Black Friday 2016 Deals

Black Friday 2016 Deals

Are you ready to save big? Good! It's time for the best Black Friday tech deals, and you'll find them all right here!

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Top Black Friday Deals from CrackBerry Digital Offers

Shopping on Black Friday can be chaotic — there are tons of sales around the web and it can be hard to pick which ones you actually will benefit from.

Something that many seem to overlook when shopping deals on Black Friday is software. From online courses to more information about career-specific topics than you can handle, you won't want to miss out on these awesome savings.

Luckily CrackBerry Offers is here to help make sure you don't miss out! Here are some amazing deals and huge savings that you'll want to check out.

You may also be able to can also take an additional 15% off any item in the store with code BLACKFRIDAY15 (some exclusions apply).

The Big Data Bundle

  • Retail: $681
  • Normally: $45
  • Black Friday: $28

Some of the fastest-growing IT careers these days deal with big data analytics. Processing and examining large data sets help to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, customer preferences and other indispensable information that's incredibly valuable for pretty much any business out there. This bundle provides over 60 hours of training materials to help you learn about all the big data analytics tools you need to know to jumpstart a new career for yourself.

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Martian Notifier Smartwatch

  • Retail: $129
  • Normally: $39.99
  • Black Friday: $29.99

The Martian Notifier Smartwatch blends the classic look of an analog watch with the convenience of a digital display. You can receive push notifications for texts and email, set custom vibration alerts, check the weather, and more. For a great, minimalist smartwatch experience at an unbelievable price, check out this deal on the Martian Notifier!

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PureVPN: Lifetime Subscription

  • Retail: $597
  • Normally: $69
  • Black Friday: $59

If you're concerned about keeping your Internet browsing private in 2016, a VPN is the best way to go. PureVPN is one of the most reliable VPNs out there, trusted by over a million users. Connect up to five devices at top speeds and access more than 550 servers in 141 countries. PureVPN ensures your data stays encrypted and your privacy secure.

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The Complete Web Development Course

  • Retail: $300
  • Normally: $39
  • Black Friday: $21

Interested in becoming a web developer, but lack the necessary coding experience? This is the course for you. Whether you've dabbled in HTML or never touched a single line of code in your life, this course will prepare you to take on professional programming jobs, big and small. From basic CSS styling to popular frameworks like Bootstrap, this training will stack your resume with skills that will check every box on your dream job description.

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BlackBerry awarded Cyber Essentials Plus certification from the UK Government

BlackBerry has now announced they have become the first major mobile vendor to receive the new Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification from the UK Government. Additionally, BlackBerry has announced they are now an accredited certifying body for Cyber Essentials Plus, with the certification being offered through BlackBerry Cybersecurity Services.

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BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Calendar beta releases updated!

If you're doing beta testing of BlackBerry's Android apps through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll want to load up Google Play and grab the latest releases. BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Calendar have now all been updated.

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BBM launching two new services in Indonesia next month: BBM Shopping and BBM Travel

Since BlackBerry announced they would be working with Indonesia-based Emtek, there has been a lot of things happening surrounding BBM. New BBM enabled games have arrived, the new BBM Life news and video channel launched and BBM teamed up with Liputan6 to bring their news and videos directly into BBM and more! The progress in this area has been so great that BBM will now be bringing both games and news beyond Indonesia as well as launching two new services for BBM.

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Sonos Play:1

The powerful and compact Sonos Play:1 speaker is currently $50 off, which is a pretty rare sighting. The speaker, which normally runs $199, can now be had for just $149, which is quite a great price for everything that it offers. Whether you have Sonos speakers already spread throughout your house or you are looking to get started with your first one, taking advantage of discounts when they are available is the best way to do this. You'll be able to add this one to your existing set up or put it in a room or office to run independently.

Sonos does an amazing job of supporting its speakers and bringing new features to them often. Unfortunately, this price won't last long. If you're in the market for a Sonos speaker, be sure to grab one before the deal ends.

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Google Play offers up 'Cyber Week Deals' on games, apps, books, movies, TV shows and more!

If shopping for digital goods instead of physical goods is how you prefer to spend your Black Friday, Google Play has you covered. Right now, until November 29, you can score some great deals on everything offered in Google Play including games, apps, books, movies, TV shows, comics and more.

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BlackBerry unveils their expanded developer platform at BlackBerry Developer Summit

On November 17, BlackBerry held their BlackBerry Developer Summit at the NASDAQ stock market headquarters in New York City where they unveiled their expanded developer platform. The summit gave enterprise developers a chance to go hands-on with every portion of BlackBerry's enterprise platform. A new post from Mark Wilson, Senior Vice President, Marketing for BlackBerry, gives us a recap of the event.

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Astronomy Bundle for BlackBerry 10 offers five great astronomy apps for one low price!

If you're into astronomy and on BlackBerry 10, developer Burning Platform has a pretty awesome app bundle up for sale. Right now, you can score four five-star rated astronomy apps for 50 percent off the price if you bought them individually.

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Take the State of the Mobile Nations Phones Survey for your chance to win $600 towards a new phone!

Silly season for new phones and gadgets is on us — it feels like we can't go a week without a major release as the calendar races into the holidays. There are a bunch of new phones out there and we wanted to get an idea about what's important to you in a phone and in a cellular carrier. Thus, this survey.

We get a little detailed, but that's because we want to suss out what it is that drives your decisions in purchasing a new phone or picking a new carrier. These are expensive and long-term choices, and your answers will help to influence what we write. This survey is your chance to help guide and inform how we approach answering your most important technology questions for years to come!

