BlackBerry Leap Review!

Although it feels like only last week I was writing a post announcing the device, in reality it wasn't. It was well over a month ago now at Mobile World Congress but, thanks to a quick turnaround time from announcement to delivery, here we are taking a look at the latest all-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone introduced to the world as the BlackBerry Leap, which starts rolling out globally today.

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How to hide BBM Sticker packs

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For many heavy BBM Sticker users, the option we now have to hide unwanted packs is awesome. If you tend not to use Stickers you'll probably be wondering what all the fuss is about. I'll explain.

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BBM updated in BlackBerry World with the ability to hide stickers, chat with address book contacts and more!

After spending some time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, the latest update to BBM has now arrived in BlackBerry World and is available to all. This release is packing quite a few features including the ability to hide purchased sticker packs as well as the option to chat with contacts from your address book.

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WhatsApp Calling now officially available on BlackBerry 10 with v2.12.1.2 update

Although WhatsApp Calling has been available in WhatsApp beta releases for a few months now, the latest official release rolling through BlackBerry World officially brings the feature to all BlackBerry 10 WhatsApp users. Noted as v2.12.1.2, the latest update also covers several other bug fixes and improvements from previous beta releases such as search for individual messages, improved font scaling, custom ringtone selection and more.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 24, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. What else can I say but that this was certainly a MAD week and I mean that literally. Moving along to bigger and better things this week we not only saw the release of OS 10.3.2 Beta Autoloaders for developers but the acquisition of WatchDox by BlackBerry and that BlackBerry expanded the BlackBerry Leap's availability to U.S., Germany and France.

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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Blueprints for BlackBerry 10 certainly won't be useful for everyone. But for you folk with jobs that may require you to make a note of plans on the fly, this could be the perfect tool for you.

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen and Chief Evangelist Mark Wilson to speak at Global Conference 2015

Each year, the Milken Institute Global Conference attracts leaders in business, finance, government, public policy, academia, philanthropy, law, science, news media and more to exchange ideas and attempt to solve some of the world's toughest challenges and this year, the conference will be held on April 26 - 29 in Beverly Hills, CA. Global Conference 2015 will have over 650 speakers covering a wide array of topics and among them will be BlackBerry CEO John Chen and Chief Evangelist Mark Wilson as well as Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman and CEO, NantWorks, LLC.

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Power Tools updated with new features and bug fixes

Since its original inception, Power Tools has undergone several changes and updates that not only increase productivity but improve the overall user experience as well. The latest revision to hit storefront is no different and comes with an extensive list of added features and bug fixes that are laid out below.

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AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

AT&T has posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 today, reporting a slight bump in revenue over the same quarter last year and its lowest first-quarter churn rate ever.

AT&T's combined revenue for its wireless and wireline businesses in the first quarter was $32.6 billion, which marks a year-over-year bump of 0.3 percent.

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You can now buy the BlackBerry Leap in France, Germany, UK and the United States

Last week, the global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap began in the UK, but BlackBerry has already expanded the areas the device is available. Today, you can purchase a BlackBerry Leap of your own in France, Germany and the United States.

Canada, India, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia remain on the 'Coming Soon' list but it shouldn't be long before we see the device hit those regions as well. Looking for more info about the Leap? Hit up our review for all the details or hit the links above and place your order for a BlackBerry Leap.

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Loyalty app updated with new features and bug fixes

Loyalty app updated with new features and bug fixes

Since its arrival on BlackBerry World, there have been several updates to Loyalty but the latest release, which pushes the app into v1.3.0.4 is one the largest thus far. This release brings several new features for both free and pro users plus, it also squashes one annoying bug that may have been a problem when using barcodes. Thankfully, the developer has added a full changelog for us to dig through so have a look at what all is new.

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For those who are wondering what Weird Al Yankovic has to do with a BlackBerry Passport let me explain. I had the pleasure of attending MAD's issue signing at the Union Square Barnes and Noble in New York City. Weird Al was the "Guest Editor" for this issue and both he and MAD Editor John Ficarra were there to sign copies of the magazine that hit newsstands on Tuesday.

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BlackBerry log

Blackberry's security software subsidiary Certicom has launched what they are calling a "new managed public key infrastructure certificate service" designed specifically for "Internet of Things" connected devices for business and enterprise customers.

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BlackBerry advances security of Mobile and Internet of Things with New High Assurance Initiative

In addition to their announcement of acquiring WatchDox Ltd. in a bid to further bolster the company's enterprise and security solutions, BlackBerry has also now announced a new initiative dubbed the BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence (CHACE) that expands the Company's research and development efforts to drive worldwide innovation and improvement in computer security.

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Developers can now download BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 Beta autoloaders

With BlackBerry 10.3.2 being tested through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, BlackBerry has now taken the next step and made the 10.3.2 beta autoloaders available for developers as well. Interestingly enough though they are a version behind what is being offered in the Beta Zone. Software version 10.3.2.159 is what's available through the autoloaders while Beta Zone is offering software version 10.3.2.304. In any case, BlackBerry has outlined what developers need to know about these autoloaders.

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BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry today announced the company has purchased WatchDox Ltd. in a bid to further bolster the company's enterprise and security solutions. Technology and services included in the WatchDox acquisition will be offered to BlackBerry customers as value-added services to compliment the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - XI

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - XI

Miss BerryFlow live last night? Well, get yourself caught up. You catch the replay of the video as well as download the audio right now. While we tried to keep this one short, we totally blew it BUT we had a lot to talk about apparently. The BlackBerry Leap is here, a new BBM beta has arrived, we discuss some great native apps on the way (one being here today) as well as the BlackBerry Oslo, so dig in. We got a little ranty, but it's all love.

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