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Android Developers Can Hide Back Bar on BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Its nice to see BlackBerry upping their game for Android support in OS 10.2.1. Now they have confirmed that they have thrown in another bonus for Android developers testing out BlackBerry 10 support. In OS 10.2.1 developers can code in their android app to hide the back button bar. If a devs app or game…

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FCC Removes Ban on Inflight Calling – DOT Working on Banning it Again

The FCC in the US finally realized that talking and using cellphones on planes is safe. The FCC just removed the ban against such use of cellphones for data and calls in the air. Now the Department of Transportation is working on their own ban for cellphone calls in the air. It seems like everyone…

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Box.net & Dropbox for BlackBerry 10 Updated

BlackBerry has pushed out an update for their Box.net and Dropbox apps for BlackBerry 10. These apps have both received a small version bump but they also have a vague change log. They simply promise to bring performance and stability improvements whatever that means. Maybe my Z30 will now be twice as fast? Check out…

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Top US Carriers Agree to Six Cellphone Unlocking “Principles”

It seems like US carriers have seen the signs on the wall and decided to capitulate before they are forced to. CTIA and the FCC have announced that the top five US carriers have decided to adopt the CTIA Consumer Code for Wireless Service. The carriers are Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, US Cellular, and Verizon. The…

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V3 Awards BlackBerry “Best Business Mobile Management Software” Award

V3 just put out their technology award winners in the UK this week. BlackBerry scored a nice win with BES 10 winning the best mobile management software for businesses. Sadly the Samsung Galaxy Note II took the best business smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 got the nod for the best business tablet. Thankfully BES…

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BlackBerry Extends Purchase Option Deadline for Additional Convertible Debentures

It looks like BlackBerry is offering their debtors some more time to add up to another $250 million in convertible debentures to the company. This gives the Fairfax Financial consortium up to January 13th to add to their deal. That also means that they will be publishing their financials before they have to decide. Should…

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Instagram 5.0 With Instagram Direct Works Beautifully on OS 10.2.1

Those of you who are interested in trying out Instagram’s new Direct feature are in luck. Instagram is trying to take on Snapchat by letting you share your pictures with a select group of people instead of your whole stream. If you are using the latest OS 10.2.1 leak you will be happy to learn…

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Beta Zone App For BlackBerry 10 Now Lets You Join & Discuss Programs

BlackBerry seems to finally be tearing down the frustrating redundant steps of using their groundbreaking Beta Zone to test out pre-production releases. They have just released an update of their BlackBerry 10 app for the Beta Zone and now it allows you to join available programs and discuss the programs from your phone. The app…

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