• BlackBerry Apps

    by Published on 10-30-2011 09:03 PM
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    The ebay app for BlackBerry has finally been released from the Beta Zone, and is now available for download in App World. The app was sitting in the Beta Zone for a while and has receive several updates to fix various issues. There is no change log with this release so its safe to say that some bugs were fixed, and the additional features that were added from the previous version are now included in the final release.

    Here are some features you can expect:
    • Navigation Bar - shows the currently selected screen and a cursor for when navigating between options
    • Tool tips -- now provided to indicate what the icon on the navigation bar is for
    • Shipping Option -- updated so only one option show at first and the user can add more or remove ones they don’t want
    • Selling items -- When selling an item, the user is provided with several return options when available
    Download it here:
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    by Published on 10-30-2011 02:40 PM
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    I'm a big fan of using public transit to get around the city, but I find that Google Maps will often not give me an accurate directions or tell me exactly where my stop is in relation to other stops.

    In comes HopStop, a navigation app that gives you door-to-door transit, walking, biking, taxi and hourly car rental directions in over 100 cities worldwide.

    With HopStop’s navigation app you can:
    • Get point-to-point directions from your current location with detailed maps
    • Set your travel preferences – bus, subway, walking, taxi, include/exclude regional rail or vehicles operated by private companies
    • Access addresses from your contact list
    • Map a location and see nearby subway and bus stops
    • Estimate travel time and cost for a taxi and call taxi companies with a tap
    • Save recent searches and favorite trips in MyTrips
    • Get biking directions in NYC, Washington DC, Chicago, and San Francisco
    • Find out how many calories you burn on each route and how many carbon emissions you save compared to driving
    • See wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly routes
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    by Published on 10-29-2011 08:39 AM
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    Seems like RIM is making good on their promise to give us some free premium apps. We can now add Shazam Encore to the list of free premium apps. Shazam is a song identifier app. Just hold your phone up to the song, and let Shazam find it for you. There have been plenty of times where I could have used this app.

    Here is a little about Shazam:

    • Identify what song is playing (unlimited Tags*)
    • Buy the track
    • Share Tags by text, email, Twitter or Facebook
    • Read track and album reviews
    • See what’s hot with Shazam’s Tag Chart
    • Watch YouTube videos
    • Search music by artist, track and lyrics
    • View lyrics**
    • Discover new music using Recommendations

    Unlimited Tags and Recommendations are exclusive to Encore.

    * Subject to fair usage policy
    ** North America only

    Download Shazam here:
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    by Published on 10-28-2011 11:44 PM
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    Accuweather for BlackBerry has finally been updated. This update (v1.3) brings support for OS7 devices. This was my favorite weather app when I had my BlackBerry Bold 9780. I'm quite excited to see it available now for my 9900, but with several other BlackBerry 7 weather apps being launched weeks ago, I'm not sure if many will revert to this app.

    AccuWeather for BlackBerry includes:

    • Local forecasts for all global locations. Updated every hour, forecasts include twelve hours of accurate, localized forecasts along with twelve days of detailed, day-by-day, weather forecasts and information – all available in English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish.
    • AccuWeather trademarked WeatherAlarms™ display on days forecasted for high amounts of snow, ice, rain, wind, and thunderstorms.
    • Push alerts for severe weather watches and warnings (U.S. only), such as snow and ice, rain and thunderstorms, high winds, and tornadoes. With push alerts, users receive an automatic notice that there is a severe weather alert for the last location searched for in the application. Users have the option of selecting a quiet time for warnings choosing whether the phone is quiet, makes an audible tone, illuminates, or vibrates when alerted.
    • Users can customize which current weather conditions are displayed including wind and wind gust speed, wind direction, humidity percentages, UV index, visibility, pressure, dew point, and cloud cover.
    • Users can choose to receive a daily weather forecast in their message inbox and/or a five-day forecast integrated in your calendar.
    • Multiple weather views including videos, and zoomable animated radar and satellite with Bing maps.
    • Special weather information for travelers, including a hotel finder and airport travel delay notices.
    • Special lifestyle weather and health forecasts, such as conditions for specific outdoor activities and sports, including lawn mowing, dog walking, and golfing, and health-related weather forecasts, such as UV forecasts and weather conditions for people suffering from allergies.
    • Customizable, continually updated Snapshot View with the ability to access a range of features in one easy-to-access display screen, including current conditions and weather warnings for up to 20 of your saved locations.
    • Option of choosing between metric or English units.
    • Colorful and easy-to-use interface for a simple and intuitive navigation.
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    by Published on 10-28-2011 07:48 PM
    1. BlackBerry Games,
    2. BlackBerry Apps

