Just wanted to pass along these useful tips I saw over on the BlackBerry site.
Bedside Mode gives you the ability to change some settings when charging your Blackberry. It is especially handy if you charge your device over night in the same room that you sleep, and you want your BlackBerry to remain on (in case you want to use the alarm) but don’t want your BlackBerry to make any noise or flash any lights.
Here are some tips on using Bedside Mode:
Bedside Mode is available only on Blackberry devices that have Operating System 4.6 or higher.
Do you sleep with your BlackBerry charging in your room? Do you use Bedside Mode? Let us know.
There is an easy way to create a meeting invitation using your BlackBerry calendar application…here’s how:
Let us know if this helped you, and if you have any other tips on using the Calendar application.
Whether you´re a head-banger, or a lover of Mozart, Ringtone Composer simplifies the customization of your smart phone ring tone with your favorite music.
You can get Ringtone Composer here:
Let us know what ringtones you created using our RingTone Composer.
You can get FriendChat version 1.99.5 at:
Also, our free app IMpics is a great addition to FriendChat. IMpics lets you send pictures in FriendChat and any other Instant Message/Chat/SMS/Email app you may use.
You can get IMPics for free at:
Let us know what you think of the new FriendChat, and also let us know if you are using IMpics.
BlackBerry® Messenger (“BBM”) is a fantastic application that most BlackBerry® enthusiasts use all the time. Here are some quick tips on how to do more with BBM;
You can send files, photos, voice notes, and contacts to your BBM contacts (requires BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 or later and may not be available for all users).
An interesting BBM feature uses GPS technology to send your location to a BBM contact, who can then see where you are on BlackBerry® Maps. (This feature may not be available for all users.)
Your contact will now be able to see your location.
Want a quick way to add a friend to your BBM contact list? Try scanning the BBM barcode from their BlackBerry smartphone. Simply scan your friend´s barcode and they are added to your BlackBerry Messenger contact list.
Stay connected with groups of friends, family, or co-workers by creating groups of BBM contacts.
And Most Importantly:
BACKUP YOUR BBM CONTACTS:
Let us know if you have any other BBM Tips, and we will post them.
Bluetooth is a great wireless technology that lets your Blackberry communicate with other hardware without the need for a physical, wired connection. Bluetooth is most commonly used to pair (“connect”) your BlackBerry to a hands free microphone/speaker headset.
Let’s take you through the process of setting up a Bluetooth connection:
When your Bluetooth is on you will see the Bluetooth icon in your main screen, at the top in the status bar. It is a good idea to turn Bluetooth off when you are not using it, as a security measure, and to save on battery drain. Please note that using Bluetooth use will tend to drain your battery faster than normal.
Do you use Bluetooth connections with your BlackBerry? For what kind of Devices? Do you have any tips or tricks for using Bluetooth? Let us know.
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.