BBM

For those of you out there using BBM on either BlackBerry 10 or Android, you'll want to fire up the respective app stores and get the latest updates downloaded. New builds for both BlackBerry 10 and Android have now arrived and are available. What's new you ask? Well, we really don't know because the changelog this time around was simply left at 'bug fixes and performance improvements'. Still...

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Talking Alarm wakes you up with a weather update, events for the day and more

For most, an alarm with a tone to wake you up in the morning will probably be enough but if you're looking for something different, Talking Alarm may be for you. It does what it says on the tin -- talks to you. It's really that simple. There are a few options to choose from such as the having the alarm include the local weather forecast and an RSS feed of your choosing. You can choose from...

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Verizon

Verizon has published its earnings report for Q2 2015. The US carrier performed rather well in the second quarter of this year, pulling in $32.2 billion of revenue. The company continues to battle competitors to retain customers, but did manage to see its churn rate drop to just 0.90% – the lowest in three years. As well as revenue of $32 billion, Verizon also reported earnings of $4.23...

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BlackBerry cuts more jobs as CEO John Chen continues turnaround

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BlackBerry will be cutting more jobs as CEO John Chen continues to tighten up the budget and control company expenditure. In a statement, spokeswoman Kara Yi revealed that some employees will be affected by company turnaround plans, though exact figures were not disclosed. The statement read as follows: "As BlackBerry moves into the next stage of its turnaround, we remain focused on...

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Join us for the BlackBerry Security Summit live stream on July 23

Join us for the BlackBerry Security Summit live stream on July 23

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, BlackBerry will be hosting their annual BlackBerry Security Summit in New York. The event will be headed up by BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chairman, John Chen as well as key members of the senior leadership team including Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard, Vice President of Product Management Tim Choi, Corporate Strategy Vice President Jeff Holleran, Chief...

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Evernote nabs Chris O'Neill from Google as new CEO

Evernote nabs Chris O'Neill from Google as new CEO

Evernote has announced that it has appointed a new CEO, Chris O'Neill, who will step into the job on July 27. Co-founder and current CEO, Phill Libin, will step down from the position to become the Executive Chairman. Evernote says that Libin will stay "actively involved with the company," though they didn't specify exactly what that would look like. From Evernote: "Chris brings to...

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Shrink and share videos of any size with ViSS for BlackBerry 10

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Have you ever tried to share a video from your BlackBerry 10 device only to get the message pop up on-screen that the video is too large as the maximum file size is 16MB? It's rather frustrating to say the least. The good news is that there is now a simple work-around thanks to developers S4BB. Viss - Video Shrink and Share does just what the name suggests. I initially thought I'd record a...

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Monsters Inc Stickers roar into the BBM Shop

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When it comes to the BBM Shop there seems to be a slight inconsistency as to when new products show up for users. I'm not sure if this is a regional thing or a glitch, but either way, I was rather pleased to see the Monsters Inc sticker pack show up for me over the weekend. I don't mind admitting that I'm not a regular 'buyer' of stickers as I think they are a wee bit overpriced (personally...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Social

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Social

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, we started off by saying there wasn't a ton of BlackBerry news to discuss but as it turned out, we managed to talk our way through a ton of topics. Where we see BlackBerry in the coming months, what BlackBerry still needs to succeed, Carl Wiese coming to...

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CrackBerry Asks: Do you regularly use the trackpad on your BlackBerry Classic

We run polls here on CrackBerry quite often and include all BlackBerry users but this time I'm specifically targeting BlackBerry Classic users. Since getting my hands on a white BlackBerry Classic, I decided to stick with it, at least for the summer. I find myself using the trackpad a lot - for scrolling through the Hub, apps on the home screen and more. After using a BlackBerry Passport, since...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 17, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 7/17/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all had a wonderful week and are getting ready to relax and enjoy the weekend. Things started off with a bang with our own Kevin Michaluk debuting his new YouTube Channel with the unboxing of the gorgeous blue BlackBerry Classic. Be sure to leave a comment on the YouTube video for your chance to win a blue Classic of your own. Also this week , Carl Wiese...

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile has agreed to pay a $17.5 million fine to the US Federal Communications Commission. The fine will settle an investigation of the wireless carrier by the FCC due to two separate nationwide 911 outages on T-Mobile's network that happened on August 8, 2014. The FCC stated: In its investigation, the Enforcement Bureau found that T-Mobile did not provide timely notification of the...

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Arsenal star Mesut Özil and his red BlackBerry Passport

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While I was browsing through Twitter earlier today for BlackBerry news I came across the below Tweet from Arsenal soccer player Mesut Özil sporting his rather swish looking red BlackBerry Passport. As far as I'm aware there isn't an official link between BlackBerry and Arsenal Football Club, so I'm presuming that Mesut must have chosen the Passport himself. He may well have been drawn to it...

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AT&T officially releases OS 10.3.2.556 for Passport and Classic

ATT officially releases OS 10.3.2.556 for Passport and Classic

Are you making use of an AT&T purchased BlackBerry Passport or Classic? If so, you're going to want to go ahead and check for updates either through your device or via BlackBerry Link. As noted on the AT&T website and confirmed by folks in the CrackBerry Forums, AT&T has begun their official rollout of OS 10.3.2.556 for AT&T Passport and Classic devices. As expected, the changes...

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Win a $200 ShopCrackBerry shopping spree!

Win a $200 ShopCrackBerry shopping spree!

Ever wanted to just go crazy in the CrackBerry store and buy a whole bunch of new accessories? Or maybe stock up on presents for the family, or just splurge and buy something really nice that you wouldn't normally get for yourself? Well, here's your shot at doing just that, on us! We have something for all sorts of BlackBerry users in the store. Need a new case with a holster? We got you...

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Enpass Password Manager for BlackBerry 10 goes on sale

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We've featured Enpass Password Manager for BlackBerry 10 a few times in the past, mainly because it's my app of choice when it comes to storing passwords securely. Although Enpass is free to download and use, there are some limits in place which can be unlocked via an in-app purchase. Normally priced at $9.99, the developers are currently offering a 50% discount on the app, so if you've been...

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Screaming Energy updated with new features

Back in March, I initially posted about the Screaming Energy app, which allows residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial users GPS locate, and profile properties while keeping track of utility costs. At the time, I was looking for something entirely different but Screaming Energy turned out to be a really impressive app, so I shared it and while it was way too advanced for my needs,...

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T-Mobile gives families four lines of service with 10GB each for $120

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T-Mobile's latest Un-carrier Amped move beefs up the company's family plan offering. The new Simple Choice Family Plan offers two lines of service for $100, including 10GB of high speed data for each line. Each additional line beyond the first two costs $20 a month, and also comes with 10GB of data for that line. To sweeten the deal even further, T-Mobile is offering customers a fourth line...

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WhatsApp beta updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone with multiple fixes

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After a few weeks of silence on the beta front, WhatsApp users now have a new version available for download via the BlackBerry Beta Zone. According to the changelog, there are several fixes in this build with some special attention given to those of you out there running BlackBerry OS 10.3.2. For users on OS 10.3.2, WhatsApp is now capable of reading Facebook contacts from your system...

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Carl Wiese to succeed John Sims as President of Global Sales at BlackBerry

Carl Wiese is BlackBerry's new President of Global Sales

A new President of Global Sales has joined the BlackBerry team. The company has announced it has named Carl Wiese to be its new President, Global Sales. He previously worked at Cisco, where he worked for more than 10 years, and rose to the rank of Senior Vice President. Wiese will succeed John Sims, who has now departed the company. The full press release naming Wiese as BlackBerry's new...

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