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BBM working on remedy for spam invites

Have you been getting random BBM invites lately? On social media, here in the forums and abroad, many users of BBM are reporting an increased amount of 'spam' BBM invites. If you're being affected by this, the good news is BBM is working on a fix. Reaching out with some of their users on Twitter, BBM has acknowledged the concerns and is working on a way to tag and bag these spammers and better...

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BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta now open to everyone through Beta Zone!

BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta now open to everyone through Beta Zone!

When BlackBerry launched their BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta, it was only open to those who had registered through the BlackBerry Beta Zone and were accepted. Now, though, BlackBerry has decided to go ahead and open up beta testing to everyone who is interested in giving it a go. All you need to do is head to the BlackBerry Beta Zone, log in with your BlackBerry ID and you should find the...

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Rad Systems BlackBerry 10 apps updated across the board

Rad Systems BlackBerry 10 apps updated across the board

If you're using any of the several great apps put out by Rad Systems, you'll want to load up BlackBerry World and check for updates. Making their way through BlackBerry World right now, are all new versions of every app Rad Systems has put out including App Manager, Call Blockr, Charger Alert and more. Some of these updates are maintenance releases while others introduce brand new features!...

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Following their teaser that the BlackBerry 'Mercury' will be officially unveiled on February 25th, 2017, @bbmobile has just followed up with another tweet indicating the exact time of the event. The event will kick off at 7pm Barcelona local time, which I believe translates into 1pm EST/10am PST (timezones be hard y'all). Put it in your calendars now as this will be the biggest launch event we...

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BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes!

It has been a while since BlackBerry World has been updated for BlackBerry 10 but a new update has now been released and is readily available for download. As noted in update details, this release contains just simple bug fixes and performance improvements but with the updates for BlackBerry World specifically few and far between these days, any update that fixes some bugs is appreciated. Fire...

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Record your next commute with this dash cam and microSD card for $25

Being able to drive yourself around is great, but unfortunately not everyone out there is a great driver. There are a lot of people who are in a hurry these days, and some who make poor decisions because of that. This can lead to issues in determining the fault of accidents or understanding what really happened, but luckily there is a way around that. Don't miss this great offer Learn More...

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What's Your Favorite BlackBerry of ALL TIME?

If you haven't noticed, I've having a too much fun celebrating 10 Years of CrackBerry. Today I took it next level with CBK 2.0 getting back in front of the camera to shoot some video. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure how this was going to go. But one take and a little editing, I think it turned into a fun video that will likely have you feeling all nostalgic for BlackBerrys of years gone by....

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ShopBlackBerry offering Valentine's Day deals on DTEK50 and DTEK60!

If your Valentine's Day sweetheart isn't really into cards, candy or flowers, and would prefer a new BlackBerry, ShopBlackBerry has placed both the DTEK50 and DTEK60 on sale for a limited time across all regions ShopBlackBerry serves. ShopBlackBerry Canada - DTEK50 now available for $344 regular $429. DTEK60 now available for $597 regular $650 ShopBlackBerry US - DTEK50 now available for $...

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As BlackBerry continues to grow their software offerings, the company has now introduced a new software development kit for secure cloud-based communications better known as BBM Enterprise SDK. BBM Enterprise SDK, will enable developers to integrate secure messaging, voice and video capabilities into applications and services. We are constantly innovating and looking for ways to leverage...

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What type of phone will you be upgrading to the BlackBerry Mercury from? [Poll]

*/ /*-->*/ So you're already thinking about getting a BlackBerry 'Mercury' when it becomes available. I want to know, what type of phone will you be upgrading from? Be sure to cast your vote in the poll below and sound off in the comments! What are you upgrading to the BlackBerry Mercury from? I don't think the purpose of this post can be any clearer. For those of you already...

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After spending some time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, the latest BlackBerry Android app updates have now started to filter out through the Google Play Store. This time around, the BlackBerry Hub gets the most attention as it features plenty of new enhancements as well as the long-awaited dark theme option. Also rolling out as a bit of a surprise is a new update to Password Keeper which also...

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Learn to code with Python for only $44

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Just about everything relies on some type of code nowadays. Cars are computerized; we use computers all day long, and we're glued to our smartphones from sunup to sundown. Python is a major coding language for apps and it's an excellent tool if you're wanting to enter the field of software development, especially if you want to build apps for a living. Learn for less! Learn More But you can...

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Sizing up the BlackBerry Mercury with a DIY Mockup [Reader Mail]

*/ /*-->*/ Just because you can't get your hands on a BlackBerry Mercury yet doesn't mean you can't make one to get your hands on! Since coming out of blogging retirement in honor of CrackBerry's 10th Anniversary this month, I've been blown away by both the warm welcome I've received by the community and also the enduring passion for BlackBerry that so many of our members have. I...

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*/ /*-->*/ Here's a tech story you've never heard of before, which includes me meeting a dude at an airport with a bag full of cash to exchange it for stolen phones. Seem unbelievable? Then watch the video! But First, a Little CrackBerry History In the early days of CrackBerry, Research In Motion was growing like crazy and pumping out new BlackBerry phones at a rapid pace....

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Following several rumors and speculation, BlackBerry have now officially announced an exclusive, long-term licensing agreement with leading Indian telecom enterprise, Optiemus Infracom Ltd to bring the production of secure BlackBerry Android handsets in more global markets including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. This agreement with Optiemus comes shortly after announcing similar deals...

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From the Editor's Desk: Looking Back While Looking Forward

Technically Bla1ze is still the editor around here, but during our 10 Years of CrackBerry celebration I'm hijacking the column CBK 2.0 */ /*-->*/ In case you haven't noticed, I'm having a blast "bringing CBK out of retirement" to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry this month. Being a little older and wiser, I think CBK 2.0 may prove to be better at the role than his 1.0 predecessor....

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Put your thinking caps on CrackBerry community... it's time to come up with the next generation of CB gear and BlackBerry tag lines! */ /*-->*/ In our earliest years of CrackBerry, I used to get hounded almost daily to sell CrackBerry gear in our ShopCrackBerry store. There's a long, complicated story as to why we never did that (maybe it'll be told before this month is over in our...

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Attendees will get to take home sweet CrackBerry swag and VIP tickets to the BlackBerry Mobile launch event on the 25th! */ /*-->*/ BlackBerry Mobile will be officially unveiling the BlackBerry 'Mercury' at their press event on Saturday, February 25th in Barcelona. I'm attending. Bla1ze is attending. We decided while we're in Barcelona it only makes sense to have a proper CrackBerry...

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BlackBerry begins rollout of February Android security update

BlackBerry powered by Android Security Bulletin – February 2017 now posted for all. Although the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team has yet to post the details for the February Android update, it does appear as though the rollout has begun for quite a few folks. As per normal, it has started with Priv owners and will expand out from there. Once downloaded and installed, you should see...

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Looking for some fresh builds of the Hub+ core apps? If you're part of the BlackBerry Beta Zone testing, you'll want to check for updates available in the Google Play Store. New beta builds of BlackBerry Hub+ Services, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Tasks are now available. As with most of their beta rollouts, BlackBerry hasn't updated the changelogs so it's all kind of a...

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