Easter Eggs theme by MMMOOO - Free in BlackBerry App World!

Easter Eggs theme by MMMOOO - Free in BlackBerry App World!

Easter is this Sunday, and MMMOOO has released a free theme to celebrate! Combining brightly colored icons and neutral off-white banners along with wallpaper featuring brightly colored eggs, this is a super cute theme that will surely make you smile. As the wallpaper is the most predominant Easter feature, you can switch it out after the holiday and still get a lot of use out of the theme. As...

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Nebula game for BlackBerry PlayBook

I've never been a big mobile gamer, but having my PlayBook with me now gives me good reason to try out some new stuff. I've found that I look to the PlayBook more in my downtime, and I've found some great games that help kill time. One of my new favorites is a game called Nebula. The premise is very simple and reminds me quite a bit of Asteroids. While not totally the same, it carries over...

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Official OS 1.0.1.1710 for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available

Official OS 1.0.1.1710 for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available

A new update for the PlayBook is now available OTA. OS 1.0.1.1710 is ready to go, so if you haven't already installed then get to it. I love how easy it is to update the OS on the PlayBook and honestly wouldn't mind having a fresh OS update every day. If you don't know how to update, be sure to check out our walkthrough. This one has a few fixes, so if you find anything new be sure to hit the...

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Review: Musical Clock – Multiple Alarms

Review: Musical Clock – Multiple Alarms

For a limited time, get Musical Clock - Multiple Alarms for free at BlackBerry App World!  Waking up early in the morning every day can be an overwhelming task. I try to extend my sleepy time as long as possible before I absolutely must drag myself out of bed. Since I'm pretty quick to hit to the snooze button, I need something that offers multiple alarms to get my kiester moving. As of now...

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Orange Spain releases official OS 6.0.0.526 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Although the currently leaked OS for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is sitting at OS 6.0.0.534, the latest official version has now been brought to us all by Orange Spain. If you're more liking the idea of sticking to an official OS over a leaked one -- you can now head on over to the Orange Spain software download page and grab OS 6.0.0.526. If you're looking for some feedback on this OS, you...

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4-In-A-Row for BlackBerry - 50 copies up for grabs

One of my favorite games as a kid was Connect Four. Now, I can relive my childhood by playing it on my BlackBerry. What makes this even better is that I can play it for FREE! Tafasa, the makers of 4-In-A-Row, just released their free ad-supported version yesterday in BlackBerry App World. The premise of the game is very similar to Connect Four. You want to get four of your chips in a row (...

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Five ways BlackBerry Bridge could be further improved

Five ways BlackBerry Bridge could be further improved

I've had a few days now to play around with BlackBerry Bridge on my PlayBook, and I have to say I do love the functionality. Granted it's not perfect (yet) but for the most part it does get the job done. While the obvious lack of BBM is a big issue at the moment, I am still hopefully that we'll see it (along with other apps) in the near future. I do have some gripes thus far -- some are big...

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Updated: BlackBerry News Feeds in the Beta Zone

Updated: BlackBerry News Feeds in the Beta Zone

  For all you lucky BlackBerry Beta Zone members, BlackBerry News Feeds just got updated to version 1.0.1.5. BlackBerry News Feeds just got updated to version 1.0.1.5.  If you're not familiar with it, BlackBerry News Feeds is an RSS reader, designed to fetch the latest stories from your favorite blog. We've reviewed the application before and found some faults. Since then, the app...

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Conan O'Brien has a little fun with The "iDea"

We saw Conan use a BlackBerry Torch to tweet during his show back in December of 2010, and last night he mentioned the BlackBerry PlayBook during his opening monologue. He didn't seem to spend much time on the new tablet from RIM, but he did have an amusing iDea for the next offering from Apple. Watch the video above to see what Conan predicts for the competition. Thanks to 2001bmw330xi for...

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Review: Golla Smart Bags - Enter to win one for your BlackBerry!

Review: Golla Smart Bags - Enter to win one for your BlackBerry!

