Howdy CrackBerry nation! It's been another mighty fine week here for BlackBerry what with the announcement of the BlackBerry Assistant, the new version of MockIt, and the TV Show discusses the start of the David Tennant era. Okay that last one isn't technically BlackBerry related news but it is about Doctor Who and that counts right?
Now it is time to get back to the show and see what this week's picks are. 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.
MyBucketList by DHabkirkDesigns
As the name implies this applications is for placing all of your life goals or things you would like to accomplish. Whether it be deep sea diving, skydiving, or even visiting your favorite city you can create, change, and store all of your dreams right here within the application. In addition to the interface being quite user-friendly, you can tick off each item as they are completed, mark them as "chickened out", or share with your friends and followers. Currently on sale for $.99 MyBucketList is compatible with all BlackBerry 10 smartphones. It even includes a variety of suggestions to get you started.
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BPainter Pro by HSU TING YU
I actually discovered this application through a Twitter recommendation and I could not be more pleased. While I am artistically challenged there is nothing like an easy to use native BlackBerry 10 drawing application to get the creative juices flowing. The pro version, offers a smooth drawing path, no ads, ability to search and select Flikr images as backgrounds, BlackBerry Express Support and a variety of basic drawing functions. The full version will set you back $1.99 but there is a free version available to try out as well.
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Seecrypt by Seecrypt Pty Ltd
New to the storefront this week is this encrypted communication application. Seecrypt offers users the ability to make and receive secure voice calls, send and receive encrypted text messages and attachments between Seecrypt Mobile-enabled devices, anywhere in the world. Seecrypt SC3 employs a unique double-layer AES 256 & RC4 384 end-to-end crypto scheme, with new ephemeral session keys for each call and message, so that all types of communication are strongly encrypted. The application is free to download as is sending and receiving messages and calls. If you choose to make a call you will need to subscribe for $3 per month or $30 per year. Seecrypt is an Android port and supports only touchscreen BlackBerry 10 devices.
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Real Football 2015 by Gameloft Inc.
Already missing the World Cup? The folks over at Gameloft released this gem for legacy BBOS devices. This latest version of their social and real football series brings the International Cup to you with 3D animations and graphics. Whether you are a newcomer or an expert this difficult game lets you challenge opponents from around the world with a one-tap match finder or take on Seasons mode to manage a team. If you want to rise through the divisions and top the leaderboard you can download this for free in BlackBerry World and experience this sport all year round. Please note that this is only a demo version and the full one will set you back $4.99.
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FilePLAY Music Player by Traxx
Going through the [BlackBerry 10 App announcement forums[(http://forums.crackberry.com/app-announcements-f281/) this week I happened to come across this simple music player. Functionality is basic in that it allows for the user to play all music within a specific folder. All you have to do is select a folder with music in it and it will play continuously. In addition to music files, it can open video files as well, however, only the audio portion of the file will play as it does not support video output. FilePLAY is able to search for audio and video files on your device, SD card, and computer hard drive with "Remote File Access." Additional features include a sleep timer with five options, shake control, and the ability to play, repeat, and shuffle. FilePLAY Music Player is $.99 to download and is compatible with BlackBerry 10.
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What You Might Have Missed
This week James had a chance to share with us the latest game to grab his attention. Touchgrind BMX is a free biking game where you have to maneuver around the course all while performing tricks and jumps. The controls are slightly different than one might expect so be sure to check out the full video shown above. It offers smooth and detailed 3D graphics, challenging levels in various worldwide locations, and is quite enjoyable. If you are searching for some quick and fun action on your all-touch enabled BlackBerry 10 device then be sure to give this a try.
Download Touchgrind BMX / 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.