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Today i have chosen to recommend some great FREE apps for your Blackberry.
*Operamini : Opera!( You guessed right )You would agree with me that this is the greatest of all in the aspect of mobile web browsing, its fast in web surfing, accumulates little bytes from your data plan giving you more web experience with little bytes taken.Brief history, OperaMini was officially released in January 24 2006,it now has over 113.5 million users world wide receiving 2 billion page views daily from 50 million active users daily, no doubts its the number one App when it comes to surfing the internet, reading mails or even checking lives scores on the go on your phone, with a rear network bar on your phone you can always be sure you won't hassle to get on the web.(Just a little secret even your network provider recommends it.

Download Operamini

*Boltbrowser : Another Top mobile app, that gives you that special web feeling of being on the WWW(world wide web) like being on a Pc.You probably might say OPERAMINI can do the same, yes you're right but its not like BOLT because Boltbrowser views any link or web address you type, like you're on a PC automatically, funny enough if you type m.example.com on Boltbrowser it will redirect you to a web version unlike OPERA which automatically sets your link to mobile, unless the webpage you are viewing is not mobile enabled.3 Reasons you need this AppLIGHTNING FAST MOBILE BROWSING: Loads complete web pages in seconds Patented navigation and display technologies get you where you're going faster WATCH.  CONNECT.  SURF. View streaming flash or HTML5 videos from sites like YouTube, Facebook and MTV.UNCOMPROMISED WEB EXPERIENCE Full desktop PC-style browsing on all types of mobile phones Run Web-based applications, like Mafia Wars and Google Docs Web content is never reformatted, repurposed, or removed Browse any site with the best page rendering available


*UCbrowser: In our own words this is also one of the best mobile apps for mobile phones base on the fact that your downloading experience can never be the same. This app was built for Download freaks(apparently) who can't set their eyes on any content on the internet but to download it. If you're looking for a mobile alternative of one of those best PC Downloading software like IDA(Internet Download Accelerator), IDM(Internet Download Manager) you can bet on UCbrowser. Amazing Traffic ReductionAdvanced compression technology can reduce data costs by up to 85%, making mobile surfing much cheaper. Lighting Surfing SpeedAdvanced Cloud Computing technology makes browsing faster and more stable than ever. Powerful Download ManagerSuper download manager supports multitask downloads and .task recovery when interruption occurred.Site NavigationHundreds of categorized popular web sites are showed in the navigation bar, all you need to do is just ONE click! Multi-tabsAllowing you switch between pages easily and giving you better browsing experience plus its compatible with all Blackberry phones.


*Drivesafe.ly pro: Drivesafe.ly pro is an application built for all Blackberry users to enable them read their text messages with out viewing it. Are you tired of reading that new text that just came into your phone then this app is great for you and its Bis and wifi enabled. And as you all know Blackberry is giving this app for FREE just to thank you their customer for being with them all the while, plus a customer database of over 70million users world wide this is just a token way RIM has chosen to bless you.
To download this App go to AppWorld then Download for Free.

*Ubersocial: Could what is Ubersocial be running through your mind? Well don't get lost here's a brief info about it. Ubersocial is a twitter app for tweeting,reading feeds streamline, sending DM's, doing those things you normally do on the normal twitter app for Blackberry in a special and unique way, and it gives that feeling of vibes when tweeting coz the interface is very good looking you can't get bored tweeting.

Download Ubersocial from Appworld.

*CrunchSMS: A platform made for sending FREE SMS world wide yes I said FREE coz its absolutely FREE. So if you don't have credit on your phone and you need to send that urgent SMS to that business partner or Loved one, then this app is ready for that.Please note this app has so much advantage but not too much disadvantage and the disadvantage it has is, if your not on a Blackberry plan like Bis or Wifi then your wasting your time waiting for that message to send and also its FREE for one week then after one week it sends any message you type with an advert at the end of the text, pretty cool init :)(I guess as much)

To download this app FREE go to AppWorld

*Tunein Radio: Are you tired of listening to those songs on your Memory Cards, playing all over again? Then Tunein Radio should be the next music player for you. This app has over 50000+ online radio stations plus local stations from Hiphop to RnB, Old skool to New skool including Religious station.Tunein Radio is enabled with BIS,BES and Wifi connections plus you can choose your streaming mode from 32kbps to 512kbps of streaming speed depending on your Network Carrier, I really can't tell you how great this app is and how much you would appreciate this app because its FREE and GUI(Graphics User Interface) friendly. Much has been said now its time to try this app.

