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…]

How to Reduce Data Roaming on an iPhone

How to Reduce Your Data Roaming Charges on Your iPhone While Traveling Abroad

 

If you have an iPhone and are travelling outside your home country you will incur data roaming charges – here are a few tips to lower these costs!

 

Turn Fetch new Data off – Instead of having data pushed to your device automatically, Check your email and calendar manually controlling the flow of data to your device thus reducing the amount of data used.

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Traveling / Roaming Tips

Travelling Tips for you & your Smartphone!

 

Travelling is a big part of business these days, and let’s face it – none of us wants to be without our cellular phones.

 

Here are a few things that you may not have known about traveling with your phone, along with some helpful tips:

“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?

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 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…]

How to connect your BlackBerry Playbook to Wi-Fi Network

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network with the BlackBerry Playbook

Now you finally have your new BlackBerry Playbook and are ready to start using it!

Did you know the unit was designed to work primarily off of  Wi-Fi networks? Wondering where and how to connect to a Wi-Fi Network?

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