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    by Published on 05-29-2012 05:45 PM
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    Future Scheduler, by @Appsicum, is a handy little productivity app which lets you automate various tasks and activities like sending an email, text messages, connect a call or publish a social media (Twitter, Facebook) update. The idea is to simplify your life. Follow a few simple steps and you will never hear "how could you forget my birthday!" Also, never miss out on a business opportunity or an important appointment.

    Features:

    • Sync the device with Calendar.
    • Snooze function for reminders.
    • Import contacts from Facebook.
    • Log of scheduled activities.
    • Use templates for text and email.
    • Recurring events – once, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly.
    • Intuitive and user friendly interface.
    • Multiple recipients for text and email.
    • Integrates with phone book to let you add recipients conveniently.

    What I like about this app most is the fact you can set the app to confirm the update before it actually happens. This way you have a second chance to make sure you want that event to take place. You can pick this handy app up in BlackBerry App World for only $1.99!

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    by Published on 05-29-2012 11:33 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Wikitude has informed us of a new update to their augmented reality app. The new version, 7.0.5, brings with it some much needed improvements to the UI and performance of the app. Also, after partnering up with TripAdvisor.com and Hotels.com, Wikitude 7 will be even more useful for all those that love using this app. Check out more details below and make sure you let us know how like this app in the comments.

    The new stuff: The new panorama user interface lets you slide between three main screens:

    • Favorites screen: organize and bookmark your content "Worlds" according to your preferences & lifestyle
    • Featured screen: Updated regularly to highlight what’s new and interesting
    • Categories screen: Find the Worlds you are looking for by subject

    Features:

    • Create your very own AR World and share it with your friends, meaning you see their favorite places, and they see yours
    • Find events, tweets, Wikipedia articles and ATMs
    • Find restaurant and Hotel recommendations from Yelp, Qype, TripAdvisor, Hotels.com and many more around you
    • Explore places in augmented reality or show them on a map or list view
    • Browse more than 100 million places and interactive content from more than 3,500 content providers or so called “Worlds”
    • Search for specific places, for example “thai restaurants”
    • Find mobile coupons, deals and discounts for stores and shops near you

    Head on over to App World to download the newest version of Wikitude!
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    by Published on 05-28-2012 04:00 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Spice Labs, the makers of great BlackBerry apps and games, such as; Crossword, Hangman, Memory, Battles Unlimited, ect., have now reached the 50 million total downloads milestone. Most, if not all, of these downloads came via BlackBerry App World, and many of their apps and games are FREE to download!

    Here are a few words from Spice Labs themselves about this milestone:

    Dear Friends,

    Two years back, we at Spice Labs embarked on a journey in to the Mobile Application wonderland. Roads ahead were uncharted,the destination was unknown and we had nothing but our conviction to guide us. Conviction that one can create a GLOBAL mobile app company, making PRODUCTS that are at par with GLOBAL Quality Standards, serving GLOBAL audience,from India.Today after 2 Years, 20 Apps, 250 Release Cycles, 4 Global Awards for Outstanding Apps, 20 Instances of being hailed as Top downloaded App on multiple App stores and more than 200 Media Mentions later we have a very special News to Share with you . Last month we crossed 50 Million downloads mark.

    Congrats to Spice Labs on their successful partnership with RIM as a vendor in BlackBerry App World. Let's help them reach another 50 million more downloads!


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    by Published on 05-27-2012 03:32 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    Although the BBOS Mobile Site Launcher has been available via OTA for some time now, as of today you can now download the Mobile Launcher app via BlackBerry App World! We've decided that since we have already released the BBOS PlayBook App in App World, that it would be fitting to go ahead and make the Mobile Site Launcher available in App World as well. The BBOS Mobile Launcher app is FREE to download, and available for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 4.2 and higher. Which means pretty much any device going back to the 83xx series. So get your BBOS on, and download now!

