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EE wants to help customers block intrusive adverts on smartphones

EE wants to help customers block intrusive adverts on smartphones

No one likes adverts, but they do help fund various services and online properties (including Mobile Nations!). While many see them as a way to support the content they enjoy, there are times when adverts can be intrusive or downright obstructive, especially on mobile. UK mobile operator EE is stepping in to lend customers a hand. The mobile network is looking into technology that will allow...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Signal

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Signal

If you missed BerryFlow live this week, you'll want to make sure you catch the audio or video replay. This week, in addition to our usual discussion surrounding the weeks BlackBerry news, we were joined by Sean Silcoff ‎Co-Author, Losing the Signal to discuss some of the history and future of BlackBerry. Also, make sure you check our contest at the bottom of this post. Topics John Chen...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Launching, relaunching, unlaunching

Mobile Nations Weekly: Launching, relaunching, unlaunching

Last minute releases, last minute pull backs. As the holiday season kicks into full gear, things are getting hectic as last minute launches flow out the door. Microsoft's long-awaited new Windows Mobile flagship finally arrived in the form of the Lumia 950, a 5.2-inch Quad HD hexa-core 20MP beast of a phone. And it's even beastlier brother, the 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL is due a week later. While...

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BlackBerry Password Keeper for Priv

One of the few preloaded BlackBerry Priv apps is BlackBerry Password Keeper, which allows you to keep all of your passwords, login information, and important records safe and secure and BlackBerry has now pushed the latest update for it through to Google Play. As noted in the change log, it's just a small update to address some bugs and improve upon the user experience, so there are no huge...

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What enterprises and developers need to now about Priv

If you missed out on the 'what enterprises and developers need to know about Priv' webcast that took place on November 17, you can now watch the replay at your leisure. The webcast was aimed at developers and those who work for enterprise companies detailing what enterprises and developers need to know about the Priv by BlackBerry. This webcast covered the following topics: Get an overview...

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Sign up now for an extra gig of data from Verizon for two months

Verizon is offering an extra gig of data for two months

Verizon is running a new promotion that scores you an extra gig of data on your current plan for this billing cycle and the next one, and all you have to do is click a link. That's right, all you have to do is sign into your account through Verizon's promotional page, and you get the extra gig of data added to your account for this and next billing cycle. This is just part of Verizon's '...

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iGrann squashes a few bugs and expands emoji support in latest update

iGrann

If your Instagram app of choice is iGrann or iGrann Pro, you're going to want to fire up BlackBerry World. The latest update available right now has quite a few fixes for some notable issues with notifications in the Hub as well as Instagram login. If that's not enough for you, there's also added emoji support so that they can be used across all input fields. Fix for Hub, News and...

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BlackBerry Priv gets scratched, burnt, and bent in durability test!

BlackBerry Priv gets scratched, burnt, and bent in durability test!

Been wondering just how durable the BlackBerry Priv is? Me too. But there's no damn way I'm putting my Priv through any torture tests to find out. Luckily, I don't have to though as YouTuber JerryRigEverything has taken one for the team and ran one through the gamut of tests including scratching it, burning it and of course, the ever so popular now bend test. The video is downright cringe-...

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Amazon announces pre-Black Friday sale with Kindles, consoles and more

Fire TV

Amazon understands that not everyone is able to hold out until Black Friday to start spending their hard-earned cash on a bunch of heavily discounted products. The online retailer has announced a number of deals that will run throughout the week in the lead up to Black Friday. Starting on November 20, you'll be able to save big on a select number of items as the offers are made available....

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Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint has announced the rollout of its LTE Plus network, available now in 77 of the carrier's markets. Built using LTE Advanced technologies like carrier aggregation and beamforming, Sprint's LTE Plus is meant to deliver faster speeds and more consistent service. Sprint LTE Plus is built off of two key technologies, carrier aggregation and beamforming. Carrier aggregation allows Sprint to...

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Sprint's latest promotion will save you 50 percent on your existing Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T bill when you switch

Sprint is back at it again with a new offer to try and entice customers to switch to its network, and this time the carrier is claiming customers who switch can save 50 percent on their bills. If you are an AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile customer, Sprint is saying that you can save big when switching, though this is only good on most plans, not all. The new promotion is a way of celebrating...