And because we love you, one random respondent to this survey will win $600 to buy the new phone of your dreams — or to pay for the next several months of your mobile service!

Hit up the survey below (or click here to open in a new window); it should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

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 You want a DTEK50 and we're giving one away! Enter now!

I was going through my office and found an extra BlackBerry DTEK50 so I figured we should probably go ahead and give it away to one of our readers! First, let's go ahead and announce the winner of last month's DTEK60 giveaway! Everyone please join me in congratulating Daniel C. from Toronto! Daniel I'll be in touch soon to get your prize sorted. Everyone else, let's get to the new contest! Make sure you read the full details at the bottom of the page to get in on this giveaway and good luck!

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Marty Beard lays out five reasons Samsung's acquisition of Harman could mean great things for QNX

Since it was announced that Samsung would be making an aggressive push into the connected car space by way of their $8 billion acquisition auto infotainment and audio provider Harman, there has been a lot of speculation around what it means for everyone else in the connected car industry and that of course includes, QNX, which Harman owned between 2004-2010 before selling it to BlackBerry.

As you might have guessed, a lot of that speculation speaks to how the deal could be a bad thing for QNX, but according to a new post from Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry, Marty Beard, the acquisition 'has the potential to be excellent news for BlackBerry' and he has laid five reasons for that.

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Save $16 on this DTEK50 smart flip case today!

Save $16 on this DTEK50 smart flip case today!

Want an easy way to protect the front and back of your DTEK50 but are afraid that it will cause you to miss notifications? If so, BlackBerry's smart flip case is a perfect option to consider. It clips on the back, and the front flap has a window so you can easily view your notifications. Right now you can pick one up for just $18.95, a savings of $16.

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Where is BlackBerry OS 10.3.3?

Where is BlackBerry OS 10.3.3?

This article was updated on Monday, November 30, 2016 to reflect the latest movement. See bottom.

Where is BlackBerry OS 10.3.3? It has essentially become a running joke around here but if you're genuinely interested and want to know where BlackBerry stands on the release of the BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.3 update, the company has shared some details.

Additionally, BlackBerry has been responding on their blog with a similar message.

We are in the final stages of NIAP security certification for our latest BB10 release, 10.3.3. We are grateful for our devoted BB10 customers and continue to support the platform.

It might not be exactly the information you're looking for, but it's certainly better than silence on that front.

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 has now been released officially. Additionally, those looking for an unofficial method to install the OS have the option to use the available autoloader files.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Time Bomb

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Time Bomb

If you missed out on BerryFlow live last night, it's time to get yourself caught up. This week, we dig into the latest BBM update, discuss WhatsApp extending their BBOS and BlackBerry 10 support plus, everything else that happened in the past week of BlackBerry news. Also this week, we have special guest Daniel Patel joining us to discuss his latest DTEK60 videos and much more!

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Snag a BlackBerry DTEK50 from Amazon Canada for only $279!

And just like that, the special pricing has left the building. Pricing has now been replaced with a $389 offer, which is still cheaper than ShopBB, but not as awesome as $279.

If you're looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry DTEK50 in Canada but don't feel like forking over the $429 ShopBlackBerry asking, Amazon Canada has the device available for a price that's a little more reasonable. Right now, you can pick up a brand new, unlocked DTEK50 from Amazon Canada for only $279 with free shipping.

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BlackBerry Hub+ Services beta updates now available

BlackBerry Hub+ Services beta update now available

If you're looking for something new to try out and are a part of the Beta Zone, there is new BlackBerry Hub+ Services updates available. This time around Hub, Contacts, Notes and Tasks have been updated with Hub getting the bulk of the changes. Need to know what is new before you jump in? Have a look at the changelogs.

Hub:

  • Added setting for default sending account
  • Support for viewing .eml email attachments
  • Toggle to remove an account from Hub and stop syncing it
  • Added contact avatars to Hub email notifications
  • Improved rendering for rich formatted HTML emails
  • Fixed issue with some attachments not downloading
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Contacts:

  • Added ability to hide specific contact accounts and stop sync
  • Bug fixes for contacts sometimes not showing up in search
  • Fixed bug with DAV accounts that have different usernames and email addresses to use appropriate details
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Notes:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Tasks:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Ability to hide completed tasks

BlackBerry Hub+ Services:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

The updates are there waiting for you in the Google Play Store if you if you signed up for the beta testing. If you didn't, well, at least you know what's coming when they roll out publicly, which usually isn't too much longer after the beta releases.

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DTEK60

Over the past few OS updates that have been rolled out to Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60 owners, there have been a few cases where BlackBerry's DTEK app has reported operating system issues after updating seemingly for no real reason. While the number of folks experiencing the issue thus far appears to be relatively small, there have been enough reports now for BlackBerry to add the problem to the BlackBerry Knowledge Base and let folks know they are looking into it.

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Grab a speedy charge in the car with this $4 charger!

Right now you can pick up Aukey's Quick Charge 2.0 car charger for just $4 at Amazon with coupon code JPEQHDZY, a savings of $6. This Quick Charge 2.0 charger will ensure that whether you have a 10 minute or two hour commute you get as much of a charge on your phone as possible so you don't run out of battery during the day. The built-in safeguards will prevent any damage to your phone or tablet while charging it up to 75% faster than a standard charger.

At this price you may want to buy a couple of them to have around or to give as gifts. You'll want to ensure you have one in each car in your household so that everyone can stay powered up while on the go. Remember, you need coupon code JPEQHDZY for the full savings here.

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