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    by Published on 05-24-2012 03:15 PM
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    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    S4BB Limited has released the ultimate app that makes any future battery pull unnecessary: Restart Me for BlackBerry! This handy application allows you to reset your phone with just one click. No difficult key combinations or alternative hardware, just a single click to freshen up your phone! If you want to save yourself the trouble of reseting your BlackBerry Smartphone yourself, you can schedule auto restarts for just $0.99 with Restart Me Pro.
    Features:

    • Easy to Use: restarts your device with just a single click.
    • No-Brainer: avoids complicated key combinations to restart your device.
    • Quick Reset: you can auto-restart your device or do it manually.
    • Free your Memory: kills all the unnecessary applications running in background freeing your RAM.
    • Daily Restart Schedule*: e.g. wake up with a freshly rebooted smartphone every morning at 7:00 a.m.

    * this feature is only available in Restart Me Pro

    Restart Me Free is available for all BlackBerry Smartphones running OS 6.0 or higher and can be downloaded for free at BlackBerry App World.

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    by Published on 05-24-2012 09:09 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    The Beta Zone gave us a new Facebook for BlackBerry update yesterday and today, Twitter for BlackBerry follows through with one of their own. T4BB v3.1.0.8 brings with it some new a couple of new features that were sorely needed.

    Visit the BlackBerry Beta Zone to download Twitter for BlackBerry v3.1.0.8!"

    Check out what's been added to the latest Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones client!

    *Updated Tweet Details Screen - Clicking a Tweet now brings you to a content-rich Tweet details screen, designed to give you more information around the Tweet. Geotagged Tweets will show mini maps, Tweeted photos will appear larger, and Twitter conversations will be easier to follow. In addition, you will be able to see who’s Retweeted a Tweet, and by whom it has been Retweeted. To see a person’s profile screen, just click the profile picture again.

    *Undo Retweet - You can now undo a Retweet that you may have mistakenly Retweeted.You can undo a Retweet by using familiar actions used to delete a Tweet. In addition, the new Tweet details screen allows you to select the Retweet button to undo a Retweet.

    *Right to Left Language Support

    *Additional Languages - Finnish, Arabic & Hebrew


    *Discuss this in the forums


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    by Published on 05-24-2012 05:26 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    Instant messaging has become the norm for mobile users. It seems as though texting, instant messaging and email have almost replaced the phone call. BBM has long been the a strong point for RIM, and has proven to be popular among today's youth. Despite its popularity some question its ability to maintain its position as the instant-messaging, due to RIM's recent struggle.

    With over 55 million users worldwide BBM is clearly the preferred instant-messaging client, but that has not stopped the competition from moving in on this reach new market. Apple, Samsung, and third party vendors have all jumped on the opportunity to cater to consumers instant messaging fix. Apples iMessage has been slowly gaining popularity among its iPhone users while WhatApp Messenger has been gaining popularity across all platforms.

    So what plans does RIM have for BBM? For starters its does plan on making it a part of its next generation BB 10 platform. But what about the competition? Can we expect BBM to run on other platforms in the near future? The answer to the latter may be a solid no.

    According to the Wall Street Journal RIM had plans to license out its proprietary network before now CEO Thorsten Heins, came on board. A project formed by former Co-CEO's Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, code-name " SMS 2.0" would open up RIM's network to other smartphone makers. SMS 2.0 would license BBM as a service to these other smartphone makers, and allow RIM to make a profit off of licensing fees and support. RIM even acquired the popular messaging company called LiveProfile. However, the project was quickly squashed when newly appointed CEO Thorsten Heins decided that the company should not go with any licensing deals.

    BBM is an important part of the BlackBerry brand, and is one of the things that separates it from other smartphones. RIM will need to concentrate on perfecting the BBM application on its BB 10 line of devices. Consumers will be expecting a BBM client that runs just as smooth as their current BlackBerry device.



    via:wsj
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    by Published on 05-23-2012 01:02 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    The Facebook for
    BlackBerry
    beta has been updated in the Beta Zone this afternoon. Check out the change log below and
    head to the Beta Zone to update!

