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    by Published on 03-15-2012 03:22 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    If you're one of those people that loves to read the news, but hates having to carry around six different newspapers, this app is the one for you. It's allows you to sync up your Google Reader subscriptions right to your PlayBook so whatever you read on your PlayBook is marked on your desktop and vice versa.

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    by Published on 03-15-2012 02:44 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps


    Ever heard of Dolphin Browser for PlayBook? In all honesty, I hadn't, that is until this huge scandal (I use the term lightly) surfaced. Apparently someone, not the developers, submitted Dolphin Browser to the BlackBerry App World and within a day of being accepted, the app was pulled after the developers were shocked to find the app in our App World that they had not submitted.

    After many disgruntled PlayBook users roared in protest after the brief stint in our App World which caused many users to fall in love with its Webzine and gesture-enabled mobile browser, it luckily was quickly added right back in (this time with the approval of the developers).

    Some of the other fun features that come with downloading this app include:
    • Gesture - personalize symbols you write with your finger on the screen that automatically take you to your favorite websites
    • Webzine - No ads, fast web page loading, simplified reading on mobile content (websites, blogs, news, etc.)
    • Speed Dial - With a single touch, visit your favorite sites
    • Tabbed browsing - Toggle between web pages super fast
    • SideBars - Making the best of mobile interface



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    by Published on 03-15-2012 02:11 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Poynt for BlackBerry is without a doubt my go-to app. It has everything you need in terms of resources right at your finger tips. Personally, I think this is the number one app for dating guys. Why? Because of all the different aspects that Poynt offers a person. From movie times, gas prices, local businesses and directions, to weather, making dinner reservations and even searching for special offers near you, this app really allows a guy to seem even more awesome than he obviously is. So boys (and girls), if you want to impress your new lady (or man) friend, let Poynt point you in the direction of a successful relationship, or okay, a good dinner deal.

    The v1.8.6 update includes:

    • WhatGas (UK) timestamp is represented by elapsed time instead of date
    • Making reservations now available for France and Spain
    • Canadians can now search gas prices
    • Deal and offers are included inside the Restaurant tab
    • Online food ordering and menu capability in the US
    • Touchscreen models now have larger icons
    • 9790/9380 support
    • TeleNav library update



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    by Published on 03-14-2012 09:43 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    The incredibly popular Twitter app, UberSocial, has received an update that is now available via App World. No change log with this update but lovers of UberSocial will definitely want to jump on this update as soon as possible. Make sure you refresh App World using the alt+RST refresh in order to get the update.

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    by Published on 03-14-2012 04:27 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    S4BB Limited just released a new update for Signal Booster; Signal Booster 3.1. This easy to use application is ideal for people who often find themselves in poorly covered network areas. Signal Booster allows you to get the most out of the available signal. Simply press the "Boost!" button. The application then resets your voice, data and internet connection. The best possible reception is chosen and your connections come back up again automatically. Signal Booster 3.1 can increase your BlackBerry signal strength with a stunning 60%!

    Signal Booster 3.1 Features

    • Optimizes BlackBerry radio usage
    • No device reset required. Therefore a lot faster than everything else
    • Signal level shown in menu & can be accessed from any native or third party application
    • Improved stability & performance; up to 60% signal strength gain
    • Easy to use interface


    Signal Booster 3.1 is available for $4.99 at BlackBerry App World.


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    by Published on 03-14-2012 01:55 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Its been a busy day for Beta Zone members. RIM has now released BBM version 6.2.0.15. RIM is always tweaking its popular messaging program, and just when you thought they could not possible add anything more they always surprise us. Be sure to head on over to the Beta Zone to get this update.

    Here are the new features and enhancements for BlackBerry Messenger 6.2:

    Animated display pictures - More animated display pictures are now built into BBM. Change your picture to suit your mood.

    Change your name or message inline - You can quickly change your name or status message without leaving your contact list by clicking the text at the top of the screen. To exit inline editing, just scroll down.
    You can still access your profile screen by clicking your display picture.

    Streamlined voice notes - When your convenience key set to open BBM, if you highlight a contact in BBM and press the convenience key, you can start recording a voice note. Once you're done, pressing the
    convenience key again will send the voice note. Group chats. You can return to the default
    color at any time.

    BlackBerry Tag enhancements - Adding contacts has never been easier. If your BlackBerry smartphone supports NFC technology, you can turn on the Allow Automatic Invitations by Tapping option. Then, as
    long as you or someone else has BBM open, you can add each other as contacts by
    aligning the backs of your smartphones.

    This feature requires that you both have the latest version of BBM installed on
    smartphones that support NFC technology.

    Resend a message - If a message didn't send (for example, if your smartphone was outside of a wireless
    coverage area), you can highlight the message and select Resend from the menu.

    Search - When typing the name of a contact or group, the search ignores special characters and
    emoticons to make it easier to find what you're looking for.


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    by Published on 03-14-2012 10:29 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps




    Twitter for BlackBerry has been updated to version 3.0.0.16, and has quite a few changes. This updated is only available to Beta Zone members, so if you don't have an account head on over to the Beta Zone and setup and account.

