Ever been watching a video clip on your BlackBerry device and wish that you could take a screen shot of the scene to post to Twitter or send to a friend? Previously, this was no easy task and users would have to try and pause the video at the correct point, and then screen shot that after waiting for the on screen information to disappear. Luckily these days are gone as VideoShots allows...

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Backup and restore data using BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6

Backup and restore data using BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6

As a BlackBerry addict the most important thing to remember is to backup your personal data. You never know when you might upgrade the operating system, switch to a new device, or need to restore a nuked BlackBerry. I'm going to walk you through the process using RIM's Desktop software. It allows you to back up and restore your device data including address book, calendar, messages (SMS, MMS,...

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Boost Mobile adds BlackBerry Curve 8530 to lineup

Boost Mobile adds BlackBerry Curve 8530 to lineup

Starting October 14th, Boost Mobile will be adding the Curve 8530 to its current lineup of BlackBerry Smartphones. The $249 device can be paired with a $60 unlimited plan that includes email, voice, text and web. The Curve 8530 features an optical trackpad, media buttons, full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, GPS and more. With its no-contract plans, Boost rings in at one of the lowest priced as...

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Free CB Wallpaper Changer App Now Available in App World!

Free CB Wallpaper Changer App Now Available in App World!

Download: Free CB Wallpaper Changer | Wallpaper Changer Pro w/ CB Wallpapers Here's some great news for all you App World users out there... the uber-popular and FREE CrackBerry Wallpaper Changer App is now available in App World. If you haven't given this one a try yet, do yourself a favor and download it now. The app pulls in wallpapers from our user-contributed galleries and offers a...

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Contest: PC-Keypad by Afandi Apps - 50 free copies available!

Contest: PC-Keypad by Afandi Apps - 50 free copies available!

PC-Keypad is a new application from Afandi Apps that is designed to be used in combination with your computer. Using a USB connection, you can use your computer keyboard to control your BlackBerry and navigate through menus, or to type messages and e-mails. PC-Keypad differs from similar apps in that your BlackBerry screen is not projected onto your computer screen, so you do need to be able to...

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Made Simple Learning releases 2nd editions of Storm2, Bold and Curve books

Made Simple Learning has just released the 2nd editions of their popular Bold, Curve and Storm2 learning books. The books have been updated with new tips and trips, updated index and current screenshots and are now published under Apress (The 2nd edition of our CrackBerry book has been picked up by Apress too and is on the way!). These three books are some of the most popular in the Made...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.979

Leaked: BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.979

Ouch! Ya, no joke. This one hurts just a little to have to post it but, it is what it is. OS 5.0.0.979 has just popped up for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. As always, you know the drill. Back up your data and of course report what's new and what's broken on the comments or in the forums. Next up OS 6? Come on! *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as...

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Official OS 6.0.0.246 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 now available from AT&T

Following in the footsteps of both Rogers and Telus, AT&T today released OS 6.0.0.246 for the Torch 9800. The update brings some goods and some bads according to users, so give it a whirl and see what you like. This version was leaked a while back with mixed results. As always, use caution when installing any OS. Download from the link below or update through Desktop Manager. Download OS...

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Leaked: OS 6.0.0.280 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

Leaked: OS 6.0.0.280 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330

No, sorry folks it's not for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 but, it's still a treat for those out there that have a BlackBerry Curve 3G (9330). OS 6.0.0.280 has just dropped and while it's not an official OS it's still nice to see it. Be sure to back up your data before you load this one up folks and of course, be sure to post any feedback. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an...

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Leaked: BlackBerry Bold 9650 OS 6.0.0.280

Leaked: BlackBerry Bold 9650 OS 6.0.0.280

Been looking for an OS higher then 6.0.0.222 for your BlackBerry Bold 9650? Sure you have. Now, go grab the download and remember this one is not a final release so you're on your own. Be sure to back up your data folks. Report back on any bugs and such in the comments. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your...

