BlackBerry to announce Year-End and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015 results March 27th

As one might have caught during Mobile World Congress due to the lack of financials discussion, BlackBerry has been in their quiet period ahead of their Year-End and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015 earning results, which have now been announced to take place on March 27th, 2015. BlackBerry will be reporting results for the year-end and fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 on March 27th, 2015. A...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 13, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 13, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all had an excellent week as it certainly went by quickly. This week we saw Vodafone UK confirm they will carry the BlackBerry Leap but only for business users, a BerryFlow podcast with our own EiC to close out Mobile World Congress and a way to get Adobe Flash on OS 10.3.1. Now on to the more important topic of the day. It is time to bring you this week's...

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Classic Camera brings back the tap anywhere option for taking pictures

Did you manage to get yourself upgraded to BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 and hate the way you now have to take pictures? In previous versions of BlackBerry 10, you could tap anywhere in the camera app to take a picture but on 10.3.1 that's no longer possible. You have to tap the dedicated shutter button in order to snap a picture now (or use the spacebar or volume keys) and while the changes were...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2558 update files now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2558 update files now available for download

** UPDATE ** - Several more regions have now started getting the OTA update officially. Canada, India, Austria, UK, South Africa and more! If you've gotten the update OTA, let folks know in the comments. If you're still waiting for BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 to arrive on your device via OTA, you'll have to wait a little bit longer due to several issues found in the update that caused BlackBerry to...

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Better Passport support and several new icons added in the latest BProfile update

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One of my favorite BlackBerry 10 applications for making great social network profile pictures as been updated today, bringing an array of new icons as well as some improvements for Passport users. BProfile, which comes with both free and paid versions, did work on the BlackBerry Passport already, but wasn't the best in terms of the way things looked on the square screen. Things have now...

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Hands-on with Hub2Watch - get all Hub notifications on your Pebble smartwatch

If you're a Pebble smartwatch user, Hub2Watch is an app you'll want to get. It was released recently and goes hand-in-hand with Talk2Watch Pro. While Talk2Watch is by far the best third party Pebble app we have for BlackBerry 10, there are still some limitations in terms of notifications and Hub2Watch helps to bring more notifications to your wrist. Follow on as we go hands-on with Hub2Watch...

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Make your BlackBerry even more efficient as Inbox Zero arrives in BlackBerry World

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Another productivity application has been rolled out this week by BlackBerry 10 developers Emberify. Inbox Zero allows the user to snooze emails for future reminder, similar to Mailbox and Inbox by Gmail. Like most apps, it won't be for everyone, but if removing the risk of not replying to emails is paramount to your business then Inbox Zero could be a life saver. Just imagine that you get...

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How to set automatic replies for internal and external addresses on OS 10.3.1

How to set automatic replies for internal and external addresses on OS 10.3.1

When I'm out of the office I always make sure I turn on my out of office rely messages. Normally, when this option is activated on your device, the message sent is what both people outside and inside your organization will see. By default, it enables only the inside your organization message. For those of you familiar with Microsoft Outlook, you know that it goes one step further and allows...

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BlackBerry issues security notice for OpenSSL FREAK vulnerability

BlackBerry issues security notice for OpenSSL FREAK vulnerability

BlackBerry has now officially issued a security notice for the OpenSSL vulnerability better known as "FREAK". Early reports had suggested that some BlackBerry operating systems (in addition to Android, iOS, OS X some of which have already been patched) were vulnerable to the attack which could theoretically be used to intercept what should be a secure HTTPS connection and downgrade the...

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LoginTC two-factor authentication solution now available for BlackBerry 10

Although there are several two-factor authentication apps for BlackBerry 10 available already having another option to choose from is great and Cyphercor Inc. has now announced their enterprise-grade, cloud-based two-factor authentication solution LoginTC is now available on BlackBerry 10 as a native app. Whether you need an SMB, Enterprise or even Government account, LoginTC can accommodate...

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Grab a BlackBerry Classic from Amazon today for only $403

Grab a BlackBerry Classic from Amazon today for only $403

Normally, I wouldn't even bother putting on pants to save 10% but when it comes to electronics, it's sometimes worth it and such is the case with the BlackBerry Classic. Right now, Amazon (US) is hosting a little bit of a sale on the latest BlackBerry QWERTY designed to meet the needs of productive people who appreciate the speed and accuracy that can only be found with a physical keyboard....

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iGrann Pro

If your Instagram app of choice happens to be iGrann Pro, you'll be pleased to know a new update has arrived in BlackBerry World and is readily available for download. This release services as mostly just a maintenance and bug fix release but the change log also notes performance improvements. In addition to those two noted changes, there is now also the option to have the action bar in the...

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BBM for iPhone now lets users pay to remove ads and get a custom PIN

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BlackBerry has released an update for the iPhone version of its BBM messaging app. The new version includes paid subscription options to get rid of ads and more. For 99 cents a month, BBM users won't see any ads in their feed, and also won't get any sponsored invites from third parties. For $1.99 a month, users can also create a custom PIN. Here's how that will work: With a Custom PIN...

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Fireball MediaFire client for BlackBerry 10 updated

While most folks are aware of the native Dropbox, Box and OneDrive clients for BlackBerry 10, there are several other third-party cloud storage apps available as well, one of which is Fireball. Fireball is a native BlackBerry 10 client that allows you to use a MediaFire cloud storage account with your BlackBerry smartphone. We featured Fireball early on in its development and since then, the...

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Free addictive Android gaming on BlackBerry 10 with Jelly Jump

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It's been a while since I came across a free game from the Snap store that I felt compelled to share. That changed the other day when I downloaded Jelly Jump onto my BlackBerry Z30 as it's one of those games that's great to have on your device for when you have a short time to kill, whether that be on the train/bus or just when you have nothing better to do. The game revolves you...

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Screaming Energy app

This year I set out with a goal of attempting to organize things in my life and at the top of that list was taking care of bills more appropriately. I switched everything over to online billing and thought the email reminders of when my bills were due might actually help but given the amount of email I get in the run of the day, they just ended up getting lost and forgotten about, especially...

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Secusmart

CeBIT 2015 is all set for March 16th - 20th in Hannover, Germany and BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart has some rather interesting plans laid out for a press conference ahead of the event. According to a brief press release sent out, Secusmart, in collaboration with IBM and Samsung, will be unveiling a new device for 'highly secure mobile communication'. This year, Secusmart is giving...

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Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10 gets updated for OS 10.3.1

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It's been a while since Gadget Box for Blackberry 10 was updated, but this week sees a new version available in BlackBerry World, which contains fixes and improvements, including some bugs ironed out for Passport users. Gadget Box has been around for a long time on BlackBerry 10, but if you are new to the platform and have not come across it before you can think of it has the BlackBerry...

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WhatsApp Beta updated

Seems as though the WhatsApp developers are at it again. A new release is now appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for those of you out there who don't mind some beta testing. According to the change log, this update focuses on two main concerns. One being an enhanced full-text chat search feature that allows better search of message history. The other being font scaling improvements within...

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Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated in the Beta Zone

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated in the Beta Zone

Did you get in on the earlier Evernote beta from the BlackBerry Beta Zone? If so, you'll want to make sure you open up the Beta Zone once again today and great the latest version (5.6.0.393) of Evernote available. Although it doesn't have any huge changes over the previous version, it does fix a few bugs that were present. We got the full list of changes as well as notes about the current...

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