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BeBuzz 10 Pro finally went headless not too long ago. While it took its time, BeBuzz has been a favorite of many since BlackBerry legacy days but there's a lot of choice now. This version is mainly a bug fix update but there are more color combinations available too. I would really like to see more color variants with these LED notification apps. They're just not quite there yet but we're moving along, slowly but surely.

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Squiggle Racer zooms into BlackBerry World for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones

In an earlier post we let you all know about Squiggle Racer, the impossibly hard but fun racing game that was available on Android and iOS. At the time, the game wasn't available through BlackBerry World but instead the Android version had to be installed through Snap or sideloaded onto your device.

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Hands-on with an early build of BlackBerry 10.3

Hands-on with an early build of BlackBerry 10.3

Although the official update to BlackBerry 10.3 might be a ways off yet, a freshly leaked early build of the OS has landed and we've gone hands-on with it to have a look at what BlackBerry has been working on. All in all, the changes are not a huge departure from what is currently available and are rather subtle but it shows BlackBerry isn't standing still when it comes to keeping their OS fresh.

You can hit play on the video above to get a full-on walkthrough of most of the important changes or jump below to view some of the highlights laid out through screencaps. Keep in mind though, everything here is subject to change as this is not an officially released OS. What you're seeing here could already be gone or never actually see the light of day upon official release.

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Smart Watch Companion is the Swiss Army Knife of Pebble Apps

When it comes to using your Pebble on BlackBerry, users are presented with only a couple of native options to choose from. One of these applications is Talk2Watch, a full-featured application that brings notifications and scripts right to your wrist. As you already know, the developer released the API to allow other talented coders to create their own Pebble companion apps. The result is Smart Watch Companion, a native BlackBerry 10 app packed with features and goodies for Pebble owners.

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When it comes to weather apps for BlackBerry 10 we have a pretty big selection to choose from. I'll be honest and say that there are some which are not so good, but there are also some real beauties. 

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Track your calorie intake with Body Buddy

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I'll start to increase my workouts — I get a little lazy during the winter. As well as working out, I try to eat right too. There was an app on BlackBerry OS called My Fitness Pal that let you track your calorie intake. Enter your meal, portion size, etc and then it counted your calories. You could also enter any of your workouts and then it would calculate your burnt calories. It certainly helps when you can see how many calories you are eating each day. Sadly, the app wasn't brought to BlackBerry 10 and while you can port the Android version, there are some who want a native experience. This is where Body Buddy comes in. It basically does what My Fitness Pal does but gives you a native BlackBerry 10 experience in the process.

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A short while ago we ran a poll asking if you would like to see the return of official desktop charging docks for BlackBerry 10 devices and the results were rather conclusive - with 80% choosing the yes option. 

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Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Incipio DualPro SHINE Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10 and save 46% off the list price!

The DualPro SHINE protects your BlackBerry Q10 with a shock absorbing inner layer of silicone layered with an acrylic outer shell featuring a brushed aluminum look. Thanks to the radio transparent material that the case is made from, it doesn't affect reception!

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BlackBerry moves one step closer to shutting down Typo

The battle between BlackBerry and the look alike iPhone accessory, Typo , has been going on for a few weeks now. BlackBerry is suing Typo and claims that their iPhone keyboard accessory infringes on multiple BlackBerry patents — and also looks a lot like the BlackBerry Q10 keyboard. Things in the case have been a bit back and forth with nothing showing a clear winner on either end.

BlackBerry is one step closer to a win today however as U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick has said it does not appear that two of the three patents in question in the case are invalid, as Typo claims. “If the consumer can look at this and say this product is ripping off BlackBerry and knows it’s not a BlackBerry product, how does that make a difference in my analysis?” Orrick said. Orrick will be issuing a ruling on BlackBerry's request to block the sale of the Typo "promptly."

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Contest winners: Accessories from ShopCrackBerry!

Here are the winners from our most recent contests. If you won you will be receiving an email from us in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify the email address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at contests(at)crackberry.com and we'll be sure to get you taken care of. Please be patient as some emails may take longer than others to arrive. Congrats to the winners!

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.0.140 leaks out for the BlackBerry Z10

Still wondering if those OS 10.3.0.140 images were legit? Well, wonder no more. The OS itself has now leaked in autoloader form for the BlackBerry Z10 (no STL100-1's) though, give it some time and other autoloaders will likely be made as well. As we noted about the images, the OS itself is in early days and may not be suitable to run on a 'daily driver' device but if you're not overly concerned about that then you can go grab your USB cable and device to get things started.

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New images claim to show off BlackBerry 10.3 OS

New images claim to show off BlackBerry 10.3 OS

Over the past few weeks there has been some rumblings about BlackBerry 10.3 and the changes BlackBerry is looking to implement in that OS. Rumor has it, it won't bring any drastic changes to the mix but rather some subtle UI refinements such as a slightly flatter look, improved iconography and a little bit more polish than what we've seen thus far.

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Metal Shavings Leave Behind a Pile of Dead Z10 Earpiece Speakers

I have now nicknamed my older brother Mark the 'phone wrecker'. He dropped by my place earlier in the week to give me a hand installing a TRX mounting bracket on the ceiling in my condo (in true younger brother fashion, I watched while he did all the work), and along with his tools he brought with him the three broken BlackBerry Z10s pictured above.

Each of his Z10s suffered the same fate — a busted earpiece speaker. In other words, if you're on a phone call and put the Z10 to your ear, all that comes out for sound is some hissing static noise or nothing.

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell for Z10 and save over 50% off the list price!

The ultra-thin BlackBerry Transform Hard Shell provides a flip to stand feature, which allows you to easily charge or enjoy media on your BlackBerry Z10. This case provides access to all ports and is exceptionally designed to allow seamless swiping and gesturing on your smartphone’s display.

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For any of you Instagram users out there who are using iGrann, you may have seen that it has received an update - it's first one since entering BlackBerry World. While the developer has been quiet in the forums it didn't mean he wasn't busy with the upkeep of iGrann. This update has a nice long changelog with fixes as well as the addition of some new features.

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Poll results time once again and this one relates to when we asked you if you use the BlackBerry 10 browser for watching YouTube videos or a third party app. As I said in the original post - I'm a third party app guy, but looking at the below results it seems I'm very much in the minority - with 75% of BlackBerry 10 users favoring the browser. 

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Facebook

We posted just the other day that Facebook for BlackBerry 10 had received a most welcome update to version 10.4 and with it brought four pretty sweet new additions. 

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If you're a fan of ReadItNow!, which I am, then you'll probably be pleased to know that it has just received another update. You definitely can't say this developer sits on his laurels. It has come a long way since its first version way back when on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Though, I personally only discovered it on BlackBerry 10, mainly because I was using another read it later type service back then. If you didn't know already, ReadItNow! is a third party app for Pocket users, it allows you save to articles to read later. Very useful.

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Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Gloss Soft Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10

For today only, purchase the Mobi Products Gloss Soft Shell Case for BlackBerry Z10 and save 50% off the list price!

Made of a highly durable TPU material that feels great when gripped, the Gloss Soft Shell Case features anti-slip properties that gives your BlackBerry Z10 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, it has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all features.

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Canada Deal of the Day: BlackBerry F-S1 Standard Battery for Torch 9810/9800

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5 Inch QWERTY

We recently posted about the 'alleged' 5 inch BlackBerry display that had shown up on the web. Whether this will ever come to market is anyones guess but forum member SenorPistachio decided to make up a concept of what the device could look like if it does in fact go into production one day. 

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