Google announces movie rentals for Android,  BlackBerry PlayBook already capable of playing them

You've no doubt by now heard some news about Google today considering they are holding their annual Google I/O conference. One of the larger announcements from their keynote, as noted by the fine folks over at Android Central was that the Android platform now has a movie rental service available to them from Google and YouTube. Major studios have signed on and the content being made available...

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Audi Introduces Roadside Assistance App for BlackBerry

Audi Introduces Roadside Assistance App for BlackBerry

Audi has released an application to help customers connect directly to Audi roadside assistance from their BlackBerry smartphones. The app provides an easy solution for Audi owners to take advantage of their free roadside assistance packages when needed. Audi Roadside mixes the use of pre-registered owner info, GPS from the device and an easy phone UI to help solve problems quickly when using...

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Review: ecolife Element Top Case for BlackBerry Smartphones

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One size fits all...we see that statement a lot on different things but how many of us have found that this isn't always true? When it comes to universal cases, I tend to shy away from them because of that specific reason - one size does not fit all. I want a more custom fit so I know that my BlackBerry is protected at all times while it's...

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BlackBerry Messenger on your Desktop - Fixmo Web Messenger enters public beta!

Well here's a pleasant surprise I came across while browsing the CrackBerry Forums this morning... it seems the good folks at Fixmo have gone into public beta on a desktop client for BlackBerry Messenger! That's right, we're talking about using BlackBerry Messenger from your computer. Note, this isn't a standalone client - you still need a BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry Messenger on it to...

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BlackBerry 101: Conference Calls and Three Way Calling

BlackBerry 101: Conference Calls and Three Way Calling

Do you have the urge to speak to more than one of your friends at a time to share exciting news? Are there times you're not in the office but need to talk to your business associates? Speaking to two or more people at a time is what is commonly known as a conference call or three way calling. While there is more than one way to do this on your device, this 101 will focus on dialing each...

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Official OS 6.0.0.546 for the Curve 3G 9300 from du

Official OS 6.0.0.546 for the Curve 3G 9300 from du

Another new OS for the Curve 3G 9300 owners today. This one comes as OS 6.0.0.546 from du. It looks to be a good one so far, so if you have the time them fire up App Loader and get it installed. If you're unsure you can always wait on some more reports before you make your decision. Head into the forums for more discussion. Thanks rroyy! Download OS 6.0.0.546 for the Curve 9300 from...

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Contest winners: Hellbent Top Pouch Case and Mp3CutterPro!

Contest winners: Hellbent Top Pouch Case and Mp3CutterPro!

Here are the winners from last week's round of contests. If you won you will be receiving an email either directly from us or the retailer/developer directly in the next few days. If for some reason you don't receive an email within 7-14 days (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case, and verify your registered address associated with your CrackBerry account) you can email us at...

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Rumor: Microsoft to buy Skype for $7 Billion

Rumor: Microsoft to buy Skype for $7 Billion

If you all thought Steve Ballmer showing up during the keynote at BlackBerry World was a little crazy, maybe -- just maybe, there was a little bit more to it then we all realized at the time. No, Microsoft hasn't announced they're making a bid to purchase Research In Motion but -- they have however, according to some rumors floating around made a bid to purchase Skype for $7 billion. As we...

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780 get an official update to OS 6.0.0.546 from Taiwan Mobile!

Taiwan Mobile has released OS 6.0.0.546 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780 owners bringing them up to par with the BlackBerry Torch 9800, which recieved the same update last week from Vodafone DE. This isn't a huge jump for either as the 9780 was previously sitting at .534 and the 9700 at .526 but an update is an update. We're interested in knowing how it performs for you, so if you choose to...

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BlackBerry Tablet OS Native Developer Kit webinar taking place May 12

While at BlackBerry World we heard plenty of talk about the upcoming BlackBerry Tablet OS Native Developer Kit but now that BlackBerry World is all said and done with, anyone who was not able to attend is being invited to a webinar  to get up to date on all the latest NDK news and information. The details are as follows: Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011Time: 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PSTDuration...

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How to upload a video directly to YouTube from your BlackBerry PlayBook

  If you're a BlackBerry PlayBook owner, you've no doubt realized by now how great the video camera on the device really is. Videos taken with the BlackBerry PlayBook turn out great, especially when you have the ideal conditions in place. While Research In Motion spent a lot of time integrating YouTube directly into the BlackBerry PlayBook for viewing videos, one thing they seemingly left...

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Cut the Cable game for BlackBerry

If you have ever tried the popular Cut the Rope game in iOS devices and hoped for some of the same on BlackBerry, Cut the Cable is your answer. The strategy game is both simple and super addicting at the same time. You need to cut the cables attached to the candy in order to get it into the green monsters mouth. Sounds simple enough right? It's actually quite challenging as the levels go on,...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Wallpapers and Sizing Explained

BlackBerry PlayBook Wallpapers and Sizing Explained

How to Properly Size Custom Wallpapers for the BlackBerry PlayBook One of the slightly confusing things about the BlackBerry PlayBook is the way it displays wallpapers on the homescreen. Knowing that the landscape resolution of the PlayBook is 1024 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall, you'd think a 1024 x 600 wallpaper would display perfectly on the device in landscape and get scaled down in...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry - How do you communicate with your non-BlackBerry contacts?

How do you communicate with your non BlackBerry contacts?online survey   When it comes to communicating with people a BlackBerry can't be beat. Email, BBM, SMS, IM - it's all there. The method of choice from BlackBerry to BlackBerry is obviously BBM, but what about those contacts who don't own a BlackBerry? You have many options to stay in touch, but what is your method of choice? Do you...

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Paul Trani comments on BlackBerry PlayBook and more

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] As Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 was released only a little under a month ago, it is only natural for Adobe to start touring around the world showing us wonderers what the future with professional tools from Adobe could look like. Dubbed "Adobe CS5 Creativity Evolved", Adobe Certified Experts Paul Trani and Terry White take over the digitally-dependent...

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BlackBerry Touch 9860 gets another up close photo

BlackBerry Touch 9860 gets another up close photo

It's been a bit since we've seen new photos of the not yet announced BlackBerry Touch 9860, but in a quick shot today we have two from the forums. Here we get a much closer look at the physical buttons on the front of the 9860. It looks like a bit a break from the "normal" flat buttons we've had on recent devices. Also noted is that the red and green Send/End buttons are gone much like that of...

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Optique Theme by TDM Designs - On sale for a limited time

Optique Theme by TDM Designs - On sale for a limited time

I like options & variety, especially on my BlackBerry. I switch my themes and wallpapers almost daily (yes, it's a sad addiction I know). I stumbled across the Optique Theme by TDM Designs in the forums the other day and was immediately intrigued by the variety of ways I could customize the theme. The icons are clean & crisp and the banner colors are opaque enough to still see your...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed Video Demo of Wikitude's Augmented Reality Browser How to turn your website into a BlackBerry PlayBook App with the WebWorks SDKTwitter for BlackBerry reaches v2.0 - Available at the BlackBerry Beta ZoneCars @ BlackBerry World: Jaguar w/ BlackBerry Integration and QNX Concept CorvetteNew Demo Video Showing off the Android App Player on the BlackBerry PlayBook! Video...

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Humans vs Aliens from Epic Applications - Both fun and addicting

Humans vs Aliens from Epic Applications - Both fun and addicting

New from Epic Applications is a very cool game, Humans vs Aliens. For some of you who play games on other mobile platforms, this game may seem a bit familiar to you, but is also quite different. The point of the game is just what the name would suggest, guiding your humans to protect the earth from the alien invaders. Throughout the game you will see a number of different obejects such as...

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