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BlackBerry App Roundup for September 17th, 2010! Win 1 of 25 copies of Tether!

roundup sept 17
By Ryan Blundell on 17 Sep 2010 03:58 pm EDT

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! At the end of last week, we saw Dave Peckens join the CrackBerry Posse; I know he’ll definitely keep his CrackBerry badge polished. On second thought, the whole Crack Team should keep them extra shiny, as we are currently in the countdown to Devcon 2010. Most of the Crack Team will be there to cover it with six shooters-a-firin’! Well maybe not, they might get kicked out. As far as contests go, we have the winners of last weeks Fixmo Tools giveaway. This week, we have 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry up for grabs! Have a terrific weekend! Giddy up!

Freebies of the Week: Fono FX, Caller ID Ringtones

In Case You Missed It: Mobile Recovery, Rubik’s Cube, MiniNotes

New This Week: eWatcher, Undelete, Blaq

Cool at BlackBerry App World: ArtGO! Coloring Lite

Contest: Enter to win 1 of 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry!

Freebies Of The Week:

Fono FX

Fono FX -Do you Deal or Transact in Foreign Currencies (Forex)? Does Fluctuations in rates Dent your Profits? Get Latest Forex Exchange Rate updates – Live and always on your Phone!

You need FxPro if you or your Business is any of these: Importers, Exporters, Traders, Forex, Banks, Tourists, Business. All Major World Currencies are covered and Forex Rates runs as a Ticker on your Phone Screen. Set High & Low Target Prices for Currencies and get Auto Alerts as soon as Target is Hit!


  • Set your Base and Counter Currencies
  • Check Rates as Cross Tables of your Currencies
  • Forward / Email Rates from Phone to others
  • Easy & Updated Currency Conversion Calculator
  • Convert any Amount from One currency to another
  • Data from World Banks, Forex Markets & Institutes
  • Get Tips, News & Forecasts on Currency Exchange Rates

Free from BlackBerry App World

Caller ID Ringtones

Caller ID Ringtones -Hear the name of the person calling you! Caller ID Ringtones delivers over one thousand high-quality ringtones directly to your BlackBerry. You can browse a large sample of these unique tones and quickly download your favorites with the touch of a button.

Thousands of names to choose from! If you enjoy our sample application, please consider purchasing our full version. It contains over 10x the number of ringtones and offers UNLIMITED downloads.


  • Three ringtone downloads for no charge
  • Multiple ringtone versions for each caller's name
  • Instantly install ringtones to your BlackBerry
  • High-quality ringtone mp3 files
  • Note: Data fees may apply to your calling plan/li>

There are separate applications for male and female names. The full versions of each are currently on sale for $2.99 at the CrackBerry App Store.

This version (males names and female names) is free from the CrackBerry App Store

In Case You Missed It:

Mobile Recovery

Mobile Recovery -Your phone found. Misplaced your phone? No problem. Use Mobile Recovery's Phone Alarm feature to sound a loud tone from your phone until you are able to locate it. If your phone is outside the audible range, Mobile Recovery can locate your phone on a map and give you turn-by-turn directions to its location.

Your privacy secure. If your phone is ever lost, use Mobile Recovery to remotely erase the contacts from your device and lock your phone from use to keep your private information from falling into the wrong hands.


  • Sound an alarm from a misplaced phone, even if it's set to silent
  • Locate a lost phone on a map, with turn-by-turn directions
  • Lock a lost or stolen phone to ensure your privacy
  • Remotely erase contacts from a lost or stolen phone

This is only available to Verizon customers with TEC (Total Equipment Coverage) on their plan.

Rubik Cube

Rubik’s Cube -Rubik's Cube: The #1 best selling toy of all time, now on your BlackBerry! Play the classic cube anywhere, anytime! Test your skills against the familiar 3x3x3 cube, or tackle other sizes, up to 5x5x5! Haven't figured out how to solve the cube yet? The included solution guide will help! Track your performance as you learn to solve the cube more quickly and in fewer moves! Go global and compare your times with the best in the world! It's all made possible in the only officially licensed Rubik's Cube game!


