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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 03-16-2012 05:51 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Apps


    Wikitude has launched a brand new feature for their BlackBerry smartphone augmented reality browser called Wikitude myWorld. This new feature is designed to allow you to create your own locations within the augmented reality world of Wikitude and share them with your friends. You’ll also be able to access a network of locations generated by friends, colleagues, and family members that includes photos, comments and recommendations.


    Also check out the Wikitude app on Facebook, and find out more about Wikitude on Facebook and by following @wikitude on Twitter.
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    by Published on 03-15-2012 11:12 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    My personal favorite GPS app, BlackBerry Traffic, has been updated to v3.0.2.18 and is now available for download in App World. Make sure you refresh App World if the update doesn't show up for you right away.

    Change Log for BlackBerry Traffic

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    by Published on 03-15-2012 03:37 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps



    Lemma for PlayBook, one of the best free Twitter apps available to PlayBook owners via the BlackBerry App World at this time, was recently updated to version 1.1.8.

    A while ago, the v1.1.2 update was released, but unfortunately if you did not already have Lemma for PlayBook installed, you weren’t able to download it, at least that was the conclusion that I had unfortunately come to. But now, that has changed! Personally, I am ecstatic. The initial Lemma for PlayBook app that came already uploaded on my PlayBook was, to put it lightly, subpar. I wasn't happy with it in the slightest. While the updates didn't bring everything I was hoping for, the improvements were still significant.

    In v1.1.2:
    • New interface, including new colors, icons and less clutter
    • Scrolling improvements on the timeline
    • Smoother transition between pages
    • Compose Tweet/Reply With Message improvements
    • Added “View In App” functionality, powered by Readability v0.4.4 algorithm
    • New user tutorial to help grasp the unique style Lemma has to offer



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    by Published on 03-15-2012 03:22 PM
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    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
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    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,
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    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
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    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
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    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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