iPhone goto fail; One line of code causes unknown amount of problems

Calling Nelson Muntz, Calling Nelson Muntz: Not so long ago the U.S Air Force announced that they decided to switch their devices from BlackBerry to iOS and Android. On Feb 21st an update was pushed out by Apple and several users found something interesting suggesting something went wrong with SSL/TLS in iOS but there was […]

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Your BlackBerry Days Are Done, Alicia Keys I hardly Knew Ya

I have been putting off writing this for a while to give benefit of a doubt and in vain hope but after hunting around on Google since the news came out that BlackBerry would be letting their Creative Director Alicia Keys go… I have been struggling to find anything positive about her term… What is […]

Game On Contest Winners: Pastry Push Top Prize

Back in November 2013 Nokia partnered with Vserv.mobi to challenge developers on Nokia’s DVLUP. The reward would be cash prizes and the chance to double ad revenues. BlackBerry hasn’t been new to such an idea themselves and having the developer relationships that they have… BlackBerry decided to run a contest of their own. “The Game […]

Air Force Swaps 5,000 BlackBerry Devices to iPhones

“The Air Force is replacing 5,000 of its BlackBerry devices with Apple smartphones, in a broader move to eradicate the legacy devices in favor of more modern commercial technologies” Currently in use is a mixture of OS6 and OS7 Legacy devices so I can understand the need.. the requirement.. the demand to upgrade to “more […]

BlackBerry Wins ESEAward 2014

2014 seems to be a good year so far and to add to the trophy cabinet: BlackBerry Indonesia received the Excellent Service Experience Award (ESEAward) 2014 for the category “Handset of the Year”… that’s 2 years in a row! The ESEAward is essentially Service Quality and Customer Management consultancy Carre CSSL (Carre Center for Customer […]

Rogers Next – In line to roll out early upgrades

Being in the UK and coincidentally on the O2 network I happened to come across an Early Upgrade (O2 Refresh) option 7 months into my new contract… it is an intriguing offer, to essentially trade in my handset for a decent price whenever I want to upgrade. Since then it seems other companies have seen […]

BlackBerry Messenger Emoticons Missing: Help us!

Help, we need some ideas! Help, not just any ideas! Help, you know we need some keystroke ideas! Help! Ok so not exactly what The Beatles had in mind but  One thing I love about BlackBerry is its interaction with the community and the users… Last year BlackBerry simply asked us for ideas for new […]

BlackBerry BBM and Desktops: Will We Blend?

Will We Blend? Oh dear a different type of Blend? What is Blend? verb: mix (a substance) with another substance so that they combine together. noun: a mixture of different substances or other things. What is Blend to us? Blend is  a Software that will allow SMS/MMS, BBM, BBM Groups and Email that we use on our […]

Verizon Offers Customers “MORE Everything”

The country’s leading wireless carrier introduces new plans to give customers more data, cloud storage and options without increasing prices.  GREENVILLE, S.C. —Verizon Wireless has boosted the value of its data plans. The company announced that starting today, its Share Everything wireless plans transition to MORE Everything plans, a new option that increases data allowances, […]

BBM Voice and BBM Channels Now Available for Android and iPhone Customers

New features also include simple file and photo sharing, location sharing, over 100 new emoticons and Dropbox integration for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry Smartphones WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 13, 2014) – A new version of BBM(TM) will be available later today for Android(TM), iPhone and BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. […]

Rovio’s Angry Birds Stella is about to shake things up

Stella and her friends open up an exciting new world to expand the fun and adventurous Angry Birds universe. Espoo, Finland — February 13th – Get ready for something new in the Angry Birds universe! Meet Stella and her friends, a group of feisty characters with a shared love for fun, adventure and creativity. The […]

BlackBerry Planning Octa-core 64-bit Device

A few days ago @Sleepy2009 posted a snapshot of Geekbench 3 being used on seemingly the BlackBerry O series rumored Ontario, I couldn’t help but feel oh here we go again… remember the cafe? Ontario and was it Tigris? (ok I know cafe was dropped due to Q3 fiscal results but you get the idea)… haven’t […]

SnapChat DoS issues discovered

Jaime Sanchez is a cyber security consultant for Telefonica in Spain and he has uncovered a little tiny itsy bitsy problem with SnapChat… one that can crash an iPhone… no biggie *shrug* While SnapChat is quite a clever app that has time limits on pictures and videos there has been quite a lot of controversy […]

Bye Bye Bocking: EVP of BBM leaves BlackBerry

BlackBerry’s Andrew Bocking is as of Monday (2/10/14) no longer with BlackBerry. In short: Bye Bye Bocking. The forums, feeds, blogs and news sites are absolute rife with rumors and possible reasons as to why Andrew Bocking left a company he has worked with for 14 years from a position of PM to EVP of […]

Thalmic Labs launches Dev program and adds Alex Kinsella to their team

  Thalmic Labs device named “Myo” has been causing a storm on Twitter, RSS feeds and forums worldwide. An armband you wear and with a flick of a wrist, a tensed arm… a single motion can control movies, games, military drones, lights and computers… did I say Military Drones? Why Yes… Yes I did. The […]

Marty Mallick: BlackBerry’s New VP of Global Alliances and Ecosystems

And the ranks continue to change at BlackBerry, all for the better! At the end of last month we saw Alec Saunders position at BlackBerry change to Vice President of the new QNX Cloud division. Now we see Marty Mallick take on a new role at BlackBerry. BlackBerry’s New VP of Global Alliances and Ecosystems! […]

CIBC and TELUS launch mobile payments

Canadians will now be able to conveniently pay for coffee, groceries and more with the CIBC Mobile Payment App on their TELUS smartphone TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ – CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) and TELUS today announced the launch of the CIBC Mobile Payment App to TELUS mobile devices with Near-Field Communications (NFC) capability, […]

BBM Competition – Calling All Movie Lovers!

The Official BBM account on twitter posted not long ago that you, Yes You! can be in with a chance to win free cinema tickets for an entire year! And you can take a friend along with you! The process is simple: 1. Head over to BBM2win.com 2. Enter your details (unsure of pin? follow […]

Max Secure Software launches Private Messages for BBM

Max Secure Software just launched their 10th BlackBerry 10 app. Private Messages for BBM allows the user to keep their messages locked with a password. All the messages sent through BBM and are encrypted by AES-128. Pune, India (January 29th, 2013) – Max Secure Software launches Private Messages for BBM™ for BlackBerry 10 devices. Private […]

New BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Lets You Do More, More Easily

Update includes hundreds of new enhancements and refinements and is rolling out to customers through carriers around the world beginning today WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 28, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced BlackBerry(R) 10 OS version 10.2.1, a new software update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that lets you […]