The BlackBerry App Roundup

As we cruise into the heart of September, things are heating up in the BlackBerry App world as temperatures start to cool off. OK, maybe that's a bit much, but still, I've got a lot of good stuff for you this week. Covered in the roundup this week are the following titles:

In Case You Missed It: Yahoo! Fantasy Football '09, Slacker Radio Updated, Google Mobile App Updated, Lucky7Slots for the Storm, Tour and Curve 8900, SmrtGuard Updated to 1.98

New This Week: ShowEventLog, Screenshot, BAC Finder, Tip Finder

Apps on Sale: Flag Your Emails, In Case of Emergency, One Touch SMS, Buzz Off, BBMem

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Pro Bowling 2

Freebie of the Week: BigTinCan Mapper

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!

Yahoo! Fantasy Football '09

Yahoo! Fantasy Football '09

NFL football season is upon us, and if you happen to be involved in a Yahoo! leadue, the new Yahoo! Fantasy Football '09 app for BlackBerry can really do you a solid. The app allows you to manage your roster, add or drop players, check stats, scores, and more. It's the ultimate on-the-go tool for managing your fantasy football team for the '09 season.

You can grab Yahoo! Fantasy Football '09 from BlackBerry App World.

Slacker Radio Updated

Slacker Radio Updated

Slacker Radio has been updated to version 2.0.49. As somewhat expected, no change log is available, but if you're already running the app... I'd suggest you pick it up. I'd fully expect the usual bevy of bug fixes and tweaks have been included, and it's always a good thing to stay with the latest version.

You can download Slacker 2.0.49 OTA via www.slacker.com.

Google Mobile App Updated

Google Mobile App Updated
You may have heard of this some time ago, but I have to mention it... For no other reason than for the Tour users out there! The latest update to the Google Mobile App has been reported to enable the voice lookup function on the Tour.

If you're on a Tour and want to check it out for yourself, you can visit m.google.com/search from your Berry's web browser to download.

Lucky7Slots for the Storm, Tour and Curve 8900

Lucky7Slots

Not too much explanation needed here. Lucky7Slots is a slot machine game available now for the Storm, Tour and Curve 8900. The graphics and sounds are pretty good, and some nice gameplay controls are built-in to the Storm version. Perhaps the biggest plus to this slot machine game is the fact that you can save your credits/status when you quit the game... This is great, as it allows you to pick up where you left off last time.

More info on Lucky7Slots >

SmrtGuard Updated to 1.98

SmrtGuard

Existing users of SmrtGuard will be pleased to know what version 1.98 is now ripe for the picking. Rumblings about version 2.01 have already been heard, and it sounds like some pretty cool features are coming... Such as selective photo backup, 'follow me' service upgrades and more... But here are the key feature updates for 1.98:

  • More Robust Remote Wiping that wipes out Password Word Keeper, Facebook, Phone Application
  • Backup and Restore secured by Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption
  • Easy and secured activation verification process with secure key exchange mechanism via HTTPS. They have a quick setup guide here
  • Added support for User1, User2, User4, User4, Birthday, Anniversary fields in Contact backup and restore.

For more info or to purchase, check out SmrtGuard in our store.

New This Week

ShowEventLogShowEventLog

ShowEventLog is a simple little app that arrived in our store earlier this week. Pop it open and it'll show you an event log to let you know what's going on with your Berry. It's simple to install, no crazy key combos need to be punched in, and it works just fine on the Storm as well.

Learn more about ShowEventLog >

ScreenshotScreenshot

Ever needed to take a screenshot on your Berry? A new screenshot taking app has popped up, with a perfect name. 'Screenshot' does exactly what you think it does... it takes a screenshot of your device and stores it on your device memory or SD card. You can also assign a convenience key to the app, to allow for easy screenshots whenever you need 'em.

More on Screenshot >

BAC FinderBAC Finder

Here's an interesting app. Blood Alcohol Content Finder lets you calculate your current blood alcohol content by entering a few bits of information. Enter your gender, weight, how long you've been drinking and what you've been drinking... BAC does all the calculating and delivers the results.

Check out BAC Finder >

Tip FinderTip Finder

In yet another tip calculator app, Tip Finder delivers quite a bit of functionality. Use it to calculate your next tip based on percentage, before or after tax... or use it to split the bill evenly amongst your group. You can even pre-load the app with your own default settings to allow for quick and easy tip calculation each time you pop open the app.

For all the details, check out Tip Finder in our store.

BlackBerry Apps on Sale:

Flag Your EmailsFlag Your Emails

Have you ever lost track of a that really important email in your inbox? This utility will add a new menu item in the email application which will let you toggle on or off a flag on any email or PIN.
On sale for $0.99
until September 13th

In Case of EmergencyIn Case of Emergency

One button access to emergency info (contacts / blood type / allergies). If emergency medical staff look on your phone they will get the important info you left for them.
On sale for $0.99
until September 13th

One Touch SMSOne Touch SMS

The fastest way to start texting on your Blackberry. Once installed a new icon will be available for one touch access to the Compose SMS screen.
On sale for $0.99
until September 13th

Buzz OffBuzz Off

Block unwanted callers, no callerid, do not allow callers to leave you a voicemail.
On sale for $3.99
until September 18th

BBMemBBMem

BlackBerry Memory Viewer and Manager.
On sale for $0.99
until September 30th

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

Pro Bowling 2

Pro Bowling 2

From the developers at Hands-On Mobile, Pro Bowling 2 is packed full of options, new game modes, characters and more. If you're into bowling at all, this one may be a worthy edition to your game collection. There's four different single player modes... and even a new tournament circuit in which you'll rise from amateur to pro status, to master...and beyond. Choose from one of 18 different characters or create your own. You can even add special abilities.

Check out Pro Bowling 2 in App World >

Freebie of the Week:

BigTinCan Mapper

BigTinCan Mapper

This is kinda interesting. BigTinCan Mapper allows you to take part in the global 'OpenStreetMap' community (or OSM) and help map the world! Easily add Points of Interest (POI's) from your Berry. Set the record straight and add shops, theaters, restaurants and more to your local area. You can view many different kinds of maps, which use layers to help show things like tourist info, bike paths and more... Plus, if you'd like to share your exact location with someone, use the ShareMyLocation feature via SMS, email or BlackBerry Messenger to send out GPS details.

You can pick up BigTinCan Mapper for free in our store.

Until Next Week..

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