Review: PatternLock for BlackBerry

Review: PatternLock for BlackBerry

Ever since I upgraded to the Torch, I embraced the touch screen world. Not only do I look for applications that help enhance the BlackBerry experience, I also look for apps that grasp the attraction and benefits of a touch screen. Those who have secured their BlackBerrys with a password, be it a keyword or number combination, get used to pounding it out on their keyboard before doing anything...

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RIM launches new developer tools and services for BlackBerry Tablet OS and BlackBerry Smartphones at BlackBerry DEVCON Asia

  Hot off the CES PlayBook whirlwind DevCon Asia is just getting started. To start things off RIM has just announced the availability of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK (beta) for tablet OS as well as some new services for smartphones. The WebWorks SDK will allow developers to use web development tools with which they are already familiar and implement them on the BlackBerry tablet OS. The...

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DevCon Asia BlackBerry app now available in BlackBerry App World

DevCon Asia BlackBerry app now available in BlackBerry App World

The first BlackBerry Developer Conference taking place outside North America is being held in Bali, Indonesia from the 13-14 January 2011. It's going to be huge with the world's BlackBerry developers, BlackBerry experts and RIM partners attending. Kevin is in Bali as well and will be bringing all the happenings as they go down, so you won't want to miss any of it. If you're attending the...

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Arianna Huffington removed from plane after refusing to turn off her BlackBerry

Arianna Huffington removed from plane after refusing to turn off her BlackBerry

First it was actor Josh Duhamel and now it's media mogul Arianna Huffington. What do these two have in common? Well, if you remember back to December of last year, Josh was removed from a US Airways flight for refusing to turn off his BlackBerry. This week Arianna Huffington, co-founder and columnist for The Huffington Post, was on a United Airlines flight. Arianna apparently ignored the...

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BlackBerry theme roundup for Jan 11, 2011 - 25 free copies of Stellar by RJ Designs available!

Contest: Win a free copy of Stellar by RJ Designs!  Another week, another Theme Roundup! As always we have some awesome themes lined up after the break. We have a great contest for you guys, so be sure you read all the way to the end for details. Also, when entering, please note that only the indicated theme is eligible. You may want to be sure your BlackBerry is compatible with the contest...

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Review: Search Calendar for BlackBerry by QuiteSimple

Review: Search Calendar for BlackBerry by QuiteSimple

Universal search is one of the OS 6 features that I absolutely love. Unfortunately, I'm using a Bold 9700 with OS 5 and refuse to give it up or upgrade the OS. With that said, my one pet peeve is that the Calendar doesn't offer the same search option as OS 6. Since I have numerous appointments, reminders, anniversaries, recurring events, and birthdays, having an integrated search option is...

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Common freestyles at the BlackBerry booth during CES 2011

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the cooler things the BlackBerry booth at CES 2011 had to offer (aside from the Playbook obviously) was the celebrity interviews they conducted. We sat in on both Adrian Grenier and Olivia Wilde, but I must say the best came from Common as he dropped this great freestyle on BlackBerry. He certainly worked in some love for a variety of devices...

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Poll: Verizon users - Will you ditch your BlackBerry for an iPhone 4?

Poll: Verizon users - Will you ditch your BlackBerry for an iPhone 4?

  Verizon users: Will you be dropping your BlackBerry for an iPhone 4?online survey   Well the announcement has finally come and Verizon will indeed be getting the iPhone 4. It's been a long time coming, but for some the long wait is finally over. Starting next month, Verizon users will be able to get their hands on an iPhone 4. With the latest addition, Verizon now has plenty of...

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Poynt for BlackBerry adds local event feature for North America

Poynt for BlackBerry adds local event feature for North America

Location based Poynt has just stepped things up with the addition of local events search. Now users can search locally for events in their area right in the app. Search by performer, venue, date or category - even festivals and sporting events are included. Once you find an event, Poynt will display all the info you need and even provide turn-by-turn directions. Want to mark the event or send...

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Quick Tip – How to turn off data services

Quick Tip – How to turn off data services

  Hey folks, remember those cell phone bill shock commercials? You know, the ones where customers would faint, break furniture, or scream when finding a bill with extremely high charges. Those of you who travel internationally have probably felt the sticker shock from a large bill or two. Even those with international data and voice packages still pay higher rates than usual. When traveling...

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Contest Winners: MobileQs, 211 unlock codes from CellUnlock, and more!

Contest Winners: MobileQs, 211 unlock codes from CellUnlock, and more!

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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Review: Dipdive for BlackBerry

Review: Dipdive for BlackBerry

While many are looking to the future while CES is going on, I can’t help but look back as well. You hear of products being announced officially and unofficially; some stay in the spotlight, while others fade away. I was checking out the blog and going back to CES 2009, when Kevin gave us our first look at Dipdive. Dipdive takes social networking and entertainment and mashes them into an...

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How to set and edit sound profiles on your BlackBerry

How to set and edit sound profiles on your BlackBerry

  Customization. It's one of the things I always like to do first when I get myself a new BlackBerry. You can take two identical BlackBerry phones, and - through customization - get two very different experiences.  As BlackBerry users, we find a theme that best suits us, arrange icons to our liking and even set the font to something pleasing to the eye.  But a BlackBerry should be pleasing to...

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Diabetes affects over 200 million people worldwide and the numbers are only growing. As the daughter of a juvenile diabetic, the most important thing a diabetic can do is maintain control over their blood sugar levels. The first step is monitoring their insulin levels, weight, and what foods they eat. In the past, log books were used to track sugar levels before each meal, calories, foods...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Before we left CES 2011 we again sat down again with Ryan Bidan, the Senior Product Manager on the BlackBerry PlayBook team to work through a bunch of the questions we've been seeing here on CrackBerry related to the BlackBerry PlayBook. At the CES BlackBerry booth many of the same questions have been getting asked, so the Inside BlackBerry Blog did...

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Mike Lazaridis discusses BlackBerry "super phones" and RIM's 10 year plan

Mike Lazaridis discusses BlackBerry "super phones" and RIM's 10 year plan

The BlackBerry "Super Phone" is coming, just maybe not tomorrow. Mike Lazaridis sat down with PCMag at CES 2011 to discuss a bit about RIM's future and what we can expect in the coming years. During the interview Mike confirmed the plans to bring QNX to BlackBerry smartphones, but also said that current multi-core processors aren't quite what they need to make this happen. “Battery life, size...

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Visa Mobile app available for BlackBerry - Access money saving offers on your device!

Visa has released a new mobile application for BlackBerry to help you take advantage of special offers on shopping and services. The app is free and available in BlackBerry App World. Once you download it, you create your account from within the app. Choose which offer categories you want to see and you're all set; as they become available, the service sends merchant discounts and special...

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Built for BlackBerry accessories on display at CES 2011

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Following up on the announcement earlier this week of RIM's new Built for BlackBerry program, I stopped by the Built for BlackBerry section of the BlackBerry booth where some of the new 3rd party accessories from Built for BlackBerry vendors were on display. Check out the video above for a quick look! I have to say, I'm really excited for the...

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