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Europe has agreed a final proposal to scrap roaming charges altogether across the continent, as well as new rules on net neutrality. The extra charges applied to your account for using your mobile phone abroad will be scrapped by June 2017, although a fair use policy will be put in place.

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BBM Money users in Indonesia can now pay for goods and services online and in stores

While we're still waiting to hear some news about BBM Money for the U.S. and Canada, BlackBerry last week held an event to update media and the Android, BlackBerry and iOS communities in Indonesia on the latest additions to BBM Money that for the first time brings Instant Mobile Payments to users of the app on all major platforms and allows them pay for goods and services online and in stores – regardless of who they bank with.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BTS

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BTS

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now watch the video or download the audio for playback. This week, we kept it all fairly short due to the fact we did a fairly long podcast last week on Wednesday after the BlackBerry Earnings report. For this one, we discuss the latest BBM, BBM Meetings updates and BBM Money updates, BlackBerry and MacKenzie Health and finally, BlackBerry Business Technology Solutions.

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A well known BlackBerry developer has just released an app in BlackBerry World today. CellNinja, who has brought us apps such as Hub2Watch and more, has released ProtectMe. It's a security app that adds an extra layer of protection above what BlackBerry Protect offers. It can do things such as lock your device if a connected Bluetooth device gets disconnected or if the Wi-Fi or any other network connection is turned off. The point being if you lost your device and someone tried to turn of the mobile network, your device would automatically become locked.

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It's been a while since we've featured BKU Software, but their apps have been popular on BlackBerry 10 since the OS was first launched. The three most popular are currently on sale until July 5th, 2015 so if you've been tempted before but put off the price you can now grab yourself a bargain.

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Here's a quick heads up for you Instagram users out there that like to use the third party app iGrann. The app has been updated for both the free and pro versions and while users may not see a bunch of new features, the update is important to coincide with the latest version of Instagram.

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BlackBerry offers a native app for saving passwords called Password Keeper but we love options and on alternative third party app comes in the form of KeePassB Password Manager. It is a native BlackBerry 10 app that uses the open source password manager KeePass. Like all password managers, you just need one master password that then allows you to access all your other passwords, allowing you to use complex passwords for your accounts.

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A look at the updated Privacy and Control BBM features

Yesterday, an update to BBM rolled out for BlackBerry, Android and iOS. The version had been running in BlackBerry Beta Zone for a while and now it is rolling out to everyone. There are a handful of new features to be found in this latest update from Private Chat to the ability to quote messages. We're going to be taking a closer look at these new features.

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If you're a Pocket user, you've probably already heard of ReadItNow! It's a third party client we've featured a few times here in the CrackBerry blog. It's one of my first top 5 apps installed whenever I get a new device or carry out a clean install on my BlackBerry 10 smartphone. This latest update brings us to v7.0 and with it comes some new additions. As well as your usual bug squashing fixes.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 26, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Are you all ready for the weekend? Between deadlines at work and blogging, I might be able to squeeze in some rest, but we'll see. This week was all about the Q1 Fiscal 2016 results that kickstarted a flurry of announcements. To name a few, there was the notice that BlackBerry and Cisco signed a broad patent cross-licensing agreement, a new appointee to the Board of Directors, and the announcement of the common share purchase program. To finish things off you should listen to the BerryFlow Upstream podcast on the earnings results as well as entering our contest to win a free case from ShopCrackBerry.

Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all you 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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BBM adds Privacy and Control Subscription

The latest BBM update brings along with it a new subscription, Privacy and Control, which lets users have even more control over what they are sharing. Replacing Timed and Retracted Messages, Privacy and Control offers users some new features at the same $0.99 a month price tag.

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Mobile Nations Community Update, June 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, June 2015

With June coming to a close, it's time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update! Keep reading as I take you on a quick tour around our network for all the latest from Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

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Check out E.X.O. a new platform game for BlackBerry 10

Looking for a new game to play to kill time? You should check out E.X.O. Recently released, E.X.O. is a platformer where you have to avoid obstacles and shoot enemies to complete each level. The BlackBerry World description says it's challenging and I am finding that it is. I can't even get past the first level. But maybe that's because I'm not that good at these types of games.

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Summer is upon us and what better time to pick up a few useful productivity applications. Toysoft Development is holding a summer sale and placing several of their offerings on sale for up to 50% off. From now until July 2, the BlackBerry 10 apps listed below will be available at a discounted price or as low as $0.99.

Toysoft Development apps in the summer sale

Feel free to take advantage of the reduced prices on these selections. You can also browse through their entire catalog via the link below.

More information and download of all Toysoft Development apps

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John Chen discusses healthcare in the digital age at the Mackenzie Health Innovation Unit

Yesterday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen joined the "Partnering for Innovation: Healthcare in the Digital Age" keynote discussion alongside Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health at the launch of Phase Two of the Mackenzie Health Innovation Unit and now, the Mackenzie Innovation Institute has uploaded the video of that event for everyone to watch.

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Keep your BlackBerry safe with a free case from ShopCrackBerry!

Summer is officially underway and for a lot of you out there that means vacations, tons of outside activities, and epic adventures galore! Of course, your BlackBerry is going to come along for the ride, and it's going to need some protection from potential damage. The obvious choice? No, don't put it in a bubble, grab a case and keep it safe from drops, bumps, scratches, and other mishaps! Keep reading for more info and see how you can win a free case for your BlackBerry!

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Money Plus goes on sale for a limited time

From time to time, I may be guilty of spending too much and not keeping track of the transactions. There are a variety of expense tracking apps available at your fingertips. Originally built for the BlackBerry PlayBook and available on BlackBerry 10, Money Plus is an expense transaction tracking and financial app that is also Built for BlackBerry.

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Amazon Appstore free apps

Amazon's latest giveaway in the Amazon Appstore includes over $40 of paid content for free now through July 1. Titles in this promotion include The Bard's Tale, Exiles Weather Live and many more.

Here's the full list of apps in this latest offer:

Also, today's free "App of the Day" in the Amazon App Store happens to be the acclaimed game Monument Valley.

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T-Mobile announces JUMP! On Demand

The first move from T-Mobile under its Un-carrier Amped campaign is JUMP! On Demand, an addition to its existing upgrade policy. Previously, customers had to pay a $10 fee each month to upgrade whenever they wanted, but T-Mobile has removed that fee in JUMP! On Demand.

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PushProtect aims to snap a picture of the culprit when your phone is stolen

When it comes to securing your BlackBerry smartphone when it is lost or stolen, we have BlackBerry Protect which allows us to remotely wipe, lock or make the device beep. You can also locate where it is using GPS. How about adding the ability to take a snapshot of the person who may have stolen your precious BlackBerry smartphone? That's what PushProtect aims to do, and we take a look at how the app works and how useful it would be.

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