Howdy CrackBerry nation! Happy New Year everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the holiday with your loved ones and getting ready for the weekend. This is going to be an exciting year I can just feel it. How can it not be, we have our #CESlive 2015 coverage kicking things off next week from the Las Vegas Convention Center! Be sure to tune in to our coverage of the event including interviews, events, and everything else direct from the floor.

Now it is 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.

LaterSend by Baran

Going through our forums, I came across this handy productivity tool. This native application allows users to schedule your SMS, IMAP email (including attachments), and PIN to PIN messages. Speaking from experience, there are times, be it personal or business, where sending a message at a later date and time is necessary. The application itself is easy to use, setup, and attach files. It also includes, in settings, the option to confirm message deletion and "send now." The only downside of using LaterSend is that it is headless which means you need to leave it running as an active frame until the message is sent. However, the developer is considering adding this functionality in future updates. You can find this application for $1.99 for all BlackBerry 10 devices.

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DualSMS by KQSoft Inc.

For those of you looking to get more get more out of your screen real estate when it comes to text messages there is this application. It provides you with two basic SMS windows side by side on the same screen. It allows you to adjust the size of each window using the slider bars, adjust the colors, backup SMS messages automatically (in its database), view, search, or delete chat history, export history as a CSV file, and backup/restore to the cloud, device or SD card. Though it was designed for the wide screen of the BlackBerry Passport, it is compatible with all other handsets. What is great about this application is how you can carry on two conversations at once. Whatever message is sent in the application is also copied to the BlackBerry application so you do not have to worry about switching back and forth between the two. However, any messages cleared in DualSMS does not clear them from the BlackBerry one. You can purchase this application for $1.99.

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Art of Killing Sniper Shooter by Pritam Faldesai

Looking for an interesting and free game to pass the time? Then this one certainly fits the bill especially if you like Zombies. Available for only all-touch devices, the purpose of the game is to search and shoot at zombies from over a mile. You can watch as the bullet travels in slow motion over the terrains to split the creature in two. There are various guns and rifles to choose from, though some are locked until you reach a certain level. If you want a fast shooting game then this free choice will let you test your speed and reaction time.

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Camly by Stiml

No matter what the occasion, there is always a time for taking pictures. Once we have taken them, there is nothing like manipulating them by adding various effects before sharing them with friends, followers or family. That is why I decided to try Camly, a photo editor and collage maker, offers several different editing tools to add various effects, including filters, to make all of your photos unique and special. There are stylish stickers and captions, professional editing tools (i.e. adjust brightness, color temperature, hue, light and shadows, saturations, acutance, vignette, cutting and rotating tools), collage, and background image frames. Some of these are free, while specialty packs and other more advanced features require an in-app purchase to access the full version. All of the effects apply instantly and it offers a clean interface. The application is free to download from the Amazon Appstore.

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Weather Calculators by Appendiq

Suggested by one of our readers, this application is an easy to use meteorological calculator. What this means is you can determine the real feel temperature when it is hot and cold. There are three calculators included: Wind Chill Calculator, Heat Index Calculator, and a Wind Speed Converter. If you are seeking this kind of information to get you through the summer or winter, then be sure to check it out. You can find it for BlackBerry 10 for free.

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What You Might Have Missed

SketchBook - Express Yourself Beautifully by ReFocus Technologies Pvt Ltd

Searching for an application to organize your thoughts, ideas, or anything else you wish to record? Sketchbook, the latest from ReFocus is a proficient sketching, drawing, and painting application for BlackBerry 10. There are six different brushes to use with a palette of over 40 unique colors, the ability to create an infinite number of books, assistance touch to hide the toolkit and focus on your drawings, and also the option to assign unique names to your designs. The application has a beautiful flow to it. Users can quickly navigate to the feature they want with a simple swipe. All tools are laid out in a neat and balanced manner so that they do not hinder your drawing. SketchBook was specially designed for the wide screen of the BlackBerry Passport and the Z series smartphones. This is a solid, well-designed application that you can purchase for $1.99.

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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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