BlackBerry is synonymous with security

One of the key things BlackBerry has always focused on is security. Across all their devices and services, security has come first and has been a core part of their hardware and software offerings. But, what if that security was also part of their decline in the past few years? Seems a slightly crazy thing to say, right? Not if you ask former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker. Baker, who was...

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BlackBerry to host Investor Day on November 13th

BlackBerry to host Investor Day on November 13th

Along with BlackBerry hosting their enterprise event on November 13th, they'll also be hosting Investor Day as well. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. PST/3:30 p.m. EST, those interested can tune into the live webcast through the Investor Events website. Additionally, a replay of the webcast will be available following the event. ​​ Press Release BlackBerry to Host Investor Day WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(...

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Halloween 2014 Contest Winners!

Halloween 2014 Contest Winners!

Halloween Contest Winners The judges pored over the hundreds of submissions in this year's Halloween Photo Contests, and they have finally narrowed them down and chosen winners for each site! There were so many incredible entries, from funny to scary and everything in between, and all of them were so very creative, so as always this was a really hard contest to judge...

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These music influenced skin cases for BlackBerry Q10 are only $14.95 today!

These music influenced skin cases for BlackBerry Q10 are only $14.95 today!

Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY case by Incipio is crafted with shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response deco pattern, the music influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your BlackBerry Q10. Get yours in black or pink today and save 40%

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WhatsApp to remain free in developing countries like India

WhatsApp

WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj Arora stated that low debit and credit card penetration was the main reason for not collecting the $1 annual fee the service charges users in North America and Europe. Speaking at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad on Tuesday, Arora...

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Beautiful 3D puzzle fun with Miika on BlackBerry 10

Miika

I was instantly attracted to Miika due to the screenshots used in BlackBerry World. Although I'm not a massive fan of games that make me use my brain too much this one looked different to all other BlackBerry 10 puzzle games so I decided to part with my two bucks and get in on the Miika action. And I'm glad I did as Miika is a real sweet game. I was going to give you a short tempting summary...

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Congressional committee meeting to discuss privacy in wake of recent nude leaks

Congressional committee meeting to discuss privacy in wake of recent nude leaks

A congressional advisory committee will be taking the initial step Thursday to discuss the legal ramifications of protecting Internet privacy. Prompted by the recent hacks resulting in the leak of nude photos of celebrities like the high profile case involving actress Jennifer Lawrence, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will be discussing the topic of privacy and the legal...

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What are the blue check marks next to my messages in WhatsApp?

What are the blue check marks next to my messages in WhatsApp?

Have you seen them? If you're on v2.11.967.2 then the chances are good you have and that has left many folks wondering exactly what they mean. As it turns out, they mean WhatsApp has finally enabled the ability to know whether or not your message was read after its been sent according to their updated FAQ section. As we've mentioned in the past, WhatsApp has never had an indicator that showed...

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Qualcomm Q4 FY2014 earnings boosted by increase in chip sales

Qualcomm's Q4 FY2014 earnings better than last year, but slips from last quarter

Qualcomm announced its fourth quarter earnings today and despite shipping more chips, earnings were down from the previous quarter. The main news from the earnings report is that the company is reporting net income of $1.89 billion on revenues of $6.69 billion. Revenues and income are both up year-over-year, but down from the previous quarter. In addition, Qualcomm's operating income rose to $1...

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Reddit In Motion receives massive update - Passport support, improved caching and more!

I've been waiting for this one since I started using my BlackBerry Passport and finally, it has arrived. Reddit In Motion has now received a massive update that brings a ton of changes to the native Reddit reader app. Thankfully, the developer has included a change log to go along with the update, so we know exactly everything that has changed. BlackBerry Passport support. New "Favorites"...

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EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks BBM against competitors

EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks BBM against competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to the EFF's criteria. These categories include message encryption in transit, independent code review...

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Carrier IQ settles class-action lawsuit over consumer privacy

Carrier IQ settles class-action lawsuit over consumer privacy

Carrier IQ, whose software was used by carriers and phone manufacturers to collect network data, has settled a class-action lawsuit over violations of consumer privacy rights. Consumers felt that Carrier IQ's tracking was too extensive and invasive. The exact terms of the settlement have so far been undisclosed, and the settlement still needs to be finalized by the court. In addition to...

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Save 52% today on these durable, slim hard cases for BlackBerry Z10!

Save 52% today on these durable, slim hard cases for BlackBerry Z10!

Crafted from a hard yet flexible material, the Seidio SURFACE Case provides an amazingly thin layer of protection without adding any excessive bulk. This case consists of interlocking top and bottom pieces that fit your BlackBerry Z10 snugly with a soft-touch coating. Get yours in black, red or purple today for only $16.95!

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BlackBerry Passport now available in Italy - Priced at €649

Passport Italy

Just a quick heads up for the good folk of Italy that have been waiting to get there hands on the BlackBerry Passport. The flagship device is now available in Italy at authorized retailers and selected carriers. Priced at €649, including tax, I'm hoping that the Passport will be equally available to both consumers and business users, unlike here in the UK where most carriers are only...

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Z30

The UK government still wishes to address problems with cellphone coverage across the UK, and details on how it wants carriers to do this have been shared today. In certain areas of the country, consumers find themselves with little to no connectivity, and while National Roaming has been touched on numerous times, it was rejected by major operators. The government has come up with some other...

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How to use the music equalizer with BlackBerry 10.3

How to use the music equalizer with BlackBerry 10.3

Did you know that BlackBerry 10.3 introduced an equalizer into the music player? I didn't until I stumbled upon it quite by accident. And what a nice surprise it was. To cut a long story short, the equalizer in BlackBerry 10.3 allows you to make your music tracks sound just the way you like. With 17 options to choose from - including Bass Boost, Treble Boost, Acoustic, Jazz and Rock, just to...

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BlackBerry Blend device and desktop apps updated

BlackBerry Blend device and desktop apps updated

If you're a BlackBerry Passport owner or P'9983 owner and have been enjoying BlackBerry Blend, the time has come to update. Jumping into v1.0.1.74, this is the first time the on-device app for BlackBerry 10 has officially been updated since its initial release back on September 24th. As for what has changed, the change log notes performance improvements and bug fixes. Additionally, the...

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TeamViewer 10: Remote Control Beta now available in BlackBerry World

Although BlackBerry 10 has remote file access built right into the file manager or through BlackBerry Blend, sometimes just having file access alone isn't enough and you simply need to work with your (or someone else's) entire desktop. For that, there's several remote access clients available in BlackBerry World but now, the folks from TeamViewer have made their remote control app available for...

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Proposed emoji changes would bring racial diversity to smiley faces

Proposed emoji changes would bring racial diversity to smiley faces

A new proposal drafted by the Unicode Consortium would introduce more racial diversity into the popular emoji characters used in messages on smartphones. The proposal, edited by Google's Mark Davis and Apple's Peter Edberg, would bring skin tones, based on the Fitzpatrick scale for dermatology, to emoji characters in five hues ranging from a pale creme to a dark brown. To use the new emoji...

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