Amazon Appstore now in more countries

Amazon Appstore now in more countries

Amazon says that its Appstore for Android is now available in 236 countries and territories following this recent expansion of 41 more regions. That said, not all apps within the Amazon Appstore catalog will be available in all regions due to local laws and restrictions on certain apps and content. However, for consumers, this will be another venue to purchase and download apps, which will be especially beneficial to BlackBerry customers who have access to Amazon's Appstore to deliver Android apps to their devices.

Continue Reading →

Another day, another apocalyptic prognostication of computer security doom, this time focusing on the omnipresent USB connection. It's called 'BadUSB', and it's a malware proof-of-concept created by security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell that exploits a flaw in and resides in the firmware that controls the basic function of USB devices. The researchers claim that it's not a problem that can be patched, saying that they're "exploiting the very way that USB is designed," but in the end all they've done is highlight that you shouldn't go around plugging USB drives, devices, or whatnot that you don't trust into your computer.

Continue Reading →

We first took a look at Wallpaper Changer HD for BlackBerry 10 over a year ago and it's been popular ever since.

Continue Reading →
BlackBerry World updated in preparation for BlackBerry OS 10.3 and new devices

If you happen to be running a leaked build of BlackBerry 10.3 or the developer release, you'll want to check out BlackBerry World as there's a new update pushing through currently. Listed as v5.1.0.53, the update is noted to cover the usual bug fixes that every update gets but it also adds in more support for upcoming devices such as the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic.

Continue Reading →
LED notification apps compared - BeBuzz, HUB++, Powertools, Watcher

The LED notification light is a staple on BlackBerry smartphones. That blinking red light, illuminating when a message comes through, prompting you to reach for your device and check your inbox. Then came apps that allowed you to change the color of the LED light for different types of messages. They've been around since BlackBerry OS days and when BlackBerry 10 landed, we started to see them crop up too. However, until the headless feature came along, allowing them to work in the background, many people opted to postpone using the apps. Now that the headless option is here, there have been a few more LED notification apps to hit BlackBerry World. We thought we'd do up a comparison post of the most popular ones and see who comes out on top. Or at least which one gives us the better options and features.

Continue Reading →
500 free copies of TextNGo for BlackBerry 10 up for grabs

We can't clearly condone texting and driving but when it comes to texting while walking that's a different kettle of fish (or looking at a dog like I did). We took a look at TextNGo on video some time back and the developer is kindly giving away 500 free copies of the app.

Continue Reading →
Typo 2 resurrects the iPhone keyboard case, looks a bit less like a BlackBerry

As if the original Typo keyboard wasn't enough, a new version of everyone's favorite iPhone accessory is now available for pre-order. The $99 Typo 2 — while very similar to it's older brother — has been remastered and redesigned with some new features, hoping to steer clear of any lawsuits this time around.

Continue Reading →
Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for Q10

Never leave your BlackBerry Q10's display unprotected! With this pack of OEM screen protectors you not only shield against abrasive elements but also retain the original clarity of your display. And, today you can grab this 2-pack for just $4.95; that's 67% off the list price!

Continue Reading →
Boss is Away Sale: 20% off all Accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

Finally. A few days of freedom when the big cheese isn't constantly looking over your shoulder. It's a chance to relax a bit and get things done at your own pace (efficiently, of course!)

To celebrate the absence of our fearless leader we're offering 20% off everything at ShopCrackBerry until midnight, August 4. If there's a case for your BlackBerry Z10 you've been itching to get your hands on, now's your chance. Maybe a new charger for your BlackBerry Z30 is just what you needed for the office; those are 20% off, too! Anything and everything, folks.

Unsure about taking advantage of a great situation? FREE shipping is available on all orders over $50 in the domestic US and there are plenty of payment options beyond credit cards including PayPal, Bitcoin and Amazon Payments.

Simply use coupon code: BOSS14 upon checkout and enjoy an instant 20% off everything in your cart! We won't tell if you don't.

What's hot at ShopCrackBerry right now:

Continue Reading →
Save a boatload on a new MicroSD card

Transcend MicroSD cards are on sale today only at Amazon. You can grab a Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 (with adapter) for $13.99 (that's 63% off) or a Transcend 64GB MicroSDXC card (also with adapter) for $28.99 (42% off). If you've been wanting to increase the storage space of your smartphone, today might be a good day to make that purchase. Added bonus: they both come in "frustration-free" packaging, trading the irritating blister plastic packaging for a simple paperboard sleeve.

Continue Reading →
Amazon Appstore

The Amazon Appstore is currently giving away 30 paid apps for free. Consumers with compatible BlackBerry devices will be able to take full advantage of this deal through Amazon's app store today and tomorrow. The 30 apps included mean you could well save over $100 by downloading them all.

