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Ka-Glom for BlackBerry

So lately I have gotten even more bored with my BlackBerry, however I need a reliable device and this thing is the king of reliability! After watching many videos of the game Angry Birds, I decided that I needed a game on my phone to kill the time besides BrickBreaker. Now this thing is NO COMPARISON TO THE AWESOME THAT IS ANGRY BIRDS (which will soon be on my Android device) but it is an awesome and addictive time killing, classic feeling, game. I present to you, Ka-Glom.

Ka-Glom has Classic mode, Network play (quick and easy sign up), Time Attack, and Puzzle World. It’s pretty self explanatory. I’m sure you can figure it out. Puzzle World is definitely the most challenging mode, I believe as there are something like 100 puzzles if I remember correctly.

To Ka-Glom is simple. Just match four or more jellies to make them explode. The bigger the  chain, the more points you get, as well as the same colored blocks in the vicinity being destroyed. Although this game is rather simple and very light on the graphics, it does make for an enjoyable classic gaming experience and there are even more hidden experiences to be unlocked as you progress.

Ka-Glom is available for all device on all carriers in every country with the exception of South Korea and Australia. Want to give this FREE game a try. Download it from BlackBerry App World here!

BlackBerry Theme: Illustrious

Here’s another one from, yet again, the only person I theme from, Cami!

She calls this one “Illustrious”. I call it “Fckn Awesome!”

Don’t judge my wallpaper. The babe hates this picture, I however feel it captures all of our magic in one shot. Anyway, Cam decided to go with the smaller, low dock instead of the standard 5.0 dock which I’m loving. Shadow overlay and one thing that’s a constant in her themes, lack of the standard battery bar. To compensate, I got what she uses since it’s far more accurate than standard BlackBerry meter, BatteryEX which is free and can be found here.

Cool background within the menu, with a nice shadow overlay and this time she decided to go with a subtle blue, as opposed to the common red. I love red/blk theming but this subtle blue is dopetastic if I do say so myself. A bit of font styling, but not too much done otherwise, which I like!

Best part for me: OS 6 icons (you should know how I feel about these).

There’s more to this theme, and more themes from Cami to explore. But don’t take my word for it. Check her out on her blog, Cami’s Theme Rehab or to just go straight to this theme, Illustrious.

If you like Cami’s work, be sure to stop by Crackberry and vote for her!

BlackBerry App Review: App Lock

This should be especially helpful to those BlackBerry owners with personal information and pictures on their phones. Admit it, we all have dirty things on our phones, unless no one likes us. It’s a given, I’d say. Sometimes, our phone end up in the hands of friends, and in the back of your mind, you make a mental note to never be too far away from your phone so that you have ample time to stop someone from seeing things they shouldn’t be seeing. God forbid an older relative sees your dirty pictures you’ve been trading with your newfound love interest. Want the perfect way to protect things without having a password lock on your whole phone? Want to lose the headache? I present to you, App Lock!

After initial setup of your password and such, when you open the application, you enter the password created and you see the screen on which you choose what you want to lock down.

Once in the application’s screen, you see the options. Native, 3rd party, email, folders. You know what that means? You can lock down anything and everything! Virtually limitless.

All you need to do to activate the lock is find an app, or in my case, a folder that you want to lock. Check it using the trackpad/trackball and back out.

You can also cycle the auto-lock and have it ask every time, just in case you want to make sure your things are always protected if you happen to leave your phone on a table for a few minutes or something.

You also have the options to choose to have the password protection when the backlight goes off or your phone lock is activated.

Also added upon installation is a LockNow button. This saves you all the time of going into the app to reactivate the lock. Just hit it from the menu, and you’re all secure.

Here’s why I love this app. If you use it to lock up a specific folder, lets say filled with pictures you want to keep private, not only does it lock this app from being tampered with or simply seen, but it also hides the folder when the SD card is explored, which gives any looker the impression that simply there is nothing to see. I like this because a folder that’s blocked sparks peoples curiosity and some nosey bastards will try to crack your password. With App Lock, that moment of curiosity can’t even be reached, which I believe is awesome.

Now this app doesn’t need to be kept on. This is something I would only activate if I knew my phone would end up in hands that kill cats, you know, the curious hands. Check the app/folder to protect it, or un-check to un-protect it. If you’re the only one touching your phone deactivate protection, if you’d like. No need in typing a password to see your own stuff.

App Lock is supported by all device, in all countries, and by all carriers. The only drawback is that, unlike all the magical apps I had when I was with android, this app is not free. If you can put out the $1.99 for it, then it’s all good. I consider it a wise investment. To explore App Lock  for yourself and download it, you can find it in the BlackBerry App World. Hope this was helpful and you enjoy the app.

