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Txt2Mbox Sends Copies of SMS Text Messages to Email Inbox

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One of the great things about modern email inboxes is you simply never have to delete emails. Storage has become so cheap that almost all of you will never reach your limits. On your BlackBerry, it’s great to know that all your emails are indexed somewhere forever but text messages don’t have the same benefit unless you use an app such as Txt2Mbox. Txt2Mbox is a text message archiving utility for the BlackBerry.
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National Teen Driver Safety Week reminds you to drive safe

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Vlingo recently completed a study that reveals teens use text messaging as their primary method of communications and 60% admitted to reading incoming messaging while driving.

The survey comes as the nation observes National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18th-24th. According to the study, 94 percent of teens use their mobile phones to send text messages. Fifty-four percent send more than 500 text messages per month and 79 percent send more text messages than make phone calls. Teens use text messaging primarily to communicate with friends (72 percent).

While email is central to communication on a BlackBerry, the device is also used heavily for SMS. Many teens buy BlackBerry devices, not for the email capabilities, but for the QWERTY keyboard and the brand.

It is for this reason that BlackBerryCool.com would like to remind you not to drive while using your BlackBerry. Even though using voice-based user interfaces may show an improvement in your ability to focus on the road, the absolute safest thing you can do is just wait until you arrive at your destination.

Visit Vlingo and register to read the full survey.

Send SMS messages between your BlackBerry and PC or Mac

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SMSLink allows you to get your text messages pushed to your Mac or PC where you can reply to them just like you would in a normal SMS conversation. This is good for users who are at their desk and receive a lot of text messages because you don’t have to stop what you’re doing, unlock your device, and reply to the message. With SMSLink, you can do it right from your desktop.

The software has been recently updated. With the new version you’ll find:

  • Address Book Integration – SMSLink will now grab the address book directly from your BlackBerry. You no longer have to remember all of your contacts phone numbers.
  • User Interface – SMSLink is now sporting a brand new user interface. V2 now looks much more like a traditional chat application. One contact list window, and another window that displays your current conversations.
  • Improved Contact Matching – Version 1 of SMSLink required you to modify each and every contact in your address book to match a certain format. You no longer have to do this.
  • Proper Deployment – Running Windows? There’s no a proper installation process that will add an application to your start menu, and allow you to uninstall the application.
  • Running Mac? SMSLink is now bundled into a .app file, so you can add it to the rest of your applications, and add it to your favorite launcher.

Buy SMSLink for $8.99 USD from R10Software.

Before you purchase SMSLink, make sure you’ve seen Cortado’s SMS2Desk and compare the functionality of the two products. Sometimes similar products will often a particular feature you find uniquely beneficial.

Purchase Cortado SMS2Desk Premium for $6.98.

NotNow v.1.1 Reviewed!

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Whether your friends simply piss you off or you’re just too busy to receive calls, being a jerk and simply ignoring calls may come back to bite you in the butt. But, if you could send them a friendly text message explaining WHY you’re so busy that you can’t take a call, your diplomacy may yet pay off. With NotNow by Toysoft Development Inc., you can automatically send pre-drafted text messages to your friends and colleagues immediately after ignoring their call. Whether you’re in a meeting or on the run, NotNow offers BlackBerry users a quick and easy way to send a friendly text message to callers when you’re too busy to chat.

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Head 2 Head: Aerize vs. PeeKaWho

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Last week we reviewed both Aerize and PeeKaWho, two great pieces of software that essentially give you great-looking caller-ID functionality for your emails and SMS text messages. We’ve talked quite a bit about PeeKaWho, developed by BlackBerry Cool 15 nominee Robert Kao of SmrtGuard (also the developer of Followup and SmrtGuard), and Aerize Alerts (developed by Aerize, who also developed the Aerize Card Loader we mentioned earlier in May).

Aerize vs. PeekaWho Head 2 Head

Text messaging while driving banned in California, use Vlingo instead

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What the Gubernator wants, the Gubernator gets (or he’ll be back). Starting in January of 2009, citizens within the great state of California will no longer be able to text message while driving. This new law covers not only sending, but the reading and writing of text messages as well; violators will be charged $20 for the initial offense and $50 for each recurring violation. The primary motivation for the law was SkyNET

“Banning electronic text messaging while driving will keep drivers’ hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road, making our roadways a safer place for all Californians,” said Schwarzenegger.

Californians take heart, however: you can have both safety and text messaging via Vlingo, a free voice-enabled application that’s extremely easy to use! Read our review below to learn more.

Vlingo 1.1 for BlackBerry Reviewed