[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Topics like mobile phone radiation are always controversial, but if you're in the camp that believes there is a legitimate health risk associated with spending too much time on your BlackBerry you will be happy to know that the folks at Tawkon have released a free ad-supported version of their app. If you didn't see our original blog post about...

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HoneyBerry by WJD Designs - Replicate the Android Honeycomb OS on your BlackBerry! 25 copies to be won!

This was a big week for Google as they held their long awaited Android 3.0 Honeycomb event on Wednesday. While this may be an OS for Android tablets, that doesn't mean you can't replicate the look and feel of it on your BlackBerry smartphone! WJD Designs has handcrafted a beautiful new theme appropriately titled HoneyBerry to do just that. The HoneyBerry UI was built from the ground up, and...

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Funambol answers the call for 'MobileMe-like' service for BlackBerry

Funambol answers the call for 'MobileMe-like' service for BlackBerry

There is a growing need for wireless synchronization. Besides the obvious solution that goes by the name of BES (and the free BES Express), many companies have thrown their hat into the ring to provide users a way to feed that need. Some offer only contact, calendar and email synchronization, others offer only access to files. Today, the folks at Funambol decided to toss their own hat in and...

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BlackBerry App World down for you? You're not alone

BlackBerry App World down for you? You're not alone

  Having issues with logging into BlackBerry App World today? You're not alone. Many users have been reporting seeing the above error when logging in today or some other variation of. We're not positive as to when it started or when it will be back up. Although, at some point it did seem as though it was back then it went down again. We'll keep you all updated on this when it does come back up...

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Review: Rhapsody for BlackBerry

Review: Rhapsody for BlackBerry

Back in December of 2001, Rhapsody was launched. Rhapsody is a vast music service, based on online subscriptions. Users are able to stream music from their vast catalogue, but they can also choose to purchase 256 kbps CBR MP3s for sale. The majority choose the streaming option. Why you ask? Imagine having access to a catalogue of 11 million songs of various genres, whenever you want, for as...

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How do you use your BlackBerry: How do you access Universal Search?

How do you use your BlackBerry: How do you access Universal Search?

  How do you access Universal Search?online surveys   To tie in with our quick tip from yesterday I was curious to know just how OS6 users access Universal Search. I've swapped methods more than a few times, but now I seem to stick to the shortcut key. Out of the box on OS6 devices you can access Universal Search just by typing on the keyboard, but as I found out a few weeks into my OS6...

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In "honor" of tax season, the folks at Xpressions are giving away 25 free licenses for their VQ Mileage Tracker app. This app automatically tracks your mileage every time you drive and also captures date, time, distance, start address, end address and other log info for you. VQ Mileage Tracker is a CrackBerry fan favorite, along with VQ CarFinder which automatically remembers where you parked...

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New BlackBerry Radio radio station discovery app hitting the Beta Zone today in limited release

We got a note from RIM this morning letting us know about a new app they will be debuting in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Later today, select Beta Zone users in the US will get to try out BlackBerry Radio, which is a radio station discovery app. According to RIM, "this app is a one stop shop for downloading your favorite radio services. Whether you're in the mood for pop, rock or jazz, your radio...

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BlackBerry PlayBook caught on video showing off portrait mode!

BlackBerry PlayBook caught on video showing off portrait mode!

It's real! We've been told since day one that the BlackBerry PlayBook will hit the market with both landscape and portait orientations working in full effect (they better be!), but to date we've never actually seen it display the OS in portrait orientation in real live action. Of course, we've seen some photos showing this off on the BlackBerry.com website, but that's easy to do in photoshop...

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BlackBerry Torch Made Simple now available - 5 copies to be won!

BlackBerry Torch Made Simple now available - 5 copies to be won!

Made Simple Learning today has released their latest BlackBerry help book BlackBerry Torch Made Simple. This is the next in line in the great series of Made Simple books that help you get to know your new BlackBerry. If you're a new Torch user, this book can help you get started and teach you things like shortcuts, tips and tricks, multimedia, music sync and much, much more. There are over 500...

