Articles by Michael Hepples

BlackBerry theme roundup for July 26th, 2010 - 25 copies of !Futurism to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for July 26th, 2010 - 25 copies of !Futurism to be won!

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Contest: 25 Copies of !Futurism to be won. Leave a comment! I spent a lot of time sifting through the forums this week, looking for a few good themes to include in the roundup alongside some of the great tips I received on the tip line. If you happen to be a theme junkie, yet haven't browsed through our forums, you really are missing out, I would suggest you remedy that as soon as...

 Add a new look to your device with Ubuntu by Big Papa Designs - 25 free copies to be won!

Add a new look to your device with Ubuntu by Big Papa Designs - 25 free copies to be won!

Michael Hepples 369

Matt from BB Theme Labs is heavy into his theme development, and his site is an excellent resource for any developers looking for tips, help, or elements for their themes. He also makes some pretty kickin' themes himself, and his latest shows his skills well. Completely custom, including the icons, meters and every other element you can think of, this theme give the look and feel of the...

BeFroyo from Ahaz and JMal Designs - THE Android theme for your BlackBerry - 25 copies up for grabs

BeFroyo from Ahaz and JMal Designs - THE Android theme for your BlackBerry - 25 copies up for grabs

Michael Hepples 574

I covered BeFroyo in last week's Theme Roundup,  and the response from the community was so favorable that the developers contacted me wanting to give a little back. In case you missed it last week, here's an excerpt from the article to give you some background on the theme. Ahaz and JMal make some quality themes, no argument there. Their latest creation takes the Froyo look from...

Now where did I leave my BlackBerry? - Find it with Find My Phone from Shaosoft

Now where did I leave my BlackBerry? - Find it with Find My Phone from Shaosoft

Michael Hepples 17

Personally, my device never seems to leave my hand for more than a few seconds at a time, and yet I am constantly looking around to find it when I need it, particularly when I'm at home. To make matters worse, I tend to leave it set to the silent profile so it doesn't annoy everyone around me with constant notification tones. This can make things rather difficult, and I have spent many...

SmartBDocs, create new Office documents on your BlackBerry with ease - 100 free copies to give away!

SmartBDocs, create new Office documents on your BlackBerry with ease - 100 free copies to give away!

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Most BlackBerry users have the Docs2Go suite installed on their devices, and many of us use it on a regular basis to handle files in an Office format. One huge limitation of that particular softwarek, however, is the fact that the free version included does not allow you to create new documents. Paying for the premium version can be tough to swallow if all you want to do is add the...

BlackBerry theme roundup for July 12th, 2010 - 50 copies of Frozen Yogurt to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for July 12th, 2010 - 50 copies of Frozen Yogurt to be won!

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Contest: 50 Copies of Frozen Yogurt to be won. Leave a comment! Happy Monday theme junkies! It has been a crazy week here at Roundup Central, and I'm loving the themes I'm looking at rightr now while finishing my second pot of coffee. I have some stellar picks this week, by some of the best in the business. We have some new devs, as well as some that are making a return to the...

BlackBerry theme roundup for July 5th, 2010 - 50 free copies of osXv2 to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for July 5th, 2010 - 50 free copies of osXv2 to be won!

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Contest: 50 Copies of osXv2 to be won. Leave a comment! Happy Monday theme junkies! Whether you are nursing the after-effects of your 4th of July festivities, or just relaxing and enjoying a day off, it's a perfect time to take a look at a new theme for your device.  I've sorted through what has come in on the tip line, and taken a cruise through the forums looking for some good...

Tawkon for BlackBerry Smartphones updated - on sale for half off until July 6th

Tawkon for BlackBerry Smartphones updated - on sale for half off until July 6th

Michael Hepples 9

A couple of months ago, we covered Tawkon, a mobile application designed to measure and reduce the amount of radiation you may be exposed to while using your BlackBerry device. The debate about radiation has always been a hot topic, and the comments to that post were a perfect example of that, ranging from people that were happy to have the ability to monitor their radiation levels, to...

iV3 from Z Man Designs - Updated version of one of Z Man's most popular themes

iV3 from Z Man Designs - Updated version of one of Z Man's most popular themes

Michael Hepples 5

We all know that Z Man makes some pretty sweet themes, I know his iVista 2 theme was the first premium theme I ever bought for my Storm, and I absolutely loved it.  Zach fired me an email the other day, letting me know about his newest release, iVista 3, which is new take on the concept.  As always, the skill shines through, giving you an authentic Windows Vista feel, right on your...

Default Ex and Plus - Two great new themes from AG Designs & Graphics - 100 copies to be won!

Default Ex and Plus - Two great new themes from AG Designs & Graphics - 100 copies to be won!

Michael Hepples 390

We have seen plenty of OS 6-like themes lately, as more and more devs jump on the clean look and smooth appeal of what we have seen in the blogs. This hit my inbox this morning, and I have to say, it's a solid looking theme.  Two versions are available, completely identical except for the fact that one version has the OS6 precision icons and one has a full set of custom icons. The...

BlackBerry theme roundup for June 23, 2010 - Contest! 50 copies of LeatherBB to be won!

BlackBerry theme roundup for June 23, 2010 - Contest! 50 copies of LeatherBB to be won!

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Contest: 50 Copies of LeatherBB to be won. Leave a comment! It would seem that the word got out there after last week's theme roundup, and my tip line has been filling up all week with tips and suggestions.  Thank you to each and every one of you thsat wrote in, you've really given me some great stuff to work with.  Hit the jump, and we'll get right to it, with some great...