Review: PowerMat Wireless Charging System for BlackBerry Bold 9700 Series

Are you looking for a better way to charge your BlackBerry? The charging cable it comes with does the job, but it's not very exciting, and you have to keep up with that cable and manually plug in your device. I wanted something simple, and yet fun and cool at the same time. Is it even possible to have something be fun and cool when charging your BlackBerry? Absolutely! Continue reading and let...

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Spending too much time sorting through your call log? Try PhoneCallNotes

Oh the mighty call log- keeper of call history and call times. You have been there time and again when I needed access to numbers, but didn’t want to dial or access my address book. You help house any notes I may need to make on each call. As much as I love you, I do have a couple of bones to pick with you; you take up memory on my BlackBerry and you are a pain with regards to coming up with a...

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CrackBerry reader Blake does BlackBerry Rap

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It's been a bit since we've had a good BlackBerry song come into the tip line, but Blake sent this in today and it made my day. While many users out there love their BlackBerry, it's not often they choose to sing about it and throw it up on YouTube, but Blake did just that. Through his original rap, Blake drops his praises of BlackBerry and disses...

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Bill Tracker for BlackBerry

Between my job here at CrackBerry, working at a day care facility, husband's work social functions, three children and all their activities as well as taking care of the three family pets, I occasionally mess up & forget something I was supposed to do. None of this is more aggravating then when it is a bill I needed to pay and didn't. We all know in today's economy one missed bill incurs...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Another leaked OS for you all from the forums, this time the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 gets the love. As usual, be careful when updating your device and be sure to make a backup before loading this one up. Thanks, Ryo-Kun! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose to install, do so at your own...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800

Yesterday we saw OS 6.0.0.534 leak for the Bold 9780 and now it has appeared for the Torch 9800 as well. This one freshly leaked so no reports on whats good just yet, so if you install be sure to swing by the forums with your findings. As usual, be careful when updating your device and be sure to make a backup before loading this one up. Thanks, Ryo-Kun! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in...

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If you've been following along with us since the BlackBerry PlayBook rumors started, then the name TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) will be a familiar one. If it's not ringing any bells, then we'll just say they are now most commonly known for developing portions of the BlackBerry PlayBooks user interface -- except, this information is slightly misdirected. As it turns out, TAT's involvement in the...

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BlackBerry Traffic v2.0 now available

BlackBerry Traffic has spent a bit of time being overhauled and we had a few updates in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Today RIM has officially released the latest version in BlackBerry App World. The new version includes and updated UI as well as maneuver guidance, essentially giving you turn-by-turn directions from within the app. New features include: Complete UI revamp – You asked for it, you...

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Leaked OS 6.0.0.534 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780

A few days ago we saw OS 6.0.0.534 leak for the Bold 9700 and today it's popped up for the Bold 9780 as well. This one is brand new so no reports on whats good just yet, so if you install be sure to swing by the forums with your findings. As usual, be careful when updating your device .. always. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Icon Reference

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Don't know what that icon on your PlayBook means? Refer to this guide so you won't be left in the dark. If you're a bit confused as to what icon gets you where on your BlackBerry PlayBook, hopefully this will help clear things up a bit. There are tons of naviagtion icons on the device and with plenty of 3rd party apps there will only be more on the way. So check out...

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If you've ever had an issue with a BlackBerry smartphone that required warranty service then you'll likely know that the process for getting an exchange is typically always handled by your carrier. Of course, that only comes after they have you reload your OS 3 or 4 times for an issue you clearly stated that was something totally unrelated to the OS. Frustrating to say the least -- but, we can...

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QuickBubble version 1.5.0.3 pops up - 50 copies to be won!

Way back in August of last year, I had a look at an application called QuickBubble. The application focused on features we would typically see in two more popular types of apps – a message popup notification system (email and SMS) and a provider of shortcuts to more frequently used commands (create a new contact, calendar appointment, memo entry or email). The developers were extremely quick...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Personalizing your BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry 101: BlackBerry PlayBook Personalization The BlackBerry PlayBook is yours (or soon will be) so of course you need to make it your own. Just like your BlackBerry Smartphone you can change up the settings, wallpaper and other options to tweak things to your liking. While you can't go crazy (just yet anyway) with themes and the like, you can play around a bit to make your PlayBook...

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If you were one of the select BlackBerry Beta Zone members chosen to test out BlackBerry Radio, then you'll be happy to hear it's been updated to v1.0.0.41. If you haven't heard of BlackBerry Radio, it is a radio station discovery application that integrates and streams some of your favorite digital radio stations (Corus, Slacker) all in one place for easy access. It even gives you the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Software Update

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Check out this guide for help on how to update the software on your BlackBerry PlayBook. [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] When you first fire up your BlackBerry PlayBook you'll be required to do a software update. It doesn't take too long but it gets you the latest software so you're up to date. Updating the software is easy and only requires a few steps,...

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BlackBerry PlayBook 101: Setting Up Video Chat

BlackBerry PlayBook 101: How to setup Video Chat on your BlackBerry PlayBook The BlackBerry PlayBook brings some awesome new features that we as BlackBerry users have never used on the platform before. Perhaps one of the biggest is video chat. While we haven't actually been able to play with it at all, we have briefly seen it on devices. Kevin came across it during CTIA and nearly had it...

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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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Adobe has been working very closely with Research in Motion for the past little while, so we really can't say we're surprised at the information they just announced surrounding the Photoshop Touch software development kit. The SDK works in conjunction with Photoshop CS5 and a new scripting engine that lets Android, BlackBerry and iOS tablets to interact with Photoshop on the desktop. iOS...

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Beat boredom and challenge your mind with Jigsaw Plus by Spice Labs

After a long day's work, there are times where you just need to sit back, relax, and play a game to take your mind off things. Jigsaw Plus by Spice is one of those games. Based upon the classic puzzle-piece brain teaser, Jigsaw makes my long and unbearable train ride fly right by.   Jigsaw Plus is a jigsaw puzzle game where you choose the difficulty level and select your puzzle from a...

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