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TalkLock Beta — must have BlackBerry Storm application

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If there is one thing that bothers me to no end about my BlackBerry Storm, it is the extreme difficulty in using it as a phone. It’s not because of call quality, which is great, or problems with dialing phone numbers via the SureTouch screen. It’s because the freaking screen doesn’t lock during a call, causing you to often accidentally hang up or mute your call. Extremely frustrating!

Thankfully, there is an application in beta right now that corrects RIM’s poor design choice. Called TalkLock, the application prevents users from accidentally pressing the screen and launching programs or functions while talking on the Storm. Disabling the lock and returning to normal phone behavior is done by swiping your finger across the screen from left to right at any time. Yes, it’s just that simple.

Purchase TalkLock for the BlackBerry Storm for $2.95.

[ED NOTE: TalkLock is no longer in the Beta testing phase and the company is now charging for the app.]

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Zumobi now offers Xbox Live updates

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Zumobi has a nice holiday present for BlackBerry users that are also XBox 360 gamers. The new Xbox 360 application gives Zumobi users access to the latest 360 news, Xbox Live Marketplace updates, video and audio clips and even your friends’ gamer tag status. You can add the Xbox 360 tile to your Zoomspace by clicking the link below.

http://my.zumobi.com/partner/xbox
Note: application only supports 81xx, 83xx and 88xx BlackBerrys at this time.

If you’re not a Zumobi user but still want to get in on the Xbox 360 action, Xberry is an application currently in beta which offers many of the same features as the Zumobi application. You can download the beta by pointing your BlackBerry browser to the link below. Happy gaming!

http://jxl.me/xberry/xberrylive.jad

BlackBerry Storm YouTube Client available

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I don’t know how many people will be interested in this, as I have no problem browsing YouTube via my Storm’s web browser, but a dedicated application usually offers more functionality over the mobile web. Google has released a YouTube client for the BlackBerry Storm, allowing users to get a YouTube experience catered specifically for their favorite touchscreen. Here’s what’s included:

    * Browse millions of videos from your phone.
    * Access your favorites, your own uploaded videos and your favorite channels.
    * Share, rate, and comment on videos from your phone.
    * Upload videos from your phone.
    * Find the specific video you’re looking for by easily searching for it.
    * Discover “Related” videos for each video you watch on your phone.

Post a comment and tell us what you think of the YouTube application. If you like it, we’ll do a hands-on video for the BlackBerry Nation.

Download YouTube Mobile for the BlackBerry Storm

Yahoo! Go now BlackBerry Bold compatible

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Yahoo! Go, the ‘all-in-one’ application designed by Yahoo! to control your mobile experience, has been updated to version 3.0.47. This new version of Yahoo! Go includes support for the BlackBerry Bold. I’ve never tried Yahoo! Go (more of a Google fan, sorry), but the application allows you to send email, upload photos, check stock quotes, search for answers and get breaking news, so it might be worth checking out. You can download the free software at the link below.

http://mobile.yahoo.com/go

BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac hands-on

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It seems as though RIM has finally heard the cries of many Mac BlackBerry (MacBerry?) users. Earlier this week they released a ‘Preview’ build of BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac, and I had to give it a test run. In general, it works as advertised and syncing playlists is surprisingly fast. Unfortunately, you can’t just drag over iTunes albums as is, but have to make a playlist out of each.

Here’s some things to keep in mind:

    This is a ‘preview’ build. RIM seems afraid of Mac development and has gone out of their way to tell users that their not legally responsible if Mac Media Sync roxXors yurz blakberreez. You have been warned.
    Mac Media Sync will not work with Pocket Mac or Missing Sync. Which would be fine if RIM had also released a Mac Desktop Manager, but one step at a time, I guess.

Download BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac

“How can we improve BlackBerry Cool Mobile?” (Weekly Contest)

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BlackBerry Cool Mobile

The whole BlackBerry Cool team is pretty proud that we just launched BlackBerry Cool Mobile. But, as happy as we are, we know that BlackBerry Cool Mobile is still in beta. That’s why we need your help.

We need you to put BlackBerry Cool Mobile through it’s paces. Kick the tires. Rip it apart and put it back together. Hold nothing back. Post your (constructive) criticism to help make BlackBerry Cool Mobile the best mobile app out there, and we’ll make it worth your while. This week we’re giving away 10 FREE BPLAY GAME/THEME PACKS FOR THE FIRST TEN COMMENTS and TEN MORE FOR THE BEST FEEDBACK.

But we’re not stopping there. We’re giving away a $100 BLACKBERRY COOL STORE GIFT CARD AS THE GRAND PRIZE, to be randomly drawn from all those that posted feedback. What are you waiting for?

Download BlackBerry Cool Mobile now!