Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you've all had a wonderful week. It sure has been a busy one I can tell you that. What with our #CESlive 2015 coverage this week from the Las Vegas Convention Center! The whole crew has been doing a fantastic job of bringing you all of the news right as it happens from the showroom floor. From AT&T announcing they would carry the Classic and a redesigned Passport with rounded corners to all of the news surrounding QNX there has been no shortage of announcements at CES this year.
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.
I'm Free by Bellotti Alessandro
The New Year not only brings a fresh start, but a whole new year of accomplishing our goals and ticking the items off of our resolutions list. For some of us that means kicking a nasty habit or two. While we have the best intentions, trying to keep these resolutions can be difficult. As such, one of the habits that a few of co-workers are trying to kick is smoking. I'm Free is a native application that allows you to track your progress as you try to quit smoking. You can earn badges/achievements, track total days and money saved, and share your statistics on social networks. This Built for BlackBerry application is easy to use and offers a convenient and straightforward way to motivate you. On sale, for a limited time for $0.99, it is compatible with BlackBerry 10.
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Remoteless – Remote for Spotify by anders o
Looking for a Spotify wireless remote? This application will allow you to not only control normal functions such as start, stop, volume, next and shuffle, but store favorite artists, start a radio station, queue any track from a playlist or album, search the Spotify library, and share what you are listening to. Premium users have access to additional features such as browsing and starting playlists, and browsing starred tracks. While it will only work if you have Spotify installed on your computer, it is very simple to use and setup. Currently on sale for $0.99, it is available for BlackBerry 10.
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Dream Remote by QtHelex
From the developer that brought you ClipMan Clipboard Manager and BlackBullet, comes this useful application for controlling your satellite receiver from every point in your house. If you own a compatible DreamBox receiver, a list is available in the BlackBerry World description; you can control your box with your device instead of the remote control. Once you've installed the web interface plugin on your receiver without password protection, connect your BlackBerry to the same network, select your receiver in settings, and then use the on-screen controls. You can purchase this application for $2.99.
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Ultimate Robot Fighting by Reliance Games
Fans of robot fighting will be sure to get a kick out of this game. The goal is to build your roster of larger than life robots, upgrade them, and then have them battle various opponents in the arena. The controls are rather easy, for example in one match you can tap three times for a light attack and then swipe for a heavy attack, and yes I admit the combat style is simple. However, what this does have is great animations and visuals, plays well, and is a free app, though there are in-app purchases. The application is available to download from the Amazon Appstore.
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Emoticons Book Pro by TPSoft
Sometimes there is nothing like an emoticon to express how you feel or inject a little something extra into the conversation. This application contains over 1,000 emoticons, emoji, kamoji to do just that. With a quick tap, you can update your status, share to an email, BBM, or text, or mark one as a favorite. There is a free version that limits the number per category and the full version for $1.99.
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What You Might Have Missed
xFit WOD by bsmInnovation.com
CrossFit workouts is a core strengthening and conditioning program performed at a relatively high intensity. If you want to track your workouts and view the results then this native application accomplishes all that and more. The application allows users to add custom movements and track max weight achievements, view your progress over time with graphs, permits users to add your gyms RSS/ATOM feed, and lets you create your own custom WODs in addition to the 180+ preloaded ones. Available for devices running OS 10.3, you can grab this easy to use application for $1.99.
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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.