Happy December everyone. The snow is flying up here in Winterpeg (Winnipeg), and the holiday season is well upon us. As per usual, lots of good stuff to cover in the roundup this week. Titles I've chosen to take a look at this week:
New BlackBerry Software:CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse, Themes!, Quotebook, Cerberus Call Filter, VisualArts auto change wallpaper for the Storm, MP3 Ringtone Creator
CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse
Ok, I realise this isn't an app, but it's in digital format, and I want you all to purchase it right now... you hear? The book is a must-read for anyone that loves their BlackBerry... just a little too much :) It's a fun look at BlackBerry Addiction that includes a lot of great stories, and even contains a 12-step recovery plan for those in real trouble. If you're a fan of CrackBerry.com... Get the book.
I don't think I really need to explain this any more than usual. Each and every week here at CrackBerry we get a ton of new themes added to the store! This week is no different. Lots of new great looking themes, (holiday ones especially) hitting the store for the 9000 series or whatever series you happen to be running.
If you like to read and learn quotes from famous people through the ages, Quotebook is for you. It contains quotes (of course), aphorisms and old sayings that are all stored locally on on your Berry. Read more than 15,000 quotes, that are all searchable by keyword or author. The app is clean and easy to use, and when you purchase... you get free updates forever!
Need to block some incoming calls? If you do, Cerberus Call Filter could be your ideal solution. This fully featured app supports black and white lists, allows you to add single contacts or full contact groups, private, unknown numbers and a whole lot more. Lots of options and features to play with here. The app is tiny, weighing in at a measly 20KB, and when you purchase you get free unlimited updates.
If you're an early adopter of the BlackBerry Storm, and are bored of the same old home screen... VisualArts has a great wallpaper treat for you. With this app your wallpaper can change randomly at a time interval selected by you... from 5 seconds to 6 hours. Images are pulled from a folder right on your Storm. You can also tell it to change wallpaper any time you turn on your device. Kinda cool.
Create your very own ringtones... directly from your BlackBerry! Use songs stored on your device or on a media card to generate your ringtones. It's simple and easy to use, and no computer software is required. The app only supports MP3 files though, so make sure you have that format handy before you make this purchase.
Ring & Vibrate is a small app that allows you to have a ringtone alert and vibration alert at the same time. Also built-in to the app is a feature that will automatically lock your Berry after a call has ended. You can set the number of times your Berry vibrates, adjust the time between each vibration, and a whole lot more.
Nintaii has been updated for better functionality on the BlackBerry Storm. Gotta love playing this game on the Storm as the touchscreen controls really make the game a lot more fun and interactive. The game is made up of 100 levels, in which you must navigate your rectangular block through each stage by rolling it around... and depositing it into the square hole at the end. Trust me, it's a great game... and as you get further on into it, the levels get more and more challenging.
Adorno! MultiAlarm is an alarm clock software that allows you to give yourself reminders of important events throughout the day. You can also use it to wake up or fall asleep with, while listening to music. Lots of user customization built into this one... So you can get it to work exactly the way you'd like it to.
Hold on to your shorts Solitaire Fans, one of our best-selling solitaire games has been updated. Within the game you'll find 13 of the most popular Solitaire games. Play Klondike, Freecell, Golf, Spider, 3-Peaks and many more. All of your favorites are here, trust me! There's lots of in-game features that will make your gaming experience fun and enjoyable too. A solid game for sure.
Had to add this one here again, because it has seen a recent update. BBGSPGolf is still free, and offers all of the features you've come to love. With this one you can create and map your own golf course online, and then download the course directly to your Berry. If you play a lot of golf, but don't want to pay the big bucks for other GPS apps or stand-alone GPS units... You should give BBGSPGolf a try.
It's been a little while since I've mentioned our website launcher. The launcher is simply a shortcut on your device's homescreen that will take you directly to the CrackBerry.com mobile site at wap.crackberry.com. If you're addicted to the site as much as your Berry... Go ahead and install it... and use it!
RIM has completed a facelift on the BlackBerry mobile site. Taking a brief look at it, it looks like you'll be able to find answers to technical questions a lot easier... and download some more free content such as wallpapers, ringtones and apps. From what I can tell so far, it looks like the site has been optimized a bit, as load times seem to be quicker for me for sure.
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