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Devcellent Solutions is the creator of a bunch of cool apps for BlackBerry 10 and from Canada Day right through to Independence Day in the U.S., three apps from Devcellent will be on sale. It's a nice big slash down in price too, so if these apps are some that you've looked at before but thought the price was a tad too high, they're definitely worth a look now.

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Skype

Skype has announced that it is changing the way it charges VAT to EU customers. Instead of charging VAT when customers add credit, Skype will add the relevant taxes when you actually use the service to make a call or buy a new subscription.

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The top UK law firms are choosing BlackBerry 10 for its security features

More good news on the enterprise side of things to start the week. BlackBerry UK have released the following press release and videos detailing how well BlackBerry 10 (BES10) is doing with law and accountancy companies.

We all know that security is just one area where BlackBerry dominates the market and todays news just goes to show that BlackBerry is a long way from failing - although much of the press seems to try and make us believe otherwise.

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June 2014 is coming to a close, which means #MobileFit is ending too. Or is it? We've got a podcast for you to check out below, we're announcing the winners of our Fitbit challenge and we've got some exciting new info about the future of #MobileFit.

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Carlulu for BlackBerry 10 smartphones helps you record fill ups and tune ups. With our SUV starting to get a little older, I noticed that the trips to the repair shop were becoming more frequent and more expensive; neither of which came as a surprise. We've amassed a small pile of invoices and repair records that is only expected to grow. These are then filed away for safe keeping and for reference, not for ease of access on the go. That being said, obviously I opted to look for another method of tracking automotive repairs than just on paper; especially for when I'm away from home, possibly stuck on the side of the road. Carlulu offers just that; the ability to track how much gas (and money) your vehicles are guzzling from the tanks (and your wallet).

Understanding that it shouldn't replace the physical records I've collected, nor the service records at the repair shop, I decided to take Carlulu for a test drive to see if it ran smoothly on my BlackBerry or if it needed a tune up.

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T-Mobile hits mid-year LTE expansion goal

T-Mobile hits mid-year LTE expansion goal

T-Mobile announced that it has achieved its mid-year coverage goal of expending its LTE footprint. Now the Un-carrier network announced that as of the end of June, it now has 230 million points-of-presence for its 4G LTE footprint, meaning its network is expanding and LTE is available in more areas. And though T-Mobile has hit its milestone for June, the carrier says that it will continue to expand its LTE footprint.

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BlackBerry Z30 pricing further reduced in India through Flipkart

If you live in India and still haven't picked up a BlackBerry Z30, your patience may have been rewarded. Back in March, the pricing was reduced to Rs. 34,990 but now if you order through Flipkart using a Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Net Banking options you can pick up a BlackBerry Z30 of your very own for only Rs. 24,990 after a Rs. 5000 credit from Flipkart.

That's a pretty slick deal all things considered. Also keep in mind, if the Z30 isn't your flavor of BlackBerry, you can also pick up a Z3 through Flipkart with a Rs.1000 reduction in pricing. The deals are noted to be for a limited time only, so best to get in while you can.

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CrackBerry Canada Day Sale - Save 20% on All BlackBerry Accessories!

Canada Day is just around the corner and in honor of the celebrations, Shop CrackBerry Canada is having an awesome sale on all BlackBerry accessories. From right now, up until July 2nd at midnight PST you can save 20% on ALL BlackBerry accessory purchases and with free shipping on orders $50 or more it's a great time to stock up on all those things you've wanted but held off on.

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BlackBerry Z3

To compliment the BlackBerry Z3 hitting retail outlets recently in Indonesia, BlackBerry have released a couple of videos over on their YouTube channel which I can only presume are headed for TV or the big screen.

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Grab a BlackBerry PlayBook for $69.99 today only from eBay

If you're looking for BlackBerry PlayBook, then we have a deal for you. Ebay is currently selling the 16GB version of the PlayBook for just $69.99. That's a sharp discount from its normal price of $499.99.

