BlackBerry App Roundup 6/26/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Are you all ready for the weekend? Between deadlines at work and blogging, I might be able to squeeze in some rest, but we'll see. This week was all about the Q1 Fiscal 2016 results that kickstarted a flurry of announcements. To name a few, there was the notice that BlackBerry and Cisco signed a broad patent cross-licensing agreement, a new appointee to the Board of Directors, and the announcement of the common share purchase program. To finish things off you should listen to the BerryFlow Upstream podcast on the earnings results as well as entering our contest to win a free case from ShopCrackBerry.

Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all you passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

Unified Remote by Unified Intents AB

Unified Remote

Being the productivity person that I am, having a mobile app remotely control your PC is quite handy. Unified Remote offers several different remotes by which users can control different functions on their PC. The free version offers 18 remotes while an in-app purchase increases the functionality to 70+. Some of the basic remotes included allows for controlling the mouse and keyboard, accessing the file manager, controlling media (Windows Media Player), and power control. The application works over Bluetooth and WiFi, though not all Bluetooth stacks are supported. In order to run, not only does the app have to be installed on your device, but the Unified Remote Server must be installed on your PC. Once both are connected you use the user-friendly interface to access the trial remote or unlock the full version for $3.99. The full version is a one-time upgrade that, in addition to adding screen mirroring, includes remotes for Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and PowerPoint (to control presentations). Unified Remote is available to download form the Amazon Appstore.

How to install Unified Remote from the Amazon Appstore