Enter to win a free Golla Bag of your choosing! Details below! If you find yourself walking frequently, as I do, you know it can sometimes be a hassle to juggle your BlackBerry, keys, wallet, mp3 player (if you don't use your BlackBerry as one), and whatever else you need while you're out. It's not always practical or possible to carry a purse or shove all of that in your pockets. I've always...

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Vibrance by WJD Designs - 25 copies to be won!

Vibrance by WJD Designs - 25 copies to be won!

After a brief hiatus, WJD Designs is back with another awesome theme for your BlackBerry smartphone. As with all of his themes, Vibrance is totally custom, and personalizes the theme thoroughout. It's custom battery and signal meters along with very bright colors really makes this theme jump out at you, hence the name. Vibrance is very wallpaper friendly, and each version contain a weather...

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BlackBerry PlayBook now available at Rogers

BlackBerry PlayBook now available at Rogers

  If you're in Canada and haven't yet made your way out to pick up a BlackBerry PlayBook, you now have one more option to add to the list. Rogers Wireless stores are now stocking all 3 version of the PlayBook. The prices are the same across the board with the 16GB, 32GB adn 64GB coming in at $499, $599, and $699 respectively. No major bonus to buying at Rogers but they are the one of the first...

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 Install the Latest Unreleased Build of the BlackBerry Tablet OS on your BlackBerry PlayBook by Updating via Desktop Manager!

So this is pretty awesome for all you hardcore CrackBerry readers + PlayBook owners out there who want your PlayBook to have the absolute latest software on it, even if it's an internal build that will never get pushed out to PlayBook owners via the WiFi update. This means if you Check for Updates on your PlayBook, none will be available (it says your OS is current), but if you follow the...

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NYTimes David Pogue Pokes Fun at the PlayBook (video)

Ahhh David Pogue. I don't know whether I should kiss you or kick your ass for this one. I guess we'll see what happens the next time we meet. Check out the video above for a little NY Times video skit which shows off the BlackBerry PlayBook hardware, and points out some of its awesome features as well as its current shortcomings, which I hlghlighted in our BlackBerry PlayBook Review. Be sure...

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RIM releases two free Spring themes in BlackBerry App World!

RIM releases two free Spring themes in BlackBerry App World!

RIM is back with more free BlackBerry themes! You may recall back in December they released free Christmas themes, and more recently they released a theme for those with visual disabilities. This time around they have published two lovely spring themes, Roots of Spring and Spring Blossom. Roots of Spring has a sweet tree wallpaper and flowers and suns sprinkled throughout. Spring Blossom has a...

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Hulu now blocked on the BlackBerry PlayBook, big media strikes again

Hulu now blocked on the BlackBerry PlayBook, big media strikes again

Some sad but expected news folks -- we've started getting tips in the forums and through the CrackBerry support tips line that Hulu has gotten a little cranky about offering content on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Although PlayBook owners previously have had access to all movies and TV shows it now looks that Hulu has added the BlackBerry PlayBooks browser string to their blocked list. Overall...

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Contest: Win a free copy of Battery Saver Pro by MMMOOO!

Contest: Win a free copy of Battery Saver Pro by MMMOOO!

A common complaint you hear among anyone that uses a smartphone, whether it's a blackBerry, iPhone, or Android device, is battery life. There is never enough charge to get us through as long as we would like, but there are several tips you can use to help extend the life of your battery. Battery Saver Pro by MMMOOO will help make these steps for you, so you don't have to think about it. With...

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Quick Tip: BlackBerry Podcasts vs. the Data Plan

Quick Tip: BlackBerry Podcasts vs. the Data Plan

Like many wireless customers, I live in fear of the day I go over on my data usage. I worry that one day, I'll open my bill and find that watching Sammy the Squirrel 132 times has increased my payment by a decimal place or two. That's never happened, and I doubt it will. But the spectre of that day still looms, so I tend to be pretty stingy with my data usage. I really like the ...

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Quick Review: Case-Mate Barely There Case for BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook Case Contest: Leave a comment and you could win a Barely There case for the BlackBerry PlayBook! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As one of my favorite cases for all my devices, the Barely There case for the BlackBerry PlayBook does not disapoint. It's a simple case that covers the back and most of the sides of the PlayBook, keeping it safe from scratches you...

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