BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Raptors

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Raptors

Did you miss BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now sit back and watch the video or download the audio and enjoy! This week, we dig into Priv being the official smartphone of the Toronto Raptors, the latest Android Marshmallow beta, AT&T dropping Priv pricing and much, much more!

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Coocheer Bluetooth speaker

Right now you can pick up this Coocheer Bluetooth speaker for just $9 at Amazon with coupon code TUFIEZWH, a savings of $11. In addition to being Bluetooth, the speaker also has built-in NFC for quick and easy pairing to any phone that is compatible. The premium sound with bass enhance technology will give you a great quality of audio output for keeping the party going.

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MetroPCS

T-Mobile's no-contract carrier subsidiary MetroPCS has launched a new promotional offer. This one gives customers two lines, each with unlimited talk, text and data and 6GB of 4G speeds, for a total of $60 a month.

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Never get lost with Map for HereMap - get your free copy now!

Looking for a navigation app for your BlackBerry? Going through BlackBerry World, there are a plethora of apps at your fingertips to assist you in arriving at your destination. Map for HereMap is a native BlackBerry 10 browser to access HERE maps. These maps are designed to help you easily navigate to your destination whether you are walking, talking public transit, or driving a car.

The website offers real-time traffic, turn-by-turn directions including audio, and the ability to save specific places for later. By using this app, you can access all of the sites features and log into your account.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: All the new things!

New phones, updated laptops, and expanding the definition of 'mobile'

What a busy week! Let's start things off with the new releases: the HTC 10 is now available (as is our HTC 10 review). So too is are the two most exciting VR headsets: the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive — we're just now getting our heads around them (or them around our heads), so stay tuned for our thoughts!

But wait, there's more new stuff! Apple refreshed the MacBook laptop with faster prossessors and storage (and a rose gold finish), and Microsoft pushed out a massive Windows Insider Preview update with exciting new features like Windows Ink and Messaging Everywhere, as well as a revised Start menu. And following up on the cool and affordable-by-humans Model 3, Tesla refreshed the Model S with a new look and improved range.

Oh, did we not mention that we have a new site for Tesla owners and fans? We didn't? Oh, well, we do! It's called Tesla Centra and you should totally check it out!

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HelpME!

Being able to access personal and medical information in an emergency is a priority. As such, many of us store this information on our devices. We utilize apps for tracking medications, storing ICE, physician contact, and health insurance provider information in our address book, and saving details regarding existing medical conditions. Emergencies can happen anytime, whether you are at work, on the street, or even in the comfort of your own home. HelpME! is a native BlackBerry 10 app which provides this health information to emergency personnel.

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BlackBerry Priv

AT&T has slashed the price of the BlackBerry Priv by $60, dropping it down to $639 off contract. While this isn't a huge savings, it exceeds the $50 cut that BlackBerry recently did on the phone. If you are in the market for a new phone or have been eyeing the Priv but waiting for the price to drop a little, this may be your time to pick one up.

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HotRemit adopts BBM for mobile payments and expense tracking in India

BlackBerry and Digitsecure today announced that they are bringing the immediacy and reliability of BBM to HotRemit digital money transfers in India. Starting today, BBM users can initiate instant mobile payment transfers in BBM and receive customized expense reports for personal and professional expenses.

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Priv Marshmallow

BlackBerry is now pushing out its first Marshmallow beta update for the Priv to those who signed up to help test it.

T-Mobile customers who signed up for the beta will begin receiving their invites to download the update in 24 hours, according to Nathan Webster who is the manager of BlackBerry's beta program.

So, if you are on the current beta be sure to check for an update. If you are a T-Mobile customer, keep an eye on your inbox in the coming days for your invite. The update weighs in at over 1.7GB, so you will want to make sure you have plenty of battery power and a good Wi-Fi connection to get it downloaded.

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Breakfast Saga 2

It's déjà vu all over again with Marco Gallo's latest match-3 puzzler. If you enjoyed the fast-paced fun of Breakfast Saga and having to match three or more kinds of breakfast treats, no doubt you will enjoy the sequel, Breakfast Saga 2. The delicious sage continues with more modes, new gems, new gameplay, and you guessed it, even sweeter treats to match.

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Verizon

Verizon has announced its Q1 2016 earnings with $32.2 billion in total operating revenue coming in, of which $22 billion came from the wireless end of the business. The carrier was also able to add 640,000 postpaid net additions, which is a low-volume quarter for them. Customer retention remained solid at Verizon, with its retail postpaid churn as low as 0.96%, a huge improvement year over year.

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Priv - Official Smartphone of the Toronto Raptors

Priv - Official Smartphone of the Toronto Raptors

BlackBerry and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment have a longstanding marketing relationship and as part of that relationship, the BlackBerry Priv is the official smartphone of the Toronto Raptors. Fans attending events at the Air Canada Centre get to see plenty of BlackBerry marketing but BlackBerry and the Raptors have now dropped some new videos on their YouTube channels. There's both a 1-minute spot (above) and a 30-second spot (below) to take in. Let us know what you think of the videos in the comments.

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Mpow Wolverines

Mpow is currently offering its newest Bluetooth sports headphones for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code DM5PUY7O. Designed to be lightweight and long-lasting, these new headphones are great for your sporting adventures and more. They have 8 hours of battery per charge and offer noise cancellation to keep the outside sounds out and help you focus.

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Ecnryption

Four big tech coalitions have teamed up to write an open letter to two senators in opposition to a bill that would require smartphone manufacturers to decrypt data for law enforcement on demand. Apple, Google, and Facebook are amongst the companies that these coalitions represent, and the letter expresses their "deep concerns" surrounding the proposed bill.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Skeleton Key

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Skeleton Key

Did you miss BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now sit back and watch the video or download the audio and enjoy! On tap for discussion this week, the Priv has arrived in Mexico, Servomex selects QNX to power its next generation of safety-critical gas analyzers, BlackBerry launches Enterprise Technical Expert video series on YouTube and we dig through the hoopla surrounding the Canadian Police and BBM's encryption key, though we were a bit early as John Chen has now offered up some new comments on the matter.

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Snag an unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv for just $450

If you've been on the lookout for a good deal on the BlackBerry Priv, DailySteals is currently offering the handset for just $450.

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BlackBerry logo

Following the recent news that BlackBerry's global decryption key was in the hands of the Canadian Police since 2010, current CEO John Chen has taken to the BlackBerry Blog to clear the air. BlackBerry feels as though "tech companies as good corporate citizens should comply with reasonable lawful access requests," a position they have made clear in the past.

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Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon is now offering monthly subscription plans for its Prime service, which is available for $10.99 a month. The retailer is also targeting Netflix by making Prime Video available as a standalone service for $8.99 a month.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

All the tens in all the places.

The subject of many leaks and speculation is here — no, not the iPhone 7 — it's the HTC 10!. But it's going up against some strong competition in the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5.

The Apple front was rather quiet, with ongoing speculation about an update and renaming of Mac OS X and the much-anticipated iPhone 7 — though neither will be here exactly soon.

Microsoft was in full update mode, with updates for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, as well as updates for the various preview builds for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

All this and much much more on this edition of Mobile Nations Weekly!

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