RIM has updated its Desktop Manager software for both MAC and PC. Desktop manager is used on your computer when you plug your Blackberry into your computer with a USB cable. Desktop Manager is very useful software for backing up your BlackBerry, syncing your emails/contacts/calendars/music/photos/videos. It is always best to have the latest versions of the Desktop Manager. Here is brief outline of the changes made to each, with links to download the software (from the release notes provided by BlackBerry).
Here is the link to get the latest BlackBerry Desktop Manager for your MAC: http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/desktop_mac.jsp
Here is the link to get the latest BlackBerry Desktop Manager for your PC: http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/
Let us know if you have any comments about either of these new releases of BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
If you are sending an email and you definitely want to know it was received by a BlackBerry on the other end, then here is a quick tip:
This is a great feature for one-off emails that are important, that you know will be received on the other end by a BlackBerry, and can give you peace of mind.
Is confirmation of receipt for your emails an important feature for you? Let us know.
The BlackBerry End Call / Red Button (to the right of the Track Ball/Pad) is more than just for disconnecting a call and turning your phone on and off.
Here are a few shortcuts in finding information about your BlackBerry that you might need to pass on to other people. In any mesage screen, type the following, then a space:
Here’s a quick and easy way to creat music “Playlists” on your Blackberry music player:
Do you use your BlackBerry as a music player? Let us know.
Here are some ideas to help you take better pictures with your BlackBerry camera:
Please let us know if you have any other tips to taking great pictures on your BlackBerry, we’ll publish the best ones we receive.
Do you have any other phone tips? Let us know and we will publish the best ones.
We are finding some great new features in the BlackBerry Operating System 6.0.
You can easily add photo links to your favorite contacts directly to your Home screen for easy access. This works best if the contacts you choose already have pictures set up for them.
I use this feature a lot. I have a group of people I contact all the time, and this tool makes it simple for me to choose how I want to contact these people. I also love having pictures of my favorite contacts right on my main screen…it is a great way to personalize my BlackBerry and it provides great functionality as well
Please leave a comment to let me know if you have tried this function and what you think about it.
Have any other OS 6.0 tips? Let us know be leaving a comment, and we will publish the best.
I have been using the new BlackBerry Torch for a while, and I was having a hard time adjusting to this new device. I came from a BlackBerry Bold 9000, with a Track Ball and keyboard. I tried the Storm with the virtual keyboard, but never really got good at typing on it. I figured the Torch would be the best of both worlds.
In my early days with the Torch I was always fumbling with it, sliding out the keyboard to type seemed to be slowing me down, and I was pressing stuff on the screen that I didn’t intend, and generally not satisfied.
I was at the recent BlackBerry Devcon conference, and I noticed all the RIM people had Torches, and all of them immediately slid out their keyboard in the same motion as pulling it out of their holster or pocket. So I decided to copy the experts.
Now whenever I pull out my Torch I always slide the keyboard out in the same motion. This allows me to use the Track Pad right away (my preferred way of navigating on the BlackBerry), I’m also ready to type, and I can use the touch screen for certain functions if I want. For me, this is the best way to maximize all 3 ways of interacting with this device.
Even when I am sitting at my desk I have the Torch next to me with the keyboard slid out….ready for action.
How do you hold your torch? Leave a comment and let us know.
The most common email we get to our support desk is from people that have lost apps they purchased and they want to have them replaced without having to buy them again. This happens sometimes when you upgrade the device Operating System without a back-up of the 3rd party apps, or you get a new device entirely.
There are ways to get replacements for your apps that you have purchased without buying them again.
If you purchased your apps form BlackBerry App World, then open up App World and go to “My World” (the button on the far right of the App World main screen), click your device Menu button and select “LOG IN”. After you LOG IN (using your paypal log in information), all the apps you purchased should be there for re-installation.
If you bought the app from another site, log into your account on that site, if necessary update your new device information which will include your new device PIN number, you will then be able to get your apps re-sent to you for download and installation. Most sites have policies on the number of times you can get your apps sent to new devices you get.
If you have difficulty with this process then you should contact the support team at the site you purchased the apps from.