Articles by Joseph Holder

Having troubling installing BlackBerry App World 3.1? You might need to delete your BlackBerry Identity

Having troubling installing BlackBerry App World 3.1? You might need to delete your BlackBerry Identity

Joseph Holder 25

  App World 3.1 has hit the BlackBerry Beta Zone, but a number of users in the comments to our article and to the Beta Zone forums have reported some difficulty with the new application. Specifically, users are reporting that they get a message saying their BlackBerry Identity needs to be updated. Even after updating, resets, and battery pulls, the same error message appears. The...

Research In Motion responds: We don’t put CarrierIQ on BlackBerry Smartphones, carriers shouldn’t either

Research In Motion responds: We don’t put CarrierIQ on BlackBerry Smartphones, carriers shouldn’t either

Joseph Holder 23

  This post in the BlackBerry Support Forums by BlackBerry Development Advisor Mark Sohm speaks for itself. In a nut shell, BlackBerry Smartphones do not have monitoring software CarrierIQ pre-installed on them, and wireless carriers are not authorized to add the monitoring program themselves. That's not to say it's impossible for CarrierIQ to be running on a BlackBerry. If a user...

Tweeting a picture from your BlackBerry Smartphone - without opening Twitter

Tweeting a picture from your BlackBerry Smartphone - without opening Twitter

Joseph Holder 16

[ youtube link for mobile viewing ] Here at CrackBerry, and indeed Mobile Nations, we hold one truth above all others: There is no perfect smartphone, only the smartphone that is perfect for you. Outside of our Mobile Nations family, very few sites and blogs have actually gotten that one right. That's why when bobocox1 posted a link in the CrackBerry Forums to this Business Insider...

Keeping your BlackBerry Smartphone safe from illegal search and seizure ... and parents

Keeping your BlackBerry Smartphone safe from illegal search and seizure ... and parents

Joseph Holder 46

  In the United States, as I'm sure it is in many parts of the world, we take our right to privacy very seriously. Our Fourth Amendment to our Constitution protects us from unreasonable search and seizure, and we defend that right so vehemently that the simple act of moving a computer mouse to wake a computer from a screen saver mode has been ruled an illegal search. Strangely...

Wikitude Augmented Reality browser and BlackBerry Messenger - cool or creepy?

Wikitude Augmented Reality browser and BlackBerry Messenger - cool or creepy?

Joseph Holder 56

The other night, a curious thing happened: I got a BlackBerry Messenger contact request. That in itself is nothing really out of the ordinary; my BlackBerry Messenger bar code is floating out there on the internets.  I almost alwasys ignore the contacts I don't recognize. No, this request came via the Wikitude Augmented Reality browser on this BlackBerry Torch 9850 that I just reviewed...