    The following issues have been fixed and implemented in Facebok for
    BlackBerry smartphones
    version 3.1.0.11:

    • Delete Prior Messages in Inbox leads to uncaught exception
    • Unable to views comments
    • With Wi-Fi only connection on BIS SN devices user should be able to view photos
    • Likes count incorrect in Likes list if launched from stagnant comment screen
    • Can not cancel selection via the 'back' button
    • User photos mixed in FB message view
    • Group name appears in the group wall
    • Group Support : refresh of group wall is missing refresh animation
    • Bad error message when posting on a Group without permission
    • Groups are not translated in Hindi
    • Finnish -Some missed translations on the Groups pages
    • Accessibility: Status updates are not being read
    • WiLAN event is not being processed correctly when radio is low or changed
    • Removal of phone number request feature
    • Update help URLs for Facebook 3.1
    • Parser Error when I create comment with many returns between lines
    • Remove welcome notification and message
    • No ID for all the buttons in Facebook
    • GCM icons are cutoff on low res devices
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    by Published on 05-22-2012 05:54 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    Earlier this year Alec Saunders caused quite the stir when he mentioned that RIM was considering removing the ability to side-load. He quickly cleared things up with a blog post regarding the issue, explaining that RIM would be taking some steps to help minimize piracy. Earlier this week RIM's Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog posted some key points regarding the PlayBook OS 2.0.1 and its built-in protection for developers. The constant battle of piracy has plagued just about every developer and have left company's like RIM as their wits-end just trying to figure out how to combat it.

    For any company to say that its main goal is to eliminate piracy, is just plain silly. Unfortunately piracy is here to stay. However, they can do things to minimize piracy. RIM like other companies have developed ways that make it harder for users to pirate developers apps.

    With the PlayBook's OS 2.0.1 RIM has developed some application protection in hopes that it will slow down the steady stream of piracy. RIM has added a couple new features like the linking of BlackBerry ID's to backup files. This prevents the sharing of backup files between users. RIM has also added the encryption of backup files. RIM is taking the right steps to insure that developers get treated fairly. Make sure you head on over to the Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog for more information.


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    by Published on 05-22-2012 10:13 AM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    App World vendors have received an email today from RIM which outlines a few changes and additions in how App World categories will be laid out. Check them out below!

    They key category changes and additions include:

    • News: The News category has been expanded to include magazines. This category is now called News and Magazines and includes Blogs as a subcategory.
    • Beta: The Beta category is discontinued. The apps located the Beta category have been moved to relevant categories.
    • Reference and eBooks & Education: The Books and Reference category has been divided in to separate categories so that these are now individual categories respectively. The Reference category includes Education. This new category is Education & Reference.
    • Shopping: The Shopping category has been renamed Lifestyle.
    • Maps & Navigation: The Maps & Navigation category now includes Travel and has been renamed Navigation and Travel.
    • Music Creation (*NEW*): There is a new subcategory Music Creation available under the Music and Audio category.
    • Children’s Categories (*NEW*): There are two new children’s focused categories:
      • New Children’s Games category within the Games Channel
      • New Children’s Books subcategory within the Books category
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    by Published on 05-22-2012 06:13 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Apps



    For as long as I can remember, BlackBerry users on Twitter have argued over which mobile client is the best all-around. Although there are many different Twitter apps to choose from, the top three most used and well-known have been Twitter for BlackBerry, UberSocial for BlackBerry and SocialScope. These three are the ones that have incurred more debates than I care to count.

