BlackBerry barcode and scanner apps decoded

BlackBerry barcode and scanner apps decoded

We use many types of bar codes in our everyday life. Nearly everything we buy has a UPC code printed on it. The CrackBerry app store features QR codes in the description for every app. Magazines and even books use these codes to rapidly steer their readers to more information. To make use of all these codes, you need a good scanner. I tested four of them: Edocrab, ScanLife, Sccope, and...

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Redial On! - Call back dropped calls automatically!

Redial On! - Call back dropped calls automatically!

Dropped calls are a fact of life when you use a cell phone. No matter what carrier you have, or what kind of phone, you will eventually have a dropped call. Redial On! is a small utility application for BlackBerry that will automatically call back for you when your call is dropped due to network error. You simply set up the criteria you want the app to function under, and it runs in the...

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Contest: Simplified for BlackBerry Torch by BBThemes. 100 copies to be won!

Contest: Simplified for BlackBerry Torch by BBThemes. 100 copies to be won!

One of the most exciting aspects of being the owner of a BlackBerry Torch is the operating system, BlackBerry 6. While not an entirely new concept for RIM, the new OS gives your BlackBerry screen a nice built-in facelift. Many people like to customize their device with new themes, but until this week when BlackBerry Theme Studio v6.0 beta became available, Torch users were out of luck. There...

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Press Release: Personal Guardian released in BlackBerry App World!

Press Release: Personal Guardian released in BlackBerry App World!

If you've ever been worried about your safety when walking alone at night, or while in unfamiliar territory, then you know how valuable a peace of mind knowing help is at the push of a button can be. Personal Guardian is a one-push panic button that when activated will silently trigger a call to an emergency (or pre-configured) number as well as an email, SMS message, and Tweet with location...

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Kobo eBook reader to be pre loaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook!

Kobo eBook reader to be pre loaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook!

BlackBerry and Kobo have just announced a pretty awesome partnership. In addition to Kobo adding BBM integration to their BlackBerry application, they have now also confirmed the application will come preloaded on the all new BlackBerry PlayBook. Of course, looking back at the BlackBerry PlayBook video one could have guessed that this was coming. As you can see in the above pic from the video...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.973 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.973 for the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

It's been a while since the BlackBerry 9520 saw any love, so I'm sure a lot of you out there are happy to see OS 5.0.0.973 pop up over at BBLeaks today. Grab your cables and fire up apploader or desktop manager to get started. Remember folks it's a leak, not currently an official OS, take caution. Disclaimers apply as always. Let us know in the comments any changes you see! *OS Disclaimer -...

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Don't Disturb Me! - The ultimate SMS firewall for BlackBerry!

Don't Disturb Me! - The ultimate SMS firewall for BlackBerry!

Unwanted SMS messages are annoying. It seems like every week I get a new one, promising I have won something, or that my debt can easily be erased. Sure it's easy enough to just delete the message and forget about it, but what if you could eliminate it from ever hitting your device? This is where Don't Disturb Me! (DDM) from Mobile4Life comes in. This app is the ultimate firewall for your...

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Reminder: CrackBerry App Awards Party Tonight!!!!

Reminder: CrackBerry App Awards Party Tonight!!!!

It's almost party time folks! We're nearing the end of DevCon10 so it's time to let loose and celebrate! The stage is set for the CrackBerry App Awards Party which takes place TONIGHT. If you're attending DevCon or in San Francisco and want to come by and check it out, just RSVP and jump on the shuttle buses. CrackBerry Party Details: Location: Xobni Headquarters (click for map). It's a...

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AT&T announces BlackBerry Curve 3G and BlackBerry Pearl 3G as coming soon

After a long wait, AT&T has finally made it public information that they will indeed be offering the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and the BlackBerry Curve 3G. Why exactly, it took AT&T so long to add the Pearl 3G to their line up we're still not really certain as of yet. One guess is that they were waiting for BlackBerry 6 to get to a more ready stage and then make the device available and now...

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Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 now available!

Rogers BlackBerry Torch 9800 now available!

