Articles by Ryan Blundell | CrackBerry.com

Articles by Ryan Blundell

100 copies of the game Grid up for grabs!

100 copies of the game Grid up for grabs!

Some of the best types of games are the ones that you easily pick up, put down and pick up again. BlackBerry World is just ripe with games that fit this concept, not all are addictive enough, yet alone difficult, to take advantage of this idea. If you're looking for a new game to challenge yourself with then take a look at Grid. This recently released game is played with cards and grids (...

It's cookies galore in Agu's Adventure for BlackBerry 10

Not too long ago, BlackBerry World was invaded by an odd little alien named Agu. Initial reports cannot confirm whether this extraterrestrial being is hostile or not; but they do indicate that he has an extremely poor diet. Sure we've seen plenty of side scrolling runner/flyer games on our BlackBerry 10 smartphones but few are as odd as Agu's Adventure. This game is available on BlackBerry 10...

We take a closer look at Meetup for BlackBerry 10

Meetup App

Last week, we saw the launch of an unofficial but native Meetup application for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. We promised you an in-depth look at the application and we're doing just that. To be honest, I never used, nor have I even considered using the services of Meetup to discover and manage groups and events in my city. Sometimes, depending on your situation, you'll find it hard to do so; to...

Marvel Studio's Guardians of the Galaxy film opens in theatres on August 1st, but you can use your BlackBerry 10 smartphone to get into the interstellar action with Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game. If you're up to having a hand in saving the universe, pick this one up from the Amazon AppStore. I was browsing through Marvel's site, looking for information on the upcoming movie...

Carlulu for BlackBerry 10 review: track your vehicle service records

Carlulu

Carlulu for BlackBerry 10 smartphones helps you record fill ups and tune ups. With our SUV starting to get a little older, I noticed that the trips to the repair shop were becoming more frequent and more expensive; neither of which came as a surprise. We've amassed a small pile of invoices and repair records that is only expected to grow. These are then filed away for safe keeping and for...

Best BlackBerry apps for hitting the gym and lifting weights

Mobile Fitness continues all throughout June; hopefully you've decided to jump aboard and have kept working towards your fitness goals. If you're trying to lose weight, make sure you also build your muscle mass. You'll help yourself burn more calories by increasing your metabolic rate. You'll also strengthen your connective tissues. I could go on, but instead, we present you with a list of the...

We take a look at MACE tower defense for BlackBerry 10

Well soldier, did you follow your orders from James to take a look at MACE tower defense? I know some of you obeyed, played the game and reported back to him. For those that did, I'm glad you made it back; trying to prevent an alien invasion is no easy task. MACE tower defense is one in a long line of tower defense type games; but it stands out with impressive graphics and an in-game...

Hey space cadet, prevent an alien invasion in MACE for BlackBerry 10

MACE, which stands for Military Alliance of Common Earth, is a great take on classic gaming. I'm a sucker for the classics, as it takes me back a couple of decades to my youth (geez, am I aging myself enough?). Since I don't have my old Atari to play them on anymore; I tend to find flash versions of the classics online on my PC. Being a particular fan of classic space shooter games, like...

Ain't no derby like a Zombie Derby! Zombies have been all the rage in recent years. I've been a huge fan of the Walking Dead TV series since day one and I'm eagerly awaiting the start of season 5. I don't mind some of the more…cheesier zombie flicks I've come across online but I honestly haven't played too many games that involve zombies. So when I came across the name Zombie Derby in...

Thank you BlackBerry

Thank you BlackBerry; honestly and truly, thank you. I know it's an odd statement to make, though if you think about it, we all kind of share our kind sentiments and gratitude in some manner to our smartphones, no matter how small. In the struggle many may face when it comes to attempting to unplug ourselves from our devices, it's almost inarguable to say that without them, and we would...

Challenge yourself to a war of words with WordHero for the BlackBerry PlayBook

WordHero for the BlackBerry PlayBook will easily put your mastery over the English language to the test. The game play is somewhat similar to Word Mole on BlackBerry smartphones, where you have to create words from the letters given. In this case, you are limited to letters in a 4 by 4 grid (and they don't disappear after being used either). Every word tile can be used twice – get bonus points...

PlayCloud is the best way to manage files on a BlackBerry PlayBook

I love how easy it is to browse through files on the BlackBerry PlayBook. I actually prefer to bridge my BlackBerry smartphone and scroll through files through the File Manager than on my BlackBerry alone (with the exception of pictures, of course, since they just show up as a list anyway). The problem with this is that the File Manager is more of a file viewer. Sure you can search or delete,...

Best personal safety apps for BlackBerry

Sure your BlackBerry can help you connect with important contacts, but how can you use it when you really need help? Your BlackBerry smartphone or PlayBook just might save your life. Ok, so it doesn’t double as an AED, nor will it even attempt to give you a Heimlich, but it can be used to give you that extra sense of personal security. It’s there when you need to look something up, compose an...

Today only - get NFCShortcuts for only $0.99!

While NFC technology has been around for nearly decade, it’s only been within the past couple of years that we’ve seen it being supported in the mobile world. In this form we see NFC having many different uses, some as simple as checking in with Foursquare, assisting with Bluetooth pairing or even to make a mobile payment. A few months back, Fonware released NFCShortcuts, which allowed users...

13,000 developers make use of the iSpeech platform, should you?

How many of you rely on applications that use voice recognition or text to speech technology? It’s pretty safe to say that most of you do, and with good reason. I see a lot more people use their voice to ask their phones to find something for them or to help them manage their messages. Especially with the ever increasing, but necessary, hands-free regulations while driving, you need to make...

Avatar Animator brought my BBM to life in this review

As you have gone through your BlackBerry Messenger contacts, you may have noticed that their avatars have become alive. I’m not talking about something colorful, wild or risqué, I mean truly animated. If you didn’t know before, your BlackBerry already has a number of animated emoticons you can use as your BlackBerry Messenger Avatar. You may have noticed a few of your contacts on BBM have some...

If you're a fan of Mass Multiplayer Online games, or a fan of card based games, you should check out a recent addition to BlackBerry App World called Urban Rivals. Based in the apparently ultra violent Clint City, Urban Rivals features over 700 characters which you can gain, fight with and trade. This game is also available for iOS, Android, urban-rivals.com and through Facebook- you can...

LittleBrother updated to include BBM integration

Looking for an effortless way to announce your arrival or departure to those who are important to you? How about doing so without causing a huge demand on your monthly allotted data plan? The utility app LittleBrother is one such app, which we just so happened to have covered in the past. Imagine having an app that sends out an automatic email or SMS to specific contacts that let them know if...

Wiggly fun with Scribble Worm for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Scribble Worm for the BlackBerry PlayBook is a highly addictive game that will keep you on your toes – wait, most worms don't have toes…or feet…or legs for that matter. I'm not sure what it is about games stylised in scribble or a hand drawn manner, but I find them entertaining and makes me reminisce of my own scribbles from years ago. Your goal in Scribble Worm is to get those little green...

Cooklet for the BlackBerry PlayBook gets cooking in this review

Cooklet was a big winner at the AppCircus at BlackBerry Jam earlier this month in Orlando Florida –and with good reason. Winning for application in the Adobe AIR category, the Cooklet application for the BlackBerry PlayBook has been downloaded nearly half a million times since October 2011. Now it does provide countless savory recipes to try out, but it’s also an access point to a vast number...

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