Happy 2010 to all! Hope you had an enjoyable holiday, and a safe (and fun) New Years... I know I did. With CES in full swing, let's get right down to business. Covered in the App Roundup this week are the following titles:
Freebies of the Week: Dictionary and Thesaurus App, Project Vegas
In Case You Missed It: CES Mobile for BlackBerry, UberTwitter Beta 6, SmartWiFi
New This Week: Massage for BlackBerry, GyPSii for BlackBerry Updated, Biodiesel Buddy, Gridiron Theme, Qdial, BerryJoose
Cool at BlackBerry App World: WeatherBug Elite
Note: Don't forget, you can always search for titles featured in the App Roundup within App World... Some apps mentioned may be available there for your device.
I spellt and have such gooder grammar than ewe. Everyone can use a dictionary and thesaurus from time to time, right? The folks at Dictionary.com recently released their Dictionary and Thesaurus app in App World (back on the 21st of December)... and it's worth a look. Besides the benefit of being a freebie, this app will help you out with more than 325,000 words and definitions... Plus 275,000 synonyms. Powerful to say the least, if you do a lot of writing on your BlackBerry, it may not be a bad idea to load this one up.
Addicted to fantasy sports? Think you can pick more winners than everyone else? Project Vegas is a new (and free) app that claims to be the 'Ultimate Fantasy Sports Pick'em App'... and it's for BlackBerry only. The concept is simple. Pick over/under winners for matchups, and watch your account grow with virtual cash... cash that can be exchanged for real prizes.
Key features of Project Vegas:
Just in case you missed these titles, below are some apps that were covered in the CrackBerry Blogs this past week. Check 'em out!
If you're already at CES, or are planning on hitting it up over the weekend, you can't go without the CES Mobile app for BlackBerry. Thrown together by the folks at Boopsie, the app will help you get the most out of CES. Search exhibitors, get live event updates, access a custom planner, and a whole lot more.
For all the details head on over to the CES Mobile Download page at Boopsie >
UberTwitter has gone live with their Beta 6 release. This award winning app (won the CrackBerry Best Twitter App of 2009) now includes a long laundry list of updates and changes that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Here they are:
For more info or to purchase for $4.99, hit up UberTwitter.
Want to save the drain that WiFi has on your BlackBerry? SmartWiFi from S4BB combines cell tower and WiFi data to automatically turn your WiFi off when you're no longer in a hotspot. It's basically a hotspot optimizer, turning your WiFi on or off as you come and go from known hotspot locations (you can setup WiFi locations within the app).
This is hilarious... Hilarious, and you know what, actually kind of practical at the same time. I know some of you are going to pick this one up and use it! Massage for BlackBerry helps you give awesome massages by controling the intensity of the vibration coming from your BlackBerry. Dial it up for a more intense massage, and dial it down for something a little more gentle. Five different settings are built-in! All that is required here is OS 4.2.
Note: An alternate version is available for the Storm.
Received a note from the developers at GyPSii earlier this week, letting me know they've updated their app. The new version is map-driven, and much easier to use. Below are the key features:
For more information hit up GyPSii in App World. Oh, and did I mention it's free?
This very simple app from Enscand lets you find nearby biodiesel retailers via GPS (or ZIP code). Not only will it point you towards the location, but it will tell you the blends that are available as well, give you contact information for the station, and more. After you fill up, the Biodiesel Buddy will also track your fuel economy, and tally up how much CO2 you've saved. Cool!
Biodiesel Buddy is on sale now through the end of the month for $1.99. Check it out here.
With the NFL Playoffs kicking off this weekend, I thought it might be appropriate to include a little football love. That love takes the form of a new 'Gridiron' theme from Cellular Pros. Pretty standard stuff here when it comes to themes... There's a custom 'scoreboard' banner, custom icons, battery meter and more. There's 2 versions available, one for OS 4.7 and another for OS 5.0.
Note: Unfortunately, this one isn't available for the Storm series.
Qdial is a new app for the Storm series that lets you dial with insane speed. The app features 10 slots that are linked to 10 contacts in your address book. Once you have your 'slots' setup, click the corresponding call button next to the contact and you'll automatically call them. In a nutshell, this app basically lets you perform 2 click calling from your homescreen. Awesome.
Think of BerryJoose as steroids for your BlackBerry... except it's legal, and there are no health repercussions. BerryJoose runs quietly in the background, optimizing your Berry's processes to improve your productivity and performance. It minimizes memory leaks, prevents bad connections and dropped calls, eliminates the need for so many battery pulls, and a heck of a lot more. All that is required here is a BlackBerry running a minimum of OS 4.2.1.
BerryJoose is on sale now for $2.99 through January 10th. Pick up your copy here.
Note: You'll need your device PIN number handy if you purchase. The app requires it.
WeatherBug Elite is a premium weather application built for BlackBerry. Hitting us at $4.99, this 'elite' version of WeatherBug does have benefits. There are no ads, real time weather notification alerts via BlackBerry push technology (US Only), and a whole lot more. Other key features include:
WeatherBug Elite is getting great reviews in App World. Check it out for yourself right here.
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