ShortcutMe Blackberry App

So a buddy of mine (@kanehamilton) has been asking for me to check out this application for awhile now I always just stayed with QuickLaunch cause it works for me.

Well I finally got the app downloaded and started using it. I will admit at first the app was very confusing to me and that’s due to the fact that I was so use to something else. After diving into the app and reading a little bit about it on the ShortcutMe webpage I started to see why I was suggested this app.

This app does everything my previous app did and so much more. Now with that being said this app is harder to set up as well. You can setup macros with this app to do just about anything on your phone which is what makes this so powerful. You can create something as simple has 2 clicks to open any 1 app or you can go as far as to open BBM, select contact, and send preloaded message. This app gives you so much control of your phone without leaving the homescreen. I considered this a must have app for a power user on any Blackberry device.

At first I didn’t really like the appearance of the app over some others because I normally like everything minimal but if you play with the fonts and find/make a background for it you will love it like I do now.

So if your interested in the app and want to buy it click here.
If you just want to learn a little more about ShortcutMe then click here.


BeWeather Update

(I don’t know where the hourglass came from cause it wasn’t there when I took the pic)

Just got an email saying saying BerryWeather was updated to 2.6.12 and came with the following change log. Looks like mostly OS7 stuff but I always like new versions of apps.

– Adjusted day/night background images for higher resolution screens on OS 7.0
– Added native sendmenu for sharing weather on OS 7.0 (Facebook, Twitter, BBM etc)
– Added native sendmenu on OS 7.0 for sharing weather advisory
– Added new compact forecast style/configurable POP visibility
– Added support for multiple built-in maps
– Added auto-dismissing popup showing detailed error information when location update fails
– Reworked license screen
– Reworked settings categories screen
– Minor changes to theme colors
– Fixed error on first load of radar map

Download Here

Dune Quote

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain

Great quote from Dune. I never did read the book but I hear it was amazing (not a big reader kinda guy). I did enjoy the original and remake of the movie though. Read up here on it.

Keeping Wallet Light with Blackberry

I like to keep my wallet as light as possible to avoid the bulky wallet in my back pocket. I normally only use my ID and debit card on day to day use and everything else just adds bulk to my wallet. I bought a Case-Mate ID Case for my Bold 9650. I normally don’t use a case on my phone to keep it slim as possible. This case is like the barely there case also made by case-mate just a little thicker in the back to make room for 2 cards of your choice.

Only draw back to this case is that a very small part of my camera gets distorted when taking a picture with my cards in the case. It only effects about the bottom 5% of the screen so nothing crazy and the rest of the picture turns out fine.

A great app I have found to go along with this case so that I don’t really lose the “junk” in my wallet is called Key Ring which is found in App World for FREE! This app creates bar codes for each rewards card you carry in your wallet so you can just flash your phone to the cashier and start saving from your phone.