Grab a Sonos Play:1 2-room starter set for $349

Sonos has brought back its 2-room Starter Kit, which saves you $50 on the purchase of two Play:1 speakers. The kit, which is priced at $349, is perfect for anyone. Whether you are looking to get started with Sonos in your home, or are looking to add a few more speakers to an existing set-up, you can save some money on doing so.

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BlackBerry named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

Thomson Reuters has placed BlackBerry on its list of 2015 Top Global Innovators. The list awards companies for economic growth and success, with the companies on this list seen by Reuters as innovators in various fields.

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PNY microSD card

Amazon is currently hosting a deal that saves you up to 60% on select PNY products. Included in this deal is incredible savings on microSD cards, USB flash drives, full sized SD cards, and even portable power banks to keep you charged on the go.

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T-Mobile CEO says BlackBerry is 'on a comeback'

In a recent interview with CNET, T-Mobile CEO John Legere stated that he believes that BlackBerry is 'on a comeback' when asked his thoughts on the company. The spat between BlackBerry and T-Mobile was resolved when the John Chen and Legere made up, and T-Mobile began to sell the BlackBerry Classic to its customers.

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BlackBerry Priv now available at Carphone Warehouse

The BlackBerry Priv is now officially available from Carphone Warehouse, and you can pick one up for £559 SIM free. For those looking to pick one up on contract, Vodafone is offering the Priv with 6GB of data each month for £59 upfront and £39 a month, which is only £12 a month more than just the cost of a SIM only plan with the same data allowance.

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Amazon Prime

Amazon has a pretty sweet deal for the UK this week. Starting yesterday, the online retailer is selling Prime membership for just £59, a full savings of £20. This membership not only offers free next-day delivery on select items, but also access to a variety of additional services.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: iPad Pro on the scene

Really big news this week: the iPad Pro is here and, well, it's really big.

We're hitting that point in the year where we're running up against the holidays, which means manufacturers are running out of time to get their latest wares out. So we're looking at the last launches of the season: the Apple iPad Pro this week and the Microsoft Lumia 950 next week. Oh, and TAG Heuer launched a new Android Wear smartwatch — and it's not cheap.

The Mac App Store ran into some issues, Windows 10 got a bunch of small but useful updates, and Microsoft's plans to get Android apps onto Windows Mobile aren't going as planned

All of this and more, this week on Mobile Nations.

CrackBerry — Getting to grips with the Priv

With the BlackBerry Priv review out of the way, we've now moved into helping folks get the most out of their device with plenty of help and how to articles to get you started with Android, whether it be the basics or more advanced options. Aside from that, we also posted up the first look at what will likely BlackBerry's second Android smartphone to hit the market, known as 'Vienna'.

Android Central — Big announcements, new top devices

Everyone at Android Central is recovering from a BlackBerry Priv hangover, but there was plenty that happened this week to get us all back in the swing of things. TAG Heuer launched the most expensive Android Wear watch to date to kick off the week, then T-Mobile followed it up with some big plan changes on the carrier front. Google finally updated Maps with offline navigation, and LG released the first Android Wear watch with LTE connectivity.

For our part we released the latest in our Android History series — this time breaking down 2011's progressions — and compared the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X to their predecessors. We also have a new leading device in our Best Phones list, and a new top Chromebook to consider if you're looking to buy now.

Read the latest entry in our epic 8-part Android History series

iMore — iPad Pro is here!

Weird week—The iPad Pro went up for order on Wednesday… and promptly showed up in stores the same day! There were precious few Apple Pencils or Smart Keyboards to be found, which means frustrating multi-week delays for most everyone who wants them. We're still finishing Apple TV coverage but we'll be ramping up iPad Pro all this week as well. Keep it locked on iMore!

Windows Central — Rise of the November Update

This week saw a lot of changes going on at Microsoft. Windows Central reported that Microsoft's attempt to let developer port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile is being put on hold indefinitely. Unlike Project Islandwood for iOS, Project Astoria was closer to an emulator like system. Microsoft's three other software 'bridges' for web apps, Win32 apps and iPhone games continue.

Turning to more positive news and the Xbox One saw releases of Rise of the Tomb Raider [and Fallout 4}(, both of which are receiving high praise.

The first major update to Windows 10 is now out. The so-called November Update brings a bevy of small, but useful changes throughout the OS, adding more polish, optimizations and UI tweaks.

