Howdy folks. Hope you all had a great week. Was a busy one here at CrackBerry, with news of the Verizon and Telus BlackBerry Tour available for pre-order being among the more notable posts of the week... and of course, we can't forget that Craig's 'My BlackBerry Curve' book is now available for pre-order as well. Way to go Craig!
In Case You Missed It: Phone Assistant Version 1.4.2, Facebook Version 22.214.171.124, Wordpress Beta for BlackBerry, BlackBerry App World Expanding, BBFileScout Updated
New This Week: Mars Lander for the BlackBerry Storm, Kyranda, SpongeBob StormPants, mailTalk, Sim Detective
Apps on Sale: StopTilt, PatternLock, BerryLabyrinth, BB:Robot Scheduler, WiFi File Transfer
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Pageonce Personal Assistant for BlackBerry
Freebies of the Week: Taxi Magic
Note: Don't forget, you can always search for titles featured in the App Roundup within App World... Some apps mentioned may be available there for your device.
In Case You Missed It...
Just in case you missed these titles, below are some apps that were covered in the CrackBerry Blogs this past week. Check 'em out!
The app isn't free at $3.99, but if this is a nagging problem for you, it might be worth a few bucks to spare any future frustration.
For more information hit up the Facebook for BlackBerry page over at FB.
The team at Automattic have released their Wordpress app for BlackBerry devices. I can hear a smattering of applause from the BlackBerry wielding bloggers out there!
For now, the app is in Beta, but as far as I can tell so far the thing is working beautifully. No doubt many bugs and tweaks will be addressed in the coming weeks, but if you have a Wordpress blog and want easy access to it while on the go... This would be a worthwhile install.
You can learn more and download the Wordpress Beta App right here.
BBFileScout works great on all Berry devices running 4.3 or higher. You can download it OTA right here.
New This Week
Mars Lander for the BlackBerry Storm
If you'd like to try it out, Mars Lander is on sale for $3.99 (until August 2nd) at ShopCrackBerry.com.
Kyranda places you in the shoes of 'Nancy', a secret agent in charge of Kyranda Industries, a powerful military concern. As you make your way through the game you'll undertake various missions which you will get to by driving your super car loaded with awesome weapons. Arrest and 'eliminate' criminals, find and retrieve important objects, and dish out wonderful justice as you go along.
Kyranda is available for the Pearl, 8700 and 8800 series at ShopCrackBerry.com. Current pricing is set at $9.95.
I had to include this one.... if only because the name of it made me laugh. SpongeBob StormPants is a theme for the BlackBerry Storm (of course) for the SpongeBob Square Pants fan. The theme turns your homescreen into a nice image of SpongeBob, with 5 bubbles on-screen as your first five apps. To activate your main app menu just click on SpongeBob, and you're on your way.
You can pick up SpongeBob StormPants at ShopCrackBerry.com.
mailTalk - Email to Voice
mailTalk from Maildover converts text emails into vocal audio, providing you with a convenient way to take in your email. Sit back, and relax as your email is read to you :) This app is also a great one for anyone out there that might be visually impaired. Many modes are built-in, including a 'listen' mode where incoming emails are read as they come into your inbox.
Key features include:
- Select to read your emails on demand
- Select to read each new email as it hits your Blackberry
- Select either male or female voice
- Limit the number of emails mailTalk reads, when on demand selected
- Pre-select read out volume at your convenience
- Pre-select either speaker or bluetooth for the readout voice
mailTalk should work just fine on the Storm, Bold, Pearl, Curve 8900 and 8330. For more information or to purchase for $19.99, hit up ShopCrackBerry.com.
You may have read about this awesome little app earlier this week in the blogs...Sim Detective is an awesome app that checks to see if the correct SIM is inserted in your device. If the incorrect SIM is inserted, a text or email goes out to a pre-selected friend with all of the details you'll need to contact authorities and get your beloved device back.
Sim Detective will set you back $5.99 at ShopCrackBerry.com. Much cheaper than picking up a new device.
BlackBerry Apps on Sale:
Disable automatic rotation of screen on Storm! Use your Storm from the comfort of your bed without worrying about orientation!
On sale for $4.99
until July 13th
way to lock your BlackBerry Storm using patterns you draw with your finger.
On sale for $1.99
until July 12th
Classic wooden labyrinth game where you control a steel ball to find a way to finish hole.
On sale for $4.99
until July 15th
With BB:Robot Scheduler you can schedule execution of BlackBerry tasks (Email, SMS, memory clean, fake call, popup message...)
On sale for $3.00
until July 17th
WiFi File Transfer
Transfer files between BlackBerry and PC or Mac over a Wifi network - no cables or PC software needed.
On sale for $4.99
until July 13th
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
Pageonce Personal Assistant for BlackBerry
You can download a free trial of Paceonce Personal Assistant via App World, or by visiting m.pageonce.com on our Berry. If you love it and want to upgrade, the premium version will run you $9.99... This will get you unlimited accounts, and real time flight information.
For more general info on the app, hit up Pageonce Personal Assistant for BlackBerry.
Freebie of the Week:
Another travel utility to wrap up this weeks' roundup. Taxi Magic by RideCharge lets you book taxis, sedans or shuttles direct from your BlackBerry. You can even get price comparisons, provided you're in a major US city that is supported within the app. Store your credit card info online and the app can charge your next lift to your card, eliminating the need to carry cash. Receipts for your rides are emailed to you, for easy printing for your records down the road.
You can pick up Taxi Magic at ShopCrackBerry.com for FREE!
Until Next Week..
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