Articles by Jared Dipane

Qwell takes call monitoring to the next level

Call monitoring applications can be your best friend or worst enemy, while they keep away the calls you don't want to come through, they can just as easily be keeping away some of the extremely important calls that you do want to come through. Setting up lists that allow and don't allow certain calls to filter through at various times can be a bit of a daunting task since you don't want to miss...

Contest: 50 Copies of Koncept to be won. Leave a comment! We heard your cries last week when we failed to bring our loyal readers a theme roundup, and we are very sorry, but sometimes things happen that you can't control. Either way, we are back in the swing of things here and we are happy to bring you another great edition of the roundup. With just a week left until DevCon many of us are...

MiniNotes - A feature loaded replacement of the stock MemoPad application

Whether keeping track of pin codes, lyrics, shopping lists or any other type of memo's, many of us use the stock MemoPad application on a regular basis. One of my biggest complaints is that it is extremely basic, and limits what is able to be done with how much potential it has. Well, it appears as though the folks at BB4 Software agreed and they have developed a replacement application...

Learn to type better on your BlackBerry with TyperLearn

So you think you can type? Well, so did I, until I got an email from Fabian with his latest application, TyperLearn. While downloading I was thinking to myself, "I got this, I've been typing on these things for years." Well, wow was I wrong. TyperLearn is a rather simplistic style application with a nice straight forward user interface, but overall it is extremely helpful. After completing...

Quick tip: Setting multiple alarms on your BlackBerry Smartphone

The BlackBerry calendar application not only allows you to set new events, but also will allow you to add alarms easily. For those of you who use alarms throughout the day as reminders, you can now set alarms to wake you up, walk your dog, take medicines or whatever other reminders you may need throughout the day. What's great about this is that you are easily able to set multiple alarms for...

BlackBerry Accessory Roundup: One Free OtterBox Commuter Case Up for Grabs!

This Week's Featured Item: OtterBox Commuter Series Case for the Storm2 Last week we all saw Adam's charging pod he can't live without, and the week before Kevin's extended battery review (big shock he needs one of those huh?). This week's featured accessory is one that I have grown to love, the Otterbox cases. Otterbox has been around for quite some time now, making cases that date back to...

Getting to Know CrackBerry.com

So you have finally got that BlackBerry that you had been hoping for all year? Now that you have it all hooked up on your cell phone plan, you're probably wondering what to do next. Many new users head to CrackBerry to gain information, but as we all know the site contains so much that it can almost be intimidating and at times frustrating to try to find what you are looking for. New users...

Bluetooth Headset Head to Head: BlackBerry HS-500 vs. Jawbone Prime

Local laws changed? Time to buckle down and buy yourself a Bluetooth headset to avoid a silly traffic ticket for talking on your BlackBerry while driving your car? The hunt for a headset can be a difficult task since there are so many colors, styles, brands and price points that are currently available. Let's take some time to take a look at two great headsets that are highly rated. A...

Accessories and Applications for the Organized Mom and Dad With the holidays rapidly approaching, the hunt for the perfect practical gift is getting more stressful, and becomes a pain in your side. Well, rest assured, this year we are here to help with some great gift ideas for the Organized Mothers and Fathers. As we all know, there are many BlackBerry users out there who are just at the tip...

[Pre]defined Theme for 83xx/88xx Devices - 50 Free Copies

Are you a big fan of the Palm WebOS look and feel, but not quite ready to put down your BlackBerry to convert just yet? Over at BerryWorx they have made it possible for you to have the best of both worlds on your device. [Pre]defined offers users a crisp set of Palm Pre icons, along with a very nice overall rounded feel to the theme, much like the Palm Pre device offers. The navigation of the...

Leatherberry Elite Theme from Cocky Culture

Looking for a theme that provides you with a very clean overall appearance, yet maximum functionality from your homescreen at the same time? Our friends over at Cocky Culture have released their latest creation called LeatherBerry Elite. This theme offers a classy business like feel to the device, and offers lots of great features right from the homescreen. Users can define 6 homescreen icons...

Contest: Reflect7 Theme - 50 Free Copies

Like many Storm owners, much of my time is spent cruising the theme forums looking for something new and original. AG Designs and Graphics has come up with a theme they call Reflect7, which offers users great functionality, clean overall presentation and quite a few hidden features. Reflect7 has 2 rows of icons, three in each row, which are all user defined, as well as a weather slot. From the...

Windows 7 Ultimate Theme for All Devices

With the recent official release of Windows 7 for your home PC, we have now been offered a Windows 7 Ultimate theme for our BlackBerry devices. The Windows 7 Ultimate theme is available for all BlackBerry models from the 81xx series and above. If you are looking for a feature loaded theme that offers a very easy to use interface and runs about as smooth as Windows 7 for a PC, the look is...

Transitions Theme from Z Man Designs for All Devices

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Z Man Designs hasve outdone themselves yet again and come out with another unique theme for us. Transitions, the newest release from Z Man Designs, offers a clean, extremely functional home screen for users with a look so clean its bound to make you pick it up. This theme offers four fixed categories on the home screen, apps, messaging, media and...

NinjaThemes Linear Theme for Bold, Tour and Curve 8900

Ever wish the theme you wanted was available in a different color, one that fit your personality a bit more? The wait is over for many, as NinjaThemes has released another theme that is rather simplistic, yet very detailed. Linear is the newest series of themes made available by NinjaThemes, and is available in 7 colors. This theme, which is available for the Bold, Tour and 8900, comes in blue...

Having trouble upgrading the new OS leak that you just downloaded for your device? Many users are beginning to see the error that states "Only active BlackBerry subscribers are entitled to install this upgrade". If you are killing yourself trying to install the OS and can't seem to be able to get past this stage, well we have a fix for you. Check out this quick walkthrough and you'll be up and...

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