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Toysoft has been hard at work lately adding even more capabilities to their popular application Power Tools. This latest update not only adds new icons, improves BBM LED Contacts support, but adds Talk2Watch PRO support as well. Now users will be able to get an array of features from this application sent to their Pebble smartwatch. Although you must have Talk2Watch PRO installed in order for it to function, having Pebble support is certainly something BlackBerry owners will appreciate.

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The top journal and diary apps for BlackBerry

Over the years being able to document those special memories, events, and ideas has taken on different forms. Growing up I carried a journal and my camera with me wherever I went. Later on my laptop took over that important role which inevitable led to my BlackBerry becoming the next step in that progression. Between all those planners, diaries, and digital memories I discovered how essential it was to preserve each and every one of these snapshots of our lives.

Whether it be reminiscing over the candid moments with friends and family or laughing over the fun times and trips there is nothing better than preserving each of these moments for the future. As I am fond of documenting each and every occasion here are a few applications to help you get started on your very own digital scrapbook.

Picture Diary by Titus Braber

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this slick native application aims to do just that. While other diary apps allow you to create multiple entries the whole purpose of this one is to only create one, and only one, entry per day. Borrowing the concept from the 365 photo challenge by photographers, this aims to document the special moments in your life across the span one year one photo at a time. While some may scoff at not being able to add more pictures, I have taken DJ's advice from her review and gone with taking collages as the picture of the day, though you can always add ones from your library as well. There is room to add a title, date, and description of the events taking place in the image. For those concerned about switching devices, there is a backup and restore option that saves your data as a zip file. Available for all BlackBerry 10 devices for $.99 it is a simple application to capture those otherwise forgotten daily moments.

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Candid by Candid

The application formerly known as Diaree recently underwent a complete makeover that goes beyond the new design. The purpose of this application is that you can record your life, including your fondest memories, using their anonymous service. Through this public forum you can unload your troubles, share your joyous occasions, or simply use it as an outlet to express your feelings. While it does limit you to three posts per day, each one can be personalized with an image. There is a social aspect of Candid as well where users connect with others on the platform to hold conversations including receiving feedback on posts, advice, encouragement and support. Candid is a beautifully constructed native application that is a free download for BlackBerry 10. We share our lives on Facebook and Twitter, but this is another avenue to explore for delving deeper into your thoughts and to record what happens in your day-to-day life without recrimination.

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Dayly by Miciniti

The caption of this application reads "remember every moment..." and it certainly lives up to that promise. It may be a simple application in terms of the interface but it takes the bits and pieces or your life and pulls them all together in one convenient place. Not only can you add pictures and tag entries with GPS location and weather, you can password protect entries, mark as favorites, search through your journal, change the appearance of the application, and backup/restore to your device or SD Card so nothing will ever be lost. When creating your personalized journal, you need something that can quickly get the job done without jumping through unnecessary steps and menus. Dayly may offer a no thrills UI but it gets the job done wherever you may be. You can find it at the link for BlackBerry 10 for $1.99.

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A Day in Life by XLabz Technologies Pvt Ltd

Whether you use this on your PlayBook or your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, this application is my go-to for jotting down my thoughts, events, experiences, memories and whatever else is going on in my life. From creating entries quickly, to chronicling those those bittersweet and wonderful moments, the interface makes all of this an easy process to make sure you capture those memories and special moments as they happen. A Day in Life includes a weather and location tagging option, ability to add photos, notes and images, view your journal entries in four different ways, and flip through the journal in collage style. There are also additional options to enhance your experience including view only your favorites, backup and restore entries using Dropbox and Box, password protect your entries, and export your journal as a PDF. This application supports only the BlackBerry Z3, Z10, Z30, Porsche P9982 and the Blackberry PlayBook and is $2.99.

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Chronicle Diary by Fathima Shaheeqa

First things first I will admit that this application is an Android Port which I'm sure will fill up the comments. However, this is a pretty decent application for chronicling your moments. Not only can you insert your images but audio notes as well. The intuitive interface is rather unique but shortcuts at the bottom let you write a new note, snap a photograph, record an audio note, or search through your entries. It supports adding multiple tags to your entry, archive and restore your entries, landscape and portrait, and automatically saves the location of each entry.

