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    by Published on 11-09-2011 05:01 AM
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    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    The most popular free Bible app YouVersion has been updated to version 3.6. Version 3.6 now allows users to manually select their network connection type, and in addition the app now has more robust handling of network failure. This update also included the following changes:
    • Faster Performance. The Bible App now responds much more quickly, especially for the features that most of you use most—like Notes, Bookmarks, and reading plans.

    • Reading Plan Caching. If you often find yourself with a slow or weak network connection, then sometime when you notice you happen to have a strong signal, you can jump into the Bible App and flip ahead through the next few days of your reading plan. Each day that you view will be stored (cached) into your device’s memory. As long as you don’t completely exit the Bible App (which you can set in the Options on your Home screen), then when you come back later, those days will still be there, and that dreaded “No network available” message won’t interrupt your daily reading.

    • Active Network Scanning. The Bible App now constantly monitors your network connection, adjusting settings in the background to try to maintain your signal. It also logs what it determines are its optimal settings, so that in the event your signal is completely lost, it can help you get reconnected as quickly as possible.

    • Customizable Network Settings. For the first time ever, from right inside the Bible App, you can actually manually tweak your connection settings (shown). This new feature will let you experiment to find the strongest signal possible, or to disconnect on demand to avoid unnecessary data charges.
    As you can see the majority of changes seem to be network related. This is good as it makes that app more efficient on our devices. If you like this app head on over to BlackBerry App world and download it.

    Download it here:
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    by Published on 11-08-2011 01:28 PM
    Categories:
    1. How-To, Help, Tips,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    As many of you have may discovered, BlackBerry 7 brings a new feature to smartphones with the addition of Compass functionality. You can use the compass with location-based applications, such as BlackBerry Maps, which is designed to provide you with driving directions, or your position in relation to areas of interest. You can also use Compass to determine your direction in relation to the Earth's magnetic poles. This guide will show you how you can utilize the new Compass feature on your smartphone so you can take advantage of Augmented Reality apps such as Wikitude - a great way to explore the world around you!

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    by Published on 11-08-2011 11:29 AM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    Official OS 7.0.0.440 from AT&T has arrived for the BlackBerry Torch 9860. If you have a Torch 9860 its time to get out that USB cord and give your device a fresh OS! As always, be sure to let us know your fixings and findings for this OS.

    Note: The Software Platform and Application version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
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    by Published on 11-07-2011 08:32 PM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    Official OS 6.0.0.668 from Vodafone Netherlands is now available for the BlackBerry Pearl 9100/9105. No word yet on the change log yet so let us know if you find anything. If you have a Pearl 9100/9105, get out that USB cord and give your device a fresh OS. As always don't forget to let us know how its working out for you.

    Note:
    The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
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    by Published on 11-05-2011 06:33 AM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    Official OS 7.0.0.474 from Teltra has been released for the BlackBerry Torch 9810. If you have a Torch 9810, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh OS. Don't forget to let us know how it's working for you!

    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
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    by Published on 11-02-2011 11:42 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Software


    When BlackBerry 6.1 was first mentioned almost a year ago, the original build had mobile hotspot as an included feature. With the updated name/branding change to BlackBerry 7, we were left without the feature being added.

    Several sources recently have posted information of a BlackBerry Torch 9810 running OS 7.1, which seems to now have mobile hotspot as an included feature.

    The amazing folks from bjxiaoc have generously posted a video of mobile hotspot in action on a 9810.
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    by Published on 11-02-2011 10:23 AM
    Categories:
    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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    by Published on 10-30-2011 08:03 PM
    Categories:
    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 10-28-2011 03:21 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Games,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    Did someone say free Free Friday? RIM has added Bejeweled to their list of complimentary apps. This is a fun little puzzle game developed by EA. Now you can spend countless hours strategically aligning gems. Sorry OS 7 users, it only works for OS 4.5-6.
    In addition to Bejeweled the following apps are also available for free:
    Discuss this in the forums
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    by Published on 10-28-2011 10:47 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    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 10-27-2011 06:03 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Rumors,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    *Video removed at request of RIM due to copyright violation*

    Fresh off DevCon 2011 RIM has been pushing its self for mobile innovation, and has embraced a number of new technologies. This is great news as we all are looking forward to new things. There have been a couple of new videos that have surfaced that show how RIM perceives the future of mobile computing. The first video basically shows what RIM thinks could be the future of mobile device management. I like the layout of the futuristic phone, but every time I see a really thin glass like phone I think about how many times I would break that thing. The video integration option looks pretty sweet.

