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Which products are the best, according to YOU? Vote now and enter to WIN!

FTAs Readers Choice

What are your favorite products of the year? Is the iPhone 11 Pro your favorite smartphone, or does Google do it better? What about your favorite laptop, tablet, game console, headphones and more? That's what we want to know for the first annual Future Tech Awards Reader's Choice awards!

Throughout 2019, we've used thousands of products, and narrowing it down to the best of the best is difficult. At least 50 flagship phones, more than 100 computers, and millions of different accessories were launched this year. Across Future Tech, we've seen the good, bad, and great this year, and we've shortlisted the best products and services across a range of categories.

What's the best way to celebrate the best tech of the year? How about getting it in your hands in time for the holidays? There are four prizes available and you could win BIG. Here's what's on offer:

  • Grand Prize: Apple iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5 and iPad Pro 11-inch
  • Second Prize: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Watch Active 2
  • Third Prize: Dell XPS 13 laptop
  • Fourth Prize: Oculus Quest & $100 worth of games

To cast your vote, fill out the survey below. You can scroll up and down between questions and go back at any time using the button at the bottom. Once you finish the survey, you'll be able to enter the giveaway. Note: Don't hit the back button in your browser, as your responses will be lost, and you'll have to start from the beginning.

We will announce the winners of the Reader's Choice the week of December 16th. Winners of the giveaway will be contacted the week prior, and we'll aim to have your prize shipped to you in time for the holidays.

Cast your vote now, make sure your voice is heard and you could have an extra special holidays!

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Girl Guides of Canada and BlackBerry launch Digital Defenders program

Guide showing off her Girl Guides badges

Girl Guides of Canada and BlackBerry have now joined forces to launch a new Digital Defenders program aimed at encouraging interest in the cybersecurity industry among young girls while providing valuable skills and knowledge on how to navigate the digital world through age-appropriate content.

Best Buy has the BlackBerry KEY2 LE on sale for as low as $250

BlackBerry KEY2 LE showing keyboard and app icons

Best Buy has kicked off their early Black Friday deals, and for BlackBerry fans, that means they've reduced the price of the BlackBerry KEY2 LE a little bit more than usual. Right now, you can pick up a new KEY2 LE in Slate or Champagne for as low as $250 with activation today.

If you're not interested in activating today, you can still score $150 off the regular pricing of $450 and pick up a BlackBerry KEY2 LE for $300. Given Best Buy BlackBerry stock tends to come and go rather quickly, you'll probably want to scoop up the deal as soon possible or risk missing out.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE

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$250 at Best Buy

A Keyboard That Doesn't Break the Bank

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE is the KEY2's more affordable cousin. It basically feels the same to use as the KEY2 - the only real difference in practice is the lack of capacitive touch. It pairs the best of Android with a distinct smartphone experience you can find only in a BlackBerry smartphone.

BlackBerry Motion software update ACF202 now available

BlackBerry Motion showing available update screen

Although it might seem as though the BlackBerry KEY2 has been getting all the update love, BlackBerry Motion updates are still rolling out and the latest has now arrived and is available for download.

Showing up as software update ACF202 for most variants, this release covers all of the Android security patches for October. Once downloaded and rebooted, your Android security patch level under Settings will display October 6, 2019.

If you don't fancy waiting for the over-the-aire (OTA) update, and want to take matters into your own hands, you can download the autoloader from the CrackBerry Forums. Just be sure to follow the instructions on how to load it.

BlackBerry and the University of Waterloo renew partnership to help drive Canadian innovation

University of Waterloo Stratford Campus

BlackBerry and the University of Waterloo have a long history of working together, and today, they announced plans to renew their partnership with the intent to jointly create a research and development lab that will help fast track products so they can be taken to market.

BlackBerry Hub+ beta apps updated with bug fixes

BlackBerry KEY2 showing app updates with the Google Play Store

The last batch of BlackBerry Hub+ app updates arrived only a week ago, but already BlackBerry has pushed new builds to the Google Play store. Unlike those previous releases, though, which included larger change logs, these updates are short on detailed changes across the board.

For each of the apps, the only thing you'll find noted in the change log section is 'bug fixes.' That presumably means there are no vast changes this round, but rather, just general improvements to the features that already exist. With that mind, if you download them and happen to spot anything noteworthy not highlighted, let me and others know in the comments.

