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U.S. Senate And United States Coast Guard Picks BlackBerry’s Software

Earlier this week at the BlackBerry Security Summit 2016, BlackBerry made a couple of announcements, about winning contracts with the U.S. Senate and U.S. Coast Guard. With the U.S. Senate and U.S. Coast Guards opting for BlackBerry AtHoc software, it is clear that BlackBerry’s software push is bringing some serious business. Check the full release after the break. Continue reading

Pokémon Go Roll Out Has Started

Pokémon Go, the augmented reality mobile game from Nintendo and developer Niantic Labs, is out now for both iOS and Android in select countries (at this point of time, only Australia). This, however, means that Pokémon fans will also be able to play it on your BlackBerry Priv! This game, builds on the success of Google’s Niantic Lab’s game – Ingress. For those who haven’t heard of it, it is essentially a argumented reality game, in which it uses your smartphone’s camera and sensors, as well as location-based algorithms, to place pokémon in the real world. Continue reading

BlackBerry Partners Up with Emtek to Help Expand BBM

Today, BlackBerry has announced its formal partnership with PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk. (Emtek), which is an Indonesian based company. Emtek, is Indonesia’s second largest media group, and with this, BlackBerry aims to provide users with more content and services. Whilst the specific financial information is not available, part of the agreement, Emtek’s digital content division KMK Online will also open a Toronto office so it can work more closely with the BlackBerry. Continue reading

BlackBerry Completes Phase Two Of Good Dynamics and BES12 Integration

Last year, BlackBerry acquired Good Technology which included their Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform that is the foundation for the Good Collaboration Suite. BlackBerry has announced that they have completed another phase of the integration of the products to ultimately create the single, comprehensive management experience for enterprise administrators. In addition, BlackBerry has now made AtHoc available for Good Dynamics and new split billing solutions. Continue reading

BlackBerry Partners Up With M1 To Offer BES 12 Cloud to Business Customers

Last week, BlackBerry announced that M1 has officially partnered with them for BlackBerry’s Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL), and allow businesses to get easier access onto BES12. BlackBerry’s Enterprise Service (BES) is BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution for companies and organizations to use to manage their mobile deployment of their staff. With this in place, customers do not need to commit to an annual license, but instead, enjoy the flexibility of paying for only what they use on just one mobile bill. Continue reading

BlackBerry Priv June’s Update Roll Out Started

BlackBerry has started to push the latest OS update (AAF153) earlier this week and the update was between 1.2GB and 1.8GB depending on the OS that you are updating from. Some of you asked, how come the update is so big, especially when you are already on the Android Marshmallow update. Well, it is not only a software maintenance release, but it also patches a total of 29 vulnerabilities to the OS. Continue reading

Facebuck for Facebook Released

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Nemory Studios just let us know that they have released a new variant of the Facebook application for BlackBerry 10 devices. This, is in addition, to their native application – Face10, as well as other competing Facebook applications available in the BlackBerry World. However, it is good to note that this is not meant to be a replacement for the native Face10 application though. Continue reading