Canada Post releases BlackBerry app

Canada Post releases BlackBerry app

If you frequently ship packages in Canada, then you have no doubt dealt with Canada Post. Using their services has now become more convenient when you're away from the computer, as they have just released a free BlackBerry app! From this app you can both track packages and locate nearby Canada Post locations via entering a postal code or using your current GPS coordinates. I like that when you...

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If you have a Sonos music system in your home you know how sweet it can be. What could be sweeter is being able to control it from your BlackBerry, and Tiggit Controller helps you do just that. The app helps you search your stored music or find music from popular services like Spotify and Pandora to find tracks and add them to your playlist. Tiggit Controller also features a new control UI...

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Shazam updates to v2.8 - Grab it in BlackBerry App World

Shazam updates to v2.8 - Grab it in BlackBerry App World

Popular music discovery app Shazam was just updated to v2.8.0 via BlackBerry App World. This update (from v2.7.0) brings with it the ability to upgrade to Shazam Encore with an in-app purchase as well as improvements to and redesign of the tag screen. If you are unfamiliar with Shazam, it's an application for discovering, buying, and sharing music. Say you hear a song playing, and you have...

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Radio Shack BlackBerry PlayBook launch details

Radio Shack BlackBerry PlayBook launch details

Radio Shack is listed as one of the BlackBerry PlayBook launch partners and as such, reps have started their training for the launch today. The above image outlines the launch day plans -- nothing really out of the oridinary is listed here but the info does show the insurance that will be available to those picking one up. Also if you happen to feel the need to return your BlackBerry PlayBook...

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Invite only BlackBerry PlayBook launch event Thursday April 14th in New York City

This one just came into the tip line and it looks like things are gearing up on the BlackBerry PlayBook launch front. It's been over 6 months since the PlayBook was first announced and I'm sure RIM has been working overtime on this one and are ready to let loose for an evening. As we close in on launch day, RIM is holding an invite only event next Thursday in New York City to kick things off....

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Sprint charging for BlackBerry PlayBook tethering?!

Sprint charging for BlackBerry PlayBook tethering?!

We just got a pretty interesting image sent to us via the CrackBerry tips line and quite honestly, it leaves us wanting some more details. It's no secret that Sprint will be releasing their 4G enabled BlackBerry PlayBook this summer but according to the info above it looks as though they'll also be selling the WiFi only version come April 19. That however, isn't really the biggest piece of...

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Quick Review: BlackBerry Protect

While there are tons of security/backup apps out there for BlackBerry, RIM has finally decided to make the choice easier for most users and release their free BlackBerry Protect application. The app is a simple tool with a good amount of features, although it could stand to pack in a bit more. The basis of BlackBerry Protect is that of a backup utility. You can backup your contacts, calendars...

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BlackBerry App from OverDrive Enables Direct Library eBook Downloads

BlackBerry App from OverDrive Enables Direct Library eBook Downloads

Ever wish you could borrow EPUB ebooks and read them right on your BlackBerry? Well with the free OverDrive Media Console you can do just that. This new app lets you find a local loibrary, browse titles and wirelessly check them out using a library card. You can read them right on your BlackBerry, and they automatically expire so you never have to worry about returning them. The app is...

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What are the top THREE things you plan on using your BlackBerry PlayBook for?survey software Back when the iPad 2 was nearing it's official launch, our friends at TiPb.com ran a poll asking their readers what they currently used their iPads for. On that poll you could select as many answers as you wanted, so the results were fairly well spread out as you could imagine, though web browsing,...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a retractable USB cable for your device!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a retractable USB cable for your device!

Contest: Enter to win a retractable USB cable for your device! Keep reading for details. One accessory that is often forgotten about, but more important then we really realize is the USB cable that comes with our BlackBerry devices. Sure we always think we will have one when we need it, but has that new OS ever leaked and you began downloading, and then looked for a USB cable to install it,...

