Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Free Automatic, Wireless Backup for BlackBerry with Aurkon

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Applico let us know that they have launched a free wireless backup app for BlackBerry called Aurkon. Aurkon prides itself on being an “install and forget” solution, that lets you backup valuable information without ever having to plug in your BlackBerry.

To get your free copy of Aurkon, check them out in App World and let us know what you think.

BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of January 25th

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The most exciting news this week was definitely checking out the BlackBerry Magnum. It’s really a shame that this device will never see the light of day (sources tell us), but it’s still very possible that a touchscreen/QWERTY hybrid is in the cards. Even though the Magnum had no OS loaded on it, we could still see that it used SurePress, which in my opinion would have been a little awkward. On the other hand, the Bold 9000 form factor is one I sincerely miss and hope RIM brings it back.

For all of you who want the BlackBerry Cool wallpaper that I use for these posts, download it from the above image (large size here) and use our Wallpaper service to resize the image. Now lets get caught up on the news.
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Epik Cases Contest Winners Announcement

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Thanks everyone for participating in the Epik Cases giveaway contest. We’ve selected 25 lucky winners and they will be contacted by Epik to get shipping information. Remember, if you didn’t win a contest this week, there is always next week. Have a great weekend!
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IUGO Cliffed Contest Giveaway Winners

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Thanks everyone for participating. We’ve selected 10 winners for the contest and an email has been sent out. Remember, check your spam inbox if you see your name on the list but haven’t received anything. If you didn’t win, don’t worry you’ll win something soon. We’re going to keep having contests and giving away as much as possible.
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DisasterAlert Warns of Pending Doom by Twitter, GPS and More

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I recently discovered a cool app called Disaster Alert that won the BlackBerry Developer Challenge 2009 in Hong Kong. The app connects you to the most recent information about earthquakes, floods, tropical storms, volcano eruptions and other disasters. The information is presented in a very visual manner and based on your GPS position can tell you how close or far a disaster may be.

Features of the app include:

  • Always up-to-date.
  • Lists disasters and catastrophes.
  • Earthquakes, floods, volcano eruptions, typhoons and cyclones.
  • Shows disasters on a map.

The app has a wide variety of ways to alert you of a pending disaster. You can be alerted by text, distance, Twitter, SMS, email, etc. I personally think this app could be free if they got some money from Government or NGOs, but until then it’s $2.99 per month.

reQall Free Memory and Idea Management Tool Updated

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The guys behind reQall let me know that their free organizational tool has been updated with new features and a better UI. The app helps with memory and idea management with some pretty cool features such as location-based reminders and a patent-pending reQall Memory Jogger that reminds you at just the right moment.

Since we last wrote about reQall, they have added features such as:

  • Real-time location-based reminders.
  • An offline mode.
  • An automated connection setting.
  • Support for locations on Verizon Storms/Tours.
  • ReQall Location with Blackberry map (provided that you have BlackBerry Map installed).
  • Evernote integration.

Head on over to their site to download a copy for yourself.