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These are the best Prime Day deals that you can still buy today

Amazon Prime Day is more than half way over, but that doesn't mean the deals are slowing down. A bunch of the best deals are surprisingly still available, though a few have already sold out as well. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, but that doesn't mean that you can't get in on the great prices now, before that happens.

Whether you are looking for a Fire TV Stick, a new TV, or just some everyday essentials, there are tons of Prime Day deals to go around.

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Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

If you haven't heard of Instant Pot, you may be living under a rock. It has a huge following, it replaces 10 different cooking gadgets, and right now it's extremely affordable. Be sure to get one now, before you're left without one.

$87.99 at Amazon

Hands Free for You and Me

Apple AirPods 2

These truly wireless headphones were released super-recently, and today's price is the lowest to date. They're sleek, they're user-friendly, and they up your clout by a million points. Charge your headphones wirelessly and do it at a rock-bottom price.

$170 at Amazon

Bookworms

Three free months of Kindle Unlimited

All the books you can handle. All for free. Hopefully your Prime membership is active, as this deal scores you three months of unlimited access to Kindle Unlimited's digital library of eBooks which you can access on Kindle e-readers, the free Kindle app, or your computer.

Free at Amazon

Tick Tock

Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 40mm)

Normally priced at $399, Amazon is offering an extra $19 discount once you reach checkout with this Apple Watch Series 4. Thanks to the product already being discounted there, that brings today's price to one of the best we've ever seen this model reach.

$330 at Amazon

Hey Google

Google Nest Hub with Google Assistant

eBay crashed Prime Day with a sale of its own, and while there weren't too many huge discounts to consider, this sale on the Google Nest Hub is one you don't want to miss. At nearly 55% off its regular price, the Nest Hub can stream music, access YouTube, and even control compatible smart home devices.

$59 at eBay

Twitch Dot You

Elgato Stream Deck Mini

This Prime Day deal is available to everyone. The Elgato Stream Deck Mini puts powerful features at your fingertips. Switch scenes, adjust audio, post to social networks, and more, all with the push of a button. The best price in history means your streaming dreams are well within reach.

$60 at Amazon

With The Wrist

Fitbit Versa Lite

This recently-released fitness tracker is lightweight and packs a ton of powerful features, all at the lowest price yet. Choose your favorite color and start hitting your fitness goals.

$120 at Amazon

Alexa, help me

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

The Echo Dot was refreshed by Amazon late last year and it brought some very welcome changes to the hardware. It's much louder, looks nicer, and even though it's risen a few dollars since Prime Day, snagging one at $25 is still a stellar deal at nearly 50% off its regular price.

$25 at Amazon

Listen Up

Three-month Audible membership

Sign up to Audible now to score $10 off the monthly subscription price for three months! Audible audiobooks can be listened to on the latest Kindle e-readers or by using the free Audible app which is available on tons of devices like smartphones and tablets.

$5/month at Amazon

All That And More

Ninja Foodi Multicooker

With all the features of popular multicookers, plus air frying capabilities, the Ninja Foodi is the last countertop appliance you'll need. Today's price is a stellar one, too, but it's only around for a few more hours.

$150 at Amazon

Talk To Me

Echo Connect

This device connects your Echo to your home phone line so you can start making and receiving calls by simply asking Alexa. Today's sale price of $20 is the lowest it's ever been, but you'll need a Prime membership to snag this deal.

$19.99 at Amazon

Feel The Beat

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

These wireless Bluetooth headphones are capable of lasting for up to 40 hours on a single charge, and now that they're $40 off on Amazon, you should think about grabbing a pair for yourself. This deal won't last forever after all, especially considering they've never dropped this low before.

$159.99 at Amazon

These are just some of the best deals that Amazon still has available, so be sure to keep checking back for more deals as we spot them.

The Unihertz 'Titan' aims to fulfill your desires for a BlackBerry Passport running Android

Ever since the images and video of a BlackBerry Passport running Android appeared long ago, there has been plenty of BlackBerry fans hoping a Passport-like device running Android would appear. Although that's not likely to happen through BlackBerry or any of their official licensees, it seems as though Unihertz has heard those voices and plans to release the 'Titan' soon.

PSA: Twitter is down for a lot of people right now [Update]

Updated 4:00 PM ET: Good (or bad) news, everyone — Twitter is back! Keep on keeping on ✌️

If you're having trouble accessing Twitter right now, you're not the only one. As of 2:46 PM ET on July 11, the mega-popular social network went down for a lot of people.

