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    by Published on 04-24-2012 04:01 PM
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    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
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    So you have these friends with an Android tablet or iPad and they're busy snapping pictures and posting them to Instagram and you feel that little pang of jealousy hit you. You feel left out, right? Well there is an app for the BlackBerry Playbook that does away ...
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    by Published on 04-05-2012 05:54 AM
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    A while ago we told you about an intuitive app for the BlackBerry called Card2Contact. Since the folks over at Card2Contact have been hard at work on version 3.0.1. Card2Contact takes your paper business cards and moves them to your BlackBerry device in a quick and secure manner. What separates Card2Contact from the rest of the bunch is that is uses humans to transcribe your business cards. That means more accurate information and goes along with their 100% accuracy verification. I love that fact that I can say good bye to those piles of paper business cards and move them to my BlackBerry.

    Version 3.0.1 brings us some new features to include:

    • enhanced Contacts page to view the uploaded business cards
    • status of the business cards conversion or send email feature in App
    • new pricing packages and Support features

    Why use Card2Contact?

    • First business card conversion app for BlackBerry with human verification!
    • Manual Transcription Team does the transcription especially for YOU!
    • You don’t need an assistant or text/voice recognition technology for conversion!
    • 100% accuracy!
    • In-app features allow you to take a picture of the business card, upload information, and buy credits.
    • Secure and reliable dedicated servers!
    • Once you store the data in your contact list, we won’t keep a backup of your data and card.
    • We send all the information on the Business Card. We won’t skip any details!

    I think you get the picture. So head on over to BlackBerry App World and download it.




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    by Published on 03-27-2012 11:49 AM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    This fun and exciting drawing game is now for free in the App World. Sketch W Friends by XLabz will take you to a new dimension of playing Charades and Pictionary. It is a real-time virtual game where your vocabulary will be tested and put it to the ultimate test.With a lot of cool drawing tools, this has brought the Pictionary and the Charade in a whole new level. It is now packed with many mind-boggling words that will definitely make your mind works. Compete with your friends, relatives and with other players all over the world anytime, anywhere.


    Play more and you will be surprised as it will somehow improve yourself at guessing and drawings. Impress the others and be on top o the Leaderboard by signing in through Facebook.One good thing about this App is that it can be played with different platforms whether Android tablets or iPads. So what are you waiting for? Invite your friends, download this fun and awesome app and start twisting your mind.


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    by Published on 03-16-2012 06:14 AM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    Our good friend Kathryn Lahrs, from Lahrs Apps, just let us know about a new app she's been working on and has gotten into App World. Garble is a pretty cool message encrypting app that allows you to share your messages with friends and family in a cool secretive way.

    This app is definitely geared towards a younger audience but that doesn't stop it from actually being super solid in functionality. The fact that it's cross-platform will also make it an enticing app for many so make sure to check it out.

    Official description:
    Do you want to have some extra fun with your text messages? Do you want to keep your messages a secret from your parents, teachers, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, etc.? Do you want to create a unique garbled message for each of your friends?

    This, and more, is possible with Garble! Send Garbled text messages to any of your contacts. Garble is available on BlackBerry, and other phones so no contact is left out. Your messages are kept on your phone only; no data is sent to a server or saved anywhere except your phone.


    Even your friends who do not have the Garble app can use the free Garble Reader app to read your garbled messages. Customize your garbles, select which contacts can garble with you and so much more.

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    by Published on 03-12-2012 04:09 PM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    In Dummy Jake, you control a robot that is falling in the air by tilting your device and using two special controls to try and get the best score you can. But be careful, Jake is running out of battery so pay attention to the lap time of each level. Feel the thrill of the fall by passing through fire rings, avoiding asteroids, and grabbing goodies along the way!

    Controls are easy to use; one part of the screen is dedicated to the maneuver button and the other part to the nitro button. Use maneuvers to skillfully dodge the obstacles, and turn on your nitro to rush from one power up to another. You can also challenge your friends to get the highest Dummy Rank ever and earn your name on the World Dummies leaderboard!

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    by Published on 02-21-2012 08:53 PM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Devices,
    3. Official OS,
    4. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    5. BlackBerry Software




    By now you have probably heard about RIM's release of the highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. For months now, all anyone in the BlackBerry community could do was talk about PlayBook OS 2.0. Rumors and guesses of when it would be released had everyone on their toes, and had others running out of patience. They say good things come to those who wait. Was this the case with PlayBook OS 2.0? Did RIM deliver on what so many have been waiting for? After spending some time with the PlayBook OS 2.0 this is my review.
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    by Published on 02-17-2012 06:49 AM
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    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Business cards are one of the most common methods of exchanging contact information, and if your like me you probably have a ton scattered all around. Most people at one point in time have received a business card from someone and then tossed it in the heap of other business cards. The main reason for the toss, is that no one like to take the time to manually enter all the contact information into their mobile device. The process is tedious time consuming and just plain annoying.

    Enter Card2Contact, this little app developed for the BlackBerry can easily do it all for you. All you have to do is take a picture. Yes, it really is that simple. I was a bit skeptical about this myself so I decided to give it a try and after a quick snap of the business card, and a short time the contact info was taken from the card and placed neatly into my BlackBerry contacts.

    The way the app works is actually pretty neat. It uses the native camera from your BlackBerry to take a picture of the business card. Then from there it is uploaded to Card2Contact's Manual Transcription Team. From there is sent back to your device to be stored into your contact list. The app works on a credit based system so $10 will get you 30 credits. These credits are then used to upload your business cards.

