John Chen Canada's Top Paid CEO in 2014

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ranked 2008-2014 compensation levels for Canada’s highest paid CEOs, and one name that stand out on top is BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

According to the report, Chen ranked in more than $89.7 million in 2014 - 2% up from the previous top paid CEO; Onex Corp.'s Gerald Schwartz. Here's what the report summizes:

Chen is an outlier, making ten times as much as the average among his peers on this ranking: the average total compensation for a Top 100 CEO was $8 ...

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BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week

Welcome to BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week!

Each week, we'll let you know all about our top 5 favourite BlackBerry 10 apps and how to get them. 

Have an app you'd like to suggest? Are you an app developer and would like to see your app here? Drop us a comment below and let us know what apps we should check out next!

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • aCar
  • Textra
  • Blocky Roads
  • SoundHound
  • StarBeams

App Picks for ...

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Sunday Summation: December 27 - January 3

Twas the week just past Christmas and all through the news, not an article was stirring giving me the blues.  All to say, not much happened this week so we'll get right into what we have!


From the BlackBerryCentral BBM Channel:

BlackBerry Continues Operations in Pakistan

After productive discussions, the Government of Pakistan has dropped its request for access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server e-mail and messaging content and rescinded its shutdown order, and BlackBerry has decided to remain in the Pakistan market.  Good ...

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Five Tip Friday

Welcome to Five Tip Friday!

Each Friday, we'll post helpful tips about your BlackBerry device. From software to hardware, you can be sure to get the latest info on your device right here!

Special PRIV Tips:

1. "Ok Google" Phone Wakeup

You can wake up your device by just saying "Ok Google"! For this, You'll need Google Now installed on your device. [Get Google Now]

Step 1: Open Google Now and tap in the top left corner

Step 2: Select Settings

Step 3 ...

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ThrowBack Thursday

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral’s #ThrowbackThursday! 

Each Thursday the BlackBerryCentral team will go back in the BlackBerry Chronicles to give you a glimpse of nostalgia. This will include device launches and announcements that made BlackBerry a household name and a superstar status.

Today, we will look at 2003 which saw many ‘firsts’ for the erstwhile Research In Motion.

  1. RIM launched BlackBerry Connect – an operating system agnostic software that allowed devices from competing platforms such Nokia, HTC, etc., to be synchronized with BES. This included wireless ...
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Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry 10 devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

Here's how to download and install:

  • Find the proper device / resolution wallpaper for your device
  • Click the Download link
  • Touch and hold on the image, selecting Save Image, or select Download in the top right corner
  • Once downloaded, select the image in your downloads folder which ...
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Sunday Summation: December 20 - December 26

Another December the 25th falls into the realm of the Ghost of Christmas Past.  We hope that the season, no matter what you make of it, has brought you peace, joy and love.  If not some great new tech; especially in the form of BlackBerry fun!  While the world watched the skies for Santa, we kept right on about the business of watching the news of BlackBerry and reporting it right here.  And as always on Sunday, here is the Sunday Summation of the week ...

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Follow BlackBerryCentral On Social Media

If you don't already, you should check out BlackBerryCentral on our various social media outlets. Chances are we've got content curated for all your favourite social spots - like our popular Instagram account where we post photos of upcoming BlackBerry content, and re-post reader images!

We'll be expanding our presence on social media, starting with Vine and YouTube - so be sure to get in early for chances to win in our upcoming Social Media Challenge!

Already own a copy of our incredibly successful ...

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