Articles by James Richardson

For a limited time Enpass Password Manager gets a 50% price reduction

Once again, one of my most reliable apps, Enpass Password Manager, is on sale - with 50% off, for a limited time. We've featured Enpass before and although many BlackBerry 10 users may well use the native BlackBerry Password Keeper, Enpass has a bunch of additional features and is way superior if you ask me.

Impress your sweetheart with the BBM In Love Sticker Pack - available now

If you're feeling in the slightest bit romantic this weekend why not pick up the 'BBM In Love' Sticker Pack that I spotted in the BBM Shop this morning. As usual, this one may have shown up prior to today for some users, as strangely it seems a little hit and miss depending on region, but here in the UK it's now sitting in the shop loud and proud.

BeMaps 10 Pro updates with a major revamp of the UI, plus a ton of new transit features

If you're one of the folk that chooses to use BeMaps 10 Pro - with Google Maps, rather than the native BlackBerry Maps that comes pre-installed on all BlackBerry 10 smartphones, you'll be pleased to know that an update has rolled out and it's packed full of new options as you'll see below.

Test the old grey matter with Brain Coach - free and pro versions available

Even if your initial thoughts are that playing Brain Coach is not your thing, you may well be surprised. We've seen one or two BlackBerry 10 games that are designed to test your brain, and this one does it better than the others I've previously tried. And just to confirm the quality of Brain Coach, it comes from Inspiro Software - if you're into fitness, you may well use his very popular app Sportrate.

Disney Pixar's 'Cars' BBM Stickers drive onto the scene

For you BBM Sticker fans that are partial to a good movie, I'm pretty sure you'll appreciate the latest offering to hit the BBM Shop from Disney Pixar (which I spotted over the weekend) - this time from the popular 2006 release 'Cars'.

Check out PAC-MAN 256 on BlackBerry 10

He's a lovable chap is Pac-Man. I'm old enough to remember when he was first around and many, many, many years later he's still giving us some gaming pleasure. Luckily we can now do this on BlackBerry 10 smartphones rather than a 100 kilo machine like in the 'good old days'.

More improvements with the latest Whatsapp offering in the Beta Zone

It was only yesterday that we saw BBM get updated over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. That's been swiftly followed by Whatsapp, which is offering up a nice selection of improvements and fixes to make using the app a little more flawless.

Pick up the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition on contract from Carphone Warehouse in the UK

Every so often I find myself heading over to the UK carriers and retailers websites - more than often to see who's 'not' selling BlackBerry 10 devices. Today I ended up with Carphone Warehouse who historically have been pretty loyal to BlackBerry. I was quite surprised when I hit up the BlackBerry Passport page as the two color options were not quite what I was expecting - Black or the new Silver Edition.

Once again Amazon offer up Cut the Rope: Time Travel as their free app of the day

As the post title suggest, Amazon have offered Cut the Rope: Time Travel for free before. That was back in April this year, so if you missed the opportunity to download it then, you may want to take a look now?

Third party Instagram app Inst10 updates once again to resolve errors

Over the weekend another update rolled out for Inst10, the third party BlackBerry 10 Instagram app, which users will want to download as it now uses the latest Instagram API. This will resolve any errors that the previous version was throwing your way.

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition hitting the Middle East on Monday 31st August

For you folk in the Middle East that have been waiting to pick up the beautiful BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, the wait is very nearly over.

One for British BlackBerry 10 users - My EE for Orange and T-Mobile arrives in BlackBerry World

Unless you're in the UK this won't be of interest, so feel free to move on. But if you're on either the Orange or T-Mobile network I think this one will be right up your street. EE have released a specific app for Orange and T-Mobile users which is slightly different from the already existing 'EE' one in BlackBerry World. Confused? I'll explain.....

BlackBerry 10 users choose BlackBerry World over the Android alternatives

Last week we ran a poll where we asked "Where do you go first to look for apps? BlackBerry World or an Android store?" To be honest I was expecting the results to be an even mix for various reasons, but how wrong I was, as you'll see below.

Emberify offers up 500 free copies each of Reminder Now and Inbox Zero

We've already seen one app giveaway this week, which featured QuickPost, but it's time for another - thanks to BlackBerry 10 app developer Emberify. As the post title explains, Emberify is giving away 500 copies of both Reminder Now and Inbox Zero - both great handy tools to have to make you even more productive on the go.

Once again, Chimpact features as Amazons free app of the day

Just a quick heads up for you BlackBerry 10 gamers out there that haven't tried Chimpact before - today I'd urge you to grab it for free from Amazon.

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite launches in India

In terms of recent BlackBerry 10 device news this one is slightly less exciting compared to the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition and the blurry cam image we saw of the alleged BlackBerry Venice slider. However, if you are a resident of India and have been waiting to pick up the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite, you'll be able to in the next few days - If you are wealthy enough!

CrackBerry Asks: Where do you go first to look for apps? BlackBerry World or an Android store?

The mobile market is so app orientated that it's probably the most important feature that consumers take into consideration when picking an operating system. As a BlackBerry 10 user I hope I can speak for most of us when I say that the OS and hardware are more important to me. Sure, apps are still have a place, but they are down the list of important features that I need on my smartphone.

Avoid oversleeping with this quick BlackBerry 10 alarm snooze tip

This may not be the most exciting topic in the world, but for you folk that rely on your BlackBerry as your alarm clock, this is a jolly handy tip to keep in mind. When it comes to snoozing my alarm, I'm an expert. What I mean by this is that I could hit that snooze tab over and over - there's just a real sweet feeling knowing that you can stay snuggled up in bed for a few more minutes.

Skyward - Download from an Android source and not BlackBerry World

It's pretty unheard of that we steer people away from downloading an application/game from BlackBerry World, but in this case I thought that it was well worth doing exactly that. Let me explain.....

'The Incredibles' stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Once again Disney have released a rather swish looking Sticker Pack into the BBM Shop. You'll now find the hit movie 'The Incredibles' in the stickers list and I would imagine that this one may well be rather popular.