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Bubble Birds Premium by Ximad now available for BlackBerry Smartphones

Bubble Birds Premium by Ximad now available for BlackBerry Smartphones

Everyone loves a good game, and the classics never die - they just get reborn into different variations. I'm sure you're all familiar with the popular bubble popping style game. Bubble Birds by Ximad is a game of this sort. In this case, the bubbles are brightly colored birds. Game play is simple: match up three or more birds of the same color and they are eliminated from the screen. Rainbow...

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Refer a friend to SmrtGuard and win a BlackBerry Torch

Refer a friend to SmrtGuard and win a BlackBerry Torch

Like SmrtGuard? Want to win a BlackBerry Torch? The guys at SmrtGuard are offering up a free Torch during their Refer a Friend contest. To get in on the fun you simply need to get friends to install SmrtGuard (following the instructions below). A daily scoreboard will keep track of the leaders so you can keep up with your status. Whoever refers the most people will win a BlackBerry Torch, and...

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Skype Mobile for BlackBerry updated to v1.4.0.7

Skype Mobile for BlackBerry updated to v1.4.0.7

Not sure how many of you all out there are making use of Skype Mobile on your devices but if you are, you'll want to hit the Skype Mobile download page to ensure you have the latest version installed. It appears Skype Mobile has now released an update, letting loose v1.4.0.7. Sadly, at this time we have no change log or anything to go by but users in the forums are suggesting that it's just...

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod!

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod!

Contest: Charge your device in style with a BlackBerry Charging Pod. Leave a comment to win! When I think of accessories for BlackBerry, I always come back to the BlackBerry Charging Pod. By far one of my favorite and most used accessories, it has definitely got the most use out of all my other BlackBerry goodies. Use Bedside Mode on your nightstand to view your clock and disable alerts at...

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Quick Tip: Customize your Universal Search results in OS6

Quick Tip: Customize your Universal Search results in OS6

If you're a big fan of Universal Search in OS6 you'll know that it can be a valuable tool. Getting to things quicky an easily just by typing a few letters is great. The one thing I didn't like however was that there were tons of results for things I didn't care to see -- like music (since I have none on my device), YouTube, podcasts and bookmarks. I loving using Universal Search, but having...

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Keep track of upcoming events with CountDown Icon for BlackBerry

I've always been a fan of counting down to big events. Vacations, birthdays, weddings or what have you, I'm the guy who stuck the countdown timer on his Myspace page. I've tried many ways of keeping track of what events are coming up but sometimes things just get lost in the shuffle. Yesteday I came across a very cool app in the CrackBerry App Store that will solve all my countdown woes....

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BlackBerry App World 2.1.0.39 now available for download

BlackBerry App World 2.1.0.39 now available for download

BlackBerry App World has received another official update and is now available for download. This version has been in the Beta Zone for a few weeks and comes in the form of 2.1.0.39. Some new features in this go including: In-app Payments - App World 2.1 includes support for in-app payments. How does this change the way you interact with certain paid applications as a developer or as a...

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Poynt running on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Poynt running on the BlackBerry PlayBook

The last few weeks there have been loads of apps cranked out by BlackBerry devs across the world for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook. We've seen a few here and there and things definitely look impressive thus far. I was overjoyed when I saw one of my "go to" BlackBerry apps was spotted running on the tablet OS as well. Poynt is being ported for PlayBook and is shaping up to be even better...

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ZonaSnap screen capture utility updated to v2.0.5

ZonaSnap screen capture utility updated to v2.0.5

ZonaSnap is one of my favorite and most frequently used BlackBerry applications. This simple app allows you to easily take screenshots and share them in a variety of ways. ZonaSnap, developed by Javiergv of ZonaBlackBerry, was recently updated to v2.0.5 and there are quite a few changes that are worth mentioning. See the full list of features below. The full version of ZonaSnap costs $1.99...

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