Dark Hub options look set to arrive in BlackBerry 10.3.1

Dark Hub options look set to arrive in BlackBerry 10.3.1

For a lot of folks, the dark theme on BlackBerry 10 devices is the best thing since sliced bread but even if you're using a AMOLED device where the dark theme helps conserve battery, there's still one portion of the OS that's not dark and it's probably one of the most used sections. The BlackBerry Hub at this point still uses the 'bright' theme but according to some new images from @DHabkirk,...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 8, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for August 8, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has flown by here and not without a bit of important news. Not only has BlackBerry 10 been named 'The World's Best Mobile OS' by India's Digit Magazine, but they've opened up the registration site for users to be alerted to Passport availability. Speaking of the Passport, our own James Richardson wrote an excellent article on how he's switching back to the...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather SHINE Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather SHINE Case for BlackBerry Q10

Using a unique, in-mold decorating technique, the Feather SHINE Case features a radio-transparent brushed aluminum finish. The rigid polycarbonate frame holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely and prevents unwanted damage at the same time. Take your pick of either black or silver and save 43% off the list price today!

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500 copies of Amino Acids up for grabs

500 copies of Amino Acids up for grabs

We first took a look at Amino Acids last October. It was developed by a student who attended a BlackBerry Jam Camp event last summer. Amino Acids is a reference app for all the amino acids found in our system. You can know the name, three letter code, molecular structure and more. It is an app aimed at students, specifically biochemistry students. Amino Acids costs $0.99 but the developer is...

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Flick Tennis Pro - Free today from the Amazon Appstore

Flick Tennis Pro

Those nice folk at Amazon have once again given us a quality game that can be downloaded to your BlackBerry 10 device today for free. Although we have our fair share of decent native BB10 tennis games, Flick Tennis Pro is pretty darn good and there sure is nothing wrong with a bit of variety. I'll be honest and say that at the time of writing this I have only played two matches but I know a...

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Small but important update to Reddit In Motion now available

Small but important update to Reddit In Motion now available

Reddit In Motion is my personal favorite Reddit reading app on BlackBerry 10 but over the past few days there has been some issues with the app due to some changes within the Reddit API and how they authenticate accounts. Luckily, the developer behind Reddit In Motion caught the changes and has now issued an update for the app. The change, while small, is important to keep the app running...

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Tresorit brings their secure cloud storage and file sharing app to BlackBerry 10

Over the past few days now, I've been testing out Tresorit's secure cloud storage and file sharing app on my Mac and BlackBerry Z30. It's essentially a Dropbox competitor but aims to be more secure, along the lines of SpiderOak. The app has now arrived in BlackBerry World and is available to all who wish to sign up for an account. As with all storage services these days, you get free storage...

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Leaked screenshots show how BlackBerry Blend will connect to your device

Ever since the BlackBerry Blend rumors began, many folks have been wondering how exactly it all would connect to their device in order to make it work. Would it be through Bluetooth, HDMI, wirelessly? Internally, the BlackBerry 10.3 gold candidate is said to be mere days away and along with it, comes the full release of BlackBerry Blend and now we've managed to get our hands on a bit more...

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Former SVP of Design, Todd Wood speaks of his time at BlackBerry

Former SVP of Design, Todd Wood speaks of his time at BlackBerry

Although some folks might not be familiar with his name, Todd Wood was one of the driving forces behind design at BlackBerry from 2006 to 2014. Chances are, the device you're holding right now was influenced by him. While Todd is no longer with BlackBerry having left in June, 2014, he's still an Industrial Designer based out of Toronto, Canada and recently sat down with The Canadian Design...

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FC Barcelona stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

FC Barcelona stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Good news for all you FC Barcelona fans out there. If you head on into the BBM Shop, you should find a new batch of FC Barcelona BBM stickers available for purchase. The set rings up at the usual price of $1.99 and it has around 20 stickers in it including what is sure to be some fan favorites of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Marc-André Ter Stegen, Gerard Piqué Bernabeu and more. The stickers are...

