Articles by Joseph Holder | CrackBerry.com

Articles by Joseph Holder

How to sync your Outlook contacts and calendars to the BlackBerry PlayBook

Okay, this may be a bit of a shocker, but Research In Motion released the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS today! We here at CrackBerry have spent of most of the day poking and prodding the new OS to learn of its secrets. It seems you have as well. One of the biggest questions we're seeing from you is how do you sync Microsoft Outlook contacts and calendar entries with the PlayBook? Outlook is a very...

Porsche-designed BlackBerry P'9531 revealed

  While the details are scarce, it looks as though the Porsche Design Group is gearing up to include yet another luxury BlackBerry Smartphone to RIM's product line, the P'9531. Along with the dozen and a half slides leaked today are two that provide some small insight into the luxury phone. As with several other BlackBerry 7 Smartphones, the P'9531 will sport a 1.2 GHz processor, an initial...

HuluBerry not working? CrackBerry.com has a solution!

After rooting your BlackBerry PlayBook, you'll find that DingleBerry 3.x installs a very nice little application to your PlayBook. It's called HuluBerry and allows you to watch Hulu videos from a specially-designed browser on your PlayBook. If you live outside of the US, I'm afraid your Hulu dreams are dashed for the time being. Unless you can find a US proxy that plays nice with Hulu, that...

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] On my last day at CES2012, I spied an advertisement while riding the monorail to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pictured above the heads of my fellow riders was Dotz, so named for the small circular cord identifiers. My thoughts immediately went to the multitude of cables and chargers I have for my various mobile devices. As presented by the video...

DingleBerry updated to v3.1.0

Well, that didn't take long! The good people of the DingleBerry team have just released version 3.1 of the DingleBerry rooting tool. Just a few days ago, DingleBerry 3.0.x was released, bringing one-click root and the HuluBerry app for the PlayBook. Rooting your BlackBerry PlayBook allows the device to do things it wasn't designed to do, like downloading applications from the Android Market...

"Seidio knows its accessories and its customers; time and time again they create great products. The SURFACE case and SURFACE holster continue that grand tradition." In Short: "Perfect combination of case & holster" Should I Buy? "Protection from those everyday hazards" BUY NOW For those of you who don't know, gravity is my enemy. It rears its ugly head nearly every...

HuluBerry brings Hulu back to the BlackBerry PlayBook

We've known even before the BlackBerry PlayBook first went on sale that it could support watching Hulu videos. Hulu was started as a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp (Fox) that allows US internet users to watch TV shows online. It's a great way to legally watch TV over the internet. The PlayBook's flash-running browser has no problem playing the videos; it's Hulu itself...

Rooting your BlackBerry PlayBook is easier than ever with DingleBerry 3.x

If you've ever wondered if it was worth your time and effort to root/jailbreak your BlackBerry PlayBook, wonder no longer. The latest DingleBerry rooting tool, DingleBerry 3.x, makes rooting your PlayBook a simple matter of activating Developer Mode on your PlayBook and following the instructions in the DingleBerry program. With the release of DingleBerry 3.x, Mac and Linux machines get some...

"The Seidio Charging Vault has proved to me its worth as an external battery. Without this backup power supply, I'd probably still be wandering the Las Vegas strip, looking for a familiar face." In Short: "On-the-go USB power supply." Should I Buy? "Best mobile charger I've seen." BUY NOW At CES2012, we saw a good deal of mobile charging solutions; quite a few companies had...

Found at CES: Matias mini Rizer – We’ve got 20 to give away!

Matias knows its accessories. The Canadian company makes all sorts of accessories for Smartphones and tablets. At CES2012, CrackBerry got a hands-on look at the Matias One Keyboard for BlackBerry & PC as well as their Folding Keyboard for BlackBerry. Both products performed well; and both products included a free miniRizer to support your BlackBerry while using the keyboards. The ...

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Imagine this scenario - it shouldn't be too difficult: you're using your desktop or laptop computer, typing away on your full-sized keyboard when some sort of BlackBerry communication comes through. It might be an email, a Tweet, or even a BBM. You pick up your BlackBerry Smartphone and type out a response on that great, but small keyboard. Messaging...

Quick Look at WOWee One VUE - HDMI pico projector

  In a darkened room at the South Hall of CES 2012, an image springs to life. Gracefully, a sea turtle swims across the wall. A cityscape slowly pans by. A volcano erupts. I'm watching the BlackBerry PlayBook's HD Demo video, but I'm not watching it on the PlayBook itself. Attached to the BlackBerry tablet is a pocket-sized pico projector, the WOWee ONE VUE. Don't let that "pocket-...

An unintended consequence of switching from BlackBerry to iPhone

I am fond of saying there is no perfect Smartphone; there is only the Smartphone that is perfect for you. Whether your beloved device runs Android; BlackBerry; iOS; webOS; or Windows Phone, we're all just part of the larger Mobile Nations family (do you like how I worked that in there?). Still, when a story like this comes along, I can't help but feel a little sympathy for our iPhone...

CrackBerry CES 2012: Day 5 Roundup - More stories to tell

The bags were packed, hotel keycards dropped off in the lobby, and thousands of miles were flown as the CrackBerry crew - along with majority of our Mobile Nations team - returned home from the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show. The past six days have been great, but I think we're all at least a little glad that it's over. Nearly 2 million square feet and 3,100 exhibitors have a...

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] The WOWee line of audio devices is one of those things you have to hear to believe. Even that video up there really doesn't do it justice. The WOWee folks have designed a small box - for lack of a better word - that makes great sounding music. Holding the WOWee in your hand, you don't experience the full joy that is the WOWee ONE. When it's placed on...

CrackBerry CES 2012: Day 4 Roundup

  It's the end of Day 4 here at CES and the 1.86 million square feet of exhibit space has left the CrackBerry team exhausted. If the tired looks I saw tonight on the faces of our Mobile Nations family - Android Central, iMore, WebOS Nation, and WPCentral - are any barometer, they're pretty worn out as well. Most of us are leaving Vegas tomorrow for some much-needed rest (though, technically...

CrackBerry CES 2012: Day 3 Roundup

  Speaking for me personally, I had a great day at CES 2012! I started my day talking to the good people of Toddy Gear who hooked up the CrackBerry Nation with some free screen cleaners. Then I got to talk to some great case makers, Seidio, who took us upstairs (in their booth) to their meeting room for some VIP access. Our friends at Netshelter provided some great blogging space, then they...

Hands on with Seidio's case and charging pod for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] I'm dangerous around a BlackBerry. I drop them, bang them against doors, and in general, abuse them. That's why I have to keep my ‘Berry in a case. It's just better that way. I also like the BlackBerry charging pods. But if you're at all familiar with cases and charging pods, you know that the two generally don't mix. One of my favorite BlackBerry...

Toddy Smart Cloth annihilates fingerprints – CrackBerry has 7 to give away!

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Fingerprints and smudges happen. No matter what mobile device you have - be it a BlackBerry smartphone, tablet, or even a computer monitor - they seem to attract fingerprints and other foreign matter like a magnet. Now, BlackBerry OS 7 phones with their touchscreens offer even more opportunity to get smudged and dirtied. Enter the Smart Cloth by Toddy...

TYLT: Not your average BlackBerry and other mobile accessories at CES2012

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Even though CES2012 didn't officially start until Tuesday morning, there were still plenty of events to attend in the days leading up to it. On Monday, we visited the Pepcom Digital Experience where well over 100 exhibitors showed off their wares in a preview of the CES to come. Through all the exhibitors, the one that stood out most in my mind was ...

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