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BlackBerry India offering 50% off on selected apps in BlackBerry World

For those of you who live in India and are looking to pick some great apps, BlackBerry World is the place the go. Right now, select apps in BlackBerry World have been dropped up to 50% off as part of the Independence Day celebrations. Camera+, InstaVenue, iGrann Pro, Fitness Tracker, Package Tracker Pro and more are among the apps available. You should be able to hit the link below and be taken...

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BlackBerry and the (TRA) Telecommunications Regulatory Authority team up in the UAE

BlackBerry and the (TRA) Telecommunications Regulatory Authority team up in the UAE

When it comes to good publicity things don't get that much better than when BlackBerry announces that they have entered into a new partnership with a government. That's what's happened over in the UAE as the Canadian company is going full steam ahead with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and BlackBerry 10. To most of us around the world this headline doesn't really stand out, but if...

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From the Editor's Desk: The CrackBerry Community

From the Editor's Desk: The CrackBerry Community

Weekends need to be longer. I think that's something we can all agree on. With that out of the way, it's time for another From the Editor's desk here at CrackBerry. This week I don't have much to say about BlackBerry specifically that hasn't already been touched on. Instead I'll be focusing a little on the great community we have here at CrackBerry and realistically stealing a bit from my...

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Snap v3 is coming - Here's a sneak peek!

Snap v3 is coming - Here's a sneak peek!

Although there's several ways to load Android apps onto your BlackBerry 10 device and come BlackBerry OS 10.3, the Amazon Appstore will be pre-loaded, Snap remains a favorite for BlackBerry users everywhere with well over 3 million Android apps downloaded through the app. The developer behind Snap, James Paul Muir, isn't worried about the Amazon Appstore and as such has been working away on...

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Verizon may be about to close a loophole for its remaining unlimited data users

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A new rumor claims Verizon Wireless is about to close a loophole that some of its grandfathered unlimited customers have used to continue to get that plan, even though Verizon stopped offering such a service for its new subscribers a few years ago. Droid-life.com, citing unnamed sources, claims that on August 24, Verizon will require that its current subscribers who upgrade or activate a new...

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Blackphone no challenge at DEF CON

Blackphone no challenge at DEF CON

DEF CON 22 is well under way in Las Vegas and there's been plenty of action on Twitter tonight covering the event. One highlight comes from the @TeamAndIRC who has been having a bit of fun with Blackphone. After having some time with the device, Justin Case has managed to gain root access and enable ADB on the device without the need to even unlock the bootloader. Although the exploit has...

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BlackBerry Passport receives GCF certification

BlackBerry Passport receives GCF certification

As I'm sure most folks know, smartphones have to go through several certifications before release and the GCF is most certainly among them. After landing at the FCC earlier the BlackBerry Passport has now been certified by the GCF. New! GCF-Certified Mobile Phone from @BlackBerry Find out more at http://t.co/u4yI7UPOrj— GCF (@GCF_Certified) July 31, 2014 What does it mean? Mostly that things...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.2.1531 now rolling out regionally

BlackBerry OS 10.2.2.1531 now rolling out regionally

Although most folks are waiting to get their hands on BlackBerry OS 10.3, the often rumored BlackBerry OS 10.2.2 (or more specifically sotware release v10.2.2.932, OS v10.2.2.1531) has now started to arrive on devices in Germany and surrounding areas. At this point, there's not a whole lot of info about the changes in the OS other than what is noted in the change log that states it covers...

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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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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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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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Sprint names Marcelo Claure as new CEO

Sprint names Marcelo Claure as new CEO

Following an earlier rumor, Sprint has today announced a change at the top with a new CEO. Replacing the outgoing Dan Hesse will be Marcelo Claure, a member of the board and current CEO of Brightstar, a Softbank subsidiary company. Claure will resign his current position and take over at Sprint effect August 11. The news comes in a week when Sprint has also reportedly pulled out of talks to...

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The best Wi-Fi routers you can buy right now

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Let's face it, routers are now a big part of our daily lives. Whether for your connected home or just at the office, jumping on a Wi-Fi connection is a necessity most days, especially if you want to keep the mobile data usage on your smartphone low. Most everyone has an internet plan of some sort, and while the router that comes from your internet provider will get you online, it's not...

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Nigerians are giving up on Android, want their BlackBerry back

Nigerians are giving up on Android, want their BlackBerry back

Earlier this month, we mentioned how one investment firm in New York City was looking to get their BlackBerry devices back after running other platforms brought about privacy concerns but it appears as though they're not the only ones looking to make such moves. A new report from the Nigerian Tribune shares some insight into how Nigerians are giving up on Android and heading back to BlackBerry...

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Here's how QNX looked in 1999 running off a 1.44MB floppy

For a lot of folks, QNX is something new mostly unheard of and as we noted earlier, they work behind the scenes to make cool things we all come across in our daily lives and don't often collect much credit for it. Until BlackBerry acquired the company, a lot of QNX talk was held to the hardcore computer community, BBS boards and even mailing lists but now interest in the organization is growing...

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QNX wants to solve your pothole woes by having your vehicle report them to officials

Although some areas offer apps to report potholes and such on local roads, BlackBerry's QNX is looking to move beyond the need for those and actually have your vehicle take care of the reporting to city officials. In speaking with CTV News, Derek Kuhn, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for QNX, shared some details on QNX and what they're working on in the IoT sector with Project Ion....

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Three UK to introduce pre-credit check for new subscribers

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With any new mobile subscription comes the requisite credit check, and for customers with low credit scores, the potential to be denied their service plan or phone of choice. To smooth out this process, Three UK has revealed that it'll soon introduce pre-credit checks to give potential customers "an indication" of whether they'll pass a credit check "without negatively affecting" credit ratings...

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