Using your BlackBerry smartphone with OS X Mountain Lion

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By Adam Zeis on 25 Jul 2012 01:46 pm
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Mac users are rejoicing today as the latest operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, has finally been released. If you're contemplating an upgrade and worried about using it with your BlackBerry -- fear not -- everything you can do on your Mac now will be just fine in Mountain Lion. You can still use the BlackBerry Desktop Software, transfer files to/from your device, sideload apps to your BlackBerry PlayBook and more. Keep reading and we'll look at just how to do what you need to on your BlackBerry in OS X Mountain Lion.

Using your BlackBerry with OS X Mountain Lion

Using BlackBerry Desktop Software

The latest version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software works like a charm with Mountain Lion. A new version was just released and you can grab it free here. Using the BlackBerry Desktop Software you can backup/restore your device, sync information and media, switch devices and more.

More information/Download BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac

Wifi File Sharing 

Wifi file sharing lets you move files to and from your BlackBerry PlayBook over a shared wifi connection. This is great for transfering movies, photos and files to your PlayBook without having to connect using a USB cable. To do this, you just need to enable the feature on your PlayBook, then fine the device from your Mac. After you're connected, you'll see your PlayBook folders and can drag & drop whatever you need.

Check out the full how-to video here.

Sideload Android Apps from your Mac

With Mountatin Lion you can still easily sideload Android apps to your PlayBook with a few easy steps. Simply enter Developement Mode on your PlayBook, grab a BAR file or two, fire up Termainal and you're off to the races. Everything is done over wifi, so you won't need any cables and there is virtually no hassle.

Check out the full tutorial here.

So there you have it. Upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion won't do you any harm when concerning your BlackBerry. You can still do all the same tasks you could before, so no need to worry.

For more help and discussion, be sure to check out the CrackBerry Forums.

3 comments

andy957

Great information, Adam, thanks. I'm sure a lot of us will be happy to know not to worry about the upgrade!

MaxPayne79

rocking mountain lion. so sexy.

itiswhatitisnt

buzz kill Apple product in background. lol