BlackBerry highlights how security is embedded in their hardware

BlackBerry Security Begins At The Endpoints

Throughout the history of BlackBerry, they've always pushed the fact that security in their devices isn't just an afterthought, it's not just 'bolted on' after and that it's built right in the core of all their hardware. If you've ever wondered what exactly that means, Alex Manea, Manager of Security Services at BlackBerry over at the Inside BlackBerry Biz Blog has laid it out in a way that's...

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BlackBerry Classic now officially available in South Africa

BlackBerry Classic now officially available in South Africa

To go along with the great South African BBM recruitment contest, BlackBerry has now announced the official release of the BlackBerry Classic there as well. While the press release lacks mention of carriers right now, Orange SA has the device listed online and in-stock for R5,445 with free shipping. South Africa is just one many new regions to now have rolled out the device including Australia...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Feb

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Feb

Did you miss out on the BerryFlow Upstream live Sunday because of the Super Bowl? If so, you can now watch the replay or download the audio. Among topics discussed, we touched on the latest BlackBerry 10 BBM update, the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services Webcast, our case or caseless poll, why people are choosing the BlackBerry Passport as well, we took a closer look at QNX Medical:...

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FCC set to propose strong net neutrality rules this week

FCC Board Members smile for the camera

A new report says that the Federal Communications Commission could propose a set of regulations Thursday that would support net neutrality for both fixed and mobile broadband service providers. The proposal is likely to be similar to the ones that President Barack Obama announced in November 2014. The Wall Street Journal reports that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will state that broadband...

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BlackBerry Classic owners on TELUS receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update

BlackBerry Classic owners on TELUS receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update

Although it started with Rogers, it seems as though TELUS has now joined the party in rolling out OS 10.3.1.2072. We've received several reports the OS is now appearing on devices when owners check for software updates and is readily available to download via OTA. If you're seeing it, go ahead and grab it. Of course, let us know how the process goes for you in the comments. Sadly, it appears as...

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Alex Saunders, former BlackBerry developer relations lead goes to Microsoft

Alec Saunders, formerly the BlackBerry VP of Developer Relations and the QNX, has landed at Microsoft. Specifically, after having left BlackBerry back in October, Saunders is now a "Principal Technical Evangelist" at Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft's venture capital arm. Said Saunders in a blog post announcing the move: "So it was natural that one of the first companies I reached out to...

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Select Canada Inc. apps up to 60% off for a limited time - 50 free copies of each up for grabs!

Between now and February 6th, Canada Inc. have placed many of their apps on sale up to 60% off. In addition, there are also running a promotion code to celebrate and as such are giving away 50 free copies of each app to any user. Now there is one caveat regarding the promo code that is shown below. As per the developer, the promo code is set up in such a way that each user has a redemption...

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The great South African BBM recruitment contest

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Over in South Africa it looks like BlackBerry are having a purge on getting more folk signed up to BBM and you can't blame them as it's without doubt the best instant messaging platform around. If you're in South Africa and are a BBM user, on any mobile platform, you can win R1,000 airtime just by getting as many of your friends to use BBM as possible. It works like this; you need to already...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 1, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 1, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Welcome to another edition of our roundup. This week not only saw some Classic owners on Rogers receiving an update, but a new BBM beta, and the release of a brand new Beta Instagram app - Insta10. Also, if you haven't already taken advantage of it, just a reminder that ShopCrackBerry is holding a Big Game Day sale of 15% off all BlackBerry accessories. All you have to...

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The new F1 W06 Hybrid Silver Arrow

The BlackBerry sponsored MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team ended the 2014 season on top with 16 wins, 18 pole positions, 12 fastest laps and 31 podium finishes throughout the 2014 season between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg plus, eleven one-two wins in a single season which, broke the previous record put in place by McLaren in 1988. Lewis Hamilton won the first ever Formula 1 Russian...

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Kloudmix - The first native Mixcloud client for BlackBerry 10

Kloudmix - The first native Mixcloud client for BlackBerry 10

These days, there's a ton of streaming music services out there to choose from, but not all of them are, shall we say, BlackBerry 10 friendly. One service I like to use for listening to mixtapes from DJ's and radio hosts is Mixcloud as it offers a wide array of categories to choose from plus, it's free with some advertisements here and there. So what does this have to do with BlackBerry 10?...

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Insta10 - A new native Instagram client for BlackBerry 10 now available in the Beta Zone

Looking for a new app to beta test? Of course, you are. Everyone loves some beta testing. A new native Instagram client for BlackBerry 10 has now arrived called Insta10 and it's packed with features you would expect to be built in. Seriously, the list of features is huge and this is just the beta for now. Insta10 Features: Login Register Post to Feeds (Photo only) Send Direct Messages (...

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Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways

Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the city has reached a deal with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile to bring 4G LTE from all four carriers to the Chicago Transit Authority's subway system. The network, which will replace the decade-old system currently in Chicago's subways, will provide continuous coverage for 22 miles. Mayor Emanuel expressed his hope that this upgrade...

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CrackBerry asks: Case or no case?

Passport-Case-Hero

This isn't the first time we've asked this question, but it's been a while and with us now having two new awesome devices available (the BlackBerry Passport and Classic) it's time to put the feelers out once again. Whether you prefer to keep your BlackBerry protected, or not all comes down to personal preference and over the years I've switched between using cases and going naked so many...

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Watch the managing security threats in today's Mobile Enterprise webcast replay

To go with the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services webcast, BlackBerry also hosted a 'Managing security threats in today's Mobile Enterprise webcast' on January 27th, and if you missed out on that one you can now watch the replay. The event including the Q&A session lasts around 45 minutes and you can check out the overview below. Risks from security breaches continue to rise...

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New BBM beta for BlackBerry offers landscape support, multiple picture transfer from the pictures app

Although this is a limited beta and not available to everyone right now, after many folks were upset that BBM on iOS got landscape support, I figured it was worth a mention that BlackBerry users haven't been forgotten and it looks as though landscape support could be coming soon, assuming all goes well with the beta. Landscape Mode – Looking for landscape support in the BBM application? Look...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services webcast

Did you miss the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services webcast that was held on January 28th? If so, you can now watch the replay of the event. Principal Analyst Brian Bernard outlines the following BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services and offers you invaluable insight into how they can amplify your business: WorkLife By BlackBerry BlackBerry Blend Enterprise Identity By...

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Sony's memory products are discounted by as much as 69% on Amazon

Sony's memory products are discounted by as much as 69% on Amazon

If you're looking to get an SD card or a USB drive, be sure to check out Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day, through which the retailer is offering heavy discounts on Sony's memory products. Here are all the SD and microSD cards on offer: Sony 16GB SDHC/SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card - $7.99 (down from $19.99) Sony 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card - $10.99 (down from $34.99)...

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Big Game Day Sale! Save 15% on all BlackBerry accessories

Big Game Day Sale! Save 15% on all BlackBerry accessories

It's time to gear up and buckle down for this weekend's big game! No matter what team you're rooting for this year, we can all agree that 15% off all accessories here at ShopCrackBerry is a pretty sweet deal. We've got cases, chargers, batteries, etc. for the hottest BlackBerry devices including the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry Z10, Blackberry Z30, BlackBerry Q10 and...

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