Thanks, Rodney

Bryan Palma steps down as President and COO of BlackBerry

BlackBerry logo on black background

In a brief press release issued today, BlackBerry has announced Bryan Palma has decided to leave his role at the company as President and Chief Operating Officer to pursue other oppurtunities.

Palma was appointed to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to BlackBerry CEO John Chen back in January following nearly 20 years' experience working with Cisco, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, PepsiCo, and the United States Secret Service.

No replacement has been announced at this time. Instead, BlackBerry IoT Business will report directly to John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO.

Google Play Points rewards program launches in the US

Google Play Points logo

You can earn Play Points to use for special items and discounts

If you're looking to get a little more out of your purchases from the Google Play Store, Google has now announced the expansion of its Google Play Points program to the U.S. after initially launching in Japan and South Korea.

The BlackBerry 'Uracco' is a beautiful throwback concept

BlackBerry Concept device

If you're looking for a bit of retro design to fill your day, here you go! Check out the BlackBerry 'Uracco' concept. Straying from the usual concept design of throwing everything possible in the mix, the Uracco sticks to the basics and builds off of older BlackBerry smartphone designs available at the time.

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Throwback — exactly 10 years ago 😮 — We did a concept study for BlackBerry around compact qwerty phones. This is Urraco — Small variations in colour and form affect the way we feel. Here we were trying to create a shape that felt really nice to hold. The volume key was angled to be easy to operate with index finger. Out of several concept directions we explored, this was a super quick last-minute addition. It was my favourite and I still like the soft yet angular contrast very much • . . . . . #emotiveindustrialdesign #blackberry #blackberrypearl #mobilephone #industrialdesign #lastminute #tejchauhan #orange #tbt @blackberrymobile #urraco

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Given it was envisioned ten years ago, it has a very BlackBerry Curve look to it overall, right down to the color, and I'm digging it. Those angles look perfect for the device to be cradled in your hand without getting fatigued, and for the time, it really would have stood out in a crowd.

There's something about seeing older BlackBerry smartphones remixed that I like, and I'm always left wondering how many great designs were put together in Waterloo and elsewhere that we never got to see. What do you all think about the Uracco? If it was sold back in the day, would it have been something you were interested in? Let me know in the comments.

The CrackBerry forums are now ad-free

We are delighted to announce that our forums are now an ad-free experience for all logged-in users!

BlackBerry KEY2 showing off display

To welcome CrackBerry to the Future family of sites, your Community Team would like to proudly announce that forums here at CrackBerry are now completely free of advertisements to all registered, logged-in members. We want to make your experience in our communities the absolute best that we can, and one way to do that is to make it much easier and more convenient for you to navigate the boards and engage in discussions. To achieve that goal, we've turned off all ads for all logged-in, registered users of the forums.

If you've not yet registered, now is the perfect time to do so to take advantage of the new ad-free forum browsing. Be sure to sign up here and swing by our Introductions Thread to say hi! Registration and participation in our forums are, as always, free - and now so much more convenient.

We are incredibly delighted to make this change for our fantastic community and can't wait for you to dive into the new forum experience.

See you in the forums!

Will BlackBerry return to building its own smartphones?

BlackBerry CEO, John Chen is entertaining that very idea. As part of a fireside chat with Brian Moynihan, Chairman & CEO of Bank of America during the BlackBerry World Tour Event held in New York last week, the BlackBerry CEO noted he was feeling motivated to get back into phones after hearing about the issues and trends happening now with bring your own device (BYOD).

Punkt MP02 software update v1.6 now available

Several Punkt MP02 devices grouped together

After rolling out v1.5 three months ago, Punkt has now released its latest update for the minimalist MP02 phone. This release noted as v1.6 follows up on their promises to provide compatibility with US carriers LTE networking while also addressing a larger amount of bug fixes and improvements overall.

We are pleased to announce the third update (v1.6) of the MP02's firmware is available to install. The numbers of the firmware v1.6 to look for on the handset are EU.01.06.0069 for Version 1 (EU, GB, JP, and AU) and US.01.06.0069 for Version 2 (USA/Can).

Version 1.6 requires the MP02 to have already been updated to version 1.5 (EU.01.05.0065 for Version 1 and US.01.05.0065 for Version 2). If 1.5 is not yet installed, or if you are not sure, simply repeat the updating process until no new update is shown as being available.

If you're looking to get your MP02 updated and not sure how, you can follow the guide right here (pdf) that will walk you through the process. Once you get it downloaded and installed, drop by that CrackBerry Punkt forums and let us know how it's all working out for you. The list of changes is massive, so hopefully, that will improve the user experience for many.

