WeatherTrax is a free app with new features for the Blackberry 10 OS, including faster speed, smoother searches and the optional function to update BBM™ personal messages with current weather.
For up-to-the-minute forecasts, WeatherTrax uses Weather Online, a very accurate weather reporting service. Other features include:
WeatherTrax is available for free at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/12603.
We also recently announced that our exceedingly popular free wallpapers are available for BB10 and the Blackberry Playbook. We will soon be announcing numerous other BB10 apps.
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 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:
We wanted to end the year with a bang…and what better way to do it then by giving away the latest and greatest BlackBerry device!
The Sweepstakes winner will win a Blackberry Torch 9800.
BUT THERE IS ANOTHER WAY TO WIN A TORCH.
Refer your friends for a chance to win a second Torch. The more friends you refer, the more chances you have to win the second Torch. If the winner is referred to our sweepstakes by a friend and enters the referring friends name into their entry form, then the referring friend also wins a Torch!
To enter the Sweepstakes:
The Sweepstakes entry period ends January 19, 2011 and the draw will be held on the January 20, 2011. So enter now, and refer as many friends as you can, this will increase your chances of winning the second Torch.
Good luck to everyone!
RIM has updated its Desktop Manager software for both MAC and PC. Desktop manager is used on your computer when you plug your Blackberry into your computer with a USB cable. Desktop Manager is very useful software for backing up your BlackBerry, syncing your emails/contacts/calendars/music/photos/videos. It is always best to have the latest versions of the Desktop Manager. Here is brief outline of the changes made to each, with links to download the software (from the release notes provided by BlackBerry).
Here is the link to get the latest BlackBerry Desktop Manager for your MAC: http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/desktop_mac.jsp
Here is the link to get the latest BlackBerry Desktop Manager for your PC: http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/
Let us know if you have any comments about either of these new releases of BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
Getting a new app for your BlackBerry should be a pleasant experience. Here are some things to consider after you have downloaded an app:
If you are still having problems with any app you purchase then you should check if the developer’s web site has any on-line support such as a FAQ page or a Knowledge Base that you can review.
If you can not find this information then you should contact the developer´s support group by email. When contacting the developer you should try to be specific about what the problem is, what model BlacBerry you have, what level Operating System you have, and where you bought the app from.
When you are on a web page on your BlackBerry Browser in Operating System 6.0 you will notice two new icons on the top right of the window, a Globe and a Tab (the one that looks like two sheets of paper over each other). These are two great tools that are now part of the new BlackBerry Browser.
Do you have any tips for the new BlackBerry Browser in OS 6? Leave them as a comment and we will publish the best of them.
We are finding some great new features in the BlackBerry Operating System 6.0.
You can easily add photo links to your favorite contacts directly to your Home screen for easy access. This works best if the contacts you choose already have pictures set up for them.
I use this feature a lot. I have a group of people I contact all the time, and this tool makes it simple for me to choose how I want to contact these people. I also love having pictures of my favorite contacts right on my main screen…it is a great way to personalize my BlackBerry and it provides great functionality as well
Please leave a comment to let me know if you have tried this function and what you think about it.
Have any other OS 6.0 tips? Let us know be leaving a comment, and we will publish the best.
With the new BlackBerry Operating System 6.0, saving and sending pictures you come across on the internet is simple.
Find a picture you like, put your pointer on it, press and hold the track pad. If you have the Torch you can use your finger to press down on any picture. A menu will pop up that will ask whether you want to send or save the photo.
How simple is that?
What other neat feature for OS 6.0 have you found? Leave a comment and we’ll publish the best.