A very pleasant November to you all. Can't believe November is here... the holiday 'silly season' is upon us, and it's only a matter of time before we see what RIM has planned for the holidays (besides the Storm2 and Bold 9700 of course!). Getting back to the app scene, here's what I have for you in this weeks' edition of the App Roundup:
In Case You Missed It: BlackBerry App World Updated, Slacker Radio Updated to Version 2.0.91, Elertify, Mobile Auction Manager for eBay
New This Week: Copy2Contact, Bubble Shooter!, My Electrical Calculator, 365 Solitaire Club
Apps on Sale: In Case of Emergency, I Charge Cool, Free Ringtones Maker, Calendar Date, Mobile Checkbook for BlackBerry
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Smarter Than a 5th Grader 2010
Freebie of the Week: Wallpaper Changer Lite
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.
In Case You Missed It...
Just in case you missed these titles, below are some apps that were covered in the CrackBerry Blogs this past week. Check 'em out!
That's right... RIM's official storefront has been updated and is now available. The new version brings us up to 188.8.131.52. To ensure you have the latest and greatest version of App World I recommend you give it an install if you haven't already. If you haven't received a notification on your Berry by now, head on over to BlackBerry.com to download and install
... and let the on-device app browsing begin!
If you're a regular user of Slacker Radio, heck, even if you're not, a new and improved upgrade has been released. As per usual, no changelog was made available with the update... But still, it's always best to stay up-to-date with your various apps. I highly encourage you to check out Slacker if you haven't before. It allows you to create and listen to your very own personalized stations. I'll let you mull that over a bit.
If you'd like to check it out and/or install the update... Head on over to Slacker.com.
One of the more notable apps to appear on the scene this week was Elertify. This killer new app displays popup messages on your PC when new email, SMS messages, or phone calls come in. Not only will you see the popups on your monitor, but you can set audio alerts as well. Very cool. If you're tired of having to pick up your Berry to see what's coming in to you, Elertify is an awesome solution.
You can pick up Elertify for $4.99 >
Are you a regular eBay-er? Do a lot of buying and selling on the world's most popular auction site? With Mobile Auction Manager for eBay, you can check auctions, search for items, make bids and even get alerts when you've been outbid. Handy for sure, especially if you're not around your desktop when bidding on an item.
For more you can check it out in our store. It's currently selling for $2.50. Worth every penny if you're an eBay addict!
New This Week
New from Anagram Technologies, Copy2Contact allows you to save any contact info to your address book or put new events in your calendar from everyday messages you receive all the time. It will automatically enter contact and appointment info into your address book or calendar from any plain text email, SMS message, search result, and more... Eliminate the need to copy and paste, and give this one a try!
Check out Copy2Contact >
Another remake of the classic 'Bust a Move', Bubble Shooter brings colorful puzzling action to your Berry. The object of course is to clear the board of all bubbles before they overflow. This one makes full use of the Storm's (and Storm2) touchscreen and is extremely easy to play. Yep, this one is for the Storm only, so if you're packing a new Tour or Bold, sorry :)
Check out Bubble Shooter in our store >
Just like it sounds, My Electrical Calculator is, well... it's your electrical calculator. It features 39 calculators, each enabling you to calculate different electrical parameters. I've listed just a few of the calculators below:
- Ohms Law Calculator
- Voltage Calculator
- Current Calculator
- Resistance Calculator
- Power Calculator
- Single Phase Power Calculator
- Energy Cost Calculator
- Energy Storage Calculator
My Electrical Calculator is compatible with all current BlackBerry devices, so check it out here.
Another solid Solitaire entry into our store, 365 Solitaire Club brings a beautiful interface, wide variety of games, and unique play modes to your BlackBerry. Play all of the classics including Spider, Klondike, Yukon and more. You can even play the 365 Calendar Tour and Seasons modes which put you to the test in a new game every day. There's also live chat, and a high score upload feature. 365 Solitaire Club is a must-see app for any Solitaire junkie.
More on 365 Solitaire Club >
BlackBerry Apps on Sale:
This app could save your life! One button access to emergency info (contacts / blood type / allergies). If emergency medical look on your phone they will see the important info you left for them.
On sale for $3.50
until November 8th
Animated charging monitor, makes battery status & temperature easily visible, + clocks.
On sale for $0.99
until October 9th
Make your own ringtones for free! Supports following audio file formats: WAV, OGG, MP3, MP2, M4a, Wv, Flac, WMA and AAC. Works as ringtones maker as well as music editor. Download Free Trail Now!
On sale for $4.95
until November 10th
This app will display the month and date right on the calendar icon.
On sale for $1.00
until November 16th
The original, best-selling mobile finance application now updated for BlackBerry! Record transactions for multiple accounts while on the go. Supports QIF, XLS and HTML exports.
On sale for $7.99
until November 30th
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? That's the question developer's at Capcom want to find out. Based on the FOX TV show 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?', this highly interactive question game puts you to the test... asking you questions on history, social studies, math, literature and much more. Can you make it all the way to the $1 million question and answer correctly? Give it a spin to find out for yourself... But first, you'll need to pony up $4.99 to purchase.
Check out Smarter Than a 5th Grader 2010 right now in App World >
Freebie of the Week:
Tired of looking at the same wallpaper time after time, after time? With Wallpaper Changer Lite you can rotate wallpaper from your internal device memory or SD card. It supports jpg, tif, png and bmp file formats, and is easy on your battery. It is a 'Lite' version however, and you're limited to a max of 10 wallpapers. The full version allows for customizable rotation times and the option to rotate in order or by random. Wallpaper Changer Lite is compatible with the Curve 8530, Storm 9500/9530, Storm2, Tour and Bold 9700.
Pick it up for free at ShopCrackBerry.com >
Until Next Week..
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