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The benefits of RIM’s expanded App Ecosystem

The benefits of RIM’s expanded App Ecosystem

The announcement that the BlackBerry PlayBook would support Android applications was a big one - no question. However some of the details were/are still up in the air for a lot of users, both consumers and developers. While we may not have all our answers until we actually try things out on our own, Inside BlackBerry has shed some light on things and how it will benefit both developers and...

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The other day Research in Motion held one of their BlackBerry Developer Days in Toronto. At that event, Mike Kirkup was on hand to give some demos of the BlackBerry PlayBook. While we knew the BlackBerry PlayBook was capable of a presentation mode experience we've never really seen it demoed inquite this fashion -- in the video above Mike walks us through watching a video that is subsequently...

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Official OS 6.0.0.448 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 from T-Mobile

Official OS 6.0.0.448 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 from T-Mobile

While BlackBerry OS 6.0.0.448 for the Bold 9700 has been out in various forms for a little over a month now, T-Mobile is finally officially releasing it to their subscribers. We've had a few reports of people receiving emails from T-Mobile over the past couple of days stating the following: The new BlackBerry 6 operating system software is now available as a free update for your BlackBerry...

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Perfecto Mobile gives free access to its MobileCloud to BlackBerry developers

OK full disclosure - I'm not a developer; I have not written a line of code since 1988.  Now with that out of the way, Perfecto Mobile has extended access to its MobileCloud platform to BlackBerry developers for free.  If you're unfamiliar with Perfecto's MobileCloud, it's a development platform that gives you access to devices without the need to install the simulator on your computer. As...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for April 6, 2011 - 25 copies of C point 1 to give away!

You could win a free copy of C point 1 by C_86 Themes! Keep reading to find out how! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! We are trying something a little different with the theme roundups starting this week. Instead of a random selection of themes, we picked a topic and found themes related to that topic. This week, we chose OS Replica themes. Next week we will be on...

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CrackBerry Asks: What Are Your Unanswered BlackBerry PlayBook Questions?

CrackBerry Asks: What Are Your Unanswered BlackBerry PlayBook Questions?

The subject line says it all. We've been covering the BlackBerry PlayBook like crazy (I know, some of you would wish we'd tone it down a bit) since it was announced back at DevCon in September 2010. Even if you're not that interested in the PlayBook itself, it's really an exciting device for RIM as the BlackBerry Tablet OS is our first experience with QNX on a BlackBerry and what will...

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Upcoming BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 brings a new look and features

Upcoming BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 brings a new look and features

While we still don't have all the newness of BlackBerry Messenger 6.0, we do know a few things thus far that get us pretty excited. The newest version of BlackBerry Messenger should show up with OS 6.1 (whenever that is) and bring along some new features and looks with it. So far we know that BBM will sport the fancy new 6.1 icons within the app itself. So no more boring icons and instead you...

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Updated: BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS

Updated: BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS

  Research in Motion continues to stay true to its mission of supporting app developers, releasing today its latest beta for the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS. It's a mouthful of a name, but it promises great improvements. WebWorks applications are web applications written in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS; they install, work, and have the same security features as traditional apps. The...

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Contest: 50 free copies of Kino by Pootermobile up for grabs, and 3 t-shirts!

If you're looking for a fun and colorful theme, built with quality and packed full of function, then you need to check out Kino by Pootermobile! I really don't know where they get all these fun ideas for themes, but they never fail to impress me. The moment I installed Kino on my Torch I was immediately transported to the beach… well ok, not literally, but the sand-like background and blue...

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BBM 101: How to scan a barcode

BlackBerry Messenger is a great way to communicate, no matter the subject. With Delivered and Read notifications, you always know where you are in the conversation. By now, you've probably seen the BBM Flirt commercials. Just like in the video, it's easy to add new contacts just by scanning the BlackBerry PIN barcode. One BlackBerry will be the scanner while the other will show a barcode; it...

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