BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week: Summer Health Edition

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, or Tweet us @TheBBCentral and let us know what apps we should check out next!

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • FastWorkout
  • CascaRun Pro
  • RecStyle
  • Cardiograph ...
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Hands-On With Private Chat In The Newest BBM Update

The newest BBM update brings many new features - one of which is called Private Chat.

In order for you to be able to initiate a private chat, you will require the newest BBM version installed (both you and your counterpart must have it) but also a new subscription called Privacy and Control - available for pruchase in the BBM shop for a price of $ 0.99 per month. This additional subscription brings other features, such as Edit Messages, Timed & Retract Messages. Joining a Private Chat ...

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BBM Update: Control What You Share, With Confidence

A new update to BBM for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android is beginning to roll out starting today. With enhanced security features, this update brings multiple additions that are worth checking out.

Take Private Chat for example; a new feature that gives users a peace of mind knowing that their conversations are completely private. "But what happens if the person you’re chatting with takes a screenshot? My coworker Zach looks like he’s already planning to fake being sick tomorrow. Not wanting to get stuck with ...

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Rumour Roundup

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

Each Tuesday, we'll bring you the most interesting rumours in the BlackBerry community and let you know if there's any real supporting evidence. Devices, OS's, and more hot topics - it's your one-stop post to get the latest rumours.


BlackBerry Oslo All-Touch


BBM Channels, Twitter, Undisclosed Sources


So after the BlackBerry Oslo images leaked - some took to social media to point out that the device is actually the Dalas, and not the Oslo ...

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New BBM Beta Released To Beta Zone
A new BBM Beta has just been released to select participants on the Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10.

New Subscription Features

  • Private Chat
  • Edit Message
  • Timed Messages and Pictures
  • Retract
Private Chat: make sure your sensitive messages are kept confidential. In a private chat, all contact information is hidden, and new message notifications are discreet. Your chat is automatically deleted on both ends when the chat is inactive or closed. To start a private chat, open the menu from within a 1:1 chat ...
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How To Upgrade Your Device OS Non-Destructively Using Sachesi & Debrick/CoreOS/Radio Files

Previously we brought you a tutorial illustrating how to install v10.3.1 on your device using Sachesi. In it, we explained how to download an official OS from any carrier worldwide to your PC and then install it onto your device.

However, quite often, an unofficial OS version is being made available to the community through 3 BAR files. A Debrick file, a CoreOS and a Radio file.

A brief explanation on what those are:

  • Debrick: Typically the file size is ~1.5-1.9GB ...
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Sunil Lalvani Quits As BlackBerry India Head

According to sources, Sunil Lalvani has departed as the Managing Director of Indian Operations at BlackBerry.

He's held this position since early 2013, until this month, and was earlier the head of BlackBerry's Indian enterprise business - facing some of the toughest challenges in BlackBerry's history. While the reasons for the leave are still unknown, Matthew Tonkin, VP, Carrier Sales and Distribution, APAC, will lead operations in India as an interim position.

Varghese Thomas‎, Director – Corporate Communications and Social Media for BlackBerry India and SAARC ...

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Gallery: BlackBerry Oslo / Dallas

While many are completely confused about the BlackBerry Oslo - especially since rumours have been swirling that the device is actually called Dallas.

To be clear, the Oslo and Dallas are simply codenames for the same device according to multiple sources that have these devices.

Regardless, here's some fresh images of the device for your enjoyment or distaste depending on your standpoint.


  • 4.5" Square touch display (1440 x 1440 resolution, 453 PPI)
  • 13MP OIS camera
  • 32GB Internal storage
  • 30HRS battery ...
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