If you've been waiting for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 to arrive on Rogers then today is your lucky day. If you head on over to the Rogers website right now you can place your order for only $199.99 on a new 3 yr contract. Of course, if contracts aren't your thing you can go no contract but that will set you back $609.99. So, who on Rogers is going to be ordering one? Maybe holding out to see...

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BBM Me Up by Riley adds itself to the BBM song rotation

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The latest email to the tip line let us know that we have yet another BBM song to add to the CrackBerry playlist. This one is by Riley and called BBM Me Up. All about BBM all the time -- the way it should be. This one is pretty good - I'm not sure I like it as much as Ping!!! Me Baby but it gets the job done. You have to hand it to RIM too - they...

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Datepedia updated to version 2.0

Datepedia updated to version 2.0

Say you're looking to determine the exact calendar date of your favorite holiday or sporting event. Or perhaps you're scrambling to remember how many days are left until your next birthday or anniversary celebration. Wouldn't it be great if there was an easy way to import this information directly into your BlackBerry Calendar? If that sounds useful to you then Mobatech's Datepedia is your...

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Is ShopSavvy in Our Future?

Is ShopSavvy in Our Future?

ShopSavvy, the popular Android/iPhone/Windows 7 Phone app, should be coming soon to a BlackBerry near you. ShopSavvy is a barcode reading application - and much more. Basically, you scan a barcode, and ShopSavvy gives you information about the product. In the Android and iPhone versions, users get access to product reviews and local and online pricing. The few BlackBerry scanner apps don't...

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Review: VQ Mileage Tracker for BlackBerry

Review: VQ Mileage Tracker for BlackBerry

For the majority of us, we still rely on gas to make us go (and no I’m not talking about bodily functions). Regardless if you are a road warrior, or a weekend sports parent, you want to keep an eye on your gas tank, as well as your mileage. Now that I think of it, you probably want to add up all of your travelling expenses; you do have to figure in your morning coffee right? Every expense...

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CrackBerry Podcast 058: BlackBerry PlayBook and DevCon10 Super Special!

CrackBerry Podcast 058: BlackBerry PlayBook and DevCon10 Super Special!

Slightly recovered from our BlackBerry PlayBook shell shock yesterday, we sat down late this morning to record our DevCon10 podcast. On this show we have Bla1ze, Adam, myself and our recently crowned CrackBerry Idol champion, Dave Peckens. After running through the developer-related announcements we get on the big news of the week and sound off on the BlackBerry PlayBook. It's a fun filled show...

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Get 50% off all MLHSoftware apps for the remainder of DevCon10!

Get 50% off all MLHSoftware apps for the remainder of DevCon10!

The BlackBerry Developer Conference is well under way and many of the developers are here on site with us. One of those such developers is MLHSoftware, who makes many great applications as seen above. Now and for the remainder of DevCon you can check out any MLHSoftware developer application for 50% off the original price. Process is simple, on your BlackBerry head on over the Shop CrackBerry...

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Paragon by AHazDesigns released for BlackBerry Torch!

Paragon by AHazDesigns released for BlackBerry Torch!

Well, it didn't take long for BlackBerry Torch themes to start pouring in once the BlackBerry Theme Studio v6.0 beta download became available! The first I saw available for the 9800 was Paragon by AHazDesigns. This theme was recently released for other devices, and Alex was very quick to get it converted for all of you Torch users out there that were anxious to download your first themes. It...

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A discussion with Dan Dodge co-founder and CEO of QNX Software Systems

A lot of talk has been happening at the BlackBerry Developer Conference regarding QNX Software. More specifically, the OS that will be running on the sexy new BlackBerry PlayBook. The official BlackBerry blogs were able to catch up to Dan Dodge, co-founder and CEO of QNX Software Systems. In the talks, they discuss QNX, the OS and it's role in the new BlackBerry Tablet OS ecosystem. If you're...

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BlackBerry Partners Fund announces regional selections in the “Super Apps” developer challenge

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has selected the regional winners of the 2010 BlackBerry Super Apps Challenge. This years challenge brought forth hundreds of applications and has now been broken down for everyone to view. "The response we received in this year's Challenge has been tremendous, and demonstrates the high level of interest by the developer community in the BlackBerry platform...

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