Twitter doesn't appear to work no matter how you usually access it, whether that be via the desktop site or mobile apps.

People all around the world are reporting outages, including various parts of the U.S., Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and more.

It's unclear when Twitter will be able to get things back up and running, but we'll be sure to monitor things and update this post accordingly once things are back to normal.

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BlackBerry launches managed detection and response offering CylanceGUARD

Since acquiring Cylance last year, BlackBerry has continued to introduce new offerings under the BlackBerry Cylance banner, and now, they have announced a 24x7 managed detection and response solution called CylanceGUARD to capture some of the projected $21 billion spent on managed security services in 2019.

Spotify Lite for Android is now officially available

Spotify Lite is a simplified version of the Spotify app.

Although the app has been in beta for a while now, and some of you might already be using it, Spotify has now officially rolled out a lighter and simplified version of their Android app. Dubbed as Spotify Lite, the app is available in 36 markets across Canada, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa and will work on devices running Android 4.3 and higher.

"Spotify Lite was built from the ground up based on user feedback from around the world, allowing millions more to enjoy the world's best music experience — especially in areas with limited bandwidth and phone storage," says Kalle Persson, Senior Product Manager at Spotify.

Similar to other available lite apps, Spotify Lite features a smaller base install that comes in at only 10MB and helping to keep your data use in check it also includes the ability to set a data limit and get a notification when you reach it and offers easy control over the ability to clear your cache.

Spotify Lite is available for free and Spotify Premium users and works alongside the core Spotify app if you wish to use the regular Spotify app at home where you possibly don't have to worry about your data plan usage but use Lite while out, using your carrier network for example.

Download: Spotify Lite (free)

The Amazon App has an easy way to save an extra 20% this Prime Day

Take a picture; your money will last longer.

Have you tried out the Amazon App's Camera features yet? The app can identify and even let you buy a product on Amazon by simply holding your phone's camera up to it. It works as a barcode scanner too, and this month, Amazon customers with an active Prime membership can score an exclusive 20% off coupon to use toward select products when you put one of the camera's features to use before July 15. It's extremely easy to use the camera, and you'll be able to redeem the coupon afterward instantly. Best of all, this offer is available for everyone, even if you have already used the Camera features on the Amazon App before.

Currently, there are three products on which you can use the 20% coupon you'll receive, including the ASUS VivoBook F510UA that drops to $359.99 and normally sells for closer to $500, the Polk Audio RC6s In-Ceiling Stereo Speaker which falls to $80, and TP-Link's AC1200 Smart Wi-Fi Router that you can grab for $35.99 with the coupon. These products are already on sale currently thanks to the upcoming Prime Day, meaning your 20% coupon drops them even further in price. Stuck between which product you want to save on? You can return to the Amazon App tomorrow to use the Camera features again and receive another 20% coupon to use on the select items Amazon has featured on the offer page.

To get started, you'll first need to visit www.amazon.com/scanit on your mobile phone where you can download the Amazon app to your iOS or Android device. Once installed, open the app and tap the Camera icon at the end of the search bar. You'll then be prompted to allow Amazon to access your phone's camera. Once that's completed, you can start the tasks.

How to use Product Search:

  1. Product Search is the default setting when tapping on the Camera icon. You can switch to Product Search after tapping the Camera icon by swiping your finger along the bottom of the screen until you reach 'Product Search'.
  2. Once you're in Product Search mode, point your phone's camera at an item near you that you would like to search on Amazon.
  3. Blue dots should appear on and around the item for a few seconds; if Amazon can identify the item, it will pop up its search results allowing you to view product information and buy the item your camera just viewed. It may also show similar items which relate to the item that was identified.
  4. A pop-up will appear which states 'You've unlocked a 20% off discount on select deals!'. Click it and then tap Redeem on the following page to snag your promo credit.
  5. The item you've scanned must be sold by Amazon for you to complete this offer.

How to use Barcode Scanner:

  1. To find the Barcode Scanner, first tap the camera icon and then slide your finger across the bottom of the screen until you reach 'Barcode Scanner'
  2. Find an item that you'd like to search on Amazon and put its barcode in front of your device's camera.
  3. If Amazon can find the item, it will pop up the item's product page, along with a banner that states 'You've unlocked a 20% off discount on select deals!' which you must click to get your promo credit. As with the previous feature, the item you scan must be sold by Amazon for you to complete this offer.