    Card2Contact can be downloaded in BlackBerry App World.
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    by Published on 01-22-2012 12:58 PM
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    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Look, every platform has them. Different apps that are only available to certain people due to their alliance with a specific smartphone OS. We have BlackBerry Messenger, Android and iOS have apps like Instagram. Developers of each platform try their best to make apps that resemble and give the feel of those apps not natively available to them (i.e. Kik, WhatsApp; etc).

    One of the apps that I've really wanted to come to BlackBerry platform is Instagram. It looks pretty cool, not gonna lie. Well apparently we've had a pretty cool app in App World that makes photo sharing pretty easy.

    MOLOME Key Features
    • Fast camera access for instant sharing
    • 14 magical filters, including the all time popular Vignette, Parlo, Croosy, Old Paper, Vintage, Sepia and Black & White
    • New filters for MOLOME™ Blackberry release: Rainbow
    • Sharing to MOLOME™ network, Facebook and Twitter
    • Earn Badges
    • Follow and view Friends' photos
    • View Popular photos
    • Love and comment photos
    • Notification
    • Easy view and update your own profile & photo
    • Optimize performance for Blackberry devices
    • Fast upload speed
    • 100% free and unlimited photo uploads
    • 640x480 screen resolution are fully supported
    The app still has a couple of visual bugs that need to be worked out but it shouldn't be too hard to address this in future builds. I just got started with my MOLOME account and it works pretty well. The Twitter integration is definitely my favorite part of the app. Thanks to @BBeesnHoney for the tip!

    Note: MOLOME is only compatible with:

    BlackBerry Curve 8520, 8900, 9300, 9350, 9360, 9370
    BlackBerry Storm 9500, 9530, 9550
    BlackBerry Bold 9700, 9780 9900, 9930
    BlackBerry Torch 9800, 9810
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    by Published on 01-22-2012 12:32 PM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    I love it when apps go on sale. I especially love it when it's apps that are actually awesome like Show Me The Images and Email++. The guys from Kisai Labs and Devcellent are offering this for a limited time so if you don't already have both of these apps in your BlackBerry then make sure you get them now.

    Show Me the Images

    By default, BlackBerry® devices are set to defer image downloads in e-mail messages until the user goes to the menu and clicks "Get Images". What if you wanted more control?

    Show Me The Images automatically downloads images in your e-mails without you needing to hit that "Get Images" menu item. You can disable it, download based on a safe list of e-mail addresses (default) or download no matter who the contact is.

    Email++

    Enhance your BlackBerry® email experience today with Email++ - A fully integrated graphical toolbar for the native BlackBerry Email app with features such as Convert To, Forward/Reply with Edit, Unsend, Priority, Block/Filter, My Availability and My Location. Email++ also features Microsoft Outlook like Message Preview no matter on which screen (including the Homescreen) you are on. Tired of fragmented plugins that show up as mere menu items in the email app and are hard to find and use? Try Email++ today and love email like never before.
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    by Published on 01-12-2012 09:52 AM
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    Waze is a new kind of social networking app that allows drivers to build roads that haven't yet been "paved" on the app's map system, as well as use live (and most importantly: current) maps as well. The app enables users the opportunity to check real time traffic updates that other Waze users have posted while driving and even use GPS navigation! One thing I really like is that you get points for driving, paving roads, and even hitting little icons on the map for bonus points. The app supports all BlackBerry devices over 8900.
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    by Published on 01-03-2012 07:53 PM
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    2. BlackBerry Apps



    A couple of days ago, Mahmood from Devcellent Solutions shooted me an email about their newest app Email++. After using it for a couple of days I can already tell this is a must have app for BlackBerry users everywhere.

    What is Email++ and what does it do

    Email++ brings the convenience of a desktop email client to the powerful always-on BlackBerry email by augmenting the features of the existing BlackBerry email app. It is essentially a plugin for the BlackBerry email app that does not add mere menu items to the email app's menu but instead, it is a graphical toolbar that gets embedded right on the BlackBerry email App. Users of Email++ will have access to its features instantly while viewing or composing emails. Simply by scrolling up from any email message will reveal this toolbar.
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    by Published on 01-03-2012 09:04 AM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    The pictures say it all, Twitter for BlackBerry definitely came out on top in my search of Twitter for BlackBerry vs HootSuite. I don't mean to say that HootSuite is all bad or that T4BB is perfect, but for now, this is how the results will stand.
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    by Published on 12-25-2011 04:15 PM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    With so many people waking up this morning and receiving a BlackBerry PlayBook as a holiday gift, I figured I'd let you guys know what my personal favorite PlayBook apps and games are. We encourage everyone to check out App World's Top Free, Paid and Newest Apps list as well as these always change with brand new apps. So here we go...
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    by Published on 11-07-2011 11:16 AM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Games



    Every now and then there is a game that I come across that is so addicting I just cant stop playing. Crazy Survival, by TechSoft Venture is one of those games. I was first introduced to Crazy Survival by a friend, and he assured me that I would enjoy the enjoy the game. I hesitated at first because, it been a while since I have played a good game on my BlackBerry. However, I was glad that I decided to download this game.
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    by Published on 11-02-2011 10:23 AM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    RIM gave us a big surprise today and officially released their much anticipated BBM Music service! Everyone has been patiently waiting on this to come out of beta. Beta testers can assure you that this service is legit. You can browse millions of songs and instantly add them to your collection. I really enjoyed testing out this service and am excited for its release today.
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