Download Tunein Radio (OTA) http://m.tunein.com

*Smarter App(Youtube player Blackberry Only) : Smarter App is a Youtube player which streams videos from Youtube and plays it on your Blackberry just like the way you watch it on you PC. Inclusive this app allows you to sign in to your Youtube account, upload videos, stream Videos and more all you gotta do is just download and install it on your Blackberry plus its FREE and available to 4.7 OS and above only.
To download Smarter App goto Appworld on your Blackberry

Apple's IPhone 4S could estimate 4 Million units This Weekend

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. is
poised to sell as many as 4 million units of
its new iPhone 4S this weekend as
customers around the world clamor for
one of the last products developed under
Steve Jobs.
The device, available today in the U.S.,
Australia, Canada, France, Germany,
Japan and U.K., is projected to
outperform last year's introduction of the
iPhone 4, which topped 1.7 million units
in its introductory weekend. For the
iPhone 4S, most estimates range from 2
million to 3 million, with Yankee Group
analyst Carl Howe predicting sales of as
much as 4 million.

The release represents the end of Apple's
era under Jobs, who died this month after
an eight-year battle with cancer. The
iPhone 4S has received mostly positive
reviews for its voice- recognition
software, speedier processor and
improved camera. The device also
provides Apple with fresh ammunition in
its fight against Google Inc.'s Android
software, which will appear on a host of
new smartphones in the year-end holiday
“It's going to easily outpace any previous
launch,” said Charlie Wolf, an analyst at
Needham & Co. in New York. It helps
that the iPhone is available on the three
largest U.S. carriers for the first time,
which will bring in new buyers, he said.
Apple also has released an update to its
iOS mobile operating system, which
customers can download to their existing
devices. The software comes with 200
new features and a Web storage service
for synchronizing photos, documents,
music and other files across different
Apple gadgets.

Google Competition

While the iPhone is the best-selling single
smartphone, all of the devices running
Google's Android operating system
account for more of the industry's sales.
HTC Corp., Samsung Electronics Co.,
Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and
other manufacturers have adopted the
software. Google offers Android for free
and then makes money on mobile
advertising and services. That revenue
now accounts for $2.5 billion a year, the
company said yesterday when it released
quarterly results.

Apple's shares have jumped more than
10 percent this week, boosted by
speculation that the iPhone 4S will be a
hit. The stock closed at $408.43 in U.S.
trading yesterday, making Apple the
world's most valuable business. Its
market capitalization now stands at
$378.7 billion, compared with $371.3
billion for the second-ranking company,
Exxon Mobil Corp.
In German trading, the stock today rose
1.4 percent to the equivalent of $412.42
as of 10:01 a.m. in Frankfurt.

Memory' of Steve

About 25 customers were lined up
outside Apple's Midtown Manhattan
store at lunch yesterday. In Australia, the
first country where the product went on
sale, Jackie Guo, 25, and his girlfriend,
both students at Macquarie University,
said they lined up as a tribute to Jobs.

“It's the iPhone for Steve, it's for the
memory of Steve,” Guo said. “It was the
last product he worked on. He pushed
this company to become a viable
company. His ideas are better than
others. They make the market more
hungry for the product.”

In Frankfurt, Grigory Stolyarov, a 27-
year-old employee of Dekabank Deutsche
Girozentrale, spent the night in front of
the store in the city's main shopping
street. He had put on two pairs of socks,
sweaters and jackets to weather the first
near- freezing night of the fall season and
be among the first 20 people in the line of
more than 1,000.
‘It's a prestige thing,” said Stolyarov,
who picked up three iPhones and already
owns an Apple iPad 2 tablet computer. “I
feel like an onion and I definitely need
some sleep,” he said.

