Category: Tips n’ Tricks

Backing Up Your Third Party Apps On Your BlackBerry

April 1, 2010 | By | 9 Comments

After the latest Tour update that just happened, I know myself and a few others made the same mistake. Updating from a different OS on the net, instead of downloading off the service provider and installing it. In my being hasty for happiness, I lost all my third party apps. So I want to share […]

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Tips For Your BlackBerry Use From The Jared Company

February 24, 2010 | By | 5 Comments

I get these emails from the Jared Company and I thought I would share them with you. This week we got the following: Calling 800 numbers, handling freezing, and last but not least, how to do play lists. So if any of those three interest you, keep reading, we’ve got the tips waiting for you.

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Recap: Webcast for BlackBerry Application Developers

February 18, 2010 | By | 5 Comments

Earlier this week, Brian Zubert, RIM Sr. Application Development Consultant, presented a very informative webcast on the subject of user interface design and how to utilize some simple tips and tricks to make BlackBerry applications you develop look great to the consumer.  Brian showed through multiple examples how changing small details in your design can […]

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Simple Solutions For Keeping Up With the 2010 Winter Olympics On Your BlackBerry

February 16, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The whole world has an eye on Vancouver, BC, Canada this month for the 2010 Winter Olympics. You can catch coverage of your favorite events and athletes just about anywhere, be it television, the internet, or newspaper. But what about those times you’re not at home, and you’re dying to know who won the pairs […]

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Starting With Your BlackBerry Security Options

February 14, 2010 | By | 8 Comments

Yes, you have the security in your BlackBerry when you purchase your beloved device. In fact, most of us don’t go through this section or if we do, we only do the password. This is the first tips article about using your BlackBerry device’s security to secure your device. With all the news about security […]

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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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Installing Apps On Your BlackBerry: One If By Air, Two If By Cord

December 30, 2009 | By | 6 Comments

Installing apps on your BlackBerry can be done in two ways. And part of the fun of the BlackBerry is having those apps. Today I’m going to walk you, as a newbie through the basics of installing them. I’m well aware that those of us who have had a BlackBerry know these steps already.

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Changing Your Ringtones And Alerts On Your BlackBerry

December 5, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

Today I ran across a question that I answered that brought me to writing this tips and tutorial on how to change the Alerts. It can be frustrating and some of us prefer vibrate, some a tone, some loud, some low. So I’m going to walk you through it with ease. You can choose the […]

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A Favorite Site To Share With Our Readers

December 1, 2009 | By | 1 Comment

Some cellular providers change the homescreen of the BlackBerry browser to their mobile site. And others leave it as the homescreen BlackBerry has by default, the BlackBerry Help page. The reason I’m going to share this site with you is because it’s going to lead into announced updates and new apps.

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For New BlackBerry Owners: Install The BlackBerry Desktop Manager

November 25, 2009 | By | 4 Comments

Congrats on the new BlackBerry, and welcome to the BlackBerry nation. I know with the holidays there are several new owners, and there’s some important advice I’m going to share that we take for granted and is many times overlooked. The importance of installing that disc that came with your phone, the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

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Troubleshooting Tips And Tricks For BlackBerry

July 31, 2009 | By | 10 Comments

There’s a really good article out about great troubleshooting tips for BlackBerry, with some great input by Al Sacco, in Computer World. RIM had listed ten of it’s own top 10 troubleshooting tips and tricks.  Al listed the popular top ten along with adding some of his comments from his experience where it was relevant. […]

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