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    by Published on 06-15-2012 06:05 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    Watch as I take you on a demo of the Pacemaker app while streaming wireless through the BlackBerry Music Gateway accessory to a couple Bose computer speakers. If you are a DJ and have some mixes of your own using the Pacemaker app, be sure to share them with us!

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    by Published on 06-14-2012 03:50 AM
    Categories:
    1. Accessory Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Devices
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    In my eyes, the BlackBerry Music Gateway is one of those must have accessories for anyone who is a music lover. Having been able to spend a couple days now with the accessory, I'm ready to give my thoughts. The devices that I used to pair and stream audio with the Music Gateway are a Bold 9900 (NFC capable) and a Torch 9850. I also recorded a video of me demonstrating how to use the Music Gateway with and without the NFC feature (see below).
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    by Published on 06-13-2012 07:55 PM
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Skylab Mobilesystems Limited is proud to announce the release of Live Tracker Monitor for BlackBerry PlayBook. This unique application for the BlackBerry platform allows the user to track the whereabouts of anyone who has the free Live Tracker app installed on their BlackBerry Smartphone. The intuitive user interface and a Special OPS styled color scheme makes Live Tracker Monitor easy to use.

    Live Tracker Monitor comes in three versions: Enterprise, Lite & Free. The Enterprise version is ideal for large companies, allowing to track up to a 1000 BlackBerry Smartphones. The Lite version allows the user to track up to 10 devices and is ideal for small companies or private use. The Free version allows the user to track 2 BlackBerry Smartphones.

    • Live Tracker Monitor Features
    • Accurate Geolocation through GPS or cell tower triangulation.
    • Comprehensive World Map, ability to zoom into street level.
    • Quick Refresh of Location Points.
    • User-Friendly Interface with Multi-Touch Support.
    • Precise Coordinates for Locations.
    • Intuitive user interface & Special OPS styled color scheme.

    Live Tracker Monitor is the ideal solution when tracking the whereabouts of employees, friends or family members. Live Tracker Monitor can be downloaded at BlackBerry App World.


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    by Published on 06-04-2012 02:27 PM
    Categories:
    1. Accessory Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Accessories

    Here is a nice little demo made by Donny from the Inside BlackBerry Blog. He does a walk through on some of the main features on the NFC- and Bluetooth-enabled BlackBerry Music Gateway accessory. I'll be doing a official BBOS video hands on review soon as I just got one myself in the mail today. And yes, the music will be better.

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    by Published on 05-29-2012 06:15 PM
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Today S4BB Limited has released a free version of the App Task Manager application for BlackBerry Smartphones. This application will allow you to view a list of all running applications on your device, even those running in the background. Besides listing running applications, App Task Manager shows you detailed information for each app such as size, version, vendor and more!

    Thanks to this application, you will now have the possibility to switch to any app in the list with a single click and close it. Please note that it is not possible to force close other applications. Therefore, you cannot close an app from within App Task Manager.

    The free version comes with an advertisement banner at the bottom to support their app development. If you prefer the app to be ad free you can upgrade for just $0.99 to App Task Manager Pro.

    App Task Manager Free is compatible with all BlackBerry Smartphones running OS 6.0 or higher and can be downloaded at BlackBerry App World:


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    by Published on 05-29-2012 05:45 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps



    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 05-15-2012 04:40 PM
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    If you grew up as a kid in the 80's, like myself, then you most likely owned one of the original Executor Keychains. These fun for kids, yet annoying as hell to adults, keychains were a staple to the youth of those times. If you happened to miss out on the Executor Keychain generation, or just want to re-live those childhood memories of blowing up your kid sibling with the infamous dropping bomb sounds, it is now possible thanks to developer Harry Scanlan AKA @footose.

    Harry has taken the sounds and UI of the physical Executor Keychain, made it into a app for your BlackBerry device, and re-named it beExecutor. This app has the 8-bit, 8-sound effects similar to the original sound effect "Executor" Keychain: Bomb, Explosions, Siren, Machine Gun, Phasers, Lasers, Falls and a Gatling Gun. With beExecutor you'll be center of attention no matter what time or place, just crank up the volume and let er' rip! This little noisemaker app is a must have for anyone looking to have a bit of fun.

    And if you are also looking for the original thing, I've spotted a few on eBay for sell as well. You can pick up beExecutor now in App World for only $0.99, only a fraction of what it would cost for the real thing!

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    by Published on 05-14-2012 02:47 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps



    VCMS is GPS based speed meter application with features you can’t find in any other speed meter application for BlackBerry. It is graphically unique application with all the functions and information you’ll ever need on the road, water, or in the sky - and it’s designed by HedoneDesign. VCMS is a stunning airplane cockpit style informational unit now presented to you in one fiendishly clever app! Now available for BlackBerry 7 Smartphone devices and BlackBerry PlayBook running OS 1.0 or higher. No internet or bridge connection is needed for application to work. All you need is clear view of the sky for internal GPS device to connect to satellites and acquire needed information.

    Some of the new features in this update include:
    - lap timer
    - social networks (including BBM on BB7 devices)
    - statistics (you can export it and import them to google maps (or similar) and check your routes)
    - maximum speed
    - average speed
    - speed alarms (yes, not alarm but alarms)

    Note: Before you can actually use i-Mentalist VCMS you’ll see an important notice that can be later found under About section in Options. Please read it carefully!