  • Classic 3x3x3 cube
  • Alternative cube sizes: 2x2x2, 4x4x4, and 5x5x5
  • Track your time and number of moves to solve the cube
  • Compare your stats on-line
  • Included solution guide to help you solve the cube

$6.99 from Bplay


MiniNotes -MiniNotes is a fun and cool replacement for the native MemoPad application. With MiniNotes, you can easily categorize you notes, alter the font to include italics and bold and more. Universal search with OS 6.0 is also supported.


  • The Notes are stored in the SDCard.
  • The text in the Notes can be formated: Font, Color, Size, Bold & Italics.
  • Notes with a image background, we offer 10 different colors.
  • Notes filtered by categories.
  • Notes filtered by words in the titles.
  • Custom labels for the categories.
  • Export to a text file.
  • Import of existing memos in the MemoPad application.

$2.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

New This Week:


eWatcher -eWatcher provides two great sections for anyone on a diet.

1. The Diet Food Guide: A full list of foods with their associated points value. This list is always growing and updates are free.

2. Points Calculator: Use this tool to enter a food's calories, fat grams and fiber to get the total value.

The Food Guide is a database of hundreds of foods and popular restaurant and coffee houses. You can easily check for updates to this database at any time and quickly download them with one click! A great reference tool for anyone on a diet!


  • Easy to use
  • Powerful Calculator provides points and fractions of a point
  • Full Food Guide has hundreds of popular foods and even popular restaurant items.
  • Download free updates to the Diet Guide with one click!
  • Light application, optimized for fast performance

$4.99 from the CrackBerry App Store


Undelete -UnDelete captures and enables the recovery of deleted items from all of the standard PIM apps (Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, MemoPad) plus Email* & PIN Messages on BlackBerry smartphones running 4.5 OS or above.

* Some limitations apply when recovering Emails - refer to help document for more details.


  • Supports all PIM apps - Contacts, Calendar, Tasks & MemoPad + Email* & PIN Messages
  • Direct access from the “UnDelete” menu option in each of the supported apps.
  • Quick and easy recovery with minimum keystrokes and automatic return to app.
  • Recover back to a different list if available (i.e. multiple Calendars).
  • Separate deleted item folders for each type (Contacts, Calendar, etc) listed by most recent.
  • Control the maximum number of deleted items held at any one time separately for each type.
  • Control the number of days to keep items for separately for each type.
  • Hourly background task maintains folders based on user criteria.
  • Manually delete (permanently) items or empty an entire type’s folder of deleted items.

$2.99 from the CrackBerry App Store


Blaq -There has been quite a buzz surrounding this Twitter application. Many have been waiting for the day this app would be unleashed. Tired of keeping a handful of Twitter apps around on your BlackBerry smartphone just to obtain a faux sense of having it all? We are, too.

Never before has a BlackBerry Twitter client truly satisfied the user’s ideal picture of the perfect, well-rounded app — until now. Enter Blaq — a feature-rich Twitter client for BlackBerry that brings the best of all worlds with the functionality you need, but also the stunning visuals that you’ve always yearned for. Download Blaq now and start experiencing Twitter — the way you should be — on your BlackBerry smartphone today.

Some features include:

  • Quick Tweet - launch a Quick Tweet box over whatever you’re currently doing, and post tweets without ever opening the app.
  • BlaqOut – advanced filtering options to “blackout” specific Twitter users or phrases Multi-Account Support

For information on the full suite of features, head over to The full version of Blaq is $4.99. There is Blaqlite for free, but doesn’t include the following:

  • No Quick Tweet plug-in functionality -- Quick Tweet still available from the BlackBerry menu on all pages
  • No individual timeline refresh setting capability -- timelines will all update at one set interval
  • No simultaneous cross-account posting -- multiple account use still supported

Cool In BlackBerry App World:


ArtGo! Coloring Lite -ArtGO! Coloring Lite turns your BlackBerry® smartphone into a coloring book. Pick up your crayon and go! ArtGO Coloring will make sure you stay inside the lines, so you can just have fun and let your imagination run wild. Or select a blank coloring page and draw whatever you'd like. Set your drawing as your wallpaper, or email it to a friend or relative. The lite version includes a few coloring pages, and a selection of colorful crayons. No full version of ArtGO! is available at this time. ArtGO!