Continue Reading →
BBM

BlackBerry has pulled the switch and is now rolling out its BBM messenger beta app to all Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users, after the company released it as a closed beta test earlier in July.

Continue Reading →
T-Mobile posts strong Q2 revenue, adds 1.5 million new customers

T-Mobile posted its second quarter earnings today, and the main takeaway is that the carrier is continuing momentum as far as customer acquisition is concerned. The Uncarrier managed to add an additional 1.5 million customers in the second quarter, which makes it the fifth consecutive quarter in which the carrier added more than 1 million subscribers. The number sees T-Mobile crossing 50 million total subscribers for the first time.

Continue Reading →

If you're looking for a personal finance tracker app, look no further than MyAccountant for BlackBerry 10. It's an app that's been around for a while already and even made it into our App Gallery. It is constantly being updated too. In fact, it just received an update. MyAccountant lets you track your income and expenditure and you can categorize your expenses into bills, car payments, entertainment, clothes and more. You can generate full expense reports right from the app too. It also has Hub integration so you can give yourself bill reminders so you don't miss a payment. Worthwhile app.

Continue Reading →
CountDown

A countdown application on my BlackBerry isn't one I have thought about using - until today. I spotted CountDown, which is Built for BlackBerry in BlackBerry World, downloaded it and after giving it a go I decided this could be the end of an age old problem I suffer from - forgetting birthdays!

Continue Reading →

Just as we've seen with previous device releases, BlackBerry has now started sending out emails to developers to let them know if they have a BlackBerry Q10 app in BlackBerry World, that app will automatically be listed as compatible for the upcoming BlackBerry Passport.

Developers have the option of just allowing it to go through or if they feel as though testing on the app should be done before it gets marked as 'Passport ready' they can opt out of the automated process and test their apps to ensure compatibility.

The BlackBerry® Passport will soon join the smartphone product line as one of BlackBerry's most recent innovations. The unique square design features a 1440 x 1440 screen resolution, 1:1 aspect ratio and will support BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.

As the release of the BlackBerry Passport approaches, we want to ensure that your apps will be part of the new product launch. To test your existing apps for BlackBerry Passport support, download the gold release of the BlackBerry 10.3 Developer Preview OS. Simulators, SDKs and information to get you started can also be found at this link. The great news for you is that most apps that offer support for BlackBerry Q10 will also function seamlessly on the new smartphone.

For your convenience, we will be automatically expanding your device support to include the BlackBerry Passport for your apps that currently support the BlackBerry Q10.

In the unlikely event that you do not want to support the BlackBerry Passport, you can easily opt-out of this offer by clicking the link below and following the onscreen instructions.

If you're a developer and missed the email, the deadline for opting out is Friday August 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM Eastern. You can head on over to the BlackBerry Developer website to opt out if you wish. For everyone else, this brings us all one step closer to BlackBerry Passport availability. Huzzah!

Continue Reading →
Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

Sprint is making an aggressive roll out behind its 4G LTE network, bringing its high speed mobile broadband access to n additional 17 more markets. The addition of these markets span across the United States.

Continue Reading →

It has been a while since we discussed multiFEED, a fast and easy to use RSS and Atom reader that offered decent functionality depending on which level you chose to purchase. The application may have been simple but being able to read the news on the go and customize the appearance made them easy to read.

Since my original review, the application continued to grow and incorporate new features and capabilities. One of the issues I found with the application was that it lacked a true reader mode and only displayed the embedded article. The developer has now incorporated a feature similar to that of the BlackBerry 10 browser into the application in the latest version, which now stands at v2.4.0.2.

Continue Reading →
New BlackBerry Passport video shows off touch sensitive keyboard and new style Active Frames

Looks like the folks over at Phone Arena scored a little bit of hands-on with the BlackBerry Passport, though it seems as maybe they weren't supposed to as of yet. The article they had up that went along with the video has since been removed but the video remains posted to their YouTube channel for everyone to see.

In the video, we get a closer look at the Passport's touch sensitive keyboard as well as the new active frames on the device, which thus far have only been seen in images but never running on a real device. Have a look, maybe with the volume off because whoever did the overview well, didn't do such a great job of explaining it all. He was likely caught off guard and pressed for info, but he has a BlackBerry Passport and most of us don't, so he still wins.

Discuss more in the CrackBerry Forums

Continue Reading →
Get Guardians of the Galaxy: the Universal Weapon on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Marvel Studio's Guardians of the Galaxy film opens in theatres on August 1st, but you can use your BlackBerry 10 smartphone to get into the interstellar action with Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game. If you're up to having a hand in saving the universe, pick this one up from the Amazon AppStore. I was browsing through Marvel's site, looking for information on the upcoming movie, when I stumbled upon the details of this game. So being a fan of anything superhero related, I installed this game faster than you can say "I am Groot".

Continue Reading →

Pages