RIM advises disabling JavaScript in your BlackBerry browser after exploit discovered

In light of the exploit found during the most recent Pwn2Own convention Research in Motion has introduced a new article to the RIM knowledge base advising users of OS 6 capable devices on how to avoid having their BlackBerry browser exploited. While the potential for someone actually attempting the exploit still remains small, the fact the information is out there is reason enough to protect...

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Official OS 6.0.0.448 for the Bold 9700, 9780 and Torch 9800 available from Rogers

Just in case some of you all out there missed out on the leaks, missed the update notification -- or simply just forgot, Rogers has updated the Bold 9700, 9780 and Torch 9800 all to OS 6.0.0.448. They are continuing to send out SMS messages to customers so depending on which device you have you may get one sometime soon. If you're wanting to go ahead and download the install falls you can grab...

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Review: Ventev PowerCELL Backup Battery

Review: Ventev PowerCELL Backup Battery

One lucky member of the CrackBerry Nation will win one of these Ventev PowerCELL Backup Battery packs. Read on for details. [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] No matter how hard I try I really cannot make any device I own last a full and complete day any more. My BlackBerry Bold 9780 comes close but it's just not enough. I really don't like the idea of running out of juice when I...

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BBM Social Platform goes into Public Beta!

BBM Social Platform goes into Public Beta!

We just got a note from RIM letting us know that the highly-anticipated opening up of the BlackBerry Messenger APIs to BlackBerry app developers is finally happening, with the public beta launch of the new BBM Social Platform... We wanted to let you know that today the BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) Social Platform officially goes into public beta. This means that the BlackBerry developer...

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Cross-platform messengers - a CrackBerry guide to who has delivery notifications

Cross-platform messengers - a CrackBerry guide to who has delivery notifications

I love using BlackBerry Messenger to keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues – even if they don’t want to talk to me. In fact, it’s so quiet on my BlackBerry Messenger sometimes, you can hear a PIN drop (wakka wakka). It’s one of my preferred methods of communication, as it offers an instant messenger experience with a BlackBerry only exclusivity (for now). It’s funny to think about...

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Staying on top of the tablet competition... Read the Apple iPad 2 Review by TiPb!

Read TiPb's Review of the Apple iPad 2 In a few weeks things will get crazy here on CrackBerry as the BlackBerry PlayBook hits the market and we do our content thing on it (think device, app, accessory reviews, how-tos, tips, tricks and more). Over at our sibling site TiPb.com, which covers all things Apple iOS related, they have now had a few days with their latest tablet toy, the Apple iPad...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As we predicted during our live podcast last week, a number of new BlackBerry PlayBook videos have been popping up on the interwebs thanks to South By South West in Austin and a PlayBook media event in London. The latest video, above, gives us a great second look (see a first look here at music store and media sync) of the BlackBerry PlayBook's...

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How to remove, delete, and uninstall apps from your BlackBerry

How to remove, delete, and uninstall apps from your BlackBerry

So, you've found yourself with one (or eight) too many applications and/or games on your BlackBerry; it's time to delete some apps. There are lots of reasons to delete an application: freeing up memory, installing a paid version of the app, installing a better app.... Whatever the reason may be, it's really easy to uninstall one.  Find the app you want to delete and highlight it. Press...

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WikiSaver - Learn random facts while your BlackBerry charges!

WikiSaver - Learn random facts while your BlackBerry charges!

Wikipedia is a favorite website of mine. I love that you can go there and learn all sorts of random information with the click of your mouse. When I saw WikiSaver by Casey Wylde in the CrackBerry store, I was curious about it and installed it right away. It's a cool little program that acts as a screen saver when you plug in your BlackBerry to charge. When plugged in, a random page from...

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Review: BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset

Review: BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset

One lucky member of the CrackBerry Nation will win one of these BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headsets. Read on for details. No so long ago Bluetooth headsets were big, bulky, and frequently fell off your ear. They've certainly come a long way since then. With the plethora of headsets flooding the market, it all comes down to reliability, sound quality, music streaming, and features offered...

