CrackBerry Clocks

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There's no reason to go out and get an application to help you keep track of the time around the world; your BlackBerry PlayBook can do that for you. Using the PlayBook's clock application, you can add as many clocks as you'd like to it. It takes a little preparation ahead of time, but what you end up with is a customized bank of clocks that quickly gives you the information you need.

Our CrackBerry bloggers are spread out over the world and over several time zones, sometimes making communications difficult. At the suggestion of our very own Michelle, I added several additional clocks inside the Clock application. With a glance at their local time, I can figure out if it's too late to message Bla1ze (no) or if it's too early to call Isaac (yes).

Start by figuring out what the time is in your far-off city. A quick Google search will give you the time, and you'll use this to set your clock. Open the Clock app on your PlayBook. Swipe down from above the top of the screen to open the menu. Touch New Clock to add a new Clock. You'll get the chance to name your clocks; instead of labeling them with the name of a city, I labeled them as the people I might need to contact.

Set the time zone so that the time on your clock matches your Google search. It may take some fine tuning and you may have to do an internet search to find that Arizona doesn't observe Daylight Saving Time. Once you've matched your time, you can choose an analog (with hands) or digital clock. Touch the face of the clock to save your changes.

Add as many clocks as you like to keep up with friends, family, co-workers, Twitter followers, and anyone else around this enormous (and small) world of ours.

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