Inst10 for Instagram updated with new features, fixes and improvements!

Inst10 continues to be one of the top ways BlackBerry 10 users can access Instagram on BlackBerry 10 and a new update rolling out through BlackBerry World right now adds several fixes and improvements to keep the app going. This time around, the change log is short but important. Change Log: Updated: Instagram API Version Improved: Authentication Flow Added: Login Solver Added: Account...

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Grab Samsung's Level U Pro Bluetooth headphones for just $50 today

Bluetooth headphones have become more popular in the recent years, especially as manufacturers drop support of headphone jacks and Samsung's Level U Pro are a great option. They have an around the neck design that lets them rest comfortably when not in use, and today you can pick up a pair for just $50.

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The CrackBerry Forums are now prettier, faster and better than ever

The CrackBerry Forums are now prettier, faster and better than ever!

Yes, it's true. We gave the CrackBerry Forums plenty of love back in February by launching an all new design and plenty of behind the scenes and upfront improvements but that was only laying the groundwork for where we wanted to go. If you head on into the CrackBerry Forums right now, you'll be welcomed by an even further refreshing and what is really the first look into the new styling...

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BlackBerry Mobile's new Instagram feed is glorious

While on my morning social catch up I had several post notifications for BlackBerry Mobile on Instagram. Their page has now gone live, and WOW it's glorious! It really tells a story about BlackBerry KEYone in a thoughtful way. I haven't seen many brand accounts taking such a considerate approach to their Instagram page. There's a mix of shots taken by the KEYone and tagged #ShotOnKEYone as...

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Latest BBM update adds even further UI enhancements and improvements

The last BBM update to roll out through Google Play laid the groundwork for some UI enhancements and improvements but the latest release, now filtering out through Google Play, has brought even more to the mix. BBM is renewing its look and feel! We're making it more fun and friendly to use, with new experiences and activities that you can share with friends. See how many unread messages...

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Beta Zone will no longer provide BlackBerry beta OS updates

Beta Zone will longer provide BlackBerry beta OS updates

Update: Added more information at the bottom in regards to how to disable diagnotics logging for those on beta OS releases currently. Since the BlackBerry Beta Zone refresh in April 2016, the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been providing beta OS updates for BlackBerry smartphones, but as announced today, BlackBerry has decided they will no longer be offering beta OS releases. They will, however,...

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Emtek Group and Ant Financial have now announced a strategic partnership to launch a new mobile platform for payment and other financial services in Indonesia that will make its way to BBM. Emtek's vision is to provide a world-class payments solution across its digital platform and to online mobile businesses in Indonesia. The joint venture will leverage Ant Financial's experience and know...

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BlackBerry awarded nearly $815M in arbitration against Qualcomm

BlackBerry awarded nearly $815M in arbitration against Qualcomm

BlackBerry today has announced a binding interim arbitration decision awarding BlackBerry $814,868,350.00 in royalty overpayments made to Qualcomm Incorporated. As noted, hearings were held in San Diego, California from February 27, 2017 to March 3, 2017 under Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services rules. "BlackBerry and Qualcomm have a longstanding relationship and continue to be...

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From the Editor's Desk: A Few Awesome Announcements

From the Editor's Desk: A Few Awesome Announcements

Hello CrackBerry Nation! When I initially brought CrackBerry Kevin out of retirement for the month of February to celebrate 10 Years of CrackBerry, I wasn't expecting to have nearly as much fun as I've been having. I also had no expectations that the festivities would continue beyond February and the end of Mobile World Congress. Following my hosting duties at the BlackBerry KEYone launch...

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CrackBerry Podcast - Leadership and Privacy

Looking to get caught up on the latest BlackBerry news? Make sure you check out the latest episode of the CrackBerry Podcast! If you missed out on tuning into the CrackBerry podcast live on Sunday, you can now go ahead and check out the video or grab the audio. This week on tap for myself and Simon Sage was the news of John Chen being named Executive of the Year, what makes the BlackBerry...

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On-demand viewing enabled for BlackBerry Webinars

BlackBerry has recently opened up Webcast Central for on-demand viewing. Webcast Central is an archive of different informational webinars that BlackBerry hosts regularly. This web spot also hosts upcoming webinars so you can check it out to know what's coming next. Right now there are about 20 webinars you can go through and watch if you want to level up your enterprise know-how and learn...

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Here's how you can become an ethical hacker

As the cyber world grows, so does the requirement for security personnel. One of the best ways to test security is to breach it — it's often hard to find a hole until something passes through it. The people who do this type of work are known as ethical hackers, and they are in high demand. Companies would rather have someone on their side breaching their security, rather than someone unknown or...

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Many SanDisk microSD cards, SSDs and flash drives are at all-time lows today

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with great savings on a variety of SanDisk memory products. Amazon's one-day sale scores up to 35% off a variety of SanDisk's memory products ranging from high capacity microSD cards to portable Solid State Drives. SanDisk has been in the business for a long time and many people use its products daily and speak quite highly of them. Whether...

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Protect your BlackBerry Classic with this slim case for $20 today

Looking for a case to protect your BlackBerry Classic that isn't super bulky? If so, Seidio's Surface case may be one of the best options out there, and today you can grab one for $20.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition to win a BBM Enterprise license for life. I have sincerely enjoyed reading the entries and seeing the support and understanding #TeamCrackBerry has for BlackBerry's new strategy. EoT‎ is a relatively new term for most people, and I am as encouraged by how you have gotten behind it as I am by how BlackBerry is leading the way in the...

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Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with some great deals on Anker accessories! Anker, one of our favorite accessory makers, is currently discounting a bunch of its accessories ahead of Easter. Whether you are looking for some new headphones or a wireless charger, there is a solid variety of discounts here. These discounts are 15% or more off the regular price of the items, so you'...

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BlackBerry earns 5-Star rating in CRN's 2017 Partner Program Guide

Although BlackBerry is no stranger to winning awards and certifications for their services, it never hurts to add even more. This time around, as noted by Richard McLeod, Global Vice-President of Enterprise Software Channels at BlackBerry, via the Inside BlackBerry blog, BlackBerry has now earned a 5-Star rating in CRN's 2017 Partner Program Guide for their BlackBerry Solutions Provider...

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Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. I don't know about you, but I like to listen to music everywhere. In my office, the car, by the pool and even the shower. Right now you can pick up this waterproof Bluetooth speaker from VicTsing for just $9.99 with coupon code LV5Z4QLT, which is a savings of $9 from its regular price. The...

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The smartest smartphone KEYboard

I was tight on studio time this week but found a few minutes to fire things up for another CBK video. You don't call a phone KEYone without a big part of the story being about the KEYboard, so in this video I dive into what makes it so damn smart. A few weeks ago on Valentine's Day I posted a gush fest video about why physical keyboards still rock and will have a place in the smartphone...

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John Chen: 'We make it our business not to know your business'

In the United States, new legislation signed Monday night means that soon internet service providers (ISPs) will be able to legally monitor your online activity. Previously these providers had to get customer permission in advance through an opt-in process. The new FCC internet privacy rules have some concerned as customer information under the previous administration had stricter regulations...

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