  • automatically keeps your coloring inside the lines (this feature can be turned on or off)
  • save your art to work on later
  • send your drawings to a friend
  • set your drawings as your device wallpaper
  • Zeebu's locking mechanism can be enabled to keep little ones from getting out of the app

Free from BlackBerry App World



Have you ever been stuck in an airport, hotel room, coffee shop, or on the road with no Internet? Frustrated paying $9.95 for 30 minutes of internet service? Resorting to your Blackberry, but wished you could use your laptop? Tether is here to provide a solution to all those worries!

Tether is an application that allows your PC to take advantage of your Blackberry's data plan, allowing you to access the Internet on your laptop, anywhere there is cellular coverage, from your BlackBerry.

Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is cost effective.


  • Internet Anywhere: You can use Tether anywhere you can make phone calls.
  • Easy Setup: Download our software to your BlackBerry and another for your laptop... Then surf the web and email just like you would with any Internet connection.
  • Fast Speeds: Download speeds that are impressive. Our users download at speeds up to 1,800 kbps.
  • No Tethering Fees: Tether uses your phone's data plan and we do not charge tethering fees. (refer to our Terms of Service) (Note that significant charges may apply for data usage if not on an unlimited data plan. Please check with your carrier.)
  • All BlackBerries: Tether is compatible with all BlackBerries.
  • All Carriers: Tether has been used by carriers all over the world. Some carriers do require APN settings, though. It appears our product does not work on the iDen Network.
  • PC & Mac: Tether works on both PCs and Macs.
$49.95 from the CrackBerry App Store

We have 25 copies of Tether for BlackBerry up for grabs! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Speaking of announcements, here are the winners of the Fixmo Tools contest.

Contest Winners:

*Congrats to everyone! You should receive emails soon, so reply ASAP*

Until Next Week..

Well there you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed the apps we managed to corral this week. If you have any information on software (including news and tips), or if you are developer looking to be in the spotlight (or contest) let me know via email at or

Of course, we also have many more New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at Be sure to visit our software store for more great deals on BlackBerry Applications!



Tether would be cool. Tried the trial out a while back and it was easy to setup and use.


wow, tether for a contest, sign me up


I'd like to win a copy of Tether!!!


its a wonderful app, i am lucky if i get it


I won tether's daily contest for a tshirt. Winning this would blow me away!

Best of luck to everyone!




I travel a lot for work so this would be completely awesome!!!!!


Would love to have a copy of Tether.


Would be nice to win this app!


i need it
good luck everyone


I would loooove Tether. It would make using my laptop in college so much easier.


it'd be nice to have a copy


Buddy of mine has this and loves it. Would love to match him so he can't lord it over me! Will be especially helpful when I get my Torch (stupid Bell delaying the launch).


tether would be sweet


Would love to win a copy!


WOuld love to win a copy of Tether !


I need what this has got.


Wow, I'd really like to win a Tether! Count me in!


Pick me. I could really use this.


I could really do with Tether


Wish to get a copy tether n use my bb for tethering...:)


This app would be a nice addition and would help me out a lot.
Good luck everyone.


I would LOVE a copy of Tether. I travel a lot but refuse to pay Verizon another cent.


This would come in handy would really like a free copy...good luck everyone


I need a copy of this.


Would love a copy of tether


My wife would be so happy if I won this so she could hook up her Mac when we travel!!


Tether would be sweet!


I could that right about now!


Please pick me to win a copy of Tether!


i want to use tethering


Another tether contest! I always enter these, and I always lose lol. Maybe this time I'll win :)


i need the thether!!!!!!! :)


Winning tether would make my week. Here's hoping I win


My BB has a fever and the only cure is a free Tether application!


Would love to get a copy of that!


Count me in for this nice contest, good luck everyone....


I would love to use Tether on my unlimited data plan! Blackberry rules!


Begging for tether "here!!"


Begging for tether "here!!"


I needs the tether!!!!


I need this Tether app. Please help me win 


i'd love to win. thanks!


I have been trying to win this app forever! Maybe next time it is half off ill spring for it. That is of course if I don't win this!


Tether me! Tether me! Tether me! Thanks Guys!!!!


for sure would love to win tether.


I'd love to win a copy of this, it's an awesome app!!


Pick me please I wanna win.


Looking to be a contest winner for tether


If I don't win I might buy it, but I'll prefer it for free!


I would love to win this app.


Tether! When at home, I could afford to visit on my laptop again!


