Banana Cabana stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Banana Cabana stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Based on the quirky designs of Noah Z. Jones, Almost Naked Animals features an ensemble cast of underwear-clad animals, set in a beachfront hotel named the Banana Cabana. If you're a parent, you might be familiar with the show and now you can grab the stickers from the BBM Shop $1.99. Howie, Bunny, Duck, Sloth and more are included. Not a pack for me but if you're interested, they should be appearing for everyone right now.

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Of the many enhancements and new features introduced in OS 10.3, one that stands out is how BlackBerry Story Maker now automatically creates what it calls "automatic stories" of your media content based on date taken, location, or whether they are designated as favorite. These stories appear in the date view of the Pictures app above your picture collection.

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BlackBerry 10.3.1 Native SDK goes gold

The BlackBerry Classic is well on its way and to ensure developers can have their apps ready for it, BlackBerry has now released the gold release of the BlackBerry 10.3.1 Native SDK along with a new developer OS (OS 10.3.1.997) for all devices.

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How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video on BlackBerry 10

How to get Amazon Prime Instant Video on BlackBerry 10

Do you have an Amazon Prime account? If so, then you likely know that Amazon offers up Prime Instant Video and you may also likely know that, after many years of holding out, they recently released an Android version of Prime Instant Video so folks with an Amazon Prime account can purchase, rent or watch movies and TV shows on the go, provided their device was supported, which many are not.

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If you're a developer, take this 10-minute survey and you could win some really great prizes!

It's that time of year again, and our friends at Vision Mobile need 10 minutes of your time to participate in the 8th edition of their Developer Economics Survey.

If you're not familiar with the survey, Vision Mobile uses it to compile the most comprehensive report on the worldwide app economy and current developer trends. The finished (must read) report will be available in February via @VisionMobile.

This is your chance to have your say and win some really great prizes while you're at it. Complete the survey and you're automatically entered to win some great prizes including a BlackBerry Z30, iPhone 6, Nexus 5, Lumia 930, Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch, Fitbit Flex, Oculus Rift Dev Kit, and much more.

Take the Survey!

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BlackBerry are teasing us once again. This time Donny from Inside BlackBerry is giving us a quick video overview of the hardware navigation keys and trackpad that are making a return with the BlackBerry Classic, which is due to go on sale December 2014.

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Thorsten Heins takes leadership of Powermat

It's been a while since we've heard from former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, but there's now news of him: he's the new CEO and chairman of wireless charging company Powermat. Heins ran BlackBerry through a tumultuous just-under-two-year tenure that ended in late 2013, since replaced by John Chen. Hein's arrival has him replacing Powermat founder Ran Poliakine.

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PNY MicroSD Card

If you like saving money (and who doesn't?) Amazon has a one-day deal on a number of memory and mobile power products from PNY. Prices in this collection of products have been cut by between 30% and 85%, with microSD cards prices cut by as much as 63%.

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Get this 2-pack of screen protectors for BlackBerry Q10 for only $4.95 today!

These BlackBerry Q10 screen protectors add the protection you need against scratches and smudges for everyday use. They're custom designed to fit your Q10 and are easy to apply and remove. Each package includes 2 protectors so you can have an extra or give your spare to a fellow Q10 user. Save 67% today and get yours while supplies last!

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I think it's pretty fair to say that most of us have heard of Candy Crush. Jeez - my mum has even been addicted to the puzzle game which requires you to match three or more shapes in a row. The games sibling, Candy Crush Soda Saga can now be downloaded on BlackBerry 10 devices - using Snap at the time of publication.

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

He's the best there is. In fact, he's the only one there is. He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and right now he's available on BBM in sticker form. Yup, that's right. A new BBM sticker pack has arrived featuring the legendary pet detective and you can call it yours for only $1.99. The pack should be showing for everyone at this point but if you're not seeing it in five minutes....... just wait longer. Alrighty then!

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Relive the gaming systems of your past with Nostalgia

Growing up, there was no shortage of games that mimicked the ball-and-ball concept of Breakout. I've played my fair share including Alleyway and, of course, Brick Breaker on BlackBerry. The concept of moving the paddle from left to right all to hit the ball into the wall to smash blocks or similar objects is an amusing and entertaining one that I shall never tire of playing. That being said, Marco Gallo, decided to toss his developing skills into the mix and created Nostalgia.

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AT&T's latest Mobile Share promo gives you 15 GB for the price of 10 GB

Starting tomorrow, November 18, AT&T will be running a limited-time promotion to bring more data to its 10 GB Mobile Share plan. For the same price that you would be paying on the 10 GB Mobile Share package, which comes with unlimited talk and text, AT&T will throw in an extra 5 GB bringing the shareable data bucket to 15 GB.

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Listen to your audiobooks on the go with StoryTeller Audiobook Player

No matter where I go, be it work, vacation, or travel, I am never without a book. While sometimes my job and other events may eat up my time, there is always a paperback, eBook, or audiobook tucked away somewhere for me to read or listen to in those quiet moments.

Now for those of you who do listen to audiobooks, the development team behind Think-4-U Music Player created this simple player for all of your DRM free audio files in certain formats. In terms of features, Bumblebee Computing enhanced their original PlayBook version to give users a pleasant BlackBerry 10 experience.

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We're off to a flying start to the week with yet another press release from BlackBerry. John Chen certainly thinks that BlackBerry 10 carrier sales need to improve and he sure is right. So to combat the situation Howard Stevens has been put in place to strengthen relations - a good move.

With the Passport now on sale in many regions and the Classic coming soon it seems the perfect time for a change.

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These white CrackBerry Crunk skin cases for Q10 are on sale today for $5.95!

This flexible, TPU case fits perfectly around your BlackBerry Q10 and helps protect against drops and scratches while providing an enhanced grip to the device. The slim and lightweight design of the Crunk Case allows you to comfortably carry your device without any additional bulk. The back features a CrackBerry logo embedded into the skin, proving you're an official BlackBerry addict!

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More awesome news today out of the BlackBerry enterprise scene and what a great way to start the working week. As you'll see below in the following press release from BlackBerry themselves, an in-depth survey has been conducted to take a closer look into how mobile devices in the workplace are affected by potential security risks.

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Unable to log into Box? You're not alone - (Update)

Unable to log into Box? You're not alone - (Update)

Update: According to Box's status page, it looks like the issue has been resolved. Carry on!

Are you amongst the many using Box for additional cloud storage on BlackBerry 10 smartphone? If so, have a look at your account and see if it's logged in right now. Many have noticed their accounts have automatically logged them out and when attempting to log back in, the 'Grant Access' button no longer works, leaving them unable to log into their accounts. Box has now updated their status dashboard indicating they are aware of the issue and are working on it.

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Yes, we may have featured a few call blocking apps recently, but Max Secure Software are kindly letting CrackBerry readers have the chance to grab Call Blocker Pro for free by using the redemption code we have below. This one is 10.3 only I'm afraid due to the API not being available before.

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Verizon's new contract terms make it more expensive to defect early

Verizon Wireless has updated its terms of service, which could increase the amount you're paying in early termination fees, or ETF, depending on when you wish to defect and leave the carrier. According to the new terms, if you sign a new two-year contract with Verizon and decide to leave towards the beginning of the contract term, you'll be out more money as your early termination fees do not see any reductions until eight months into your contract.

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