Accreditation with US mobile service providers

The MP02 now confirmed as compatible with AT&T and Cricket (with VoLTE) and T-Mobile (without VoLTE). Anyone having difficulty with VoLTE from AT&T or Cricket should contact the relevant provider directly:

Bug fixes and feature adjustments:

  • Text input: random letter duplication during text input no longer occurs
  • Silent mode: now stays on when selected
  • Tethering: instabilities occurring after reboot have been solved
  • Text messaging: occasional screen freeze after sending a message has been solved
  • Notifications: the aural notification for received text messages now works properly
  • Text messaging: the 'new message' notification is now correctly displayed on the Home Screen when the keypad is unlocked
  • Calling: when a call is on mute, the unmute option is now available in the Call Options contextual menu (Down arrow)
  • Calling: a call can now be put on hold by pressing the Call key
  • Call history: bug that caused the first number from Call History to be dialled instead of the desired contact is now fixed
  • Flip-to-silence: the ringtone in no longer deactivated when the phone is righted
  • Flip-to-silence: silent mode is no longer deactivated when the phone is righted
  • Flip-to-silence: vibration alert is deactivated when the phone inverted (face down)
  • Bluetooth: bug that prevented completion of the pairing process with some devices is now fixed
  • Calculator: cursor positioning is now functioning correctly
  • Timer audio signal and Note reminder alarms: these now sound for one minute
  • Timer: the audio signal now sounds when Silent mode is activated
  • Timer: the audio signal sounds when the keypad is locked
  • Timer: elapsed time is now retained when countdown has finished, instead of resetting to 00:00:00
  • Keypad unlock: this now occurs promptly
  • Clock: inaccuracies on Keypad Locked screen/Home screen no longer occur
  • Silent mode no longer affects vibration alert settings
  • A number of other minor bug fixes

Partial fixes:

  • Battery life: significant improvements
  • Call key: some issues related to secondary functions of the Call key are now fixed

** Known issues:**

  • Punkt key: after certain text input pressing the Punkt. key enters a new line instead of displaying the contextual menu (like the Enter key on a keyboard). For consistency, we will be removing this. In the meantime, the contextual menu can be displayed by pressing the Punkt key twice
  • Silent mode: in some circumstances, this can become deactivated after a software update
  • Date and Time: the automatic date and time setting does not automatically change time format (12/24 hour clock)
  • Customised message templates cannot be sent when receiving, or during, a call
  • We are working towards fixing these issues with the next MP02 software update.

UI language

  • UI language: a number of errors have been corrected with this release. Now that most of the operating system's bugs have been fixed, we will shortly be releasing the finished version of the text-only MP02's subtly distinctive UI phrasing.

BlackBerry KEY2 ACE748 software update now available

BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE side-by-side

Although the autoloader files for both the BlackBerry KEY2 and BlackBerry KEY2 LE have been available in the CrackBerry Forums for a few days now, those who prefer their updates to come through the official over-the-air process are now starting to see the ACE748 update rollout.

BlackBerry Hub+ app updates add Android 10 dark theme support and more

BlackBerry Hub+ Inbox loading screen

After a bit of lull in updates, BlackBerry has once again fired off some updates to the Google Play Store covering the BlackBerry Hub+ App Suite. Looking at the changelogs, they're mostly similar to the previous beta releases with some subtle changes and bug fixes.

BlackBerry Hub+ Inbox

  • Use delegated or shared email accounts when you add a Microsoft Exchange Web Services account
  • Send read receipts and respond to read receipts with a Microsoft Exchange Web Services account
  • Apply your device's dark or light theme setting (on devices running Android 10 or later)
  • Switch to the dark theme when you turn on the device battery saver (on devices running Android 9 or earlier)

BlackBerry Hub+ Services

  • Microsoft Exchange Web Services support

BlackBerry Hub+ Contacts

  • Use delegated or shared accounts when you add a Microsoft Exchange Web Services account
  • Apply your device's dark or light theme setting (on devices running Android 10 or later)
  • Switch to the dark theme when you turn on the device battery saver (on devices running Android 9 or earlier)

BlackBerry Hub+ Calendar

  • Use delegated or shared calendars when you add a Microsoft Exchange Web Services account
  • View file attachments in calendar events from a Microsoft Exchange Web Services account
  • Apply your device's dark or light theme setting (on devices running Android 10 or later)
  • Switch to the dark theme when you turn on the device battery saver (on devices running Android 9 or earlier)

