Soon Skype will only bother you on one device at a time

Skype will soon be doing more to curb notification noise on your devices. The company has announced a new feature, known as "active endpoint" that will contain chat notifications to the device that you're using, rather than alerting every single device. For instance, if you're chatting using Skype on your phone, your computer and tablet will remain silent.

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QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control wins Silver Stevie award

Over the years, the QNX team has won many awards for their products and service offerings and this year is no different. QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control, their high-performance software solution for engine noise reduction in passenger vehicles has won a Silver Stevie Award in the software category after having received more than 3,500 nominations this year from dozens of countries.

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Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for BlackBerry Z10

These ScreenGuardz are custom designed to protect your BlackBerry Z10's display while reducing annoying glare at the same time. They're made of an ultra-slim polymer and shield your screen from abrasive elements day in and day out. Each package include 2, so you'll have a spare on hand or one to give to a friend! Get yours for just $8.95 today!

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100 copies of the game Grid up for grabs!

Some of the best types of games are the ones that you easily pick up, put down and pick up again. BlackBerry World is just ripe with games that fit this concept, not all are addictive enough, yet alone difficult, to take advantage of this idea. If you're looking for a new game to challenge yourself with then take a look at Grid. This recently released game is played with cards and grids (initially a 5x5 grid). Your goal is to fill said grid with said playing cards, the faster you fill the grid the better; but it's not as easy as that. Where's the fun if it doesn't really grab your attention?

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Twittly - A new native Twitter client from Nemory Studios in the works

While I think it's safe to say Blaq at this point pretty much owns the third-party Twitter app audience on BlackBerry 10, that doesn't appear to be a concern for Nemory Studios who is currently working on Twittly. Right now, it's in development and there's no beta as of yet but NemOry has posted up a preview video and some screenshots of the development thus far for everyone to take a look at and it looks pretty sweet. Although things could change, the plan is to release the app for free with an in app purchase to unlock pro features. Have a look and swing by the CrackBerry Forums to let NemOry know what you think.

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TELUS, Bell and Rogers all offering the BlackBerry Z30 for free!

I'm still no fan of contracts but if you've been waiting to get a BlackBerry Z30 on the cheap or the upcoming BlackBerry Passport isn't for you, now is likely the best time to do so if you live in Canada. Right now, TELUS, Bell and Rogers are all offering the device for free with a 2-year contract on specific plans until Sept. 15th.

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TELUS to be one of the carriers to offer the BlackBerry Passport in Canada

Over the past few weeks now we've received several tips surrounding the list of Canadian carriers who are suggested to be releasing the BlackBerry Passport. It's comprised of all the usual suspects such as Bell, Rogers, and TELUS but unlike some previous device releases, everything surrounding the Passport has been rather hush-hush and the tips have never come along with the typical 'proof' people have come to expect.

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We've already seen that BlackBerry will be hosting a bunch of webinars for developers looking to know more about the Amazon Developer Program. BlackBerry will also be holding a webinar for those who run BES10 (BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10) and would like to know more about Active Sync and how BlackBerry 10 uses it. The webinar will be hosted by Brian Bernard, BlackBerry Principal Analyst.

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BlackBerry developers are making use of the Redemption offer that has been available through BlackBerry World for some time now. We've been posting a lot of them on CrackBerry already. They're not going to stop soon either. This time around Nemory Studios has 150 free copies of Messenger for Facebook available. We've taken a look at Messenger for Facebook before and I'm a fan as it's pretty smooth and fast.

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BlackBerry hosting 'Introduction to the Amazon Developer Program' webinars for developers

Whether you're a BlackBerry developer looking to make use of the Amazon Appstore when BlackBerry OS 10.3 arrives or someone who is just interested in learning about what the Amazon Developer Program offers, BlackBerry is hosting a 'Introduction to the Amazon Developer Program' series of webcasts starting on August 26, 2014 2:00:00 PM ADT. In total, there's three webinars that will be of interest.

