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iHeartRadio announces partnership with QNX and more at CES 2015

iHeartRadio announces seven new partnerships at CES 2015

Streaming music service iHeartRadio has announced a number of new partnerships at CES 2015. The company is teaming up with seven different brands to integrate their service into new devices, including those made by Google, Sony, TiVo, and more. iHeartRadio will be one of the first apps ready for Google's new Cast for audio system, and the service will also find its way to in-dashboard...

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Wireless charging standards are about to get a lot less frustrating

Two of the wireless charging standards will merge

Two of the three competing wireless charging standards groups, The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance, have revealed plans to merge, with the agreement expected to close sometime in mid-2015. The merged group will operate under a new name when the agreement is closed. The press release says: One of the main objectives of the new organization is to accelerate the...

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Three UK to let customers roam for free in Spain and New Zealand

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UK network Three are to add yet another two countries to their 'Feel At Home' package - where users can use their standard minutes, SMS and data abroad at no extra cost. Spain and New Zealand will be added to the list of locations on 1st April 2015, which already includes sixteen countries, with the USA probably being the big money saver for both consumers and business users. With millions...

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Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! The Three Stooges BBM stickers now available

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! Three Stooges BBM stickers now available

Looking for some comedic relief? If so, you can now grab The Three Stooges BBM sticker pack from the BBM Shop for only $1.99. Best known for their numerous short subject films, still syndicated to television, The Three Stooges have made generations around the world laugh for over fifty years. You can get a better look at the pack below or hit this link in your browser to jump right to the...

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Increase your productivity with Work Wide for the BlackBerry Passport

With Work Wide having recently rolled out a pretty massive update that brought support for more devices, new styling, full-screen mode and more, the latest update that is available in BlackBerry World and appearing as an update right now may seem rather tame in comparison. It's a simple bug fix release to address some issues BlackBerry OS 10.2+ and 10.3.1 saw within the app. Resolved bug in...

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iGrann Pro rolls out small update to correct Hub issues

iGrann Pro rolls out small update to correct Hub issues

If your preferred Instagram app on BlackBerry 10 is iGrann Pro, you'll want to fire up BlackBerry World and ensure you have the latest release installed. A new update is now appearing that aims to correct an issue some customers saw where clicking on Hub items didn't open up as they should. It's a small update no doubt but notably it also addresses some 'other minor fixes' as well, so best...

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NX 2015 Maserati Quattroporte GTS concept car!

Although BlackBerry CEO John Chen let the cat out of the bag a slight bit by telling everyone QNX would be showing off a connected Maserati decked out with the latest gear from the company and their technology partners, he stopped short of mentioning which model of Maserati we'd be seeing as the QNX 2015 technology concept car. We now know the Maserati Quattroporte GTS was chosen, so...

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LG selects QNX to provide solutions for next-gen automotive systems

LG selects QNX to provide solutions for next-gen automotive systems

In addition to all the other QNX announcements coming out of CES 2015, QNX has also announced that LG has chosen the company to provide them with software platforms for their next-generation automotive systems including the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, the QNX Neutrino Operating System (OS), the QNX OS for Automotive Safety, the QNX Momentics Tool Suite, and finally QNX Acoustics for...

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QNX provides software platform for Volkswagen infotainment systems

NX provides software platform for Volkswagen infotainment systems

If you're shopping for a Touareg, Passat, Polo, Golf, or Golf GTI, you may be pleased to know the infotainment systems in those 2015 models will be powered by QNX. Announced today at CES 2015, the systems in those models will offer realtime traffic information, points-of-interest search, reverse camera display, voice control, Bluetooth connectivity, rich multimedia support, four-zone...

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QNX achieves new milestone in automotive market

QNX has now announced a new milestone for the subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited. It now has more than 50 percent market share with its software having now been deployed in the infotainment and telematics systems of more than 50 million vehicles, including brands such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and...

