BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Alba

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Alba

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? On the list of topics for this week, the white BlackBerry Leap, the new BlackBerry Blend Beta the BlackBerry Classic's arrival at T-Mobile and much more. Truthfully, we got a little off topic but that's half the fun. You can catch the video as well as the audio download below.

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Reddit In Motion

While Reddit In Motion was updated earlier this month to correct some long-standing bugs, that release unfortunately, introduced some new bugs as well and now that the developer has had some time to look at them, a new version of Reddit In Motion has now arrived and is available for download through BlackBerry World. What has been fixed exactly? We've got the full changelog.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 15, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has come and gone and it is time once again to reflect on what has happened. We began this week with an informative BerryFlow Upstream Podcast whereby an array of topics and news were discussed. Next, we saw John Chen speak out against a certain Ontario MPP on his wanting to change the BlackBerry-only policy. Finally, we also let you know about the Vision Mobile Developer Economics survey, whereby a few participants are eligible to win a limited edition red Z10. Also, if you haven't had a chance, time is running out to take advantage of the latest Amazon Appstore giveaway that includes over $110 worth of apps and games.

Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all your 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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Edit photos, create sketches and more with Snap2Share

Edit photos, create sketches and more with Snap2Share

There are lots of photo editing apps to be found in BlackBerry World. We've looked at a few here on CrackBerry.com already. The latest one I've come across combines a few features of individual apps while adding extra options. Instead of having an app that just allows you to create sketches and doodles and having another app for photo editing. Snap2Share combines both into one app. Follow on as we take an in-depth look at the app.

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If one were to go through BlackBerry World, no doubt you would come across several voice recording apps, but as we all know not all apps are created equal. Some apps offer the basics while others go above and beyond and exceed expectations and the latter is applicable here for Beyond Voice Recorder Plus. Bumblebee Computing first brought us their Beyond Voice Recorder for the PlayBook and BlackBerry 10, a simple voice recording application that came with distinct features not found in the native app. The most significant was waveform visualization so that you could see where to crop and edit recordings and now, they're at it again with their latest offering, Beyond Video Recorder Plus.

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White BlackBerry Leap now available from ShopBlackBerry

Is the BlackBerry Leap in shadow grey not really your style? If you've been holding out on purchasing a Leap in hopes BlackBerry would quickly release the white one, your patience has been rewarded. Arriving on ShopBlackBerry today, the white version of the BlackBerry Leap is now available for purchase provided you live in the United States or Canada.

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Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

If you're using Inst10 for all your Instagram needs, you might be interested in checking out the latest beta that has now been made available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As noted earlier on the Nemory Studios BBM Channel, video uploading has been added to the app in beta form plus, there have been several other improvements over the official BlackBerry World release added to the mix such as the ability to regram videos, faster performance, prioritized notifications and much more.

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BlackBerry Blend

While the first round of beta testing for BlackBerry Blend brought some much-needed fixes, the newest release known as Beta 2 has now arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and is available for download. This release has taken a lot of the feedback offered up by Beta Zone members and implemented it to include not only further fixes but some feature additions as well. Thankfully, we don't have to guess what they are as BlackBerry has laid them all out for us.

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Emberify-Apps-Device

BlackBerry 10 app developer Emberify is at it again - giving us dedicated BlackBerry fans a bunch of promo codes for their apps. You'll have to be quick off the mark though as there's only 200 copies of each up for grabs and as I'm sure you know from experience, they disappear real quick.

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Amazon giveaway

Amazon's latest giveaway includes hit games such as Telltale's Game of Thrones, Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and more.

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BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher

Despite having joined the company back in February, we've not heard a lot about what BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher is working on at BlackBerry. As we know from the announcement of his arrival, his main focus, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, is to 'help extend BlackBerry's gold standard of security as we work with customers to meet new cybersecurity challenges' and more specifically, 'securing the Internet of Things and embedded systems'.

That's the company quote of what Kleidermacher does and why he's at BlackBerry but a new interview with the man himself from German site Elektronik Praxis sheds some light on his daily activities and where he sees BlackBerry in the context of embedded systems and IoT.

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Each and every day our BlackBerry devices keep us organized and productive. However, I am always on the lookout for third-party applications that provide even more functionality. A former employer once said he preferred apps and programs that saved as many "clicks" as they could in order to get things done. Custom Shortcuts, from the developer that brought us Nightly Clock, aims to do just that.

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BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

As expected, thanks to the earlier announcement, the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on the T-Mobile website and is readily available for purchase. For $18.33 a month (24-month contract) and $0 down, consumers can pick up the BlackBerry Classic without damaging their wallet. If no contract is the way you wish to go while still purchasing your device from T-Mobile, you'll have to hand over $439.92 which is the full retail price, but that still comes in a little bit cheaper than the ShopBlackBerry pricing of $449 right now.

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Power Tools updated to v7

The last update may have only been a short while ago, but a new version was already in the works. If you are not already familiar with this productivity application, it is a one that bundles several different applications together. For instance, there is a Custom LED for contacts, apps, and messages, a Call and Message blocker to bar calls, texts, and emails, a Wallpaper Setup to rotate your backgrounds, a Battery and File Manager, and even a Profile Scheduler, to name a few. This update brings with it not only a new Wallpaper Toolbar and setup, but bug fixes and better headless support as well.

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BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong

BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong

Continuing the global rollout of the all-new BlackBerry Leap, BlackBerry has now announced the affordable all-touch smartphone for Hong Kong through various BlackBerry partners.

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Phone Finder moves out of beta and into BlackBerry World

Losing your phone really sucks and while every BlackBerry 10 smartphone comes loaded with BlackBerry Protect out of the box, there's a certain level of comfort gained by having a backup solution in place, one such solution is the latest app from Nemory Studios called Phone Finder. After spending some time in the Beta Zone, Phone Finder has now arrived on BlackBerry World.

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BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase from Infibeam in India

With the BlackBerry Leap officially announced for India and appearing in BlackBerry exclusive stores, one of the first online retailers to make the device available is Infibeam. Customers looking to pick a BlackBerry Leap of their own can now do so with EMI pricing starting at Rs. 1,042 per month or you can outright purchase the BlackBerry Leap for Rs. 21,490. Still undecided about the BlackBerry Leap? Have a look at our full review of the device to get a closer look or if you've already made your mind up, hit the Infibeam site.

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Verizon and Sprint will pay $158 million to settle FCC billing complaint charges

Verizon Wireless and Sprint will pay a combined total of $158 million to settle billing complaint charges filed by the Federal Communications Commission. Under the terms of the settlement, Verizon will pay $90 million, while Sprint will have to spend $68 million, for a total of $158 million. At least $120 million of the total amount will go to reimbursing consumers hit with the charges.

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Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

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Verizon has announced that it will acquire AOL for $4.4 billion, with the deal expected to bolster the carrier's advertising efforts in the mobile video segment.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Rep!

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Rep!

Although it was Mother's day yesterday, we still managed to get together and get up a BerryFlow podcast for everyone covering a lot of last weeks topics of BlackBerry news. Everything from John Chen joining Twitter right down to T-Mobile and BlackBerry making up and preparing to sell the BlackBerry Classic. We kept things nice and short for everyone, so download the audio below or hit play on the video to tune in.

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