hootsuite

BlackBerry has announced a new partnership with the social media management software and services company Hootsuite that will allow the BBM Channels app to be used in the Hootsuite dashboard.

Continue Reading →
P'9983

Although most of the media have all eyes focused on the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry Passport we musn't forget that we should also see the official unleashing of the latest creation from BlackBerry and Porsche Design - the P'9983. We told you recently that there would be an event in Dubai on September 17th and although we won't be travelling to that one ourselves we do now have an alternative.

Continue Reading →
Deal of the Day: Incipio OVRMLD Flexible Hard Case for BlackBerry Z10

The Incipio OVRMLD Case is engineered with raised NGP barriers to protect the soft touch finish from unpredictable scratches and surface wear. The dual-injected design combines impact resistant, semi-rigid polymer with a solid plextonium frame. Get yours in black or pink today for just $21.95!

Continue Reading →
FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines recieves a wee update

If you've been enjoying FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, you'll want to hit up BlackBerry World where you should find a nice update waiting for you.

Continue Reading →
BlackBerry Classic could bring the return of original 'keyboard shortcut' options

Fans of BlackBerry OS have been missing something on QWERTY BlackBerry 10 devices. Some would even go so far as to say it's a very crucial and sadly missed feature. If you're a QWERTY device user, you probably already know what I'm referring to without even reading any further. Keyboard shortcuts. They were awesome on BlackBerry OS and allowed BlackBerry users to unleash some truly powerful productivity with very minimal effort. Sadly, they were stripped out of BlackBerry 10 and while some were replaced, they were never recreated at full capacity but instead simply just used for speed dial contacts.

Continue Reading →
Media Markt Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Passport

If you live in Germany and are looking to be among the first to own a BlackBerry Passport, you'll want to hit up the Media Markt site and place your pre-order. Europe's largest retailer of consumer electronics has priced the device at €599 Euros at this point which includes VAT, though the site lacks details on when it's actually expected to ship after pre-orders have been placed.

Continue Reading →
AIESEC Canada's Executive team uses BlackBerry Z30 smartphones to improve collaboration and productivity

BlackBerry has now announced a new partnership with AIESEC Canada wherein over the next 12 months, AIESEC Canada's seven-person executive team will be equipped with BlackBerry Z30 smartphones to help them manage their demanding schedule and document their experiences. The AIESEC executive team will utilize BBM, BBM Video and Screen Share, among other BlackBerry 10 productivity applications, as they visit 30 university campuses across Canada and travel to international conferences.

Continue Reading →
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board calls for ban on distracted driving

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is advocating the elimination of distractions while in a transportation vehicle. Citing disasters, sometimes fatal, that could have been avoided if the operator of their transport vehicle, whether that's a car, boat, plane, or train, was focused on the task at hand rather than distractions caused by the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) in the cabin, the NTSB is calling for a nationwide ban on the use of non-essential electronic devices while driving.

Continue Reading →
Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

The Sprint Prepaid brand will now have three new monthly plans, all of which offer its customers unlimited talk and text. The cheapest is now priced at $35 a month with 1 GB of data, followed by $45 a month with 3 GB of data and $55 a month for 6 GB of data.

Continue Reading →

Connectedly: Smartwatch Buyers Guide

Smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, so we understand if it's hard for you to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market, and plenty more are on the way. Some have been around for a while now, and others are the new kids on the block — but don't worry — we're here to help you sort out which smartwatch is the right one for you.

Continue Reading →
Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for BlackBerry Q10

The Seidio Spring Clip Holster holds your BlackBerry Q10 securely in place, then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your display from scratches and exposure to outside elements. The clip on the back can even be rotated both vertically and horizontally for optimal comfort. Get yours on sale today for just $16.95!

