We are happy to announce the release today on Android the free Screen Grabber app, a flexible screen-capture app that allows users to share screen shots of anything on the screen with just a couple of clicks.
The screen shots are automatically sent to a new picture file called Screen Grabs, ready to be emailed, tweeted and posted to Facebook easily and quickly. Screen Grabber reduces file size for quick sending, and allows users to opt for high-resolution screen shots.
The Jared Company’s Screen Grabber for Android operates free of watermarks, advertising and upgrade reminders.
JaredCo founder and CEO Steven Kader said that the app was designed with productivity in mind, as sharing the screen shots is much easier than with other screen capture apps.
“No matter what is on your screen–pictures, icons, maps, tools, contacts, addresses, tweets, posts, web pages, and more—Screen Grabber for Android stores it in one place, making it easily found and shared,” he said. “It makes the Android device more versatile and functional.”
Not only that, the app syncs seamlessly—download and it’s ready to go.
Screen Grabber also is available for Blackberry and iOS devices.
Download The Jared Company’s Screen Grabber for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jaredco.screengrabber. It is currently available for Samsung S3 and Galaxy Tab 2 with OS 4.0.
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.
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.
Most BlackBerry models come with Wifi capabilities. By connecting your BlackBerry to a Wifi network (at home, office or on the road) you will be able to send email and surf the net with out using your telephone carrier’s data plan, and this could save you money. There are many locations around most cities that offer “free Wifi hotspots”…so you can take advantage of these opportunities to save on your data plan. Here are the basic steps to setting up a Wifi connection on your device:
I keep my Wifi on all the time so I can quickly connect to my saved Wifi networks. As I enter range of a Wifi network that I have previously saved, I get a pop-up asking me to join that particular Wifi network. This makes it simple to maximize my Wifi use and to minimize my use of my carrier data plan.
We have done extensive testing on BlackBerry Battery use, and we found that keeping the Wifi on all the time had no significant affect on BlackBerry battery drain.
Please let us know about your experience with Wifi on your BlackBerry. Do you use it a lot? Do you keep it on all the time? Have you noticed battery drain when keeping the Wifi on all the time?
We are pleased to let you know that we have just released our newest app: MESSAGE PREVUE.
You´re receiving messages throughout the day but you can´t always stop what you´re doing. Message Prevue simplifies connecting with a discrete pop-up that tells you who´s emailing or texting you and why.
o When you receive an email or SMS, a small pop-up appears on your screen showing name of sender and subject line.
o See who´s emailing or texting at a glance so you decide who gets a response now and who´ll just have to wait.
o The information won´t clutter your screen because the pop up slowly fades after you´ve seen who´s reaching out. Read and *poof*. Gone.
o You never have to access your message folder to see who´s contacted you. Senders and subjects of incoming texts are right in front of you. Sweet.
o When you see the Message Prevue pop-up, click your trackball/pad or press the pop-up with your finger (for touch screen devices) to open your message folder for quick viewing of your incoming message(s).
o The Message Prevue pop-up box is fully customizable by size, background colour, and how long the pop-up box stays on your screen.
CLICK HERE to get Message Prevue at the introductory price of $1.99 at BlackBerry App World.
Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of Message Prevue.
This video from the One Ronnie Show was posted to the BBC YouTube account earlier this week. It’s a great giggle and makes fun of more than just BlackBerry. (For the non-Europeans watching the video… “Orange” is a cellular carrier in Europe, like Verizon). Enjoy!
Have you seen any other funny BlackBerry videos? Leave a comment with a link and we will post them.
If you are sending an email and you definitely want to know it was received by a BlackBerry on the other end, then here is a quick tip:
This is a great feature for one-off emails that are important, that you know will be received on the other end by a BlackBerry, and can give you peace of mind.
Is confirmation of receipt for your emails an important feature for you? Let us know.
The BlackBerry End Call / Red Button (to the right of the Track Ball/Pad) is more than just for disconnecting a call and turning your phone on and off.