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    by Published on 10-25-2011 08:37 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry Software


    An image has surfaced showing what appears to be a BBX superphone. No, nothing has been confirmed. This is really just pure speculation, but it does make sense give RIMs device history. In addition, more details regarding the BlackBerry Colt, RIMs first QNX based superphone have also surfaced.

    Here are the specs we already know:
    • Single-core 1.2GHz processor (same as Bold 9900), word has it that the same dual-core processor in PlayBook is a huge battery killer, but a dual-core processor is still in the works and currently in working prototypes
    • 900+ screen resolution (could be same as PlayBook for easy transition of apps)
    • 4.x″ touchscreen
    Here are the new details:
    • Thinner than the Bold 9900, 9930
    • Similar outer stainless steel bezel unibody as the Bold 9900, 9930
    • TAT transitions coupled in BBX (see demo of it here)
    • Similar battery as PlayBook (no more battery pulls!)
    • No physical buttons
    • All swipe inner bezel
    • Front and back facing cameras, with enhanced flash and focus
    There you have it. Now lets keep dreaming about owning one.
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    by Published on 10-25-2011 07:42 PM
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    1. BlackBerry Software


    RIM has released a new BlackBerry 7 OS commercial that centers around the experience of the next-generation BlackBerry 7 OS with quick and responsive Liquid Graphics, the fastest BlackBerry Browser to date and the new BlackBerry Messenger. What do you think of the video?
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    by Published on 10-25-2011 06:14 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    Looks like BlackBerry App World has made it out of the Beta Zone as of right now. If you head on over to the official app world site you can download version 3.0.1.29 . A few days ago we reported that version 3.0.1.28 was available in the Beta Zone, and that there were quite a few updates. There were a few mixed thoughts on version 3.0.1.28 as many thought it was still a work in progress. With version 3.0.1.29 already available to the public, and released with no change log we can only assume that the changes with .28 have been applied to this release. Could this be the final release that we see for a while? Let us know your thoughts on this version of App World.

    Download It here:
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    by Published on 10-21-2011 10:42 PM
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    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    Over the past few weeks it seems as though RIM has gone to great lengths in order to ensure that developers have all the necessary tools to make great apps for BlackBerry devices. RIM has released version 2.2 of their popular WebWorks SDK. There are a few new features so be sure to check it out. Here are some of the changes and new features in this release:
    • Mac OSX Support – Need we say more? This very exciting and highly demanded feature is now available. A Mac version of the WebWorks SDK installer is available for developers to use and build WebWorks applications using OSX.
    • Payment API – the same API that was recently made available for the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK for PlayBook OS can now be used to sell digital goods through WebWorks applications running on BlackBerry Smartphones. This feature gives developers an incredible monetization opportunity for increasing the revenue of their applications. Read more about our payment service.
    • BB7 net_rim_api.jar – The underlying API library used by the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK has been updated to the BlackBerry® 7 developer APIs. This means that WebWorks developers can now create their own JavaScript Extensions and make use of APIs found in BlackBerry Device Software versions 5.0, BlackBerry 6 and BlackBerry 7.
    • BBM APIs – Developers can now find the BlackBerry WebWorks APIs needed to integrate their applications with the BBM Social platform automatically included as part of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK. Read more about the BBM Social Platform SDK.
    • Side by side installs – The installer has been modified to produce a standalone install of the WebWorks SDK for Smartphone. This feature gives developers the ability to build different versions of their applications based on different versions of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK, which is often a requirement for supporting production code.
    • Memory leak fixes – many performance and stability improvements have been made to the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK to fix memory problems encountered with WebWorks applications running on BlackBerry 6 and 7 OS smartphones.
    If your a developer and want to check it out you can download it here.




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