Hey folks, here we go with another app round up for you. This week, we tried to stay away from too much focus on the BlackBerry Torch as it's been highlighted quite a bit. That said though, we do have a great contest for new BlackBerry owners in general. This week, we got 100 unlock codes for you from CellUnlock. And of course, the winners of Hypoxia are also listed within. Be sure to drop some comments for your chance to win. Here's to hoping you all have a great weekend. :)
Freebies of the Week: iGolf, Tag Reader, BiblioSearch
In Case You Missed It: ShortCut Manager , Trillian For BlackBerry, Internals
New This Week: CountIt, GPS Guru Pro, Rendezvous
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Short Cut Lite
Contest: Enter to win 1 of 100 Unlock Codes From CellUnlock!
Freebies Of The Week:
iGolf - Improve your scores with FREE professionally mapped GPS distances to the front, center, back of the green and custom points, along with listings for more than 33,000 golf courses worldwide. Upgrade to a Premium Membership and view interactive maps with distance to any point on the hole for detailed shot planning.
Free Membership Features
- Distance to the front, center, back of the green and custom points
- Shot distance measurement
- Scorekeeping for up to four players
- Handicap/Statistic tracking
- Auto hole advance and auto course recognition
- The latest golf news, independent reviews and exclusive opinion articles
- Premium Preview - Interactive map of the first hole on every golf course
- Interactive hole maps with multi-level zoom for detailed shot planning
- Distance to any point on the hole, and from there to the green
- Quick view front, center and back of green measurements
- Access to all Free Memberships features
The iGolf Difference
- Thousands of golfers rely on the accuracy and reliability of iGolf products and services every day; ensuring that golf GPS data has been tested and verified on the course.
- iGolf employs a full-time, dedicated mapping and audit team to verify that all golf course maps and GPS data is updated and accurate.
- This is not a trial offer, and there is no charge to access distance to the front, center, back of the green, custom points and listings for over 33,000 courses.
Tag Reader - Microsoft Tags are small, colorful codes that can be printed, stuck, or displayed just about anywhere. The Microsoft Tag Reader uses your mobile phoneís camera to capture a Tag. On some phones, you merely need to aim your camera at the Tag. On other phones, youíll aim and then click. The Tag is decoded, and the action associated with the Tag, such as opening your phoneís browser and displaying a specific web page, takes place.
FREE in the CrackBerry Store!
Biblio Search - is a simple book search application. Here you can search against the author name, book name, ISBN and key word. It will display a list of books matching the search terms containing title of books and author names. You can see the detailed information related to any book and availability in several online stores. You can also email the information about a book to your friend.
FREE in BlackBerry AppWorld!
In Case You Missed It:
ShortcutManager for your BlackBerry Torch 9800 - The ultimate shortcut manager for the BlackBerry OS6. No need to create special Lauchers for shortcuts on the HomeScreen ever anymore. Use Shortcut Manager to manage all your shortcuts for email, sms, pin, email, website, phone call, appt, memo, task, video, mp3 songs, search Youtube and more.
You can even create a complete email, sms or pin message and then send the message by just Launching the shortcut and then select Send. Creating speed dial is simple. Just enter the phone number or do a lookup and then optionally select a new Picture or use the default Contact picture during Lookup. With all shortcuts you can set the Icon name, normal icon and rollover icon.
- Designed specifically for BlackBerry OS6
- Create over 12 different shortcuts
- Can change shortcut names
- Can change shortcut icon and rollover
- Can compose a complete message for email, sms and pin and then just launch shortcut and send it
- Supports Contact lookup for phone, email, sms, pin and website
- Export shortcuts to SD card for OS upgrade or backup
- Import shortcuts from SD Card
- Delete all shortcuts
- Refresh all shortcuts
- Shortcuts created are placed into a specific folder
Trillian for BlackBerry - We made sure folks knew about the release and even did up a review of the beta for you all. Now, a few short months later we have the officially released version available for download through BlackBerry App World. As noted on the Trillian blogs, Trillian is available for $4.99 as an introductory offer so if you're interested you might want to grab it up as soon as possible in case the price increases at some point. Sadly though, no free trial of the instant messaging application is currently available. For $4.99 we certainly hope Cerulean Studios reconsiders the possibility of putting in say a "light" version for users to at least try out.