    I’ve primarily used Twitter for BlackBerry over the last year and a half and have been quite content with it. Over the last 6 months or so, I had heard grumblings about how UberSocial is “ easily the best app for Twitter.” SocialScope users, on the other hand, would boast about their app being so good and so exclusive, that you needed to be “invited” to use it (actually true about the invitation). All this trash talk was just asking for a good head-to-head... to-head battle to determine which app is the best, once and for all.

    We needed a good review to compare and contrast all three of these Twitter clients and that's exactly what I attempted to do. I will be going pretty in depth in terms of pros and cons about all three of these clients so this battle will actually be a couple of parts. Part I will focus squarely on User Interface and the look of the apps while Part II will be more focused on Performance and Notifications.

    So without further ado, here is the Twitter Client on BlackBerry Battle Royale between T4BB, UberSocial and SocialScope Part I.


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    by Published on 05-22-2012 04:29 AM
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    The Complimentary BeWeather app in App World has been updated to v.2.6.20 which according to their blurb contains only bug fixes. But the more important thing here is, this update serves as a reminder of what BlackBerry has in a special offer. A total of $77 worth of complimentary apps ...
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    by Published on 05-21-2012 05:15 PM
    Categories:
    1. How-To, Help, Tips,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    With college seniors graduating and entering the "real world" this summer, it's important to stay organized and efficient this time of year. In a recent study conducted by Research In Motion targeting the youth market (ages 18-24), 80 percent of respondents said they use their mobile phone to keep track of day-to-day life. Ninety-two (92) percent agreed that a smartphone would keep them organized in 2012.

    Smartphones allow youth to stay on track in a variety of ways: Sixty-seven (67) percent use calendars and scheduling apps to keep them on deadline, 62 percent count on GPS tools to help navigate while travelling, and 53 percent rely on social media and instant messaging to connect with friends when arranging get-togethers.

    As the data demonstrates, youth are heavily relying on smartphones to stay organized. Here are a few tips on how to stay productive, particularly upon entering the post-college life:

    On Day 1 of that New Job/Internship - Transitioning to the real world can at times be tough, but BlackBerry makes it easier. With the BlackBerry Calendar, you can keep calls, meetings and events all in one place. It syncs seamlessly with BlackBerry contacts and email, so you’ll never miss a beat. When taking notes in a meeting or editing on the fly, use Docs to Go on BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Looking for that perfect job opportunity? Use LinkedIn for BlackBerry to connect with those in your desired field and boost your professional network.

    During a Weekend Getaway - Post-college life means no homework on weekends, making it easier to take those vacations you’ve been dreaming of the last four years! BlackBerry Travel allows you to plan and manage travel activities. The app puts all travel updates in one place, and if there are any changes to a train/plane/bus reservation, the app notifies users immediately. On a road trip? BlackBerry Traffic, with hands-free turn-by-turn directions, gives you your ETA, as well as the most efficient travel routes based on traffic conditions. If looking for an impromptu meal while on the road, check out the BBM-connected app Poynt, which finds businesses, restaurants, movies, people and even gas based on location.

    To Keep in Touch - With your college friends spread out across the country, it's important to find ways to connect. With BBM and Facebook and Twitter for BlackBerry, you can stay in touch with your buddies anytime, anywhere. To spice it up, try video chat for the BlackBerry PlayBook to talk to friends face-to-face.

    The survey, which polled 1,004 randomly selected 18-24 year old Americans, was conducted by Vision Critical on behalf of Research In Motion.

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    by Published on 05-21-2012 12:59 AM
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    It seems that app developers can have a change of mind/heart. Kayak announced back in February that they would no longer active support, launch any new features, updates or fixes to problems that may arise on the KAYAK BlackBerry app as their system changes.

    Today, almost four months after that announcement, ...
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    by Published on 05-20-2012 06:36 AM
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    The popular GPS navigator Telmap has given UK Blackberry users a nice gift. They are currently offering their 3D moving map, voice-guided, navigation program free to BlackBerry users in the UK. Telmap has been one of the leading providers of location-based services for mobile devices. If your
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