    Lil Painter is an interactive coloring book which offers gorgeous illustrations that are simple to paint and it's meant to increase children's imagination. A total of 20 illustrations are organized in specific themes for boys and girls. Can be painted by selecting a tool like paint bucket, magic crayon, paint brush, spray or chalk. In addition, you have the option to paint on an a blank page or textured background with over 25 textures to choose from. It is also possible to save the final artwork into a personal gallery set or into the device's photo library. Enjoy the option of pleasant background music as well as you doodle your artwork!

    You can pick up Lil Painter for PlayBook for only $1.99 in BB App World.
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    by Published on 10-28-2011 07:26 PM
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    Yet another great deal rolls around from the makers of SmrtGuard, and today is that day to take advantage of a huge discount. SmrtGuard is offering their Lifetime Unlimited Edition service for only $49.99, giving you an astounding $50 off!

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    by Published on 10-28-2011 07:08 PM
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    Help yourself this school year and get the full functions of the most popular 10B business, 10C Scientific, and 12C Financial calculators. Extras include improved data entry, labeled output, extra indicators to guide your keystrokes all the way. Download today for only $6.99 per calculator!

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    by Published on 10-28-2011 11:47 AM
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    2. BlackBerry Software

    Great announcement today! BBM 6.0.1 has made its way out of the Beta Zone, and into App World !! For everyone patiently waiting, you should start to see it appearing in App World. If at first you are not seeing the update try resetting your App World cache by holding down the Alt key + rstrst. It will take some time for the update to hit everyone so be patient. Good things come to those who wait!

    Here are some new things you can expect in BBM version 6.0.1 taken from the Inside BlackBerry Blog:

    • Explore BBM-connected Apps
    BBM users will now be able to pull up “Explore BBM-connected Apps” from a menu in the BBM Contacts screen. This action is designed to automate a BlackBerry App World™ storefront search for “BBM” by redirecting users to a list of up to 25 of the most popular BBM-connected apps available.

    • Sharing App content with your BBM Contacts is easier
    Many BBM users have told us that they love sharing app content with their BBM friends who use the same app, but they also wanted to share content with their BBM friends who don’t have the app. BBM v6.0.1 is designed so that you can now share app-specific content with your BBM contacts regardless of whether your contact has the app installed.

    For example, foursquare users may want to share a tip or badge they’ve recently earned, or Huffington Post users may want to share a breaking news story with their BBM contacts. Your friends or contacts will also be prompted to download the BBM-connected app if they don’t have it installed.

    • Include BBM v5.0 users in application invites
    Now you can include even more friends in the fun! You can now invite BBM v5.0 & BBM v6.0 contacts to join in the fun and share BBM-connected app experiences. Your BBM v5.0 contacts will be prompted to download BBM v6.0 in order to access BBM-connected apps. For users new to BBM v6.0 and BBM-connected apps, here’s a quick rundown of some benefits to upgrading.

    • Inviting BBM friends to experience your favorite apps
    Chatting with BBM contacts from inside BBM-connected apps
    Discovering apps and updates through friends by browsing their recent profile updates of their contacts profile
    Happy updating! Be sure to let us know how you like the new BBM. Download it here:

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    by Published on 10-28-2011 07:25 AM
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    The popular music video app for the PlayBook has been updated to version 2.2. No word yet on what has been changed or updated, but we will keep you posted as we find out more information. In the mean time you may download the app here. Be sure to let us know your finding/fixes.

    A little bit about VEVO:

    The web’s number one destination for music videos is now on your BlackBerry PlayBook. Watch the latest videos and create playlists of your favorite videos anytime, anywhere.

