The Joy Of Tech takes on the BlackBerry PlayBook -- again

The Joy Of Tech takes on the BlackBerry PlayBook -- again

Here we are on the eve of the BlackBerry PlayBook launch and we figured we'd toss a little humor into the mix by posting up the above comic from the folks over at The Joy of Tech. This of course, isn't the first PlayBook comic they've done but this one adds a great twist on some of the most current events happening with Research In Motion. The reviews are out, the forums are filling up --...

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How to Wipe the OS on a BlackBerry PlayBook

PlayBook Video 101: How to Perform a Security Wipe (Return PlayBook to Factory Settings) on the PlayBook's BlackBerry Tablet OS [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] We've already covered a ton of BlackBerry PlayBook 101 topics here on CrackBerry, so on the eve of the PlayBook's official launch I'm doing up one more... this time, we're looking at wiping the operating system on the...

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Editing images on your BlackBerry - Head to Head to Head review of PhotoClub, Photo Editor Suite and imgEdit

For the longest time, I took my BlackBerrys camera and picture folder for granted. Don’t get me wrong, I loved being able to capture life’s precious moments and hold them dear to my heart (while in my pocket or in a holster). I’m referring to what I did with the images from there. If I wanted to do any tweaking to them, I would always transfer them to my laptop and get to work with Photoshop....

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Wi-Fi File Sharing on the BlackBerry PlayBook

    One of the cool features of the BlackBerry PlayBook is the ability to use Wi-Fi File Sharing. Wi-Fi File Sharing on the BlackBerry PlayBook is a setting that allows you to easily transfer files between your Mac/PC and your PlayBook over your wifi network. You get the usual drag and drop features of being connected via USB, but you are able to cut the cord so you can move files much...

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GetGlue for BlackBerry updated to v1.0.3 - Reduced file size and corrects login issues

We've covered GetGlue a few times in the past here so, we figured we'd let you all about the newest update that is now available in BlackBerry App World since, it fixes some concerns a lot of folks have been having with the app. First, app size -- yes, it was rather large for older device starting off but now the folks at GetGlue have got that down considerably. Second -- log in issues, some...

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Koodo BlackBerry Curve 3G drops to $200 no-contract

Koodo BlackBerry Curve 3G drops to $200 no-contract

We like deals -- we especially like deal that involve folks being able to pick up a brand new BlackBerry device on the cheap, and Koodoo is joining the ranks, if only for a limited time -- of people we like offering good deals. That's right, if you find yourself needing a new BlackBerry device and contracts are not really your thing, then the fine folks at Koodoo will now offer you a...

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0.1.1690 now available via Desktop Manager!

BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 1.0.1.1690 now available via Desktop Manager!

** Update 2: Looks like .1690 is available via WiFi now, so it's definitely an intended release. Not quite sure why my unit picked up the quincy stuff - maybe due to the fact it's prerelease hardware. Will be buying a new PlayBook in the morning so it's all good! ** * Update: OOOPS. With new icons for Server Urls, Bug Reporter and Quincy now installed on my PlayBook, I'm assuming this was...

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A quick look at the Mobi Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Torch - Enter to win your very own!

Want to win a free Mobi Products Hard Shell Case for your BlackBerry Torch? Keep reading to find out how! I'm still coming to grips with my feelings on using a case for my BlackBerry Torch. I've been trying out the Mobi Products Hard Shell Case, and it's been going pretty well. It's a very slim case that doesn't add any bulk to your device. The low-profile design snaps on to your BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Camera, Pictures and Videos Apps

Media App Preview: A Video Look at the Camera, Video Recorder and Pictures and Videos Apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] With it's 7" display and HD aspect ratio, the BlackBerry PlayBook is definitely a media-friendly tablet and since getting my PlayBook and reviewing it, I've been finding the camera/video recorder, pictures and video apps are getting...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Music App & 7 Digital Music Store on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Media App Preview: A quick video look at the native music listening and purchase experience on the BlackBerry Playbook [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] If you've been wondering what the native music listening and music purchasing process is like on the BlackBerry PlayBook, you'll want to check out the video above which walks through the Music app and 7Digital Music Store which...

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Contest: Win 1 of 100 free copies of Scanmonster by LSphone!

