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The UK government's Department of Transport has now joined with the U.S. in requiring that passengers on some international flights coming in and out of the country must show that their electronic devices can be powered up, in an effort to improve security. The new notice from the department stated: In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also...

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Bharucha & Partners law firm upgrades to BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BES 10

On top of the announcement that top UK law firms have chosen or are evaluating BlackBerry solutions, Bharucha & Partners out of Mumbai and Delhi announced all lawyers, paralegals as well as senior members of the administrative staff across their three offices have moved to BlackBerry 10 smartphones, primarily BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Z30 smartphones coupled with BES 10. "In today's...

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QNX hosting Project Ion webinar July 10th, learn more about the Internet of Things

Curious and want to know more about Project Ion along with the 'Internet of Things'? If so, QNX is hosting a webinar on July 10 at 1 p.m. ET that might help you get a better feeling for it all. Although it's going to be focused on how Project Ion can transform your business, it's worth tuning into to learn more and it's open to everyone. Earlier this year we unveiled Project Ion, a series...

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My favorite BlackBerry OS 10.3 features thus far

My favorite BlackBerry OS 10.3 features thus far

Although there are still updates to BlackBerry 10.2.1 being released, it's no secret that BlackBerry 10.3 is well on its way. The developer OS has been released, the developer tools have all been updated and BlackBerry has slowly been offering everyone quick glimpses of what's next for BlackBerry 10. There have even been a few leaks of the upcoming OS, and while there is still plenty of time to...

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The BlackBerry fact check portal is a great idea and here are ways they can make it even better

On June 26th BlackBerry announced, via a blog post, something they are calling a "fact check portal." Technically it's not a portal but a category under which they can file blog posts. We can call it whatever we like. Portal, category or even a dedicated blog … these are just labels. What matters to me is the content and how well they market it. The very first blog post under this category...

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BBM private beta appears to have arrived on Windows Phone Store

BBM private beta appears to have arrived on Windows Phone Store

BlackBerry hasn't really kept the fact that BBM is coming to Windows Phone a secret. In fact, they've made several announcements on the matter with the most recent noting Windows Phone users would indeed be able to download the app at some point in 'July'. Of course, some beta testing has to occur before a roll out of the app happens and it seems that's possibly already underway as BBM has been...

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BlackBerry highlights why the Passport just might be the device for you!

While some folks are already sold on the BlackBerry Passport and will be picking one up as soon as possible, there are still plenty of folks out there that seem to be on the fence about the device, and understandably so. It's new, it's different, and takes a different approach to the smartphone. In an effort to help push even more folks towards the Passport, BlackBerry has taken to their own...

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BlackBerry sets the facts straight about agreement with Volkswagen Infotainment

For the past few days now there has been a flurry of news floating around surrounding BlackBerry and their agreement with Volkswagen Infotainment. Last week, Volkswagen issued a press release stating they would be taking over BlackBerry's European research and development centre in Bochum. We never wrote about it because there was a lot of information left out of the very simple press release...

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BlackBerry Q10, Q5, and Z30 win Red Dot design awards

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On top of being the hugely functional devices we know and love, the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5, and BlackBerry Z30 are also earning accolades for design. All three just won Red Dot Awards when faced with a pool of over 4,800 entrants and a panel of 40 design experts judging every aspect of the products. BlackBerry won the same award for the BlackBerry Z10 last year. Brian Paschke, Senior...

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Vodafone launches WorldTraveller to eliminate international roaming costs

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After slashing roaming costs earlier this year, Vodafone is now rolling out a new deal that allows customers to continue using their plan while abroad for £5 a day. Dubbed WorldTraveller, the deal lets you use our current allowance of texts, voice and data when you travel to the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Ghana, Qatar and South Africa. Should you exceed your quota while...

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TSA will require devices to be charged on international, U.S.-bound flights

As part of new security protocol at foreign airports, the United States Transportation Security Administration will require cell phones and select electronic devices to be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won't power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S. The increased security measure arises...

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We totally wouldn't mind if the white BlackBerry Passport looked like this

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has already let it be known there is a white version of the BlackBerry Passport that's going to be released. In all the leaks though, we've not seen the white version at all but this image is floating around the internet giving us an idea of what the white one possibly could look like and I have to say, it's pretty awesome looking. To be clear, we're not saying this is...

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BlackBerry in India to launch healthcare services program

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A new report confirms that BlackBerry plans to help launch a new healthcare services program in India that will be designed to link thousands of medical devices together. The Economic Times quotes Sunil Lalvani, the managing director of BlackBerry India, as saying, "We are running trials with multiple hospitals in India. It includes integration with different hospital information systems as...

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Disney's Frozen sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

Disney's Frozen sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

If you're looking to liven up your BBM with some new stickers, Disney has just pushed the Frozen sticker pack to the BBM Shop and all the expected characters are in place. Just as with most other sticker packs available on BBM, this one has pricing set at $1.99 for 24 stickers. Not one I'm interested but I'm sure many others have been waiting for this one to arrive. You can load up the BBM Shop...

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7Digital still working with BlackBerry on an alternative solution for music purchases

When BlackBerry announced they'd be shutting down the music, movie and TV show portion of BlackBerry World come July 21st, it left many folks wondering where they would turn to for those services. At the time, BlackBerry advised through the Amazon partnership and BlackBerry World third-party apps, consumers would now have even more options to choose from but it also appears the 'contract' with...

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FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines all set to arrive on BlackBerry 10

FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines all set to arrive on BlackBerry 10

If you're a fan of the original FlyCraft game and of course, its main character Herbie, then you're going to want to keep your eye on BlackBerry World over the next day or two. FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines has been submitted to BlackBerry World and should be appearing soon. As a follow up to the original, you have to help little Herbie fly his crazy flying machines through the forest...

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Google takes on Beats with Songza acquisition

Google takes on Beats with Songza acquisition

Google is taking on Apple's acquisition of Beats Music with its own acquisition of Songza, a streaming service that delivers "contextual expert-curated playlists" to listeners. Right now, Google is running Songza as a separate company, but Google Play revealed in a Google+ post that it expects to roll Songza's beloved features into Google Play. "We aren't planning any immediate changes to...

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere

Update: T-Mobile CEO John Legere has posted a public response to these claims, saying they are "unfounded and without merit." He goes on to talk about T-Mobile's proactive response to these issues as compared to the competition. You can find the full statement at the T-Mobile Newsroom Original story: The Federal Trade Commission says that T-Mobile has placed "hundreds of millions" of dollars...

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T-Mobile hits mid-year LTE expansion goal

T-Mobile hits mid-year LTE expansion goal

T-Mobile announced that it has achieved its mid-year coverage goal of expending its LTE footprint. Now the Un-carrier network announced that as of the end of June, it now has 230 million points-of-presence for its 4G LTE footprint, meaning its network is expanding and LTE is available in more areas. And though T-Mobile has hit its milestone for June, the carrier says that it will continue to...

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