BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BBMX

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BBMX

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week we talk a little about the Duff McKagan & BlackBerry Work Creative campaign, as well as Gartner and WatchDox. If that's enough for, we also dip into the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition news and of course, 10 Years of BlackBerry Messenger. Settle in and enjoy!

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For the past few years we've trawled through BlackBerry World and rounded up a handful of fitness apps for you (here and here). And so we've browsed again for 2015. We're slap bang in the middle of summer - even though the stormy weather I can hear outside my window as I write begs to differ. You might already be in full swing of your summer workout activities but for those still looking maybe these apps are just what you're looking for.

I've tried to avoid choosing apps we've had in any of our previous fitness round ups and of course, we welcome any suggestions you may have. Just searching the word fitness in BlackBerry World presents you with many apps, so I've tried picking out the ones that give you the best function or feature, as well as mixing them up in what they have to offer. Continue on to discover five fitness apps for BlackBerry 10.

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This BlackBerry Z10 hard case is only $3.95 today!

Gain extra grip and impact protection with this Amzer Hard Case for the BlackBerry Z10. It's slim in design and leaves access to the display, camera, ports, and buttons. Grab yours today and save 80% off the regular price.

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Welcome to Mobile Nations Weekly: your window into the week in mobile tech and life.

You can expect this to hit every week: the latest and greatest from the past week in technology and mobile life from across Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, Windows Central, and more! If there was any week to get this started, this week was the one it — we've got major releases of hardware and software from multiple manufacturers. All of this is setting the stage for the coming months (and in some cases years) in mobile technology, so it's an exciting time for fans of smartphones, tablets, and all manner of gadgets.

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BBM 10 Years

Today, August 1, officially marks BBM's 10th birthday and to help celebrate the occasion BlackBerry has been highlighting some key moments from BBM history and offering up a free special BBM sticker pack but we wanted to celebrate as well with our readers, so with some help from BlackBerry, we've put together 10 BBM prize packs to give away to readers such as yourself! What's in the packs? Glad you asked.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 1st, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all had a fantastic week. Another month is coming to a close and what better way to end it but with another edition of the Roundup! At least I think so but you be the judge of that. As we end the week let's recap what transpired in since we last met. First, let us being with rock legend Duff McKaganwith and how he uses his BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 to keep things organized. Next, we have the upcoming ten year anniversary of my favorite application BBM which is August 1st. Finally, we there is another episode of BerryFlow Upstream Live to listen to for more BlackBerry news.

Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

While we've been posting about the BlackBerry 'Oslo' and 'Dallas' for a while now, it's looking as though we'll soon finally be getting some official news surrounding the device. A new image posted up at BlackBerry10 FR shows off the Silver Edition branding the BlackBerry seemingly will roll with upon announcement. As we already know from previous leaks, the Silver Edition isn't a drastic departure from the original BlackBerry Passport or even the AT&T BlackBerry Passport as it shares all the same specs, but it does offer a new twist on the Passport design.

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ReadItNow

If ReadItNow is your go-to Pocket client on BlackBerry 10, you're going to want to load up BlackBerry World and ensure you have the latest version installed as the app was recently updated. This release, noted as v7.1.0, brings quite a few improvements overall as well as some changes in how the app operates.

Most notably, ReadItNow includes the new Read Out service for reading articles aloud plus, it includes support for FeedMinder RSS links as well as Russian language support. If that's not enough, ReadItNow also includes a server that will help you save some bandwidth off your data plan by reducing the size of images for download.

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Helium is a handy lightweight text editor for editing on the go

If you work with text files daily perhaps you'd like to take a look at Helium - which stands for Highlight Editor with LIght-weight rUntime environMent. So, basically it is a text editor with support for many file types. It has gone through many tweaks and changes in the time I've been preparing for this article, so it's an app that has very good support.

You can create files right from within the app, and you can also open existing files. Just navigate to the file from within File Manager, tap it and it opens up in Helium. From there you can start editing straight away. When in edit mode, it uses different colored text to highlight different parts of code, as you would get with many desktop text editors, so that's always handy at a glance. You can then Run the file to see a preview of it.

