You can grab six microUSB cables of various lengths for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code

Right now you can pick up six Tronsmart microUSB cables for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code 6USBCORD, a savings of $4. The set comes with various cable lengths, including (1) one-foot cable, (2) three-foot cables and (3) six-foot cables. If you are the one who never seems to be able to find a cable when you are in need of one, you'll want to grab this collection.

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BlackBerry 'Hamburg' purported specs turn up on benchmark tests

With two Android-based phones already confirmed to be coming and rumors surrounding those devices having already been swirling for a while now, it was only a matter of time before more information started popping up. The latest tidbit of news comes by way of GFXBench, which is currently showing some purported baseline specs for the 'Hamburg'.

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WhatsApp rolls out beta update for BlackBerry 10, reminds users the app will be discontinued in December

WhatsApp has rolled out a new beta update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This release pegged as version, has multiple bug fixes for various media upload and sending issues as well as the typical miscellaneous fixes and updates.

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The Android for Work DevHub helps business developers learn and connect

Google is expanding its support for enterprise developers with the new Android for Work DevHub. The hub is meant to keep developers informed about the latest news surrounding Android in business environments, and give enterprise developers a place to communicate with one another. Members of the DevHub will also receive exclusive Google Play for Work and Android for Work product betas.

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One App from CellNinja helps add an additional layer of security to your phone

Have you ever had the problem where someone asks you to use your phone but you don't want to let them because you just know they might start flipping through its contents? Perhaps you often hand off your phone to a child to watch videos but don't want them to be able to access anything else? Maybe you just have an app you want to show off but not allow anyone to browse the rest of your phone. If so, the latest app from CellNinja called One App is just what you need.

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BingeOn T-Mobile

T-Mobile has announced that it has once again added a number of new BingeOn partners. This marks the fifth expansion of the service in the six months since its release, and it holds some big name additions. While some of these previously allowed music streaming under Music Freedom, they now offer unlimited video streaming as well.

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Meizu wants you to help crowdfund its 'floating' Gravity wireless speaker

Meizu, a name you most likely associate with its Chinese-market Android phones, is looking to dip its toes into the U.S. via an unexpected product: a wireless speaker.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vision

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vision

If you missed BerryFlow Upstream live last night, then you missed out on some pretty great discussion. Good news, though, you now watch the video playback or download the audio file and get yourself caught up. This week we discuss the three-year anniversary of BBM Channels, what people like about BlackBerry 10 and John Chen's recent comments on CNN Money plus, much more.

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Mpow Buckler

Right now you can pick up the Mpow Buckler, the company's latest waterproof Bluetooth speaker, for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code NJB5QCK7. It has an IPX4 rating, so it will work great by the pool, out camping and even in the shower with its suction cup.

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AT&T will begin offering new roaming deals for customers who use their phones in Mexico and Canada. Starting May 20, AT&T Unlimited Plan members will not incur any roaming charges in those two countries.

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Today marks the three year anniversary of BBM Channels

Today marks the 3 year anniversary of BBM Channels

Yep. Three years already. Back on May 14th, 2013, at BlackBerry Live BlackBerry announced a new service within BBM dubbed BBM Channels. As it was described at the time:

BBM Channels allows individuals and groups to create a dedicated channel and share information and updates with the immediacy that BBM offers. BBM customers around the world will be able to connect and share information, broadcast about themselves to their channel, or join their favorite communities and share their experiences of the channel with their BBM contacts.

Since then, there have been several updates to BBM Channels with feature additions and small improvements, but unfortunately, there has been no massive overhaul of the system to give it a refreshed look. With that in mind, Pootermobile and the folks over at BerryFlow have gone ahead and created a new visual concept for BBM Channels.

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This week is brought to you by the future.

The whole Android world is looking ahead for Google I/O 2016. Google's already unveiled and released a preview of Android N, so it's anybody's guess what exactly they'll have on tap. VR? Smart speakers? Self-driving dirigibles? Tune in next week to find out!

