Shazam For BlackBerry Updated To Version 2.5- Music Videos And 7Digital Music Purchases Added

Shazam for BlackBerry rolled out version 2.5 last week. Some cool new functions were added to the mix with this release that I'm sure most users can appreciate. Especially, since they work quite nicely from my testing. The rundown of new features is as follows:

  • Searching And Launching Of YouTube Videos From Tagged Music.
  • In App Ability To "Tweet" Tagged Music To All Of Your Twitter Followers.
  • Integrated In App Music Purchases Direct From The 7Digital Music Store.
Since its initial release, Shazam hasn't really seen that many updates or functionality added. So these additions are welcomed ones for sure. You can check out the free or paid versions of Shazam in BlackBerry App World. For me, the 5 tags per month the free version offers is enough but other users may want the unlimited tagging options that Shazam Encore brings. In either case, the free version of Shazam does offer a free 7 day trial to try out the service so you can decide.
[ IntoMobile ]
Continue Reading →
Wheres My Phone Updated to Version 3 - 100 Copies to be Won!

We have posted on Wheres My Phone in the past and it has just been updated to version 3, adding some nice enhancements.  The application is used to send remote commands to your BlackBerry for such tasks as triggering an audible alarm, battery level check, and GPS location request.  New features in this build include remote contacts download, SMS integration, and remote disabling of the device. The other nice thing about this app is that you pay a one time fee, no monthly or annual service fees. You can pick up Where's My Phone in the CrackBerry App Store for $3.99 for all devices on OS 4.2.1 and up.

Contest: We have 100 copies of Wheres My Phone to give away. Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. Please only leave one comment, multiple entries wont count.

Continue Reading →
AddOnis- Now Compatible With BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 5.0

The folks at Twinkler software have let us know they completed the process of getting AddOnis working on devices running OS 5.0. Not only did they get it working correctly but they also managed to work in the new standby and lock features seen in the most recent OS 5.0 versionsl. The change log for this one depends on what OS it is that you are running on your device. Some of the changes are for OS 5.0 and some were for 4.6/4.7. You can check out the full the change log for AddOnis as listed here.

Continue Reading →

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.545 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.545 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

What a great start to the day. We've known for some time this OS was floating around out there, even heard that this one had hit "Gold Candidate" for release to carriers. Now, thanks to a CrackBerry forums member who wished to remain anonymous you can now check out the release yourself. As always, be sure to back up your data before you load this one onto your device gold candidate or not, things could go awry.  Standard disclaimer can be found below.

*OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose to install, do so at your own risk and only if you're comfortable in the process of upgrading and downgrading your device software. It is quite normal during operating system development for certain features to be crippled or disabled while others are tested, and these beta builds often reflect that. They are not always better. Depending on your BlackBerry comfort level, it may be best for you to wait for community feedback on a build before deciding to download and install for yourself or simply wait for the next official release. If you require support, you will find it in our CrackBerry forums via our extremely knowledgeable community base - do not contact your carrier or RIM for Beta OS technical support (their first course of action will be to advise you to downgrade to a supported OS). Follow the links below for more information and instructions. *

    Continue Reading →

    It wasn't too long ago that good ole Jerry Seinfeld was dissing BlackBerry's, BlackBerry People and iPhones in an interview with Conan. It was funny stuff. I guess so funny he brought the "BlackBerry People" rant back recently on Letterman. Funny cuz it's true :)

    [ via BBCool ]

    Continue Reading →
    Tether Turns One Birthday Contest - Win 1 of 6 Smartphones Plus 25 Copies of Tether to Give Away

    Fresh off their awesome support for our own birthday contest, Tether is doing a little celebrating of their own. Just one-year ago TetherBerry kicked off their service and changed the way we Tether on the go. They just let us know that they too are having a birthday and are celebrating in true CrackBerry style. The team at Tether is giving away six smartphones (3 BlackBerry and 3 Android devices) to some lucky winners. No catch and no hard rules to follow. To get in on the fun, just head to tether.com/contest for all the details. Happy Birthday Tether dudes!