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BlackBerry giving away 40 Privs to Good Morning America fans

BlackBerry helps Good Morning America celebrate 40th Anniversary by giving away 40 Privs

ABC's Good Morning America is celebrating its 40th year on the air and to help out with the celebrations, BlackBerry is giving away 40 brand new Privs to Good Morning America fans on Wednesday morning in front of their live audience at its Times Square studio at Broadway and 44th Street in New York City. The giveaway will be part of their "40 for 40" program where Good Morning America will...

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John Chen named as one of Canada's top 50 most powerful business people

John Chen

Current BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been named as one of the most powerful business people in Canada. Chen came in at number 27 on the list of the top 50 business folks in Canada, according to the Canadian Business website. The site says of Chen: The smartphone company is not the titan it once was, but it serves as an emblem of how groundbreaking Canadian firms can be. John Chen is...

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Fan renders offer another take on the BlackBerry Vienna

Fan renders offer another take on the BlackBerry Vienna

Although it's seemingly still early days for the BlackBerry Vienna, there are already plenty of people excited about the still unofficial device. Shortly after we posted up the first pics of the Vienna, we opened up the forums as well and they've been busy with people looking for more info, discussing possible specs and more. Like many other devices in the past that have appeared before an...

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John Chen talks Priv's role in BlackBerry's future success in new interview

John Chen talks Priv's role in BlackBerry's future success in new interview

In a new interview with CNBC, BlackBerry CEO John Chen commented a bit on the Priv, how BlackBerry is doing, and the Priv's temporary exclusivity with AT&T in the US. Kicking things off, Chen says that, while BlackBerry currently has some high fixed costs to contend with, it is currently doing reasonably well and he sees the company returning to profitability in 2016. To get the ball...

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Using Box on your BlackBerry Priv and can't sign in? Box is working on a fix

Have you picked up a new BlackBerry Priv but can't get Box to log in? You're not alone. As many folks have reported in the CrackBerry Forums and on the Box support forums, logging into Box while using a Priv produces an error message and will not allow you to fully access your files. Sure, it's a bit of a bummer but here's the good news. Box is already aware of the issue and is working on a...

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Get started with Sonos with this Play:1 two-room kit for $349 at Amazon

Grab a Sonos Play:1 2-room starter set for $349

Sonos has brought back its 2-room Starter Kit, which saves you $50 on the purchase of two Play:1 speakers. The kit, which is priced at $349, is perfect for anyone. Whether you are looking to get started with Sonos in your home, or are looking to add a few more speakers to an existing set-up, you can save some money on doing so. You can grab the Play:1 in either white or black, depending on...

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BlackBerry named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

BlackBerry named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

Thomson Reuters has placed BlackBerry on its list of 2015 Top Global Innovators. The list awards companies for economic growth and success, with the companies on this list seen by Reuters as innovators in various fields. From BlackBerry: According to the report, The 2015 Top Global Innovators: Generated more than 429 trillion (in local currency) in revenue, and Invested more than...

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Save up to 60% on select PNY memory cards and power banks at Amazon

PNY microSD card

Amazon is currently hosting a deal that saves you up to 60% on select PNY products. Included in this deal is incredible savings on microSD cards, USB flash drives, full sized SD cards, and even portable power banks to keep you charged on the go. Here are some of the deals: microSD cards: 32GB Turbo Performance PNY microSD - $9.99 64GB Turbo Performance PNY microSD - $18.99 128GB Turbo...

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BlackBerry is 'on a comeback' according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere

T-Mobile CEO says BlackBerry is 'on a comeback'

In a recent interview with CNET, T-Mobile CEO John Legere stated that he believes that BlackBerry is 'on a comeback' when asked his thoughts on the company. The spat between BlackBerry and T-Mobile was resolved when the John Chen and Legere made up, and T-Mobile began to sell the BlackBerry Classic to its customers. While T-Mobile has not yet announced that it would offer the recently-released...

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