How to use View In Your Room mode:

  1. As with the other settings, hit the Camera icon and then slide your finger across the bottom. There you'll find the 'View In Your Room' mode to select. Not all devices are compatible with this mode so it may not be available for you at this time.
  2. This mode allows you to see how various best-selling products would look in your home. From here, select an item in the bottom window that you're interested in and then go to a location in your home where you might place that item.
  3. The app will ask where you're planning on placing the item, whether that's on the ground, on a table, or on a wall. Selecting the right option will help the next step work properly.
  4. The item should appear before you as if it's actually there in real life. You can drag it around, make it bigger, or turn it around with your fingers. You can also walk around the item to get a look at it from other angles.
  5. You should also see a banner which states 'You've unlocked a 20% off discount on select deals!' once completed. You'll have to click on it to finish the task and redeem your promo credit.

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Amazon App

Using the Amazon App's Camera features now through July 14 can score Prime members an instant 20% coupon to use on select products, like the ASUS VivoBook F510UA and TP-Link's AC1200 Smart Wi-Fi Router.

Extra 20% off

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Use AI to automatically edit and enhance your photos for $49 with Luminar 3

Photography is a practical skill that can be applied in nearly every industry, but there’s more to photography than getting the perfect shot. If you want your photos to look as good as possible, you’ll need to edit them to a certain degree. There are dozens of photo editors that offer advanced sliders and tools, but mastering them can take years. If you need an all-in-one photo editor that simplifies your editing process, look no further than Luminar 3 for $49.

The Award-Winning Luminar 3 Software Bundle features Luminar 3, a powerful photo editing program that uses AI to streamline your editing workflow. Its Accent AI 2.0 slider will automatically apply edits to color, details, tone, and depth to enhance bland photos. Luminar 3 can also automatically detect and enhance the sky and foliage in your photos to create vibrant, photorealistic results that would otherwise take hours to achieve in a normal photo editor. Finally, Luminar 3 offers a library of over 70 different looks and 50 filters for additional creative control over your photos.

This bundle also includes Deep Dive to Luminar 3 by Richard Harrington. This guide will give you a detailed look into how to use Luminar 3 to develop your photos with filters and looks. You’ll even learn how to get rid of blemishes so that you can deliver the most attractive portraits possible.

Photo editing doesn’t need to be slow and tedious. Luminar 3 uses AI to handle the heavy lifting for you for $49, or 47% off.

Telus pushes software update ABY299 to BlackBerry KEYone owners

In addition to the AT&T and Rogers BlackBerry KEYone updates popping up, Telus has now also released their own June update for BlackBerry KEYone owners. Unlike AT&T, which is just adding patches to older OS builds, the update pushed by Telus is an entirely new build.

Print photos instantly with themed film packs for $100 with the Polaroid OneStep 2

Everyone has a camera nowadays, whether it’s a DSLR or the one on their smartphone. In the right hands, these cameras can produce amazing results. However, one major downside is that digital photos can’t be printed out and shared right away; at some point, you’ll have to upload your photo files to a computer for printing. However, this Polaroid OneStep 2 camera lets you print and share your photos easily for as little as $99.99.

The Polaroid OneStep 2 is an analog instant camera, meaning all you have to do is point and shoot for a photo to print instantly. The OneStep 2 features a high-quality lens and powerful flash to produce sharp photos. There are 6 bundles to choose from, 4 of which come with specialty i-Type film that produces unique results with each shot. For example, Summer Blues film will give your photos a cool tone, while the special edition Stranger Things film features themed designs based on the show. 

One of the best ways to share an unforgettable moment is with a quick photo, and the Polaroid OneStep 2 lets you share these moments instantly for as low as $99.99, or 16% off.

Prices are subject to change.

New BlackBerry Hub+ beta app updates now available

The last BlackBerry Hub+ beta app updates to roll out contained 'stability fixes' across the board, but the latest builds that arrived today include a bit more by way of notable changes including an improved dark theme, better message selection in Hub+ Inbox, and more!

Hub+ Inbox

  • Message selection works more reliably after switching apps

Calendar & Notes

  • Stability fixes

Contacts

  • Fixed the search bar background in the Manage Suggested Recipients screen
  • Fixed invisible text in Dark Theme when editing a group on a tablet

Tasks

  • Task selection works more reliably after switching apps

As always, if you signed up to test the beta release, they should be now appearing the Google Play Store for you, so go ahead and get them downloaded. If you're testing them out, don't forget to file any bugs or feedback on the BlackBerry Center Code.