    Contest: To spread the love Tether has made their app available for just $29.99 through March 16th. They are also giving us another 25 copies of their software to give away. To enter to win a copy of your own, just leave a single comment on this post. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. 

    Continue Reading →

    RIM Data Outage Continuing Today for Wifi Users?

    RIM Data Outage Continuing Today for Wifi Users?

    According to dataoutages.com, many users are still having issues with both BIS and BES connections for the second day in a row. It seems like the issue is hovering around Wifi connections, where users are having data trouble when Wifi is disconnected. No official word on what the deal is or when it will be fixed, but hopefully it will get resolved at some point today. If you're having spotty issues with email, web browsing and BBM then this is most likely why. Drop a comment and let us know how data is working for you.

    Continue Reading →

    VQ CarFinder

    We first heard about VQ CarFinder way back in July of last year. Since then the app has come a long way, and has now been downloaded by over 100,000 users (and I'm sure plenty of those downloads came from CrackBerry). If you don't know about VQ CarFinder, it is a simple app that helps you remember where you parked your car. The app uses your vehicles built-in Bluetooth (or optional car charger) to note where you left your car, and you can easily access the app to find it again quickly. To help celebrate the milestone, the folks at VQ CarFinder are giving away 20 free licenses. All you need to do is leave a single comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. Also be sure to check out VQ Mileage Tracker, one of the first apps to automatically track your mileage and travel info.

    Continue Reading →
    CrackBerry Turns 3 Birthday Contests: Thank You Sponsors!!

    We wouldn't be able to give away such awesome prizes without the help of all the amazing sponsors. Big shoutout to all that helped us out and made our 3rd birthday celebration the best one yet. We at CrackBerry HQ appreciate all your help, and I'm sure the CrackBerry Nation thanks you as well. Big thanks to MLH Software, OtterBox, SmrtGuard, SmrtCase, TeleNav, Tether, Schlage, Coveroo, Worldmate, Celio Corp. (Redfly), Slacker and Colorware!

    Continue Reading →

    Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones Review

    Fixmo Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones Review

    Why is it that we are never satisfied? Why do we look for the slightest chance to improve upon something? Perhaps we have a built in desire to consistently outperform; the need to make something faster, smarter…better. It won’t happen in our lifetime, or even in the next few lifetimes, but I would love to see when humanity finally reaches the ultimate pinnacle of perfection and a single thought is collectively voiced;

    “So, um, what do we do now?”

    In a world, where existence relies upon constant communication, the human race cries out for more. With BlackBerry in hand, we march towards a common goal; to augment our already amazing Smartphones. Staring at the vast world of BlackBerry applications, one must decide how they will choose. One application dares to state that it will make your “Smartphone smarter”. That application is Fixmo Tools. Comparing itself to a utility belt, Fixmo Tools seems to strive on the idea of prevention over apprehension. In other words, easily monitor important concerns such as; memory, battery life and email issues. It’s a great way to quickly draw attention to critical information when you might have forgotten something. Let’s see Fixmo Tools in action.

    Continue Reading →

    Get In On The New Later Dude Pro Beta Testing

    Get In On The New Later Dude Pro Beta Testing

    Our friend Fabian Heuwieser is looking for some feedback on his latest iteration of Later Dude Pro. If you are a current user or new to Later Dude Pro here is your chance to check out what's up and coming. As Fabian has posted in the CrackBerry forums, you can now get your hands on the latest version which has some newly added features to make Later Dude Pro more robust app. Have a look in the forums and if you want to give Fabian a hand with the testing, be sure to grab the download.

    Continue Reading →

    BlackBerry App World Updated To Version 1.1.0.33

    BlackBerry App World Updated To Version 1.1.0.33

    Been quite a while since we've seen a BlackBerry App World update. Guess RIM thought it was time for one. No idea what may or may not have been fixed in this release folks but if we happen to get a change log we'll add to the post. In the meantime, you can download the latest version from the BlackBerry website or from within app world itself. Have at it, let us know if you notice anything in particular that has changed.

