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Apple brings some BlackBerry 10 flavor to the iPhone X

Apple has just unveiled their brand new iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X) but as they were demoing the iPhone X and all its new features, folks couldn't help but notice that some of the 'revolutionary' new features weren't exactly all that new. Check out the video in the first tweet below, bet it looks awfully familiar to you!

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BlackBerry delivers Day Zero support for Apple iOS 11

In addition to their earlier announcement letting folks know iOS 11 support was on its way, BlackBerry has now announced their entire BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite has been updated to fully support Apple's newly launched iOS 11 mobile operating system.

For IT departments, BlackBerry has made it easy to support iOS 11's end user enhancements and enterprise capabilities by ensuring that all of the essential BlackBerry apps their companies rely on to secure the work of their iOS users are updated in the App Store and available for immediate download now. For enterprise environments that allow it, end-users will note that their BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility apps have already been auto-updated.

BlackBerry's day zero readiness for iOS 11 will help businesses maintain workforce productivity while giving them confidence that they are BlackBerry Secure. It's one of the reasons BlackBerry was named a Leader in Gartner's EMM Magic Quadrant for two years in a row, received the highest score in every use case in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report for the second year in a row, and was named an EMM Leader in IDC's MarketScape report.

As with any major update, iOS 11 will present challenges that IT will have to overcome in order to support mobile workers on the new OS, such as ensuring their business apps are compatible and the data is secure. BlackBerry supports iOS 11 updates with its world class containerization, rich app-specific policies, superior file security, enterprise-class productivity, and diverse, flexible solutions portfolio. This includes BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Dynamics, BlackBerry Workspaces, and BlackBerry productivity apps such as BlackBerry Work and BlackBerry Connect.

If you're looking for more info on how BlackBerry is helping businesses prepare for the iOS 11 update, they've laid out a great post titled: iOS11: BlackBerry Software Ready on Day Zero to Keep Your Teams Productive and Secure which you can check out via the Inside BlackBerry blog.

BlackBerry Delivers Day Zero Support for Apple iOS 11

Updates Ensure Apple iOS is BlackBerry Secure for Enterprise Customers

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – September 12, 2017 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced today that the entire BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite has been updated to fully support Apple's newly launched iOS 11 mobile operating system. For IT departments, BlackBerry has made it easy to support iOS 11's end user enhancements and enterprise capabilities by ensuring that all of the essential BlackBerry apps their companies rely on to secure the work of their iOS users are updated in the App Store and available for immediate download now. For enterprise environments that allow it, end-users will note that their BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility apps have already been auto-updated.

BlackBerry's day zero readiness for iOS 11 will help businesses maintain workforce productivity while giving them confidence that they are BlackBerry Secure. It's one of the reasons BlackBerry was named a Leader in Gartner's EMM Magic Quadrant for two years in a row, received the highest score in every use case in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report for the second year in a row, and was named an EMM Leader in IDC's MarketScape report.

As with any major update, iOS 11 will present challenges that IT will have to overcome in order to support mobile workers on the new OS, such as ensuring their business apps are compatible and the data is secure. BlackBerry supports iOS 11 updates with its world class containerization, rich app-specific policies, superior file security, enterprise-class productivity, and diverse, flexible solutions portfolio. This includes BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Dynamics, BlackBerry Workspaces, and BlackBerry productivity apps such as BlackBerry Work and BlackBerry Connect.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is a mobile-native security software and services company dedicated to securing the enterprise of things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

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Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone now available from Amazon Canada!

Following the release across retailers such as Walmart, Staples, Blueshop and more in Canada, the folks at Amazon have now also hopped on board with selling the unlocked KEYone.

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Become a Raspberry Pi Master for just $34

The Raspberry Pi is one of the most versatile and customizable computers you can buy. They're affordable and perfect for using in all sorts of projects, from designing your own robot to automating things around the house. The only problem is finding the resources to get the most out of it.

Start a new Raspberry Pi project today! Learn more

Right now, CrackBerry Digital Offers has a deal on The Raspberry Pi Mastery Bundle. It includes eight valuable courses that will walk you through a number of great projects to use your Raspberry Pi.