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VP and Head of U.S. Public Sector Jeffrey Ait shares why he joined BlackBerry

Although his hiring went quietly unnoticed for a while, Jeffrey Ait actually joined BlackBerry approximately three months ago and took position as VP and Head of the U.S. Public Sector from Good Technology, where he served as Director of the Public Sector. As part of a Q&A session with the Inside BlackBerry Business Blog, Ait has now shared a little more info about what his position entails, why he joined BlackBerry and his thoughts on Government Mobility.

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Marco Gallo offering giveaway on select applications for a limited time

With the release of the new vendor portal for BlackBerry Developers, one of the new features highlighted is the ability to create promotional codes for users to redeem in the storefront. Since then, we've seen quite a few developers create codes for our readers both on the front page and in the forums. Marco Gallo is no exception and he has decided to take five of his popular applications and giveaway 30 copies of each, not including Marine Assistant which is 15, for free. All of the information you need to claim these free applications is listed below. Please note that capitalization is important when entering the codes.

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CrackBerry's CB10 app updated to v1.6.2 - Download now!

As some of you have started to notice and as I mentioned on my From the Editor's desk, we've now pushed out a new release for the CB10 app and this time around, it's loaded up with bug fixes, enhancements and improvements across the board. Seriously! The change log for this one is quite long but the good news is, we have it laid out for you. Here's what you can expect from this release.

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger

The BlackBerry Premium Micro-USB 1.8A Charger is made for maximum portability. Use it at home, the office, airport or anywhere life takes you! The six-foot power cable maximizes flexibility, the adapter is Micro-USB compatible and the folding blade design makes it easy to store. Get it today for 63% off!

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Hands-on with ARKick v2.0

Hands-on with ARKickv2.0

It's been one year since the launch of ARKick, the Augmented Reality app for BlackBerry 10. One year after it's release we see version 2.0 drop and it comes with a nice list of changes. In CrackBerry fashion we're going hands on to check out the new UI and new Virtual Locations feature.

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Disney hosting 'Sunny Days Giveaway' with four free games in BlackBerry World

Have you had your eye on some of the Disney games in BlackBerry World but weren't really sure if you wanted to lay down the cash for them? If so, you'll want to check out the Sunny Days Giveaway in BlackBerry World. For a limited time, Disney is giving away four games in total and the lineup includes Temple Run: Brave, Temple Run: Oz, Where's My Mickey and Toy Story: Smash It!

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 and the new plans offer

Sprint has announced its new Family Share Pack plans that replaces the company's Framily plans, and the new plans offer more data for less starting on August 22. According to the Now Network carrier, Sprint's plans will offer customers as much as twice the amount of data to comparable plans from rivals.

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BlackBullet - A native client for Pushbullet enters beta

Pushbullet is a pretty fantastic iOS and Android app that automatically shows you all of your phone's notifications right on your computer. However, there's no BlackBerry 10 version for people to make use of but stepping up to the plate to fill that void is BlackBerry developer QTHelex with a beta of their native BlackBullet app.

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 device simulator now available

Whether you're a developer looking to test your apps against BlackBerry OS 10.3 or simply just want to take a look at OS 10.3, you can now download the latest device simulator from the BlackBerry website. Previously it sat at OS 10.3.0.698 but has now been updated to OS 10.3.0.1052. Keep in mind, if you plan on giving it a look you will need some VMWare tools in order to run it all but you can find the full details on the BlackBerry Developer site along with the download links for you respective computer operating system. Shame that BlackBerry Blend link doesn't fully work quite yet.

Download the BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.1052 device simulator

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Sprint rolling out OS 10.2.1.3023 for the BlackBerry Q10

If you own a BlackBerry Q10 and are on Sprint, you'll want to go ahead and check for software updates. Reports from the CrackBerry Forums and notice on the Sprint website indicate the carrier has started pushing out OS 10.2.1.3023 for the BlackBerry Q10. While many folks are still going through the changes in the forums, according to the Sprint documentation, here's what you can expect is fixed and changed.

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