You can get FriendChat version 1.99.5 at:
Also, our free app IMpics is a great addition to FriendChat. IMpics lets you send pictures in FriendChat and any other Instant Message/Chat/SMS/Email app you may use.
You can get IMPics for free at:
Let us know what you think of the new FriendChat, and also let us know if you are using IMpics.
We just returned from the Blackberry World Conference in Orlando where the new Bold 9900 / 9930 was introduced. This new Bold is based on the original Bold 9000, which at the time was my favorite device since it had a wide screen and great keyboard.
I had an opportunity to test the new Bold with the new OS 7 and I was very impressed with it. Like the old Bold 9000 it has a wider screen and great keyboard, but it is now much thinner, with a high resolution screen that is a touch screen. The touch screen and full keyboard are a great combination…the best of both worlds. This new Bold records and plays high definition video, and is just loaded with excellent features. The new OS 7, which is a step up from OS 6, is a clean looking interface and operated very well. This new Bold is fantastic and will make existing and new BlackBerry users very happy. Here are some of the features on the Bold 9900 / 9930:
Let us know if you plan on getting this new Bold 9900/9930.
There are times when I notice my battery is draining faster than normal. Fortunately the BlackBerry Operating System (OS) 6.0 provides a great tool to see what applications are using the most of my BlackBerry CPU, and likely decreasing my battery life.
You will now see what apps have been using the most processing power for today. Perhaps you will be surprised, and maybe an app you don’t use very much is running all the time in the background, and you can now try to close it down.
I was surprised to find out that a particular app I had was using the most CPU even though I had not actually used that app, it was just running in the background. Since the app could not be effectively closed I had to delete it because my battery was draining way too fast.
After running this test did you find anything surprising? Let us know.
We just released Sudoku Supreme, a free Sudoku game with unlimited games and 4 levels of difficulty.
So fire up your brain cells and get set to tackle our Sudoku Supreme.
For now you can only get our new Sudoku game from our free app site here: http://free.jaredco.com/
It will be coming to BlackBerry App World soon.
Let us know what you think of our new Sudoku game.
It is now official, the BlackBerry Playbook will be available in Canada and the U.S. on April 19, 2011 at Best Buy and Future Shop stores.
There will be 3 Playbook models:
For more information on pre-orders click here: http://bit.ly/ewTKXx.
Are you going to get one?
Call Box is our newest app and it is now available for sale in BlackBerry App World. Get it here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20633
Half the time you don´t know where your smart phone is. Or who´s using it! The kids? A co-worker? The snoopy neighbor?
Hey, you got your life stored on that cell and you want your information and settings in a lock-tight box, right? Then you want Call Box, the hot lock app.
You loan your Blackberry to a friend to make a call. You hand it off to your kid on date night or let a co-worker call home. Okay. Fine. But you don´t want that caller poking through your contacts list, address book or other personal information stored on that Blackberry.
Call Box puts all personal information out of reach of anyone who uses your Blackberry to make a call.
Call Box locks up personal information and settings but still lets your teen call home.
Call Box is PIN protected. No one gets in unless you let them in.
You can turn Call Box on or off with a click so your stored information is always a PIN away.
Hand off your cell without worrying that your sensitive data may be compromised.
Simple to install; a snap to set up. Activate and relax. Your personal information is boxed up tight.
So loan your phone with confidence. Call Box keeps your personal info in a strong box while keeping the lines of communication open.
BlackBerry® Messenger (“BBM”) is a fantastic application that most BlackBerry® enthusiasts use all the time. Here are some quick tips on how to do more with BBM;
You can send files, photos, voice notes, and contacts to your BBM contacts (requires BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 or later and may not be available for all users).
An interesting BBM feature uses GPS technology to send your location to a BBM contact, who can then see where you are on BlackBerry® Maps. (This feature may not be available for all users.)
Your contact will now be able to see your location.
Want a quick way to add a friend to your BBM contact list? Try scanning the BBM barcode from their BlackBerry smartphone. Simply scan your friend´s barcode and they are added to your BlackBerry Messenger contact list.
Stay connected with groups of friends, family, or co-workers by creating groups of BBM contacts.
And Most Importantly:
BACKUP YOUR BBM CONTACTS:
Let us know if you have any other BBM Tips, and we will post them.
We have heard from many users that want easy access to download our top free apps. Many people have trouble getting apps from the various app stores, and there are several countries that do not even have access to app stores.
In response to this demand, we created a web site where you can easily and quickly download our top free apps. Click on the link below from your BlackBerry, or scan the QR Code at the top of this post, click on the icon for the app you want, download. How simple is that?
Here is the link:
Please let us know what you think of this new free app download site? Do you like how easy it is to download our free apps?
We have just released our newest app – SCREEN GRABBER.
Screen Grabber is the ultimate screen shot/capture application for BlackBerry devices. With Screen Grabber, send a map or directions to your best friend, or send your icon screen with a couple of clicks to share with family and friends. There´s nothing quite like Screen Grabber and free is always good. Real good.
o Screen Grabber ads a menu item in all your Blackberry menus for quick and easy access to take screen shots.
o With a single click take a screen shot of your Blackberry screen. Tap. Done.
o Email that screen shot to anyone, anywhere, any time.
o Screen Grabber stores all your screen captures in a new file called Screen Grabs. Want to see your contacts list from a month ago? Easy. If you grabbed a screen shot of that important client´s phone number, it´s in the file labeled Screen Grabs, right where we put it for you.
o Screen Grabber is the only “screen-shot” app that we are aware of that can take a screen shot from within your Browser on OS 6 .0 devices.
o Screen Grabber saves the screen shots in a small size (usually less then 50kb), making it easier to email and save your screen shots.
o Want to send a map or directions to your technically-impaired friends? It doesn´t get any easier than click and send with Screen Grabber.
o Organize your Blackberry Screen Grabs in a single place – one folder holds it all in an “at-a-glance” format.
o So simple to set up, Screen Grabber does it all for you. Download and you´re good to go.
App icons, maps, tools, contacts, addresses – JaredCo´s Screen Grabber makes it a snap to grab a screen shot, send it or store it for use down the line.
And best of all, Screen Grabber is totally free so it costs you zip. But, like all JaredCo apps, it delivers real functionality that enhances your Blackberry experience.
You´ve got nothing to lose and lots of utility to gain. Like all JaredCo apps, we design them, we build them and we support them. Even the FREE ones.
Get Screen Grabber from BlackBerry App World:
Bluetooth is a great wireless technology that lets your Blackberry communicate with other hardware without the need for a physical, wired connection. Bluetooth is most commonly used to pair (“connect”) your BlackBerry to a hands free microphone/speaker headset.
Let’s take you through the process of setting up a Bluetooth connection:
When your Bluetooth is on you will see the Bluetooth icon in your main screen, at the top in the status bar. It is a good idea to turn Bluetooth off when you are not using it, as a security measure, and to save on battery drain. Please note that using Bluetooth use will tend to drain your battery faster than normal.
Do you use Bluetooth connections with your BlackBerry? For what kind of Devices? Do you have any tips or tricks for using Bluetooth? Let us know.