If you're at all a fan of games like Scrabble or Boggle then WordMaster may be just right for you. This addictive word game for BlackBerry has two game modes (normal and classic) and tons of replay value. Search out words at quickly as you can and gains points along the way. Pull letters from the board to build your words, and as always, bigger is better. The price is a bit steep at $4.99, but...

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click for full sized image Following up last weekend's news about RIM recalling ~1000 BlackBerry PlayBook units, we got the above image sent into us on the good 'ole CrackBerry tip line. It seems PlayBook retailer OfficeMax, on their mission of being ready for any questions customers may walk in with, let sales associates know to direct customers asking PlayBook questions to CrackBerry.com...

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Installation and Review of BodyGuardz for the BlackBerry PlayBook [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] I've been having a ton of fun this past month accessorizing my BlackBerry PlayBook. I've been experimenting with different cases, trying to decide which one is the best for everyday use and specific situations. And while I have been finding a lot of good solutions, I have also found...

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NFB Films app shares Canadian films, still hoards Jos Louis

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The National Film Board of Canada is “Canada’s Public film producer and distributor”. For over 70 years it has delivered thousands of unique documentaries, animated films and more to the world. Growing up, I loved watching many of their children’s features on TV. I’m now able to watch them whenever I want through the NFB Films application on my...

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I recently downloaded Light Bulbs by Ajani InfoTech on my BlackBerry. This puzzle game really took me by surprise! Though the concept is easy enough to grasp, it's a challenge to find the solution in the shortest number of moves and the quickest time. Basically you have a grid of squares, each containing connectors, bulbs, and a power source. Your goal is to rotate all the squares into the...

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Get hockey scores on your wrist with the inPulse Smartwatch

It's Stanley Cup Playoff time and to celebrate the folks from InPulse have released an update for their InPulse Smartwatch that will keep you in the game, even when you're not supposed to be. Like at dinner, or at a movie. Essentially, an app for the InPulse Smartwatch is installed and paired with a special firmware for your BlackBerry which  will allow you to receive in-game scores right on...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Amazon now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry PlayBook arriving June 1 BlackBerry Theme Studio 6 Gold release coming todayTwitter 2.0 for BlackBerry now availableRIM sells through 250,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks according to RBCBlackBerry Bold 9900, apollo and monza all headed to T-MobileBlackBerry PlayBook to hit UK shores on June 16thRIM recalling over 900 faulty...

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Quick Review: Cogimap for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]A good brain storming session is always a good way to wake up your brain. In some cases, it gives your brain a chance to clear the cobwebs, fold some laundry and throw out a slice of week old pizza that’s been hiding under its couch. To avoid forgetting whatever brilliant scheme you’re concocting, you may reach for a pen and a pad of paper to try and map...

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Zagat for BlackBerry updated to v8.0

Zagat is an application that lets you search, view, rate, map, and make reservations for restaurants across the nation. It is a great app to have while traveling, but it also good just to search restaurants you may not know about in your area. New features in this update include: Support for the newest BlackBerry devices Location-based search- Get ratings on restaurants that are nearby...

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Slick theme from WJD Designs - 25 copies to be won!

Slick is the newest theme creation from WJD Designs. As with all of WJD's themes, Slick is totally custom and features icon set alterations of red, green, blue, and yellow. These icons are also animated and bounce when you scroll through them. This theme also sports a very slick wooden dock, and is very wallpaper friendly. Overall, Slick is a very nice theme, and great way to spruce up your...

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50 free copies of Paddle Ball 3D up for grabs! Keep reading to enter! Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 50 copies of Paddle Ball 3D by Dekerta Software to give away! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an app you want to see featured in...

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My head is full of what some would consider useless knowledge, one of those things occupying space in my brain is some obscure music trivia so, when I spotted Quizzical Music in BlackBerry App World I had to give it a go just to see how I'd fair. If you've not had a chance to take a look at Quizzical Music on your BlackBerry PlayBook yet, it's a pretty basic application but it has some great...

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SOTI Pocket Controller-Pro for BlackBerry is one of the few productivity apps I consistently rely on day to day. For me it’s more than just the ability to use BBM from my desktop. Need to capture a tricky screenshot for a 101 that no other app will get? Check. Want to type on a regular keyboard instead of the small keys of the BB? Check. Peace of mind that it looks like I’m being productive at...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.576 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 3G 9300

One more for the road! Curve 9300 users get another update as well as those with the Bold 9700. OS 6.0.0.576 is the latest leak, so do what you do and get to installing. Be sure to leave a comment here or swing by the forums with your findings. As usual - use caution when installing any OS. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.570 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105

Here's one for the Pearl 3G users. OS 6.0.0.570 has leaked and is ready for the taking. This one is fresh so be sure to cruise by the forums if you do install and let us know whats good, bad or ugly. This one is good for both the 9100 and 9105, so you have no excuses! As always, use caution when installing any OS on your device. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an...

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RIM vs the World - An infographic

A never ending topic of discussion I see on Twitter and the CrackBerry forums, among other places, revolves around which mobile platform is the "best". I really don't believe there is a definitive answer to this question, as what is perfect for me, may not be perfect for you. And there really isn't anything wrong with that. Competition between brands is healthy, and without it, what would drive...

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Meet the PlayBook events heading to Europe

If you happen to live in the EMEA and are a developer interested in going hands-on with the BlackBerry PlayBook all while learning a thing or two about porting your apps using Adobe tools, then RIM is looking for you. In fact, they're coming to you: We are delighted to announce our exclusive BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet developer and business seminar series in association with Adobe®,...

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Review: SixTools for BlackBerry smartphones

More power. It’s not just the Tool Man that’s looking to tweak and tinker in order to achieve that goal. Some do it with fewer explosions (and a lot less grunting). Admit it, when you get a new gadget that you love, a voice in your head will, without fail, say something along the line of “Yeah…it’s cool..but…I wish I could…(insert awesome tweak idea here)!” Don’t fight it, it will happen...

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If you've updated the OS on your BlackBerry anytime in the last few months, you've most likely run into the issue of not being able to restore your AutoText entries at some point. It seems that somewhere along the line, RIM decided to change things up and rename the well known AutoText to Word Substitution and kink up things all over. AutoText has a big problem with restoring itself to the...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.570 for BlackBery Bold 9780 and Curve 3G 9300

Happy Friday to the Bold 9780 and Curve 9300 owners. We have a fresh leak to start the day and get things rolling right. OS 6.0.0.570 is floating around the interwebs and ready for a good home. Reports seem good on this one so far, so get out those USB cables and get to downloading. As always use caution when installing a leaked OS. Hit the forums for more discussion. Download OS 6.0.0.570...

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