Tag Archives: apps
1:01 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
With the BlackBerry Q10 launching next week, the focus of this week’s BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday is going to be exclusively on apps that will be ready for that device at launch. It’ll have all the native BlackBerry apps like BBM and Email, plus all the great native BB10 apps like Twitter and Facebook. Also, Skype for BlackBerry 10 will be available on the Q10 from launch. ATP Tour, Cut the Rope and Viber are all three coming to both the Q10 and Z10 in the next few weeks. Follow on past the break for the full rundown of Q10 apps in this week’s BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday. Keep in mind that even though all these apps are available on the Q10, most are already currently available on the Z10, also.
7:24 pm on Mar 20, 2013 |
It’s that time of week again, another BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday. This week, BlackBerry has chosen another even mix of applications from all categories. The feature apps from this week’s selection include the new Need for Speed and Delta Airlines applications, specifically crafted for the BlackBerry 10 platform. Check out the full selection of apps, handpicked by BlackBerry for BB10, past the break.
3:52 pm on Nov 6, 2012 |
If you’re a BlackBerry OS 7.1 user in Canada, we have some great news for you. RIM is offering, now through December 31st, over $40 in free BlackBerry apps for users of OS 7.1. If you’re still running BlackBerry 7.0 on your smartphone, you’ll want to go ahead and grab the 7.1 update from your carrier to be eligible for these free apps. The app selection includes some top-tier apps like BeWeather, N.O.V.A, and Screen Muncher. This offer is only good for Canadian BlackBerry customers who have OS 7.1 running on their device. For more information, plus download links for all the apps, hit the link below.
4:30 pm on Sep 18, 2012 |
Tungle.me is a development company that RIM purchased a short while ago in a effort to further expand their developmental capabilities. Shortly after being brought on by RIM, the BlackBerry PlayBook Calendar application was developed by the Tungle team. Tungle.me was also a service by itself prior to RIM’s acquisition of the company.
The Tungle.me scheduling service is still running as a standalone service; however, it will be shutting down completely on December 3rd. RIM has made the decision to shutter Tungle.me so that they can bring the Tungle team in for full-time BlackBerry 10 development. This development team is currently working on the calendar, contacts, messaging, notes, and memos applications for BlackBerry 10.
You can read the email that Tungle.me is sending out to users past the break and you can view Tungle’s own shutdown announcement at the link below.
1:12 pm on Sep 11, 2012 |
BlackBerry is an official sponsor of this year’s TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival for those that don’t know. Not only is BlackBerry sponsoring TIFF, but the BlackBerry app is the official TIFF app, as well. In celebration of TIFF, and great entertainment in general, RIM has released a list of some of the best entertainment apps for your BlackBerry. Follow us past the break as we take a look at some of the best entertainment apps to try today on your BlackBerry.
3:58 pm on Mar 6, 2012 |
**Update: Currently this offer is for BlackBerry Subscribers in the US only.**
RIM has been offering some Free PlayBook games to promote PlayBook OS 2.0, and now they are doing a similar promotion for owners of BlackBerry OS 7 devices. Anytime between now and May 31st, BlackBerry OS 7 users can download a ton of free apps and games “Compliments of BlackBerry.” Some of the offered apps include:
- Fixmo Tools
- Screen Muncher
- Color ID
- Pinball Deluxe
- And many, many more!!!
As long as you’re on BlackBerry OS 7, hit the link below to check out all of the games that RIM is offering “Compliments of BlackBerry.” Make sure you check it out and download the ones you want before May 31st. The games you’ll be looking for will clearly state “Compliments of BlackBerry” in the app title. Happy Downloading!
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.
2:07 pm on Dec 19, 2011 |
As the cold winter months start to set in and the sun no longer stays in the sky like it did before, we all need to look for new forms of entertainment. With your BlackBerry by your side I’m confident that you will be okay. We’ve compiled a list of our top winter apps that are made just for your BlackBerry smartphone. Grab the link below to fill your Berry with a little holiday cheer from TheBerryFix.com
8:14 pm on Dec 16, 2011 |
Just weeks ago RIM pushed a new version of BlackBerry App World to beta zone users and I’m guessing its gone over well as the update is now available to the masses.
