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.
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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.
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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.
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.