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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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TL;DR: BlackBerry = Old BlackBerry, now a software company; BlackBerry Mobile = New BlackBerry Smartphones, TCL a hardware company */ /*-->*/ Coming out of retirement to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry, it immediately became apparent that life in BlackBerry land is a little more complicated than it used to be. With this editorial, I plan to set things straight, for my sanity and...

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If you're browsing CrackBerry on the web and you're not already a member, now's the time to join or download our app! */ /*-->*/ Personally, I'm a huge fan of advertising. Always have been. TV commercials and magazine ads are what motivated me to want things as a kid growing up and develop an entrepreneurial spirit (if you want things, you need to be able to pay for them!). Now as...

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BlackBerry advances global expansion of its AtHoc crisis communication software

As BlackBerry continues to focus on expanding their software efforts, the company has now announced expanded global capabilities for BlackBerry Secure and AtHoc. These updates add new end-to-end safety benefits and security capabilities for customers around the globe. Eight New Languages: Native language support through multiple worldwide datacenters for international customers leads to...

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The Good 'Ole Days of CrackBerry Are Coming Back for our 10th Anniversary!

The Good 'Ole Days of CrackBerry Are Coming Back for our 10th Anniversary!

Get ready… CrackBerry Kevin is coming out of retirement to celebrate TEN Years of CrackBerry and the launch of the BlackBerry Mercury!! It's gonna get c-r-a-z-y in here! */ /*-->*/ Hello, CrackBerry Faithful! For those of you who have been paying close attention to CrackBerry in all the various places it exists (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), this message won't come as a surprise. If you...

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Ready to learn some new skills in 2017 and push the limits of your current skillset? Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become more and more popular over the recent years, but getting started with it can seem a bit scary. Whether it be a lack of time to dedicate to learning it or lack of available funds to enroll in the courses, it is easy to end up passing up the chance to learn...

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Celebrating 4 years of BlackBerry 10!

Today, January 30, marks the four year anniversary of BlackBerry 10. While not an anniversary usually 'celebrated', like 5th or 10th anniversary, we still wanted to go ahead and recognize the date so put together a quick video taking a look back at most of the devices released with BlackBerry 10. If you're really looking for a trip down memory lane, and to get a closer look at the events that...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen issues statement on U.S. immigration ban

BlackBerry CEO John Chen issues statement on U.S. immigration ban

Following in the footsteps of many tech leaders who have now spoke out against President Trump's executive order and immigration ban, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued his own statement on behalf of BlackBerry. Like many of you, I am disheartened and do not agree with the sharpness of President Trump's executive order and immigration ban. Many technology companies, both in the U.S...

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BlackBerry 'Mercury' makes an appearance on Last Man Standing

BlackBerry 'Mercury' makes an appearance on Last Man Standing

Although the BlackBerry 'Mercury' has yet to be officially announced, it seems as though there is already some sly marketing happening on behalf of BlackBerry Mobile. As spotted in the forums, in the latest episode of Last Man Standing, plenty of on-screen time is given to the QWERTY handset by Tim Allen's character, Michael Baxter. Not really surprising given Tim Allen is a well-known...

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BlackBerry 'Mercury' may share same camera sensor as Google Pixel

While we're still a few weeks away from the release of the BlackBerry 'Mercury', more details about some of the hardware specifications have come to light. These new details give more weight to the camera sensors that may be implemented; namely, the Sony IMX378 rear camera. This is the same camera sensor implemented in other popular smartphones like the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. While the...

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While BlackBerry Mobile have been teasing the BlackBerry 'Mercury', there's another BlackBerry-branded device for the Indonesian market that has yet to appear fully. That device, only really known as BlackBerry - BBC100-1, comes from the device software licensing agreement BlackBerry put together with joint venture PT BB Merah Putih. Thus far, details have been slim aside from it appearing late...

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Digital Offers: Grab the Cisco complete network certification bundle for $59

Getting ready for a career change, or ready to take your current one to the next level? If so, you've got some studying ahead, lots of prep work, and maybe even a large cost associated with the choice. You don't have to spend a fortune in order to get ready for the next step in your career, especially with this Cisco complete network certification training which is currently 92% off! From...

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Following up on their earlier release which added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline, Netflix has now rolled out a new build of their Android app which allows you to store shows and movies on your SD Card. Android​ Users – You can now download to your SD card so there's always room for more. pic.twitter.com/Uqt2GSjPw5— Netflix US (@netflix) January 24, 2017 The...

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For those of you excited to hear more about the BlackBerry 'Mercury' as it has thus far been called, we now have some further official confirmation the QWERTY BlackBerry will be fully unveiled at Mobile World Congress in late February as teased by the new BlackBerry Mobile Twitter account. 25.02.17 #MWC2017 #BlackBerryMobile pic.twitter.com/uChVjp62TJ— BlackBerry Mobile (@BBMobile) January...

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BlackBerry hosting 48-hour flash sale on the BlackBerry Passport!

You have 48 hours to grab a great deal on a BlackBerry Passport!

If you've been holding off for a great deal to come up in order to snag a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, now might be one of the best times to take action. Right now, ShopBlackBerry is hosting a 48-hour sale on both devices across most regions. ShopBlackBerry US BlackBerry Passport - $229.00 BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition - $279 ShopBlackBerry Canada...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2205 autoloader files now available!

If you've yet to get the BlackBerry 10.3.3 update or are simply just looking to a newer version than the one you have, you can now download the OS 10.3.3.2205 autoloader files needed to manually install it. At this point, it's hard to say what all is new in the updated files as, well, they're simply too new and folks haven't had time to explore them but, the one thing we do know right now is...

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