Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are having a fantastic week. What can I say but the big announcement of the week was the official release of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition. I think all other news pales in comparison to this announcement don't you think? Be sure to check out the hands-on video with this remarkable device. You can also browse through the photo gallery for a closer look. So will you be buying the Silver Edition? Be sure to hit up our poll and let us know!
Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
Stop Watch by Bellotti Alessandro
From the developer that brought you Echo, comes Stop Watch. This simple and native application is more than just a watch. While a stop watch is already part of our devices, nothing wrong with a third-party application that provides additional functionality. This version allows you to add and subtract minutes and hours, pause the clock and set at will, reset to the current time, active frame, and has custom resolutions for various BlackBerry devices. You can grab it for $0.99 in BlackBerry World.
RetailMeNot Coupons by RetailMeNot, Inc.
For those of you who shop online, the popular website Retailmenot.com makes it easy to save by listing thousands of deals and coupon codes for various retailers and restaurants. Now you can browse through these deals using their application. Shoppers can search for deals and coupons from over 50,000 stores, view deals for thousands of nationwide and local restaurants, browse best offers and popular coupons, receive automatic alerts, save coupons for later and redeem online codes instantly. RetailMeNot is free from the Amazon Appstore and Snap.
Fruit Attacks by En Masse Entertainment
Looking for a fun, free, and addicting game? Going through the Amazon Appstore I came across this gem. The object is to shoot and strategize your way through 180 levels of this genre-bending action-puzzle game. Your character, DJ Treblebass must save the planet from alien invading sentient fruit using his Sound Amplification Transmission Inducer, or SATI (mini helpers). The enemy produce move down the screen similar to Space Invaders while your job is to aim and shoot at each and every one to smithereens. The only catch? You need to use two fingers in order to do so. There are various items to unlock to aid in your quest. Being able to aim and manipulate the shot with two fingers is not an easy task and takes getting used to. This challenging game is free to download in the Amazon Appstore .
Penzus MMT by Penzus
Penzus MMT is a multimedia tool that converts audio and video. It offers a variety of functions to convert, resize, and edit your media files. In terms of conversions it can convert a video into several formats including an animated GIF, into images, and into an MP4. It can also extra the audio from a video file, mute the audio, convert from WAV to AAC/FLAC/MP3, resize and edit a video. Available for BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 and higher, you can find it for $4.99 in BlackBerry World.
Daktylos by SempaiGames
Another free game is set in a prehistoric world. You are to help Daktylos, a pterodactyl who is the last of his species. With the help of his friend Barsu, a caveman, he must survive this dangerous world filled with various enemies. Players must collect as many coins as they can and trade them for power-ups, weapons, and helmets. The game quite challenging and offers simple controls, nice graphics, and decent gameplay. You can find this native game in BlackBerry World for free.
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Get yourself into shape with these health and fitness apps
For me the summer is usually a time to relax and enjoy myself. However, that is no excuse to ignore my fitness goals. This week DJ Reyes discussed her health and fitness app picks and I highly recommend you check them out. Whether it is for tracking, motivation, or even learning new exercises, nothing wrong with staying fit using your BlackBerry.
Until next week...
That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games, be sure to head on over to the CrackBerry Forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS or the BlackBerry PlayBook. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.
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