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Get 50% off all Hedone Design themes until October 7th!

Get 50% off all Hedone Design themes until October 7th!

The CrackBerry Awards for this year are now over but, the fun of the awards hasn't yet stopped. Hedone Design took home the CrackBerry Award for Theme Developer of the Year and as thanks for all the love and support Hedone has placed all his themes on sale. From now, until October 7th when you use the coupon code "CBDOY2010" on the CrackBerry App Store you'll get 50% off the original price. Be...

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If you haven't heard of BuddyGuard Pro, it is a great app for your BlackBerry that provides a bunch of cool security features. Using the app you can remotely access your device using SMS or email commands. Use BuddyGuard to remotely wipe or lock your device, locate a lost device via GPS, backup your contacts and more. Verison 1.5 brings some new updates including: Added Panic Alert feature,...

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Custom BBM avatars change face when highlighted

Custom BBM avatars change face when highlighted

The wonders of BlackBerry Messenger never cease to amaze me. Most recently I noticed a few of my contacts had some fancy avatars that when highlighted change to a different image. Most notably they look like a standard icon, then change to Superman, Spiderman or some other superhero type when you move over them. Very cool and very odd at the same time. After some recon I came across this...

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Review: BlackBerry Podcasts

Review: BlackBerry Podcasts

The CrackBerry Podcast is featured this week in the BlackBerry Podcast App featured carousel. Download it here to listen to our BlackBerry PlayBook podcast now! For many things in life; the old saying, "You get what you pay for," holds true. Computers, DVD's, and car insurance come to mind. But the same cannot be said of Research in Motion's BlackBerry Podcasts app. Available at no charge...

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Get Call Control for BlackBerry free for a limited time!

Get Call Control for BlackBerry free for a limited time!

Call Control is a great app that blocks unwanted calls to your BlackBerry. You can manually blacklist specific numbers and the app includes a preset list of blocked numbers as well that has been generated from user reports. Call Control blocks spam calls, telemarketers and more with no effort on your end after the initial setup. Now through midnight Wednesday you can get Call Control free with...

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Let's Be Friends [Hit Me Up On The BBM] tears up the BBM song charts

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] It seems like a weekly thing now (which isn't so bad) and here we have another BBM song for your listening pleasure. This one is by Breeze and SP and called Let's Be Friends [Hit Me Up On The BBM]. I watched the entire video for this one and I have to say it is definitely one of my favorites to date. Check it out for yourself (the actual song starts...

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BlackBerry shopping apps head to head - Shopper takes on OurGroceries

BlackBerry shopping apps head to head - Shopper takes on OurGroceries

With five people in our household, someone always needs something from the store.  I tried the magnetic “Grocery List” pad on the fridge but invariably something was always left off because one person or another forgot to add it.  When I originally saw the shopping list applications in BlackBerry App World, my only real thought was “Yay, no silly piece of paper to carry around anymore.” I only...

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Contest Winners - AppleBerry Suite, BANdroid, Fast Scroll, and Simplified!

Contest Winners - AppleBerry Suite, BANdroid, Fast Scroll, and Simplified!

Here are the winners from last weeks 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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Riz performs Ping Me Baby live from the DevCon10 [video]

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A little surprise popped up for those in attendence at the BlackBerry DevCon10 party. Riz, creator of the insanely catchy hit Ping Me Baby was there to perform live. Honestly, I missed the performance live so glad to see that it was caught on video. Check it out and don't forget you can grab the ringtone from the CrackBerry ringtone gallery as well...

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Sccope announces limited time price cut for BlackBerry Smartphone users

Sccope, winners of the CrackBerry Editors Choice Award have just announced a great deal for BlackBerry Smartphone users. For the next 10 days you can now get the application for only $1.99 US. As noted in the press release: Sccope won an Editor's Choice CrackBerry Award for its BlackBerry app at the BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco last week. The Crackberry Editor's choice...

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