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TapyHold - Scrapbook by Duantox Apps

TapyHold is a powerful, multi-page multimedia scrapbook application. There are certainly a plethora of features including editing tools, layouts, backgrounds, colors, and more to make sure each of you create a gorgeous scrapbook that encompasses every media aspect of your day. These include images, text, clipart, audio notes, videos, and music. Being that this is a native application that is also Built for BlackBerry, everything about this application is not only beautiful to look at but the ease with which you can create your books is simply fluid and natural. The options are laid out in an easy to use fashion so adding images, video, and music are quickly inserted to each page of your book. Your creations may be saved to the SD card or device and the possibilities are endless in terms of how many scrapbooks you can create. TapyHold is $.99 to purchase if you want the full-featured premium edition or you can try the free lite version by clicking on the link.

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What is your favorite?

These are only a few that are available for storing all of your thoughts, ideas, and memories right on your BlackBerry device. Of course this list is not complete so feel free to let us know what you think of the choices as well as telling us what your favorite applications to use as diaries or journals are.

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Reminder: Last day to enter to win a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic!

If you're looking to get either a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic upon release and don't want to pay for it, then you'll certainly want to get yourself entered into our CrackBerry contest. This is the last chance reminder. The contest will close TONIGHT at midnight PST and after that no more entries will be accepted and a winner will be chosen. If you win, as soon as your chosen device is available for purchase by us and compatible with your carrier, we'll buy one for you, ship it out to you and it's all yours.

How To Enter:

Simply login to CrackBerry.com and leave a comment over on this article letting us know which of the two phones you'd want to win, and why. Contest is open worldwide.

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger for PlayBook

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger for PlayBook and save 76% off the list price!

The BlackBerry Rapid Wall Charger features a 3ft. cable and is made for maximum reliability and portability. Use one at home, or take it with you to the office, to the airport or virtually anywhere.

List Price: $69.99   Today Only: $16.95

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From the Editor's Desk: The excitement, fun and lack of sleep!

So I guess this is my first 'official' From the Editor's Desk. Kevin did let me write one before, but that was just for a bit of fun and in hindsight, probably a small bit of training at the time. Looking back on that post, it's a bit funny to me because at the time I mentioned how Kevin was an insanely busy person with calls, tech calls, meetings and everything else that comes along with being Editor in Chief. I also noted he was likely to be slightly crazy and now that I'm a week into the position myself, I understand why. You sort of have to be as Editor in Chief so it's a good thing I'm not exactly 'normal' myself.

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There are few things these days (especially smartphones) that have the ability to surprise me. I walked into work yesterday and a friend of mine points at me asking me to come over. He reached into his shirt pocket and pulled out this slate-looking thing and turns it around. It was a BlackBerry Passport. I have not stopped smiling since then.

I'm guessing the excitement is there among BlackBerry users considering I woke up to a fully drained phone this morning from all the twitter chatter and I figured no better place than CrackBerry to share my experiences with it. In this pre-review, I'm not comparing it to any other devices because in all honesty, there is no real comparison to be made. It's in a league of its own.

[Editor's Note: This is a pre release pre-review of the BlackBerry Passport. It was written by @halobandit based on his views of using the device personally. Some of the information in this review is certainly subject to change because again, it's based on a pre release BlackBerry Passport that has been confirmed to NOT be a final hardware revision. Upon official release of the BlackBerry Passport we will have our own CrackBerry review as always when new BlackBerry smartphones hit the market.]

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Bargains

I'm resurrecting this idea from days gone by when we used to feature bargain BlackBerry 10 apps on a weekly basis. Whilst loitering around in BlackBerry World this weekend I spotted a few beauties that are currently on sale and decided they were worth sharing.

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Deal of the Day: Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, buy the Incipio FREQUENCY Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 40% off the list price!

Offering full wrap-around protection, the FREQUENCY case by Incipio is crafted with a shock-absorbing polymer. Designed with a transparent response, deco pattern, this music influenced case offers a smooth, unique and protective design for your BlackBerry Q10.

List Price: $24.99   Today Only: $14.95

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