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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - PayPal

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - PayPal

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, we dig into BlackBerry defending QNX, the roll-out of the latest BBM with PayPal integration, that ugly Samsung keyboard cover and of course, no podcast would be complete these days without talk about the upcoming BlackBerry Slider. Topics: Jeep...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Samsung's new Note, BlackBerry's future, and building to Windows 10 Mobile

Another insane week has passed, and so it's time to take a look back: this is Mobile Nations Weekly!. This week started off kind of on the quiet side, but if there's one company that will never let quiet stand, it's Samsung. So they mixed things up with the announcement of the latest in their popular big-screened stylus-toting Note series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It's an impressive device...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured on camera once again

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured on camera once again

Last weekend, we got a look at some renders of the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider along with a blurry cam photo and this weekend, things are rolling again. Another new image of the device has been posted up in the CrackBerry Forums, offering a small glimpse into what BlackBerry is working on. Keeping up with the rumors and speculation surrounding the device, the new photo shows the BlackBerry...

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AT&T revamps Mobile Share Value plans, offering more data for your buck

AT&T

AT&T has announced a number of changes to the US carrier's Mobile Share Value plans. The aim is to simplify available tiers, offering more data for your buck. As usual with the majority of said offerings, the more you pay up each month, the greater the benefit is with AT&T's revamped bundles. The company has revealed that for $20 a month, you'll be able to enjoy just 300MB, but for...

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One of these phones could be yours!

Silly season for new phones is upon us, so it's time to find out what you think of it all. Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S6 edge+, BlackBerry recently outed the Passport Silver Edition, Apple's expected to unveil the iPhone 6s in just a few weeks, and Microsoft just rolled out Windows 10 and is preparing to launch new Windows 10 Mobile flagship phones. The carriers are...

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Samsung brings back the hardware keyboard

While the fight between BlackBerry and Typo may have ended with BlackBerry on top, that hasn't stopped other companies from trying to re-create their own keyboards for smartphones, in this case, Samsung. At its Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City, Samsung today officially announced the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ but to go along with those devices they also announced a hardware...

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BBM with PayPal integration now available in the Beta Zone

Looks like we didn't have to wait until 'tomorrow' for the new BBM Beta with PayPal integration. Emails are now being sent out letting eligible folks know the update has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10 users. Aside from the PayPal integration, BlackBerry has also included a few other fixes for this release as noted. This beta version of BBM introduces: Lots of bug...

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You will soon be able to send and receive money with PayPal through BBM

For a while now, there has been rumors of BlackBerry and PayPal teaming up to offer customers the ability to send and receive money with PayPal through BBM and finally, some of those rumors have come to fruition. As noted on the Inside BlackBerry blog, starting tomorrow, an external beta will be available for BlackBerry, iOS and Android BBM users in Canada, that will make sending and receiving...

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BlackBerry joins the National Cyber Security Alliance

BlackBerry joins the National Cyber Security Alliance

BlackBerry has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit organization that is focused on helping citizens stay safe online. With BlackBerry's security expertise in software, hardware and the IoT, the NCSA hopes to keep everyone safer and more secure, regardless of the mobile device they are using. The NCSA hopes to tap into BlackBerry's security understanding to solve...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition available in Vietnam starting August 24

Hot on the heels of the initial announcement of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, BlackBerry has now announced the device is headed to Vietnam and will be available starting from August 24. "We strive to deliver products that combine cutting-edge technology with purposeful, globally recognized design, and the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is the latest manifestation of this...

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Sprint's Open World add-on makes it more affordable to travel to Mexico, Canada, and Latin America

Sprint has announced a new free add-on, called "Open World," that brings a number of cool additions for frequent international callers and travelers. In all, the add-on offers free calls and texts to Canada and Mexico, along with rates starting at five cents for Latin American countries. Moreover, Sprint says that frequent travelers in the Americas will score free calls and texts when...

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Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology

Jeep Cherokee hack is not a vulnerability of QNX technology

When the news of hackers being able to remotely kill a Jeep Cherokee while it was driving down the road came to light by the folks at WIRED, it was some pretty scary information. Imagine driving down the road and losing all access to dashboard functions, steering, transmission, and brakes. Once the news was out, understandably, there was plenty of discussion in the CrackBerry Forums surrounding...

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John Chen answers some key questions about the next stages of BlackBerry's turnaround strategy

John Chen is nearing his two year anniversary at BlackBerry. Along the way in his nearly two-year journey, which began November 2013 with him being interim CEO, we've had several updates on his progress in turning around the company. We've heard everything from his initial thoughts on the company when he arrived right down to his feelings on how the stock is currently undervalued. In a new...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Security, Xbox, a new BlackBerry, and more security

Mobile Nations Weekly: Security, Xbox, a new BlackBerry, and more security

Welcome to Mobile Nations Weekly, a look back at the important stories of the week in mobile tech and mobile life. The week that was brought us news, rumors, speculation, fear mongering, and opinion valid and not from all across the mobile space. On the Android front they're dealing with the Stagefright compromise and the rapid response of manufacturers to patch the exploit as well as checking...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured in blurry cam photo

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider captured in blurry cam photo

Although renders of the BlackBerry Venice slider have been rather easy to come by, capturing the real thing has proven thus far to be rather difficult, even with a room full of fancy cameras. The tide may be turning though as a new image suggested to be of the slider has appeared in all its blurry cam glory. Sadly, there's not really much other info to be gleaned from the photo other than to...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' renders show off the camera, Hub for Android and more!

Now that the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition has been released, we were rather hoping we would all start to hear more about the upcoming slider from BlackBerry otherwise known as Venice and that indeed seems to be the case. We've managed to get our hands on some renders of the device, not unlike those previously released when the Venice was noted to be running Android instead of BlackBerry...

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Major Carphone Warehouse data breach could affect up to 2.4 million

Carphone Warehouse

Hackers have gained access to the personal data of up to 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers, the UK-based mobile retail giant has today admitted. The breach is said to have originated in the systems related to Carphone Warehouse stores, as well as the OneStopPhoneShop.com, e2save.com and Mobiles.co.uk websites. The data potentially breached included names, addresses, date of birth...

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This BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition appears to be running Android instead of BlackBerry 10

As I'm sure just about every CrackBerry reader knows already, BlackBerry has officially announced the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition and as expected it's running BlackBerry 10. But what if some of the pre-release versions were set up to run Android? A new set of images, as well as a video, have now appeared over at Mondo BlackBerry which appear to show off just that. A pre-release...

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Verizon to revamp its data plans starting August 13, ditches phone contracts

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless will be making some big changes in both its device data plans and its smartphone purchase options, starting on August 13. On that date, Verizon will offer four data plans, with no more separate single-line or family plan options. The carrier will also do away with two-year contracts and their smartphone subsidies, with customers now offered the option of either paying for the...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now available through Amazon

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

If you've been holding off on picking up a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition until it was available for purchase through Amazon, your wait is over. The device can now be ordered through the online retailer in the US for $549 and you could have it as early as August 7, assuming you're an Amazon Prime member. Something to be aware of though when ordering from Amazon is the fact there's no...

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