BlackBerry App Roundup for December 26, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for December 26, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their friends and family and are getting ready to enjoy the weekend. I cannot believe how fast this year has flown. Not only did we have three new devices launch this year, but we also saw BlackBerry CEO John Chen transform the conversation around BlackBerry in addition to launching a ton of new services and features. Before...

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Snap v3 still in the works but not quite ready just yet

Snap v3 still in the works but not quite ready just yet

It seems forever ago now that we saw the first teaser of Snap v3 with its all new design based on Android Lollipop. So long in fact, many folks began to wonder whether or not it was still going to be released. As it turns out, it will be and Red Light of Love took to Twitter to offer everyone an update and a brand new preview of the native app that allows you to install Android apps directly...

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1000 free copies of ClipMan Clipboard Manager up for grabs!

1000 free copies of ClipMan Clipboard Manager up for grabs!

'Tis the season of giving and that is what developers are doing. We've just had one giveaway today and here's another one for you. Just one app this time but this one's a good one, that many people rely on including me -- ClipMan Clipboard Manager. Most people have probably downloaded this app but if you haven't already, now is your chance. If you'd like a free copy of ClipMan Clipboard,...

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Get a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone for the holidays? We're here to help!

If you just got a new BlackBerry and are looking for where to begin, we're here to help. Whether you're new to the platform or returning with a newer device, CrackBerry is here to provide help and how-to information from simple tasks on your BlackBerry device to the advanced. We can walk you through the baby steps of how to set up your e-mail, how to install Android applications, how to back up...

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Get yourself some free apps with the S4BB Holiday giveaway

Get yourself some free apps with the S4BB Christmas giveaway

It's that time of year. Holiday season. If you're looking for some free gifts, there are some apps you can avail for free from S4BB. They're giving away 10 apps, 2,200 copies of each. All worth $100,000. I use a few of their apps and like many of their offerings. If you've been wanting to give these apps a download, now is your chance. The promo runs until December 26th or until all copies run...

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BlackBerry Classic

Looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Classic in the UAE? Well, you'll want to head to the Dubai Mall on December 25th to ensure you can grab one exclusively from the BlackBerry Store. As noted by the BlackBerry Mid East Twitter account, the device will go on sale around 6PM local time with a suggested retail price of AED 1799. Will you be heading out to pick one up? Be sure to check out...

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ShopBlackBerry drops prices on select BlackBerry smartphones

ShopBlackBerry drops prices on select BlackBerry smartphones

If you skipped picking up a new BlackBerry smartphone in hopes a device sale would be arriving in time for boxing day, your patience has paid off. The Holiday / Boxing day sale is now running on ShopBlackBerry and you can get some great discounts on select BlackBerry smartphones. In Canada, you can get a BlackBerry Passport for $100 off (including Red) or BlackBerry Z30 for $250 and finally a...

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Kung Fu Panda stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

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Firing up BBM today I noticed that the BBM Shop was showing that there was some new stuff available. We already told you about the New Years sticker pack but there was also another new one showing for me - Kung Fu Panda. As you would expect, the pack contains a selection of characters from the DreamWorks movie. Not having seen the movie myself I'm a little in the dark, but I'm sure you'll be...

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The virtual keyboard is still very much loved and wanted by BlackBerry 10 users

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To coincide with the launch of the BlackBerry Classic, hopefully you saw the poll we ran last week where we asked you which BlackBerry 10 device would be your next? With BlackBerry listening to what customers want and bringing back the function keys and optical trackpad on the Classic I was intrigued to see how many of you were planning to make the Classic your next smartphone. When I had...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1949 device simulator now available

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1949 device simulator now available

Just a little bit of a heads up for any developers (and those who just like to play around) who might not have spotted the update as of yet. You can now download the latest device simulator from the BlackBerry website, which sits at OS 10.3.1.1949. Keep in mind, if you plan on giving it a look you will need some VMWare tools in order to run it all but you can find the full details on the...

