Welcome back all you BBGeeks to our monthly roundup of the BBGeeks Twitter Help activities. If you have been following us for a while now you no doubt know about our account on Twitter.com.
Each and every Friday we reach out to other Twitter users and ask them what kind of problems they are experiencing with their BlackBerry devices. The response is always good. Some do not have problems at all, but just need some advice about BlackBerry software or accessories that would help them increase their productivity.
For all our readers who don’t use Twitter, we have decided to recap our conversations in which followers posed questions and we tracked down the answers.
Join us on the second Monday of each month for the official roundup. You never know what interesting information you will find.
How do i turn on predictive text on the blackberry?
In order to enable predictive text on your BlackBerry you need to go to Options > Language > Input Options > predictive text checked on.
Hey, how can I get a decent browser for the blackberry 8830?
If you are looking for a top notch browser for your BlackBerry we suggest downloading the Opera Mini browser. This is the best browser we have found and is definitely a step up from the default BlackBerry browsing solution.
What is the best application for using Twitter on your Blackberry?
we generally tend to stick with a set of three Twitter applications when suggesting to other BlackBerry users. These are TwitterBerry, Tiny Twitter and Twibble. Each of them have their pros and cons so go ahead and test them on your Berry to see which one works for you.
Can you point me to directions on resetting a BB Curve to factory (wiping everything out)? I have a Christmas handmedown that I am giving to a friend.
The process for wiping your BlackBerry are as follows: Options > Security > General >BlackBerry key > Wipe Handheld The pass will be “Blackberry” (no quotes).
Help! Blackberry deleting emails and call log by itself!
Your internal memory is low you need to do some deleting my friend =) Read this for ideas on how to “trim the fat” from your BlackBerry”.
what’s the best way to make my BB a modem on a Mac for att? Thanks for the follow!
We are mostly PC users here but here is the information we do have about connecting your BlackBerry to your Mac as a modem.
Anyone using gmail POP or IMAP? Having a dilemma choosing one over the other even though it’s recommended to use IMAP…..
Check out the links from BBgeeks on the subject – we have covered it from many angles: Gmail on your BlackBerry.
Looking at your site. Some cool stuff. When are all the themes coming out for BlackBerry Storm?
Unfortunately because of the Storm having a different resolution that any other BlackBerry model available on the market, it is quite difficult to produce themes for. The community is eagerly awaiting the release of the next version of the Plazmic theme creator software and the release of the BlackBerry App Store. When these two resources are prepared to offer Storm themes we will see them flooding the web.
How can I disable the Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone with SprintSpeed tag at the bottom of my sent emails?
Changing your auto signature on your BlackBerry is a simple process. With a few clicks you can eliminate it altogether or have it read whatever you would like.
Is there a way to save podcasts via itunes to my bold? I have missingsync which I use for music. **im away from computer/lazy ;)
You can deffinitely keep tabs on all of your iTunes podcasts using your BlackBerry. Check out this link for dealing with audio podcasts on your BlackBerry and this link for managing Video podcasts on your BlackBerry.
The browser icon disappeared yesterday. I have unlimited data plan, did a battery pull, ServiceBooks checked to Hosting Route Tables & registered. Thx 4 any help.
On occasion your BlackBerry will trip out and some of your icons will disappear. Usually you will find that the browser icon is affected when such a glitch occurs. If you have found yourself a victim of the missing browser icon check out this post on how to bring back your BlackBerry browser icon.
“Real men love CURVES”.
“Real Men can use a Pearl :P”.
How do I make it so my BlackBerry only vibrates when someone calls?
In order to set your BlackBerry up so that it only vibrates instead of making audible alerts, access your ringer profiles – scroll down to advanced – select vibrate profile – change individual settings as desired once you have set and saved all your preferences exit and make sure your profile is set to vibrate.
Is there anyway to change the default appointment reminder on the BB from being “snooze for five minutes”? I don’t want to dismiss the reminder, but I’d like to be able to snooze it for 15 minutes instead of 5 is that a BB thing or an outlook thing?
This is actually an easy thing to do if it was not berried so deep in the BlackBerry menu. The process for those who wish to extend their BlackBerry snooze function is as follows: calendar > menu button > general options > snooze > set it to anything from 1 to 30 minutes.
I would like to see Slacker Radio or Shazam made available for the BlackBerry.
While we eagerly await the release of a Shazam application for the BlackBerry, Berry owners can get a taste for the functionality with the Nobex Radio BlackBerry application.
I deleted bb maps cuz I never use it, but now that vzw has unlocked gps, I want to get it back for my 8330. Where can I find it?
If you have somehow managed to delete your BlackBerry maps application from your device it is pretty easy to recover. Check out this post on BBGeeks.com that explains how to reinstall BlackBerry Maps after deleting.
If I point my BB’s browser to “about:download” I get a list of downloads – are there any other hidden pages? (BB 8800 OS4.5)
There are a ton of hidden menus etc available with the BlackBerry Operating System. For those of you who want to access your BlackBerry on a whole new level, check out this great list of hidden BlackBerry menus from BlackBerry Forums.
There you go folks, all of the questions we have received in the last month through our Twitter account. If you would like to participate in our growing community of Tweeps, just download the BlackBerry Twitter application of your choice, sign up for a Twitter account and follow the BBGeeks Twitter profile.
See you all next month!