Articles by Joseph Holder

A BlackBerry, an iPhone and an Android device go for a swim – what to do when your smartphone gets wet

A BlackBerry, an iPhone and an Android device go for a swim – what to do when your smartphone gets wet

Joseph Holder 71

Water and electricity do not mix. All those electrical components and doodads inside your BlackBerry are carefully insulated… with air. Air is a wonderful insulator; it doesn’t conduct electricity. Otherwise, we’d all get horribly shocked every time we went to unplug a lamp. Water conducts electricity; poorly, but it does. When your smartphone gets dunked in water, all those carefully...

Why I’ve had such a hard time mastering the BlackBerry PlayBook’s keyboard

Why I’ve had such a hard time mastering the BlackBerry PlayBook’s keyboard

Joseph Holder 37

It's the Torch's fault. Well, I suppose it's originally the Storm's fault, but I'm getting ahead of myself. I've had some difficulty in actually using the PlayBook's keyboard. I can see all the keys without problem; it's pressing them in the right order that's the trouble. When I type with a full computer keyboard, I don't really think about the individual letters I'm using to craft...

It's Alive!  Breathing icons make shortcuts and favorites easy on the BlackBerry PlayBook

It's Alive! Breathing icons make shortcuts and favorites easy on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Joseph Holder 10

CrackBerry Tip of the Day #4 Continuing our series of helpful tips about favorites, have you wondered how to turn an application into a favorite? It's not hard to do. In fact you make favorites, reorder icons, and even move icons to different panes in the same way. The first thing to do is to touch and hold an icon. You can do this from any pane (i.e., All, Favorites, Media,...