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arc-side-main Helps With BlackBerry/Linux Synchronization

As Joe Barr of states marrying your BlackBerry with the penguin is a “Some assembly required” operation. So far there is no simple or straight forward package to sync your BlackBerry with Linux. On the other hand things have come quite far in the past few years thanks to the Barry and OpenSync projects….


How To: Fast Forward & Rewind Video/Audio In Small Increments

While playing around listening to some music and watching video on my BlackBerry 8310 I discovered something I had never known before. In my previous Rant! about the video options on the BlackBerry I mentioned my frustration about the fast forward and rewind increments on the BlackBerry media player. The default movement is in extremely…


FAQ: How To Quickly Change The BlackBerry Browser

Many readers have asked me about the difference between the 3 web browsers that are available on BlackBerry devices. There are the: WAP browser – Usually renamed by your carrier which is meant to browse WAP pages (AT&T calls it MEdia Net) Internet Browser – Meant for regular web browsing BlackBerry Browser – This browser…


FAQ: How To Password Protect Your BlackBerry

I am paranoid about security so I found this Knowledgebase article by RIM very useful. In this article RIM describes the exact steps you need to take to put your BlackBerry device in lockdown. It does not include instructions on how to encrypt the memory card and device memory but that is a straight forward…


How To: Use The Google Talk Client To Translate Any Text

I just read a post on GOS about a great feature that exists in Google Talk that I had never heard of before. It turns out that Google has translation Bot’s for over 18 different languages. All you have to do is add the translation Bot as a friend in Google Talk and send them…


How To: Enable/Disable Delivery & Read Receipts

One of the new features in the latest iterations of BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) was the ability to request and respond to delivery and read receipts. This feature came along with BIS version 2.3. It is now also nicely integrated into the BlackBerry OS by putting another check next to an email when it is delivered…


FAQ: BlackBerry Compatible Bluetooth Car Kits & Headsets

RIM has done all of us a small favor by releasing a list of compatible car kits and Bluetooth headsets that are confirmed to work with BlackBerry devices with built in Bluetooth. This is a great resource because until now car kits used to be trial and error with many users running into quite a…


FAQ: BlackBerry 8300 Series Camera Keyboard Shortcuts

Paul just asked me for a list of the keyboard shortcuts for the BlackBerry 8300/8310/8320 Series. I thought I would share the list I have compiled for him with you. I find the shortcuts useful but I really wish there were more… Before you take a picture: Enter = take a picture Space = toggle…

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