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Free Balance Blox Game for BlackBerry PlayBook

Balance Blox PlayBook Game Free

Balance Blox for the PlayBook is fun and addictive for sure. I have been playing this game for a couple of days now and it’s a great game to have on your PlayBook. The game seems quite simple at times, but trust me that can turn on you in a hurry.

The game is free but does have an ad on start up that you need to close out sometimes, but during game play you are not bothered with ad’s.

Details: In this game you have to drop blocks on the balance.
Blocks affect the balance according to their distance from the bottom triangle.
Match three blocks of the same color vertically or horizontally to remove them from the play-field.
Every block has its own weight, so let them fall wisely.
If the balance hit the ground, the game is over.

Use Special Items like columnCleaner, rowCleaner and the colorCleaner for a faster play-field cleaning.

How to play:
Tap on the screen and move the cursor (Light over the column) to the column where you want to drop a block.

Release your finger and the block is falling down.

Price Free

Balance Blox for PlayBook is Available in BlackBerry World Here.

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Popular 2048 Game for BlackBerry PlayBook {Free)

PlayBook 2048 Game Free

***UPDATE***

This Morning Update 1.1.0.1001 was released that eliminates the below mentioned bugs. 2048 runs smooth without any issues.

I want to start off and say this game does have a couple of bugs, if you tap on instructions they do not populate in all the way and when you run out of moves the end game box does not populate in all the way. So to restart a game you must close then open the game back up.  The issues have been brought up in the reviews in BlackBerry World so the developer has to know whats going on.

With all that being said, the game was released just a few days ago, and I am hoping the developer releases an update to fix the couple of bugs it has. The game play itself is great and it keeps score. If you are one that’s been addicted to the game online or on another device you can do some game play on your PlayBook.

There is a paid version of this game on the PlayBook but it’s 1.99 and I just cant see paying for a game script that is free and open source. Lets hope another developer makes 2048 for the PlayBook or this one gets updated to eliminate the couple of bugs it has. I will keep an eye out for a new version or an update and post about it ASAP.

Details: Slide and merge cells with the same value to obtain larger values until you reach 2048.

Price Free

2048 for PlayBook is Available in BlackBerry World Here.

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Buy a New PlayBook? Will it Update to the Newest OS?

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I’ve received a few questions from those either buying or recently purchased the BlackBerry PlayBook about whether or not it would update to the latest OS since OS support was dropped. I honestly thought the PlayBook would get the latest update, since they still want Apps to be bought via BlackBerry World and the latest update is needed to allow BlackBerry World purchases. Still I was very curious if it would.

A friend of the site, Mick T recently purchased the PlayBook to go along with his new Z10; and I asked him to let me know if the PlayBook auto updated to the latest OS.  Today Mick let us know that  he connected the new PlayBook to WiFi and it updated to the most recent version 2.1.0.1917.

So for now anyway, and hopefully not changing anytime soon, if you purchase a new PlayBook, it currently does update to the latest OS.

Some will ask why people would even buy a new PlayBook now and the reason is price drop and the ability to bridge to your BlackBerry device which sets it apart from other platforms still. I have a few of them myself, but if a new one came along at the right price I would grab on myself.

Thanks Mick T

 

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Willow is a Full Featured Twitter App for BlackBerry PlayBook

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This app has been around for quite some time and I totally missed it’s release. Wish I hadn’t missed it because I am kicking myself for not having it on my PlayBook sooner.

We all know the native Twitter app is just a mobile version and lacks tons of features, while some other Twitter apps available for the PlayBook in App World offer tons of features with crazy gestures to access different information. All I need is a simple straight forward Twitter app on my PlayBook and Willow delivers just that but exceeds expectations with great features.

I played around with the app last night for quite a while and it never missed a beat. Willow is loaded with features, like adding a photo to a tweet, Multiple Accounts and more yet keeping a simple to navigate UI.

The cost for Willow is 1.99 but worth every penny to have on my PlayBook.

Details: Willow is a full-featured yet easy to use Twitter client for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™:

* Multiple Accounts
* Tweeting images
* Auto Refresh option
* Embedded photos shown as previews in Tweet list
* Automatic and Custom Retweets
* Option to quote tweet when Replying
* Popup list of your Followers when addressing replies
* Manage Lists
* Manage Searches
* Manage your Followers, Following and Blocked users
* Manage your Profile (name, description and location)
* View Trends
* Multiple views including Home, Messages, Mentions, Sent, Favorites, List, User and Search
* Show More buttons to reveal increasingly older tweets (or more followers/following)
* Top and Bottom buttons to quickly move to the top/bottom of follower/following lists
* Adjustable font size for easy viewing
* Users you follow are shaded in blue when viewing followers/following of other users
* Protected account names are displayed in red
* Favorited tweets shown in pink

Price 1.99

Willow Twitter App for the PlayBook is Available in BlackBerry World Here.

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Portable Fold Up Stand for BlackBerry Playbook

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I’ve had one of these for quite a while and needed another one so I went into amazon and seen it for 12.99, so figured I would share since the first one was around 18 or 19 dollars. While the PlayBook is n the stand you can swipe the screen, do bezel gestures and access the volume and power buttons seamlessly. For charging though I would have it in portrait mode or turn the PlayBook upside down in landscape mode so the USB cord won’t be taking the weight of the PlayBook.

Arkon’s IPM-TAB1 is an exceedingly travel-friendly tablet computer stand designed for use with nearly all new lightweight tablet computers such as the RIM BlackBerry Playbook and others. A quality user-friendly stand is an essential tablet accessory for enhancing your mobile computing experience.

The desktop stand frees up your hands so you can watch movies, read an eBook or recipe, surf the web, conduct a presentation, view photos, read displayed sheet music, or conduct any other activity that would benefit from a foldable easel type of stand.

  • Dimensions when folded: 7” x 1” x 1”
  • Weight: (2.9 oz) The lightweight compact design is perfect for travel on planes, trains, etc.
  • For use in airplanes as a seat back tray table tablet computer or eBook stand
  • Extremely versatile accessory that can be used almost anywhere including at trade shows or the office, on the nightstand or kitchen counter, or for use with video chat (limited to those tablets having web cameras) or other applications
  • Support legs feature non-skid cushioned pads for added stability

Check out the stand at Amazon Affiliate Link Here.

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