Horror Story of the Week: How Not to Do a Hardware Upgrade

Hardware Upgrade Mishap: Imagine yourself in this situation: 

 

You are faced with the task of getting a new employee a new phone and number. In order to keep costs down, you decide to recycle one of the old unused numbers on your account.  You Find a number on your bill that is showing no usage and has the user name of employee who is no longer with the company.  A quick call to the carrier customer service confirms that there has been no usage, so you go ahead with the upgrade and switch to a new SIM card. 

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Accenting your Messages on your Blackberry

How do you Accent your Messages on your Blackberry?

There are at least 6700 recognized languages used in the world, and, chances are, you speak at least one of them. Maybe two. Perhaps more.
And chances are, if you speak the language, there may come a time where you will need to compose some sort of message, maybe even on your Blackberry.
Problem is, that often languages have funny letters and accents. When was the last time you have seen an ß, an É or an ñ on your keypad?
Your first guess might be to pull up your symbols menu, but alas, the accents are not to be found.
Fear not my fellow multi-linguists! There are a couple simple solutions for you!

How to Tether your Smartphone to the BlackBerry Playbook

Tethering your Smart Phone and BlackBerry Playbook!

For some, part of the perk of sitting down in your favorite coffee shop with your ‘For Here, Grande, Non-Fat, No Water, 180 Degrees, Chai Tea Latte’ is connecting your BlackBerry Playbook to the available Wifi network and browsing the web while you enjoy your drink. Your latte isn’t quite the same without perusing your recent emails or perhaps catching up on the latest celebrity gossip).  Best part is that you aren’t using the data included in your plan! (hmmm…. maybe now is a good time to download those large files…)

 

While connecting to Wi-fi is great, it may not always be convenient, particularly if you live in a more rural area( Wifi hotspots can be few and far between) or if you are on the move( while it might be nice, all day in the shop is probably not in the cards).

Since the BlackBerry Playbook was released in a Wi-fi version only, this might pose a problem for you.

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How To Dry Out a Wet Phone

Your Mobile Phone Got Wet – Now What?

 

You and your phone have become inseparable. It is an extension of your arm, of your self!

So when your cell phone ends up a little on the wet side (OK, a lot  on the wet side), you become desperate.

Don’t panic. You may be able to save your mobile phone yet.

 

Whether you dropped it in the lake, got caught in a torrential rain storm, or your loved one sent it through the wash, there may still be hope for your wet phone. Here are some tips that may help you save your phone.  [Read more…]

“Travelling With Your Phone This Summer”

In response to a comment on the video “Travelling With Your Phone This Summer”

The COMMENT was:
“Great! could you also talk about cell phone usage abroad and especially electrical converters and charging? I travel or support those who do and it gets dicey. The converter and adapter throws people, changing sims, which carrier and costs. I usually advise skype but that’s not for everyone. Explaining GSM, CDMA and whatever the Japan uses and my audience just turns glassy eyed.  Thanks! Keep up the good work.”

Adapting your Mobile Device – International Travel

Is your Mobile Device Ready for International Travel?

Summer is fast approaching, and your vacation time is itching to be used.

Perhaps you are planning your next great adventure (touring Europe perhaps?).

Or maybe you are just travelling overseas for work – well I am sure you could add a little down time in that trip.

 

You have you tickets arranged, passport in order, packing list made, and roaming for your mobile device set to go.

 

You’ve checked and double checked, and you are certain you are ready to go.

But did you remember to check to see if your mobile devices are ready to go?

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Wi-Fi Options for iPad

Your iPad and Wi-Fi Connections!

In your hands is a bright and shiny new iPad.

 

You are walking down the street and suddenly you realize that you are standing near a Wi-fi network.

 

What do you do?

How to Make Folders for Your Apps for iPad

De-clutter Your iPad Apps!

So you have an iPad do you, or perhaps the iPad2? And you have been a maniac downloading all the Apps that you may or may not use!

Have a look at your iPad – go ahead! Chances are you see a whole bunch of Apps without much organization just on your first page.  There is also a chance that many of  these Apps are the ones you use most often.

However, you may still have pages more of Apps, and find yourself, swiping through these pages, trying to find an App among the games, the productivity Apps, and so on.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew exactly where to find any App on your iPad at the drop of a hat? [Read more…]

BlackBerry’s Mass Storage Mode

Using your BlackBerry as a Portable Flash Drive with Mass Storage Mode.

Chances are that for Work, school, or even for a hobby, you have toted around a USB flash drive (or two) in order to carry your files around with you.

One of the benefits of these little gadgets,  is that they are highly portable, nice and small, and fit nicely into ones pocket/purse/briefcase/laptop bag. 🙂

The downside is that  they are nice and small and fit nicely into all of these places. 🙁

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Understanding the Mobile Year Summary Report

The Mobile Year Summary Report by Tele-Watch – A Time Saving Tool!

How frustrating is it to sit at your desk surrounded by months and months and months of bills, trying to find one specific user, on hundreds or maybe even thousands of pages of bills?

 

It’s a literal mobile bill needle in the haystack adventure. And lets face it, mobile bills aren’t always the easiest to understand, so once you finally find what you are looking for, you end up staring blankly at it for a while before throwing your hands up in frustration.

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