Friday, February 19, 2010
Complete the following steps to turn off the Predictive Input option:
1. On the BlackBerry smartphone, go to Options > Language.
2. Below the Input Language setting, click the Options button.
3. Deselect the check mark for Predictive Input.
Click here for more info regarding this error.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Turn Off Show Images: Downloading images takes a lot of bandwidth and slows down your BlackBerry when loading them.
From the Browser Options --> "Browser Configuration" screen set "Show Images" = no, and uncheck "Use Background Images".
Note: You can easily download the images for any page by pressing "M" for more images, or "Q" for all images. These options are also available from the menu.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Download the Avatar theme for Blackberry Curve, Tour and Bold.
OTA Links :
- Curve 8300 and 8800 Series (OS 4.2-4.5)
- Curve 8520 (OS 4.6)
- Curve 8900 (OS 4.6)
- Tour 9630 (OS 4.7)
- Bold 9700 (OS 5.0)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
One of the most favorite games of all time now on Blackberry.
With a similar feel to the arcade version, the free version of Pacman for Blackberry comes with a high score list, support for trackball, mp3 sounds, etc.
Download links :
Pacman OTA for the Tour, Bold, and Curve 8900
Pacman OTA for the World 88xx, Curve 83xx, and Pearl 81xx
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Open your BBM and scroll to highlight the contact you want from the contact list. Press the Menu key, and select "Show in Home Screen". This puts the contact's BBM icon in your applications list from where you can then move it to your Home Screen for easy access !
Available for both Windows and Mac.
Download it now - http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/download.php
Labels: iPhone, iPod
Labels: Computers, Windows 7
Monday, February 8, 2010
Cost : Freeware ( can be downloaded from your iTunes app store).
Requirements : Wifi access, iPhone or iPod Touch, Mac OS X 10.4 or higher or Windows (PC) XP, Vista or Windows 7.
- Download Touch Mouse Server software from www.logitech.com/touchmouse and install it on your Mac or PC. This will let your iPhone communicate with your PC / Mac.
- Download Touch Mouse application from iTunes app store and install it on your iPod or iPhone.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010
Vlingo Everywhere, a new feature of Vlingo 4.0 allows you to use your voice to add text anywhere you would normally type.. instant messaging, calendar entry, adding contacts, getting directions and more.
Visit - http://vlingo.com/products/blackberry/
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Labels: Nokia E72
Thursday, February 4, 2010
SharePod is easy to use and works! Heres some of the main features:
- Add & remove music and videos from your iPod
- Add, remove and edit playlists
- Add & remove album art
- View and backup photos
- Copy music, videos and playlists from your iPod to PC
- Import music/videos into your iTunes library, including playlists and ratings
- Tag editing
- Drag n' drop to and from Explorer
- Simple, clean interface
- Quick to load and use with no unnessary complicated features
- Support for iPhone and iTouch (Thanks to Nikias Bassen, Paul Sladen, Jonathan Beck, and Christophe Fergeau for making this possible)
Labels: Computers, iPhone, iPod
Here is the step by step guide for configuring and using email on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.
Setting up email
- From the home screen (Figure 1), press the central Menu button below the display.
- Press Messaging (Figure 2).
- Press Mailbox (Figure 3).
- A message appears: No mailbox defined, Define now? (Figure 4). Press Yes.
- Another message informs you that information is needed to define e-mail settings (Figure 5). Press Start.
- An E-mail address panel appears onscreen (Figure 6). Press this.
- The phone numberpad appears onscreen to be used for typing in your email address (Figure 7) (although you can choose one of the virtual Qwerty keyboard or handwriting options if you prefer by tapping the keyboard-icon button just above the 1 key).
- When you've typed in your email address, press the green tick confirm button on the top left of the display.
- In the E-mail address set-up screen (Figure 8), press OK.
- You can now define the Mailbox name (Figure 9). You can leave it as the default name and press OK to continue. Alternatively you can press the highlighted panel to type in a new one, using the virtual numberpad as before (Figure 10) and pressing the green tick confirm button when completed. When the new name appears (Figure 11), press OK to continue.
- You now must define the user name and password (Figure 12). Press Yes.
- User name and password panels appear (Figure 13). Press the User name panel to edit it. Your user name is likely to be the bit of your email address before the @, but if you're not sure, check online with your email provider.
- Type in your user name (Figure 14). Press the green tick confirm button. You are returned to the previous screen (Figure 15).
- Press the Password panel. Type in your password (Figure 16). Press the green tick confirm button. You are returned to the previous screen (Figure 17). Press OK.
