Barack Loses The CrackBerry Primary

Barack Loses The CrackBerry Primary

US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama loses the annual Washington BlackBerry Quick Draw Contest to fellow Democrat Ken Salazer of Colorado. Said Obama after the defeat "I think my holster was a little too much to the left, although not as far left as Hilary's!" Vice President and a past winner, Dick Cheney was banned this year after hitting fellow Republican Chuck Hagel in the face with his...

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A Good Looking Swiss

A Good Looking Swiss

We at CrackBerry love our BlackBerries and there is nothing better. We love all the features etc and are addicted to the functions. So, we are wed to our devices. But a man can look can’t he? So, when this little device showed up our eyes wandered for a little bit. It might not be the BlackBerry but it is one sexy looking device. Meet the “Opus Operis” from the Swiss company Zenum. It is a...

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"Crackberry Thumb" Sufferers You Have Hope

If you are like me and most crackberry addicts, you probably suffer from the physical condition known as "Crackberry Thumb" or "Crackberryitus". We crackberry addicts have had to silence our cries, swallow our pride and suck up the agonizing pain we feel in our thumbs. Until now... Graceful Services, a premier day spa located in New York City, is now offering relief for us poor crackberry...

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Backing Up Data on the Blackberry

Backing Up Data on the Blackberry

Come on admit it. You don’t back up as often as you should and if you do, it is only because once you lost everything on a hard drive that caught that nasty virus that was going around. Now losing everything on your BlackBerry would not be as catastrophic as losing everything on your laptop but it would be a royal pain in the arse to have to reenter everything.  Of course the day you lost...

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Ringtones, Ringtones, Ringtones…and now Nametones!

Ringtones, Ringtones, Ringtones…and now Nametones!

Terratial Technologies is probably best known for their best selling Ring Tone Megaplex. This service gives you access to a variety of Ringtones to download to your BlackBerry. And now they have a new product to complement their Ringtone library: HollerID Nametones. HollerID gives you access to a library of Ringtones that correspond to nearly 1800 of the most common American names. This allows...

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NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry released

NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry released

Some people love RSS feeds, others don’t. Some people want a need to have up to the minute news from a variety of sources, while others find it too much information to manage. But if you are one of the former then managing you feeds is now becoming much easier. And now you can successfully manage those feeds on your BlackBerry. The team from NewsGator has released NewsGator Go! for BlackBerry...

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CrackBerry.com on TV!

Yesterday was a big day for CrackBerry.com in the media!  A quick shout out and thanks to news reporter Jon Hendricks of CTV who stopped by our office to do a piece on CrackBerry.com. He was in the office for about an hour interviewing and getting clips of the Crack Team at work. The segment aired on the evening news and was awesome!  Much thanks also to Heather Haverstein of...

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Blackberry Browser Client-Side Denial of Service Vulnerability

A security advisory was released earlier this evening which alerted to a new Blackberry browser client-side denial of service vulnerability that effects various blackberry devices with the BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2 and prior. This DoS is the result of the way the Blackberry browser handles certain excessively long URLs that can cause the device to slow down and possibly come to a...

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BlackBerry Messenger For Beginners

 BlackBerry Messenger For Beginners

The BlackBerry Messenger feature enables you to text chat with other CrackBerry addicts in real time using your BlackBerry. To use this feature, you must have the BlackBerry Messenger program installed on your BlackBerry. Getting Started Using Messenger is easy and is a useful time saving device. It requires a little setting up but once up is easy-to-use. Click on the BlackBerry Messenger...

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Canadians join 21st Century

Canadians join 21st Century

Congratulations Canadians! Today, you join the rest of the world and enjoy the benefits of portable cell phone numbers. Yep, you will be able to give your provider the boot if you wish and still keep your number. And this applies to BlackBerries too. On March 14, Canadian providers finally flip over to Wireless Network Portablity (WNP). And Canadians will have the opportunity to switch those...

