CrackBerry 10th Anniversary Podcast 03 - Under Promise, Over Deliver

For our third 10th Anniversary Super Special, we cover all of the topics BlackBerry fans have been pondering since the KEYone was unveiled at Mobile World Congress! On this episode we welcome James Nieves to the CrackBerry Podcast! James is joining the CrackBerry team full time and is going to crack the whip to make sure you're never more than a week away from your latest CrackBerry...

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BlackBerry introduces new Privacy Shade app for Android

Along with the bevy of app updates to the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite, BlackBerry has now also introduced a new Android app called Privacy Shade. It's an interesting little app that allows you to selectively choose to obscure anything that is displayed on your screen so that others can't look at it. Privacy Shade will let you read emails, messages and personal content at any time without...

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Sony MDR-1000X review: no noise is good noise

Good headphones should be like a big wall between you and the rest of the world. Great headphones should let you get through that wall easily and comfortably. Enter the Sony MDR-1000X Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones, which have a feature I truly appreciate: the ability to hear outside your headphones with a quick tap. I'm Michael Fisher, but you probably know me best as MrMobile. I've...

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BlackBerry Hub+ Services for Android update now available

The rest of the apps are now rolling out as well such as Hub, Calendar, Launcher, Password Keeper, Contact, Notes, Tasks and even DTEK. Additionally, the previously announced BBM improvements are now in full swing. A little bit of an update to BlackBerry Hub+ Services is now rolling out through the Google Play Store. I say a little bit of an update because unfortunately, the changelog at this...

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Get 20% off high-speed 4G data service! [Best deal for LTE]

CrackBerry and Mint SIM have partnered to bring you an insanely good deal on high-speed 4G data in the United States. That's why we're super excited about this awesome deal from Mint SIM, available exclusively to CrackBerry readers. For a limited time, use coupon code CBMINTSIM20 to receive 20% off any 6- or 12-month plan. Mint SIM is an alternative carrier with one focus: offering the most...

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BlackBerry explains why your car is safe with QNX Automotive

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard has taken to Inside BlackBerry explaining how BlackBerry QNX can safeguard your vehicle. Documents published by WikiLeaks unveiled investigations from the CIA that listed BlackBerry QNX as a potential target for hacking. BlackBerry clarifies that they are not currently aware of any attacks or exploits against BlackBerry products or services. Seizing the moment,...

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BlackBerry hosting 'Introducing BlackBerry Secure' webcast on March 16

BlackBerry announced their comprehensive mobile-security platform for the Enterprise of Things, better known as BlackBerry Secure, back in December but if you're still wondering what it all entails, you'll want to tune into the 'Securing the Enterprise of Things: Introducing BlackBerry Secure' webcast that BlackBerry is hosting on March 16. The Enterprise of Things is here: network...

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Banking information. Mortgage payment history. Your important documents. Nearly all of your life is online these days, and while convenient that can be scary. There are tons of people out there who are looking to do malicious stuff, and we need to be sure that is in the back of our brains at all times. While you can't avoid using the internet (in most cases), you can ensure that it is a secure...

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Now that the BlackBerry Aurora has been officially announced, BlackBerry CEO John has put out a new video congratulating BB Merah Putih on the launch. While the video itself is brief, Chen also addresses the Indonesian customers for whom the device was built, for their continuous support and loyalty. Good morning. I apologizeI cannot be with you in person today to celebrate our...

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BB Merah Putih officially announces the BlackBerry Aurora for the Indonesian market

As expected, based on earlier information, BB Merah Putih has now officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora for the Indonesian market, giving it the honor of being the first BlackBerry smartphone released by BB Merah Putih under its new brand licensing agreement signed with BlackBerry Limited in September 2016. We are very excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity to launch the...

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As we edge even closer to the official launch announcement of the BlackBerry Aurora, more content continues to appear for the device as well. This time around, we get a closer overall look by way of a new product video meant to highlight the camera. From previous posts here on CrackBerry, it seems there is plenty of interest in the Aurora, however, folks do need to remember this device has...

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Here are the Android apps that integrate with BlackBerry Hub

You asked, and we answered. Here are the 10+ Android social/messaging applications that integrate with BlackBerry Hub for Android. Over the various updates and releases, BlackBerry has added a multitude of social media connections to expand the usability of the BlackBerry Hub for Android. Users can utilize the application as a unified communication inbox for everything from emails to Instagram...

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BlackBerry Aurora to officially launch in Indonesia March 9

BlackBerry Aurora to officially launch in Indonesia March 9

Although the device has been up for pre-order across several Indonesian retailers for a few days now, BB Merah Putih has yet to officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora. That will change on March 9, though, as noted by several Indonesian outlets including CNN Indonesia and MetroTVNews who have now had a chance to go hands-on with device ahead of official launch. As a reminder, the...

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Grab an unlocked BlackBerry DTEK60 right now for only $460!

If you're looking to pick up a BlackBerry DTEK60 but not really feeling the Shop BlackBerry price of $500, you might be interested in taking up Daily Steals on their offer. Right now, you can pick up a BlackBerry DTEK60 through them for only $460. That's certainly not a bad deal and is currently cheaper than Amazon's offers as well. Not feeling the DTEK60? Well, Daily Steals also has the...

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BlackBerry begins rollout of March Android security update

As noted by the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team on Twitter, BlackBerry has now begun their rollout of the March Android update. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level set as 'March 5, 2017'. It generally takes a few days for all devices (Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60) to start seeing the update plus, devices purchased from other retailers and carriers are...

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BlackBerry rolls out new Hub+ beta apps for Android

BlackBerry rolls out new Hub+ beta apps for Android

Following their standard practice of rolling out new beta releases ahead of the monthly security update, new beta releases of the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite apps have now started to roll out through Google Play. As noted on the BlackBerry Beta Zone, these updates (v1.5.1.12521) are mainly bug fixes and minor adjustments and a continuation of the previous beta builds. As a reminder, here's what those...

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[Closed - Winners below!] Who wants a CrackBerry 10th Anniversary t-shirt?!

Who wants a CrackBerry 10th Anniversary t-shirt?!

CrackBerry's 10th Anniversary month was amazing. With the return of CrackBerryKevin, blog posts and podcasts reminiscing about BlackBerry and CrackBerry legacies, the announcement of the BlackBerry KEYone and the meet-ups in Barcelona and Toronto, February was a month filled with a lot of awesome times. Though the anniversary month is over, there is still plenty of fun and excitement happening...

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Can't wait for the BlackBerry KEYone? Download these KEYone wallpapers right now!

If you simply can't wait to get your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone, you can now at least make your current BlackBerry look a little like the KEYone. Two of the most requested wallpapers from the KEYone have been posted in the CrackBerry Forums for download, and they sure do look pretty. The files were posted by Vladi, so kudos to them for sharing. You'll likely have to adjust them a bit for...

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From the Editor's Desk: What city should we do a CrackBerry Meetup in next?!

The vibe was so awesome at our Toronto CrackBerry Meetup with so much BlackBerry KEYone love in the air that I just have to take the CrackBerry Meetup show on the road Hello from Toronto! I'm back on Canadian soil after what was a crazy, busy, awesome and hella fun stint in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. While in Barcelona we celebrated CrackBerry's 10 Year Anniversary with a meetup...

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Flying into Barcelona was a convergence of sorts. Numerous Mobile Nations ambassadors, moderators and select CrackBerry members all braved the long international trek. We gathered in Barcelona to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of CrackBerry on the eve of BlackBerry Mobile's launch for KEYone. As teased on the CrackBerry reunion podcast 001, the then 'Mercury' was going to make a special...

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