Category Archives: Blackberry Storm Tips and Tricks (2009)

Review of the Blackberry Z10 smartphone, an evolution of something different

Review of the Blackberry Z10 smartphone, an evolution of something different. A look at the camera and how to use the interface.

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BlackBerry Storm Tips & Tricks – Blackberry OS 5.0 appears with a new push

Sifting through today’s BlackBerry OS upgrade, I keep finding improvements and tweaks. With 5.0, the upgrade via the handset is no longer an option attaching us to the tether and Desktop Manager. A new option appears during the upgrade for … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm Tips & Tricks – Slacker Radio revisited

Slacker streaming radio has improved, skipping past Pandora as my favorite free streaming radio for the BlackBerry. The ability to create your own channels and saving music station content to the phone’s memory add extra features to Pandora’s core idea … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm Tips & Tricks – Double your battery life

Using the 3G network to download podcasts/stream, a flash/video light, a great external speaker you want to use instead of headphones are energy hogs. Add to that pushed email and multi-tasking several applications plus using GPS with apps all suck … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Publish more mobile, mobile twitter videos

Flash video is a universally compatible format for desktop browsers and a universally lame format for mobile phones. YouTube fixes this by processing dual streams – Flash for the desktop and 3gp for mobile applications. Solution: Publish a high resolution … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Twin beta browsers – Opera 5 Mini and Bolt

I just tried the beta version of the Opera’s Mini 5 beta mobile browser released September 16. It can be downloaded at http://m.opera.com/next I am impressed with the speed of the downloads ! It has some nice features like tabs … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Storm is low radiation source

Interesting study by the Environmental Working Group that rates radiation of hundreds of cell phones. The Blackberry Storm was rated as a low emitter while the study hinted that many very popular phones like the Apple iPhone 3G and Blackberry … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm Tips & Tricks – Google Voice app

The recent ban of the Google Voice app by Apple / AT&T made we want to try it on my Blackberry Storm to see what the big deal is. My conclusion: It does indeed “replace the core functionality” of the … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Tetherberry, one price tethering

Tetherberry (tetherberry.com) is a software solution that utilizes the data plan you already pay for on your Blackberry phone. There is a free trial and then a $49 one time fee. Free trial means testing. I was up and running … Continue reading

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I get Twitter

Over the past week, family and co-workers have bombarded me with cheerful questions and ugly comments about Twitter. This forced me to think about and explain this seemingly stupid activity. THINK YOU ARE ALL HEADED FOR THE LOONY BIN WHERE … Continue reading

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