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“Switch to Android” Quick Setting Button Appears In Photo of Passport, Hints of Possible Dual-Boot

Twitter user @sergioelm tweeted this pic of a Passport showing a “Switch to Android” option in the Quick Settings of a BlackBerry Passport, hinting at the possibility of a dual-boot device. This is pure speculation, of course, but if this comes to pass, it seems to me that we could have the best of both…


Opinion: BlackBerry way to the consumer is to succeed in Enterprise

When John Chen took over Blackberry over a year ago, he split the company to 4 divisions. As you know the divisions are Hardware, BBM, QNX and Enterprise. After that he talked to any Media outlet and he said that the main focus is the Enterprise sector. The way back is to be dominant player…


Use “Bar Download” to download your apps from BlackBerry World

xsacha of Sachesi fame has just published an interesting new online service called Bar Download. It allows you to download free apps from BlackBerry World straight from any browser. Browse BlackBerry World until you find the app you want to download Copy the address you see in the browser (URL field) Paste the address in the…


Vulnerability Affects 2 Billion Devices Including Z10

Two research consultants with Accuvant Labs have discovered a security vulnerability that affects over 2 BILLION phones, including the HTC One M7 and the Blackberry Z10. The vulnerability, which they will officially present at next week’s Black Hat security conference, involves an open-source device management tool, used by many many vendors and carriers for OTA…


Bluestacks BBM Font Size To Small

I have enjoyed the Bluestacks emulator using it only for BBM on my windows desktop. However the only nuisance I found was that the portrait view for BBM was just way to small when it came to the font size. This may not be anything new to change, especially for the hardened Bluestacks users, however…


Creative Users Working on Getting Google Apps (Gmail, etc) on BlackBerry 10.2.1

  I am consistently amazed by the creativity of driven BlackBerry users. The latest example is the many users and developers working on getting Android apps that require Google Play Services working on BlackBerry 10.2.1. This includes apps made by Google like Gmail, Google Maps (login), YouTube (Login), Google Music (Login), Hangouts (Login) and more….


Advanced: How to Force Load the Latest OS 10.2 On Your BlackBerry

We have been getting multiple requests from readers on how to get OS 10.2 on their BlackBerry 10 devices. The old method for leaks still is open as they come out though we wont see as many of OS 10.2.1 due to a change they made radio-wise. On the other hand many of us BlackBerry…


How to Sideload Viber’s Android App on BlackBerry OS 10.2 (Tango & Skype Too)

   Last night, Viber made it official that they will not be supporting BB10 until it gains traction. Unfortunately that plays into the chicken and egg issue on BlackBerry 10 with a lack of app support. The sad part is that Viber’s Android app works on BlackBerry 10 with OS 10.2 however finding the right…

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