Happy May to all! Hope everyone out there is recovering nicely from WES last week... Hopefully there aren't too many 'WES Hangovers'... I trust by now they're long gone. Lots of good stuff came out of the symposium, and for me, I'm probably looking forward to getting my hands on the 9100 the most. I've never been a Pearl user, but hey, it's been updated for the times and I think if you've ever even had a small inclination to give the 8100 a try, the 9100 will be a solid performer. But I digress... Let's start talking BlackBerry Apps. Covered this week in the roundup are the following titles:
Giveaway of the Week: Cool Search
Freebies of the Week: Dragon for Email, Free YouTube Player for BlackBerry, BreezyPrint
In Case You Missed It: CardStar for BlackBerry, Waze for BlackBerry Public Beta, Fixmo Tools 1.1, S4BB Rolls Out DataBackup Beta 4, SkyMall App for BlackBerry
New This Week: Murphy's Laws, Multi Timer, SuperLaunch
Cool at BlackBerry App World: UPS Mobile
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.
Giveaway of the Week:
Cool Search is a great little app that saves you time and key strokes! Append any of your popular search engines to the keywords you are searching for and Cool Search will return all the results that your search engine can offer you. For example if you want to use Google to search for fireworks, type: “g fireworks” to get all of the results from Google for fireworks. Similarly for Yahoo type: “y fireworks”. There are lots of pre-installed keyword searches and you can add your own as well. Features include Fastsearching, fastkeyword and fast launching to save you time and get results fast! You will need a memory card on your device and of course a data plan to support the data searches. Cool Search works on devices with OS 5.0 or higher.
If you'd like to enter for your chance to win one of 25 free copies of Cool Search, answer the following question in the comments:
Which websites do you search most often?
Freebies of the Week:
The amazing Dragon Naturally Speaking is now available as “Dragon for Email” on your BlackBerry. Working on all BlackBerry devices in the US, it is getting rave reviews as an app that is a must have. Dragon for Email allows users to dictate and see instantly their dictated emails within the BlackBerry email client. Dictating is five times faster than typing and amazingly accurate with Dragon for Email. Dictate your emails, contact names and subject lines for short or long messages. This is really a must have app to have that will save you all kinds of time and impress your contacts!
YouTube fans looking for a new feature rich YouTube viewer should try the Free YouTube Player for BlackBerry. This player has lots of features and beats starting up the YouTube mobile version to view your favorite videos on YouTube. This Free YouTube Player runs on OS 4.6 and up including Storm devices. Features include browsing videos by category and type; view user channels; search for video including search saved history; bookmark favorites; share videos by email; play videos over RTSP, WiFi and WAP as well as popular, top rated, newest and most viewed feeds.
BreezyPoint let’s you print any document from your BlackBerry while running in the background. Just select “Print” from the menu! It's that easy! No firewalls and no IP address to be concerned about. Print emails or attachments of any kind... on any printer from anywhere your BlackBerry has a signal. Setup can be done in minutes and with no hardware to carry around; this app will save you all kinds of time! BreezyPrint works on BlackBerry OS 4.2.1 or higher, and a Windows PC running BreezyPrint Windows Client along with a BreezyPoint subscription (free trial for 30 days) of $24.95/year.
In Case You Missed It:
Is your wallet getting thicker and thicker with all of those loyalty cards that you collect? Now with CardStar for BlackBerry you can store all of your loyalty card numbers in your BlackBerry and thin out your wallet! Hotels, shopping, car rentals... they all take up room if you are really going to take advantage of all of these programs. Once your card is stored, all you need to do is open the app, select the electronic version of the card and scan to take advantage of your various loyalty programs. How easy is that? With new cards being added every day, chances are that all of your card types are already in the database.
Waze, the social GPS app is now available as an app on BlackBerry in beta mode for download. If you are not familiar with Waze, it's a free mobile navigation app that uses live maps, with real time traffic updates to improve your daily commute. Users can update each other on police traps, construction, speed cams and more, increasing the social networking value of this fantastic app. Users can also compete for a free iPad from May 4th to the 14th for those people who participate in the beta. There are still some bugs (it is a beta), but the social networking and improved navigation more than make up for any bugs.
Fixmo Tools version 1.1 is now available with some brand new features! MeetMe (automatically arrange meetings), Speedtest (measure the download and upload speed of your network), Call Indicator (indicate a different color for phone calls to differentiate from other alerts) and OneLastCall (enable radio support when your battery is on its last legs) are new utility apps that are now available. Performance issues such as startup time, lag time and memory leak have been addressed. Fixmo is currently on sale until Sunday, so get your copy today.
DataBackup Beta 4 is now available for users to try out. If you're looking for a backup solution for your data that backs up to your memory card, then S4BB has the solution you need. Most people will backup their data into the network cloud or to their PC, however DataBackup can save your data to your device SDCard so that you have a local copy. Very handy. Having more than one copy of the data is always a great idea. More features have been added and many bug fixes have been updated.
To signup and get your copy, click here.
SkyMall, the airline catalog magazine we love to browse is now available as a BlackBerry app. With all the unique products available in SkyMall, there's probably something in there for you to impress friends and colleagues... or for that very special person in your life. From the weird and wacky to the uniquely special item that you cannot do without, SkyMall has it all (over 10,000 items to browse).
Get a copy of this new app for the BlackBerry today, download SkyMall today via App World.
New This Week
One of the most famous of 'Murphy’s Laws', reads “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. A classic for sure... and now you can email your friends with many of the humorous and inspirational words, or send them as an SMS message. Murphy’s Laws works on OS 4.6 and higher. Pop open the app and add a few of these 'laws' to presentations or word documents... It will no doubt add levity and humor to your work.
Multi Timer works like some of the best lab timers in use all over the world. Use it to keep track of multiple activities at the same time with a single device. With features such as visual and audible alarms, being able to move the application into the background while running, adding a title and more... The free trial version of Multi Timer comes with two counters that can be used simultaneously with a maximum countdown time of 10 minutes.. and works with OS 5.0 and higher.
SuperLaunch increases your ability to work faster and communicate by helping you switch from application to application. There are a huge number of features within such as: Simple One Version Install; Automatic Shortcuts; Quick Launch Applications; Speed Dial Contacts; Send Emails (optional auto send); Send SMS's (optional auto send); Search Amazon, Google, IMDB, Wikipedia...; Compose Email, SMS, PIN, MMS; New Contact, Appointment, Memo, Task and much, MUCH more! SuperLaunch works on OS 4.5 or higher.
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
Now you can manage and track your UPS shipping activities on your BlackBerry with UPS Mobile! All of the features you find on the web when you use your browser are now available on UPS Mobile. Track shipments, Find UPS service locations; Estimate shipment costs and delivery times; Ship US domestic shipments, and US to international document shipments; Create shipping labels to email, then print and more... The UPS Mobile App for BlackBerry supports the Tour, Bold, Storm, Storm2, Curve 8350i, Curve 8520, and Curve 8900. OS 4.6 or higher is required.
Until Next Week..
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