Free Cowbell app from Bell to help cheer on Team Canada

Free Cowbell app from Bell to help cheer on Team Canada

When you hear the word cowbell, you can’t help but think of the classic SNL sketch featuring Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken. I think the world would be a better place with more cowbell, especially the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Bell thought so too, in fact they said: “If we’re going to win more medals, we’re going to need more cowbell!” So c’mon you Canuckleheads, support Team...

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RealPlayer SP Video Converter Now Available For Mac

RealPlayer SP Video Converter Now Available For Mac

Having been a user of RealPlayer SP's video conversion tool for a while now, I can say it's quite a handy application to have installed. The application it's self allows you to download videos direct from your browser and have them then converted to file formats which are compatible with multiple devices. BlackBerry, iPhone, iPods even PSP if you do so choose. The end result of conversions is...

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Contest: Show Your BlackBerry Some Love This Valentine's Day.. Win a Free Schlage LiNK Starter Kit & 3 Mo. Free Service!

You love your BlackBerry... why not give it a special treat for Valentine's Day - the Schlage LiNK System & App! The Schlage LiNK App allows you to control you home, security, and energy from anywhere through the Schlage LiNK mobile application. For the person looking for control, convenience, and peace of mind, giving their Blackberry the Schlage LiNK App is a true sign of love, not...

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Official OS 5.0.0.461 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Official OS 5.0.0.461 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

I guess a few carriers were in cahoots on this one, and it looks like they all decided to release OS 5.0.0.461 for the Curve 8900 at the same time. Carriers Cosmote, Globul, Jersey Telecom, Mobiltel and Sunrise have all released an official version. You can hit up the links below to download from any one of them (just delete the vendor.xml file if the carrier is not your own) and get in on the...

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BlackBerry Application User Interface Design Webinar February 16th

BlackBerry Application User Interface Design Webinar February 16th

Research In Motion will once again be holding a webinar for all. The focus this time around will be on application user interface design. In other words, how to make your applications look great and appealing, all the while remaining functional and fitting with the flow of the BlackBerry design core. The Small Screens, Big Dreams: a Detail-Oriented Approach to BlackBerry Application User...

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Didiom Pro Streams Your Audio Collection to Your Device - Win 1 of 100 Free Subscriptions!

  Didiom Pro may seem like your everyday streaming music app at first glance, but its not. Didiom Pro lets you stream your personal audio collection from your PC to your device over 3G and Wifi. You can stream music, podcasts, audiobooks or any other audio stored on your computer, and also download the items to your device for offline listening. Didiom Pro requires an application to be...

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Twinkler Software 20% Off Valentines Day Sale

To celebrate Valentines Day, Twinkler Software is having a 20% sale on all of their great BlackBerry applications. Now through February 14th you can pick up AddContactX, AddOnis, InstantLog, NotifyX, SendX and WiFi Hero for a cool 20% off. A good discount to grab a new app for that special someone for Valentines Day. All the prices are discounted in the CrackBerry App Store, so jump in and...

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IM+ For Skype Offers Free WiFi Calling From Your BlackBerry; Deal of the Day: Save 50% on IM+ for Skype Today Only!

A few days ago Shape Services released an updated version of their IM+ Skype applicationt, this time around touting its offerings of free WiFi calling from your BlackBerry utilizing Skype. Given in the past applications like this have used a SkypeOut/SkypeIn call back feature users often found that while the calls were free, they were also using their minutes up when placing these calls. Not...

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Pocket Blu: Use Your BlackBerry To Interact With Your Blu-ray Player

When we first heard about the idea of our BlackBerry devices communicating with our Blu-ray players it came in the way of "Blu-ray Extras". While I really cannot find any information on what happened with that app, Pocket Blu just released a BlackBerry compatible app that seems to offer quite a bit in the way of functionality. You can use your BlackBerry smartphone as a remote to view content...

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So Who Really Won the Big Game on Sunday: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint? Root Wireless Reports...

Back at CES we told you about Root Wireless and their mission of reporting on carrier network performance using data collected from real users. In case you missed that post, be sure to check out the video here. An event like the SuperBowl puts a whole lot of cell phone users in place, so the folks at Root Wireless decided this would be a good instance to see just how well each carrier...