This bundle only includes the courses, but you'll pay about the same amount as it costs to buy a Raspberry Pi 3. So whether you've got a Raspberry Pi sitting around getting dusty, or you've been thinking of getting one, now is the perfect time to do so.

Here's the course topics included:

  • Automation with Rapsberry Pi Zero
  • Introduction To Raspberry Pi
  • Hardware Projects Using Raspberry Pi
  • Bitcoin Mining Using Raspberry Pi
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  • Internet of Things Automation using Raspberry Pi 2
  • Home Automation in 48 Hours Without Coding
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Become a Raspberry Pi Master for only $34! Learn more

Eager for some new projects to work on? Get this great bundle today!!

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How to adjust the fingerprint sensor LED lights on the BlackBerry KEYone

Ever wonder if you can lower the brightness or disable the LED lights on the KEYone fingerprint sensor?

Out of the box, every BlackBerry KEYone has a set of LED lights enabled on the fingerprint sensor. It's cool that they're there as it helps you find the fingerprint sensor at times and acts as security indicator by letting you know when apps are interacting with the fingerprint sensor but it's far from a crucial addition to the KEYone. Have you ever wanted to disable them? I'm sure a few of you have and with the latest KEYone update rolling out you can!

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Sprint offering 50% off the BlackBerry KEYone with eligible trade-in for a limited time!

If you're looking to score a BlackBerry KEYone on a deal, Sprint is a good place to start looking. According to some tips we've received and confirmation from Sprint, the carrier is now offering 50% off the BlackBerry KEYone with eligible trade-in for a limited time!

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BlackBerry confirms Priv will not get Android Nougat

Our pals over at UTB Blogs celebrated episode #100 of their podcast and had none other than Alex Thurber GM of BlackBerry Mobility Solutions on to help share in the milestone. The podcast ran just over an hour, and the crew asked many of the questions we've seen crop up regularly here in our forums. One of the biggest takeaways from the podcast was that Thurber was able to confirm that Priv will not receive an update to Android 7 Nougat. He cited Priv already being updated from Lolipop to Marshmallow in 2016 and that the amount of work required to get all the partners together behind such an update was next to impossible.

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CrackBerry Kevin talks KEYone, the BlackBerry brand and more with Cheddar!

Editor's Note: We've updated this post to include the longer version of the segment.

With the BlackBerry KEYone now widely available and new Black Edition variants making their way to market, CrackBerry Kevin swung by the Cheddar offices once again. On tap for discussion was how KEYone is doing, what TCL is doing to help the BlackBerry brand thrive and a little bit of what's next by way of devices. Go ahead and hit play on the video if you haven't caught it yet!

Source: Cheddar

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How to disable the BlackBerry Keyboard app extensions

Want to disable the BlackBerry Keyboard app extensions? It can be done and we'll show you how!

While the majority of folks out there seem to appreciate the new Quick Mode extensions BlackBerry has brought to their keyboard app, like most changes, it's not for everyone. If you're among those who don't like them, don't want to use them or just don't want them getting in the way, there is a way to disable them.

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BlackBerry Keyboard app updated with minor enhancements and stability fixes

The last major update to the BlackBerry Keyboard app brought plenty of new features called Quick Modes, which allow you to quickly access dictation mode, emojis, text selection mode, and the clipboard right from the keyboard but the latest update rolling out concentrates purely on minor enhancements and stability fixes.

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BlackBerry KEYone now available from Movistar in Chile

As the BlackBerry KEYone continues to make its way through Chile, BlackBerry fans looking to pick one up now have another resource to do so. Movistar has now listed the KEYone on their website for ordering.

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Aukey offers USB-C cable 3-packs for as little as $9, 5-packs for $14

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time to aid in making the USB-C transition a bit more affordable for your new KEYone.

USB-C has been slowly taking over, and you may have already experienced the big change with your new BlackBerry KEYone. While USB-C has plenty of advantages, this change means that all of your old cables are no longer compatible, and now you'll need a bunch of new ones. Right now, Aukey is offering some pretty nice discounts on its 3 and 5-packs of USB-C cables, which helps make the transition a bit more affordable.

You can grab a basic 3-pack for as little as $8.75, or opt for the braided ones which are perfect for those who are a bit harsher on their cables for just $11.89. You'll need to use a coupon code during checkout at Amazon to get these prices, so be sure to use the matching coupon code below for the listing you select.

