How to set up a VPN for Your iPhone!

Would You Like to Set-Up a VPN Connection for Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?

Connecting to the Internet on an iOS device (devices designed and marketed by Apple Inc) is fairly simple.

Just use any application that uses the internet, and you’re riding the gravy train.

 

However, if you happen to use a Virtual Private Network ( VPN), then life may not be so good for you and your mobile device.

You may have to configure your devices, so that they can work on these types of networks. [Read more…]

Making the right change…Choosing a cell plan!

Choosing the Right Cell Phone Plan!

I recently had some changes to my wireless usage, and decided it was time to find a new plan.

 

But figuring out what voice plan is right called for some serious consideration.

 

I did not want a significant increase in my monthly charges, but knew my usage was about to increase, and most of the new usage would be long distance. What to do…. [Read more…]

Things your cell phone can do — DEBUNKED!

Can Your Cell Phone Do This?

 
Many of you have likely seen the below email that has been circulating – and you were likely curious about it just as I was!

 

So in attempts to demystify these elusive emails – I have personally tried them (with the help of a co-worker in the office) and based on our efforts – they DO NOT work!

RESULTS: See notes in RED beside each!

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Why You Should Read Your Cell Phone Bill

“From the Fence with JP”

Most people have a cell phone of some sort, (Blackberry, Smart Phone, iPhone, ordinary Mobile Phone) some people have more than one (debatable if they are considered lucky or unlucky). 

 

Mobiles have become the norm, an essential part of our daily lives. They are so common that many people not only take them for granted but also, may not bother to ensure they are getting value for their dollar.

 

How many people receive a gas bill or a hydro bill, look at the total with disgust but then simply pay it and resign them selves to the fact that it is a necessary evil? Mobile phone bills seem to be falling into that same category for many people, which is a shame because there is a good chance they are paying more than they should.

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Free Blackberry Enterprise Server Express

Considering a BES Solution for your BlackBerry Fleet?

Did you know – that BlackBerry offers an inexpensive BES solution known as the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express – which is Free?

 

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express version is very comparable to the professional BES version. 

Except  the Express version is FREE, while the professional BES version requires additional expensive software and requires you to pay for each user license (which can be purchased in large blocks if needed)  and you also have to use a more expensive Data Plan.

 

 

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Your Mobile Carrier Would Rather You NOT Know This!!

 "From the Fence with JP"

NEWS FLASH …. Carriers make mistakes! OK, so that’s not much of a news flash. Granted, everyone makes mistakes, but the frequency of errors on cell phone bills is shockingly high. 

 

Don’t think for a minute that the carrier will find these mistakes themselves and automatically correct them. If you do not identify the error and get it corrected yourself then you are potentially out of luck and out of $$!

 

Does your plan give you free minutes? Are you actually getting these free minutes? One of the most common mistakes made by carriers is charging for minutes that were supposed to be free. [Read more…]

How to Back-Up Data on Your Blackberry

Backing Up Your Blackberry Data!

There are several reasons why you may lose data on your Blackberry and none of them are usually planned.

 

It is a good idea to back up the data on your Blackberry regularly to minimize the problems when something happens to your device. [Read more…]

How to Restore a Lost Icon on Your Blackberry.

Lost a Blackberry Icon – Now What?

 

It’s happened to us all. 

You are looking through your BlackBerry menu and suddenly you realize that you can’t find your email icon. You are sure you didn’t delete it, but the icon that was once there is now gone. 

How do you get it back?  [Read more…]

Cold Fingers: Touch Screen Compatible Gloves

Touch Screen Gloves – Who Would Have Thought?

Lately around here, it has been bitter cold. Now call me a wuss, but when it is 30 below, I don’t like to go outside period, let alone go outside without being bundled up with hats, mitts and scarf.  However, for some touchscreen owners, those nice warm gloves that you have on make it very hard to, say, answer a call without taking off your glove.

 

For those who still have resistive touchscreen phones, this may not be a problem. Because this type of screen is activated by the pressure you apply to it, you can still use it with your gloves on,  or for more accuracy a stylus.  However, this is an older technology, and newer phones often use capacitive touchscreen. [Read more…]

Setting up Wi-Fi at Home for your Blackberry

Have You Set-Up Your Wi-Fi at Home for Your Blackberry?

 

Most of us have wireless networks set up at home that allow us to connect our laptops, game systems and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet.

 Most newer models of BlackBerries have the ability to connect to Wi-Fi networks too (some capable models include the Curve 8520 & 9300, the Bold 9000 & 9700 series, and the Torch 9800),  however –  since most of us have data plans, what is the benefit of connecting to a Wi-Fi network at home? [Read more…]