Save over $1,000 on this 55" LG OLED 4K TV

Purchasing a TV is never an easy task. There's a mess of models to choose from, and you have to carefully research each one to make sure you're getting the most mileage out of your investment. If you're in the market for a new TV but don't want to pour a Ph.D. program's worth of research into getting one, here's a tip: go with the LG B8 Series 55" OLED 4K HDR TV, especially now that it's on sale for nearly 50% off the usual price.

Named one of Consumer Reports' Best 4K TVs of 2018, this LG TV has made a name for itself as a feature-rich powerhouse that can bring movies, sports, and the like to life in your living space. It's engineered with the new LG OLED-exclusive α7 intelligent processor and LG ThinQ® AI, allowing it to produce rich colors and deep details as you immerse yourself in your favorite media.

Keeping pace with much of the tech on the market, this LG TV is smart home-friendly. It comes with Google Assistant built in, so you can control compatible smart home devices using just your voice. And, if you're short on space, don't worry. The B8 series remains sleek and slim for easy wall-mounting or tabletop placement.

While the LG B8 Series 55" OLED 4K HDR TV usually retails for $2,299.99, you can get it on sale today for only $1,199.99, nearly 50% off the normal price.

Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are currently experiencing an outage

The users most affected are located in Europe and the East Coast of the U.S.

This issue has now been resolved according to the Facebook developers dashboard.

In yet another reminder of how fragile our internet ecosystem can be, it appears Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are all experiencing outages around the globe. According to Downdetector, the areas experiencing the most trouble are users on the East Coast of the U.S. and Europe.

The Independent reports that WhatsApp users are experiencing issues when trying to send photos, videos, and voice messages. However, text messages seem to be unaffected because they require less bandwidth.

So far, the reason for the outage is unknown, but Facebook has confirmed the outages to Mashable with this statement from a Facebook spokesperson,

We're aware that some people and businesses are currently having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

Are you having trouble with Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp? If so, let us know in the comments, and we'll keep you posted on when everything has been restored to normal.

Swing into Google Play and save up to 40% off Spider-Verse movies!

Spider-Man: Far From Home has hit theatres and posted a record opening of $39M but if you're looking to get caught up on the previous Spider-Man movies, Google Play has you covered.

Rogers BlackBerry KEYone update scheduled for July 5th

While there has been some debate surrounding just how many more updates the BlackBerry KEYone will receive, that hasn't stopped carriers such as AT&T and Rogers from pushing newish builds, and Rogers now has one scheduled for July 5th.

Sign up now for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial so you don't miss any Prime Day deals

July has arrived, and that means that Prime Day 2019 will be here before you even know it. We've been talking a lot about the upcoming event, but now that we have less than two weeks until the 48-hour event takes place, it's time to really start getting ready. In order to participate in all the deals that will be happening, you're going to need to be a member of Amazon's Prime subscription, which normally costs $119 per year.

If you don't already happen to be a member, don't worry. Amazon offers a free 30-day trial of the service, which gives you full access to all of its great features, without costing you anything. If you sign up for a trial now, ahead of Prime Day, you'll be able to pick up all the discounted goods, try all the services that are free, and so much more.

At no cost

Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

To participate in Amazon's upcoming Prime Day event, you'll need to be a Prime member. If you aren't already one, now is the perfect time to sign up for a free 30-day trial so you'll have access to all the benefits.

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Beyond just being able to access the deals, this free trial lets you take advantage of the awesome Prime shipping speeds, which Amazon has been working to make as quickly as next-day in many areas. It makes for a great way to really test out the service and all of its benefits, without any long-term commitment or expense on your end.

Signing up for the trial now will ensure that you have access to the early Prime Day deals that continue to surface, as well as any that may linger on for the rest of the month after the big event.

Once you've signed up for your free trial, you'll want to make sure you are fully prepared for Prime Day and that you check out some of the best deals that are already available. Finally, you can also sign up for our Prime Day specific newsletter list to have the best tips, tricks, and deals delivered right to your inbox as they happen.

How would you improve BBMe?

There is always room for improvements.

It has been nearly a month now since BBM consumer shut down and BlackBerry announced they would be opening up their enterprise-grade end-to-end encrypted messaging platform, BBM Enterprise (BBMe) to individuals. In that time, we've heard from folks who are really digging BBMe and folks who have set off to find a different messaging app that fits their needs.