- BlackBerry App World Wifi support
- Application rating system
- Various bug fixes
It can take up to 24hrs for the update to show on everyone’s BlackBerry, just depends on your location around the globe. But if you just can’t wait you can refresh app world in hopes of a notification.
Holiday sweaters now avialable with the Ugly Sweater Expansion Pack for the BlackBerry Avatar Builder App
1:20 pm on Dec 2, 2011 |
We last took a look at the BBM Avatar builder from RIM a few months ago during their initial release, but since then the app has laid dormant….until now. One thing about the holidays is we all have that one relative that just loves to buy everyone a hideous sweater for christmas and while we all dread wearing them, we still do it. So to help celebrate the holiday season RIM has added a new expansion pack to the BBM Avatar app, the Holiday sweater expansion.
So show your grandma some love and hit up App World (may take up to 24hrs to appear) to dress up your BBM avatar in time for the holiday sweater….I mean, festive season.
12:13 pm on Dec 1, 2011 |
If you love the holidays and making everything all christmas like, then make sure you check out the newest BBM connected application from Smarter-Apps. The premiss of Santa Dash is to get good old Saint Nick to as many houses as possible, but watch out because there are a few obstacles in the way. Other than being a addicting game, the best part is it is ZERO dollars…..zip, ziltch nadda. So head on over to BlackBerry App World and get into the holiday sprit.
1:44 pm on Nov 30, 2011 |
While I must admit there are a ton of games that utilize the stellar hardware found in the BlackBerry PlayBook, but what about useful apps ? I’ve found that apps are still something thats lacking on this tablet, but I did want to point out one that I’ve found to be noticeably useful while traveling. Being an online journalist (or blogger as we are known) I do a considerable about of traveling, and while there are a few apps on BlackBerry phones that help, there aren’t any that match the functionality of HRS app for the PlayBook.
HRS for the BlackBerry PlayBook is a Hotel search and booking application. Not only does it use the GPS found in the device to pin point your location it also allows you to enter in search criteria to further refine the hotels in your area. HRS can be found in BlackBerry app world by searching for “HRS”, or grab the handy link I’ve placed below this post to check it out. Let us know if you’ve found any hand apps that have made your day better.
2:45 pm on Nov 23, 2011 |
RIM seems to be on a roll with application updates today. They just updated twitter and now BlackBerry Traffic in Beta Zone. If you’ve never used traffic before it’s an application that allows you to plan ahead a know how the traffic is on your planned route. The app also has the ability to send notifications to your contacts and let them know when you’re running a little behind.
Please see below for fixed issues in BlackBerry Traffic version 18.104.22.1689
- *Fixed* Guidance Options: wording changed to “Standard-quality Audio (2.5x larger data download)” and “High-quality Audio (10x larger data download)”
- *Fixed* Battery Consumption: periodic timers disabled when in background and in arrived state.
As you can see in the change long there aren’t any huge changes, just a few bug fixes. If you’re a Beta Zone user grab the link below to get the update, and if you aren’t on Beta Zone….then sign up!
9:15 pm on Nov 21, 2011 |
I must say that with the portability of the PlayBook, I’ve found myself buying a ton more games that I bought when I had my iPad, mainly due to the ability to carry this powerhouse around everywhere I go. During BlackBerry Devcon we were shown a gamethat has been talked about all over the web, USA TODAY gives it a 4/4 and IGF gave it the “Excellence in Visual Art Award” and TheBerryFix.com gives it the “Best Frikin Game on The PlayBook” Award.
Machinarium is a game that brings you into the world of a little robot that is on the hunt to save his robot girl friend, and while I can talk about it all day, you need to try it for yourself. Check out the trailer after the break, and if you can’t wait to grab your PlayBook and hit download, you can give the demo a spin at the link below.
12:56 pm on Nov 18, 2011 |
It’s a well known fact that a lot of the new BlackBerry 7 devices have been equipped with the latest in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, but you might be wandering how it will be implemented on your new BlackBerry. While we were in Waterloo (the birthplace of the BlackBerry) I had a chance to sit down and get a demo of the new NFC features that will be making their way into a BB7 OS update in the near future.
RIM is looking to equipped the new devices with the ability to send videos, photos, contacts and even add a BBM buddy through NFC tech, and the best part is that they’ve also enabled the use of Bluetooth as a bridge to make the whole process a lot quicker. Take a look at the video above and see it in action for your self.