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Free Weather App for BlackBerry PlayBook

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New apps to write about are now few and far between, but I wanted to make sure I posted about this weather app. The native weather app works great, but I’m finding myself using this one more and more. Primarily for the hourly, but all in all this weather app for the PlayBook is simple but offers great information with easy navigation. To navigate you can simply swipe right or left to see great weather information and the app works in both landscape or portrait.


– Weather supports geo-positioning, retrieving the latest weather conditions for your current location

– An option to manually add your location

– Add and track the weather conditions in multiple locations

– Animated weather conditions – see how the weather comes alive!

– Hourly and weekly forecasts

– Intuitive, seamless user interface

– Weather benefits all known screen resolutions

– Tap on the temperature to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit

Price Free (Small Ad on bottom of screen)

Weather for BlackBerry PlayBook in  BlackBerry World Here.

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Free QR Clock App for BlackBerry PlayBook

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This is an oldie but goodie. QR Clock is kinda a novelty thing, but I am amazed at the amount of people that walk past my desk during the day to scan the QR Code and check the time.  QR Clock is a free app and although it gives you the date on the screen, the QR code itself changes every second as a clock would. The only catch with this app is; you must scan the QR code via your handheld device to see what time it is.

Details: With the free QR Clock app you can impress and amaze your friends, coworkers and relatives. QR Clock updates every second for the ultimate in time keeping accuracy. There are even three delightful themes to choose from.

Price Free

QR Clock for PlayBook in BlackBerry World Here.


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Accessing OneDrive from your BlackBerry PlayBook

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I get a lot of questions for OneDrive and the PlayBook. These questions vary from an Android .apk to .bar conversion that works on the PlayBook? Is a OneDrive app coming to the PlayBook?  Why wont the PlayBook Browser work with OneDrive?

I have yet to create, find or locate a side loadable version that will work, and I really doubt a native app will be delivered at all.

With all that negative stuff listed above, I do use my PlayBook browser to access OneDrive all the time and use the features.  Once you have accessed the OneDrive site via your browser and logged in, go to the bottom of the page and switch to PC Site and out of the Mobile view.

All the features work great. You can upload from the PlayBook to OneDrive, create folders and use the other features as well.

I do have a native OneDrive app installed on my Z10, so it’s nice knowing that pictures I put into OneDrive with my  Z10 are accessible via my PlayBook. Yes I know the native app for BB10 devices allow for Auto Sync  and the PlayBook does not, but you can still use everything just fine with your PlayBook, by using the PC Site view within the PlayBook browser.

Be sure to bookmark or “add to home screen” the OneDrive shortcut on your PlayBook. When you access the site from your shortcut, it will always load the site in Mobile view, so make sure you switch to PC view in order to have the features.

I hope this helps some of ya’s out and it’s nice haveing an extra 15gb of cloud storage as well.

You can sign up for a free OneDrive Account by going Here.

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Rail Maze Puzzle Game for BlackBerry PlayBook

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This game has been around for a while, and it looks like I never posted about it. Even though I never posted about it, I still play this on my PlayBook pretty often. Rail Maze for PlayBook offers lots of levels and a great UI. You will not be disappointed having this puzzle game on your Playbook.

Game features include:
* 130+ puzzles
* Tunnels
* Bombs
* PIRATE trains…

Price Free

Rail Maze for PlayBook in BlackBerry World Here.

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Bookmark Browser Collection App for PlayBook

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Bookmark Browser Collection for the PlayBook is nothing real fancy but works as advertised. You cant edit or change any of the icons within the app, so what is available are your choices. That being said most of the icons are for popular sites. Once you select a site the browser will open to display the page. Almost forgot, there is a quick link to our PlayBook Wallpaper page also.

Details: A collection of bookmarks with categories that are easy to access via your PlayBook before ever needing to open your browser. Select a site from several categories such as News, Weather, Magazines, Sports, Kids and more. Each category has popular sites to choose from and once the site is chosen, the browser will open. These sites will open the browser with WiFi connection or via Bridge.

A custom search category is also available and offers both a Google Search box and a Yahoo Search box with predictive text capability with the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ keyboard. Once the search terms have been typed in, the browser will open and show your results.

Opening the browser does not close this application, allowing you easy access to sites on the fly.

Price Free

Bookmark Browser Collection for PlayBook is Available in BlackBerry World Here.

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