BlackBerry App Roundup for July 4, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for July 4, 2014

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Today is Independence Day in the US, so I send you my best wishes for the holiday weekend. For all of our Canadian readers, I hope you enjoyed Canada Day. Don't forget to check out the July 4th sale at the CrackBerry store for 20% off all accessories. We all know you are here to see what this week's picks are so let's get back to the show shall we. Each app or game can...

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BlackBerry in India to launch healthcare services program

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A new report confirms that BlackBerry plans to help launch a new healthcare services program in India that will be designed to link thousands of medical devices together. The Economic Times quotes Sunil Lalvani, the managing director of BlackBerry India, as saying, "We are running trials with multiple hospitals in India. It includes integration with different hospital information systems as...

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New BlackBerry Link update for Mac and Windows now available

New BlackBerry Link update for Mac and Windows now available

We've been waiting to post this all day because the url to the Mac version was broken but now that that has been fixed, we can finally let you all know BlackBerry Link has been updated. On Windows, BlackBerry Link has been updated to v1.2.3.56 while on Mac it has been updated to v1.2.1.18. Unfortunately, BlackBerry pushed this one out with a standard change log for v1.2 which simply says it...

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Disney's Frozen sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

Disney's Frozen sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

If you're looking to liven up your BBM with some new stickers, Disney has just pushed the Frozen sticker pack to the BBM Shop and all the expected characters are in place. Just as with most other sticker packs available on BBM, this one has pricing set at $1.99 for 24 stickers. Not one I'm interested but I'm sure many others have been waiting for this one to arrive. You can load up the BBM Shop...

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Top photo editing apps for BlackBerry 10

Top photo editing apps for BlackBerry 10

Now that summer is officially here with holidays and vacation approaching we all look to whip out our cameras or smartphones to capture those special moments no matter where we are. Since the day I picked up my first BlackBerry, the camera has always functioned as main camera more than the point and click ones I've owned and even more than my DSLR. Being able to point, shoot, and edit an image...

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Fireball MediaFire client for BlackBerry 10 updated with new features and improvements

If you checked out Fireball, the MediaFire client for BlackBerry 10, we posted about previously you'll want to fire up BlackBerry World and grab the latest update. Moving into v0.8.0.5, the update adds several new features and improvements to the app overall, a lot of which was based on feedback from right here on CrackBerry. So, what's new? Well, turns out the list is rather extensive but we'...

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The BlackBerry Z3 is heading to South Africa with free apps for consumers

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It was only earlier today that we announced that the latest BlackBerry 10 device, the BlackBerry Z3, is all set to go on sale in Hong Kong. It seems that the roll out is in more than one place as I've just had an email from BlackBerry South Africa letting me know that the budget BlackBerry is coming very soon. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers in stores and...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for BlackBerry Z30

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for BlackBerry Z30

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry Screen Protectors (2-Pack) for BlackBerry Z30 and save 34% off the list price! These BlackBerry Z30 screen protectors add the security you need against scratches and smudges for everyday use. Custom designed to fit your device, each protector is easy to apply and remove, including 2 in each package. List Price: $14.99   Today Only: $9.95 Learn More and...

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CubiX - the new annoying but addictive game to play

CubiX - the new annoying but addictive game to play

I haven't been playing many games on my BlackBerry lately. But when a good and enjoyable one comes along I'll jump on it. I normally go for puzzle games but I always like to come try out other types of games too. And one recently got my attention. It's one of those games that is frustratingly hard and annoying but also addictive. It's been a while since I have played such a game and I can't put...

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BlackBerry announces the Z3 to launch in Hong Kong

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Hot off the press - as the BlackBerry Z3 makes it way through Asia, today sees the latest BlackBerry 10 handset announced for yet another country - this time in Hong Kong. The BlackBerry Z3 will be available to customers from July 8, 2014 through carrier 3 Hong Kong, and authorized partners including Broadway, Fortress, Wilson, Suning, Chung Yuen, Nuance Watson and CMK.   Gallant Leon,...

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Do you ever just download an app based on the icon?

Do you ever just download an app based on the icon?

Virtually all of the apps I download have a purpose (most are native), and whether for news, social media, gaming, productivity, etc., they add some real value to my Q10. There are a select few on there for a different reason, however. The sole purpose of their existence is to look good, because I really like the app icons. I've never even opened some, while others were briefly explored and...

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7Digital still working with BlackBerry on an alternative solution for music purchases

When BlackBerry announced they'd be shutting down the music, movie and TV show portion of BlackBerry World come July 21st, it left many folks wondering where they would turn to for those services. At the time, BlackBerry advised through the Amazon partnership and BlackBerry World third-party apps, consumers would now have even more options to choose from but it also appears the 'contract' with...

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Contest Winners: Waterproof accessory and exclusive Canadian cases!

Contest Winners: Waterproof accessory and exclusive Canadian cases!

It's the day you have all been anxiously waiting for! We have the winners from our last round of contests. This time we have a waterproof case from ShopCrackBerry as well as six exclusive Canadian BlackBerry 10 cases! We love to give stuff away, so be on the lookout for our next contest! Also, be sure to follow the CrackBerry BBM Channel (C00012B19), because we run some exclusive contests there...

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Hue Companion allows you to control your Philips Hue lights on BlackBerry 10

Have a set of Philips Hue lights in your home or elsewhere? If so, then you no doubt noticed there's not a lot of compatible apps for them on BlackBerry 10, let alone a native official app offered up by Philips. Thankfully, there's a lot of smart native BlackBerry devs out there and because of that, there's now a native solution filtering through BlackBerry World right now. With deep...

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Announcing the winner of our BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic IOU contest!

It's a wrap. With over 11,000 comments on our 'Win a BlackBerry Classic or Passport' contest, we've finally chosen the winner of an IOU for either device upon release and the lucky winner this time around is..... ryanlrobinson Congrats Ryan and a big shout out to all who entered. Ryan, at the moment has his eyes set on the BlackBerry Classic because it's a nice size but he could always...

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Share your favorite summer pics taken on your BlackBerry!

Share your favorite summer pics taken on your BlackBerry!

It's summer and that means lots of activities, adventures, BBQ's, beaches and fun in the sun. It also means a lot of pics are going to taken and in the forums, andreydagr8 had a great of sharing some of the best pics you've taken over the summer with your BlackBerry smartphones. Going on a sweet vacation? Take some pics while there and show us. Snapped some awesome pics at a event or concert?...

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Looking for a PDF, DjVu, TXT, and TIFF reader? Check out NSR Reader

Looking for a PDF, DjVu, TXT, and TIFF reader? Check out NSR Reader

There is no question that PDF's and readers have been around for many years whether on our computer or our portable devices. With all the documents amassed over the years there have been various options for viewing them. That is why when going through BlackBerry World and our forums I came across a third party viewer called NSR Reader. It allows you to view PDF, TIFF, and DjVu files with ease...

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FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines all set to arrive on BlackBerry 10

FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines all set to arrive on BlackBerry 10

If you're a fan of the original FlyCraft game and of course, its main character Herbie, then you're going to want to keep your eye on BlackBerry World over the next day or two. FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines has been submitted to BlackBerry World and should be appearing soon. As a follow up to the original, you have to help little Herbie fly his crazy flying machines through the forest...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger and save 53% off the list price! Charge two devices on the go simultaneously with this OEM Premium In-Vehicle Charger. This compact design is great for any vehicle and it powers your device up to twice as fast as the standard car charger. The coiled-style cable makes it easy to store and to reach around to any...

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