Tag: sleep

PuZZed Puzzle Alarm Makes You Solve a Puzzle to Turn Off Your Alarm

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PuZZed is a puzzle alarm clock app designed for those who sleep in. Instead of freely being able to press snooze, tired users must instead use their heads to shut off the alarm. The combination of brain quiz-style activities wakes up your mind in a way that the Evolving Seaside alarm just can’t compete with.

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Wakeful BlackBerry Alarm Twitter Giveaway

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Ninja Otter is giving away copies of their amazing Wakeful BlackBerry alarm clock. Wakeful helps you start your day off right by replacing the conventional alarm clock buzzer with a voice that reads out some important daily information including local weather, stock information and the day’s top headlines.

To win, follow the steps below, and you could win your very own copy of the coolest alarm app for BlackBerry.

1) Follow @BlackBerryCool on Twitter
2) Tweet to us telling us why you want a free copy of Wakeful BlackBerry Alarm Clock and include the hashtag #WakeUpBB in the tweet.
3) Tweet as many times as you want!

We’ll be announcing the winners on Friday, June 10th at 12:00pm EST. We’ll let you know via Direct Message on Twitter if you’re a winner, and then Ninja Otter will hook you up with your free app.

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87% of smartphone users sleep with their BlackBerry

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Sleeping Lady

After eating, sleeping and showering with my BlackBerry Bold while in San Francisco for CTIA, this news isn’t much of a surprise. A new survey by Sheraton Hotels indicates 87% of smartphone users bring the devices into their bedrooms, and 84% check them before going to bed and as soon as they wake up.

While one may chalk these statistics up to the growing number of people who use their as their primary timekeeping device (thank you, Bedside Mode), the omnipresence of BlackBerrys in our life can be startling.

Eighty-five percent of business travelers say they sneak a quick peek at their personal digital assistants if they happen to wake in the middle of the night, and 80 percent check their e-mail before they’ve had their morning coffee, the new study by Sheraton Hotels found.

More than a third of those surveyed – 35 percent – said if forced to make a choice, they’d stick with their PDA over their spouse, and 62 percent said that they love their little high-tech companions.

Does this survey represent the average BlackBerry user? The survey questioned 6,500 professionals who make more than $50,000 a year, take two or more annual business trips and have a BlackBerry or mobile e-mail device. Post a comment and let us know if you fall into that demographic, and where you take your BlackBerry.

(via New York Post)