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The Crazy 48: 50% off BlackBerry Software (‘Cool Deals)

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Mmmm, turkey, NFL football, and Black Friday. This can mean only one thing: US Thanksgiving. In celebration of this hallowed occasion (and the drubbing the Lions will receive at the hands of the Titans), the BlackBerry Cool Store is offering a MobileHeist of sorts, carried out by The Crazy 48. That’s right, starting TODAY, the BlackBerry Cool Store is OFFERING 48 OF OUR BEST SELLING BLACKBERRY APPS FOR 50% OF UNTIL DECEMBER 1ST.

You can see a few of our favorite BlackBerry apps being offered below, with links to their reviews. However, you must purchase your BlackBerry app from the MobileHeist page to receive the discount price — no coupon code is required !

BBSmart Email Viewer –> Now $14.98!
BBSmart Alarms Pro –> Now $7.50!
VibAndRing –> Now $4.48!
Ascendo DataVault Password Manager –> Now $14.98!
Ascendo Fitness –> Now $14.98!

Have a safe and happy holiday this week and have fun with your new BlackBerry software!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BLACKBERRY COOL MOBILEHEIST PAGE

Ascendo DataVault sale extended

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BBCoolTo ring in the new year, we’re going to push our 25% off DataVault sale until the end of January. Just in case you missed your chance in the Christmas rush, you know? DataVault can help you keep track of plenty of sensitive information, like numbers for all those credit cards you maxed out over the holidays. Just head to Ascendo and punch in the coupon code BBCOOL72 to get your discount.

Early presents exclusive for BBCool readers

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Christmas TreeYeah, Christmas is a ways off, but we don’t care – we love you guys way too much to hold out for three stinkin’ weeks. So, we’ve got two presents for ya: first up is 25% off of Ascendo DataVault, the BlackBerry password-keeping software of choice. Just type in the coupon code BBCOOL72 at checkout for your savings. For more info, check out our review of their most recent version. Next up is a free 30-day trial of the voicemail transcription service, SimulScribe, which we’ve got on the plate for review this week. So far it’s been impressive, and very much worth checking out. Currently in beta is SimulSays, which is a dedicated user interface for browsing through voicemails pumped through SimulScribe. That’s not everything, but we’ve got to save something for Christmas proper, don’t we?

Weekly Contest: Push vs. Pull

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Push versus PullNeil has been on an editorial rampage lately, taking shots at how short-lived push technology will be. As BlackBerry enthusiasts, we’re prone to automatically take push as a good thing, mainly since it’s one of the few bragging rights we can keep over other devices. Neil’s biggest reasons for wailing on push is that, while it’s good now, it’s too much upkeep on the server end of things, becoming a bigger and bigger strain on RIM’s infrastructure. The blackouts this year just go to show the downside of all that traffic. As millions more users come to hammer the hardware for their e-mail and device battery life improves, it will become more viable to query mail servers from handsets, rather than the other way around.

Let’s be fair – BIS users without e-mail forwarding are basically getting pull e-mail, so the BlackBerry isn’t a complete stranger to the horrific idea of having to wait 15 minutes to see if you’ve got anything new in your inbox. It’s just that the instantaneous delivery is what makes your typical twitchy-thumbed BlackBerry user, since they know that if they have mail at any given microsecond, it will be there on their handheld. After spending so long with push, it’s hard to raise a hand against it, but Neil brings up some good points, so this week we’re asking: is push technology a viable long-term approach for BlackBerry? I know, it seems ridiculous to ask, since the two are nearly synonymous, but it’s worth weighting the options. The top three comments which explore why BlackBerrys use push, and best explain the reasons they should or shouldn’t will each get a copy of Ascendo DataVault.

Last week’s winner behind the jump…

DataVault updated to 4.2

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DataVaultOur buddies at Ascendo have updated their impressive password-storing software, DataVault, up to version 4.2. DataVault lets you store all your personal PIN numbers, passwords, and other sensitive information in an easily searchable and browsable interface. The big changes since our last look at DataVault include the ability to encrypt e-mails, improved importing and exporting, and a few shortcuts for easier navigation. They’ve also got a desktop client that’s been updated to work better with Firefox. For a full list of updates take a look over here, and if you’re looking to pick up the latest version, it’s available for $29.95.

Ascendo DataVault reviewed

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It’s no secret – er, rather, it should be, but we’ve got a lot of information to retain these days. On top of our daily responsibilities, we’ve got passwords to remember so we can complete those responsibilities. It’s companies like Ascendo that prove they care with offerings like DataVault: “a program for your BlackBerry that stores confidential information like passwords, credit cards, PINs, logins, etc. using “the most powerful encryption method available.”

We’ve looked at a competing product, SplashID before and have spent time with one of the first password managers developed for BlackBerry, Cryptmagic, and are more than prepared to bring you a solid comparative review on Ascendo’s latest gem, DataVault.

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