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Fixmo Tools Contest Winners: Launch Pricing Still In Effect

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Fixmo has updated their extensive suite of BlackBerry utilities and is offering a discounted price of $7.99 down from $14.99 for a limited time. The update is free for Fixmo 2.0 users and sports a number of new features, including performance optimizations, BlackBerry 7 support and the ability to remove any of the 18 features that you don’t end up using.
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Fixmo Tools Updated to 2.5 and Giving Away 10 Free Copies

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Fixmo has updated their extensive suite of BlackBerry utilities and is offering a discounted price of $7.99 down from $14.99 for a limited time. The update is free for Fixmo 2.0 users and sports a number of new features, including performance optimizations, BlackBerry 7 support and the ability to remove any of the 18 features that you don’t end up using.

To win one of the 10 free copies of Fixmo 2.5, Leave us a comment with your BlackBerry PIN, as well as which of the Fixmo tools are you most looking forward to. Giveaway winners will be announced on Friday October 14th 2011. A complete list of all the Fixmo Tools after the jump.
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SmartWiFi for BlackBerry Updated with Better Hotspot Management

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SmartWiFi for BlackBerry is a battery savings app by S4BB that uses cell tower and WiFi hotspot information to intelligently enable and disable your WiFi connection. WiFi is one of the more significant battery taxing processes on the BlackBerry and this app makes its management effortless.

The new version features three brand new features, 17 under-the-hood improvements as well as support for 4 languages (English, German, Cantonese, Mandarin). This update comes as a free upgrade to existing users.

Features:

  • Remembers the WiFi locations you use
  • Up to 100 WiFi locations can be saved
  • Auto-add newly connected WiFi Locations
  • Saves battery by turning off WiFi when not needed
  • Powers WiFi back on when you are back at WiFi coverage
  • WiFi Activity Log: track SmartWiFi effeciency
  • Same SSID hotspots can be treated as one WiFi Location (optional)
  • Saves battery by not constantly searching for new WiFi hotspot
  • Displays useful information: BSSID, SSID, Data Rate, Radio Band and Signal Level

SmartWiFi comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, and is half-price for a limited time. Buy SmartWiFi for BlackBerry for $4.99 that’s 50% off!

Track Detailed Information About Your Device with Internals App

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Internals is a new app that builds on the recent success of Antennagate, the app that measures the performance of your BlackBerry antenna. Internals gives the user more device specifics to track and a more in-depth look at the antenna and connection information as well as tracking of battery (charge, voltage, temperature), memory, and storage. Features of the app include:

  • Track Carrier, WiFi antenna signal over time
  • Track Battery Charge, Temperature, Voltage
  • Track Memory Free space & Allocation
  • Track Device and SD Card Storage
  • Customizable refresh interval
  • Customizable display options
  • Screenshots
  • Reports

More information about Internals available in the store.

Basic tips for improving BlackBerry battery life

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Longtime readers will know this guide will pop up from time to time. Last time we touched on battery conservation was when we were putting the Storm2’s battery through an advanced users’ typical usage test.

So you’ve been using your BlackBerry for the better part of the day for selfish purposes. Taxing the battery by listening to radio using Nobex radio companion, checking out the Bermuda triangle on Google Maps, downloading and playing some free games from App World, and taking pictures of everything you eat for your mobile gourmet BBM group.

The workday is almost over and you receive an urgent email: An office emergency means you’ll need to spend some time across town diffusing the situation with a client. You’ve got 25% left on your BlackBerry battery and can’t afford to run out of juice what do you do?

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Energizer EnergiStick Adds Battery Life To Your BlackBerry

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Energizer are at CES showing off their new energy solutions for mobile devices including the EnergiStick, which comes in microUSB and mini USB types. The battery add on will add up to 80 minutes stand by time and up to 60 minutes talk time. For anyone who is traveling and might need some extra juice on the go, this accessory could be a real help.

[Read it on Engadget]