Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another exciting week has come to pass on the blogs this week which brings us one week closer to the Passport! If you haven't already, and I'm sure you have, just a quick reminder to enter our Win a BlackBerry Passport contest. The launch events are less than two weeks away so who out there is excited? Finally, how could I not mention that this week marks the 15th Anniversary of Mobile Nations. My has the time flown and what an adventure it has been.
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.
Lovely Notebook FREE theme by BB Freaks
It has been a while since I featured a theme and, being the addict that I am, couldn't help but notice this delightful selection in the storefront. This notepad motif fits in perfectly with it being back to school month. As with all their themes, it is completely skinned from top to bottom including customized icons, backgrounds, notifications, battery/signal meters, and offers a personalized media player and folder background. Rounding out this theme are eye-popping colors and redesigned top banner. This is a solid choice for your compatible BlackBerry device and with BB Freaks they always run smooth with no battery drain. Available to download for free, it is fully compatible with all OS 6/7/7.1 devices as well as the Curve 8520/8530.
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PanoRIMio by Burning Platform
Next up this week is a native, feature rich Panoramio viewer for BlackBerry 10. Using this application grants you access to tens of millions of pictures from around the world on the geolocation-oriented photo sharing site in a variety of ways. The drop-down list conveniently lets you search by location, either by address, coordinates, map, or current GPS location. You may also search by Tag/Keyword to discover content as well. Once that is selected, you simply choose how you want the search results to appear, called gallery type, on your device such as list, grid, slideshow and Map layer. Furthermore, the application provides details for every image including title, author, upload date, coordinates, and the direct link to the Panoramio page. You can purchase this application for $1.99 for BlackBerry 10.
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List Them All by Ghuyfel
If there is one thing I know I struggle with sometimes its being able to manage my shopping lists. I forget and leave it home and basically wind up walking up and down every aisle in the store. This application offers various features to make sure you do not forget anything on your next trip. It allows you to create quick lists by tapping on the preloaded categories, manage your window-shopping activities by grouping them by shop, date, and name, add reminders to your shopping lists, and export and share your lists. All-in-all navigation is simple and the awesome interface gives you quick access to all of your items. List Them All supports all BlackBerry 10 devices for $1.99.
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UFOs Love Cows by Double Helix Games
Sometimes you just want a game that requires little brainpower but offers a lot of fun. This free game in the Amazon Appstore is certainly that. The concept is not difficult to follow at all. Your objective is to race over the landscape and abduct the cows all the while blasting the farmers. You will have to maneuver your spaceship around the countryside, avoiding the obstacles laid down in your path including fake cows, scarecrow decoys, fake cow combs and more. It is easy, fun, offers great graphics, and is free to download.
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SMS to Email Pro by Runisoft
In this day and age people continue to send text messages. At a former employer of mine, the main form of communication was SMS when you weren't in the office and had to get things done. Sometimes I would find myself forwarding those texts to my work email so I would have a record of what to add to my to-do list. This handy application allows you to automatically send those messages so that not only can you read them on your email client, but easily back them up as well. It is easy to use and setup, will alert you (via ringtone, LED, or vibrate) when a message is forwarded, auto reply to SMS if configured in settings, and allows you to send the "sent SMS from hub" to email as well. You can find it in BlackBerry World for $1.99 and if you rely on text messages then this tool will help you monitor them.
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What You Might Have Missed
Circle The Dot by Ketchapp
If you are looking for a great game, our resident expert James Richardson showcased this gem of a puzzle game this past week. Your goal is to prevent the blue dot from reaching the edge by inserting orange dots by tapping on the grid. Easier said than done, it will keep you occupied for hours not to mention give the old noggin a workout. It may have a simplistic concept but after a while all you will think about is how to win.
How to install Android apps from the Amazon Appstore
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.