Sure, your KEYone may not need to be charged all the time, but if you find yourself needing a charge you'll want to have a few of these around. Be sure to grab one for your house, car, and office now!

For more great deals be sure to check out our friends at Thrifter now!

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Kickstart your IT career with this 11-course bundle, now 98 percent off

When it comes to IT success stories — who doesn't want a lucrative career doing something they love? — CompTIA A+ certification is usually right in the middle. However, training for a complete career doesn't stop there.

Save thousands of dollars in IT training with this 11-course bundle! Learn more

If you're serious about completing training and passing a multitude of the top IT certifications, CrackBerry Digital Offers has a bundle for you. Instead of $3,289, we're offering this bundle for 98 percent off. That brings the final price down to just $49.

This bundle has 11 courses, including:

  • CompTIA A+ 220-901
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  • CompTIA Security+ SY0-401
  • Microsoft 70-410: Installing And Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2
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If you're ready to take your IT career to an ultimate level, this is the bundle for you. At this price, how can you resist?

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BlackBerry begins rollout of September Android security update

Although it hasn't been noted by @BBSIRT yet, BlackBerry has now begun the rollout of the September Android security update according to a new post on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level change to show September 5, 2017, or later.

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BlackBerry 'Krypton' passes through Wi-Fi Alliance for certification

After having popped up at the Bluetooth SIG, the device known as BBD100-1 or perhaps more commonly known as 'Krypton' has now also swung by the Wi-Fi Alliance for certification. As always, the certification documentation doesn't really highlight many details outside of noting that there are at least four different SKU's with possibly six in total (BBD100-1, BBD100-2, BBD100-3, BBD100-6) and that they're all running Android Nougat with the standard support for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi, but it's something.

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Latest version of BBM brings refined chat screen and bubbles, new sticker shop and more!

Whether you agree or disagree with some of the recent changes in BBM, one thing is for certain, and that's that BBM is continuing to add new features when and where they can. As outlined by Matthew Talbot on the BBM blog, the latest release is now available in Google Play and the App Store and they're loaded up with plenty of 'improvements to enhance your BBM Messenger experience.'

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BlackBerry KEYone now available in Chile from Falabella!

After being announced as the first country in Latin America to launch the BlackBerry KEYone, BlackBerry fans in Chile can now get their hands on the KEYone. Falabella has now listed the device available on their site and in store.

"BlackBerry has built its trademark on strong security and power productivity features. The modern user will have the opportunity to experience all of those traits, including a high-definition camera, clear display, and distinctive design. Together with TCL Communication, we have incorporated our expertise into every layer of this new and improved smartphone, so the BlackBerry DNA remains in place," said Luis Kovalsky, BlackBerry Director for LATAM.

When ordering from Falabella, you'll have to set down the full CLP $499.990 purchasing cost unless you do financing with them. The other option is to hold out for Movistar, which will offer it for slightly cheaper if you already have an existing plan starting at CLP $30.000 or more.

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How to transfer your iPhone contacts to Android

When moving from iOS to Android you'll want to take your contacts along with you, right? It's not as easy as just snapping your fingers and having them magically appear on Android though. Thankfully, you can still move them over with very minimal effort. Here's how to get it done!

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Register now for KEYone Black Edition availability info in Canada!

The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is coming to Canada but with all the pre-orders going up around the world, Canadian readers are wondering when exactly it will be available in Canada. We'd love to give you an exact date but right now that's not available outside of the Q3 2017 time frame that was noted in the official announcement.

What is available, however, is the sign-up page from BlackBerry Mobile. Canadians interested in picking up a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition can sign up to receive the latest updates from BlackBerry Mobile, plus they'll let you know when the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is available if you don't read it here first. ;)

Register now for KEYone Black Edition availability info in Canada!

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The BlackBerry KEYone coupled with Android Auto can help you stay safe on the road!

As Android Auto continues to expand through automobile manufacturers and aftermarket solutions from the likes of Kenwood and Pioneer and others, more and more people are making use of the system. Luckily, all versions of the BlackBerry KEYone are compatible with Android Auto to keep you safe when driving.

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