BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Mercury

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Mercury

Did you miss BerryFlow live last night? If so, now is the best time to get yourself caught up. This week, there was lots to talk about with BlackBerry 10.3.3 getting released, updates to BlackBerry's Android apps across the board and what could possibly be the first images BlackBerry's last in-house QWERTY device. Settle in, we got a full cast this week!

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BlackBerry devices come with an array of features to ensure we keep our personal and business information safe. One of the ways in which it accomplishes this is by allowing us to enable password protection. If you would like to add an extra layer of security to your device, there is SecureX. This native pattern and number lock application offers several options and useful features to make sure your information remains safe and secure at all times.

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BBM partners with Bukalapak to launch BBM Shopping in Indonesia

As was teased not long ago, BBM has now officially announced a new partnership with Bukalapak, one of Southeast Asia's largest e-Commerce marketplace, to launch BBM Shopping in Indonesia. As highlighted in the announcement post on the BBM blog, the new offering will be powered by BBM Checkout, which, securely stores payment credentials and shipping information after the first purchase.

Following the recent launch of BBM Vouchers, we proudly announce the addition of BBM Shopping to the Discover menu.

BBM Shopping is launched in partnership with Bukalapak, one of Southeast Asia's largest e-Commerce marketplaces. Now BBM users in Indonesia will have access to millions of products, and special offers in a streamlined, mobile-friendly shopping experience with secured payment all within BBM.

Bukalapak's customers can seamlessly link their existing online account to BBM Shopping.

First time users are only required to set up their account once, without the need to re-login for subsequent usage to make payments all within the BBM environment.

Powered by BBM Checkout

BBM Shopping, like BBM Voucher and BBM Pulsa/PLN, is also powered by BBM Checkout. Built into BBM, securely stores your payment credentials and shipping information after the first purchase. You'll never have to enter the information again! Just tap to pay, and BBM Checkout will use the information on file, thus making it a fast, easy, seamless and convenient way to pay for transactions on-the-go.

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We're transforming BBM from a tool enabling real-time chat between two people into a sophisticated mobile platform where brands can not only interact with consumers, but ultimately drive purchases. We're also decreasing the amount of time spent at checkout with a highly efficient checkout process, which will result in higher sales conversion rate for merchants who will then experience less shopping cart abandonment.

As part of our ongoing strategy to develop new features and services to provide convenience to our users, and value to our partners, we'll soon be expanding the ability for buyers to communicate through BBM Chat with sellers in BBM Shopping, creating an engaging user experience – so stay tuned!

In the meantime, happy BBM Shopping this Christmas season!

As highlighted, this is just the first portion of BBM Shopping as further expansions are planned, which, will extend the capabilities of BBM even further. Additionally, BBM also has the official announcement of BBM Travel still to come as well.

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Grab a BlackBerry DTEK50 from Amazon Canada for only $289

Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Canada had a nice deal going for the DTEK50 where you could pick one up for only $279 CAD. That deal quickly ran out, then the price jumped, then it came back at $289 and then it disappeared for a bit and now, it's back once again.

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Could this be the first real look at BlackBerry's last in-house QWERTY device?

For months now, we've been hearing about BlackBerry's next QWERTY device and seemingly for even longer there has been purported renders of the device floating around in various forms, some possibly more accurate than others. Adding fuel to the fire is a new set of images which have now appeared on Weibo, which COULD be the first real look at the device.

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BlackBerry's DTEK app updated with bug fixes and improvements

Following their larger app rollouts for December, BlackBerry has now also pushed out a new build of their DTEK app for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. The changelog for this release keeps things simple and just notes 'bug fixes and improvements', but some folks have noted it fixes the issue with the app incorrectly stating device status. As it stands, the BlackBerry Knowledge Base hasn't been updated to state it either but in any case, it's still an update to the app, so be sure to get it downloaded if you haven't yet.

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Ditch the wires with up to 66% off these Bluetooth headphones

Right now you can save up to 66% on a variety of SoundPeats Bluetooth headphones at Amazon, but only for today. The discounts range from the company's sport headphones right down to the truly wireless ones, so you won't want to miss out here. Whether you need to pick up some headphones to replace an older pair, or can't use your old ones in your new phone without a headphone jack, Bluetooth is the way to go these days.

If you need a new set of headphones, today is the day to buy a pair. This deal will end tonight, so be sure to act quickly and pick some up right now,

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BlackBerry sets up new European operations in Maidenhead

As noted earlier by BlackBerry COO Marty Beard, BlackBerry has now opened up their new European headquarters in Maidenhead. BlackBerry now occupies three floors of the Pearce Building in the town centre. Although no official announcement came from BlackBerry about the operations, Maidenhead Council did send out a press release welcoming the company.

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How to enable 'Dark Theme' on the BlackBerry Launcher

Looking to switch things up on your Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60? if so, the latest BlackBerry Launcher includes a pretty simple way to change the look of your device by way of a new 'dark theme' and it looks pretty sharp. Need to know how to enable it? It's easy, check out our quick guide as well as some screenshots of what to expect when it's changed.

