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You'll need super fast reflexes to play Piano Tiles
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You'll need super fast reflexes to play Piano Tiles

James Richardson 35

I managed to get slightly confused when shooting the above video. For some reason I thought I'd downloaded the game from BlackBerry World - turns out I didn't. There are actually a couple of versions of Piano Tiles in BlackBerry World which are paid, but if you head on over to the Amazon Appstore you can grab it for free. To be honest, there's quite a few different versions for Android...

BlackBerry UAE partners up to assist the Government
BlackBerry and the UAE government

BlackBerry UAE partners up to assist the Government

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When it comes to good publicity things don't get that much better than when BlackBerry announces that they have entered into a new partnership with a government. That's what's happened over in the UAE as the Canadian company is going full steam ahead with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and BlackBerry 10. To most of us around the world this headline doesn't really stand out...

Sportrate Workout - Your new personal fitness instructor
One for you fitness fanatics

Sportrate Workout - Your new personal fitness instructor

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I can't say I'm a big fitness fan myself, but we've featured Sportrate Fitness Tracker a few times and I demoed it on video in late 2013. The developers (Inspiro Software) have now released Sportrate Workout which is designed to remind you about your daily workouts and fitness routines. The native BlackBerry 10 app will also utilize the phones sensor and can count certain exercises,...

CrackBerry fan goes hands on with the Passport
BlackBerry Passport out in the wild

CrackBerry fan goes hands on with the Passport

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If this doesn't make you jealous then nothing will. CrackBerry forum member danfrancisco was lucky enough to bump into someone using a BlackBerry Passport and get a few minutes with his lucky hands on it - BOOM! Dan has aired his views in the forum and I can only say he was more than impressed, but I'm going to keep this short and sweet and let you read his thoughts on the next...

Giving up my Q10 for a Z30 until the Passport arrives!
Getting ready for the BlackBerry Passport

Giving up my Q10 for a Z30 until the Passport arrives!

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For regular CrackBerry readers you'll have more than likely noticed that I've been using the BlackBerry Q10 as my primary device for quite some time. Sure, I switched over to the Z30 when it was released but I soon missed my physical keyboard, so I went back the Q10 and I then just used the Z30 as my second device - mainly for app and game reviews. Considering the BlackBerry Passport...

Have you got the patience and skills to conquer Cubik 2D?
Free BlackBerry 10 puzzle gaming

Have you got the patience and skills to conquer Cubik 2D?

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Unfortunately, when it comes to puzzle games I'm nine times out of ten totally and utterly useless. And nothing has changed this time around, but I do recognize a good game when I see one. I've just not got the patience for puzzles. Give me a shoot 'em up any day of the week. Cubik 2D is an Android port, but available in BlackBerry World for all-touch BlackBerry 10 handsets - sorry Q...

Have you changed your mind on BBM stickers?
BBM Sticker - Love them or hate them?

Have you changed your mind on BBM stickers?

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It's not too often that we revisit polls here at CrackBerry but I thought that when it came to BBM Stickers it was worth asking the question once again. Back in April (2014) when we first ran the poll asking if you were using Stickers the results were a mixed bag. 37.55% of voters said yes, they were using them. 35.01% said they weren't. 27.44% said they were still sitting on the...

Get F18 Carrier Landing 2 on your BlackBerry 10 device
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Get F18 Carrier Landing 2 on your BlackBerry 10 device

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Back in February this year (2014) we told you that you could install the Android version of F18 Carrier Landing on your BlackBerry 10 device, which has long been a firm favorite of mine on other platforms. While I was hanging around in the Amazon Appstore I noticed the sequel available to download which I had to check out. Like the original - F18 Carrier Landing 2 is a free download,...

Amazon give us another super free app of the day
Grab a free space shooter game for today only

Amazon give us another super free app of the day

James Richardson 23

If you have the Amazon Appstore installed on your BlackBerry 10 handset you'll know that they give away a paid app for free each day. Today they have a game up for grabs called JoyJoy and I thought it was worth checking out. And I'm sure glad I did as it's a right bobby dazzler! JoyJoy is a space shoot 'em up style game with a bunch of different levels and challenges as well as a ton...