    In case you did not know here are some of the features of T4BB:

    • BBM Connected App Integration
    • New Tweet Layout
    • Twitter Photo Service Support
    • Automatic Link Shortening
    • Promoted Tweets
    • Improved Notifications for Wi-Fi Only Users

    Please see below for fixed issues in Twitter for BlackBerry client version 3.0.0.16:

    • Loading spinner persists after sending a Tweet
    • BBM is prompting user to update their status twice after uploading a photo
    • Unable to open links from Social Feeds
    • Phantom DM notification
    • Prompted with "Uncaught exception: Application net_rim_bb_twitter (309) is not responding; process terminated" after app hang
    • Promoted Tweet - Dismiss is still available in the menu and GCM when viewing the profile of the promoted Tweet user
    • BlackBerry Bridge "Open Link On PlayBook" does not work for Twitter (but does for all other BB apps)
    • Memory leak after changing options
    • Uncaught exception when opening the Messages
    • Need error message to indicate when an account is suspended
    • Unable to see top trending lists beyond the basic 'worldwide' list
    • The Favorite counter is not accurate after click follow and then unfollow many times quickly
    • Map it doesn't work for any location on the 9930
    • Twitter not showing up in the Send menu after upgrading device OS
    • "Are you sure you want to dismiss this tweet?" > T in Tweet is not capitalized
    • Create New List - description text it is cut at the bottom of the edit field


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    by Published on 03-13-2012 10:17 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Over the next two days we'll getting a couple of updates for some Beta Zone so keep an eye out. First up is Facebook for BlackBerry. The change log is below so make sure you head on over to the BlackBerry Beta Zone to download the update OTA.

    Change log:

    • BBM Profile Update doesn't include tagged friends from Check In
    • Navigation Grid Does Not Open
    • If user initially canceled BBM connection then changed the option to Connect from BBM, Facebook connecting to BBM process did not appear automatically after reopen Facebook
    • Replies to Events or Friend requests through the device's today view is not working
    • "What's on your mind?" is cutoff with large font on publisher
    • Status Publisher - Friends picker screen is unusable in landscape mode
    • Skip button in BBM upgrade dialog needs to be translated
    • Posts being loaded twice
    • "Connecting to BBM" dialog appears every time the user opens the newsfeed or reopen Facebook on BIS SN device
    • BBM connected Profile Issue: The text in the dialog that opens when clicking on the application link in the personal message should not say the app is not installed or that the app is not available in App World

    Visit the Beta Zone on your mobile browser to update the beta Facebook for BlackBerry app.
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    by Published on 03-12-2012 03:56 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Try the ultimate retro style message scroller and animation player for your BlackBerry PlayBook. This application features an ultra realistic looking LED dot matrix screen capable of displaying scrolling messages and animations in 16 vibrant colors. You can also show messages in mirrored format for people to read in their rear view mirror, and play built in animations or your own creations.

    Version 2.1 adds new and exciting features as well as bugfixes:

    • Clock Mode
    • News Ticker Mode
    • Improved renderer
    • Many UI fixes
    • The best of all: Screamager is only $0.99 cents! Try it now!


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    by Published on 03-12-2012 02:42 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    ScoreMobile has been updated to version 1.8.7. If your a sports fan you already know that ScoreMobile is one of the best apps for tracking your favorite sports team. The app has been updated to include some bracket features and some minor bug fixes.

    Here are the list of changes:


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    by Published on 03-10-2012 04:37 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps

    I can't think of another toy I used to love to play with more than my RC car back when I was little. It was just plain and simply great, that's why when I saw the above video, it took me back. Apparently this developer has been able to make it so that his PlayBook not only controls an RC car but can also view what the RC car is seeing. If that's not the definition of cool, I'm not quite sure what is. He had the following to say in the youtube video description:
    Robot controlled and monitored from within the application on the BlackBerry playbook.Communication via the WiFi interface. Robot and playbook work in a shared WiFi network from the terminal BlackBerry 9900 with OS 7.1.0.267.
    I wish I was smart enough to do it myself, but alas I'm not so I'll have to conform to watching cool videos with funky background music like this one.


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    by Published on 03-10-2012 12:34 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    We reported recently that RIM was giving away free premium apps in App World to US subscribers in attempts to bolster BlackBerry OS 7 smartphone sales in the US. As I was checking my email today it looks like RIM has stepped up the advertising campaign a bit with a mass email outlining the promo. Although this sucks for the rest of BB users around the world, it's nice to see RIM trying to step up their game among the US market where they have continually fallen in numbers. The total value in apps being given away is $77.00 and can be downloaded free until May 31st. BlackBerry OS 7 users only.

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    by Published on 03-09-2012 06:30 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    If you live in the metropolitan capital region of the Philippines city Manila, then your traveling may have gotten a bit easier. With MMDA you can navigate with ease around the city.

    Take a look at some of the apps features:

    • Navigate your way through Metro Manila traffic
    • View the traffic situation in Map or Line View
    • Includes EDSA, C5, SLEX, Roxas Blvd, Ortigas, Commonwealth, Marcos Highway, Katipunan, Espana, & Quezon Ave.
    • View problem areas so you can avoid them
    • MMDA FAQs built-in for your guidance
    • Includes MMDA Directory
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    • Discuss this in the forum

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    by Published on 03-09-2012 05:21 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Rumors,
    3. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    4. BlackBerry Apps



    The Game Developers Conference is currently underway in San Francisco and a couple of interesting things have been popping up, even from RIM. The above picture was taken by the guys over at SemiAccurate and it apparently shows a BlackBerry Torch 9850/60 being used as a controller on a game played with the PlayBook.

    We're assuming this is possible through the Bridge app and a bit of magical engineering added to it as well. Nevertheless, this could bread an entirely different side of game on the BlackBerry PlayBook in the near future. Hopefully we'll get more info about this in the coming days.


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    by Published on 03-09-2012 12:25 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps


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