I want this so bad please pick me to win.


I could really use this awesome app..Thanks CB


Unleash the Torch and allow me to Tether! Thanks Tether and CB!!!


Interesting app, Imma see if my 5 month old finds it entertaining.


Would love to have a copy of tether, it would turn my crazy week around.


Tether would really be nice to have.


Sign me up... would love a copy of tether.


such a great app, but i cent justify spending 50 bucks on it, hope i win a copy!


I like this app so much ~
pick me plz~


I would love to would be really useful to me when I travel ato visit family...


Would be very very useful to me. Pick me!!!


Gotta have more Tether!


Im in, I keep trying to win a copy of tether, maybe this time is my time...who everyone


Tether would be a nice addition to my BB.


Begging for tether "here!!"


But quite expensive. It would be nice to win.


I want one of those copies. Thank you!


I like this app so much ~
pick me plz~


Would love to win Tether. Thanks!


Tether is exactly what I need!


Tether is by far the best freebie iv seen ;]


would be nice to haveone.


Tether would be GREAT for me!


Tether would be the "out" of that $100/mo. relationship that I have with AT&T wireless internet for the house...and ofcourse, I would love you guys forever!!


Awesome app - pick me!!


Tether would be nice, blaq link doesn't seem to work, doesn't seem to be in mobihand anymore


I hear this works GGRREEEAAT


i would love a copy thank you


I could definitely use the eWatcher app, but seriously, 12,343 calories?! Winning Tether would be sweet!


It will be a dream come true,,couse I travel a lot..

Again crackbeRry proves that is the BEST!!!!!


One cup of freshly brewed Tether, please.


omg lets do it in the airport.. haha sucker internet cafe.


I have always wondered what Tether does that I can do by connecting to Desktop Manager and using the Internet that way. This would be a good chance to find out.


I so want to win a copy of this! Pick me, please! Pick me, please!


wooow this will be awesome to win !!! good luch to all...


Nice summary of the week.

And definitely count me in for the contest!

Pilot Prop

tether?! why yes please


these round ups. Enter me in the Tether draw.


My wife thought I was insane for downloading ArtGo! but after I sent her the first picture I colored she KNEW I was crazy! Although it is a good time waster.

I would like to get a copy of tether. I certainly could put it to use on my netbook!


i would really really really really really really really really really really really really really really love tether! pleaseeee :) i'm a student and on my budget where i can barely afford lunch theres no way i can convince myself to splurge 50 bucks on an app :/ but it would sure come in handy every time im sitting outside on campus with my netbook trying to do work but out of range of the wifi :( research on a blackberry isnt all it should be lets just leave it at that..

i would really put this app to good use! let me win let me win :)


I can't pAy 50 buCks for this app I hope I win this app free


Actually, many times have I entered "Win Tether" contests and few times (read "never") have I won.

Let's hope this time's a winner!


Dude I want a copy of tether!

iBerry Lifestyle

Count me in. I would like to win one copy :)


sign me up for tether!!


Wants one too... Thanks.


Loved tether... Had it for the trial period and its awesome.


A copy of it would make my unemployed life.


Tether is so useful! I've tried the demo and loved it...
I wanna win a copy!


Would love me some tether.


Thanks for the chance!


Tether is needed. For realzzz.


Tethered to happy hour


Maybe this time I,ll win


My torch needs it (would make up a little for the loss of bis issue)


Wow, that is a great give away!


I always wanted to try Tether.


Best app for blackberry!


Sign me up for the Tether contest!!


Hey im from D.R. And i'd like to know if i can win in these contests...i've been participatin' in a few of them and they seem very if i can win being in another country it would be extra PUT ME IN :D


can I win my 1st crackberry contest this year? hope so!


I lose power for hours at a time. South florida lightning. Teather would help.


I lose power for hours at a time. South florida lightning. Teather would help.


Please pick me for tether


I've tried tether, but not (yet) popped the $$ for it.


i want this pleaseeeee


It would be awesome to win a free copy of Tether! :)


Please Crackberry, please, please, please!!!!


Throwin' my hat in the ring


I need this for college


After paying outragous fee to tether my blackberry for a week to Verizon, I definitely need this program. This would be great for me when I am out of town.


