Category: Guides

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 Receive MasterCard PayPass Certification

October 26, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 Are World’s First SIM-Based Smartphones to Receive MasterCard PayPass Handset Certification – Carriers globally will now have access to the first NFC smartphones certified as MasterCard PayPass(TM) approved devices – France Telecom – Orange amongst first to benefit from MasterCard certification awarded to RIM Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) […]

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How to Force Your BlackBerry PlayBook to Update OS via Desktop Software

April 20, 2011 | By | 22 Comments

Since we heard RIM started rolling out an OS update (1.0.1.1796) to some PlayBook owners, I’ve been patiently waiting for it. Sadly it hasn’t come. So I started playing around with the BlackBerry Desktop Software to see if by fluke I could get the update, with no success. So then I proceeded to do a […]

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PlayBook Etiquette: How to Politely Decline an Offer to “Can I Try It”

April 19, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

No doubt you have your very own PlayBook by now, have unboxed it, and fully set it up to bridge to with your BlackBerry smartphone. However as much as you’d like to shelter your new PlayBook from the outside world, its form-factor is going to beg you to take it out for a stroll around […]

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How to: Install Official BlackBerry Software Updates Using a Mac

December 17, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Back a year or two ago, BlackBerry and Apple computers didn’t play so nice. But since the launch of the official BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, RIM has made it quite simple to manage your BlackBerry, including backup/restore, iTunes Sync, add/remove apps, and software updates. RIM has posted a quick walk through of how to […]

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How To Update Your BlackBerry Device Operating System

May 29, 2010 | By | 13 Comments

We all know that BlackBerry smartphones are the best mobile known to (wo)man.  That’s not even a matter of opinion, it’s fact.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t guarantee perfection.  Sometimes we’re happy with how our operating system works and that’s great, but when there are features missing or running slower than they should, new operating system versions […]

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Reminder: BlackBerry Webcast For Developers Now Available On-Demand

April 16, 2010 | By | 4 Comments

We let you know earlier this week that RIM was holding the latest in their series of Webcasts for Developers on Tuesday, April 13th. The topic this time around was the BlackBerry Application Platform Push Service and covered aspects such as how to apply for the service and how it can be useful to your […]

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So You’ve Designed a Theme… Now What?

February 13, 2010 | By | 4 Comments

Last week we talked about how to get started designing themes for  BlackBerry smartphones. We covered BlackBerry Theme Studio as well as additional resources you may want to have available. After you have designed a theme and you are happy with your creation, the next steps are getting the theme onto your device and distribution […]

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Interested In Building Custom Themes? Here Is How To Get Started…

February 6, 2010 | By | 16 Comments

There are many ways to personalize your BlackBerry device. For example you can choose to purchase different colored bezels and battery doors or a more permanent customization like a total re-paint through Colorware. What I have found to be the quickest and oftentimes least expensive way to make your BlackBerry truly yours is with a […]

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The BlackBerry City Guide App Launches By Quintessentially

June 30, 2009 | By | 1 Comment

Clementine, from Quintessentially, was kind enough to alert us to a really interesting FREE app for the traveler, be it work or vacation. You can connect to the insider world of Quintessentially while you’re on the go in the world. It will provide both members and non-members alike exclusive free access to vast travel content […]

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Take a quick Tour of the BlackBerry Tour with BlackBerry 101

June 16, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

I know, I know it sucks! We can’t get our hands on an actual BlackBerry Tour just yet. I guess in a positive mind I would say well at least they announced it, but man I just want this thing to come out. Anyway going along with our none stop Tour coverage today. Here is […]

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How To Install A Theme on your BlackBerry

June 5, 2009 | By | 5 Comments

You finally find a theme you like, one you have to have, and you’re ready to install it. I remember when I found the Matrix, I was so thrilled! There are different types of themes out there.  I’m going to go through the ways of installing two types of themes: OTA and as a zip […]

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Ringtones Tutorial: Where To Get And Use FREE Ringtones

June 3, 2009 | By | 9 Comments

Part of the beauty of having a BlackBerry, or any smart phone, is that you don’t have to pay for ringtones any more. This is something everyone likes, and it’s true. You’ll never have to pay for ringtones again unless you choose to. So today I’m going to show you where to go, and how […]

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