Cognitive Systems - Emerging Partner?

There’s a new up and coming company in Waterloo looking to make its way onto the scene through the use of wireless radio waves. Cognitive Systems Corp. has developed new hardware, known as Amera, which can identify wireless signals emitted by various types of communications devices including phones, routers, cellular towers and so on.

However, Amera has one big difference in that it uses these signals to “see.” This could be used to look through walls, or establish a parameter which can be used ...

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BBM Meetings Service To Be Discontinued Effective February 10th 2016

Just over a year after launching the service, BlackBerry has decided to discontinue BBM Meetings.

If you recall, this is one of BlackBerryCentral's favourite product offerings from the company - and it comes as pure dissapointment in terms of it closing down. Of course, this move is all part of cutting costs and reducing staff wherever possible.

Check out the official support document here:

Effective February 10th 2016, the BBM Meetings service will be discontinued. For customers using the service, and who wish to continue to ...

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A Priv Gets Ripped Apart

There are plenty of people out there waiting to get their hands on a Priv, like me! Unfortunately, from either a shortage issue or a funds issue – again me, it’s keeping people from getting their hands on one.  However, no doubt though that once people get their hands on one it becomes a prized possession.  Unless you’re Karalux Vietnam!  These guys decided that instead of taking the ultimate care of their device they would rather tear it apart!

The Priv proved ...

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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:

  • CamScanner
  • Flud Torrent Downloader
  • Launchify
  • Endomondo
  • DeviceSuite Pro

App ...

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BlackBerry Stands Firm on Privacy

BlackBerry’s Marty Beard took to the BlackBerry Blog today to make a bold statement: Priavcy remains the company’s top priority. However, unlike the consumer privacy movement which the company has been moving forward with the launch of the Priv, this one is different. This is privacy against state requirements.

BlackBerry has decided that it will exit the Pakistani marketplace following demands from its government. The Pakistan government has demanded to BlackBerry, that it be allowed full access to BlackBerry’s servers. This would allow the government ...

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Sunday Summation: November 23 - November 29

Sunday Funday! That means it's time for Sunday Summation!  We had quite a bit going on so let's jump straight into it!

 

Rumour Roundup

Our 24th Rumor Roundup brings info on THREE up in the air questions.  Will BlackBerry switch to Samsung Exynos chipsets?  Does the upcoming rumored Vienna have hard keys for the Hub?  What about quick charging accessories for the PRIV in ShopBlackBerry?  All answered: to the best of our ability.  Check it out!

 

#TBT

If you're not ...

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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. Save battery via Battery Saver

The Priv comes preinstalled with a Battery Saving Option which can be manually or automatically switched on when you need to preserve your juice

Step 1: Swipe left from within the Hub to show the accounts menu 

Step 2: Scroll down to ...

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BlackBerry CFO Gives Back

Since inception BlackBerry has played a pivotal role in its hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. The company gives regularly to the town and has a number of different venues named after itself. However, the giving back to the community is not just a company affair; yesterday, BlackBerry’s Chief Financial Officer, James Yersh, made an announcement at the Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series held by University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management.

At the breakfast, Yersh announced that he was investing into the school by opening the Yersh ...

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