    Exclusive features to the BlackBerry PlayBook include:
    • Free access to VEVO’s library of over 45,000 music videos
    • Watch exclusive interviews and performances only available on VEVO
    • 720p HD streaming, the highest quality picture of any tablet
    • TV-out feature
    • Multitask on the PlayBook™ while streaming videos from the VEVO app
    • Manage your VEVO playlists with PlayBook’s innovative swipe-down menu
    *Discuss this in the forums

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    by Published on 10-27-2011 08:25 PM
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    With the recent Native BlackBerry IM clients updates, some of you were questioning why AIM was not included in the update.

    Well, it seems the reasoning behind this is that RIM-built AOL Instant Messenger has been discontinued. Don't worry, you'll still be able to get AIM on your BlackBerry, as AOL has built their own app.

    Beginning October 28, 2011, the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) for BlackBerry® smartphones application which you may currently be using is being discontinued and will no longer be supported. You may continue to access AIM service for your BlackBerry smartphone through a new AIM for BlackBerry® application built by AOL, which includes new capabilities such as letting you stay connected with your AIM Buddies and Facebook Chat friends while on the go.

    To update to AIM for BlackBerry® built by AOL, please visit: Free AIM - Download AIM - Free Apps from BlackBerry App World and follow the on-screen instructions. To remove your current version of the AOL Instant Messenger for BlackBerry application, please refer to the support article at KB26171-Discontinuation of AOL Instant Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones

    Please remember to install the new AIM for BlackBerry® application built by AOL before October 28, 2011 in order to continue sending and receiving AIM instant messages on your BlackBerry smartphone.

    Thank you,

    Research In Motion Limited
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    by Published on 10-27-2011 07:59 PM
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    Many of the PlayBook games found in App World are very low in graphics or seem to not be rich in content.

    Reckless Racing is a great overhead racing game with rich graphics & a humorous aspect to the game-play.

    Roaring engines, squealing tires and amazing graphics! We know y’all want it and we guarantee that Reckless Racing delivers.

    Reckless Racing mixes old-school racing gameplay with state of the art graphics and multiplayer features to brew a mean gumbo that takes the genre to a whole ‘nother level. Perfectly balanced controls lets you skid, slip and slide through some of the most beautiful tracks ever seen on a handheld device – leaving nothing but mud-splattered opponents, skidmarks and chaos in your wake.
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    by Published on 10-27-2011 07:37 AM
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps

    Looks like the PlayBook will be getting its first ever torrent client! The guys over at Behance Network have done an amazing job with this app. I have seen quite a few apps in the the PlayBook's App World that are simply rushed and unfinished. This one appears to have a nice polished user interface. I actually cant wait to get my hands on this as it looks real solid. Take a look at this video walk-through from BBIN

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    by Published on 10-27-2011 12:21 AM
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    Xtreme Labs, which has made in the past speedtest apps for BlackBerry devices has recently released a speedtest app for the Playbook, Speedtest HD For PlayBook.

    • Measure you download and upload speed
    • Measure you latency
    • Show your max upload and download speed
    • Keep track and view your Speedtest results history
    • Access to worldwide servers used for localized testing
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    by Published on 10-26-2011 11:44 PM
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    2. BlackBerry Apps

    RIM quietly updated their Native IM clients this week to v2.5.108. No changelog is known at this time, but we can assume that it includes several bug fixes & tweaks.
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    by Published on 10-26-2011 11:32 PM
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Accessories,
    4. BlackBerry Apps

    InPulse Smartwatch recently received an update to it's firmware & smartphone app to make it OS7 compatible.

    The smartphone app update includes:

    • Finally, working support for OS 7! Tested on BB 9900 and 9810. Our recommendation: Use your old OS5 or 6 Blackberry to load the latest firmware (3.9.4) onto your watch, then you can begin using inPulse with OS 7.
    • Introducing the ability to download free watchapps right to your watch! Browse the inPulse app to see what is available
    • Be sure to update the firmware on your watch after downloading. Download Apps -> Default Notification App -> Load
    • If you happen to get your watch into a non-working state, you can always revert to factory firmware mode by holding the button down until the display says 'loading...'
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