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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BlackBerry Apps for the Basic User – Part 1

“From the Fence with JP”

I am sure there are people out there (and hopefully I am not the only one) that are NOT heavy duty power users with their BlackBerry.
They wanted a phone to be a phone, and add in the email capability, maybe some web browsing, and there ya go.
Yes I know that the smartphones now do that without breaking a sweat and so much more. But for some people the so much more is not needed or wanted for a variety of reasons.
On top of all this – you add in the thousands and thousands of Apps that are available and suddenly the phone you wanted to just be a phone – is now a huge chore. [Read more…]

How to Un-install Applications from your Blackberry

Ready to Change up some of your BlackBerry Apps?

A few weeks ago (March 2nd, 2011) we touched on a great mobile device management tip: How to Un-Install Apps from Your iPhone

 

If you happen to own a BlackBerry SmartPhone instead of an iPhone, you might find that you are encountering the same challenges. You have downloaded an App and have now decided that you no longer like it, or need it, and would like the space freed up for something bigger and better.

 

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Setting Up BlackBerry Bridge

What is BlackBerry Bridge?

Perhaps you take the train to work. Maybe you carpool and you are squished in the backseat between two other passengers, and retrieving your BlackBerry from your pocket isn’t exactly an option. Maybe your BlackBerry is lost in the depths of your handbag, and because you are looking for it you will not find it. Or maybe you’re just tired of having to free up your hands to answer the latest email or BBM when your hands are full of tablet awesomeness.

 

If you are lucky enough to get your hands on the new BlackBerry PlayBook any time soon, to go along with your snazzy BlackBerry smartphone,  then you may want to check out BlackBerry Bridge.

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Protecting your BlackBerry with BlackBerry Protect

Imagine Losing  your BlackBerry Smartphone – What Now?

Recently, I misplaced my glasses. Since I am nearsighted, this doesn’t generally pose a problem. That is, until  I try and leave the house. This often  leads to a tear around my house, looking in every conceivable place my glasses might have been, and results in me being 15 minutes late for wherever I was going, using my spare pair of glasses, which have seen better days.

I am sure that there are many BlackBerry users out there who, like me, are absentminded and have a tendency of forgetting where things have been placed.

Fortunately, if it is your BlackBerry you tend to forget, BlackBerry Protect helps to solve this problem.  [Read more…]

Costs of the Cloud on your Mobile Phone.

Understanding the Potential Costs of using the Cloud with your Mobile Device!

 

 

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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…]

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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