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BlackBerry devices unaffected by Triada malware

BlackBerry retains strict controls over what software is added to the system image

Earlier this month, Google, via their security blog, outlined the details behind the Triada family of malware that was discovered back in 2016. In the post, Google highlighted how the malware evolved over the years, going from being embedded into apps to effectively being pre-installed on Android devices at the factory before they were ever even shipped to customers.

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A1 Bulgaria now offering the BlackBerry KEY2

The BlackBerry KEY2 continues to be added to carrier lineups in different regions, and one of the latest is A1 Bulgaria, which has now started offering the device to their customers. A1 decided to go with the Dual-SIM, 128GB variant in black.

Rogers BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE June update now available!

If you purchased your BlackBerry KEY2 or BlackBerry KEY2 LE from Rogers, you'll want to go ahead and check for updates if you haven't already, as Rogers has now begun sending out their June Android security update. The update itself is noted as ABY271 for the KEY2 and should be ABX563 for the KEY2 LE.

Learn how to create your own video games with this $25 HTML5 bundle

Everyone loves a great video game. Whether you play professionally in front of thousands of adoring fans (yes, that's a real thing) or simply love to unwind with some Mario Kart after a long day of work, games make life endlessly more enjoyable.

But did you know that you can also create best-selling games of your own in the comfort of your living room? The Zero to Hero HTML5 Game Developer Bundle will teach you everything you need to know in order to join this exciting and increasingly lucrative field. Thanks to Windows Central Digital Offers, it's currently available for 97 percent off the regular $1,182 price, bringing the total down to just $25.

With eight courses and more than 200 lessons, this in-depth bundle is ideal for both novice developers and more seasoned pros who want to expand their skill set.

After an introduction to the basic terminologies of the field, you'll learn how to create both 2D and 3D games using Python, build powerful multi-player games with HTML5, integrate a wide range of graphics into your projects, and much more. There's also extensive instruction that teaches you how to build replicas of classic games like Mario and Tower Defense.

Learn how to build awesome video games with this HTML5 training bundle! Learn more

Get the skills and tools you need to start building your own best-selling games from scratch with the Zero to Hero HTML5 Game Developer Bundle for just $25, more than 95 percent off for a limited time.

BBMe adds new features and enhancements

For those of you out there who made the jump from BBM Consumer to BBMe or were already using BBMe, you'll want to fire up the Google Play Store and get the latest build downloaded as BlackBerry has added a few new features and enhancements to the latest build.

Fresh BlackBerry Hub+ beta app updates now available!

A fresh batch of BlackBerry Hub+ beta app updates have now started filtering out through the Google Play Store and are readily available for download. The most significant changes this time around are found in the BlackBerry Hub+ Inbox app itself, but Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes also got some love. Here's the full breakdown of each!

PSA: Google Calendar is currently experiencing some issues [Update]

Today is totally canceled

Updated: As noted by Google, Google Calendar has now come back online. "The problem with Google Calendar should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

If you're a heavy Google Calendar user, you may have noticed the website is currently down right now and producing different error messages. Google has noted via their G Suite Status dashboard they are currently investigating and will provide further information soon.

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BlackBerry introduces new BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite features and capabilities

As part of an upgrade announcement made today, BlackBerry has now introduced new features and capabilities for its BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite aimed at offering a more modern experience, improved workflows, improved content sharing while keeping everything secure.

BlackBerry to announce Fiscal Year 2020 Q1 results on June 26, 2019

After the annual meeting taking place on June 24, BlackBerry is all set to announce their fiscal year 2020 Q1 results on June 26, 2019, starting at 8 a.m. ET. Last quarter, BlackBerry reported record software and services revenue with CEO John Chen noting BlackBerry had created 'a solid foundation for continued profitable revenue growth in fiscal 2020.'

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Shazam on Android can now identify songs when you're wearing headphones

There's also a new pop-up feature for quickly ID'ing songs without opening the app.

Shazam just got a major update for Android, and it will completely change the way you use the app. With the latest update, Shazam has added a pop-up button for Android, but this is much more than a button.

Using the new floating pop up button option, Shazam will now be able to identify songs without having to open the app. This alone gives you so much more freedom to detect what's playing in apps that don't support background playback, such as Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

In addition to the pop-up feature, this update also enables Shazam to identify tracks by using the internal audio on your phone. In other words, it will be able to know what song's playing even when your headphones are plugged in.

Despite the fact that Apple owns Shazam, this feature is exclusive to Android devices. That is due to iOS having more restrictive permissions and not allowing apps to monitor background audio.

The new pop up feature can be enabled from Shazam's settings menu, which will add an always present floating Shazam button on your screen. If at any time you want to remove it, all you have to do is drag it to the bottom of the screen. When you want it back, simply swipe down and tap on the persistent notification to make it reappear.

Identifying your music

Shazam

Free at Play Store

Find that song

Shazam is the best and fastest way to find the name of that song you're listening to. Within seconds you can discover the name of the track, see the lyrics, and much more. With the latest update, Shazam can even work in the background and identify songs while you're wearing headphones.

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Enter to win an Atomic Red BlackBerry KEY2 LE from BlackBerry Mobile!

Giveaway ends June 22, 23:59 GMT.

If you're looking to heat up the summer with a new BlackBerry KEY2 LE, you'll want to check the BlackBerry Mobile Instagram page. Right now, they're hosting a giveaway where one winner will score a Dual-SIM unlocked Atomic Red BlackBerry KEY2 LE.

BlackBerry Annual Meeting to take place on June 24, 2019

BlackBerry will be hosting a webcast for the event kicking off at 10 AM ET.