Internals - is a new application for those who feel the need to monitor their device stats, from the same company that brought you AntennaGate. Building on the premise of AntennaGate, they have expanded the idea into a full device monitoring application, covering battery, app memory and storage memory in addition to signal strength. This information can be used as a great diagnostic for your usage, giving you clues aboutwhat apps are eating up your battery life, or taking up app memory. Each "meter" has it's own set of options, allowing you to drill down to specifics by setting different refresh rates or view different information about the function you are monitoring. For example, the battery display allows you to see a graph of your charge, the battery temperature, or the voltage output. Clicking the "report" function will show you an entry by entry log of the information displayed on the graph in text form.
New This Week:
Count It - Simple and practical Counter application which let's you count absolutely anything. Keep track of your exercise, count the kids on the bus, see how many babes you pass by on the way to work, or catch how many times someone says "um" during their speech - or anything else! Enjoy smooth transitions between your counters. Each counter will have a different color. Comes with hidden game mode! Create new counter with fastclick name to check it!
- Enjoyable interface with smooth transitions
- Create up to 10 custom counters
- Give each counter a special name
- All Counters will have a unique color
- Easily switch between counters by scrolling left or right
- Have fun counting!
GPS Guru Pro - This app is ideal for hikers, runners, geocaching, marine, vehicle tracking.
- See what direction you're travelling in (requires that you're moving)
- See what speed you're actually travelling at
- Use the GPS to discover your altitude above sea level
- See how far you have travelled
- Record where you've been and displays it in app
- Download tracks to display on PC on a map or Google Earth.
- Stores tracks in GPX format
- Find you're way to a specific point - get direction and distance
- Find your car, home, etc
- Store the location you're stood at
Rendezvous - acts as an extension to the default calendar on your BlackBerry device. It fills the demand for two functions which your calendar (and many other third-party calendars) cannot currently pursue. This application tells you the time remaining until your calendar events happen (or how much time has elapsed since they have happened) in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds; you can even customise which of these to show and which not to show. As well as this, it comes with a "Jump By..." function, which lets your calendar time jump by a certain amount into the future, again eliminating the need to count. This application saves time and is especially recommended for those who use the calendar frequently.
- The information displayed is 100% precise (and leap years are accounted for) whether your event is in the future or in the past;
- Integrates directly onto the default calendar on your BlackBerry, so you don't have to worry about exporting and importing your events;
- The "Jump By..." feature sets your calendar's date to that a certain number of days/weeks/months/years ahead, so you don't have to manually count;
- You can customise which time fields are displayed. For example, if you prefer working with days instead of months (or hours instead of weeks etc.), you have the ability to do so;
- You can customise how many time fields are displayed. For example, if your event is 2 months, 3 days, 4 hours, 26 minutes and 42 seconds away, instead of having all time fields displayed a significant number can be set, which shows the highest time fields; in the above example, if I set this to 2 then "2 months and 3 days" will be shown.
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
ShortCut Lite - is a unique application that enables BlackBerry users to save, view and switch between multiple web URL so quickly, easily, like using tab browsing on your desktop!!
- One-touch launch of favorite/essential websites
- Automatic icon creation
- Incremental magnification
- Color-coded URL menu (Green = Active, Red = Inactive)
- Shortcut Lite manager makes adding/deleting of websites simple
Straying away from the norm this week since we know quite a few of you out there are still picking up the brand new BlackBerry devices (Torch included). Up for grabs this week is 100 unlock codes for you all from CellUnlock.net. Leave your comments, we'll pick 100 of you all for a free unlock code. Big thanks to CellUnlock for the codes!
Last week, Hypoxia was released and the great folks over MBLWare were kind enough to give us 10 copies for our readers. This week, we have the winners to announce for the great application. Congrats to all who won!
Be on the lookout for your emails over the weekend folks, MBLWare was ont heir game and already sent us the coupons for you so they will be sent out ASAP.
Until Next Week..
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