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Up to $220 worth of apps are now free via Amazon's Appstore Christmas bundle

Amazon Appstore Christmas bundle

Amazon's holiday Appstore promotion is now live, and includes over $220 worth of apps that are being given away for free. The highlights from the giveaway include apps like Plex, and games such as Angry Birds Space, Colin McRae Rally, Worms 3, Cogs and more. Here's a list of all the content that is available for free until December 26: Fun & Games Age of Zombies: Season 2 ($0.99) Angry...

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Get ready for 2015 with the New Years BBM sticker pack

Get ready for 2015 with the New Years BBM sticker pack

2015 is just right around the corner and if you're going to be spreading the passing of 2014 with some BBM friends, you can now do so with some style. A New Years 2015 BBM sticker pack has now arrived in the BBM Shop and is available for only $1.99. You can have a look at the full pack below or hit this link to head on into the BBM Shop and grab it for yourself.

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iPhone Windows Phone BlackBerry Android

RPX has announced it will acquire the remaining 4,000 patents held by the Rockstar Consortium, which includes BlackBerry among its members, for $900 million. The agreement will also end the lawsuits that Rockstar had previously filed again a number of Android smartphone companies, including Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei Apple teamed up with Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony to purchase...

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Booking hotels made easy thanks to Search for Booking from S4BB

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If you've ever used booking.com you'll know what a great site it is for not only finding the accomadation you need, but also some bargains. S4BB have this week released Search for Booking which brings the features of the service into a native BlackBerry 10 app - nice. The app also integrates into the BlackBerry Assistant and Universal Device Search which means you can get searching for...

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iGrann Pro gets an important update in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

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Just a quick heads up for you iGrann Pro users who for a few weeks may have been rather frustrated - like myself. When the third party Instagram app was last updated it unfortunately left us with a bug where opening up a notification in the Hub would just result in a white screen. Over in the Beta Zone the issue has now been resolved so I'd highly recommend grabbing it. I suspect we'll see...

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Awesome gaming with Amazon's free app of the day - They Need To Be Fed 2

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For you BlackBerry 10 users that are partial to a bit of gaming, Amazon have a great game up for grabs as their free app of the day. As usual, occasionally some regions have a different offering so if you're not seeing They Need To Be Fed 2 let us know in the comments. I fired this one up on my BlackBerry Passport and it's real easy to get to grips with. Your mission is to maneuver your...

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Looking for protection without the bulk? Check out the Seidio SURFACE case for the BlackBerry Passport

For those of you who are not already aware, I tend to be extremely hard on my devices. This includes, but is not limited to, drops, bumps, falls, and being thrown into a bag without regard to the other items in it. I am sure we can all relate to that moment when we see our BlackBerry start to fall and are helpless to stop it from hitting the floor. That happened to me at work when my BlackBerry...

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Save 57% today on these professional leather holsters for BlackBerry Z10

Save 57% today on these professional leather holsters for BlackBerry Z10

The stylish CrackBerry branded leather horizontal case is made of a fine, durable leather that features a fixed belt clip on the back to secure to your waist, pocket or purse. This leather case gives you and your device a sleek, professional look while keeping it safe from drops and scratches at the same time.

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Toysoft XMAS App Sale - Grab select apps for 50% off

Toysoft XMAS App Sale -  Grab select apps for 50% off

Looking for a holiday deal to grab some useful applications? Toysoft Development is spreading the holiday cheer by placing a few of their popular applications on sale as part of the XMAS sale. Starting today, Tuesday December 23rd, through Thursday December 25th, the BlackBerry 10 apps listed below will be discounted at 50% off, or as little as $.99. Apps included in XMAS App sale Buzz Off...

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Avoid obstacles while typing with Heads Up for BlackBerry 10

Avoid obstacles while typing with Heads Up for BlackBerry 10

I am sure we are all guilty at one time or another of being on our devices while walking. In these instances we are usually not paying attention to our surroundings but engrossed in whatever conversation or task we are working on. Every now and then I am probably guilty of being so preoccupied that I do not look up from the display even when I am out and about. Not that this is behavior we...

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