App World 3.0 is about to go live and it looks like RIM has updated the desktop App World site. App World 3.0 doesn’t seem to have anything all that new from the consumer side, but does help developers with larger image submissions (for PlayBook), as well as other description changes in the vendor portal. The desktop redesign is really awesome though and has a more “zen” feel to it. As you can see from the screenshot, or heading there yourself, the site has a featured carousel as well as smaller carousels with the Top Free, Top Paid and Newest items. Perhaps the homescreen of the app version of App World should be designed this way too.
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Binary Clock is a clock app with a creative display, its now available for free on App World. This app displays the time as a binary coded decimal, with the hours, minutes and seconds of the day displayed in the colour of your choice.
A binary coded decimal can be read with each column added up with each light worth (from top to bottom) 8, 4, 2, and 1, and the column on the left being worth 40, 20, and 10. For example the time in the above image would be 16 hours, 9 minutes, and 25 seconds.
Unsubscribing yourself is not always the easiest of processes, users tend to procrastinate managing the marketing emails that they’ve signed for by deleting the message immediately. Unsubsribe.com is an app that uses a menu option to help properly manage email you no longer wish to receive. The app solves this problem by adding an “unsubscribe” option in the BlackBerry menu. When you find an email that you no longer want updates to, select it and then hit unsubscribe in the menu. Unsubscribe.com will use their database to properly inform the company of your wishes. They also put pressure on offenders who do not have an easily accessible unsubscribe option or who don’t conform to CAN-SPAM laws.
In a world where BACN is the new SPAM, Unsubscribe.com is the new SPAM blocker. The app is available for free if you just want to use the service 5 times a month. if you need more you can choose from a number of unlimited-use subscription plans, $5 monthly, $20 annually and $100 for a lifetime subscription.
RIM’s BlackBerry Traffic app provides you with an ETA as well as crowd-sourced real-time data and/or historical traffic information to accurately predict the duration of the journey for all users. For areas where no data has been captured through crowd-sourcing, historical traffic data is used to predict the ETA. The Traffic app will also let you check alternate routes, get more information on incidents and check out local promotions while en route.
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MasterCard has launched a free money transfer service app in App World that lets US citizens transfer money from person-to-person from their BlackBerry. The app works by allowing the user to send or request money via their BlackBerry through participating banks and credit unions or when they create a virtual prepaid account through Bancorp Bank. Users can then link their existing debit or credit cards or bank checking account to the new virtual prepaid account and begin sending money via their BlackBerry. The designated account funds the MoneySend transaction, and users can manage and trigger the exchanges through the app.
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This week the BlackBerry Torch launched and we have a lot of great content. Make sure to bookmark this page and watch all of the BlackBerry launch event videos we have on the site (more on the way). The BlackBerry Torch launch has been generally a nightmare for RIM from a mainstream media perspective. Several newspapers have negative stories about the Torch on their front page which is really surprising. It seems everyone is forgetting what makes BlackBerry great and why it’s the number 1 smartphone. We’ll have a review up soon so stay tuned.
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