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BlackBerry Accessory Roundup: One Free OtterBox Commuter Case Up for Grabs!

BlackBerry Accessory Roundup: One Free OtterBox Commuter Case Up for Grabs!

This Week's Featured Item: OtterBox Commuter Series Case for the Storm2 Last week we all saw Adam's charging pod he can't live without, and the week before Kevin's extended battery review (big shock he needs one of those huh?). This week's featured accessory is one that I have grown to love, the Otterbox cases. Otterbox has been around for quite some time now, making cases that date back to...

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BlackBerry Security: Compromised Or Slightly Over Blown?

BlackBerry Security: Compromised Or Slightly Over Blown?

The internet is buzzing lately regarding the recent annoucement of a proof of concept spyware presentation that was delivered at ShmooCon2010 by the folks over at Veracode. The concept video and presentation shows how a BlackBerry device could basically be overtaken by simply installing an application, which allows for all sorts of nasty to happen. Emails forwarded, text messages forwarded...

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BlackBerry App: ReportAway! for FreshBooks

BlackBerry App: ReportAway! for FreshBooks

Freshbooks. If you haven’t heard of Freshbooks before, it’s known as “The Leader of Online Invoicing”. It’s an extremely beneficial business tool, especially for those who are looking for any type of outside sales or field service automation. Unfortunately, not everyone is on board with this type of service and some are still using manual invoices, stacks of paper and other handwritten forms...

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Grooveshark For BlackBerry Updated To v1.0.7

Grooveshark For BlackBerry Updated To v1.0.7

Grooveshark, the premium streaming music application we looked at previously has rolled out an update recently. Sadly, no changelog was issued with the release but users opening up the application were indeed, prompted to download what is now v1.0.7. Seems a lot of T-Mobile users were having issues with getting the application to work previously, so maybe you'll want to give this version a...

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BlackBerry Tour Gets a Guest Spot on 'House'

BlackBerry Tour Gets a Guest Spot on 'House'

While watching House M.D. last night as part of my lazy Monday night, I was excited to see our good friend the BlackBerry Tour 9630 had a guest spot for most of the show. Right from the start, Lisa Edelstien's character showed she is a true CrackBerry Abuser as her precious Tour rarely left her sight (or her hand for that matter) for most of the show). As her alarm clock rang at 5am (which she...

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Contest Reminder: Developers Survey and Round Robin

Contest Reminder: Developers Survey and Round Robin

It's been a little contest crazy around CrackBerry lately, but that's ok.... we are mixing the giveaways in with a bunch of quality content and I haven't heard anybody complaining about chances to win free stuff yet :) That said, there are a couple deadlines approaching we wanted to make quick note of again here on the blogs: The Developer Survey we mentioned last week is still running...

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Official OS 5.0.0.464 For The BlackBerry Bold 9000 Released

Official OS 5.0.0.464 For The BlackBerry Bold 9000 Released

Here we go with another official carrier release of OS 5.0. No folks, it's not from AT&T it's actually from Zain Kuwait. OS 5.0.0.464 as we seen leaked not that long ago has gone all official like, so if you are wanting to grab the download you can do so from their BlackBerry download website. By the time AT&T gets around to releasing 5.0, we'll be wondering where OS 6.0 is at I'd say...

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BerrySki Winter Olympics Giveaway- 10 Free Licenses

BerrySki Winter Olympics Giveaway- 10 Free Licenses

A while back, I posted on an application called BerrySki. This app uses your BlackBerry's GPS to help you view, navigate, track, and record your treks through your favorite ski resorts. In honor of the upcoming Winter Olympics, the folks over at BerrySki are giving away 10 Season Passes for your favorite North American Resort. If you are a skier/snowboarder you should definitely check out this...

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Contest Winners: CellUnlock, BerryWeather, TyperSpeed and more!

Contest Winners: CellUnlock, BerryWeather, TyperSpeed and more!

Here we are again with more spoils for the winners. CellUnlock, BerryWeather, TyperSpeed and more were the hot ones this week, so lets get down to it. We've already started off the fun for this week with some WorldMate Gold subscriptions, a free Animated Space Theme and one of our biggest contests ever. Hit the jump for the full list of winners - congrats! CRACKBERRY CONTEST WINNERS! *...

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