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CrackBerry Poll: Which BlackBerry PlayBook are you going to buy?

CrackBerry Poll: Which BlackBerry PlayBook are you going to buy?

If you're picking up a WiFi-only BlackBerry PlayBook at launch, which one are you going to get?online survey We're getting close folks. It's finally starting to feel like we're only weeks away (instead of months away) from being able to run out to the store and buy a BlackBerry PlayBook. For a lot of us, the decision to buy a BlackBerry PlayBook is already made. We're doing it. Some...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for March 14, 2011 - 50 copies of Crescent by Raypho to give away!

Contest: Win one of 50 copies of Crescent by Raypho!  Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! Have you created a theme you want to see featured here, or given away in a contest? Did you find a treasure that you want to share with the CrackBerry community? Have a favorite theme developer you want the spotlight to shine on? Send us an email at themeroundup[at]crackberry.com...

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Tablet Pricing and Launch Date Document Provides Some Info on BlackBerry PlayBook

An anonymous tipster sent in the photo above to PreCentral.net, which displays some information regarding upcoming tablet pricing and availability. The document is said to come from a "Major US Retailer" and does show some information regarding the BlackBerry PlayBook. Specifically, it puts the pricing for RIM's first tablet at $499, $599, and $699, respectively, based on "hard drive", which...

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Shift by Elecite - A hot premium theme for your BlackBerry

Shift by Elecite - A hot premium theme for your BlackBerry

If you are familiar with themes from developer Elecite, you know they stand for quality and originality. Each of their themes are handcrafted for superior function and style. Shift is one of Elecite's newest themes, and it is packed full of awesome features spread across 3 panels and 3 pages so you may never need to see your app screen again to find what you're looking for. The first panel...

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BlackBerry 101: Archiving apps in BlackBerry App World

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] On a BlackBerry, everything runs in application memory; it's like the RAM (memory) in your home computer. As with any memory, there is a limit to just how much can fit, I have a few apps that I don't use all that often, but come in quite handy when needed. FaceBook for BlackBerry would be one example. Since I use SocialScope, I don't really need...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed 7digital and RIM Strike a Chord with Music Store on the BlackBerry PlayBookThe BlackBerry PlayBook PIN debate continuesBlackBerry PlayBook hits the FCC showing 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versionsRIM working on their own video conferencing app for the BlackBerry PlayBookCrackBerry Podcast 065: PlayBook, PlayBook, Apps, Phones, PlayBook and More!Take a look at BlackBerry...

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Latest BlackBerry PlayBook demo gives us a further look at games, Youtube and more

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you think that the BlackBerry PlayBook has lost its shine due to its prolonged timeframe to finally get out of the door and into the public, think again. Once more caught on video, the BlackBerry PlayBook is shown here in raw detail, fluid motion and vigorous processing capabilities to take what we currently understand as multitasking above and...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry updates beta to v1.9.77

Foursquare for BlackBerry updates beta to v1.9.77

I love updates that come on the weekend. Earlier we had a Twitter for BlackBerry update, and now foursquare has also updated! Foursquare v1.9.77 was released earlier today and can be downloaded at foursquare.com/blackberry/beta on your device. The update will also be available in BlackBerry App World at some point as well.  A quick overview of some of the improvements made to this...

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Brain Cube by Ximad - A challenging game for your BlackBerry

Brain Cube by Ximad - A challenging game for your BlackBerry

I'm always looking for games that are challenging, yet don't require tons of time and that I can play in idle moments. I was happy to discover Brain Cube by Ximad, as I used to play a similar game on my Bold 9000 a couple years ago, and it was a lot of fun. The concept is easy: roll your cube through the puzzle to the hole on the other side. There are different obstacles to overcome on each...

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