Latest BlackBerry Apps
3:58 pm on Jan 18, 2012 |
If you’re looking to increase the social aspect of listening to the radio then you’ll want to get your hands on the latest version of Nobex radio for the BlackBerry smartphone. In the latest build, Nobex has given you the ability to connect with the people who matter the most to you, your BBM connects.
On top of having a tight integration with BBM, this version of Nobex also has unimproved UI, added stream types (so more stations can be added), faster connections so you can listen quicker and, a lot more. If you didn’t get a chance to get the premium version while RIM offered it free, then there’s still the free version that features all these new enhancements, and is available in App World today.
Also a few more photos of the new version can be found after the break.
Press Release: Charge Anywhere’s Audio Jack Card Reader for BlackBerry to compete with iOS for Mobile Payments
9:15 am on Jan 18, 2012 |
We all know that mobile payments are the wave of the future. First we saw the Square reader for iOS, which went on to become a huge hit. Then we saw others emerge for iOS and some for Android. But BlackBerry has been left out thus far. That is, until now. Charge Anywhere has announced an audio jack card reader that is coming soon for BlackBerry that will allow Berry users to accept on-the-go payments in a fashion similar to what iOS users already enjoy with Square. The mobile payment space is surely heating up and promises to be huge in the coming months and year. The full press release from Charge Anywhere is featured below.
Audio Jack Card Reader for BlackBerry® Smartphones to Compete with Apple iPhone(TM) for Mobile Payment Acceptance
CHARGE Anywhere® has enabled BlackBerry® Smartphones to easily accept credit card payments.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CHARGE Anywhere®, a leading provider of award-winning, secure mobile payment and payment gateway solutions, announced today the compatibility of an Audio Jack Magnetic Card Reader with CHARGE Anywhere®’s Mobile Payment Application for BlackBerry®.
3:48 pm on Jan 16, 2012 |
The YWCA is committed to helping develop young women into productive adults and members of society. One of the ways that YWCA accomplishes this goal is through the implementation of women’s health and safety courses. This year the YWCA is taking their courses a step further and offering applications for smartphones to help keep women safe.
The latest app is called “Safety Siren” and it aims to keep women safe at all times. The app has multiple functions. The first is that when activated, it turns your BlackBerry device into a loud siren to alert those around you that you are in need of assistance. Then the app sends an email or BBM to a designated contact letting them know where you are and what’s going on. You can get the app for free from the link below or read the full press release from the YWCA Canada past the break.
If you where one of the BlackBerry users that have been experiencing issues with App World when you tried to reinstall an application, then good news for you. RIM has pushed version 18.104.22.168 of App World through for update and should be available as a download through your current App World application or via the web at BlackBerry.com/AppWorld.
Remember that updates can take 24hrs to show up on your phone, but if you hit Alt RST then you maybe able to trick the system and get your update sooner.
7:00 pm on Jan 12, 2012 |
We have all heard about NFC on the new BlackBerry 7 devices, but what good is the technology right now when there are no BlackBerry services to support the technology? That’s where BlackBerry OS 7.1 and BlackBerry Tag come in. BlackBerry Tag is a new feature that allows you to share content between BlackBerry SmartPhones using NFC technology. The current list of data that can de sent using BlackBerry Tag includes:
- BBM Contact Info (BBM 6.1 and higher)
- Contact Information
- Browser URL’s
- Photos and Videos
While the list is short right now, RIM has plans to expand BlackBerry Tag throughout the BlackBerry OS as well as allowing developers to use BlackBerry Tag in their applications. With NFC being the “next big thing,” RIM is doing a great job of harnessing its power with BlackBerry OS 7.1 and BlackBerry Tag. You can check out Inside BlackBerry’s video on BlackBerry Tag above and click the link below to learn more about this new technology.
Source : Inside BlackBerry
5:48 pm on Jan 11, 2012 |
Ahh, Kik Messenger. The program was such a hit in its first week of existence on the BlackBerry that it was pulled from App World and then the company was subsequently sued by Research in Motion. Kik has been back for a short while now, and though it’s not a RIM recognized app, it still runs great and allows you fast, cross-platform communication. The latest update, v5.3.2, brings lots of bug fixes, speed improvements, and battery life fixes. If you’re back on Kik you can download the update at the link below.
10:27 pm on Jan 10, 2012 |
Location apps seem to be all the rage these days, and the one that started the whole thing is here and is stronger than ever. foursquare has updated their application for the BlackBerry smartphone to version 3.5.1.
Version 3.5.1 includes
- Fix to venue screen
- Fix to list/delete specific to user adding and quickly deleting a list
- Update to list items styling so the background is consistently light gray rather than white
- Improved performance on friend management screen when there exists 100+ friends
- Fix scroll issue with venue history list
So if you havent gotten yourself onto the location-based gaming craze, than there is no better time then now. Grab the link below from your BlackBerry to download the latest version of foursquare for BlackBerry smartphones.
10:15 pm on Jan 9, 2012 |
Earlier today RIM announced that the new BlackBerry 7.1 OS for their new handsets will be made available today (with carrier launch starting today, over the next few weeks) and along with that they let us know that they would be adding location-based coupons to the new BlackBerry Maps.
The updated application allows you to search your location to find some fantastic deals, all geo located to where you are. Also the best part is to accept the deal all you do is take your BlackBerry into the store and bam! Instant savings. Check out more photos after the break.
2:30 pm on Jan 9, 2012 |
As CES 2012 kicks into high gear RIM keeps the updates flowing and this time it’s to their BlackBerry Travel application. Now honestly, there is nothing else in the world as helpful when traveling then this app, well other than a personal assistant….lets get real though.
