Popular, Elegant Weather App BeWeather Now Available On iPhone

iOS has always had pretty decent weather apps, with the stock offering not being a slouch itself. This collection of beautiful apps really received a big boost with the release of Yahoo Weather, which garnered a lot of praise just for its stunning looks. The iOS 7 Weather app gives Yahoo Weather a run for its money, but it’s far from being a two-horse race, as there are plenty of third-party apps belonging to this genre that are always competing for the attention of iOS users. However, one popular option that has been missing from the App Store until now is BeWeather, which has gained plenty of fame on Android & BlackBerry. BeWeather is known for its beautiful UI and thorough forecasts, all complemented by some pretty decent social options. Read More

BlackBerry Z10 Glimpse Lets You Try Out BB10 OS In Any Mobile Browser

BlackBerry Z10 - the latest incarnation of the Canadian phone maker and arguably their last chance of surviving in the smartphone industry - recently crossed the 10 million units sold mark, which is a great achievement for an ailing company. Although BlackBerry has never been as auspicious as Android and iOS – or even Windows Phone – in terms of sales and popularity ever since its decline a few years back, that doesn't mean the latest revision isn't any good at all compared to the competition. If you want to take the new OS for a test drive without first paying for the device itself, BlackBerry has now launched a new Glimpse webpage that emulates the OS in form of an interactive demo, and allows you to run it on Android and iOS devices. The web page - as its name implies - gives a you glimpse into some of BlackBerry 10's awesome new features such as gestures, BlackBerry Hub, BBM, Time Shift Camera, BBM Video, Keyboard and a few others. Read More

JaxtrSMS: Send Free SMS To Any Local & International Mobile Number

Sending SMS messages to any local destination may not be a big issue for most mobile users, thanks to carrier offerings and smartphone applications that allow internet-based messaging even in cross-platform scenarios. However, two limitations/issues associated with such an approach usually exist. First, in most cases, the recipient has to be a user of the same app that you’re using (e.g., Viber or TextFree), and second, the same app may not be available for one particular mobile platform, thus greatly reducing usability for the users of said OS. Enter JaxtrSMS – a free, cross-platform application that not only provides diverse platform compatibility, but also lets you send text messages to virtually any mobile number on the planet, irrespective of whether the recipient uses JaxtrSMS or not. Details to follow after the break. Read More

Install Android Apps On BlackBerry Playbook [How To]

We just covered a post on the Android App player for the BlackBerry Playbook that has been leaked on the internet for download, and while that had most Playbook owners and even non owners captured in excitement, a lot of you might be wondering about how to get all those Android apps on the Playbook? Lucas Atikins at N4BB has just released a nifty little guide on how you can install Android apps on the device.

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Android App Player Beta For BlackBerry PlayBook Leaked! [Download]

Announced in March and demoed at BlackBerry World 2011, the alternate ‘app player’ for RIM’s maiden tablet seems to be nearing its release. That’s right. We’re talking about the very app player that will allow you to run Android apps on your BlackBerry PlayBook. A few hours ago, a link to a beta version of the app appeared on the BlackBerry website, within the changelog of BlackBerry Desktop Manager. The linked page was taken down shortly after, but not before the app was spread across multiple file-hosting websites. The beta version of Android App Player, as it seems, comes packed with stock Android apps. Other apps will have to be downloaded from BlackBerry App World, that is, once they’ve been ported over to the platform by their developers. The app simulates Android home, menu and back buttons with bezel gestures. The on-screen back button that was part of the app during its first demo has been replaced by a bottom-left swipe gesture in the beta. Download links after the break. Read More

An Introduction To Modern Mobile Operating Systems

Over the past decade, smartphones have taken the world by storm and recently, tablets have entered into the arena as well. These mobile devices are having a significant impact on our lives and are in fact redefining the way we access information and communicate with others. This is due to not only the hardware but the specialized software that these devices run and most importantly, their operating systems. In what follows, we will take an informative tour of modern mobile operating systems, their different types and usage across smartphone and tablet platforms. Read More

View Live Stream & Latest News With Al Jazeera English For Android

Staying on top of the leading stories of the world, in general, and your surroundings and areas of interest, in particular is, something that most of us care about a lot, and there is no better way to achieve said purpose than by resorting to a quality news app offered by a reliable news provider. Its been roughly two months since Al Jazeera released Al Jazeera LIVE for all major mobile platforms. The live streaming app, as it seems, was a mere prequel to the freshly released Al Jazeera English – a complete news application that, in addition to the network’s live broadcast, provides access to News, Opinions, Features, Blogs, Programmes and Video clips from the network’s website and allows users to submit their own stories via Email. As of this writing, the app is available for the Android and BlackBerry platforms only. Read More

Copy Contacts, SMS, And Other Data From Symbian, Windows Mobile, And BlackBerry To Android

The Android platform is activating almost 300,000 devices a day, and they have already surpassed the iPhone in sales. It is no wonder that many users from other platforms such as iOS, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Blackberry are jumping ship to the new champion. However, one of the biggest hurdles that they immediately face is transferring their personal data, particularly contacts. Android does not offer any easy solution other than using Google, and well, let’s face it, not all users are comfortable uploading all their address books to Gmail servers. Read More

BlackBerry Storm 3 Specs And Price

Attention all BlackBerry fans (and especially fans of the Storm series): Blackberry Storm 3 was revealed on a slide during a training presentation by RIM to its employees and business associates.The BlackBerry Storm 3 is speculated to be succeeding BlackBerry Storm 2 in the Storm series of touch-screen BlackBerry devices with which RIM is aiming to compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone and Google's Android devices. Read More

BlackBerry 9670 Flip Specs And Price

BlackBerry fans on US cellular, we have both good news and bad news for you. The good news is that the carrier will soon be adding  a new device - the Blackberry 9670 Flip (Update: Its name has been changed to BlackBerry Style 9670, though we highly question the sense of style of the ones responsible for this name change) -  to their product line. The bad news: it's ugly. In fact ugly could likely be an understatement. But as they say, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder so if you don't care for aesthetics and want a new BlackBerry flip phone with a full QWERTY keyboard and a Motorola RAZR 2-like large outer display in addition to the inner one, it might just be the phone for you. Read on for details. Read More

BlackBerry Bold 9800 Specs And Price

Although lately our main focus here at Addictivetips has been to cover iDevices and Android, but Blackberry 9800 Slider made us write about it today. The reason behind that is this blackberry smartphone will not be the same old boring corporate looking gadget. In fact this time the Blackberry OS 6.0 installed on this device is all gearing up to mount this handset to an all new level of classic taste and design, and seems to be all set to make it the device of choice for many smartphone users. Read on for more details. Read More