    Continue Reading →
    BlackBerry Theme Roundup for March 8th 2010 - 50 Copies of Sands to be Won!

    Contest: 50 Copies of Sands to be won. Leave a comment!

    It's Monday again, which means that it's theme roundup day! We had a crazy week on the blogs last week with all our birthday celebrations, and things are starting to settle back to normal. CrackBerry's 3rd birthday got me thinking about our members, and how much they mean to us. This naturally progressed to considering the members themselves, and I realized that we have been remiss in not including our female readers as much in the roundup. In light of that, I present this week's roundup, dedicated to our readers of the fairer sex. Click the jump to read on!

    Continue Reading →

    QuickLaunch for BlackBerry A to Z

    [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]

    One of my most used apps has to be QuickLaunch. It is an extremely valuable app that allows for easy access to loads of BlackBerry functions. You can set it to launch applications, web sites, quickly compose emails, make phone calls and more. It integrates extremely well with the operating system, and with a few clicks you can get things done instead of having to search around or click through various apps. QuickLaunch sells for $4.99 in the CrackBerry App Store and is well worth it. Check out the video above for a quick look at all of the application features. If you aren't currently a QuickLaunch user, you should be - and that's all there is to it :-)

    Continue Reading →

    Verizon Shows Off Skype And Tells Us How To Use It

    [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ]

    By now most users should be aware of the deal Skype and Verizon have in the works. In case you missed it, Verizon will have an exclusive deal with Skype to run their VoIP application on the Verizon network. Aside from a rather slim on info press release we've not heard too much more. Unless, of course you include the information of Skype magically disappearing from other platforms. Today though, Verizon treated us all to a new video posted to their YouTube account. It gives a few more details about how Skype and Verizon will work things and oh ya, be sure to pay attention so you can hear the iPhone smack talk. They kinda snuck that in there.

    Continue Reading →
    WordSearchBubble Burst

    Tafasa has had a great year and cranked out some awesome games for BlackBerry. To celebrate their first birthday, they are running a sale on all of their games. You can pick up 4-In-A-Row, Bubble Burst, CodeBreaker, Hangman, Memory, WordSearch and more for just $0.99 through March 14th. They have been hard at work converting the former Storm-only games to work on other devices, so why not pick one up as your way of saying thanks? Head to the CrackBerry App Store to check out the full lineup. Happy Birthday Tafasa!

    Continue Reading →
    Thumbplay Music Store Store Goes Public - 30 Free Trials to Give Away

    *Update: Just a quick note that Thumbplay is currently only available in the US so sadly anyone outside the States is out of luck on this one. Apologies on the late notice *

    Back in January we saw the Thumbplay Music Store that was shown off at CES. We gave away some free-trials, and are happy to announce we have a few more to give out to the CrackBerry Nation. Thumbplay is out of private beta and has added some device support to their lineup, so users with a Tour 9630, Curve 8900, Storm, Bold 9000 or Bold 9700 can now get in on the action. Thumbplay lets you stream music from their database, as well as create playlists and buy songs right from the app. The full service is priced at $9.99/month (a free 3-day trial is available via BlackBerry App World), but we have 30 free 30-day trials to give away. To enter to win, just leave a single comment on this post. Winners will be picked at random and the contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST.

    Continue Reading →
    CrackBerry Turns 3 Years Old Birthday Contest Winners Announced!!

    What a crazy week we had. A contest every day and a blowout with over six on Friday alone. We have some huge prizes to unload and couldn't be happier with the turnout for the contests. Hopefully everyone got a chance to get in on the fun, but if not, rest assured another big contest is never too far away. Thanks to all of the great sponsors that helped us out this year, and congrats to all the winners!

    Continue Reading →

    Pages