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BBM cake

As we mentioned earlier, August 1 marks BBM's 10th birthday and to celebrate the occasion BlackBerry has been taking a look back at the origins of the app as well as recapping some highlights from the 10 years BBM has been available. As part of the celebrations, BlackBerry has now announced a new, free for a limited time sticker pack as well that has now arrived in the BBM Shop.

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BlackBerry Classic

If you've thus far held off on picking up a BlackBerry Classic from T-Mobile due to the pricing being a little too high for your liking ($439.92), then now might be the time to make your move. The Uncarrier has now placed the BlackBerry Classic on sale and as such, has reduced pricing on the QWERTY Classic to $369.99. That's a savings of $69.93 which brings it more in line with the ShopBlackBerry pricing of $379. Looking to learn more about the BlackBerry Classic? Be sure to catch our full review.

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Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2015

July has come and gone (well, it's almost gone), and that means it's time for the Mobile Nations Community Update! This month we take a look at the best contests, recent happenings, hottest forum threads, and more from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

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The-Incredibles-BBM-Stickers

Once again Disney have released a rather swish looking Sticker Pack into the BBM Shop. You'll now find the hit movie 'The Incredibles' in the stickers list and I would imagine that this one may well be rather popular.

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WatchDox by BlackBerry

Did you miss out on the WatchDox by BlackBerry live product demo? If so, you can now catch the replay and watch it on your own schedule.

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PocketSafe comes from the developer CellNinja, who has brought us many great apps in the past, Silent Keys - International Keyboard, ProtectMe, Volt, Hub2Watch and more. Many of which we have reviewed or written about. The idea behind the app, as the name suggests, is to prevent things occurring when you're phone is in your pocket, such as pocket dialling or nonsense messages, etc.

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Rock Legend, Author, Father - Duff McKagan stays a step ahead with BlackBerry

Normally, I'm not really a fan of celebrities speaking on which smartphones they use simply because there's always that lingering thought of whether or not they really use the device or if are they just doing it for the money. Plus, these days it instantly becomes a witch hunt to see if they're using the device. Folks lurk around, waiting for a Tweet or some other scenario where they catch the celeb using something else but a new post over at the Inside BlackBerry blog featuring veteran Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist and downright rock legend, Duff McKagan, has to be highlighted.

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Top Speed Race

While there may be quite a few car racing games available in the storefront, there is always room for one more, at least in my opinion. The latest release from Thunderbull Entertainment is certainly a drag racing game filled with action, stunning visuals, and customization. As someone who spent the better part of her youth playing racing games, albeit with those clunky wheel attachments, I was not going to pass up the opportunity to try this out.

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Sprint's Family Share Pack offers 10GB of shared data on four lines for $100 per month

Sprint has announced the introduction of new family plans, aiming particularly for T-Mobile and its plans. The Sprint Family Share Pack offers four lines with unlimited talk and text, with 10GB of shared high-speed data for $100 per month.

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Blend-Google-image

For the second time in the past year we recently ran a poll asking BlackBerry 10 users "How often are you using BlackBerry Blend?" For those that missed the post, the initial poll was ran back when Blend first became available. However, at that moment in time it would only run on a couple of devices. Now that all BlackBerry 10 handsets are compatible it was time to get a real reflection on how many of you are 'Blending' on a daily basis.

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Home Screen Plus - 1000 free copies available!

Home Screen Plus

If you're looking to customize your BlackBerry 10 device and extend its capabilities, then you'll certainly want to give Home Screen Plus a look. If you're not familiar with Home Screen Plus, it's an awesome device customization tool that offers a wide array of features including a built-in wallpaper changer, widgets and a SuperBar feature to display additional information below the status bar on your home screen (and on the lock screen) and much more.

A new update has now been released for all existing users with a ton of bug fixes and improvements but to help spread the reach of the app, ShaoSoft has offered up 1,000 free copies to CrackBerry readers. All you have to do is open up BlackBerry World, swipe from the top, go to Redeem and enter in code CBHSPFREE and you'll have access to one of the free copies while supplies last. If you miss out on a free copy, you can also grab Home Screen Plus for only $1.99.

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