As for Apple, there was a brouhaha over a supposed Apple Music bug that was deleting locally-stored music, but Apple says that is an iTunes bug, but they're not even sure that it's actually a bug. But, to discuss things like that and everything else in Apple's business, iMore has a brand new podcast: Apple Talk. Joining hosts Michael Gartenberg, Serenity Caldwell, and Rene Ritchie for the first episode: none other than John Gruber of Daring Fireball.

Microsoft has released yet another update to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Developer Preview, this time building out support for Ink and pulling a few lesser-used features at the same time. Also, be sure to check out Windows Central's reviews of Superhot for Xbox and Hitman Episode 2

After losing two senior executives, Tesla's made a big hire: bringing on the Audi exec in charge of the A4, A5, and Q5 as the new Tesla VP of Vehicle Production — he has a huge challenge in ramping up for the Model 3. And despite what you might have read on Facebook, lithium extraction is much cleaner than oil sands.

All of that and much much more inside this edition of Mobile Nations Weekly!

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes and performance improvements

Following the latest round of updates to BBM for Android and iOS, BlackBerry has once again directed their attention to BBM on BlackBerry 10 and have now released a new update.

Much like the recent BBM for Android update, this one doesn't really add any new features of call out any specific changes, but according to the changelog you can expect there to be bug fixes and performance improvements. The update is live in BlackBerry World right now, so go ahead and get it downloaded if you haven't done so already.

Download BBM for BlackBerry 10

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Do you want a free BlackBerry Priv or Passport? Enter this giveaway!

It's time to announce the winner of our April contest, and to get our next contest underway! We decided to go ahead and let the winner choose if they'd prefer a BlackBerry Priv or Passport again this time! You can find all the details on that below, but first, let's go ahead and reveal who the winner of our last giveaway is!

Everyone please join me in congratulating CrackBerry reader jpulleyb from Canada for winning our April contest! I will be in touch with you soon to get your prize sorted out. Everyone else, keep reading for the information you need for your next shot at winning.


The winner will receive their choice of either a brand new BlackBerry Priv or Passport, which does not include service.


Use the widget below to enter. There are several different options, and if you complete them all you'll have the maximum chance at winning! Please note, we DO verify the winning entries, so if you say you completed something, but you didn't actually do it, you'll be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

This one's open to all folks everywhere such contests are legal, but we can't guarantee the phone will work on your network. (You know how these things go.) Also, in the event the winner does not reside in the US, please be aware that the prize may be subject to customs fees and taxes, which are the responsibility of the winner. The contest ends on June 12th. We'll announce the winner here on CrackBerry shortly after the closing date.

That's it! Good luck, everyone!

Enter to win a new BlackBerry Priv or Passport from CrackBerry!

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Amazon's latest Dash Button can be programmed for any task you want

While Amazon's Dash Buttons are certainly a cool way to re-order commonly used products, the online retailer apparently also sees a use for the clever little buttons in the larger "Internet of Things" space.

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BlackBerry expands their Android beta program to include BlackBerry-authored apps

With the Priv's Android Marshmallow beta up and running, BlackBerry has now decided to go ahead and add BlackBerry-authored apps such as Hub and Calendar to the beta program as well.

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BBM Channels begins rolling out stats for individual posts

If you're heavy into BBM Channels and have been hoping for a way to view stats for individual posts to arrive, now is the time to celebrate. It looks as though that's the latest feature to be added to BBM Channels through the desktop admin portal.

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Sprint offers free year of Amazon Prime with its $100-a-month Better Choice XXL plan

Sprint has announced that customers who sign up for its $100-a-month Better Choice XXL plan will get a year of Amazon Prime for free, which is normally worth $99.

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Give me your top five reasons why BlackBerry 10 is still better than Android

Ever since the release of the BlackBerry Priv, I think it's safe to say the CrackBerry community has been rather split when it comes to BlackBerry's phone offerings. Having both BlackBerry 10 and Android offerings on the table has caused many to reconsider their thoughts about Android.

Still, there's plenty of BlackBerry 10 users out there who believe BlackBerry 10 is, has been and always will be superior to Android. If you fit into that category, I want to hear from you. Drop a comment below and let me, and everyone else who reads your post, know the top five reasons you still feel BlackBerry 10 is better than Android.

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