Is Your Mute Key No Longer Working For Stand By Mode?

Is Your Mute Key No Longer Working For Stand By Mode?

It seems a lot of users have noticed this with the most recent OS' released. Kind of weird for it to be removed really, as many users actually enjoyed having the function there. Now that it's gone, many folks have been calling blaming it on a bug. Fact is folks, it's not a bug it's actually intended. As The RIM knowledge base states: In earlier BlackBerry Device Software versions the mute...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A few weeks back on the blogs here we dropped word of the official availability of BerryBlab v1, an app that makes browsing vBulletin web forums friendly on your BlackBerry (which includes the CrackBerry forums of course!). The app has gained a pretty decent following from CrackBerry readers and has managed to maintain a 5-star rating in the...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Automatically Dim Backlight On or Off?

Do you have the "Automatically Dim Backlight" option set to ON or OFF?polls In my endless pursuit to find some good, fresh topics, I was rolling through all of the options and apps on my device. I had a stroke of genius and realized I've always been curious as to how other users have their devices setup. Right out of the box, there are a load of options to play...

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Shazam For BlackBerry Updated To Version 2.5- Music Videos And 7Digital Music Purchases Added

Shazam for BlackBerry rolled out version 2.5 last week. Some cool new functions were added to the mix with this release that I'm sure most users can appreciate. Especially, since they work quite nicely from my testing. The rundown of new features is as follows: Searching And Launching Of YouTube Videos From Tagged Music. In App Ability To "Tweet" Tagged Music To All Of Your Twitter Followers...

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Wheres My Phone Updated to Version 3 - 100 Copies to be Won!

Wheres My Phone Updated to Version 3 - 100 Copies to be Won!

We have posted on Wheres My Phone in the past and it has just been updated to version 3, adding some nice enhancements.  The application is used to send remote commands to your BlackBerry for such tasks as triggering an audible alarm, battery level check, and GPS location request.  New features in this build include remote contacts download, SMS integration, and remote disabling of the device...

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AddOnis Now Compatible with BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 5.0

The folks at Twinkler software have let us know they completed the process of getting AddOnis working on devices running OS 5.0. Not only did they get it working correctly but they also managed to work in the new standby and lock features seen in the most recent OS 5.0 versionsl. The change log for this one depends on what OS it is that you are running on your device. Some of the changes are...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.545 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.545 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

What a great start to the day. We've known for some time this OS was floating around out there, even heard that this one had hit "Gold Candidate" for release to carriers. Now, thanks to a CrackBerry forums member who wished to remain anonymous you can now check out the release yourself. As always, be sure to back up your data before you load this one onto your device gold candidate or not,...

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Jerry Seinfeld Rants About "BlackBerry People" On Letterman

It wasn't too long ago that good ole Jerry Seinfeld was dissing BlackBerry's, BlackBerry People and iPhones in an interview with Conan. It was funny stuff. I guess so funny he brought the "BlackBerry People" rant back recently on Letterman. Funny cuz it's true :) [ via BBCool ]

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Tether Turns One Birthday Contest - Win 1 of 6 Smartphones Plus 25 Copies of Tether to Give Away

Fresh off their awesome support for our own birthday contest, Tether is doing a little celebrating of their own. Just one-year ago TetherBerry kicked off their service and changed the way we Tether on the go. They just let us know that they too are having a birthday and are celebrating in true CrackBerry style. The team at Tether is giving away six smartphones (3 BlackBerry and 3 Android...

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RIM Data Outage Continuing Today for Wifi Users?

RIM Data Outage Continuing Today for Wifi Users?

According to dataoutages.com, many users are still having issues with both BIS and BES connections for the second day in a row. It seems like the issue is hovering around Wifi connections, where users are having data trouble when Wifi is disconnected. No official word on what the deal is or when it will be fixed, but hopefully it will get resolved at some point today. If you're having spotty...

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VQ CarFinder Reaches 100k Downloads - 20 Free Licenses Up for Grabs

We first heard about VQ CarFinder way back in July of last year. Since then the app has come a long way, and has now been downloaded by over 100,000 users (and I'm sure plenty of those downloads came from CrackBerry). If you don't know about VQ CarFinder, it is a simple app that helps you remember where you parked your car. The app uses your vehicles built-in Bluetooth (or optional car charger...

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CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contests: Thank You Sponsors!!

CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contests: Thank You Sponsors!!

We wouldn't be able to give away such awesome prizes without the help of all the amazing sponsors. Big shoutout to all that helped us out and made our 3rd birthday celebration the best one yet. We at CrackBerry HQ appreciate all your help, and I'm sure the CrackBerry Nation thanks you as well. Big thanks to MLH Software, OtterBox, SmrtGuard, SmrtCase, TeleNav, Tether, Schlage, Coveroo,...

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Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones Review

Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones Review

Why is it that we are never satisfied? Why do we look for the slightest chance to improve upon something? Perhaps we have a built in desire to consistently outperform; the need to make something faster, smarter…better. It won’t happen in our lifetime, or even in the next few lifetimes, but I would love to see when humanity finally reaches the ultimate pinnacle of perfection and a single...

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Get In On The New Later Dude Pro Beta Testing

Get In On The New Later Dude Pro Beta Testing

Our friend Fabian Heuwieser is looking for some feedback on his latest iteration of Later Dude Pro. If you are a current user or new to Later Dude Pro here is your chance to check out what's up and coming. As Fabian has posted in the CrackBerry forums, you can now get your hands on the latest version which has some newly added features to make Later Dude Pro more robust app. Have a look in the...

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BlackBerry App World Updated To Version 1.1.0.33

BlackBerry App World Updated To Version 1.1.0.33

Been quite a while since we've seen a BlackBerry App World update. Guess RIM thought it was time for one. No idea what may or may not have been fixed in this release folks but if we happen to get a change log we'll add to the post. In the meantime, you can download the latest version from the BlackBerry website or from within app world itself. Have at it, let us know if you notice anything in...

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BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 8th 2010 - 50 Copies of Sands to be Won!

Contest: 50 Copies of Sands to be won. Leave a comment! It's Monday again, which means that it's theme roundup day! We had a crazy week on the blogs last week with all our birthday celebrations, and things are starting to settle back to normal. CrackBerry's 3rd birthday got me thinking about our members, and how much they mean to us. This naturally progressed to considering the members...

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