealing a bit from my...

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Snap v3 is coming - Here's a sneak peek!

Snap v3 is coming - Here's a sneak peek!

Although there's several ways to load Android apps onto your BlackBerry 10 device and come BlackBerry OS 10.3, the Amazon Appstore will be pre-loaded, Snap remains a favorite for BlackBerry users everywhere with well over 3 million Android apps downloaded through the app. The developer behind Snap, James Paul Muir, isn't worried about the Amazon Appstore and as such has been working away on...

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Verizon may be about to close a loophole for its remaining unlimited data users

verizon

A new rumor claims Verizon Wireless is about to close a loophole that some of its grandfathered unlimited customers have used to continue to get that plan, even though Verizon stopped offering such a service for its new subscribers a few years ago. Droid-life.com, citing unnamed sources, claims that on August 24, Verizon will require that its current subscribers who upgrade or activate a new...

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Can't decide between a pouch or holster? Check out the Krusell Apollo Leather Case

I like the feel of BlackBerry devices naked, though occasionally I'll throw on a case because I'm a bit of a klutz and tend to drop my device at times. While a BlackBerry does survive drops it does get dents and scratches so I prefer to put on a case to avoid that. If I'm not using a case, however, I'll carry my BlackBerry device in a leather pouch or holster. I normally go for the official...

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Deal of the Day: Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for BlackBerry Z10

Deal of the Day: Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for BlackBerry Z10

This case and holster combo from Amzer gives you superior protection against drops and scratches for your BlackBerry Z10. The impact resistant shell is textured for an enhanced grip and the included holster doubles as a fold-out kickstand. Color options include black, white and pink for an amazing 50% off today!

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Blackphone no challenge at DEF CON

Blackphone no challenge at DEF CON

DEF CON 22 is well under way in Las Vegas and there's been plenty of action on Twitter tonight covering the event. One highlight comes from the @TeamAndIRC who has been having a bit of fun with Blackphone. After having some time with the device, Justin Case has managed to gain root access and enable ADB on the device without the need to even unlock the bootloader. Although the exploit has...

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BlackBerry Passport receives GCF certification

BlackBerry Passport receives GCF certification

As I'm sure most folks know, smartphones have to go through several certifications before release and the GCF is most certainly among them. After landing at the FCC earlier the BlackBerry Passport has now been certified by the GCF. New! GCF-Certified Mobile Phone from @BlackBerry Find out more at http://t.co/u4yI7UPOrj— GCF (@GCF_Certified) July 31, 2014 What does it mean? Mostly that things...

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Need some support in the fitness department? Sportrate Workout should keep you on track

I can't say I'm a big fitness fan myself, but we've featured Sportrate Fitness Tracker a few times and I demoed it on video in late 2013. The developers (Inspiro Software) have now released Sportrate Workout which is designed to remind you about your daily workouts and fitness routines. The native BlackBerry 10 app will also utilize the phones sensor and can count certain exercises, such as...

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From the forums: Want to hear a CrackBerry reader's experience with the BlackBerry Passport?

If this doesn't make you jealous then nothing will. CrackBerry forum member danfrancisco was lucky enough to bump into someone using a BlackBerry Passport and get a few minutes with his lucky hands on it - BOOM! Dan has aired his views in the forum and I can only say he was more than impressed, but I'm going to keep this short and sweet and let you read his thoughts on the next BlackBerry 10...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.2.1531 now rolling out regionally

BlackBerry OS 10.2.2.1531 now rolling out regionally

Although most folks are waiting to get their hands on BlackBerry OS 10.3, the often rumored BlackBerry OS 10.2.2 (or more specifically sotware release v10.2.2.932, OS v10.2.2.1531) has now started to arrive on devices in Germany and surrounding areas. At this point, there's not a whole lot of info about the changes in the OS other than what is noted in the change log that states it covers...

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In light of Russian cyber attacks, Enpass drops price on their password manager

Enpass

We've mentioned Enpass for BlackBerry 10 a few times now - partly because it's my password keeper of choice but also because its been updated on a fairly regular basis. If you liked the look of the 'secure' app but were put off by the price, now may be the time to think about investing as Enpass is currently running a 50% price sale. (You will see in BlackBerry World that the app is free but...

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Dark Hub options look set to arrive in BlackBerry 10.3.1

Dark Hub options look set to arrive in BlackBerry 10.3.1

For a lot of folks, the dark theme on BlackBerry 10 devices is the best thing since sliced bread but even if you're using a AMOLED device where the dark theme helps conserve battery, there's still one portion of the OS that's not dark and it's probably one of the most used sections. The BlackBerry Hub at this point still uses the 'bright' theme but according to some new images from @DHabkirk,...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 8, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 8, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has flown by here and not without a bit of important news. Not only has BlackBerry 10 been named 'The World's Best Mobile OS' by India's Digit Magazine, but they've opened up the registration site for users to be alerted to Passport availability. Speaking of the Passport, our own James Richardson wrote an excellent article on how he's switching back to the...

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