BlackBerry, Forrest Green and Microsoft partner to modernize Indigenous infrastructure

As part of the Indigenous Technology Summit, BlackBerry has announced they will be working with Forrest Green and Microsoft to help Indigenous communities across Canada deploy new technologies and modernize their technology infrastructure while also setting up skills-based education programs.

"This is nation-building in action," commented Joseph Norton, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke. "BlackBerry has the most secure CPaaS communications infrastructure in the world and, when coupled with Microsoft's world class cloud and analytics solutions and Forrest Green's critical systems integrations efforts, First Nations will have the technological tools necessary to manage their communities and ensure the well-being of their people – a significant step towards self-governance. First Nations need to own, control, and possess their own data and communications systems in order to create vibrant, self-sustaining communities."

"Effective community leadership requires both secure communications and access to accurate data to make decisions, allocate funding, and ultimately solve problems," said Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry. "We're proud to provide the Indigenous community with BlackBerry's secure IoT communications and industry-leading AI expertise that will provide the security and privacy First Nations can trust."

The efforts will see a mix of technologies being made available including secure communications, cybersecurity, cloud, AI and ML technologies, which will allow the Chiefs and Grand Chiefs across Canada to make informed, data-based decisions with the overall goal to improve health, education, safety, and economic development.

Press Release

BlackBerry to Help Modernize Canada's Indigenous People's Technology Infrastructure in Collaboration with Forrest Green and Microsoft

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – June 28, 2019 – Today at the Indigenous Technology Summit, BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced it is helping Indigenous communities across Canada deploy new technologies with a view to improving their overall well-being from a health, education, safety and economic development standpoint.

Working collaboratively with Forrest Green and Microsoft, the companies will bring a comprehensive mix of next-generation secure communication, cybersecurity, cloud, AI and ML technologies to Chiefs and Grand Chiefs across Canada – providing them with valuable tools for making better, data-driven decisions. The three parties will also enable residents to take part in skills-based education programs, so they are well-positioned to participate in the digital economy.

"This is nation-building in action," commented Joseph Norton, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke. "BlackBerry has the most secure CPaaS communications infrastructure in the world and, when coupled with Microsoft's world class cloud and analytics solutions and Forrest Green's critical systems integrations efforts, First Nations will have the technological tools necessary to manage their communities and ensure the well-being of their people – a significant step towards self-governance. First Nations need to own, control, and possess their own data and communications systems in order to create vibrant, self-sustaining communities."

"Effective community leadership requires both secure communications and access to accurate data to make decisions, allocate funding, and ultimately solve problems," said Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry. "We're proud to provide the Indigenous community with BlackBerry's secure IoT communications and industry-leading AI expertise that will provide the security and privacy First Nations can trust."

Taking place at the Mount Royal Club in Montreal, the Indigenous Technology Summit is playing host to more than 15 First Nations Chiefs, the Métis National Council, dozens of Indigenous entrepreneurs, and senior level federal government executives. The summit will feature Indigenous representation from coast-to-coast-to-coast including the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Northwest Territory), Mustimuhw Information Solutions (Vancouver Island), the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (Quebec) and the Atlantic Policy Congress (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), all of whom are on hand to discuss how to achieve Canada's recent commitment to spend $1 billion with Indigenous controlled businesses by 2023, a 17 fold increase on the $60 million/year the federal government currently allocates. The single fastest growing vertical for federal government spend is in the information technologies / knowledge economy.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

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YouTube changes give you more control over suggested channels and videos

I love YouTube. I probably spend far too much time watching YouTube videos, like Rene's hour-long video covering everything you need to know about macOS Catalina, but their algorithm for recommended channels and videos I might want to watch next is a dumpster fire. Luckily, YouTube seems to know this and are rolling out some changes that give you more control over suggested channels and videos.

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Watch the replay of BlackBerry's 2019 Annual General Meeting

While today was all about BlackBerry's earnings report, BlackBerry also held its Annual General Meeting this week and if you missed out on the conference call, you can now take in the video replay, which includes all the slides and data to help break things down.

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BlackBerry and LG expand connected and autonomous vehicle technology partnership

BlackBerry and LG Electronics have announced an expansion of their partnership which will see them working together to speed up deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology across multiple OEMs and suppliers. As part of the agreement expansion, LG Electronics will use a wide array of BlackBerry QNX software and services.

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