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Grab Samsung's Level U Pro Bluetooth headphones for just $50 today

Bluetooth headphones have become more popular in the recent years, especially as manufacturers drop support of headphone jacks and Samsung's Level U Pro are a great option. They have an around the neck design that lets them rest comfortably when not in use, and today you can pick up a pair for just $50.

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The CrackBerry Forums are now prettier, faster and better than ever

The CrackBerry Forums are now prettier, faster and better than ever!

Yes, it's true. We gave the CrackBerry Forums plenty of love back in February by launching an all new design and plenty of behind the scenes and upfront improvements but that was only laying the groundwork for where we wanted to go. If you head on into the CrackBerry Forums right now, you'll be welcomed by an even further refreshing and what is really the first look into the new styling...

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BlackBerry Mobile's new Instagram feed is glorious

While on my morning social catch up I had several post notifications for BlackBerry Mobile on Instagram. Their page has now gone live, and WOW it's glorious! It really tells a story about BlackBerry KEYone in a thoughtful way. I haven't seen many brand accounts taking such a considerate approach to their Instagram page. There's a mix of shots taken by the KEYone and tagged #ShotOnKEYone as...

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Latest BBM update adds even further UI enhancements and improvements

The last BBM update to roll out through Google Play laid the groundwork for some UI enhancements and improvements but the latest release, now filtering out through Google Play, has brought even more to the mix. BBM is renewing its look and feel! We're making it more fun and friendly to use, with new experiences and activities that you can share with friends. See how many unread messages...

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Beta Zone will no longer provide BlackBerry beta OS updates

Beta Zone will longer provide BlackBerry beta OS updates

Update: Added more information at the bottom in regards to how to disable diagnotics logging for those on beta OS releases currently. Since the BlackBerry Beta Zone refresh in April 2016, the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been providing beta OS updates for BlackBerry smartphones, but as announced today, BlackBerry has decided they will no longer be offering beta OS releases. They will, however,...

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Emtek Group and Ant Financial have now announced a strategic partnership to launch a new mobile platform for payment and other financial services in Indonesia that will make its way to BBM. Emtek's vision is to provide a world-class payments solution across its digital platform and to online mobile businesses in Indonesia. The joint venture will leverage Ant Financial's experience and know...

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BlackBerry awarded nearly $815M in arbitration against Qualcomm

BlackBerry awarded nearly $815M in arbitration against Qualcomm

BlackBerry today has announced a binding interim arbitration decision awarding BlackBerry $814,868,350.00 in royalty overpayments made to Qualcomm Incorporated. As noted, hearings were held in San Diego, California from February 27, 2017 to March 3, 2017 under Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services rules. "BlackBerry and Qualcomm have a longstanding relationship and continue to be...

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From the Editor's Desk: A Few Awesome Announcements

From the Editor's Desk: A Few Awesome Announcements

Hello CrackBerry Nation! When I initially brought CrackBerry Kevin out of retirement for the month of February to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry, I wasn't expecting to have nearly as much fun as I've been having. I also had no expectations that the festivities would continue beyond February and the end of Mobile World Congress. Following my hosting duties at the BlackBerry KEYone launch...

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On-demand viewing enabled for BlackBerry Webinars

BlackBerry has recently opened up Webcast Central for on-demand viewing. Webcast Central is an archive of different informational webinars that BlackBerry hosts regularly. This web spot also hosts upcoming webinars so you can check it out to know what's coming next. Right now there are about 20 webinars you can go through and watch if you want to level up your enterprise know-how and learn...

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John Chen: 'We make it our business not to know your business'

In the United States, new legislation signed Monday night means that soon internet service providers (ISPs) will be able to legally monitor your online activity. Previously these providers had to get customer permission in advance through an opt-in process. The new FCC internet privacy rules have some concerned as customer information under the previous administration had stricter regulations...

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BlackBerry begins rollout of April Android security update

BlackBerry begins rollout of April Android security update

Keeping in line with their monthly security update schedule, the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team on Twitter has now let it be known that BlackBerry has begun their rollout of the April Android update. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level set as April 1, 2017, or later. It generally takes a few days for all devices (Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60) to start...

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Learn the ins and outs of Excel for $39

Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used programs in business. It helps companies take care of their books, pay employees, build plans, and much, much more. You can probably get the very basics of Excel, but if you're looking into a job where proficiency is a big asset and/or required, chances are you'll need a little more help. Master Excel for $39 Learn more There are many courses...

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John Chen named Executive of the Year by Ascend Canada

John Chen named Executive of the Year by Ascend Canada

Ascend Canada has announced the recipients for their 4th Annual Ascend Canada Leadership Awards. Among the five individuals recognized at the gala celebrations on April 4th, was BlackBerry CEO John Chen who took home the award for Executive of the Year. "All of this year's Ascend Canada Leadership Awards recipients are leaders in the community. They're not afraid to speak up for inclusion...

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BlackBerry Secure webinar taking place on April 6

Find out how BlackBerry is securing the connected world in a new webinar that airs tomorrow afternoon. The showcase will feature David Kleidermacher, Chief Security Officer at BlackBerry. Kleidermacher will be joined by Alex Manea and Jonathan Jackson to discuss BlackBerry Secure and what this terminology means as BlackBerry advances BlackBerry UEM (Unified endpoint management) formerly known...

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What happens when BlackBerry gobbles up your startup?

You work at a startup, then out of nowhere 'BlackBerry' of all companies swoops in and buys you up for $59 million in cash. You're now an enterprise developer, and your work culture has entirely shifted. But what happens next? That's the initial framing for a fascinating story shared by BlackBerry employee Uri Shaked who came to work at BlackBerry as part of the WatchDox acquisition which...

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Anonymously surf the web across all your devices for only $60

Privacy is everything nowadays. It's hotly debated online, in political forums, and huge corporations are regularly selling our information so that other corporations can, in turn, make money off of us as well. A lot of folks are OK with that and view it as "just the way the world works" and other folks are tinfoil and don't even have a landline telephone. But you don't have to belong to either...

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Following BlackBerry's Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results, BlackBerry CEO John Chen spoke with Bloomberg Technology's Gerrit De Vynck to discuss a wide range of topics including BlackBerry's increase in software sales, the company's current profitability as well as current and possible partnerships in automotive as well as their moves in cybersecurity. One thing that stands out here is...

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As BlackBerry completes its transition from smartphone manufacturer to software company, the company has officially shut down their official support forums and are now directing users to CrackBerry for BlackBerry Smartphone support. Earlier this week I gave a heads up in the CrackBerry Forums that BlackBerry's Official Support Community forums would soon be shutting down and instead direct...

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BlackBerry Mobile clears the air surrounding KEYone availability

President & GM of TCL Communication (TCT) North America, Steve Cistulli, has taken to Twitter clarifying some information regarding the BlackBerry KEYone launch that was shared earlier this morning by BlackBerry CEO John Chen. During MWC17 the media was told that availability would begin in April. Fast forward to today, John Chen in the Q4 earnings call told listeners that BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen on Q4 results and outlook

Speaking with BBN on the BlackBerry earning results, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has the company firing on all cylinders to execute on the software strategy. With the pivot and transition behind them and the software story in clear focus, Chen has BlackBerry on the up and up hiring 1000 new employees during 2016 and right-sizing the company in the process, the company has approximately 4000...

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