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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TweeTwo and TweeTwo Dark released by BBThemes!

Twitter 2.0 was released for BlackBerry by RIM today, and with it came a great new UI, among other things. BBThemes has been hard at work since the Twitter update hit the beta zone and they have designed a sexy new theme to reflect the look of the Twitter app. Dubbed TweeTwo, it comes with sharp gray and white icons with blue highlights on dark backgrounds. The home screen features minimal...

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Jeeosuite Connector for the BlackBerry PlayBook released

We've mentioned Jeeosuite a few times here on the blogs, and many of you all out there have been making use of the the WiFi portal app on your BlackBerry devices for quite a while and now -- you can also make use of it on your BlackBerry PlayBook as a companion app to that of the BlackBerry version. Jeeosuite Connector for the BlackBerry PlayBook is now available in BlackBerry App World,...

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LittleBrother - The zero power consuming tracking solution updated

eMacBerry has just taken the time to let us know that Little Brother, their tracking solution app has received a pretty hefty update. The update in question covers a lot of features that were requested through user feedback so, if you're a Little Brother user you'll want to grab the latest from the eMacBerry website. If you're not quite yet familiar with Little Brother -- have a look at our...

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Although the BlackBerry PlayBook has popped up on Amazon before, that was through third part retailers -- often times charging a pretty high markup cost on the total price. Now though, Amazon themselves are taking pre-orders for all currently available models with an expected shipment date of June 1. This is the first time online sales have taken place aside from your local brick and mortar...

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Quick Review: Canucks app for BlackBerry smartphones

  Ah the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s an exciting time of year to say the least. Who am I rooting for? The Vancouver Canucks of course. This year, you can associate the Vancouver Canucks with the phrase “this is what we live for”. I guess that same phrase can apply to hardcore BlackBerry users, as well. Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to the first game of Round 3....

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BlackBerry 101: Importing picture folders on BlackBerry 6

Whether you are upgrading your current device from a 5.0 OS to a 6.0 version, or you upgraded to a new device completely which is running BlackBerry 6, odds are that when you made the change not all of your picture folders were showing by default. When I made the switch the same happened to me, and I was rather nervous thinking the information was lost, but it wasn't and once the device is...

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Watch TV on your BlackBerry PlayBook with HBO GO & MAX GO

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Anytime between 8 am to 5 pm, the sounds coming from my TV are usually that of My Little Pony or Bubble Guppies thanks to my 4 yr old taking possession of it. I usually try to cram as many of my DVR shows in as possible during her naptime but with so many to catch up on, it can take me weeks to get caught up. Now, thanks to my subscription to HBO...

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BlackBerry Theme Studio 6 Gold release coming today

BlackBerry theme developers got a nice surprise from RIM today -- BlackBerry Theme Studio 6 Gold release will be made available for all through the BlackBerry downloads page. Although developers have been pushing new themes out for quite some time now, the Theme Studio used to create them was still labeled beta. The latest version has plenty of changes listed for it: Support for the latest...

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