Hurricane Sandy is set to hit here in NJ in the next few hours, so I'm about to hunker down and hope for the best. If you're in the path like I am, hopefully you're fully prepared. I've gathered up a few apps to help you make it through, so if you do lose power, hopefully you'll still have your phone and PlayBook charged up to help you out. As always, if you have any suggestions of news apps/games be sure to leave them in the comments. To everyone in the way of Sandy -- be safe!!
While this one isn't new, it does top my list this week due to the hurricane. The FEMA app is available for both phones and tablets and can be a huge help in an emergency. The app features an emergency checklist, emergency location planning, and more. It's better to have it than not, plus it's free.
If you're a hotels.com user, their new app for BlackBerry is pretty handy. You can view over 150,000 hotels, access last minute deals, access your reservations and much more. The app is free and if you're a big traveler and book your own hotels, it can be a real lifesaver.
Pacman? Yes, Pacman. There have been quite a few incarnations of this old-school game on BlackBerry and this is the latest. There isn't really much to say here - if you've played it before then you know how it works. It's free, it's Pacman. Go get it.
If you need to keep your kids occupied on Thanksgiving (or any time really) then this is for you. Thanksgiving Games is a 5-in-1 app that features a jigsaw puzzle, shape puzzle, connect the dot, memory game and scratch game. The games help children learn shapes, numbers and more. Free in BlackBerry App World.