Articles by James Richardson

A dark theme plus more arrives with the latest WhatsApp update for BlackBerry 10

A dark theme plus more arrives with the latest WhatsApp update for BlackBerry 10

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Being BlackBerry users I think it's safe to say that many of us have ditched using WhatsApp since BBM went cross platform. If you are still a user you'll want to hit up BlackBerry World where you'll find version 2.11.414.2.  As you'll see below there's a few changes but most impressive is the ability to switch to a dark theme - something that is perfect for us BlackBerry 10 users. You...

Keep an eye on your car running costs with Petrol Usage Tracker for BlackBerry 10

Keep an eye on your car running costs with Petrol Usage Tracker for BlackBerry 10

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Brought to use by S4BB, Petrol Usage Tracker for BlackBerry 10 smartphones won't be of use to everyone, however, if you're not a business user but would like to keep an eye on how many miles/kilometers you are getting from your car this is a great way of doing so.  The 'Built for BlackBerry' app isn't new into BlackBerry World, but I did need to point out to the developers that here...

Installing Android apps on BlackBerry 10 just got easier - All aboard the APK Train

Installing Android apps on BlackBerry 10 just got easier - All aboard the APK Train

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It seems there's a new place to download your Android apps if you are running BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 and that's apktrain.com. We've featured the likes of Snap and the Amazon Appstore a bunch of times but there's a big difference between those and APK Train.  The beauty with APK Train is that the whole process is done from the web browser on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Unlike Snap or...

Good news from down under - BES10 leading the enterprise market in Australia

Good news from down under - BES10 leading the enterprise market in Australia

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The word on the street is that BES10 seems to be doing rather well down under which is nice to hear considering most of the press tend to give BlackBerry a slating. According to theaustralian.com it seems that one in five businesses with more than 20 employees are using BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 - meaning it's the number one mobile enterprise solution being used in Australia. ...

CrackBerry Asks: Do you think we'll see a rise in big brands using BBM Channels now it's cross platform?

CrackBerry Asks: Do you think we'll see a rise in big brands using BBM Channels now it's cross platform?

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For us folk on team BlackBerry having BBM Channels isn't a new concept, but for our friends on iOS and Android it's still pretty fresh for them. We posted recently that the likes of Coke and the Olympic channels had seen a big increase in subscribers since Channels was introduced to iOS and Android in BBM 2.0 and that's great news. When BBM rolls out to Windows Phone and the forthcoming...

Whine gets updated to version 1.4.6.6 - brings BBM integration, fixes and more

Whine gets updated to version 1.4.6.6 - brings BBM integration, fixes and more

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One of my favorite native BlackBerry 10 apps has received yet another update - Whine. The third party Vine app brings all the goodness from Vine and gives it a sweet BB10 feel, including a beautiful dark theme and now BBM integration.  If you missed our hands on video with Whine you can catch up with it here, but seeing as the app is free to download you may as well just give it a go...

Coming to London? Tube Map for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with a ton of awesome enhancements

Coming to London? Tube Map for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with a ton of awesome enhancements

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We posted yesterday that myTrains from mxData had received a rather special update. The same has also happened for their London Underground app - Tube Map for BlackBerry 10 and it too has got super smart.  Tube Map has been around for some time - first on legacy devices and the BlackBerry 10. But things have now been taken to a new level thanks to mxDATA working alongside BlackBerry...

 SuperTube for BlackBerry 10 gets updated yet again with even more good stuff

SuperTube for BlackBerry 10 gets updated yet again with even more good stuff

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My personal favorite BlackBerry 10 YouTube app, SuperTube, has been updated this week and with it brings a bunch of enhancements as well as a few wee fixes. Although the new additions to the app are not huge, it's another perfect example of an app developer striving to make the 'Built for BlackBerry' app as awesome as possible.  With no native YouTube application for BlackBerry 10 (...