Howdy CrackBerry nation! Time once again to give a quick wrap up of all the exciting news that happened this past week. Now where do we begin? One item that was certainly not to be missed, is an interesting look at cancer research with a little help from BlackBerry that aired on 60 Minutes that you should take a closer look at. I also have to give another reminder that we're a little bit closer to the launch of the BlackBerry Classic. How many of you out there pre-ordered one for the holidays? Don't forget there are some soon to be released accessories available to order through ShopCrackBerry and ShopCrackBerry Canada
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 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.
3Words by Oleg Derevenetz
From the developer of 3D Photo Camera http://crackberry.com/capture-3d-pictures-3d-photo-camera-1000-free-copies-available comes this unofficial client for the what3words service. What is this service you may ask? It is a new universal address system that utilizes a giant grid of the world broken down into 57 trillion squares of 3 meters by 3 meters. Each of these squares is given a based on three words from the dictionary. Not only does this application access the service to allow you to explore the map but also obtain location information using personalized OneWord addresses. Whether you wish to search the map, find your friends by OneWord or w3w addresses or share a location via text, email or by phone, you can do so with 3Words. Available for $0.99 it supports all BlackBerry 10 devices.
More information/Purchase 3Words
Farm Friends Story by Tellurion mobile
In the vein of other match-3 style games comes this fun and kid friendly game. The goal is to grow crops to defend your farm from the angry fox. You have a limited number of moves to finish each level and collect the crops so use them wisely. The graphics and sounds are cute and perfect for the little ones in your house especially with the bright colors and the smiling vegetables for them to see. Farm Friends Story is free to download and is a Built For BlackBerry game.
More information/Download Farm Friends Story
Movie Info by Saper-ek.
For those of you who love everything and anything involving movies, this application aims to give you all the information you need in all in one place. From the top bar, simply search for a TV show, movie or person and it will present you with detailed information. This includes trailers and videos, access to the actors and crewmembers profiles, links to the IMDB, TVDB, and TMDB profiles, and their main web page. Movie Info is free to download for BlackBerry 10.
More information/Download Movie Info
Paperama by FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG
Growing up I used to make Origami items. That popular paper-folding pastime allowed us to create so many ingenious and beautiful creations. There was nothing like turning a small, colorful paper square into a shape or animal. Now you can get that same feeling on your device with this application from the Amazon Appstore. It brings that experience to life with an amazing 3D folding effect. There are more than 70 puzzles with limits on the number of folds you can make to achieve the desired shape. The game is challenging comprised of complex folds.
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One Music Player by Unicorn Inc.
No matter what the occasion, be it relaxing or writing a blog post, there has to be music playing in the background. As such, I probably devote an exorbitant amount of time testing various music players on my device. This latest player to hit the storefront captured my attention first by the minimalist glassy design and second by the unique way it allows you to navigate the application. This has to be explained as there is no back button. It utilizes a special swipe to have you return to the previous screens, and that is by swiping up from the bottom frame and going left or right across the display. As a native application, it's fast, responsive, and plays your music flawlessly. It sorts your library by song, album, artist, playlist and folders, as well as letting you select additional options for filtering such as by duration and date added. There are other great features as well including a built-in 5-band equalizer and a tag editor. This beautiful and feature packed player is FREE to download.
More information/Download One Music Player
What You Might Have Missed
This week marked the return of the festive giveaway promotion in BlackBerry World whereby several premium apps and games will be available to download for free for a limited time. The first assortment is currently available from now until December 17th, with a new array of apps and games to be available from the 18th to 25th. Of course, keep in mind that availability will vary by region and by device. The link to the promo is shown below and encompasses several utility and strategy games we've previously covered. If you've wanted to get your hands on these titles, this is the time to do so.
View all apps available in the festive giveaway
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.