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QNX helps automakers gear up for Integrated Driving Experiences at 2015 CES

With CES 2015 now up and running, QNX has pushed several announcements out surrounding what they have in store for CES, including showing off the new QNX technology concept car, based on a Maserati Quattroporte GTS. "From vision sensors to smartphones, the car is experiencing a massive influx of new technologies, and automakers must blend these in a way that is simple, helpful, and...

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NVIDIA Drive CX is an all-new digital cockpit for your vehicle

NVIDIA Drive CX is an all-new digital cockpit

As part of NVIDIA's CES press conference tonight, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, unveiled a new generation of digital cockpit called NVIDIA Drive CX platform, which is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra X1 and includes runtime software known as DRIVE Studio and can run across most every major OS found in automobiles such as QNX, Linux and Android. "Mobile supercomputing will be central to tomorrow...

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Carrefour and Axiom Telecom now stocking the BlackBerry Classic in UAE

While the initial launch of the BlackBerry Classic in UAE was limited to the BlackBerry Store at the Dubai Mall, the device has now filtered through to several other retail outlets in UAE and KSA. Both Axiom Telecom and Carrefour are now offering the device across retail locations. I highlight the retail locations because right now, those are the only places you can pick up the device if you...

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BlackBerry Classic now available at Selfridges

BlackBerry Classic

If you live in the UK and want to order yourself a BlackBerry Classic, you have a few options already such as Vodafone Business, O2, ShopBlackBerry and Clove but aside from ShopBlackBerry, few of those have actually started shipping as of yet, with most reporting mid-January delivery. If you're wanting to skip the waiting and get yourself a Blackberry Classic as soon as possible, Selfridges...

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Angel Cat Sugar Stickers now available in the BBM Shop

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A new BBM Sticker pack is available in the BBM Shop if you're a sticker kinda person and it goes by the name of Angel Cat Sugar. This one comes from Yuko Shimizu, the original creator of Hello Kitty so it should be pretty popular. It's certainly not very masculine so I'll be taking a rain check on this one, but if it suits your style then you can grab this one for a couple of bucks and as...

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BlackBerry Z3 strolls into the FCC seeking approval

BlackBerry Z3 strolls into the FCC seeking approval

Yes, you read that correctly. According documents freshly published at the FCC, a new version of the BlackBerry Z3 (STJ100-2 to be exact) is currently awaiting approval from the organization. Given the history of the device and rumors surrounding possible successors to it such as the 'Manitoba' and 'Rio', this listing feels a bit out of place. In total, there's four submissions for this new...

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Sony turned to BlackBerry to keep working after cyberattack

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Thanksgiving this year was a bad time for Sony Pictures Entertainment, and that's putting it lightly. Hackers known as The Guardians of Peace managed to take over entire portions of their internal systems which led to the theft of a ton of personally identifiable information about Sony Pictures Entertainment employees, movie scripts, information about movie deals, and even full versions of...

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BlackBerry's official comments on the removal of Adobe Flash from OS 10.3.1

As some folks have noticed, especially BlackBerry Classic owners and those running OS leaks, Adobe Flash has been removed from BlackBerry OS 10.3.1. For their part, BlackBerry has never really said much about the situation directly but the BlackBerry Knowledge Base was updated with an explanation for the removal. As expected, it mentions Adobe stopped development of mobile Flash back in 2011...

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Amazon is offering a discount of up to 73% on SanDisk memory for one day only

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To help store all the media in the world, Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day is currently offering discounts across a number of SanDisk products, including memory cards and USB flash drives. Here are a few highlights from today's deal: SanDisk Cruzer Force CZ71 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $7.99 - down from $29.99 SanDisk Cruzer Force CZ71 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $12.99 - down from $39....

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BBM for iOS v2.6.1.31 now available in the iTunes App Store

BBM for iOS updated to v2.6.1.31

This is just a quick heads up for anyone who is using iOS and has been waiting for the previously announced BBM for iOS update to be made available. If you fire up iTunes right now, you should finally be seeing v2.6.1.31, which brings along several changes including a more refined look to bring it more in line with iOS 8 styling. We've refined BBM to look more at home on iOS 8 Improved...

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