WhatsApp rolls out beta update for BlackBerry 10, reminds users the app will be discontinued in December

WhatsApp has rolled out a new beta update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This release pegged as version 2.16.40.2, has multiple bug fixes for various media upload and sending issues as well as the typical miscellaneous fixes and updates. One, other addition to the beta update, though, feels a little like tossing salt in the wound. Yes, this release also includes an initial deprecation...

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The Android for Work DevHub helps business developers learn and connect

The Android for Work DevHub helps business developers learn and connect

Google is expanding its support for enterprise developers with the new Android for Work DevHub. The hub is meant to keep developers informed about the latest news surrounding Android in business environments, and give enterprise developers a place to communicate with one another. Members of the DevHub will also receive exclusive Google Play for Work and Android for Work product betas. DevHub...

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One App from CellNinja helps add an additional layer of security to your phone

Have you ever had the problem where someone asks you to use your phone but you don't want to let them because you just know they might start flipping through its contents? Perhaps you often hand off your phone to a child to watch videos but don't want them to be able to access anything else? Maybe you just have an app you want to show off but not allow anyone to browse the rest of your phone. If...

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T-Mobile adds Google Play Music, Spotify, Qello Concerts and more to BingeOn

BingeOn T-Mobile

T-Mobile has announced that it has once again added a number of new BingeOn partners. This marks the fifth expansion of the service in the six months since its release, and it holds some big name additions. While some of these previously allowed music streaming under Music Freedom, they now offer unlimited video streaming as well. A list of new providers includes: Google Play Music Great Big...

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Meizu dips its toes into the U.S. market with a crowdfunded wireless speaker

Meizu wants you to help crowdfund its 'floating' Gravity wireless speaker

Meizu, a name you most likely associate with its Chinese-market Android phones, is looking to dip its toes into the U.S. via an unexpected product: a wireless speaker. However, rather than going with a more traditional launch, Meizu has opted to introduce its "floating" wireless speaker via a crowdfunding effort on Indiegogo. Called Gravity, the speaker features a design that make it look...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vision

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vision

If you missed BerryFlow Upstream live last night, then you missed out on some pretty great discussion. Good news, though, you now watch the video playback or download the audio file and get yourself caught up. This week we discuss the three-year anniversary of BBM Channels, what people like about BlackBerry 10 and John Chen's recent comments on CNN Money plus, much more. Topics BBM Channels...

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Grab Mpow's latest waterproof speaker for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code

Mpow Buckler

Right now you can pick up the Mpow Buckler, the company's latest waterproof Bluetooth speaker, for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code NJB5QCK7. It has an IPX4 rating, so it will work great by the pool, out camping and even in the shower with its suction cup. Each charge will score you around 8 hours of playback time, and it takes around 3 hours to charge it back up. The speaker has a built-...

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AT&T is making it easier to use your phone in Mexico and Canada

AT&T

AT&T will begin offering new roaming deals for customers who use their phones in Mexico and Canada. Starting May 20, AT&T Unlimited Plan members will not incur any roaming charges in those two countries. AT&T says: AT&T Unlimited Plan customers will need to separately add the AT&T Roam North America feature to each smartphone and the Roam North America Data feature to...

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Today marks the three year anniversary of BBM Channels

Today marks the 3 year anniversary of BBM Channels

Yep. Three years already. Back on May 14th, 2013, at BlackBerry Live BlackBerry announced a new service within BBM dubbed BBM Channels. As it was described at the time: BBM Channels allows individuals and groups to create a dedicated channel and share information and updates with the immediacy that BBM offers. BBM customers around the world will be able to connect and share information,...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Looking, planning, and debugging ahead

Mobile Nations Weekly: Looking, planning, and debugging ahead

This week is brought to you by the future. The whole Android world is looking ahead for Google I/O 2016. Google's already unveiled and released a preview of Android N, so it's anybody's guess what exactly they'll have on tap. VR? Smart speakers? Self-driving dirigibles? Tune in next week to find out! As for Apple, there was a brouhaha over a supposed Apple Music bug that was deleting locally-...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes and performance improvements

Following the latest round of updates to BBM for Android and iOS, BlackBerry has once again directed their attention to BBM on BlackBerry 10 and have now released a new update. Much like the recent BBM for Android update, this one doesn't really add any new features of call out any specific changes, but according to the changelog you can expect there to be bug fixes and performance...

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Do you want a free BlackBerry Priv or Passport? Enter this giveaway!

Do you want a free BlackBerry Priv or Passport? Enter this giveaway!

It's time to announce the winner of our April contest, and to get our next contest underway! We decided to go ahead and let the winner choose if they'd prefer a BlackBerry Priv or Passport again this time! You can find all the details on that below, but first, let's go ahead and reveal who the winner of our last giveaway is! Everyone please join me in congratulating CrackBerry reader jpulleyb...

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Amazon's latest Dash Button can be programmed for any task you want

Amazon's latest Dash Button can be programmed for any task you want

While Amazon's Dash Buttons are certainly a cool way to re-order commonly used products, the online retailer apparently also sees a use for the clever little buttons in the larger "Internet of Things" space. That's why Amazon's latest Dash Button has nothing to do with ordering everyday items at all (that is, unless you want it to). Instead, this new Dash Button can be programmed to do...

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BlackBerry expands their Android beta program to include BlackBerry-authored apps

With the Priv's Android Marshmallow beta up and running, BlackBerry has now decided to go ahead and add BlackBerry-authored apps such as Hub and Calendar to the beta program as well. Starting next week, those who signed up through the opt-in form available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone will be added to the app beta's on a first come, first served basis in batches of 100 due to Google's...

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BBM Channels begins rolling out stats for individual posts

BBM Channels begins rolling out stats for individual posts

If you're heavy into BBM Channels and have been hoping for a way to view stats for individual posts to arrive, now is the time to celebrate. It looks as though that's the latest feature to be added to BBM Channels through the desktop admin portal. As noted by BerryFlow: Today as I was posting some content to one of my BBM channels I noticed something I hadn't seen before. There is a new...

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Sprint offers free year of Amazon Prime with its $100-a-month Better Choice XXL plan

Sprint has announced that customers who sign up for its $100-a-month Better Choice XXL plan will get a year of Amazon Prime for free, which is normally worth $99. Sprint says that families can share 40GB of high-speed data under the Better Choice XXL plan. If they run out of that amount of data before the month is over, they can choose to stick with the lower 2G speeds or automatically...

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Give me your top five reasons why BlackBerry 10 is still better than Android

Ever since the release of the BlackBerry Priv, I think it's safe to say the CrackBerry community has been rather split when it comes to BlackBerry's phone offerings. Having both BlackBerry 10 and Android offerings on the table has caused many to reconsider their thoughts about Android. Still, there's plenty of BlackBerry 10 users out there who believe BlackBerry 10 is, has been and always will...

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UGO Wallet will remove TD Credit Card payments for BlackBerry 10 starting May 27

If you're a UGO Wallet user with a TD credit card attached to your account, you should soon be getting an email letting you know UGO Wallet will no longer support TD Credit Card payments on BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 10 starting May 27, 2016. We'd like to let you know that starting May 27, 2016, UGO Wallet will no longer be able to support TD Credit Card payments on...

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