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BlackBerry rolling out December beta updates for DTEK50 and DTEK60

BlackBerry rolling out December beta updates for DTEK50 and DTEK60

Are you taking part in the beta builds for DTEK50 and DTEK60? If so, you'll want to go ahead and check for updates as BlackBerry has now pushed out the December beta builds for both devices. Build AAH990 is available now for all beta DTEK50 devices. Build AAI039 is available now for all beta DTEK60 devices. Additionally, BlackBerry has also issued their December security bulletin with a list...

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BBM partners with Bukalapak to launch BBM Shopping in Indonesia

As was teased not long ago, BBM has now officially announced a new partnership with Bukalapak, one of Southeast Asia's largest e-Commerce marketplace, to launch BBM Shopping in Indonesia. As highlighted in the announcement post on the BBM blog, the new offering will be powered by BBM Checkout, which, securely stores payment credentials and shipping information after the first purchase....

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Grab a BlackBerry DTEK50 from Amazon Canada for only $289

Grab a BlackBerry DTEK50 from Amazon Canada for only $289

Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Canada had a nice deal going for the DTEK50 where you could pick one up for only $279 CAD. That deal quickly ran out, then the price jumped, then it came back at $289 and then it disappeared for a bit and now, it's back once again. The listing shows the device will ship direct from Amazon within 3-5 days. Hit up our DTEK50 review if you need a...

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For months now, we've been hearing about BlackBerry's next QWERTY device and seemingly for even longer there has been purported renders of the device floating around in various forms, some possibly more accurate than others. Adding fuel to the fire is a new set of images which have now appeared on Weibo, which COULD be the first real look at the device. At this point, there's very little...

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BlackBerry's DTEK app updated with bug fixes and improvements

Following their larger app rollouts for December, BlackBerry has now also pushed out a new build of their DTEK app for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. The changelog for this release keeps things simple and just notes 'bug fixes and improvements', but some folks have noted it fixes the issue with the app incorrectly stating device status. As it stands, the BlackBerry Knowledge Base hasn't been updated...

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BlackBerry sets up new European operations in Maidenhead

As noted earlier by BlackBerry COO Marty Beard, BlackBerry has now opened up their new European headquarters in Maidenhead. BlackBerry now occupies three floors of the Pearce Building in the town centre. Although no official announcement came from BlackBerry about the operations, Maidenhead Council did send out a press release welcoming the company. Councillor Simon Dudley, leader of the...

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BlackBerry's AtHoc Software Division have now announced the city council of Rosny-sous-Bois (Mairie de Rosny-sous-Bois), in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, have subscribed to three years of AtHoc Services, to automate and enhance its emergency alert and crisis communication systems. "This system gives us the technology we need to respond as quickly as possible in case of a crisis...

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BlackBerry Hub+, Keyboard, Launcher and more updated!

Just in time for the holidays, BlackBerry has now updated their suite of Android apps for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. This time around there's plenty of changes to be noted for all the apps across the board including enhancements to Hub+, the BlackBerry Keyboard, and the BlackBerry Launcher. BlackBerry Hub+ Apps Accounts Improvements: It's easier than ever to stay organized! You can now...

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Digital Offers: Lifetime subscription to PureVPN for just $69!

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How secure is your internet connection? When you're travelling or using a public network, can you guarantee that your private information will be safe from hackers and other sketchy types? Most of us jump onto public networks and never stop to think about the access we might be granting to total strangers. That includes not only your passwords, but your messages and photos, too. Add to that the...

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BlackBerry appoints former U.S. Coast Guard CIO to lead Federal Cybersecurity Operations Center

BlackBerry has announced they have named Rear Admiral Robert "Bob" E. Day, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) to lead their forthcoming federal Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) and product FedRAMP initiatives. Having been a key member of BlackBerry's AtHoc advisory board since retiring in 2014 and serving five years as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command,...

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BBM for Android updated with bug fixes and support for longer chats!

BBM for Android updated with bug fixes and support for longer chats!

While BBM for BlackBerry 10 was updated earlier with bug fixes and performance improvements, BlackBerry also decided it was a great time to update BBM for Android as well. Going a bit further than bug fixes and performance improvements, the Android release of BBM has a larger changelog, though, not much larger. What's new Chats now support very long messages! Access all Free Stickers in one...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2049 autoloader files now available as OS goes official

This is it. Finally, BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2049 has been released. Well, kind of. I know it has been a while since the last BlackBerry 10 update, so in case you all forgot, the way updates work is that they go live on BlackBerry's servers before they start appearing on devices and because of that, folks can create their own installer files known as autoloaders. Such is the case here, right now...

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Problems sending video on WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10? They should now be fixed!

For those of you out there who have been having issues sending videos on WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 since the last update, now is a good time to go ahead give it a go to see if the issues are remaining. According to the WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 developer, it was not the update that caused the problems but rather a server side change. This change has now been fixed, and you should once again...

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Netflix members worldwide can now download TV shows and movies

Netflix members worldwide can now download TV shows and movies

After a lot of bouncing the idea around, Netflix has now finally announced that they have added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline. For now, the content feels a bit random but it does include Netflix's own shows — including Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, The Crown, Narcos, and others — as well as select movies and TV shows. Notably, Netflix is not charging...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes and performance improvements

Looking for a new build of BBM on BlackBerry 10? BlackBerry has you covered. A new release has now arrived in BlackBerry World and is available for download. As with the last release, this one keeps things simple in regards to the changelog, simply noting there is 'bug fixes and performance improvements' to be found within. If you spot anything that is not noted in the changelog, do let us know...

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Holidays bring us a rare discount on Sonos speakers

Sonos is now offering $30 off all of its current products, making the amazing speakers and soundbars a bit more affordable. Whether you are looking to build up your existing system, or start a new one for the first time, you won't want to miss out on this deal. From the smaller Play:1 all the way to the Soundbar and Sub, you can save on each and every item that the company sells. The savings...

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BlackBerry to introduce new Enterprise Software Platform on December 8

As part of their BlackBerry Developer Summit held back on November 17, BlackBerry gave developers a chance to get an early hands-on with their expanded developer platform but on December 8, BlackBerry is set to reveal their new enterprise software platform engineered to secure, connect and mobilize the enterprise to everyone. Mark your calendars! Attend and see the reveal of BlackBerry's...

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Autonomous vehicles will officially hit the road in Ontario as early as next year now that the Ontario Government has announced they are launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by BlackBerry QNX, The University of Waterloo and the Erwin Hymer Group. BlackBerry QNX, a Canadian global software development leader, which will test a 2017 Lincoln with automated...

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BlackBerry kicks off their Black Friday deals with up to 53% off select devices

Today is the last day to take advantage of BlackBerry's 'BlackBerry Friday' deals where you can save up to 53% on select devices such as Passport, Priv and DTEK50 and more! As expected, pricing does vary across regions right now, you can pick up a BlackBerry Leap for only $159 USD, BlackBerry Passport for only $249 USD and BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition for only $299 USD. If BlackBerry...

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