BlackBerry Workspaces webinar taking place on March 22

BlackBerry Workspaces webinar taking place on March 22

If you're looking to learn more about BlackBerry Workspaces and how it can help your organization, BlackBerry is hosting a fresh look at the offering via a new webinar taking place on March 22. The service, formerly known as WatchDox, has grown substantially over the past few months and now, as a part of BlackBerry UEM, offers, even more, ways users can easily access, sync, edit, share and control their files.

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Spring into Savings with deals on Priv by BlackBerry and top accessories!

Looking to get a new device at a discount? Lucky for you with the change of season upon us ShopBlackBerry storefronts are starting to offer spring savings. Celebrate the start of the new season when you purchase a BlackBerry Priv or top accessories up to 40% off.

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You'll want to keep this powerful $16 Bluetooth speaker with you at all times

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a powerful Bluetooth speaker at a killer price!

Bluetooth speakers are a great way to listen to music, podcasts and more at a louder volume than your phone can offer. TaoTronics has discounted its offering down to just $15.99, which is the lowest price this speaker has hit yet. With two powerful 7W drivers and 2 high-performance acoustic drivers, you should get a pretty good sound quality out of the portable speaker and with the built-in 4000mAh battery, it can play for up to 8 hours on a single charge.

The speaker also has a 3.5mm jack on it so you can easily play from devices that don't have Bluetooth, and the buttons at the top of it allow for easy control of the audio even if you don't have access to the phone or tablet. With over 600 reviews the speaker has a 4.6 out of 5 star rating at Amazon.

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For more great deals on tech, gadgets, home goods and more, be sure to check out our friends at Thrifter now!

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Media Markt now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone!

Although we've yet to hear from any carriers opening up pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone, several third-party retailers have already begun. The latest added to the mix is Media Markt which now has the BlackBerry KEYone listed for €599.00 through their online portal.

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BBM continues to grow and expand its offerings and services in multiple regions

Aside from the latest design refresh to the app, there has been plenty of additional services and content being added to BBM as well. The BBM blog has highlighted three separate news announcements of new integrations coming to BBM for multiple regions including South Africa and the Middle East.

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BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher brings desktop productivity to mobile

Following the release of BlackBerry UEM the company is expanding the software offerings to enterprise users. In a video published to the BlackBerry YouTube account, we're getting a closer look at the BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher and how it offers value to businesses.

The re-imagined BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher is a powerful mobile desktop solution that packs secure and approved applications and tools all in one place. This robust solution works to streamline business workflows and reduce the need to open and close multiple apps over and over. The BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher can be integrated by developers into their business apps to extend critical functionality right into the BlackBerry Dynamics platform.

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Take your pick of 3 popular iOttie car mounts for $13 today only at Amazon

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time scoring you big discounts on popular iOttie car mounts!

It's no secret that you shouldn't be driving and using your phone in your hand, but people still do it. Instead of putting your life at risk to view an incoming email or driving directions, head over to Amazon and buy an iOttie smartphone car mount for less than $13. There are 3 different styles to choose from so you're bound to find one that works for you. As a price comparison, you'd normally pay about $20 per mount.

These universal mounts will accommodate nearly any size smartphone, with or without a case. iOttie makes the best car mounts on the market, period. Its Easy One Touch 2 (on sale for $12.77 today) is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars from more than 27,500 Amazon reviewers.

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CrackBerry 10th Anniversary Podcast 03 - Under Promise, Over Deliver

For our third 10th Anniversary Super Special, we cover all of the topics BlackBerry fans have been pondering since the KEYone was unveiled at Mobile World Congress!

On this episode we welcome James Nieves to the CrackBerry Podcast! James is joining the CrackBerry team full time and is going to crack the whip to make sure you're never more than a week away from your latest CrackBerry podcast.

It's been a few weeks since our last show, so on this episode we play catch up and cover everything that's been happening in the world of BlackBerry, going back to the BlackBerry KEYone's official unveiling at Mobile World Congress. We talk about the press event, our crazy and amazing CrackBerry meetups (that we hope to do more of), and CBK covers some of his impressions on the KEYone now that he's been using it for a couple of weeks. We also spend some time talking about the BlackBerry Aurora. There's a LOT more than that covered in between the big topics, so if you're a BlackBerry fan you won't want to miss a second.

