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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Amazon

Should you use Amazon for a variety of reasons, it may be worth looking into Amazon Prime. The subscription-based membership is available for just £59 for the next few days. Until November 18, new customers will be able to take full advantage of this £20 saving, which unlocks a bunch of benefits, which range from next-day delivery for thousands of products on Amazon to video streaming and music playback.

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As the online landscape grows and changes, so does the requirement for security. One tried and true way of testing security is to crack through it, after all, it's easier to know what needs to be fixed once something breaks through. Believe it or not, this is actually a job known as ethical hacking, and the people who can do such tasks, they are in high demand.

Companies, especially ones that work primarily online, would rather have someone on payroll breaching through their security than someone with bad intentions. Whether you consider yourself adept with tech, or you're just starting out, you're probably wondering how to get started in the world cyber security.

CrackBerry Offers has a fantastic deal on the Computer Hacker Professional Certification Package. This package contains over 55 hours of course content that you will train you to be an ethical hacker. Plus, you'll have unlimited access to for 12 whole months!

If you've looked into online courses for ethical hacking in the past, you know they don't come cheap, but right now you can get the Computer Hacker Professional Certification Package for only $59 rather than the regular price tag of $1599. You read that right; you'll get a savings of 96%.

With job markets in many sectors dwindling, one thing that doesn't seem to be going away is the need for tech security, so why not get started on this course today? Some of the highlights include:

  • Learn how to breach wireless network security with over 55 hours of training.
  • Understand how to handle digital evidence within legal standards.
  • Use Access Data's Forensic Toolkit, EnCase, and other special steps to review data whilst leaving all evidence intact.
  • Learn how to implement an Info Risk Assessment Process and integrate enterprise business objectives with information security policies.
  • Discover IT Strategy and Information systems maintenance practices.

The bottom line is you need a change. Whether you dislike your job, or you are looking for a way to increase job security, this is a great a great opportunity for an extremely low price.

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BBM releases 'Rogue Life with BBM' - An addictive, easy to play action game in Indonesia

BBM's expansion into the Indonesian market continues with the release of the latest BBM enabled game known as Rogue Life with BBM. As announced on the BBM blog, Rogue Life with BBM is noted to be an an addictive, easy to play game that is action packed as a shooter-RPG crossover, where you defeat monsters and bosses.

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WhatsApp extends their BBOS and BlackBerry 10 shutdown until June 30, 2017

Remember when WhatsApp decided to announce they would no longer be supporting BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 handsets by the end of 2016? Well, it seems as though they've had a little bit of a change of heart. As noted in their FAQ section and through a new app update available on BlackBerry 10, WhatsApp has quietly let users know the support will be extended until June 30, 2017.

WhatsApp support for mobile devices

As announced in our blog, we will soon be ending support for certain devices. On June 30, 2017, we will no longer support the following platforms:

  • BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
  • Nokia S40
  • Nokia Symbian S60

The following platforms will no longer be supported at the beginning of 2017:

  • Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS 6

These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android running OS 2.3+, a Windows Phone 8+, or an iPhone running iOS 7+ before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.

It should go without saying, this will certainly make some folks happy. The new update for the BlackBerry 10 version is available through BlackBerry World right now but keep in mind, it's a re-setting of the time-bomb built into the app, which will now no longer go off at the end of 2016.

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Thanks, Ray!

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DTEK60

DTEK60 combines Android flagship hardware with BlackBerry's secure Android software.

Back in 2007 when I started here at CrackBerry, I never imagined that one day I would be writing about BlackBerry's third Android device being available, but here we are. The DTEK60 has arrived, and after having spent some time with the device, it's time to take a look beyond our initial hands-on and see how the DTEK60 stands up to everyday use.

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BlackBerry rolls out a small update to BBM on BlackBerry 10

If you're on BlackBerry 10 and have been feeling a little left out when it comes to BBM updates, there's finally a new update now available through BlackBerry World. I would love to tell you it brings a ton of changes to the app but that wouldn't be true. This update is a simple bug fix and general improvement release according to the changelog supplied by BlackBerry. The update is live in BlackBerry World right now, so go ahead and get it downloaded if you haven't done so already.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Cyber

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Cyber

Kicking off a new week, we have the latest BerryFlow Upstream podcast for you in case you missed it live last night. This week, we discuss the roll out of the AT&T 'no service' fix for Priv owners, Verizon Priv owners finally getting Android Marshmallow.