- A message appears confirming that the mailbox has been defined (Figure 18). Press OK.
Your mailbox will initially be empty, so you have to go online to update it.
- When the mailbox has been defined, a message appears: Connect to mailbox? (Figure 19). Press Yes.
- In a few moments you will be connected to your online mailbox and email headers will be downloaded (Figure 20).
- You can scroll through the list using your finger or stylus. To see more information, press the email header you want to look at (Figure 21). The full email will appear onscreen (Figure 22). You can scroll down to read the full text.
- If there is an attachment, press it to open. If it is in html format, press the Attachment.html panel in the display to go online (Figure 23).
- Choose your method of going online (WLAN or mobile network) (Figure 24), and in a few moments you will see the full version of the email (Figure 25). Press Close and Back to return to the original email.
Replying to and forwarding an email
Towards the bottom of the display are three onscreen buttons; the two with @ signs and arrows are Reply and Forward options (the third is a Delete button).
- To reply, press the left arrowed @ button. Your reply will appear onscreen (Figure 26).
- Tap on appropriate parts of the email to change the address, subject and message, using the virtual numberpad as before to type in new details and edit existing text (Figure 27).
- Once you have completed your reply, press the Send button (it has an envelope icon) (Figure 28).
- To forward an email, in the open email press the right arrowed @ button. As above, tap the appropriate part of the email you want to change - address, subject or message - and use the virtual numberpad to amend (Figure 29). When ready, press the Send envelope button.
Retrieving new emails and sending new emails
Once your email is up and running, it's easy to retrieve new emails.
- Press the Menu button (Figure 1).
- Press Messaging (Figure 2).
- Press your new mailbox (in our example, Know Your Mobile) (Figure 30).
- You are asked: Connect to mailbox? (Figure 31). Press Yes.
- The phone will connect to your mailbox. Any new emails will be displayed (Figure 32).
- If you are already in the mailbox and want to check for incoming mails, press Options, followed by Retrieve email, and then New.
- To send a new email message, when you're in your Mailbox press the @+ button towards the bottom of the display. A new email will appear (Figure 33).
- In the same way as before, press the panels as required to fill in address, subject and message. When completed, press the Send envelope button (Figure 34).
Labels: Nokia 5800
Monday, February 1, 2010
This post is for people who have their pen drives infected with a certain type of Trojan horse and want to get rid of the autorun.ini file.
1. Insert your pen drive into one of the available USB ports on your computer. If you get a pop up for the autorun display, select 'Cancel'. Do not double-click on the drive icon to open the drive.
2. Double-click on the 'My Computer' icon on the desktop. Then select 'Tools', 'Folder Options' and 'View' from the menu bar on top. Select 'Show hidden files and folders' and uncheck the box next to 'Hide extensions for known files'. Also uncheck the box for 'Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)'. If you see a warning message, click 'OK'. Click 'Apply' and 'OK' to save all changes.
3. Verify the drive letter that represents your USB or pen drive. For example, if the drive displays as Trasncend (K:), the drive letter would be 'K'.
4. Click on 'Start', 'Run'; type 'cmd' and press enter to open the command prompt window.
5. Type the drive letter, for example, 'K' followed by a colon (':'), and press enter at the command prompt to open the root directory of the drive.
6. Type 'dir/w/o/a/p' and press enter to display a list of files and folders present on the flash drive. Note the existence of any of the following in particular:
- New Folder.exe
- Any miscellaneous file name with an .exe extension
- Any unfamiliar files
7. Unprotect the files to enable deletion. From the command prompt, type 'attrib -h -r -s autorun.inf' and press enter.
8. Repeat Step 7 for each of the files identified in Step 6.
9. Delete each of the files that have been unprotected by typing 'del', pressing the space bar and typing the file name, for example, 'del autorun.inf'.
10. Type 'exit' and press enter to return to Windows Operating System. Your USB flash drive is now virus free.
Labels: Computers, Pen Drives
- Turn off the push email incase you don’t use it (Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data > Push > Off)
- Switch to Fetch email manually (Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data > Fetch > Manually)
- Turn off Location Services on your iPhone. The applications that need it will ask for permission and you can turn it on as needed (Settings > General > Location Settings > Off)
- Set your screen brightness to 30% or less (Settings > Brightness) and set Auto Brightness to “On”.
- Set an Auto-Lock to 1 minute (Settings > General > Auto-Lock) and always put the phone on sleep by pressing the top button as soon as you are finished with it.
