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

WhatsApp

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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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Ramp

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Ramp

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. On the topic list this week, we discuss into some the BlackBerry 'Dallas' getting certified for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, plus what is believed to be the 'Venice' appearing on India import records. On top of that, we dig a bit into the BES 12.2 announcement,...

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Trip Planner 2015 Games

On Friday, the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games kicked off and will run all the way up until July 26th, after which the Parapan Am Games will kick off on August 7–15. As one might expect, traffic conditions, rules and parking in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area have been affected and if you're planning on heading out to the games or near the venues, this could be problematic. Luckily though, a...

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BLUE BlackBerry Classic Video Unboxing & Giveaway!

BLUE BlackBerry Classic Video Unboxing & Giveaway!

CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED! CLICK HERE Over the years I've always had a thing for white BlackBerrys. As much as the traditional black BlackBerry is iconic, professional and classy, white BlackBerrys have always just looked... sexy. Especially in the summer months when the sun is shining and the heat is on, a white BlackBerry just always seems ohhh sooo right. So when word first surfaced that...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for July 10, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 7/10/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! How are you all doing today? I know I am looking forward to the weekend and catching up with news and tasks. Speaking of catching up, quite a few interesting things happened in the last few days. The Verizon rollout of OS 10.3.2.858 for the BlackBerry Q10, Z10 and Z30 began, there was another BerryFlow Upstream Podcast that dealt with leaks, BBM Money news, and that the...

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You can now set reminders and scheduled e-mails in the latest update to Email++

One of my Top 10 apps on BlackBerry 10 is Email++ and has recently been updated. It was actually an app I first used on legacy BlackBerry smartphones and was glad that eventually made its way to BlackBerry 10. We wrote a full review of the app when it was first released and it has seen some updates since then. This latest update brings some new features as well as bug fixes. The main feature...

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John Chen sits down with CBC's The Exchange to discuss BlackBerry turnaround efforts

As you may have caught on our BBM Channel earlier, BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently sat down with CBC's The Exchange with Amanda Lang for an interview to discuss his company's turnaround efforts. If you weren't able to catch the interview when it aired, you can now watch the replay in its entirety. Aside from the turnaround effort discussions, Chen also addresses rumors surrounding any...

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Google and BlackBerry announce new partnership for Android in enterprise

BlackBerry and Google have announced a new, enterprise-focused partnership. The two companies are working together to marry BlackBerry's BES12 enterprise device deployment service and new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop for increased mobile security, better device management, and easier deployment of enterprise apps for Android devices. BES12 already comes with support for Lollipop...

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Shortcut button comes to the latest version of ClipMan Clipboard Manager

Shortcut button comes to the latest version of ClipMan Clipboard Manager

One of the tools I utilize on a daily basis to manage my tasks is ClipMan Clipboard Manager. This headless clipboard and text template Manager allows me to quickly and easily copy and paste multiple lines of text to any application on my device. Whether for business or personal being able to monitor what I copy as well as provided canned responses for messages is a time saver. Since our...

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T-Mobile no longer charges you for using your phone in Mexico and Canada

T-Mobile no longer charges you for using your phone in Mexico and Canada

T-Mobile is not finished with the media this morning. The US carrier has just unveiled Mobile Without Borders. This new Un-Carrier Amped move sees the company allowing customers to travel across the border into either Mexico and Canada and use their mobile phone without charge. T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans are affected, meaning those on said plans will be able to text, call and surf the web...

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T-Mobile adds 2.1 million subscribers in Q2 2015

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T-Mobile has released a preliminary report, boasting 2.1 million total net customer additions for Q2 2015. This up 41% year-over-year and is 300,000 more subscribers than what the US mobile network achieved last quarter. This marks the 9th consecutive quarter T-Mobile has experienced growth with over a million net customer additions. More than 1 million branded postpaid net customers were...

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