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BlackBerry Services for the Priv updated with minor bug fixes

BlackBerry Services for the Priv updated with minor bug fixes

BlackBerry Services, which helps control all of the built-in BlackBerry applications on the Priv, has now been updated through Google Play Store. Much like just about every other time it has been updated, though, we're not entirely too sure what has changed as the change log only notes 'minor bug fixes'. Generally speaking, Services being updated is a precursor to other apps in the Priv...

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How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv

How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv

With the autoloaders for the BlackBerry Priv now available for download, there's sure to be folks needing to know how the whole process works, and we're glad to help with that. Take a look at our full run down of how to reinstall the OS on your BlackBerry Priv. It's all fairly easy, but do keep in mind you will need to have a Windows or Mac computer to complete the process plus, reinstalling...

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BlackBerry Priv autoloaders now available for download

BlackBerry Priv autoloaders now available for download

If for whatever reason you're running into issues with your BlackBerry Priv smartphone or simply want a fresh start and need to reload the OS, BlackBerry has now released the necessary files to do so. The autoloader files as they're referred to will wipe your device entirely clean of any data allowing you to start with a clean slate. You will want to be careful though and ensure you grab the...

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BlackBerry continues to beat expectations with security patches on the Priv

BlackBerry continues to beat expectations with security patches on the Priv

BlackBerry has taken to its official blog to pat itself on the back for being able to keep up with pushing security updates to the Priv faster than any other OEM. Since the release of the Priv, BlackBerry has pushed the security update out the same day Google detailed the changes. Other OEM partners range from one to 37 days, with several partners still not even pushing patches for updates from...

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BlackBerry hosting Mobility Summit on April 6

BlackBerry hosting Mobility Summit on April 6

If you're a CIO, CTO or CSO and looking to learn more about BlackBerry software and services plus, have the opportunity to talk directly with the experts from BlackBerry, BlackBerry is hosting a Mobility Summit on April, 6th at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum. Join us on April, 6th for the BlackBerry Mobility Summit and hear first-hand about the new joint...

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BlackBerry to announce BlackBerry Radar asset tracking system at MATS 2016

Late last year BlackBerry began their proof of concept trials for their IoT asset tracking box and now it looks as though they're gearing up to take things to the next level. Emails have now been sent out inviting folks to the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world, where BlackBerry will be introducing their new end-to-end asset...

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Verizon

Verizon Wireless has been ordered to pay $1.35 million for its use of "Supercookies" in mobile traffic, following an investigation by the FCC. As a result, Verizon will have to make some changes to the way it delivers advertising to customers. The process will now require Verizon to get opt-in or opt-out consent from each customer before it is able to target ads at them. From the FCC's ruling...

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March security patch now available for the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv March security patches available

Update: The full details of what has been addressed in this release can now be viewed on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base. The March security patch for the BlackBerry Priv is now available to download. The update, which weighs in around 17MB, brings some additional security enhancements to the phone. At this time it is not known which vulnerabilities are addressed in this update, though Google is...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Filings, Releases, and Updates

Mobile Nations Weekly: Filings, Releases, and Updates

Pre-orders, shipment orders, and legal orders. HTC's long-awaited Vive VR headset is now available for pre-order and the Samsung Galaxy S7 is now shipping to pre-order customers. Amazon expanded their Alexa virtual assistant to the portable Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker and the compact Echo Dot (which you can amusingly only order through an Echo voice command). And BlackBerry's Android-powered...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits digital on April 1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits digital on April 1

If you've been waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to become available for you to purchase, you won't have to wait too much longer. The digital copy will be available on April 1, with the DVD and Blu Ray versions becoming available on April 5. After shattering box office records with more than $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide, many have been anxiously awaiting the chance...

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Take a look at BlackBerry from Mobile World Congress 2016

Take a look at BlackBerry from Mobile World Congress 2016

Although BlackBerry didn't have any hardware news for Mobile World Congress 2016, they were still in Barcelona to announce new partnerships, new acquisitions and new company initiatives. As part of that, they were on site to showcase their strong enterprise solutions covering EMM, secure messaging and IoT as the latest video uploaded to the BlackBerry YouTube account shows. BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry launches new direct sales program for business owners and IT administrators

BlackBerry has now announced a new BlackBerry smartphone sales initiative allowing business owners and IT administrators looking for a cost-effective way to purchase unlocked BlackBerry devices in volume to buy directly from BlackBerry's Smartphone Business Sales Team. At BlackBerry, it's always been our goal to make mobility easier for businesses of all sizes. From our powerful BES12...

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Sprint teams with Dixons Carphone to open 500 stores in the U.S.

Sprint teams with Dixons Carphone to open 500 stores in the U.S.

Sprint has announced a partnership with UK retailer Dixons Carphone to open 500 new Sprint retail stores in the United States. The two launched a pilot program last summer, which seems to have been successful. Each company will have an equal stake in the stores, which will operate similarly to existing Sprint-branded stores run by third-party retailers. From Sprint: Under the agreement,...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MWC16

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MWC16

With Mobile World Congress and Embedded World behind us, this week we sit down to discuss all the BlackBerry announcements that took place including QNX unveiling their new Bluetooth solution for embedded system developers, BlackBerry's acquisition of UK-based Encription Limited, BlackBerry and Sharecare's new BBM channel and much more! Topics QNX unveils new Bluetooth solution for embedded...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Mobile World Crazy

Mobile Nations Weekly: Mobile World Crazy

Back from Barcelona and down to business. If there's ever a week that's guaranteed to be absolutely insane, it's the week of Mobile World Congress. MWC 2016 was no exception, bringing a huge number of new devices to the mobile party. Let's start with Android: we finally got to check out the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its bigger and curvier S7 edge stablemate. As well as the modular metal LG G5....

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Sprint does a 180, brings back two-year contract options for smartphones

Sprint

Sprint is bringing back two-year contract pricing options for its smartphones. The company previously announced it would ditch those contracts in August 2015, and it finally did so in early January 2016, but now the wireless carrier is offering those pricing plans again. What happened? According to what a Sprint spokesperson told FierceWireless, it was based on customer demand: "We...

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If you've been unable to download the Android Runtime update, try now!

Back on February 10th, BlackBerry issued an update to the Android Runtime for BlackBerry 10 which corrected errors that occurred when uninstalling Android apps from the system on OS 10.3.2.2876. Unfortunately, not everyone was able to download the update due to connection errors that popped up within BlackBerry World. Those errors have now been corrected and the Android Runtime update should be...

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BlackBerry hosting networking event seeking new employees at all levels

While the news of BlackBerry laying off employees always tends to make a lot of noise, hardly anyone mentions when they go on hiring sprees. So, let's go ahead and change that up a bit. As announced on their job listings portal, BlackBerry will be hosting a Bay Area networking event on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 seeking to hire some new employees at all levels from new graduates to director...

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QNX OS for Safety

While Mobile World Congress is going on in Barcelona this week, Embedded World 2016 is also taking place in Nuremberg where BlackBerry subsidiary QNX has won the best product in the software category award for its QNX OS for Safety, an operating system designed for safety-critical applications in the automotive, rail transportation, healthcare, and industrial automation markets. The QNX...

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BlackBerry expands security portfolio with launch of Professional Cybersecurity Services

BlackBerry has announced the launch of its new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice that will further expand BlackBerry's security portfolio by offering organizations new consulting services, tools and best practices. To help with the offerings, BlackBerry has acquired UK-based Encription Limited in a deal that closed on February 19, 2016. BlackBerry's new cybersecurity consulting...

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