Smartphone App Wrap: Movies, Twitter, games, and exercise

Smartphone App Wrap: Movies, Twitter, games, and exercise

Summary: So many apps, so little time! Every week, mobile gadgeteer Matt Miller reports on new and useful apps for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10.

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    Blaq

    Platform: BlackBerry 10

    Price: $2.99

    Twitter is included in BlackBerry 10, but third-party developers have been making Twitter apps for other platforms. I used Blaq on my PlayBook, so I was very pleased to see Blaq appear for BB10.

    Blaq has a slick UI on BB10, and I have been using it on the Z10. You swipe from left to right to access different parts of Twitter. When you select specific tweets, you swipe from right to left and then select options if you want to favorite, retweet, or perform other functions.

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    Nobex

    Platform: BlackBerry 10

    Price: Free

    I listen to a lot of podcasts on my devices, and found the Nobex app to meet my needs.

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    Nobex

    Platform: BlackBerry 10

    Price: Free

    Nobex is more than just a podcatcher; it also works as an internet radio application. YouTube videos of your favorite songs are also viewable within the app. You can have new episode notifications appear in BlackBerry Hub, too.

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Topics: Mobility, Android, iOS, iPhone, BlackBerry, Smartphones, Windows Phone

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  • Right up my alley..

    Movies, Games, Exercise, and Twitter. Toss in Facebook and you will have 5 things I don't do.
    DKFlorida
  • The Gallery page layout ...

    needs improvement. I would like to be able to scroll all the way to the bottom of a picture and its caption (especially since they are both growing "taller" than they were in the beginning) without scrolling all the way BACK UP to the top to go to the next frame.

    Not only are there no "previous | next" links at the bottom, but what APPEARS to be a pair of such links, the arrows at the left and right, are actually to the previous/next GROUP of frames.
    jallan32