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Why I'm switching to the BlackBerry Z30 until the BlackBerry Passport arrives

Why I'm switching to the BlackBerry Z30 until the BlackBerry Passport arrives

For regular CrackBerry readers you'll have more than likely noticed that I've been using the BlackBerry Q10 as my primary device for quite some time. Sure, I switched over to the Z30 when it was released but I soon missed my physical keyboard, so I went back the Q10 and I then just used the Z30 as my second device - mainly for app and game reviews. Considering the BlackBerry Passport has a...

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BlackBerry letting users sign up to get emails about Passport availability

BlackBerry letting users sign up to get emails about Passport availability

BlackBerry is now allowing anyone to sign up online to be notified via email about the future availability of their upcoming and highly anticipated Passport smartphone. In a post on the official Inside BlackBerry blog today, the company stated their reasons for setting up such an email service, saying, " ... we want to ensure our fans are the first to know the latest information about the...

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Deal of the Day: 67% off BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

Deal of the Day: 67% off BlackBerry Flip Shell Case for Z30

Made from hand crafted, genuine leather the BlackBerry Z30 Flip Shell is designed to keep your display safe from scratches while providing complete access to all functions of your device. The case has an attractive texture all around and features the BlackBerry logo embedded on the front and embossed on the back. Get yours in black or white for just $14.95 today!

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Puzzle fun comes to BlackBerry 10 with Cubik 2D

Cubik 2D

Unfortunately, when it comes to puzzle games I'm nine times out of ten totally and utterly useless. And nothing has changed this time around, but I do recognize a good game when I see one. I've just not got the patience for puzzles. Give me a shoot 'em up any day of the week. Cubik 2D is an Android port, but available in BlackBerry World for all-touch BlackBerry 10 handsets - sorry Q Series...

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HUB++ receives major UI change along with iGrann and Snap2Chat support

HUB++ receives major UI change and bug fixes in latest update

The popular LED notification app HUB++ has a new update now available. We recently did a comparison of a few of the popular LED notification apps and while HUB++ didn't come out as my top favourite, I do love the work of the developer. This latest update sees a change in the UI and I'm really liking it, enough that I'm going to use it again. Apart from a tweak in its visual look, iGrann and...

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Dear Berry: How do I encrypt files on BlackBerry 10?

Dear Berry: How do I encrypt files on BlackBerry 10?

Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from Kevin B. who asks: I keep hearing and reading about BlackBerry 10's great security, but I fail to see where it exist or how to activate it. If any security exists it seems to be rather passive. After switching from BlackBerry OS 7 to BlackBerry 10, it appears...

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India's Digit Magazine names BlackBerry 10 'The World's Best Mobile OS'

Digit Magazine one of the most read technology magazines in India and for their August issue that's available now, they decided to put all the each mobile operating system to the test in an effort to determine which is the World's best mobile OS available today. Taking into account over 6,000 different aspects from Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone and placing them up...

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CrackBerry Asks 'Revisited': Are you using BBM stickers?

BBM stickers

It's not too often that we revisit polls here at CrackBerry but I thought that when it came to BBM Stickers it was worth asking the question once again. Back in April (2014) when we first ran the poll asking if you were using Stickers the results were a mixed bag. 37.55% of voters said yes, they were using them. 35.01% said they weren't. 27.44% said they were still sitting on the fence. Now...

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Want to try Noted for free? - 100 free copies up for grabs!

Want to try Noted for free? - 100 free copies up for grabs!

No doubt when reading the front page you have seen mention a time of two of Noted, an excellent notepad/text editor application that organizes not only your to-dos but capture important information while on the go. Simple, yet effective, it stores everything all in one convenient place. It is well-designed, easy to use, and is resourceful thanks to the variety of features it comes with. While...

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Deal of the Day: 63% off BlackBerry Q10 Leather Holster

Deal of the Day: 63% off BlackBerry Q10 Leather Holster

The BlackBerry Leather Holster is hand-crafted in genuine leather and has a soft inner lining for added protection. It also integrates power saving technology to help extend battery life. A durable 360 degree rotating belt clip and secure magnetic flap closure allows for personal wearing preference. Get yours on sale today for just $14.95!

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