We hope you enjoy the show!

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BlackBerry introduces new Privacy Shade app for Android

Along with the bevy of app updates to the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite, BlackBerry has now also introduced a new Android app called Privacy Shade. It's an interesting little app that allows you to selectively choose to obscure anything that is displayed on your screen so that others can't look at it.

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Sony MDR-1000X review: no noise is good noise

Good headphones should be like a big wall between you and the rest of the world. Great headphones should let you get through that wall easily and comfortably. Enter the Sony MDR-1000X Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones, which have a feature I truly appreciate: the ability to hear outside your headphones with a quick tap.

I'm Michael Fisher, but you probably know me best as MrMobile. I've reviewed more than a few ANC headphones in the past year, and this is unquestionably the best. Watch this video, and keep your ears open. You might hear something you like.

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BlackBerry Hub+ Services for Android update now available

The rest of the apps are now rolling out as well such as Hub, Calendar, Launcher, Password Keeper, Contact, Notes, Tasks and even DTEK. Additionally, the previously announced BBM improvements are now in full swing.

A little bit of an update to BlackBerry Hub+ Services is now rolling out through the Google Play Store. I say a little bit of an update because unfortunately, the changelog at this point simply highlights bug fixes as the only changes that have been made in this release.

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Get 20% off high-speed 4G data service! [Best deal for LTE]

CrackBerry and Mint SIM have partnered to bring you an insanely good deal on high-speed 4G data in the United States.

That's why we're super excited about this awesome deal from Mint SIM, available exclusively to CrackBerry readers. For a limited time, use coupon code CBMINTSIM20 to receive 20% off any 6- or 12-month plan.

Mint SIM is an alternative carrier with one focus: offering the most consistent high-speed 4G LTE data (it runs off T-Mobile's growing network) at insanely low prices.

You'll receive unlimited talk and text, with insanely low prices on ultra-fast, reliable 4G LTE data. Here's how it breaks down after the coupon is applied:

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Choose the plan that's best for you and start saving today, with no contract required. This is a limited time offer reserved just for CrackBerry readers. Remember, use coupon code CBMINTSIM20 to receive 20% off any 6- or 12-month plan. The deal expires March 31, so get going!

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BlackBerry explains why your car is safe with QNX Automotive

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard has taken to Inside BlackBerry explaining how BlackBerry QNX can safeguard your vehicle. Documents published by WikiLeaks unveiled investigations from the CIA that listed BlackBerry QNX as a potential target for hacking.

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BlackBerry hosting 'Introducing BlackBerry Secure' webcast on March 16

BlackBerry announced their comprehensive mobile-security platform for the Enterprise of Things, better known as BlackBerry Secure, back in December but if you're still wondering what it all entails, you'll want to tune into the 'Securing the Enterprise of Things: Introducing BlackBerry Secure' webcast that BlackBerry is hosting on March 16.

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Digital Offers: Keep your internet browsing encrypted with VPNSecure, now 91% off

Banking information. Mortgage payment history. Your important documents. Nearly all of your life is online these days, and while convenient that can be scary. There are tons of people out there who are looking to do malicious stuff, and we need to be sure that is in the back of our brains at all times. While you can't avoid using the internet (in most cases), you can ensure that it is a secure connection when you do use it.

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VPNs have become more and more popular as the time passes because people want to make sure that the information they are transmitting is getting to the right places. VPNSecure is a great option, and right now you can score a sweet deal on a lifetime subscription to the service. With it you'll be able to connect up to five devices at the same time, use unlimited bandwidth and more.

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You are getting a whole lot for your money here. VPNSecure normally costs $450 for the lifetime subscription, but right now you can pick one up for only $39. You'll want to hurry though, because this price won't last long.

Browsing the web can get you in loads of trouble if you aren't careful, so be sure to grab this at its 91% discount to secure your browsing sessions.

