Jared DiPane

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Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook brings the possibility of changing icons and possibly more

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook brings the possibility of changing icons and possibly more

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  Have you rooted your BlackBerry PlayBook with DingleBerry and then sat back and wondered why exactly you did it, and what benefit it could have? While many developers are behind the scenes cracking away and what kind of things can be done it appears as though others are looking for quicker changes, like changing up the icons and working towards the fonts and more. CrackBerry forums...

Use the #TAXI application this Holiday season to enter for a chance for $50 credit for future cab rides

Use the #TAXI application this Holiday season to enter for a chance for $50 credit for future cab rides

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Looking for an easy way to find a taxi in an area you are unfamiliar with? #TAXI (Pound TAXI) is an application available in BlackBerry AppWorld which allows users to easily find and call for a taxi service. The concept of the application is quite simple, once you launch the application you are presented a screen in which you decide whether you want the first available taxi or a...

CallAssistant for BlackBerry lets you politely ignore phone calls with a custom reply - Win 1 of 20 copies!

CallAssistant for BlackBerry lets you politely ignore phone calls with a custom reply - Win 1 of 20 copies!

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Ever been in an important meeting or out for the day with the family and feared missing an important phone call and the calling partying being upset that you ignored them? Luckily those days are behind us and CallAssistant is available to help remedy this situation. Once launched CallAssistant will allow you to create custom messages that can be used to reply to missed calls and you can...

Citrix Receiver ditches the preview status and lands officially as version 1.0 in AppWorld

Citrix Receiver ditches the preview status and lands officially as version 1.0 in AppWorld

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  Citrix Receiver for the BlackBerry PlayBook has officially shed the "tech preview" status and gained the official tag with version 1.0 hitting BlackBerry AppWorld. For those unfamiliar with Citrix Receiver, it is an application that offers IT managers enterprise virtualization from the PlayBook. Previously in the tech preview many of the important features like CAG support, RSA...

How to choose where your downloaded applications are saved on your BlackBerry Smartphone

How to choose where your downloaded applications are saved on your BlackBerry Smartphone

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If you are anything like me and you want your icons to be in a very specific order on your BlackBerry, you would probably find it very useful to be able to specify where newly downloaded applications go. Luckily on BlackBerry 6 and BlackBerry 7 devices you can do just that rather simply. Whether you wish to have the icons placed in the download folder, a newly created folder or just the...

Researchers think 7-inch form factor is too small for a tablet, do you PlayBook owners agree?

Researchers think 7-inch form factor is too small for a tablet, do you PlayBook owners agree?

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  Is 7 inches too small for a tablet?  Steve Jobs seemed to think that the 7-inch tablet was just to small, hence his decision to only release a 10-inch tablet, and now a researcher by the name of Jakob Nielsen has completed a study that he believes confirms this. Having had the BlackBerry PlayBook in hand for quite a while I would personally have to disagree that the 7-inch...

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook is able to run the Android Market, check out how to do it

Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook is able to run the Android Market, check out how to do it

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Rooted your BlackBerry PlayBook but were left wondering why exactly you did it? Well as developers continue to hack away at fun things for us to do with the new found root we know one thing you can do -- install the Android Market! The instructions are a bit complicated, and probably not for everyone but if you are feeling brave today be sure to hop into the forums and check out how it...