Continue Reading →

From the Editor's Desk: See the bigger picture

From the Editor's Desk: See the bigger picture

As you may or may not have noticed, I skipped my From the Editor's Desk last week. For those who were wondering and asked, it was because I was traveling and shortly after my travels I was a little under the weather. No matter though, I'm all good once again after having loaded up on cold meds, drinking entirely too much Nyquil and catching up on some long lost sleep. Perhaps it's a good thing I got sick last week, because the rest of September is going to be busy. Let's take a look at what happened the past few days and what to expect over the remainder of September.

Continue Reading →

UK retailer Phones 4U set to close its doors

UK retailer Phones 4U set to close its doors

UK's Phones 4U is set to close the doors on its 720 outlets after EE becomes the final carrier partner to terminate its relationship with the retailer prompting administration. The decision to shutter its stores will affect almost 6,000 employees though private equity owner BC Partners assures that "employees will continue to be paid until further notice."

Continue Reading →

Current Plex users are probably aware of the lack of a native application in BlackBerry World and how all we have is the APK of the Android version. However, that didn't prevent one independent developer from taking the time to carefully craft a version for BlackBerry 10. As the individual behind the popular application Smartwatch Companion and Cast made the commitment to bring you the first native Plex client, though you must have a Plex media server installed.

Continue Reading →

Get one of 1000 free copies of TaxCalc Canada today

Update: The developer has added another 1000 free copies to download. Note that the promo code from before will no longer work, please find the new promo code below

Looking to calculate your Sales Tax? TaxCalc Canada lets you do that for 10 provinces in Canada, as well as three territories. Using the app is simple, just choose the province or territory you want to calculate the tax of, enter the amount and you will be presented with the total including tax. It really does as it says on the tin.

Continue Reading →

Every day I spend hours commuting to and from work. To pass the time, more often than not I turn to my BlackBerry to chat, to get things done, and to partake in some entertainment, namely games. For the latter, I discovered this challenging and thought-provoking card game that utilizes basic math skills in a unique way. Feith is a play on words of the Turkish word 'Fetih', which means 'conquest' in English and it certainly lives up to the definition.

Continue Reading →
PTAA

If you're not in the UK feel free to skip this one as it's a UK only BlackBerry 10 application. PTAA, which stands for Planes, Trains and Automobiles, (pronounced "Peter") is the perfect way to plan travel routes between major towns and cities in Great Britain.

Continue Reading →
BlackBerry Classic appears once again in new batch of photos

With one batch of BlackBerry Classic photos having already arrived via DTBlackBerry on Weibo, we were pretty much guaranteed to see more appear and that's exactly what was happened. This time around the images are looking a little more cleaned up and offer up a better look at the device many folks are waiting to get their hands on.

Continue Reading →
BlackBerry will announce Q2 FY2015 earnings on Sept. 26

BlackBerry has announced that it will announce earnings for the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year on Friday, September 26. The announcement will be made over a conference call for investors as well as via a live webcast at 8 AM ET.

Continue Reading →

There are plenty of battery tracking apps available in BlackBerry World and we even have the native Device Monitor app on BlackBerry 10 devices, so why another app? Volt offers something more. It offers to track your battery level with precision, tracking every mAh used. On top of that Volt also supports non-OEM batteries, i.e. extended batteries. As a bonus feature, Volt also tracks the time you spend using your device.

Volt features

  • Native Cascades app
  • Headless
  • Built with low battery impact in mind
  • Supports battery swappers
  • Only app in BlackBerry World to support extended batteries
  • Unique user interface
  • Connects to UpFront
  • Sends message to Pebble Smartwatch when Volt reaches 50%, 20%, 10% and 5%

It is recommend that you carry out a full discharge via the app in order for Volt to function at its fullest. To coincide with the launch of the app, the developer has 200 free copies available for CrackBerry readers to claim. The usual price for Volt is $1.99 and is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

To claim a free copy of Volt

  1. Open up BlackBerry World
  2. Swipe down from the top and tap Redeem
  3. Enter promo code VOLTLOVESCRACKBERRY
  4. The app should show as free, tap FREE to download

More information / Purchase Volt from BlackBerry World

Continue Reading →

Pages