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen congratulates BB Merah Putih on the launch of the Aurora

Now that the BlackBerry Aurora has been officially announced, BlackBerry CEO John has put out a new video congratulating BB Merah Putih on the launch. While the video itself is brief, Chen also addresses the Indonesian customers for whom the device was built, for their continuous support and loyalty.

Good morning. I apologizeI cannot be with you in person today to celebrate our partnership with BB Merah Putih. I've always recognized the importance of the Indonesian market to BlackBerry. I remember being in Jakarta in June of 2014 to launch my first BlackBerry smartphone as CEO of the company. TheBlackBerry Z3, codenamed, Jakarta, and I'm very proud of the fact that Indonesia has the largest user base of one of my favorite apps, BBM. It's with your continued support and loyalty that BlackBerry has been able to turn around and transform itself into a leading secure software company we are today.

Your commitment has not gone unnoticed. I recognize how much you love BlackBerry smartphones and of course on that, I share your feelings. I will make every effort to ensure that as part of BlackBerry's future, we continue to deliver smartphones to you. Not only would it get the state-of-the-art, industry-leading security the device will be proudly labeled, made in Indonesia. Congratulations on today's launch and thank you from me and everyone at BlackBerry. I look forward to continue to innovate and partner with Indonesia.

Additionally, the Inside BlackBerry blog has now also posted up more information surrounding the launch, with Alex thurber noting 'Today, I congratulate BB Merah Putih on the debut of their BlackBerry Aurora smartphone. Welcome to the family!', be sure to give that a read as well.

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BB Merah Putih officially announces the BlackBerry Aurora for the Indonesian market

As expected, based on earlier information, BB Merah Putih has now officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora for the Indonesian market, giving it the honor of being the first BlackBerry smartphone released by BB Merah Putih under its new brand licensing agreement signed with BlackBerry Limited in September 2016.

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Get a closer look at the BlackBerry Aurora in this new product video!

As we edge even closer to the official launch announcement of the BlackBerry Aurora, more content continues to appear for the device as well. This time around, we get a closer overall look by way of a new product video meant to highlight the camera.

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Here are the Android apps that integrate with BlackBerry Hub

You asked, and we answered. Here are the 10+ Android social/messaging applications that integrate with BlackBerry Hub for Android. Over the various updates and releases, BlackBerry has added a multitude of social media connections to expand the usability of the BlackBerry Hub for Android. Users can utilize the application as a unified communication inbox for everything from emails to Instagram notifications.

With these advancements, the BlackBerry applications have become more widely available with the Hub+ Suite of BlackBerry apps supporting Android devices running Android 5.0 and higher. The BlackBerry Hub also supports Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook.com, Microsoft Exchange accounts, and many IMAP and POP3 email providers.

Currently, the following apps are supporting within BlackBerry Hub for Android:

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook
  3. Facebook Messenger
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Whatsapp
  6. BBM
  7. Instagram
  8. Pinterest
  9. Slack
  10. Skype
  11. Viber
  12. WeChat
  13. Line
  14. Kik
  15. Telegram

BlackBerry has done an admirable job adding in loads of social integration for the BlackBerry Hub on Android. Users can get a lot of value from having just one place to check for all their most important notifications. Kik and Telegram support adds to the BETA release of the Hub+ Suite, and we expect it will go public sooner rather than later. There's been a steady flow of updates to the Hub+ Suite on Android, and we're looking forward to seeing what else will come considering the upcoming releases of the BlackBerry KEYone and dual-SIM BlackBerry Aurora. We'll keep this post updated with the current information on account support within the BlackBerry Hub for Android.

Did we miss any with this list? Let us know down below.

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BlackBerry Aurora to officially launch in Indonesia March 9

Although the device has been up for pre-order across several Indonesian retailers for a few days now, BB Merah Putih has yet to officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora. That will change on March 9, though, as noted by several Indonesian outlets including CNN Indonesia and MetroTVNews who have now had a chance to go hands-on with device ahead of official launch.

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