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Idokorro MobileSSH

You are at the restaurant that your significant other booked 6 months in advance, sitting down and enjoying your anniversary dinner together.  The bread is warm, the wine is flowing and things are just perfect... Bzzzzz.  Bzzzzz.  Uh-oh, you know that feeling.  It's your crackberry telling you secretly in it's gentle vibrate mode that you have a new message.  C'mon why now? Your girlfriend...

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Justice League lookout! Here comes the Crack League!

Justice League lookout! Here comes the Crack League!

It looks like the Crack Team is growing in size and super hero abilities...  In the Blogs, Jack Benney is going to be contributing to the site a few times a week. Jack brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team from the IT/blackberry admin fields. Jack had to go through a myriad of grueling tests in order to make the cut, and he passed them all with flying colors (he did have a...

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Knowing Your 8800 From Your 8820?!

Knowing Your 8800 From Your 8820?!

RIM have a bit of habit of giving their devices very similar sounding numbered names. We at CrackBerry.com try to keep up and pretty well know our 8800 from our 8820 but to the rest of the world it can be confusing. RIM have tried to keep their business oriented devices in one category and their consumer oriented in another but the numbering is confusing to everyone. For example, there are...

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Wake Up! How to Use the BlackBerry Alarm Software

Wake Up! How to Use the BlackBerry Alarm Software

One measure of a true BlackBerry addict is if they sleep with their BlackBerry on their bedside table. I'm guilty of this myself, but it's mostly because I use the alarm program on my Berry. I find it quick and easy to use, much easier than fiddling with those darn buttons on your clock radio. You know what I'm talking about? Anyways, in the first screenshot you'll see me hovering over the alarm...

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Need a Vacation from your BlackBerry? Here's Your Chance!

CrackBerry.com is giving blackberry users the chance to win a CrackBerry Rehab vacation and lots of other great prizes in the Confess Your BlackBerry Addiction & Win Giveaway! Free to Enter. Lots of Chances to Win. No Strings Attached. Click Here for Full Contest Details...  First time to CrackBerry.com? Click here for the Hello & Grand Tour...

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RIM and AT&T announce RED BlackBerry Pearl

RIM  and AT&T announce RED BlackBerry Pearl

Last week rumors emerged that a new BlackBerry Pearl would soon be released. Today, those rumors were confirmed with an annoucement by RIM & AT&T that a new red hot BlackBerry Pearl will soon be hitting the market. "The BlackBerry Pearl is a powerful and feature-rich phone and yet it is also amazingly small, elegant and easy-to-use," said Mike Woodward, executive director, mobile...

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CrackBerry Gadgets

CrackBerry Gadgets

So I'm eating my healthy chunky soup meal of champions in the office on my lunch hour, reading an old issue of Popular Science (Yes, I'm a Geek) when I stumbled upon something cool that caught my eye. You can actually build your own USB device charger for less than $15. Better yet, how about it be in a snazzy looking Altoids Gum Tin package. That’s right, over at The Original Electroids Co,...

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Game Review: Sokaban

Game Review: Sokaban

In search of a good puzzle game to keep me occupied in those rare instances of down time, I came across Sokaban. It looked like a good brain teaser so I gave it a shot. The purpose of the game is to move the little guy (or girl) around the gamespace, to push boxes onto the target areas. Target areas are defined by the yellow circles you see on the screen. Get all of the boxes on their targets,...

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What “BES” means and other acronyms you might need to know

What “BES” means and other acronyms you might need to know

We all need the answers to our FAQs PDQ, or is that ASAP? And if you have been to a techie website before you’ll know that there isn’t an acronym or abbreviation that an IT person hasn’t met and loved. So in the interest of clarity, here is our list of abbreviations that you may come across when discussing BBs and PDAs in general APN - Access Point Network. A server specific network that...

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Lazaridis, Balsillie Make Forbes Billionaire List

Lazaridis, Balsillie Make Forbes Billionaire List

Last week we at CrackBerry reported the accounting woes of RIM and how Jim Balsillie stepped down as Chairman (he remains co-CEO). But we are thinking he probably isn’t losing a lot of sleep. On Friday, Forbes Magazine published their annual list of the world’s richest people and guess who showed up? The founders of Research In Motion, and the creators of the BlackBerry, Mike Lazaridis and...

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