BlackBerry travel keeps track of your travel itinerary, lets you know what gate you fly out of, if your plane is late, or if the airline has changed the time that you plane is scheduled to take off. The updated version brings along the BlackBerry Deals addition letting you know what deals are available in your area. I’m defiantly going to find this especially handy when I’m in an unknown location on a business or personal trip and I’m looking where to grab a bite to eat.
The updated BlackBerry Travel app virtually plans your trips for you, from airport pick up and drop off to accommodations and scheduling. You’ll be able to find deals on hotel and car rental options, or arrange for limo service to and from an airport. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that the BlackBerry Travel app will quickly notify you if your flight is delayed or cancelled, and that it can help you find a new flight right away. No matter where you do your booking, the automatic trip scanning feature can pull your trip details into the app, so you don’t have to. See all your travel updates in one place as they happen, and don’t worry about double and triple checking your itinerary; if you’ve missed anything, BlackBerry Travel will let you know!
If you don’t see the update just yet, don’t worry It’s coming. Updates can take up to 24hrs to show up on your BlackBerry. If you’re new to BlackBerry and don’t have BlackBerry travel you can grab the link below to get started. Keep it locked to TheBerryFix.com for all you CES 2012 updates.
12:07 am on Jan 7, 2012 |
When RIM launched the BlackBerry 7 devices we’ve all come to love and never want to see leave our side, they also announced a music store that was powered by Amazon Music. While having this store on the phones is awesome, it’s another revenue source for RIM and it gives us the consumers an option other than iTunes, it always made me wonder why they went amazon on the devices and 7Digital on the PlayBook. But it looks as though things are changing. Today RIM has pushed the 7Digital BlackBerry branded music store into Beta Zone.
- The Music Store powered by 7digital/Zdigital offers over 13 million songs, and tracks are available at prices starting as low as $0.79 with bitrates up to 320 kbps (DRM free).
- Music Store content is stored in the cloud via your 7Digital/Zdigital music locker for easy portability across devices and to help against accidental loss.
- Browse by top songs, top albums, new releases, and genres by artist or album
Preview a 30-second sample before you buy
- Choose from multiple content delivery options – Over The Air (OTA) and Wi-Fi®
- Tell friends about your favorites via BBM™, email, SMS, Socials Feeds, Facebook®, and Twitter®
- Bookmark a song and come back to it whenever you’re ready for a preview or download
- Integrated with BlackBerry® smartphone features and functions, including Universal Search and Media Library
- Use promotional voucher codes to get free tracks or discounts
So if you have the privilege to get access to this download let us know your thoughts and options. Should RIM be using 7Digital? or should they be leveraging the connections they’ve made with music lanes due to BBM Music and make their own music store, you let us know.
10:59 pm on Dec 27, 2011 |
RIM oh RIM why do we not have a Password keeper app on the PlayBook, or better yet LastPass why haven’t you built an application for us PlayBook wielding customers? Well, while we all what for one of the later to happen you can get your hands on a cool, yet usual full password app on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Vault gives you the option to store credit card info, email passwords, and various passwords for other websites and services, it also lets you generate passwords on the fly. Vault for the BlackBerry PlayBook can be found in App World for a small fee of $2.99, but can you really put price on security? Check out a few more photos after the break.
2:12 pm on Dec 23, 2011 |
There has been a BlackBerry Traffic build available to Beta Zone members for a few weeks that has had support for voice navigation and a few other goodies. A higher build, v22.214.171.1249, is now available for everyone to download and enjoy. This update brings the turn-by-turn voice navigation, along with many bug fixes and improvements to BlackBerry Traffic. You can head on over to App World using the link below to get the latest version on your BlackBerry.
Source : CrackBerry
11:42 pm on Dec 21, 2011 |
It’s been a little while since RIM updated their TAT scrapbook app, but BlackBerry users have yet another holiday gift waiting for them. PlayBook scrapbook app version 2.0 is now available for download, the new version brings along a few festive additions and a few new backgrounds.
New in version 2.0
- Ability to download new content directly through the application, allowing new themes to be loaded without updating the entire application.
- Download new content and connect to FaceBook via BlackBerry Bridge.
If I had to pick one new feature of this update (beside the sea monster boot screen) I’m going to have to go with the new festive content. Just in time for those embarrassing family moments, ones that shouldn’t be made into scrapbooks but are to funny not to be.
More screen shots after the break!! (more…)
10:00 am on Dec 21, 2011 |
While it isn’t a very festive themed app being released Smarter Apps has launched their latest application into BlackBerry App World.
Vampire Hunter is the latest BlackBerry game from Smarter Apps. It is
a game where you are a champion vampire hunter and you have been
called upon to slay the Vampire Master Lord and all his of demonic
creatures before they wreak havoc and take over a small village.
Vampire Hunter is a “Tower Defence” game in which you purchase weapons
and defences against the attacking vampires. You can purchase crosses
to block the vampires, or weapons like flame throwers, crossbows,
land mines and holy water bombs to destroy the vampires.
Vampire Hunter is available in BlackBerry App World for $4.99, and is compatible with all devices running OS 4.5 and up. Sadly the app isn’t available for the PlayBook just yet, but we’re hoping that Smarter Apps is working on one soon.
A new version of BlackBerry Bridge, v126.96.36.199, has just hit App World. This version has one specific purpose, to fix the issues that users were having when attempting to add an additional PlayBook or change to a different PlayBook using the same BlackBerry. This update fixes that issue and it is recommended that all users of BlackBerry Bridge update to this latest version.