It's been quite a hectic week here at CrackBerry! We've launched a few new CrackBerry apps, and so far they've been getting great reviews. The BlackBerry PIN Exchange and Viigo - CrackBerry.com Edition are both available as free downloads. If you haven't tried these yet I recommend you do. I'll touch more on these a little later in the Roundup.
But enough chit-chat for now, lets get going on what's new, updated and exciting in the BlackBerry software world!
Ringo is an easy-to-use ringtone manager that is now available for use on the BlackBerry. Use your favorite music or sound clip as a ringtone, email or message alert. The controls are bright and intuitive, and it is a great way to personalize your Berry even more.
Ringo lets you pick from your address book to assign ringtones. Simply choose a contact, then choose your ringtone for phone, SMS messages or emails from that contact.
There are also some cool groups capabilities. If you use the Address Book to organize your contacts into groups you'll probably love this. Ringo allows you to quickly set unique ringtones, email tones and message alerts for each category in the address book.
You can use any MP3 or AAC music file as a ringtone, email tone or message tone. So if you've got a lot of music on your system or memory card... Ringo makes it easy to set these as ringtones for your favorite contacts.
When you purchase Ringo, you also get 50 free MP3 ringtones. Cool!
Easily use your own MP3 music as ringtones and alerts on your BlackBerry Smartphone
Set unique ringtones for each of your friends
Set different email and message tones for your friends
Set ringtones for caller groups and categories
Set different email and message tones for different groups
Set your BlackBerry to silent overnight or at weekends
Access 50 free MP3 ringtones direct from your BlackBerry
Earlier this week, we unveiled a brand new app that works together with Facebook in a brand-new way. It's called the BlackBerry PIN Exchange, and it enables you to easily discover the PIN numbers of your favorite BlackBerry friends and associates.
You can decide on the level of privacy you want to maintain... So if you'd prefer to keep your information private... no biggie!
To get the BlackBerry PIN Exchange app for Facebook simply go to www.pinexchange.com on your computer.
Another present to our community :) This app is the best way to view mobile content on your Berry. It allows you to add RSS feeds from your favorite sites, keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news.
This edition features CrackBerry.com branding and our blogs, forums, and best sellers feeds are included by default in the app! Plus, some new cool features are included such as the ability to add feeds from other RSS aggregators... and... the ability to search Craigslist!
This dictionary comes with over 40,000 words from everyday English and over 50,000 definitions. It has been updated with a number of new words... and always aims to provide the most up-to-date, compact coverage of the English language. It is an ideal quick-reference guide.
"Most Common Errors in English" guide which will help avoid making common mistakes in English usage
Around 120 "Language in use" notes which focus on spelling and pronunciation difficulties, and confusable words
Mobiscope allows you to monitor your home or office in realtime. Check on the kids and pets while you are away! There's also a built-in motion detector that starts recording when Mobiscope detects movement.
All that is needed is a webcam on your computer to record what is going on while you are away! Mobiscope will monitor the area and transfer the recording to your BlackBerry.
The connection to your PC and webcam is completely safe. All data transfers are encrypted with the 3DES algorithm using a 128-bits key. The Mobiscope Communication Servers can not decrypt this data and do not store your computer accounts.
Freebie time, what could be better!? Today I'd like to point out a freebie that has actually been available for a long time via http://wap.crackberry.com... But now we've added it to the store as a free download (makes it easy to send yourself the OTA link!)
Install a CrackBerry.com shortcut onto your BlackBerry device's homescreen with the CrackBerry.com Website Launcher. When clicked, it will open your BlackBerry web browser and take you straight to our mobile-optimized website at wap.crackberry.com
If you're a forums regular, use this to stay on top of your posts, threads and replies :)
Coming very soon is EZ Reregister, the BlackBerry Application Reregistration Request Tool. I can hear you saying... 'what the heck is that?'. Well lets pull a snippet from the manual:
'There is a wide variety of software applications available for Blackberry devices. Often, commercial
applications have a unique registration key based on the unique PIN number of the device. This protects the software vendor from piracy, and protects the user’s investment in the software from use by others. Unfortunately, if you need to swap your Blackberry device, you have to ask the software vendors for another registration code, based on your new PIN number. To do this, you need to have not only a list of the software installed on your device, but the registration numbers, and vendor contact information as well. For most, this is an infrequent task, but a cumbersome one.
Storing all the information needed to request Reregistration and reducing the time this process takes was the catalyst for the creation of EZ Reregister.
EZ Reregister is a small database application that allows a Blackberry user to store the names, registration codes, and vendor email addresses of all of their software applications. If a user changes their device, at the click of a button they can generate emails* requesting Reregistration codes from any or all of the application vendors stored in the database.'
Starting March 1st, EZ Reregister will be available for purchase. The full version will be $9.99 and the Lite version will be $4.99. This is by all indications going to be a limited time offer. These prices will be in effect from March 1st to March 6th only. After that, the app may jump up to $14.99 and $6.99.
We're also going to be giving away free copies of the full version in the very near future, so stay tuned :)
Have news on BlackBerry software? New software, upgraded software, free software... it's all good! If you have any software news tips send them to me at email@example.com. I can't do it without your help!
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