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RIM Shows Developers How To Identify BlackBerry Browsers

RIM decided to change up the user agent that the BlackBerry browser sends to web servers in BlackBerry 6. From BlackBerry OS 4.2 until 5.0 all Browsers sent a variant of this user agent to web servers: BlackBerry9000/ Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/179 Now with BlackBerry 6 and the Torch RIM decided to change things up. From…


How To Request Replacement BlackBerry Code Signing Keys

A few days ago I ran into an issue trying to register my old code signing keys with the new BlackBerry Widget plugin for Eclipse. If you have some foresight you can copy and backup the sigtool.* files from the bin directory of a install where the keys were already registered but what happens if…


RIM Separates Security Lock and Keypad Lock in BlackBerry 6

I started noticing this little change RIM made in BlackBerry 6 over the last few days. It used to be that if you had a device password on your BlackBerry and hit the lock button on the top of the device you would have to enter your password to unlock it. In BlackBerry 6 and…


FAQ: Selectively Clear Data from BlackBerry Databases Using a Mac

Last week I was trying to fix a friends BlackBerry but I did not have a Windows PC anywhere. The only option was using Desktop Manager for Mac and I needed to selectively clear a specific database on his BlackBerry. He had the “Address Book –ALL” issue we mentioned before plaguing him with a hidden…


How The New WebKit Browser Chooses What Transport to Use

Back in the day BlackBerrys only had one browser if the were on a BES server. This slowly grew adding a new browser for WAP, BIS, and more recently for Wi-Fi. This got really confusing for users who had to select the one that they wanted by going into the options. For example, if you…


FAQ: BlackBerry Messenger & PIN Messages are NOT Encrypted

I just wanted to provide some more detail to my previous explanation of what communications are encrypted on a BlackBerry. This issue has caused quite a bit of confusion recently so I thought I would clear it up specifically for BlackBerry Messenger and PIN messages. BlackBerry Messenger and PIN to PIN messages are NOT encrypted….


FAQ: What Communication Is Encrypted on Your BlackBerry

With the recent security of the BlackBerry infrastructure put into question this month in the Middle East and India I thought I would cover what exactly IS secured on your BlackBerry. These governments are unhappy that they cannot view encrypted messages sent to a BlackBerry but I think most people don’t realize what is encrypted….


FAQ: Microsoft Outlook 2010 32-Bit BlackBerry Desktop Manager Support Coming in August

RIM published a new knowledge base article this week stating that they currently do not support Outlook 2010 with BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.1. The same article states that support for Microsoft Outlook 2010 32-bit will be coming with a Desktop Manager update scheduled for August 2010. Support for Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-bit will come in…

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