Tim Newcomb

“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…


Facebook Mobile App News Feed Having Privacy Issues

A week or so ago, I noticed that my News Feed in the BlackBerry 10 Facebook app was inundated with posts showing me everything my friends “Like” or comment on, including activities of people who were NOT on my Friends list. For example: Bob is not my friend, but Sally is my friend. I see…


Pakistan Shutting Down All BES Communications

  The Pakistani government has ordered all BES services to be shut down by December 1st due to “security concerns”. No, it’s not a vulnerability in BES that has them worried. Their concern is that they themselves cannot track or decrypt emails through BES. This is yet another blow against privacy in the name of…


The Definitive List of BlackBerry Classic Keyboard Shortcuts

    I’ve always been a keyboard guy. It’s what brought me to BlackBerry in the first place, when I got my Curve 8300. I had already been supporting BlackBerry at work (5k-7k series), so I was already a fan. Keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys on both my PC and my phone have always been a…


Review: BlackBerry Classic – Everything Old Is New Again

classic /ˈklæsɪk/ adjective 1. of the first or highest quality, class, or rank 2. of enduring interest, quality, or style noun 1. a work that is honored as definitive in its field (via dictionary.com) BlackBerry changed the face of the wireless communication industry with its products, and, in doing so, cultivated a devoted following of…


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…


Another Day, Another OS Leak: (Even For STL100-1!)

If you’re like me, and the 10.2.1 leaks are just a smidge too beta for your liking, you’re in luck, and you still get to play. The BlackBerry OS Machine is leaking like Snowden worked there. Kris over at CrackBerry.com got the tip for this one and put it up less than an hour ago….


Press Release: Flurry Analytics Announced For BB10

May 14, 2013 BlackBerry and Flurry announce Flurry Analytics for BlackBerry 10 BlackBerry developers now have access to industry leading analytics tool ORLANDO, FLORIDA–(Marketwired – May 14, 2013) – BlackBerry Live 2013 – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) and Flurry announced today Flurry Analytics for BlackBerry(R) 10 is expected to become available by the end of Q2. Flurry…

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