Makeshift Memorials

In Tokyo, about 80 people were lined up a
day before the debut and there were
more than 800 people by 8 a.m. at the
Ginza district store.
Jobs's admirers have turned storefronts
into makeshift memorials, adding a
solemn tone to the frenzy that
accompanies the company's product
releases. Jobs co-founded Apple and
returned to the company after a 12-year
absence, rescuing it from near-
“They are going to sell out,” said Yankee
Group's Howe, who is based in Boston.
High demand for the new iOS 5 software
contributed to glitches at Apple even
before the iPhone 4S went on sale.
Customers downloading it to their older
phones overwhelmed the company's
servers, making it harder to upgrade.
Sell Out

Apple hasn't said how many people were
affected. The wait time to get a call back
from an Apple support representative via
the company's Express Lane service is
much longer than usual. Typically, an
Apple rep will call back within a few
hours. Now, the earliest appointments
aren't for days.
Trudy Muller, a spokeswoman for
Cupertino, California-based Apple,
declined to comment.
The iPhone 4S will go on sale later this
month in 22 additional countries,
including Ireland, Italy, Mexico and
Spain. Apple didn't say when it will be
available in China, a country Chief
Executive Officer Tim Cook has said will
be critical for the company's future

Apple said earlier this week that it had
received more than 1 million preorders
for the iPhone 4S. The three U.S. carriers
selling the device -- AT&T Inc., Verizon
Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. -- sold
out as well. The demand puts Apple on
pace to sell a record number of iPhones
in the quarter ending in December,
according to the analysts' reports. Gene
Munster, of Piper Jaffray Cos., estimates
that Apple could sell more than 25 million
iPhones this quarter.
Top Moneymaker
The iPhone, first introduced in 2007, has
become Apple's top moneymaker,
accounting for almost half its total
revenue. Sales from the new model won't
be part of the fourth-quarter financial
results Apple is due to release on Oct. 18.

Even so, profit rose about 60 percent in
the period to $6.9 billion on sales of $29.5
billion, according to the average of
analysts' estimates compiled by
The release of the iPhone 4S, along with
new Android models, should mean that
smartphone users account for the
majority of U.S. mobile-phone customers
for the first time, said Roger Entner, an
analyst at Recon Analytics LLC in
Dedham, Massachusetts.

Apple controlled 19.1 percent of the
smartphone market in the second
quarter, according to research firm IDC,
ahead of Samsung, Nokia Oyj and
Research In Motion Ltd.
Few companies can build excitement
around a new product the way Apple can,
Yankee Group's Howe said.
“This is what they are good at,” he said.
“They know how to make a big launch

Source -businessweek.com

With assistance from Ari Levy and Peter
Burrows in San Francisco, Scott Moritz
in New York, Nichola Saminather in
Sydney, Cornelius Rahn in Frankfurt,
Naoko Fujimura, Yuki Yamaguchi and
Takashi Amano in Tokyo. Editors: Nick
Turner, Marcus Chan.

Dennis Ritchie dies at 70; computer
scientist helped develop Unix

Dennis Ritchie, a computer scientist who wrote the
popular C programming language and helped
develop the Unix operating system, has died. He was

Ritchie died a month after his birthday, according to
his biography on a Web page of Alcatel-Lucent's Bell
Labs. Ritchie joined Bell Labs in the late 1960s.
The company announced his death Thursday but did
not give the cause or say when Ritchie died.
Ritchie is best known for his contributions to
computer programming and software. The C
programming language, which he developed in the
early 1970s, is still popular. It has gone through a
number of upgrades, and it is commonly used for
website development and other computer tasks.

The Unix operating software also surged in popularity. It
and its offshoots, including the open-source Linux,
are widely used today, in corporate servers and even
Ritchie was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Bronxville, N.Y.
His father, Alistair, was a systems engineer at Bell
Labs and his mother, Jean, was a homemaker. After
studying physics and math at Harvard University,
Ritchie joined Bell Labs.

"My undergraduate experience convinced me that I
was not smart enough to be a physicist, and that
computers were quite neat," Ritchie wrote. "My
graduate school experience convinced me that I was
not smart enough to be an expert in the theory of
algorithms and also that I liked procedural
languages better than functional ones."
At Bell, Ritchie and colleague Kenneth Thompson
worked closely to create Unix. In writing the C
language, Ritchie built on Thompson's earlier B
language. Their collaborations were intended to
simplify operating systems and make the software
portable and easy to move from existing hardware to
new computers, resulting in the open-source
movement of sharing ideas.
"I wanted to find out what things a program or
operating system could make possible that you
couldn't do before," Ritchie told Investors Business
Daily in 2003.

Bell Labs' emphasis on research provided
opportunities for Ritchie and Thompson to develop
pioneering innovations.

"There are features in C that everyone takes for
granted now," Doug McIlroy, a Bell colleague, told
Investors Business Daily. "But when Dennis created
them, they were new to the world."
Information on survivors was not available.

Source: news.obits@latimes.com
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