Also on the topic list is BlackBerry's new partnership in India with Optiemus and last but certainly not least, we dig into John Chen's comments on the Presidential election and BlackBerry's plan to release one more in-house QWERTY phone. We kept it all straight to the point this week, so it's a quick listen.

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New video highlights all the great features of BBM

New video highlights all the great features of BBM

Ever since BlackBerry announced a new partnership with Indonesia-based Emtek to help expand the consumer BBM business, marketing for BBM has been rolling out pretty rapidly. Everything from new sticker announcements to contests to new features have been highlighted more so than perhaps ever before and now, a new video has been published by BBM to showcase all that BBM offers.

As expected, a lot of what is shown off in the new video is regional and not available to everyone using the platform but it's still great to see such a push for BBM. Check out the new video and let us know what you think of it in the comments!

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John Chen discusses Trump election and BlackBerry's plan to release one more in-house QWERTY phone

Ever since BlackBerry announced their plans to end all internal hardware development and outsource that function to partners, there has been a lot of focus on the rumored last 'in-house' BlackBerry due to some mixed messages surrounding the possibility of its release. A new interview from Bloomberg with John Chen clears the air on the matter while also discussing something else that has been on the minds of many, the implications of Donald Trump's election on the tech sector.

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How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60

This guide was updated on November 9, 2016 to reflect new changes within the reloading process and to add details for the DTEK50 and DTEK60.

With the autoloaders for all BlackBerry smartphones powered by Android, there's sure to be folks needing to know how the whole process works, and we're glad to help with that. Take a look at our full rundown of how to reinstall the OS on your BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60. It's all relatively easy, but do keep in mind you will need to have a Windows or Mac computer to complete the process plus, reinstalling the OS will indeed erase all local data.

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BlackBerry DTEK60 now available from Selfridges and Carphone Warehouse

While the list of retailers selling the DTEK60 in the UK is already pretty great, two new retailers have now been added to the mix. Selfridges and Carphone Warehouse are both now offering the DTEK60 in the UK SIM free.

Selfridges

At Selfridges, those interested in grabbing a DTEK60 will be expected to lay down £475.00 with £5.00 standard delivery, £8.00 nominated day delivery or £10.00 timed delivery. Of course, you also have the Click & Collect option where you pick up the device in store.

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Carphone Warehouse

If Carphone Warehouse is more your jam, they also have the DTEK60 available for £475.00 and if you order before 8PM, you're eligible for free for next day delivery. Additionally, you can pick the device up in store but you should check stock levels on their site before heading out.

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If you haven't checked it out yet, you can read our hands-on preview. Have you purchased a DTEK60 already? If so, let us and others know in the comments what you think about it!

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Here is how to fix the 'No Service' bug on the AT&T BlackBerry Priv

If you're a Priv owner on AT&T who has been struck with the 'No Service' bug that has been affecting some AT&T Privs since mid-September, the fix is now in. Although it never came as part of the November update package, the fix is all rather easy to install. Read on to learn how to fix the 'No Service' bug on the AT&T BlackBerry Priv.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Edge

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Edge

If you missed BerryFlow Upstream last night live, now is a great time to get yourself caught up. This week, we discuss the new Ford and QNX agreement, Verizon finally updating Priv devices to Marshmallow plus, another round of DTEK60 discussion and more! Dig in. Video and audio available.

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BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60 November updates now available

Keeping in line with their monthly update schedule, BlackBerry has now begun the roll out of the November update patch for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. Just as with the earlier beta release, this update could come in as a small update for you or as a rather large one.

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BlackBerry and Optiemus announce the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in India

BlackBerry customers in India looking to get their hands on either the DTEK50 or DTEK60 will be pleased to know BlackBerry has partnered with Optiemus to bring both devices to market. Announced by Alex Thurber at an event in India, the mid-range DTEK50 will be available for Rs. 21,990 while the higher-end DTEK60 will be available for Rs. 46,990.

"India is a very important market for BlackBerry," explained Alex Thurber, BlackBerry's Senior Vice President of Global Device Sales, during the official launch event in New Delhi on Monday. "[Our] partnership with Optiemus Infracom strengthens our network of key partners in India, and enables us to deliver our secure BlackBerry Android experience to more customers. As we implement a new strategic direction in our Mobility Solutions business, we will continue to leverage third parties to distribute and market BlackBerry handsets."

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