Blinding Lights and Deafening Sound – MailTones and BeBuzz on your BlackBerry

Blinding Lights and Deafening Sound – MailTones and BeBuzz on your BlackBerry

Beep beep! Ding dong, ding dong! Bzzzzzz Bzzzzzz! It’s amazing how we respond to these sounds if they came from our BlackBerrys. Not unlike Pavlov’s dogs, we do our own salivating; in this case, it’s not for food, but for messages, calls and such. Our ears are trained to notice the familiar notification tones we have set up. For those who watched House this week- how many of you looked in the...

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Yahoo! Announces Mobile Site for 2010 Winter Olympics Coverage

Yahoo! Announces Mobile Site for 2010 Winter Olympics Coverage

If you're looking to keep up with the 2010 Winter Olympics from your BlackBerry, you're in luck. Yahoo! has announced a dedicated mobile site with up-to-the-minute updates for the duration of the games. By heading to m.yahoo.com/olympics, you'll be able to get live results, schedules, medal counts, news, photos and more. The site will show you instant results from all the events so you can...

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Smartphone Round Robin Wrap Up: Contest Winners Announced and Some Closing Thoughts...

Our third annual Smartphone Round Robin has finally come to an end, which means there only two things left to do - announce the winners of some sweet new smartphones (find the winners at the bottom of this post) and say farewell until next year with some final thoughts... Back on the Crack and Loving It! If you missed any of this year's Round Robin posts, be sure to jump over to our Latest...

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Stimulus Program Provides Free BlackBerry Smartphones to Help Quit Smoking

It appears that Washington DC has started up a recent program set to cost $977,346 that will provide smokers with BlackBerry Smartphones (CNN - I forgive you for writing "BlackBerries" and not "BlackBerry Smartphones") in hopes of helping them quit. The plan is run by the American Legacy foundation, and the idea behind it is that smokers will have a 24/7 line to get support while trying to...

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Oratio BlackBerry Screen Reader App For The Blind And Visually Impaired

As a follow up to our discussion on the CrackBerry podcast. Humanware has released the Oratio screen reader application for the visually impaired and blind. Having worked closely with Research In Motion, Humanware has created Oratio from the ground up in an effort to bring better offerings to the blind and visually impaired in the BlackBerry department. Oratio allows visually impaired...

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Woman Saved by Bullet-Stopping BlackBerry

Its true that every once in a while BlackBerry stories come along that aren't totally tech-related ... well here's one for the books. Inside an Ohio restaurant, a woman was saved by her BlackBerry after a gun accidentally discharged. Anthony Holtvogt and his girlfriend were preparing to leave the establishment when the .32 caliber weapon discharged and landed dead-center on his girlfriends...

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Research In Motion Launches BlackBerry Academic Program

Research In Motion Launches BlackBerry Academic Program

Looking to get BlackBerry ceritfied? Research In Motion is looking at better ways to get folks BlackBerry prepared for BlackBerry certification by launching their BlackBerry Academic Program. This is a chance for educational institutions to offer BlackBerry training solutions to their attending students. The positioning looks like this: "With the BlackBerry® Academic Program, your academic...

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Get Your Valentine's Day Groove On with Slacker Radio Love Stations - 10 Subscriptions Up for Grabs!

  Nothing says "I love you" like a good love song. To help get you in the Valentine's Day spirit, Slacker Radio has some great stations for you to get into your love groove. In addition to creating your own romantic mega-mix, you can check out some of Slacker's stations featuring Love Songs, Rock Ballads and even Broken Hearts. You can stream music right from your device and help make your...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.484 For The BlackBerry Storm 9500

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.484 For The BlackBerry Storm 9500

Been a while since we seen a Storm OS leak. The folks over at BerryReview got their hands on OS 5.0.0.484 for you all to check out. If you got a 9500 and plan on loading this up, be sure to leave some comments here and in the forums on how it's working out for ya. As always, caution advised as it is a leaked OS and be sure to back up your data. *OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is...

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Create Simple or Complex Filters on your BlackBerry with MailRuleManager - 25 Free Copies!

MailRuleManager is a great solution to filter your precious email on your BlackBerry. The application allows you to apply 16 different types of conditions, such as filtering by subject, sender, specific email account, key word in subject, and many more. In each filter you can set an action to be taken, wether you want that filter to automatically delete the message, forward the email, or even...

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Happy Valentine's Day Helps You Get One on One With Your Loved Ones - Contest for Free Software Bundle!

Twinkler Software has brought us a new app just in time for Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day is integrated into your device's options menu. Upon opening, you select an image, audio file, and save. The next time you open the app it will display your image, while playing your preselected audio in the background. This is when you pass the device on to your nearby sweetheart, promoting that...

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Official OS 5.0.0.484 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 Now Available from Sprint

Hot off the presses - Sprint has become the next carrier to officially launch OS 5.0 for the Tour 9630. Reports are flying in that the download is currently available via Desktop Mananger for Sprint Customers, and devices will be upgraded to OS 5.0.0.484. This leaves Big Red as one of the few carriers to still not drop an official 5.0 for the Tour. No download link listed just yet, but it...

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The Missing Sync For BlackBerry Updated To Support OS 5.0 On Mac

The Missing Sync For BlackBerry Updated To Support OS 5.0 On Mac

Just in case you're not too fond of RIM's BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, The Missing Sync is still going strong with its updates to its Mac offerings. The latest editions to come from MarkSpace is the addition of support for OS 5.0 devices. For those unfamiliar, The Missing Sync allows you to sync your BlackBerry device with your Mac and even allows it to do so via Bluetooth. Calendars,...

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Google Buzz Takes Over Gmail Inboxes Everywhere But Brings No BlackBerry Support - Will You Use It?

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