Howdy CrackBerry Nation! What a fine week it has been. Though my patience is wearing a bit thin, what with waiting to see when my BlackBerry Priv will arrive from ShopBlackBerry. To catch us up on the week, not only did we see an excellent interview by our own Kevin Michaluk with BlackBerry's President of Devices, Ron Louks, but also details on how BlackBerry plans to rollout security updates. Finally, but certainly not least, we got two reviews of the BlackBerry Priv. One right here on CrackBerry and the other done by the fine folks over at Android Central.
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.
Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd
From time to time, our brains need a break from the hustle and bustle to focus on games that do not require a long attention span. Dumb Ways to Die 2, a sequel, builds upon the fun of the original. Your goal is to guide a set of dumb characters through 36 action packed mini-games, which become increasingly difficult, to try to stay alive long enough to obtain the highest score and gain global domination on the leader board. The games range from such lovely courses as electric fence hurdles, dynamite relay race to forcing the doors and landmine curling. The graphics are cute, the challenges are absurd, and you can battle your friends in the arena. What more could you want for quick fun?
As of now, this game is only available through the Amazon Underground (US, UK, Germany, and France only) and comes with over $10 of content unlocked for free. However, for everyone else you can download the original for free through the Amazon Appstore.
Simply Golf by FileArchiveHaven
Another game to help you escape is Simply Golf. This mini-golf style game is just what the doctored order. It offers a clean, simple, and eye catching interface, easy to use controls, 18 challenging holes with calming views and water effects, single player and multi player mode, and is open for all ages. So why not sit back, relax, and take in a round of golf? You can purchase this native game for $1.99 in Blackberry App World.
BigBlue Phonebook Porter by rocjohn
Going through the forums, I happened to come across this simple utility application. Not only can it clear your phonebook with one touch but pull, push, import, and export contacts in your phonebook to and from another phone using Bluetooth. Fast and efficient, you can find this native application in BlackBerry World for $1.99.
Sleepy Time by CWS Software LLC
There are no shortage of sleep apps in both storefronts, yet what is one more to help with relaxation. Sleepy Time comes with over 70 different soothing sounds to choose from. It features a sleep timer, ability to mix sounds to create a personalized sound profile (i.e. over 3,000 possible sound combinations), and control which sound is dominant. You can find Sleepy Time in the Amazon Appstore for $1.49 or download for free in the Amazon Underground (US, UK, Germany, and France only).
Network Tools by flayer
Our final selection is another utility application. It offers a variety of functions not found in other applications. With Network Tools you can perform Whois searches on domain names, IP addresses, AS numbers, port scan an FQDN or IP address, convert an FQDN to IP address and vice versa, perform a DNS query and propagation check, locate an IP's geographical location, and share an FQDN or IP from any app to this one. You can find this native application in BlackBerry World for $3.99.
What You Might Have Missed
As a self-proclaimed media junkie, I tend to gather all the information about a film or TV show before seeing it. With this application, you have everything at your fingertips. Whether you wish to view the trailer, view the movie reviews, look up the actors and actresses, or add a new event to your calendar, it's all right there in CineTV10. It also offers, Imdb integration, clear cache option, and an active frame which shows up to 20 playing now movies and top 20 airing today TV shows, and BlackBerry Assistant integration. For everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite films and shows, be sure to grab this native app for $0.99 in BlackBerry World.
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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