Peace

New Acquisition: Blackout Chucks

I was welcoming my new pair home, but I decided to stop by and introduce you to them. These are my new Blackout Chucks. My very first pair of Chucks ever. Reason?

The babe got a pair the other day. Her’s are the low tops. I can’t take low top things, so I went with the all black mids and damn I’m feeling them. My Lakai’s served me well. Through skateboarding, running, and miles and miles and miles of walking the city with the babe they have gotten a bit on the uh, well…

Yeah… so there they are. My babies. My pride and joy. Will I still wear them? Fuck yeah, I love those bitches! Scars or not, my feet are in there like swim wear!  Unfortunately, I can never wear them in the rain unless I want to have wet socks lol.

I want to make a BBM commercial with the babe. She was my long distance consultant. I was in David Z. (New York sneaker store) and she was in Brooklyn on her way to work. I took multiple pictures, sent them to her via BBM, she approved, I bought. We do so many things with BBM beyond the standard stuff of the BBM commercials. Stay tuned for that video coming some time soon :).

But until then, welcome home my new kids. I need to name them, which I’m not sure about, but damn these shit’s are so ninja’d out!

Now all I need to do is find an original way to lace them because if you know me, you know I hate things structured and laced up. hang loose in it :D!

BlackBerry Theme: Covet

I’m not too big on theme’s to be honest with you, because I feel that many people don’t do them correctly. Sure they have the concept, but some things just don’t look good, or at least don’t look good to me. I don’t get themes from many people. In fact, in the past few months I have only gotten themes from one person, Cami.

If you remember my older BlackBerry tutorial videos for BlackBerry Empire’s YouTube channel, then you remember seeing the cool and original theme, CamiStacked Red/Blk. A simple change of wallpaper is all I did to it, which I always do, regardless of how cool it may be. I like my wallpaper to be personal.

This morning I decided that stock 5.0 wasn’t doing it for me. I go into my Twitter application and she tweets, so I visit and download and here it is, my new theme via Cami, called “Covet”.

The first thing I notice and am a bit fond of is the sleek shadow overlay.

Something else I love in themes, Today scheme. I love to be able to see my calender just by hovering.

One of the coolest things, even though she seems to not be too fond of it, OS 6.0 icons.

And just a quick shot of the custom send/receive in the BBM window. This is also custom in SMS/Email.

Overall, I give this theme a 5 out of 5. I haven’t run into any glitches, but then again I usually don’t when using her themes. The color scheme in this is red/black. I’m not sure if she will put it out in other colors, but either way, I’d say it’s still a must have and is compatible with the 9700, 96xx and my 8900 as well.

To find out more information on this theme, or to see what other themes Cami has cooking, check out Cami’s Theme Rehab.

My Android/BlackBerry Dilemma

Still fresh to death

Although my BlackBerry (current phone) is still fresh to death after a few years of use, I’m still attracted to all the magic of Android. This is my BlackBerry 8900 from T-Mobile USA. I haven’t done any body modifications to it, obviously, but I do have it running Asian spec OS 5.0 which has not been released for this device in America. Why it hasn’t, I’m not too sure of. This phone pwns when it comes to delivering my emails from my like 6 accounts instantly, phone quality is amazing, build quality is amazing, security is amazing, battery life fckn awesome and it “gets the job done” as a professionals phone. The OS (operating system) however is BORING! Beyond BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) there is nothing really here to make one feel special about it. It’s cool that BlackBerry OS 6.0 just dropped for the Torch 9800 but even that is far behind Android and Apple. I love reliability, but does that mean I can’t have some cool? Where’s my cool factor? When others have cool shit to show, what am I to say?

“My battery kicks your batteries ass!?

If someone said that to me I’d ask them if they have a widget for that. That’s a low blow to any BlackBerry user who knows of the other markets.

I’ve had my MyTouch 3G (former phone) for some time now. I loved this phone!! The software kicked ass straight into another universe. The hardware however… sucked like a Vegas hooker on the best Saturday night of the month.

I wish there was some way that I could get the Android guts into RIM hardware. That would be the ultimate device, in my opinion. I hope at some point HTC learns to actually make better devices strapped with better batteries. Perhaps they already have. Unfortunately, my MyTouch 3G, rooted, and running CyanogenMod 5 couldn’t stand the test. Last semester the babe and I would have class at 3:35pm. I would be at like 60 or 50% by then. That shouldn’t happen. Most nights I don’t get home until 11 or later. No charger with me, or no chance to charge = dead phone hours, hours! before I get home. That’s a fail. I wish I had the luck of David in finding phones. I would love to click my heels 3 times and find a Vibrant, just so I could sell it to salivate over the, soon to come, G2. So shweet!

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