Tim Newcomb

More Than Words: Fightin’ Words (Freemium) Gets Chat and a Facelift

Fightin’ Words, everybody’s favorite Words With Friends clone on the BlackBerry platform, has been given a welcome update. Version 1.30.4 brings with it updated graphics, improved rendering on 7.0/7.1 devices, and adds a new in-game Chat feature. Simply press the SYM key on your keyboard, or hit the Menu key and choose Chat. Both players…


Xploding Boxes Updated To v3.1

Ebscer has cranked out yet another update to the popular puzzler Xploding Boxes. The update brings improved support for OS 7.1, and 10 new levels, bringing the total up to a whopping 270. At a price approaching  a penny per level, and for just a single purchase getting it on your BlackBerry and your PlayBook,…


Email++ Powers Up Your Inbox

BlackBerry r0cks email up, down, and sideways. That’s a given. There is, however, always room to make a good thing better. Devcellent Solutions, Inc. has done just that with Email++, a powerful inbox enhancement app that adds all kinds of new functionality to the native Messages application.


PewPew Shooter For PlayBook Free In AppWorld

PEWPEWPEWOMGWTFLASERZ!!! Popular Android shoot-’em-up PewPew has been unleashed on the BlackBerry PlayBook community for the awesome price of FREE. Beautiful old-school vector graphics harken back to my early arcade days spent pumping quarters into Gravitar and Tempest. Smartly-implemented dual-analog controls enable you to spread blazing electric death in all directions; one for motion, the other…


Review: Case-Mate Barely There For PlayBook

I have apparently become a case freak. I really want/need my devices protected. I have 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and lots of opportunities for personal electronics to get knocked, dropped, dinged, scratched, scuffed, or otherwise violated. 3 of 4 phones in my house live in Otterbox Commuters. My PlayBook never leaves the house…


Need For Speed: Undercover For BlackBerry PlayBook Updated To v2.1

Electronic Arts has updated their free offering of Need For Speed: Undercover for the BlackBerry PlayBook to version 2.1. This update contains no change log, and it is theorized that it may simply be an update to prepare for the PBOS 2.0 release due in February. I have seen reports that it loads a bit…


Xploding Boxes Updating to v3.0, Adds 20 Levels

  Eric at Ebscer emailed me last week to let me know that Xploding Boxes 3.0 has been submitted to AppWorld. This minor update adds 20 new levels, bringing the grand total up to a whopping 260. PlayBook owners will also see improved load times in the new version. Xploding Boxes is a simple, yet…


The “People’s Car” People at Volkswagen Limit BlackBerry Push To Working Hours (For Some).

The “always on, always available” functionality of the BlackBerry system has long been a double-edged sword in the workplace. On the one hand, it can make for a very successful and productive workforce. On the other, it can make it very difficult for employees to get away, to “unplug” from work. That flashing red light…

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