I would like to tether so much ;-)

Thanks for giving us a chance ...
... Stefan


I'm on for tether :)


I'm writing this from my bb in a hotel right now. The wifi is horrible & I need to get online. Tether will help me out for the rest of the baseball season as I travel across Ontario.


I've wanted this app for a while, just haven't had the spare cash to buy it. Hope I win...


That would be an spectacular prize. Woohoo!


This would be my first contest win. AT&T will not let me add tethering without losing my unlimited data plan. Please give me the best of both worlds.


i would love a copy of tether!!
Thanks crackberry


I've heard tether works really well and it would be great to use on the train.


Man I would love to have this one


would be great to win :-)


Pick me for this please :)


Need tether for my new laptop I'm about to buy. Hook me up crackberry!


would love to have this on my phone.. thanks : )


I could really use tether.

tether will be useful, count me in! :D


I really need tether for work. Please pick me!!!


I could really use the tether app. I had 2 stop gettin the net on my comp


This would be very useful for me.... Thanks!


Of all the apps this is the one I would love most.


I would like to win a copy of tether, I could really use it.


Tether sounds sweet, and very useful


Tether is the best BB program out there!!!!!


Oh yes! I would really, really, really love to win this! One copy of Tether for me please!


I really would love tether!! Since my BlackBerry is my only working internet right now.


Tether is great. I'll take a copy please.


Would like to try this out. Sign me up for tether.


is great, i'd love to win a copy of my wife


Needs Another Copy of Tether please. :(


I could really use tether


Would love to win this one!


I want to tether. Thanks!


Awesome I hope I can win it


I copy of tether would be awesome!


I really really want this!


great app... sounds very useful for tutoring appointments.


and congrats to the other winners too

albee 1

Just couldn't resist. And I hate to miss out on a chance no matter how slim. Please drop my name in the bottomless hat! Better yet pull my name "out" of the bottomless hat please! Thank You.


I'd love tether. Pick me, pick me!!

Captivate me

This would be a Godsend for me. Please please please pick me. This would be a totally awesome win!


Very excited to see Tether being offered in a contest! I hope I'm lucky enough to get this one. I just finished a trial for this app and was so dissapointed when it ended.


I would love to have this app for free!!!


tether is a great app . i had the free-trial of it and it was so nice and easy . i recently moved and i didn't have any access to the internet so it was a convenient app . i can't afford it and it would be great to win it , so please crackberry if you could pick me to win one of the copies it would be appropriated ! love this blog !


this would be a sweet app for me


my bold 9700 is dying to get the tether!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I could use a free copy as my new place doesn't have dsl


Here I am...trying again because I would love to have this app / software.


Wonderful week here on Crackberry, Thanks for the heads up on all the new apps out there.

Looking forward to see if im one of the lucky tether winners! =)


Hopefully I can't win æ tether, I've been looking for æ service like this


I need a good reason to get rid of my iPad 3G :( I can't afford to pay the extra monthly fee on it and NEED laptop / ipad to do my work. This would help so much!


I want this for my torch.


i used the tether trial when i would take my laptop on the road. I love it


I'd like to use tether, but it's expensive... here's my chance to have a copy.


Those days when theres no wi-fi around. How cool! Sign me up please


I've really been thinking about getting tether. I live in a rural area and my other options are dial up and Satellite internet. I have a Verizon data card but could probably dump it n use this product instead


Last weekend I was in a hotel that did not have a wire connection available and their wireless went down. This left me with no way to connect my netbook to the internet.


wow a free copy of tether would be awesome. that would help with me getting on facebook during my lectures lol


Terther will give me more change to use internet and bb with laptop one copy please


just what i need to go with my new torch


Can I be the Lucky number 235 winner?


Would love to take this with me. I can't afford $50 right now. Please pick me.

put me in for tether... :D


sweet. tether contest


My new Torch would love a copy of this...


Count me in for the tether! I need it!


Just got a new laptop and I SOOOO need tether!


I would love a copy of tethering especially since AT&T will not unlock my phone so I can use it overseas.


This would make my life so much easer to communicate with my family while I travel! I would be stoked to get a free copy!


Two hundred forty something-ith!

Tether me, baby!


THis is a great app. Love to have it or my 9700


I LOVE TETHER! Please let me be the one to win! I can't afford the $50 right now and it rocks!