Contest: Win 1 of 100 free copies of Scanmonster by LSphone!

LSphone is the developer of several BlackBerry utility applications that help you keep a close watch on what's going on behind the scenes of your device. They just let us know that they have taken 4 of their most popular apps and rolled them into one, forming Scanmonster. This application has everything you could want in a monitoring app including menu integration to show time, date, battery...

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Video PlayBook 101: How to use BlackBerry Presentation Mode when the BlackBerry PlayBook is hooked up to an external display via HDMI [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] One of the quick videos I whipped up for our indepth BlackBerry PlayBook Review was demonstrating BlackBerry Presenter Mode on the BlackBerry PlayBook. To take advantage of Presenter Mode, you first need to hook the...

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GroupMe beta updated to 2.0 and we have 1,000 priority invites

GroupMe beta updated to 2.0 and we have 1,000 priority invites

A few weeks ago we took our first look at the GroupMe beta for BlackBerry devices, and the response was quite overwhelming. The initial release was a public beta, but the folks at GroupMe have been beta testing a 2.0 release which is set to launch with a load of new features. In celebration of this update they have offered us 1,000 priority invites which will allow those users an early preview...

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Readers Ask: What are the differences between SmrtGuard and BlackBerry Protect?

Readers Ask: What are the differences between SmrtGuard and BlackBerry Protect?

Going back to March 2009 when CrackBerry first announced the public beta, SmrtGuard immediately become a popular choice among BlackBerry BIS users for its ability to backup device data remotely, and via a web dashboard, allow users to login and execute a number of actions, such as locating a lost BlackBerry. Since its launch, SmrtGuard has continued to roll out a number of new value-added...

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Air New Zealand ad stars a white BlackBerry Bold, also Snoop Dogg and Rico!

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] Air New Zealand has some really clever ads staring Rico, a puppet. Recently Rico teamed up with Snoop Dogg for a new song called Hello Sunshine, which is actually kind of catchy. Throughout the video Snoop uses his white BlackBerry Bold, making calls and snapping pictures of himself and Rico. The behind-the-scenes video has some additional parts...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Web Browser Video Walk Through

Native Apps Preview: A quick video look at using the BlackBerry PlayBook's Web Browser on the BlackBerry Tablet OS [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] In addition to our BlackBerry PlayBook vs. iPad 2 Web Browser Shootout, one of the videos I whipped up for our BlackBerry PlayBook Review was a more basic walkthrough of the PlayBook's web browser. In this video I go through the general...

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CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

CrackBerry Reminder: What you may have missed this week

What You May Have Missed BlackBerry PlayBook Review BlackBerry PlayBook Unboxing! BlackBerry Torch 2 gets another hands-on look in latest video BlackBerry Touch 9860 shows itself in another videoTwitter for BlackBerry v1.1 now available  Contest Reminders Bowling Score Tracker 2 - 50 copies to be won! Toss It! for BlackBerry now available - 50 copies up for grabs! PrivacyStar for...

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BlackBerry Bridge Video Walkthrough and "Free Tethering" on the PlayBook Explained!

Video PlayBook 101: BlackBerry Bridge Walkthrough. Be sure to read this article so you understand why you won't (likely) want to pay for a tethering plan for your PlayBook, even if your carrier tries to sell you one! [ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] The BlackBerry Bridge. If you own a BlackBerry Smartphone along with a BlackBerry PlayBook, the BlackBerry Bridge is an awesome value...

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Why did RIM choose to build a smaller tablet with a 7" display vs. going bigger? Here's the story!

The Globe and Mail posted a really great article yesterday titled RIM makes a play for its future that walks through a lot of the back story leading up to the creation of the BlackBerry PlayBook, and how RIM is positioning themselves for the future. I definitely recommend reading the full article, which looks at both RIM's success and the challenges and opportunities they face moving forward...

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More pics of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 appear online!

More pics of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 appear online!

If you're tired of hearing about the BlackBerry PlayBook (though really how can you be?) here are some new pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900. Every time I see this device, I want it more and more. Not only will it feature that awesome Bold keyboard, but it also has a touchscreen and the new 6.1 OS. I really hope this BlackBerry gets announced at BlackBerry World Conference,...

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