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City Council of Rosny-Sous-Bois selects BlackBerry's AtHoc to improve public safety and emergency response

BlackBerry's AtHoc Software Division have now announced the city council of Rosny-sous-Bois (Mairie de Rosny-sous-Bois), in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, have subscribed to three years of AtHoc Services, to automate and enhance its emergency alert and crisis communication systems.

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BlackBerry Hub+, Keyboard, Launcher and more updated!

Just in time for the holidays, BlackBerry has now updated their suite of Android apps for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. This time around there's plenty of changes to be noted for all the apps across the board including enhancements to Hub+, the BlackBerry Keyboard, and the BlackBerry Launcher.

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This $6 car charger will charge your phone nearly four times faster

Many people haven't even adopted Quick Charge 3.0 in their homes, let alone the car, but when it is just $6 why wouldn't you? That's right, RAVPower's Quick Charge 3.0 car charger is on sale at Amazon for just $6 when you use coupon code SHES5GA5. It has two USB outputs, only one of which will offer the quicker charging speeds, so you can get multiple devices charging at the same time.

Odds are this deal won't be around for long, so be sure to grab one right now. Remember, coupon code SHES5GA5 at checkout gets you the full savings.

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PureVPN lifetime subscription

How secure is your internet connection? When you're travelling or using a public network, can you guarantee that your private information will be safe from hackers and other sketchy types? Most of us jump onto public networks and never stop to think about the access we might be granting to total strangers. That includes not only your passwords, but your messages and photos, too.

Add to that the fact that, depending on where you're travelling, public networks may not even allow you full access to the internet you're used to; blocking certain sites isn't uncommon. How are you supposed to keep up and stay safe when you're travelling, or even just out and about in your own city, when you're spending all of your time worrying and getting frustrated?

What you need is a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. It allows you to become the authorized user of a network that is encrypted, meaning your data remains safer than if you just use a regular public Wi-Fi network. PureVPN is a trusted provider, with well over one million users worldwide, giving you a secure network connection even when your only choice is a public network.

You can get a lifetime subscription to PureVPN through CrackBerry Digital Offers for just $69, which is 86% off the original price of $597, and $10 less than its previous price! PureVPN is supported by over 500 servers in 141 countries, so whether you're overseas on business or just down the street from your place, you'll have a secure internet connection and access to everything you need. Your subscription:

  • Keeps your web history completely out of view of potential hackers, protecting your passwords and usernames from becoming public information
  • Is ideal for travel in places where you may find sites have been blocked for some reason; you can now work around those blocks and get access to the sites you need
  • Is compatible with nearly any Smart device you may use at home or when you're away. The subscription also includes five multi logins so that you can access a server from multiple devices at once
  • Includes unlimited data transfer so you can download, browse, stream, and share as much as you like
  • Prevents unauthorized access to your messages, photos, videos, and more

Lifetime subscriptions to anything are expensive, but right now you can get one for PureVPN for 86% off and never have to worry about secure networks or internet roadblocks again. Get yours now!

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BlackBerry appoints former U.S. Coast Guard CIO to lead Federal Cybersecurity Operations Center

BlackBerry has announced they have named Rear Admiral Robert "Bob" E. Day, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) to lead their forthcoming federal Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) and product FedRAMP initiatives. Having been a key member of BlackBerry's AtHoc advisory board since retiring in 2014 and serving five years as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command, Rear Admiral Day brings 34-years of career experience in Federal information technology and cybersecurity to the position.

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BBM for Android updated with bug fixes and support for longer chats!

While BBM for BlackBerry 10 was updated earlier with bug fixes and performance improvements, BlackBerry also decided it was a great time to update BBM for Android as well. Going a bit further than bug fixes and performance improvements, the Android release of BBM has a larger changelog, though, not much larger.

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2049 autoloader files now available as OS goes official

This is it. Finally, BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2049 has been released. Well, kind of. I know it has been a while since the last BlackBerry 10 update, so in case you all forgot, the way updates work is that they go live on BlackBerry's servers before they start appearing on devices and because of that, folks can create their own installer files known as autoloaders. Such is the case here, right now.

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Problems sending video on WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10? They should now be fixed!

For those of you out there who have been having issues sending videos on WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 since the last update, now is a good time to go ahead give it a go to see if the issues are remaining. According to the WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 developer, it was not the update that caused the problems but rather a server side change. This change has now been fixed, and you should once again be able to send videos through WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10. Let us know in the comment if that's the case for you, or if you're still having issues.

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Netflix members worldwide can now download TV shows and movies

After a lot of bouncing the idea around, Netflix has now finally announced that they have added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline. For now, the content feels a bit random but it does include Netflix's own shows — including Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, The Crown, Narcos, and others — as well as select movies and TV shows. Notably, Netflix is not charging extra for the feature, as highlighted in their announcement, it is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS.

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with bug fixes and performance improvements

Looking for a new build of BBM on BlackBerry 10? BlackBerry has you covered. A new release has now arrived in BlackBerry World and is available for download. As with the last release, this one keeps things simple in regards to the changelog, simply noting there is 'bug fixes and performance improvements' to be found within. If you spot anything that is not noted in the changelog, do let us know in the comments. Cool? Cool.

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