BlackBerry has now announced their annual meeting is all set to take place on June 24, 2019. For those looking to tune into the event live, BlackBerry will be hosting a webcast for the event kicking off at 10 AM ET via their Investors website.

BlackBerry to Webcast Annual Meeting on June 24, 2019,

WATERLOO, Ont. – June 10, 2019 – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. ET in Waterloo, Ontario. There will be a live audio webcast that can be accessed by registering at BlackBerry.com/investors. It can also be accessed by dialing 1-855-353-9183 and entering access code 58660#. For international dial-in numbers please see the BlackBerry Investor Information page.

For the past two years, BlackBerry has posted the video from the event afterward along with all of the slides, so if you happen to miss out on the call itself, you should still be able to catch the replay. Once the replay is available, we'll get that posted for those interested as well.

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Load up on new MrMobile swag for a limited time!

MrMobile

Good news for our MrMobile fans! We just cranked out a design of Michael Fisher with his iconic catchphrase and sunglasses, and placed it on some high-quality swag. It's only available until June 28, though, so jump on it!

First off is the comfort tee. You can get it in sizes small through 5XL, including a women's fit. Black, grey, and navy are the base color options available for these cozy 100% cotton tees. The splashes of color from the sunglasses help the design stand out among the crowd!

Then there's the pullover hoodie. It's made of a cotton-polyester blend and you've got a kangaroo pouch in the front to stash your phone because pockets are essential when staying mobile and any hoodie without one wouldn't be MrMobile approved! Just like the comfort tee, these cozy hoodies are available in black, grey, and navy color options.

You wanna drink out of MrMobile's head? We gotchu, fam. The 11-oz mug is ceramic, dishwasher-friendly, and microwave-safe. Just like the shirts and hoodies, there are a ton of alternative designs for these where MrMobile's shades are swapped out from grey to red, green, or blue.

Limited Edition

MrMobile swag

MrMobile Hoodie

From $15 at Teespring

Stay mobile

We've got shirts, hoodies, and mugs with MrMobile's iconic sign-off on them but these limited edition variants won't be around for long! Scoop something up for yourself today, while showing your support for MrMobile!

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Having issues with the Hub+ Inbox? Be sure to download the latest update!

If you have been getting error messages in the Hub+ Inbox app, you'll want to get the latest build being delivered through the Google Play Store right now downloaded. It's a small update but contains important immediate fixes for the app.

  • Improved compatibility with Chrome 75 and WebView 75

If you're already on the beta release, you won't see this build as available. You already have a higher version installed, and the fixes are already in place for you. If you're not on the beta releases and are seeing errors in the Hub or flickering, this is the build for you!

Keep organized

BlackBerry Hub+ Inbox

Free at Play Store

Powerful productivity

The BlackBerry Hub+ Inbox consolidates all your emails and calendar events in one unified app, and Inbox seamlessly integrates social notifications from Facebook, WeChat, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, and more.

Canadian Government recognizes BlackBerry as a benchmark for trusted technology

BlackBerry today has officially announced their support for Canada's Digital Charter which lays out 10 guiding principles that the Canadian Government will use to govern the use of data in the digital world. As part of the announcement, Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, took the time to cite BlackBerry as an industry leader in security and privacy.

BlackBerry Keyboard beta adds gesture settings, language fixes, and more!

Out of all the beta releases lately, the BlackBerry Keyboard app has been getting the most love. Another new build has started to arrive for beta testers through the Google Play Store, and this release is packed with plenty of changes, fixes, and overall improvements. Here's what's new!

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Google will say goodbye to the Google Trips app on August 5th

Until then, you'll still be able to access and email all of your trip reservations and notes

If you followed our Five of the best Android travel apps for BlackBerry fans guide and fell in love with Google Trips, I'm sorry. As spotted by Android Police and XDA-Developers, Google will officially be sending the Google Trips app to the Google Graveyard come August 5, 2019.

Spotify's experimental Stations app is now available in the US

Initially only available in Australia, Spotify has now made their experimental Stations app available to Android and iOS users in the US. Offering a more lightweight experience over the full Spotify app, Stations allows you to tell Spotify what music you like and it will then build out station playlists based on your preferences.

Tell us how you use Voice Assistants and you could win a $150 Amazon Gift Card!

Voice assistants aren't in just your pocket anymore. Today you'll find them on your comptuer, in speakers, on your TV, and even built into your thermostat or lightswitch. Whether it's Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, or any of the dozen upstarts nipping at their heels, these smart voice assistants are everywhere and getting smarter and more capable every day. They're more than just light controls and music players — they're woven deeper and deeper into our lives. Need a Lyft? Ask Google. Video call with family? Sup, Alexa. Directions to the park? Hey Siri.

Not everybody uses a voice assistant, and all that do use theirs differently. So we want to know how you use voice asssitants in your life. Whether you're a Siri pro or an Alexa novice, we're interested in your experience with these up-and-coming digital helpers — give us a few minutes of your time to fill out our survey and you'll get a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card!

Hey Google, thank the reader for their time, please.

BlackBerry Mobile adds new BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE retailers in Slovakia

On top of launching in new markets such as the Philippines, BlackBerry Mobile has been expanding the number of retailers offering the BlackBerry KEY2 and BlackBerry KEY2 LE as well. The latest area to benefit from more retailers being added is Slovakia where those looking to pick up a KEY2 or KEY2 LE can choose from all color variants including the KEY2 Limited Edition Red and KEY2 LE Atomic as well as dual-SIM or Single-SIM versions.

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