Geek Pro: Make the notifications on your BlackBerry work for you

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Don't tell anybody, but I'm a bit of a geek. I frequently make technology perform in ways the average person would never consider. Others may ask why?, and my response is usually, "because I can." The true answer is that whatever supposedly "geeky" thing I'm doing also happens to be the most efficient and effective way of doing something; bonus...

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and the Winner of CrackBerry's BlackBerry PlayBook Twitter Contest is....

April 19th is here which means you can now head to the store and buy your very own BlackBerry PlayBook, but thanks to our PlayBook Twitter Contest one lucky person gets to win one. Thousands of tweets and retweets later... we now have our winner. Drumroll please...... and the Winner is..... John Passarella Big congrats John! I'll be sending you a tweet shortly so we can follow up and send...

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Contest: Tabphone by BBin - Bring PlayBook gestures to your BlackBerry Torch!

Whether you're getting a BlackBerry PlayBook or not, you've undoubtedly heard about the new gestures that RIM has implemented on the tablet. Well now you can have those same time saving gestures on your BlackBerry Torch with Tabphone from BBin! The top hidden dock is made visible by swiping down from the center top of the screen. A diagonal swipe from the top left corner shows your settings...

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Tech Insights tears down the BlackBerry PlayBook

Although there are a few tear downs circulating the web for the BlackBerry PlayBook, one common analysis of them all is that Research In Motion chose some great parts for their first foray in the tablet world. Tech Insights now has their tear down up and available for all to see, although they are still updating with a lot of information -- plus, whatever is in the reports that have not been...

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Leave a comment on this post and you could win an extended battery for your device! Sometimes it seems like you just can't make it through the day on a single charge. When you can't find a plag to plug in, that's when a spare or extended battery is the best thing to have. With our great selection of both extended batteries and standard OEM batteries you can find the right one for your device...

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AT&T confirms they are still testing BlackBerry Bridge

While  AT&T is still blocking BlackBerry Bridge at this point, they have at least offered up an official statement on the matter. In case you missed it - AT&T is currently preventing its customers from download BlackBerry Bridge to use with the PlayBook. It appears that they still want to do some testing with the app before releasing it to customers. Spokesman Seth Bloom said: AT...

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Poynt for the BlackBerry PlayBook

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Poynt is one of my favorite apps on my BlackBerry. It's always there when I need to check out local eateries or scope some movie times. I was excited to see it is available in App World for the PlayBook and quickly got it installed. The only downside for now is that GPS currently isn't working on the PlayBook - which poses a big problem for Poynt....

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We have 25 copies of Airy from Berry Glow Designs to give away! Keep reading to find out how to enter to win! Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tips and Tricks

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a pretty simple tablet to figure out. Running the BlackBerry Tablet OS that has been fully optimized and designed from the ground up for touchscreen input, just by opening your eyes and swiping, gesturing and tapping around you'll get a pretty good grasp of the device in no time. That said, as we've played with our PlayBooks we've discovered lots of little things that...

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There's no BBM app within the BlackBerry Bridge yet... but it should be there within a few weeks! When I was working on my BlackBerry PlayBook Review, the version of BlackBerry Bridge I was testing lacked BlackBerry Messenger. RIM said they were working hard to make it available for launch, but it looks like it didn't make it into the build that went gold certified for launch. I reached out...

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AT&T BlackBerry Bridge Download

While AT&T users can't officially download BlackBerry Bridge from App World, there is a solution. Thanks to our faithful members we have the latest version available for download OTA to your device. If you're an AT&T user looking to install BlackBerry Bridge, just head to the link below from your BlackBerry browser. The application will install and you'll be ready to go. We'll keep...

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*Update*: While BlackBerry Bridge may not be officially available from App World for AT&T users, you can check this post for a workaround and OTA download. Once installed, AT&T can't stop you. What the hell AT&T?! Lots of us will still buy Tethering plans. At least let us use the Bridge too! Much like many others I anxiously awoke this morning eager to try out BlackBerry Bridge...

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Launch Day Video: CrackBerry Kevin Buys His BlackBerry PlayBook!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] No, the lineup wasn't around the block, but a handful of eager people did show up for Best Buy's 7am early open time where I live so they could grab their PlayBook. I was there to buy mine too, and you can watch the video above to see the action unfold. It's pretty funny. Not only did the Best Buy girl put an end to my video recording, but I nearly...

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BlackBerry Bridge now appearing in BlackBerry App World

Considering the majority of folks have still yet to actually recieve their BlackBerry PlayBooks let us first say, there is seemingly some issues still with downloading BlackBerry Bridge from App World -- as in it's either not showing, showing as not supported or only installable via the online version of BlackBerry App World. If you see it there and are able to download it, then by all means...

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The day so many of us have been waiting for is finally here. It's April 19th, which means you can run to the store and pick up your brand spanking new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Unbox it, fondle it, power it up and play with it, then be sure to jump back onto CrackBerry.com. You'll want to sound off in our PlayBook forums and chime in on the official I Got My PlayBook...

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Contest winners: Privacy Star, a BlackBerry case, Spring Story, and tons of apps!

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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The Joy Of Tech takes on the BlackBerry PlayBook -- again

Here we are on the eve of the BlackBerry PlayBook launch and we figured we'd toss a little humor into the mix by posting up the above comic from the folks over at The Joy of Tech. This of course, isn't the first PlayBook comic they've done but this one adds a great twist on some of the most current events happening with Research In Motion. The reviews are out, the forums are filling up --...

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How to Wipe the OS on a BlackBerry PlayBook

PlayBook Video 101: How to Perform a Security Wipe (Return PlayBook to Factory Settings) on the PlayBook's BlackBerry Tablet OS [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We've already covered a ton of BlackBerry PlayBook 101 topics here on CrackBerry, so on the eve of the PlayBook's official launch I'm doing up one more... this time, we're looking at wiping the operating system on the...

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For the longest time, I took my BlackBerrys camera and picture folder for granted. Don’t get me wrong, I loved being able to capture life’s precious moments and hold them dear to my heart (while in my pocket or in a holster). I’m referring to what I did with the images from there. If I wanted to do any tweaking to them, I would always transfer them to my laptop and get to work with Photoshop....

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