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Photo Studio Update Brings Free Image Editing to BlackBerry Smartphones and Playbook


Photo Studio by KVADGroup is a free image editing suite for BlackBerry Playbook and phones running BlackBerry OS 5 and above. The simple yet powerful image editing tools, effects and filters are great for the mobile and the update to version 0.9.9 adds a number of new features. Photo Studio also has a cool social layer that allows you to share the images you create over BBM.
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Free Smarter Wallpaper App Delivers Wallpaper Slideshow on BlackBerry


Smarter Wallpaper is a free application by Smarter Apps that allows BlackBerry users to set up a customizable rotation of wallpaper images. Users choose the series of images including custom folders to change automatically as frequently as every minute.

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How to crop, resize and set wallpapers on your BlackBerry


BlackBerry Cool shirt

At the request of Mike, I’ve cooked up a few BlackBerry Cool wallpapers based off our very excellent BBCool t-shirt. We’ve got wallpapers for your Pearl, Curve, 8800-series, Bold, and even Kickstart, Javelin or 9500 if you happen to be packing one. Never changed your BlackBerry’s wallpaper? No problem – we’ll walk you through the steps to give your home screen a nice new look.

If you especially dig BBCool, we’ve also got a few desktop wallpapers to chose from. Want another size? Leave a comment!

BlackBerry Cool wallpapers and instructions behind the jump!

PhoneFace Speed-Dial nabs Facebook pictures to make calls


If you dug the interface in FlipSide, Electric Pocket has recently tweaked it and made PhoneFace, allowing you to scroll through pictures of friends to call and text them. Pictures can be taken from your BlackBerry’s camera, nabbed off your media card, or even imported from Facebook. This is a pretty slick idea (along the same lines as PictureDial) that I could see as an eventual full Address Book replacement. Throw a few more options in there like e-mail and MMS, maybe add some group options, ability to zoom in and out of a grid, and you’ve got something pretty awesome. Interested? Give PhoneFace a shot for 7 days free!


SpotJots mixes up GPS and social networking


SpotJotSpotJots just launched their BlackBerry app today, offering location-based social networking that includes voice, picture, music, video and text sharing. It’s a pretty cool app, plugging into the Google Maps and letting you explore all of the jots folks around the world are posting. If you’re already locked into Facebook, you can not only post your jots there, but also to Blogger or Typepad accounts… oi, no WordPress? C’mon, now. The mobile app also lets you keep tabs on buddies and the jots they’ve been making recently. It’s like a personal, GPS-powered social radar. Hip stuff, now you just have to convince your friends to try it.

Vringo syncs up Facebook profile pics with caller ID


VringoYou know how you can get a picture associated with contacts in your BlackBerry’s address book so it pops up when they call? It’s a cool feature, but a bit of a pain to get set up; either you’re sideloading a bunch of personal pics and laboriously chewing through your address book one by one, or you’re relying on mediocre snaps taken with your Pearl or Curve. Well, Vringo is working on this great app for Facebook and your BlackBerry which brings up profile pictures in the exact same way. It doesn’t work with the address book, but rather pops up another window when you get a call with the caller’s picture. Too bad, since it’s a bit cumbersome having more windows open and accessing the pictures at other times would be nice, but this is a beta, so there’s hope still. Head on over here to get started, and hey, while you’re on Facebook, you should check out the BBCool page.