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Download BlackBerry Apps with 2D Barcodes

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Try downloading the above QR code for the foursquare beta app with this method.

Whenever we post a link about an app on BlackBerry Cool that you can download OTA, I’m sure there are many of you who pick up your BlackBerry and hit the site by typing it in your web browser. There is a much more fun way of downloading apps OTA and it involves 2D barcodes, or QR codes.

To do this, get a plugin that generates a QR code from a web link. With FireFox, a good plugin to use is Mobile Barcoder. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the plugin, it allows you to generate a qr code from a link with a simple right click.

Now that you can generate QR codes from links, you just need to scan them on your BlackBerry. For a good barcode scanner, see the BlackBerry Cool guide. I suggest adding the barcode scanner to a Convenience Key, so that with a touch of a button you can be downloading any app off the site.

Try it out with the foursquare beta app found at http://foursquare.com/blackberry/beta-pacman

[Hat tip Sonya at BBDownloads.net]

Opera Mini 4′s third beta available

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Opera MiniThe second round of Opera Mini 4′s beta has finished, and now we’re on to number three. The biggest feature of this release is bookmark syncing with your desktop browser using Opera Link. Although you have to use the Opera desktop browser in order to populate Link, once everything is uploaded, you can access your saved bookmarks from their web site. It’s a pretty cool feature, and you can get something similar on Firefox (minus mobile syncing) with this little add-on.

Preview: DataVault 4.3

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DataVault 6We took a look at Data Vault way back when, and Ascendo’s been hard at work packing in the features to make their password-keeping software at the top of the heap. Not only are we going to plow through the release notes to see what’s changed since our last look, but we’ve also managed to get a sneak peak at version 4.3, due out this week.

Let’s crack this safe.

Firefox going mobile

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FirefoxMozilla has made their intentions for mobile browsing loud and clear in a recent blog post, having announced two new hires and an eye to the mobile experience while they develop their next generation of Firefox. The BlackBerry Browser has had its chops busted by the community as a whole, but we’ve had a sneak peak at the next one, which will include tabbed browsing and a search bar. Is Firefox going to put a dent into the mobile browsing market, or is RIM about to catch up?