Howdy CrackBerry nation! It is time once again to rustle up some fine apps and games. However, let's not forget all the BlackBerry news that happened this past week. For those of you searching for a few games to pass the time, Funkoi is holding an October giveaway where you can pick up three of their most popular games for free. Also, there is still time to enter the win a BlackBerry Passport from Rogers and CrackBerry contest so be sure to do so before the deadline. Finally, and I speak as an AT&T owner, you certainly do not want to ignore how this post on how to get LTE on your BlackBerry Passport.

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 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.

3D-Tic-Tac-Toe by Mario Beaulieu

Looking for a new twist on a classic game? This seemingly innocent game is probably the most challenging version of Tic Tac Toe I have played in a long time. Unlike the flat counterpart, it is played on a 4x4x4 cube. Not only does this make for some amazing gameplay but you have to build your 3D mental representation of the object in order align four balls of your color in any row, column, or diagonal on the board. To help in this task you can rotate and zoom in the cube and point to the position where you want to play. Doesn't matter though, as it still is hard to line up four in a row. The free version allows you to play against the computer, has a fixed difficulty level, allows you to choose who starts. The full version, which is not yet available, will allow you to turn on gyro mode (move the device around the cube for a better view), enable view of the last shot played, play against another human, and select a difficulty level. This polished game is available for BlackBerry 10.

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ToDo List by Jonathan Frazer

There is never a shortage of tasks to be done; only an every growing number that remain incomplete. To help you with your todo's and schedule there is this simple organizational tool. Entries can be added quickly and easily and it also can automatically decipher certain phrases to create entries. For example, if you type in "read a book tomorrow" it will create the entry and fill in the correct due date. All of the items in your list can be sorted by time, title or moved up and down manually. They can be marked complete, not done, or deleted entirely. To make sure you tick off the boxes on your list this application is free.

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Call and SMS Blocker by Simply Apps

Our next selection is courtesy of a suggestion by a fellow reader. With the arrival of OS 10.3 on the BlackBerry Passport, the ability for applications to block specific numbers using the Caller ID number is now possible as the API was opened up to developers. For those who wish to control who can or cannot contact you then this headless application is an option. Call and SMS Blocker allows you to create different profiles (i.e. Block All, Accept Phonebook only and Block Private Number), create contacts in a Blacklist that overrides the profiles to block any contact. There is also a whitelist where you can enter contacts to allow through. You can purchase this application for $.99. While it states compatibility with all BlackBerry 10 handsets, please be aware the functionality will only work on OS 10.3 and higher.

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xWriter Free by Epsilon Mobile

There are times where you need an application to let your ideas flow. This handy editor presents users with a way to compose customizable multi-page notes. xWriter is a robust word processing tool with a clean and friendly interface with which to create your notes. The interface is intuitive as well with all of tools and options available on the screen without having to navigate through several screens to access. You can create not only unlimited notes but folders as well, change the background, text, and font color, and even export notes as PDF or TXT files. This version of xWriter is free to download in the Amazon Appstore.

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Social Pro by rakTheme

For those of you who utilize several different social networks this application is a nice alternative. While it is the web versions of all of the sites in a native wrapper it does get the job done. There are several popular networks available including Facebook, Twitter, Google Map, Wikipedia, Gmail, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr and more at your fingertips without needing to have several applications open at the same time. Social Pro is $.99 for all BlackBerry 10 devices.

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What You Might Have Missed

3D Photo Camera by Oleg Derevenetz

If you happen to visit a local electronics retailer, you will see 3D Televisions and DVD players on display for those that wish to experience it in their living room. Why not have a similar experience on your device with your personal photos? With a few taps 3D Photo camera will snap two photos with a slight shift of the device in between. The images may be saved in multiple viewing formats, including color anaglyph, black & white anaglyph, stereogram, and 3D TV (though these shots should be in landscape mode to enjoy full-screen). There is a free trial and premium version for $1.99. I have to say if you love changing things up a bit with your photo library then be sure to give this a shot.

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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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