BlackBerry Hub+ Notes

  • Apply your device's dark or light theme setting (on devices running Android 10 or later)
  • Switch to the dark theme when you turn on the device battery saver (on devices running Android 9 or earlier)

BlackBerry Hub+ Tasks

  • Apply your device's dark or light theme setting (on devices running Android 10 or later)
  • Switch to the dark theme when you turn on the device battery saver (on devices running Android 9 or earlier)

Despite no huge changes being listed from the earlier versions, they are new releases so there's sure to be some improvements across the board. All the updates are live right now, so go ahead and get them downloaded if you haven't already. Holler out in the comments if you spot any changes or improvements not noted in the changelogs, sometimes things slip in there unannounced.

BlackBerry introduces CylancePROTECT for mobile

Looking to further integrate Cylance AI, and help organizations manage their mobile fleets BlackBery today announced the availability of CylancePROTECT for mobile devices managed through BlackBerry UEM.

"Today, we have further integrated Cylance's advanced threat protection with BlackBerry UEM to support organizations in their pursuit of a zero trust environment," said John Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO. "With CylancePROTECT, BlackBerry UEM customers can now manage and secure all of their mobile endpoints across all devices, networks, and applications from a single console."

CylancePROTECT is built directly into BlackBerry UEM and BlackBerry apps and does not require end-users to install or manage any third-party applications or certificates. It can be set up, managed and configured from the existing BlackBerry UEM console so all your mobile endpoints are protected.

Unlike traditional endpoint products that would rely on signatures and behavior analysis to detect threats, CylancePROTECT:

  • Uses AI to identify and block known and unknown malware from running on mobile endpoints and from within applications
  • Prevents against common and unknown threats without a cloud connection
  • Continuously protects mobile endpoints without disrupting users
  • Protects users from Phishing attacks and malicious websites

If you're interested in learning more, you RSVP to attend the BlackBerry World Tour 2019 events where BlackBerry has been showcasing their solutions or you can check out the BlackBerry's Mobile Threat Defense information page.

Press Release

BlackBerry Announces Availability of CylancePROTECT for Mobile; Further Integrates Cylance Artificial Intelligence Technology Innovation

WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced availability of CylancePROTECT for mobile devices managed by BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (BlackBerry UEM). Leveraging Cylance's artificial intelligence (AI) security technology, this mobile threat defense (MTD) solution provides advanced mobile endpoint protection to prevent, detect, and remediate advanced malicious threats.

Organizations are using mobile devices to compete in an agile, evolving market. For the first time, more than half of all devices connected to the Internet are mobile. At the same time, mobile malware is more prevalent than ever, with attacks rising 50% in the last year alone. Gartner confirms this trend and now recommends that IT Security Risk Management leaders implement MTD solutions.

CylancePROTECT augments the security baseline provided by BlackBerry UEM by preventing attacks at the device and application levels. The solution proactively identifies security vulnerabilities and potential malicious activities on mobile devices by monitoring OS updates, system parameters, device configurations, and system libraries.

CylancePROTECT automated threat detection continuously works to protect all mobile endpoints from malware infections, URL phishing attacks, and application integrity checking without disrupting end-users, leveraging the best of zero trust architectures. Unlike traditional endpoint security products that rely on signatures and behavior analysis to detect threats in the environment, CylancePROTECT uses AI to identify and block known and unknown malware from running on mobile endpoints and from within applications.

"Today, we have further integrated Cylance's advanced threat protection with BlackBerry UEM to support organizations in their pursuit of a zero trust environment," said John Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO. "With CylancePROTECT, BlackBerry UEM customers can now manage and secure all of their mobile endpoints across all devices, networks, and applications from a single console."

Since CylancePROTECT is built into BlackBerry UEM and BlackBerry Dynamics applications, organizations can be assured that their entire mobile fleet is protected without having to rely on employees to maintain third-party applications. CylancePROTECT provides an improved user experience that prioritizes safety, productivity, and the seamless sharing of critical information with no separate product or console to set up and configure.

Those interested in learning more about CylancePROTECT can RSVP to attend the BlackBerry World Tour 2019, where BlackBerry will showcase how it leverages this AI-based cybersecurity solution to protect the Internet of Things, or by visiting www.blackberry.com/mtd

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.