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    by Published on 05-07-2012 03:55 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. How-To, Help, Tips


    Have you been wondering where you can buy a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device? Or, why the device isn't a finished product? You'd be surprised, some people don't know the answer. Because of questions like these I have made a video explaining the purpose of the Dev Alpha device and for what, and to whom, the device was meant for. In the video I give an example of how the BBOS PlayBook app will need to be updated to suit the various differences between the PlayBook OS and BlackBerry 10 OS, and why it's crucial that RIM released the Alpha devices to developers. I hope this video helps to clear up any confusion out there. For a list of the top BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha FAQs, check out our recent article in the blog. If you have any questions or comments about the video, let me know!
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    by Published on 04-29-2012 09:52 PM
    Categories:
    1. Accessory Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Accessories


    Regardless of how careful we try to be with our new devices, they are always bound to be dropped off a table or some other object. I'm currently on a search for the perfect case that brings comfort, but also protection to my device. Today, we'll take a few moments to look at the iSkin Aura For BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930.

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    by Published on 04-26-2012 03:55 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps
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    The makers of the EmergencyLink app have contacted us to let us know about their new very handy little app. In a nutshell, EmergencyLink is a service that allows you to store your emergency information and share it with friends and family, and it also provides real 24-hour support. Think of a scenario where you get into an accident and don't have proper identification or that ability to relay information about yourself or your emergency contacts. That's where EmergencyLink solves the problem. And best of all, this app is free to download in App World!

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    by Published on 04-24-2012 04:01 PM
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    3. BlackBerry Apps
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    So you have these friends with an Android tablet or iPad and they're busy snapping pictures and posting them to Instagram and you feel that little pang of jealousy hit you. You feel left out, right? Well there is an app for the BlackBerry Playbook that does away ...
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    by Published on 04-12-2012 03:37 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Rumors


    So, before the flaming starts, there is no denying that the new concept design BlackBerry, dubbed BlackBerry 10 TK2 Victory, resembles the form factor of the newer Palm device series. Let's just clear the air on that. When I first laid eyes on the mock-up images, all I could think of was holding a stylus pen in hand while using the device (not necessarily a bad thing).

    I do like the idea of the bigger screen to satisfy the full-screen users, while jamming in some physical keys to satisfy the physical keyboard junkies. But is it really a winning design? I say probably not. Why? Because it looks like a man with a undersized body and a overgrown head trying to do a back-flip! Not going to be easy (nothing against big heads, I have one myself). And there are some negative side affects to having such a large screen with a regular sized keypad. It renders the one-handed usage primarily to the bottom of the touchscreen only. No more single hand high stretches to reach that touch sensitive content up top, as you'll have to let go of the keyboard and double hand it without that trackpad. So, unless you have the fingers of a 7 foot tall basketball player, I'd opt for a smaller design.


    [BB10 TK2 concept device next to Palm Pixi Plus]

    However, easier said than done, right? I'm not saying I could come up with something better (see my mediocre unfinished mockup), but I do feel that overall form fumbles function in this BB 10 TK2 concept. Which is why it is a concept, right? I do like the inset sleep/power button though. And kudos to the graphic artist, Guy Bridges, who went through the pains of putting this concept together for us BlackBerry 10 thirsty addicts till the next juicy piece of material comes around for us to sink our opinions into. Stay tuned for my next rant...

    Agree or disagree? Let me know what you think about the BlackBerry 10 TK2 concept device in the comments!
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    by Published on 04-05-2012 04:25 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Apps


    Did you know that misspelling a product for sell on eBay can affect how well the item can be found by potential buyers? This ultimately can result in the auction item not getting the recognition it needs to start a bidding war. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find those misspelled hard to find items on eBay so that you could be the one to get in on that great auction price? Well, with a new PlayBook app by C2Development, you can do just that! Fat Fingers for PlayBook is a powerhouse eBay search engine that finds those misspelled apps allowing you to get in on those deals that no else can find.

    Having already tried the app out, within my first couple of searches I found a misspelled item with no bidders. As you can see from the screenshot below that when I typed in "BlackBerry PlayBook" the search engine cleverly found a misspelled entry, "BalckBerry PlayBook." BTW, those interested in a deal on a new PlayBook may want to take notes.


    Overall Fat Fingers runs very smooth, fast, and the interface is easy to navigate on. There is even a feature that takes you directly to eBay if you would like to explore more about your searched items. And for only $1.99, an app that can save you literally hundreds of dollars, I'd say that it's a useful bargain.

    Be sure to follow the guys of C2Development on Twitter for the latest, and be sure to let us know in the comments if Fat Fingers scores you a eBay deal!

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    by Published on 03-12-2012 04:09 PM
    Categories:
    1. App Reviews,
    2. BlackBerry PlayBook



    In Dummy Jake, you control a robot that is falling in the air by tilting your device and using two special controls to try and get the best score you can. But be careful, Jake is running out of battery so pay attention to the lap time of each level. Feel the thrill of the fall by passing through fire rings, avoiding asteroids, and grabbing goodies along the way!

    Controls are easy to use; one part of the screen is dedicated to the maneuver button and the other part to the nitro button. Use maneuvers to skillfully dodge the obstacles, and turn on your nitro to rush from one power up to another. You can also challenge your friends to get the highest Dummy Rank ever and earn your name on the World Dummies leaderboard!

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