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[18 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

For those of you who know me, know I love photography especially from my BlackBerry devices. There a lot of awesome tips and tricks you can use to enhance your pictures or take them to another dimension without editing them. However, if you did want to edit your pictures to give them a special look the default picture editor on the BlackBerry 10 platform is amazing. You can also find some really good quality apps in BlackBerry World.  (more…)

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[5 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Yes, I love to surf, and the best thing about surfing (besides going out their and catching waves yourself) are the competitions. Now, you can’t always just watch them at home so it is awesome when you can watch them on the go, and with the season just kicking off it has kicked off with a bang for me. With my Dev Alpha, I have been able to stream the Quiksilver Pro right from my device. Last year I didn’t have that as an option. I either watched on my friends iPhones or watched from my PlayBook if I had WiFi or at home and didn’t go anywhere until the days events were over. This season has been different, I have been able to watch both men and women’s events either in portrait or in landscape mode. Of course it looks a lot better in landscape mode (check the image above). So if you are into surfing check out the link below to watch the Qiksilver Pro right on your BlackBerry Z10, and while you are at it, check out ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) website here. Oh and the Quiksilver Pro is being held in the Gold Coast (Australia) so event time won’t start until 4:30PM EST (unless there is a delay but the sight will keep you updated). So check it out.

Quiksilver Pro (Mens) >>

Roxy Live (Womens) >>

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Browsing on my BlackBerry Dev Alpha I noticed that in BlackBerry World there is an Update All button. I know that was something that they had implemented on the legacy device, but it’s also great to see it on the new line of devices that are launching. Also included in BlackBerry World is an Install All option in the My World section of BlackBerry World which allows you to install all uninstalled apps.

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[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

While I was playing around on my BlackBerry Dev Alpha I came across an awesome feature. This one allows for you to add friends to Twitter via your address book. I’m assuming that if they have their Twitter account in the personal info on Facebook or on any other linked network it will show that they have a Twitter account or any other social network account and allow you to follow them.  I thought that this was definitely something worth sharing. So check it out if you haven’t done so already, and see how many friends in your address book are on social networking sites that you never knew. Let us know if you have found any other cool tips worth sharing.

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[27 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

How cool is that, when you link contacts on your BlackBerry 10 device you have the ability to change your contacts profile picture. For instance let’s say I’m in your address book, and you have my Facebook, and Twitter accounts linked. An let’s say I’m making a really weird face on my Twitter account you can easily switch my profile picture to my Facebook account profile pic in just a few steps. Here’s how: (more…)

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
One of my favorite features on my BlackBerry 9900 was the ability to make website an icon on my homescreen. It made it very easy to access web pages I visit the most. With the launch of BlackBerry 10 I was wondering if that was a feature that would be found on the Z10. This past weekend while playing on my Dev Alpha I came across that option. While browsing Surf line.com over the weekend I decided to give it a try, and it’s very easy to do. Here is how:
  • Go to your favorite website
  • Press the options button (the three dots)
  • Select Add to Home Screen
It’s that simple. So if you haven’t tried it yet, go a head and give it a whirl!

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

 

For those of you surf fans out there who participate in Fantasy Surfer, you can now create and manage your team easily with your BlackBerry Z10. No, there isn’t a Fantasy Surfer app out for BlackBerry 10; but using the web browser on your device works like a charm.The interface looks good, and optimized perfectly for the BlackBerry Z10.  It’s a 1,2,3 step process from your BlackBerry device, create your account, confirm via email, and create and manage your men and women surf fantasy team. If you are a surfer, or a fan of surfing then check out the link below to create your own Fantasy Surfing team. It’s fun, free, and easy, and best of all if you win you win a trip to Hawaii!!! I wonder how many other websites are out there that are optimized perfectly for the BlackBerry Z10 that devices like the iPhone or an Android device needs to have an app developed so their users can be part of the action?

For More Info And To Create A Fantasy Surfer Account  >>

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Living in Florida just a few mins from the ocean, and in the same areas where surf greats such as Kelly Slater and the Hobgood twins come from and surfed; you can’t help but to get into surfing. The surf industry is getting larger and larger by the day, and the most important thing to a surfer besides having a board is having good waves. I have been searching through BlackBerry World to find an app such as Magic Seaweed or Surfline (which can be found on both Android and iPhone) which gives you the surfcast for the day and the next few days. The best features of these applications is the ability to check out the surfcast, tides, winds, as well as watch live video feeds of your favorite surf spots. Even on my BlackBerry 9900 the best I could do is go to the webpage and even then it was lacking in what everyone else had access to. It was very limited to say the least.  (more…)

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[4 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

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So I finally had the chance to play around with the Box and Dropbox options on the Z10 this weekend. Something really cool I tried was copying content from Dropbox (or Box) to the Z10 built in storage or SD card. The process is quite easy. After configuring your accounts, you’re able to browse all contents in the native File Manager. From there, you can select to copy any files and paste them in the desired location, which might be right on your SD card for the ease of local access. Also, you don’t need to keep File Manager active. Feel free to close it and swipe down from the top of the screen to check progress. Reference to the screenshot above.

It looks like BlackBerry is really pushing for cloud storage here with both of these services integrated in the operating system. It might be worthwhile just backing up your important SD card contents on one of the services depending how much space you have of course. For all you Z10 users, Anyone taking advantage of the cloud services?

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[17 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

One thing that I constantly hear, and constantly asked is “I want to add someone on BBM but I don’t know what my pin number is!” So today we are going to answer this question for you.

It’s very simple. You don’t actually never have to remember your pin (even though I know quite a few BlackBerry users who memorized their pin number). All you have to do is in a message type in “mypin” (without the quotation marks) and press the space bar, and your pin will be displayed. The recipient will receive the message and can then simply add you to BBM! check out the screen shots below!

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