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PushProtect aims to snap a picture of the culprit when your phone is stolen

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When it comes to securing your BlackBerry smartphone when it is lost or stolen, we have BlackBerry Protect which allows us to remotely wipe, lock or make the device beep. You can also locate where it is using GPS. How about adding the ability to take a snapshot of the person who may have stolen your precious BlackBerry smartphone? That's what PushProtect aims to do, and we take a look at how the app works and how useful it would be.

Get yourself a free copy of CascaRun Pro only for today

Get yourself a free copy of CascaRun Pro only for today

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BlackBerry Maps updated with stability and performance improvements

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BlackBerry Maps updated with stability and performance improvements

If you're running an official BlackBerry 10 OS, you should now be able to load up BlackBerry World and grab the latest update to BlackBerry Maps. According to the changelog, this release doesn't add any new features but instead focuses on stability and performance improvements for the app on the whole.

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated to v5.6.0.920

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Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated to v5.6.0.920

Just a little something for all you Evernote users. A new update to Evernote for BlackBerry 10 has arrived in BlackBerry World bringing the app into v5.6.0.920. According to the changelog, it's not exactly a huge update but rather a small one that offers various bug fixes and improvements.

Try Noted for BlackBerry 10 for free - 500 promo codes available while they last!

Try Noted for BlackBerry 10 for free - 500 promo codes available while they last!

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Summer may be officially here, but our everyday schedule, unfortunately does not go on vacation so easily. On the contrary, I find there are even more items to track during this time. Noted is one such application for jotting and tracking important notes, todos and tasks.

Talk2Watch Pro updated to support the Pebble Time

Talk2Watch Pro updated to support the Pebble Time

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Pebble smartwatch owners with BlackBerry 10 smartphones know that the go-to app to make the most of it is Talk2Watch, specifically the Pro version which has seen a substantial update since it was first released. We even have access to the Pebble app store from within the app, therefore eliminating the need to install the Android Pebble app. When the Pebble Time was announced, many people asked if Talk2Watch would support it. The developer promised nothing but quietly worked away to try to bring support for the updated Pebble Time.

Instant from Emberify hits version 3.0 and the app sale continues

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For you BlackBerry 10 users that like to keep an eye on how many times a day you use your device, you'll be pleased to hear that Instant from Emberify has been updated to version 3.0. As well as Instant, three of the other apps from Emberify are on sale for a two week period, so if you've not yet tried them, now may be a good time to do so?

AppLock Password Protects Select System Apps

Password protect the Hub, Phone, Contacts, Calendar, and all android apps with AppLock

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Security is an integral part of BlackBerry. Being able to protect your messages and other items from prying eyes is important. Over the years we've seen applications go a step further and protect or lock the hub. AppLock, from the developer behind Power Tools, is designed to password protect all Android applications, the BlackBerry Hub, Assistant, Phone, Text Message, Contacts, and Calendar applications from unauthorized access.

BlackBerry App Roundup 6/19/15

BlackBerry App Roundup for June 19, 2015

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Howdy CrackBerry nation! I hope you are all excited for not only the upcoming weekend but for the news and happenings in the world of BlackBerry this week. Not to mention our selection of apps and games, but we'll get to that later. One bit of news to hit the blog was this week is the rollout of OS 10.3.2 for U.S. carriers. Verizon's support site shows the update as coming soon for all their BB10 devices and the Classic right now while T-Mobile began rolling it out to Classic devices on June 17th. If you're on AT&T with a Z10 or Q10, those updates have also began with more devices to follow soon. Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out our White BlackBerry Classic unboxing.

Finally, for those of you in the continental US, be sure to take advantage of ShopCrackBerry's Father's Day Sale. From now until Sunday June 21, they are offering 20% off all BlackBerry Accessories by entering in the coupon code listed on the post at checkout.

Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

Tune your instrument on the go with Chromatic Tuner

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One for musicians, particularly those who played stringed instruments, though the app description does say that you can use it to tune any instrument. Chromatic Tuner is just that, a chromatic tuner that you can have on you all the time on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. I tend to tune by ear but sometimes it's nice to let a tuner do the work for you. Join me as we take a closer look at Chromatic Tuner.

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