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…]

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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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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How to use a BlackBerry as a Flashlight

Using your BlackBerry as a Flashlight – Handy!

Have you ever been in a situation where you wished you had a Flashlight handy?

I think we all have at some point in time!

 

I know that this simple yet helpful tip is not new – but for those of you who did not know that your BlackBerry could also act as a Flashlight – Guess what…. – it can! [Read more…]

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…]

How to Send a Video using BlackBerry

Simple Steps to Share a Video using Your BlackBerry.

 

If you have ever recorded a Video on your BlackBerry Smartphone and have considered sharing it with your family and friends, you now have a few options available for sharing…..

 

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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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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…]