Finally, we reported that Friday, November 20 is the release day for the AT&T Lumia 950. The phone will be available for $549 off-contract although on-contract pricing is not yet announced. The phone will also be sold unlocked through the Microsoft Store. The Lumia 950 XL is expected to be released shortly after and now includes the free Display Dock for Continuum.

Kicked — The smartest water bottle

This week on Kicked Weekly we feature the best prank greeting card, the world's smartest water bottle and even a moustache protector! And we talk about the video of the lady who ordered furniture from eBay but instead received bags of live fish. (A common mixup to be sure!) Plus, Dan's sweater needs to be seen to be believed.

For the coolest crowd funding projects you need to know about (along with a few weekly antics) be sure to subscribe to the Kicked TV YouTube Channel and follow us on social media. We're active on Twitter, Facebook and of course Instagram.

Connectedly — Cameras, TV, and desks that move

This week on Connectedly we took a look at the world's first consumer 3D VR camera and a sleek standing desk in the TableAir. We checked out the Pulse camera and professional-quality time-lapse photography. Finally, you can now be social with your friends and watch TV using the Cast.

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Skype offering free calls to France following violence in Paris

In addition to cellular carriers waiving fees for international calls, Skype has announced that it will be making calls to landlines and mobile phones in France free for a few days. This move follows attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night.

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Sprint, Verizon offer free calls to France following attacks in Paris

Following Friday's attacks in Paris, both Sprint and Verizon are helping customers stay in touch with friends and family in France, in many cases waiving their fees for SMS and international calls placed to France.

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Aukey outdoor speaker

Aukey is offering its rugged Bluetooth speaker for just $20 with the use of coupon code 2CZVR5JH at Amazon, a big savings from the original $60 price point. This speaker has a rugged design, and is great for outdoors or even in the shower. It's IPX4 certified, so you'll be able to use it in the rain or at the beach.

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BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv is one of the few Android-based smartphones with a hardware keyboard. That means most developers are not used to creating apps that use such a feature. Now BlackBerry has solved this problem by offering a Priv hardware emulator to those developers.

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Proximity Photos is an app that lets you discover places around you through photos taken by other people. It pulls publicly shared photos from Flickr and will contain any notes left by the person that shared the photo. We took a quick look at the app previously and it's a great way of discovering new things and places in unknown places. Today, the app sees an update with some new features, as well as the regular improvements and bug fixes.

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500 free copies of Camera Organizer available to download

We first mentioned this nifty app in one of our Weekly Roundup articles. Camera Organizer is an app that allows you to manage better the photos you take on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. At the moment, all photos you take will save on to the camera folder on your device (or SD card if you prefer). Even videos you shoot go in there. What Camera Organizer does it give you the choice of saving it elsewhere. You can create folders through Camera Organizer and also pre-define the file name for the photos that go in there. Great for pictures you take while on holiday, or when you go to an event. It even lets you set to save the next bunch of photos you take to that folder. For example, you can set it to save the next 10, 25, 50 or 100 to the same folder. Or even set it to save all photos taken within a time frame of 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.

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BlackBerry has announced plans to release the SecuSUITE for Enterprise app for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android platforms later in November. The VoIP app has been made for business customers who want to have more secure voice and text chats.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 13, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Not only have we come to the end of the week, but it's Friday the 13th to boot. However, all sorts of good things have been going on this past week since the Priv officially launched last week. Writers and editors at CrackBerry and Android Central have been working nonstop to bring you the latest News, Help, How-To & Tips, and everything else there is to know about BlackBerry's newest device powered by Android. If you haven't had a chance be sure to check out coverage on both sites. However, let's get back to some BlackBerry 10 goodness.

Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

Dragon Jumper by VSmobileSolution

Looking for a fun and silly game for the kids? Dragon Jumper is a cute little game with simple gameplay. Reminiscent of other jumping games, the goal is to have your dragon jump as high and as fast as he can. This has to be done all while dodging the various enemies that appear along the way. The graphics are colorful, it offers smooth controls with which to operate (tilt or touch), and the sounds fit as well. While I am directing this towards the younger crowd, it can also be a good time waster for adults. You can find this Android Port for free in BlackBerry World.

Learn more / Download Dragon Jumper from BlackBerry World

BusyBee by sirius_27

From the developer that brought you scroBBLE, comes this handy utility tool. Dubbed as an answering machine for BlackBerry 10, BusyBee allows users to create custom profiles to manage your calls. Users can custom the configuration of each profile for a specific duration, such as when you are in an important meeting. Users can also arrange custom messages and signatures contacts, customize the answering machine for specific contacts, and create priority contact that override the active profile settings. This is a headless application with additional features planned for future releases. You can grab this in BlackBerry World for $2.99.

