What Really Kills Your BlackBerry Battery? Part II

on May 3rd, 2012

  #2 - Searching for the Network The next thing you really need to watch is when you are out of range of the network.   Here are a few simple examples : You go on an airplane You go into a gym and put your phone in a locker/lock box You're in a building and working under ground level where there is no reception If you leave your radio on while the phone is out of range it will continuously search for the network and drain the battery almost as bad as surfing. What you need to d...

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How to Assign an Application to the Convenience Button

on April 27th, 2012

Most of you know this but for new people to BlackBerry it may help.   There is an extra button on the side of your BlackBerry that can be assigned to anything you want.   I have mine hooked up to our Screen Grabber app because I take many screen grabs during the day.  Some people like to assign it the camera, or our free flashlight app.   Here is a quick video that will show you how to easily assign that button to the function/app of your choice.   Let me know if you have any problems get...

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What Really Kills Your BlackBerry Battery? Part I

on April 25th, 2012

Everyone wants to maximize the life of their battery and still use the phone in a normal way. Most tips talk about changing simple settings like backlight timeout and wifi or bluetooth settings. I'm here to tell you that those are not the real problem and they are just guesses. As an engineer I like data to backup what I say. I spent 3 months doing actual tests with a real BlackBerry in all kinds of conditions to see what really hurts the most. This lead to a better understanding of what can really be done ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1 Update Now Available «Inside BlackBerry – The Official BlackBerry Blog

on April 19th, 2012

If you haven't updated your PlayBook, I recommend you do so.   The browser works better and there are other bug fixes.  You can follow the link below for instructions if you aren't sure how to update the software. BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1 Update Now Available «Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog.

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Free Screen Grabber Update for BlackBerry

on April 10th, 2012

We've updated Screen Grabber to make it the best screen capture app for the BlackBerry. This version is free and has No Ads, No Watermarks, No Nagging for Upgrades, and No Sounds.Also, you can now Tweet your screenshot (even if you are not online). Screen Grabber is a totally flexible free screen capture app that lets you share your BlackBerry screen shots with anyone. Simple. Easy. Useful. Best part there is no watermark on the screen grab. ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Browsing Tips

on April 5th, 2012

  Just wanted to pass along these useful tips I saw over on the BlackBerry site. Five Tip Friday – BlackBerry PlayBook Browsing Tips «Inside BlackBerry Help Blog.

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Mini Keyboard for the BlackBerry PlayBook

on March 22nd, 2012

  I haven't tried this yet but it looks like a nice addition if you plan on typing documents while on the go.  For emails and instant messaging I don't think it is necessary because you will want to be holding the unit all the time and tapping on the screen to navigate from message to message. Does any one have this?  If so do you like it?   Powerful Mobile Computing on the Go: Meet the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for the BlackBerry PlayBook «Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog.

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TIP: Change Songs Using BlackBerry Volume Keys

on March 21st, 2012

This tip is for all Smartphones and the PlayBook. Move to the next song :  Hold down the Volume Up button. Repeat current song : Hold Volume Down button for 2 seconds. Play previous song again :  Hold Volume Down button for 2 seconds, as soon as current song restarts release it and then hold it down again.  Prev song will then start.

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How to change the Wallpaper on your Blackberry Playbook

on March 19th, 2012

 

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How to switch from one BlackBerry to another using BlackBerry Desktop Manager

on March 19th, 2012

    Here is a nice article that explains how to switch devices.  I would make sure to make a backup of your current device first.  Also, I only plug in one BlackBerry  at a time to make sure I don't pick the wrong one. How to switch from one BlackBerry smartphone to another using BlackBerry Desktop Software for PC «Inside BlackBerry Help Blog.

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