I hope everyone out there had a very happy holiday season, and that New Years' was fantastic for all. 2009 is here, and to start off the new year I've got some great new titles to tell you about in this weeks' roundup. They are:
New BlackBerry Software:PhoneBAK for BlackBerry, e-Mobile Planner, picPuzzle, WhereRYu?, DistanceAlert, CallAssist
Free BlackBerry Software:speedOmeter, RideCharge BlackBerry Taxi and Sedan Booking
Cool Stuff:MiaPuzzLe for the BlackBerry Storm, TouchBubbles - Bubble Breaker for the BlackBerry Storm
New BlackBerry Software
PhoneBAK for BlackBerry
PhoneBAK for BlackBerry is the ultimate security tool for your Berry. Use it to wipe your device of sensitive or confidential information if your device is lost or stolen... You can also use it to track down a lost or stolen device via SMS text alert, email, IMEI, IMSI and pinpoint the exact location of the device. There are simply too many features packed into this app. It's one powerful application that is a must have, especially if you've ever lost or had your Berry stolen... or simply want to protect data from getting into the wrong hands.
e-Mobile Planner is a new and powerful all-in-one agenda and task management tool. Use it to view and manage daily appointments, calendars, tasks and more. There's a powerful agenda view built-in, which will help you get organized and get more out of your day. Using e-Mobile Planner is simple, and the interface is clean and colorful. If you're looking for an app to help you organize your life, you might want to give this one a look.
picPuzzle is a fun game that transforms your pictures on your device's main memory or SD Card into fun and challenging puzzles. There are 2 modes, a small and large puzzle, and an option to play the game in challenge mode. picPuzzle works on most BlackBerry's with OS 4.3 and newer.. with the exception of the Storm (I have a few Storm titles for ya in the 'cool stuff' section).
WhereRYu is a simple app that lets people find your current location. Use it to track employees, find a lost phone, or track the location of family members and children. Once the app is installed on your Berry, all anyone has to do is write an email to you with 'Where are you?' or 'WhereRYu' in the subject line. The app will automatically reply to the email with your current location on google maps. Cool!
DistanceAlert is a new app I just happened to notice today. The app serves one simple purpose: to alert you when a Bluetooth device is no longer in range. Simply set yours and other bluetooth devices you want to track to discoverable mode... and that's all you need to do! DistanceAlert will notify you if a device goes out of range. Handy for keeping track of friends at a busy mall or concert, or to help you keep track of the kids when out and about.
Use CallAssist to call abroad without having to remember your calling card details. Once installation and setup is complete, simply enter your calling card details, and that's it! Making calls with your calling card is seemless, and there's no need to use any menus... this makes dialing really simple. This is a great app if you use a calling card a lot... Makes the whole process a little bit easier and more convenient.
This latest version of BerryTunes supports streaming podcasts and stereo bluetooth. If you haven't used BerryTunes before, you should give it a try! There's a free 7-day trial available, so give it a shot by clicking on the link below. With BerryTunes you can listen to audio files, internet radio, podcasts and more. Output the audio through speakers, headsets or even a bluetooth earpiece to get the most out of your listening experience.
trackIT: Vehicle Edition is the most extensive vehicle tracking system around for both business and personal use. Use it to track your maintenance costs, fuel, mileage, and anything else for that matter. You can use it to track an unlimited number of vehicles, schedule maintenance and repairs, and a whole lot more. A must-have for any professional that spends a lot of time on the road!
With AutoStandby you can automatically put your Berry into standby mode when idle for a period of time. Standby mode saves you a ton of battery life by putting your device into a semi-sleep like state... Oohhhhh, semi-sleep like state, sounds so relaxing! The good thing about standby mode is that you can still receive emails, texts, phone calls, alerts and more. Save your battery life, and still get those important messages and calls as they come in.
This simple and free app uses your built-in GPS to display speed, distance and time right on your Berry's screen. This is ideal for workouts, especially if you're running or cycling! You can also set low and high speed alerts to help you pace your workout. You can download this app OTA at adapta-solutions.com/wap or use the link below to get started!
With RideCharge you can book taxis (and most other types of road transport) right from your BlackBerry. Get price comparisons for your next taxi ride in most major US cities. Once booked, you get immediate confirmation, an outlook calendar reminder and real-time updates to let you know when you're ride will be there. You can also punch in your credit card information online so that you never need to carry cash to pay for your cab. Handy!
Time for a few games for the new BlackBerry Storm users out there. MiaPuzzle for the Storm is a simple puzzle game much like the picPuzzle game I reported on earlier in the roundup. You can use images on your device as the source images for the puzzle... and the game uses the touch screen technology built-in to the Storm for easy gameplay. Choose from 9, 16 or 25 cell puzzles as you progress and get better at it. Not a bad little puzzle game!
TouchBubbles - Bubble Breaker for the BlackBerry Storm
Another new touch screen app for the Storm users is TouchBubbles - Bubble Breaker. Pop as many bubbles as you can by lining them up by color. The more bubbles you pop, the more points you get! Simply touch the screen where groups of similarly colored bubbles sit, and they'll pop. There are three levels of difficulty, and you can play with three to five different colors of bubbles.
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