Learn more / Purchase BusyBee from BlackBerry World

Triangle by Appsideasy

Our next selection is a cross platform game with a very direct name. The goal is to try and make as many valid triangles as possible by combining smaller triangles. Players are presented with the option of choosing between two modes: classic mode where you can complete twenty one levels with three levels of difficulty (easy, normal, or hard): and arcade mode where you play against the computer to beat your own score in each of the three difficulty levels. In addition, you can also go into multiplayer mode to challenge your friends. Triangle is free to download from BlackBerry World for select devices: BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5, Porsche Design P9982, and Porsche Design P9983 only. For all other devices, you can install from the Amazon Appstore.

Learn more / Download Triangle from BlackBerry World

Learn how to install Triangle from the Amazon Appstore

Weather Live by Apalon

Day in and day out I always promise myself to check the weather forecast. I know there are plenty of applications to choose from, including the one baked into BlackBerry 10, which provide detailed weather forecasts and conditions. However, I always like to have options and switch between different apps depending on what's needed. What I like about this one are the additional features, such as changing the layout depending on how much information should be displayed. This includes the dashboard (all details), dashboard lite (current state only), Text only (all details), and Circle View (all details). In addition, users can configure the parameters of each view to include humidity, precipitation, sunrise/sunset, dew point, wind chill, visibility, and moonrise/moonset. For me, the application presents the information clearly, offers a nice UI (that changes with the time and weather), and is easy to use. You can find it for free in the Amazon Underground (US, UK, Germany, and France only) or for $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore.

Learn how to install Weather Live from the Amazon Appstore

Hub Locker for BlackBerry 10 by Runisoft

For anyone looking for a little extra security in order to protect sensitive emails, text messages, pin messages and other Hub contents and notifications, Runisoft, the developer behind Ultimate Backup, released this simple app. It gives users the ability to lock their hub and protect it with a password to shield from prying eyes. The directions are outlined in the App World description as well as a note about deleting the icons for the Hub and Text Message apps from the display (though one can find them in BlackBerry World to reinstall). Hub Locker is $0.99.

Learn more / Purchase Hub Locker from BlackBerry World

What You Might Have Missed

Visual Arts by Toysoft Development

Being able to customize your device and make it your own is always important. Visual Arts gives users the option to automatically set a wallpaper for the HomeScreen and the LockScreen when the outside weather condition changes. In addition, you can view additional details such as temperature, city, name, weather condition, battery percentage, and current date on the screen as well.

As an extra feature, users can also control the layout of where these details appear on the screen so as not to interfere with your favorite background. There are 48 weather conditions you can select a different wallpaper for and other personalization options as well.

Visual Arts is $1.99 in BlackBerry World for OS 10.3 and higher. For those of you who own a Priv have no fear. Toysoft has released a version compatible with Android devices running OS 4.03+. You can find both links below.

Learn more / Purchase Visual Arts from BlackBerry World

Learn more / Purchase Visual Arts from Google Play

Until next week...

That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games, be sure to head on over to the CrackBerry Forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS, the BlackBerry PlayBook, or even Android Apps for the BlackBerry Priv. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.

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BlackBerry logo

BlackBerry has released a big update for its Enterprise Software Platform, which adds support for the recently-released Windows 10, secure calling and text messaging and more. The changes, which are available across various platforms, build upon BlackBerry's leadership in enterprise management, and bring even more security to users.

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Amazon can now deliver groceries in the UK


Amazon has announced the launch of Pantry, the online retailer's grocery delivery service in the UK. Competing against supermarkets and not contempt with just rolling out similar service trials in the UK alone, Amazon will now be able to deliver everyday essentials straight to your door.

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Although the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been a little wonky the past few days, that hasn't stopped WhatsApp from uploading a new beta release. This time around the change log isn't exactly huge, but it offers some improvements that will need to be tested before fully being rolled out.

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BlackBerry Priv pre-order shipments experiencing delays due to high demand

Customers who pre-ordered the BlackBerry Priv may need to wait a bit longer before they receive their orders. BlackBerry is informing customers that due to high demand for the Priv, there have been shipping delays for some pre-orders. However, the company hopes to have all remaining pre-orders shipped by November 24.

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