Articles by Michael Hepples

Never miss your stop again with Bus Alarm for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to win!

Never miss your stop again with Bus Alarm for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to win!

Michael Hepples 224

I have been driving my own vehicle for many years, but I still remember the days when I was going to school, or even when I was working graveyard shift, and used to take the bus everywhere I need to go. I can't count the number of times I fell asleep or got distracted reading and missed my stop completely, making my trip even longer. This app would have been quite handy back then,...

Head's up for theme devs, OS6 icons have been edited to include focus icons

Head's up for theme devs, OS6 icons have been edited to include focus icons

Michael Hepples 12

Bla1ze gave developers a head's up about bbthemelab a couple months ago, the site is a great resource for theme developers no matter what their experience level, offering tutorials, icons sets, etc free to the development community. A couple of weeks ago, the theme community was buzzing when the Official OS 6 icons were extracted and released for download from multiple sources, and we'...

Spot the differences with Photo Quest for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to be won!

Spot the differences with Photo Quest for BlackBerry - 50 free copies to be won!

Michael Hepples 500

I can still remember spending hours as a kid playing "spot the difference" games with a pen and paper in my activity books. When I got a little older, I used to steal the newspaper to play it before my parents got down to the crossword. Now, thanks to BBerryGo, I can play right on my device, any time I want. The latest game from the same company that gave us apps like Show Me the Images...

Telus releases free CFL mobile app for BlackBerry - Keep up to date with all the latest news, scores and more

Telus releases free CFL mobile app for BlackBerry - Keep up to date with all the latest news, scores and more

Michael Hepples 10

I live for my CFL football games, being a diehard supporter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Heck, I've even created a custom Bombers theme for my Dad, which he rocks at every Bomber home game. I caught wind of this app on Twitter the other day and promptly installed on my 9700.Packed full of news, schedules, scores, and standings, the app provides fingertip access to everything a CFL fan...

Add a battery indicator to your homescreen with SmartBIndie - 100 free copies to be won!

Add a battery indicator to your homescreen with SmartBIndie - 100 free copies to be won!

Michael Hepples 676

Quite Simple has brought out some extremely useful little apps, some of which I have covered here before, like SmartBDocs.Utility apps make our devices that little bit better, and sometimes make our lives a little bit easier, and their latest application aims to do both, with a simple addition to your BlackBerry homescreen. Similar to an app like BatteryEx, this tiny app adds a notifier...

BuddyGuard Pro out of beta with new features - 50 free copies up for grabs!

BuddyGuard Pro out of beta with new features - 50 free copies up for grabs!

Michael Hepples 686

Thanks to some dedicated developers, we BlackBerry users have a few options to give us secure peace of mind when it comes to our data and devices. Applications such as FindMyPhone will help you locate your misplaced device, or SmrtGuard will give you a whole host of options for tracking and security. Back in December, we covered a new service on the scene, which was in beta testing at...

Antennagate - Monitor your signal strength - 50 free copies up for grabs!

Antennagate - Monitor your signal strength - 50 free copies up for grabs!

Michael Hepples 508

Seems like every few days since the iPhone 4 launch we have heard something new about the "Death-Grip" signal issue, and Steve's pot-shot at BlackBerry has ruffled a few feathers, prompting developers to bring out apps like Antenna Meter to help BlackBerry users refute his claims. Newest on the scene is Antennagate, but instead of focusing purely on your current signal strength based on...