The Facebook app for BlackBerry's PlayBook has been given a once over, bringing along Facebook Places for checking in and grabbing freebies, Events, plus the ability to change your privacy settings. Meanwhile, the BlackBerry phone app has been upgraded with Chat functionality. [BerryReporter via UberGizmo]
Any old app can screen calls of well-known call centers...but what about the smaller, local ones? The Mr. Number app claims to identify 70 per cent of phone calls in the US, by asking its users to opt-in and share their contacts so they can learn from them.
It's been in limited beta since July and hit the App World a few weeks ago but if you didn't grab it then, go download BlackBerry Protect for your Blackberry now. You can locate your BB on a map, set a password, wipe it, make it ring loud or display a message and even wirelessly backup your phone's contents. All for…
Like the decidedly unfun (but funny!) Angry Birds on BlackBerry, Instagram on BlackBerry is just as miserably stone-aged. Because all BlackBerrys users totally love spreadsheets, duh!
With bloated fees for everything on your cell phone carrier, it's easy to get frustrated when you or someone on your family plan goes over your text message limit.
BlackBerry users may have noticed that they can neither download the Kik Messenger app nor receive push notifications through it if they already have it on their devices. Here's Research in Motion's vague excuse and pathetic explanation for the whole mess:
I had to uninstall the Facebook app on my BlackBerry Bold, such was my fury at how buggy it was. Let's hope update 1.9 fixes some of the issues. Places is now supported (for "checking in" to locations), along with BlackBerry Maps integration for viewing maps of their location. [BlackBerry App World]
We didn't care much when the official Garmin-ASUS collaboration ended this week (anyone who read our review will know why), but ASUS still has exclusive rights to Garmin's navigation tech for Android phones apparently. iPhone and BlackBerry users can expect to see a navigation app from Garmin soon, though how soon is…
Been wondering about BlackBerry's app strategy? Never have I been so infuriated with a phone than when I look at their undernourished App World. According to RIM however, they "aren't focusing on, say, hitting the 50,000 app mark."
On the eve of giving up my BlackBerry for a shiny new iPhone 4 (hopefully), along comes Music WithMe, an app that syncs iTunes playlists to BlackBerry devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. Dammit, that sounds convenient.
BlackBerry App World 2.0 is getting a much needed update that'll bring features like carrier billing, BlackBerry ID accounts, QR code support, better search, and a MyWorld section to your app-starved BlackBerrys. Carrier billing lets users pay for purchases through their monthly carrier bill instead of PayPal and the…
Here's an interesting set of charts from Nielsen analyzing the most popular apps on each smartphone platform.
Since the launch of RIM's own-developed app, I've flitted between it and UberTwitter, due to a couple of minor issues. Those problems will be null and void soon, as RIM's update fixes everything I could've wanted done—and more.