Labels: iPhone, iPod
Note : If your device doesn’t boot again, don’t panic. Just re-run blackra1n while the device is plugged in. Also, 3g and 3gs unlockers, do not upgrade to 3.1.2 using iTunes if you want to keep your unlock.
Now here is how to jailbreak your iPod Touch using blackra1n.
- First we need to upgrade to OS 3.1.2 via iTunes. This should come free if you were already using 3.0 on iPod Touch or else you’ll have to purchase it.
- Once you are done with upgrading your iPod Touch to 3.1.2, download blackra1n.
- Launch blackra1n and use Windows XP compatibility mode if you’re using Windows Vista or Windows 7 (above). Click the ‘make it ra1n’ button.
- It will take sometime while your iPod Touch is being jailbroken. You will see George’s picture below, which means it’s working. Your iPod will restart on completion.
- You should now be able to see the blackra1n icon in your applications list now. Launch it.
- Now, you can install Cydia, which allows you to install jailbreak applications. There is an option to install Rock or Icy as well, which are alternatives to Cydia.
- Once completed, you now have your iPod Touch 3.1.2 jailbreak up and running. Congratulations !
Labels: iPhone, iPod
This application is already installed in your phone but can also be downloaded by pointing your phone browser at www.blackberry.com/messenger/
2. FaceBook: This is one of my favourite applications as it allows you to stay in touch with your facebook friends even on the go. With Facebook for Blackberry, you can update or view your status, receive instant notifications, tag photos, sync your facebook friends, organize facebook events, news feed filters, ability to like and the ability to set a profile photo. You can also poke friends, comment on wall and status updates and upload photos from your phone on the go. Facebook is a freeware and can be downloaded on to your handheld - just point your phone's browser to http://www.blackberry.com/facebook/
3. Windows Live Messenger: I love to chat and stay in touch with my friends on MSN and I can't imagine even a single day away it. Windows Live Messenger for BlackBerry allows me to chat with my friends with a similar feel of the WLM for desktop. You can send instant messages and join chat groups, send and receive pictures and files, use more than 60 emoticons. You can chat with multiple contacts at the same time and change your avaibility and status information. It also allows you to email converstaions to your contacts. WLM for Blacberry is a freeware and can be downloaded from on your handheld at www.blackberry.com/livemessenger/
4. iSkoot: With iSkoot for Skype, you can make and receive Skype calls, chat, and use SkypeOut to call regular numbers anywhere in the world. With the newly enhanced feature set, now you can easily place SkypeOut calls to anyone in your general address book, and enjoy cool new Skype chat features like emoticons and multi-party chat. Unlike other mobile Skype apps, iSkoot is a thin client - so it won't take up loads of memory or eat up your battery power. iSkoot for Skype (Blackberry) can be download at http://download.cnet.com/iSkoot-for-Skype-BlackBerry/3000-18508_4-10797721.html
5. Quick Pull: QuickPull FREE, is a free too that frees up your blackberry memory but stimulating a "battery pull" soft reset. Unlike the red power button, Quickpull actually refreshes the device, freeing up memory thus increasing your BB performance.
- Simulates a "battery pull" equivalent reset.
- Integrates with AutoStandby.
- Ability to schedule to run daily.
- Automatically accepts reset dialog.
- Advanced scheduling, run a QuickPull daily or on certain days each week.Memory monitoring.
- Set your own memory threshold.
- Prompted automatic reboots if your memory is less than your set threshold, with the ability to cancel a reboot.
- Scheduled QuickPulls will wait until phone calls are complete.
- Receive automatic notifications on missed resets due to a locked or holstered device.
- 5 second warning notice can cancel pending QuickPull runs to keep from interfering with other tasks.
- New and enhanced, user-friendly interface.
- Toggle schedule on or off without losing any settings.
- No technical support(for technical support and no ads, please consider QuickPull Pro)
QuickPull Free can be downloaded at http://onlyblackberry.mobihand.com/PlatformMain.asp?platform=5&sString=steelthorn
Signal strength in numbers: Instead of looking at the bars, you can now change the display of your blackberry's 'signal strength' to read in real numbers. At the home screen, hold down the ALT key and type NMLL. The signal strength would now reflect in numbers instead of the bars. If you are in the 100 area ( -100 dBm), you will be transmitting at maximum power (2 Watts), and since coverage is hit and miss at this weak a signal, you may end up transmitting many times before the packets make it through. This might help explain any poorer than normal battery life. I consider anything at -90 to -50 excellent.
Note : To revert back to the bars: hold down the ALT key and type NMLL