Light Mode returns to CrackBerry, but you can still turn out the lights

Light Mode on CrackBerry

It's been a few years since we went dark on CrackBerry, so I'm now excited to announce that not only is light mode back, but we're also giving you the option to choose whether you want dark mode or light mode. Whichever experience you want, it's yours! It took a lot of work to make it happen, but it's totally worth it for you!

Here's how it works:

  • On iOS 13+, Windows 10, Android 10+, and macOS 10.14+, we'll see if your device is in dark mode or light mode and adjust the site theme to match.
  • If you want to override the automatic selection, or you're using an OS or browser that doesn't support theme detection, you can hit the brightness switch in the ≡ menu in the top left corner of the site to switch between dark and light modes.
  • Or you can hit the same brightness toggle right here:

Dark ModeLight Mode

And that's it! We're excited to roll this out to you, and want to hear your feedback. Like it? Hate it? Found something that's broken? Drop a line in the comments and let us know what you think!

BlackBerry appoints new CIO and CISO with announcement of executive leadership promotions

BlackBerry today announced several changes to its executive lineup. The first promotion will see current BlackBerry Cylance Vice President John McClurg move to BlackBerry Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) while the second promotion will see Christopher Hummel, BlackBerry Vice President of IT and Business Application Solutions move to BlackBerry Chief Information Officer (CIO).

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Where to buy the BlackBerry KEY2 LE

This post was updated on October 18, 2019, to add new retailers.

Not sure where you can buy a BlackBerry KEY2 LE right now? We've got you covered!

With the BlackBerry KEY2 LE now announced and rolling out, we've started gathering up a list of retailers around the world who are selling or will be selling the latest BlackBerry smartphone. If you're looking to pick up a KEY2 LE of your own in your area, be sure to check this list often as we'll be updating it frequently with new retailers, and carriers as they get announced!

Shazam rolls out dark theme on Android

Shazam has left the toggles in-app to enable or disable as you see fit

Shazam has always been one of my favorite apps to help me identify those songs that I don't know the name of, and today, they've gone to the dark side. No, that's not a reference to anything Apple, who acquired the app, did. It means Shazam is among the latest Android apps to add a dark theme.

Unlike some of the other dark theme implementations rolling out, which rely on the system level theme settings, Shazam has left the toggles in-app to enable or disable as you see fit, so if you really like their original blue or 'light' them, you can keep it. You can also set it only to kick in when Battery Saver mode is enabled. The update is live right now, so go get it!

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 has added a visually pleasing dark theme.

Google Play Store and Instagram stuck on dark theme?

Last week, Google started rolling out its dark theme to the Google Play Store, and more recently, Instagram took its dark theme from beta to official, making it available on devices running Android 10. Some folks in the CrackBerry forums, however, have noticed, those themes are not necessarily limited to Android 10 and Samsung One UI.

In fact, the dark themes have appeared on the BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry Motion and BlackBerry KEY2 and while I'm sure many folks would be okay with that, it seems as though unlike on Android 10 where the enabling of the themes is done at the system level, those on BlackBerry devices seem to be stuck using the dark themes with no way to disable them.

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PsihoKey2 10-08-19 03:55 PM “

I have BB Key2 and playstore update just came out, with instagram update too. I cannot find option nowhere to disable dark mode for both apps, not within app, not in phone settings.. Anyone have same issue?

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Ginowine 10-08-19 07:01 AM “

I just noticed that Google Play Store runs in dark- or night mode on my Priv. Now that I'm know of, is there is a way to switch between light and dark mode through settings within the Google Play Store app? Posted via CB10

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Soapm 10-09-19 02:48 AM “

My playstore just updated to 16.9.10-all and it seems to be in Night Mode with no means of turning it off. I don't see well in this setting and would like to turn it back to normal. In fact, I don't have a "display" section in settings??? Anyone having this problem besides me? PS... Looks like Instagram has the same problem???

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There are no toggles in the apps to change them. Disabling night mode doesn't change them, and changing the BlackBerry Launcher theme does not affect the Google Play Store or Instagram themes either. Since no BlackBerry devices are on Android Pie, you also can't change the device theme in the developer options. The one exception appears to be the Priv, where the theme will automatically change to light during the day and then dark at night.

All in all, it seems to be a weird quirk that perhaps only Google and Instagram will be able to fix through updates or server-side changes. Do you see the dark themes for the Google Play Store or Instagram on your BlackBerry? If so, drop a comment below or in the CrackBerry forums and let me know.

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