Blackberry has just confirmed in their live keynote presentation that BBM will be coming out for Android and IOS devices. It will support iOS 6 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich or higher. The app will be free and should be released this summer as long as Google Play and App Store approve it. I gotta say I do miss BBM and I am excited to hear about this
I have tried out several calendar apps to seek out the best that Android has to offer. Jorte Calendar is by far my favourite. Not only does it have several customization features, but it is very intuitive and quick to launch. As you create events in the calendar, you are given the option to repeat events by day, week or month and highlight important ones with preloaded icons and colours. There are several built in skins to help you personalize the look of the calendar to your liking.
This app does come with its own widget which you are able to customize from daily, weekly or monthly views with event details on the bottom of the calendar. You can also customize the colour and size. You are also able to create a widget for your task list.
This App not only serves as a brilliant calendar, but it has a built in planner and task list. I recommend this app for those who want an easy to set up calendar and the ability to import other calendars and have them all displayed in one location. Jorte Calendar also offers cloud support so you can sync up your calendar , planner and tasks across multiple devices.
Get this app free from the icon below.
Okay, so I am going to hate to admit that I have played close to 100 different matches of mini golf in just 4 days. I don’t remember the last time I was this obsessed with a game. Mini Golf MatchUp lets you challenge your friends or strangers in a good ol’ game of mini golf. You have the option to play online against a random player, add a friend via the find a user option or connect to your Facebook to see which friends are already enjoying the madness. It has mini missions to achieve as you compete online, keeping the gameplay from getting boring and giving you another goal to accomplish while you golf your little heart out. As you complete a mission, you earn stars, which are then used to unlock different courses. Give this game a try, you won’t regret it! Get it free from Google Play link below.
The Android WordPress App is a must for any blogger on the go. It provides bloggers with the ability to upload a new post, edit, view stats and more. Today, it has received a fresh new look with the 2.3 release. It has been updated with a new Holo UI and it comes with some added new features. The added menu sidebar will make it easier for users to navigate through their WordPress options and it seems to be running a lot smoother. The option to “view site” is finally here as well. However, there seems to be an issue. After the update the WordPress app seems to be deleted from my homescreen and app drawer. The only way to launch the app is to go into the Playstore, search for the app and click “open.” Other Android users are reporting the same issue, so hopefully it will all be sorted out soon. I am currently using the Note II.
**update** if you uninstall the app and reinstall it, it will appear in your app drawer again.
What’s new? Well, it is totally redesigned. Google has improved on it’s appearance, making it a little more bright, clean and user friendly. You will be able to purchase music and apps faster than ever.
Who can get the update?: Anyone with an Android 2.2 device or higher
When?: As of April 9th, but if you don’t see it yet, just keep a look out for it over the next few weeks.
1. Words With Friends:
The point of the game: Very similar to scrabble. You are given a rack of seven letters at a time and you compete with online players. You can add your friends by game id or log on to Facebook and play against your Facebook friends. You are also able to play against strangers. What’s great about this game is that you can continue a game whenever you have the time to come back and play the same board. You will notified when it’s your turn to play or when the game is about to expire.
2. Hanging With Friends:
Point of the game: Create a word that your opponent has to guess. They only have several chances to guess your word. This game is similar to Hangman. You are able to play this game with several players online simultaneously. You can add friends by their gaming ID or you can log on to Facebook and play against your Facebook friends.
3. 4 Pics 1 Word:
Point of the game: You are given 4 pictures that are related to each other by one word. You are also given a set of letters below the pictures and you are to guess the word they have in common using the letters provided.
4. Word Search:
Point of the game: Find the hidden words in the puzzle. You can track your best time for specific puzzle. You pretty much get endless gameplay with this app.
5. Angry Words (Apalabrados):
Point of the game: Another scrabble like game that you can play online with friends. It has a large user base. What makes this game stand out is the fact that you can play in 12 different languages: Spanish, British English, American English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese and, now, also Basque!
Sony Xperia ZL is another great phone to look out for this year. Here is a spec list and video review.
131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm
5.18 x 2.7 x 0.39 inches
Talk time (up to): 10 hours 
Standby time (up to): 500 hours 
5 inch scratch-resistant TFT
16,777,216 colour / 1920×1080 pixels
On the inside
Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad Core
13 megapixel Exmor RS camera with Auto focus and flash
2 MP, 1080p, front facing camera
Video Review by Mobilesyrup
Here is Sony’s official video release of the phone:
There has been an apk leak of Facebook Home. For anyone that is interested in getting their hands on the leaked apk, please visit MoDaCo. It looks like it is a incomplete beta version, but for those who want to scope out some of the features, this will be a good opportunity to do so. I still don’t see the point of Facebook Home, and personally I am not that curious about it.
Facebook has unveiled their new product today. Facebook Home is basically a launcher that integrates all the Facebook features in your phones home screen. It will allow users to access their news feed quicker and have a more interactive chat experience. Another new feature called “Chat Heads,” which will allow users to preview messages and include an interactive picture of your friend. This feature will work with both Facebook messages and SMS. HTC is to also unveil the first smartphone to launch with Facebook Home pre-installed. Facebook Home will be available for download on select Android devices starting April 12.