Have you ever wanted to play a YouTube video on your BlackBerry PlayBook, but the quality playback wasn't that good, or good enough? I am going to show you how to playback YouTube videos, or any video on your 7" tablet with excellent output resolution. The BlackBerry PlayBook is capable of playback crystal clear video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV video output. The recommended video format for local playback on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is...
So you got a new PlayBook this holiday, that is great. Now its time to learn how to use it, and bring out the full PlayBook experience. Whether you have been a tablet user for a while and are transitioning to the PlayBook or getting one for the first time there is a bit of a learning curve. The more that you know about this device the better your experience will be.
Hello everyone, I know that there are a few tutorials out there already that describe this process already, but I would like to share with you how I got mine working. I hope that will also work for you.
Please remember this tutorial assumes that you are already running a rooted PlayBook, and that you are running PlayBook OS 2.0 developer version. If you have these two things then you are ready to go.
The topic of syncing email data like calendar and contacts to a BlackBerry device seems to come up quite frequently. I was reminded of this from a blog post from RIM, that also showed some steps on how to do this. So I decided to follow suite and write up a quick tutorial for everyone here. So I hope this will help someone. The first think you will want to check is your software version, as the version must be OS 5.0 or higher. If you find yourself with a lower OS version than OS 5.0 then you will want to take a look at our download section and see if there is an update for your device. Then take a look at our all in one guide to upgrade your device.
As many of you have may discovered, BlackBerry 7 brings a new feature to smartphones with the addition of Compass functionality. You can use the compass with location-based applications, such as BlackBerry Maps, which is designed to provide you with driving directions, or your position in relation to areas of interest. You can also use Compass to determine your direction in relation to the Earth's magnetic poles. This guide will show you how you can utilize the new Compass feature on your smartphone so you can take advantage of Augmented Reality apps such as Wikitude - a great way to explore the world around you!
If your like me there are times when you want or need to download a video you have watched on YouTube. There have been a few sites that have worked in the past, but for whatever reason they have stopped working. I have found a way that works for me so I thought I would share it with you.
If you're like me, you know that life is filled with dozens of passwords & sometimes you forget a few. With BlackBerry ID being an integral part of OS 7, forgetting that password can lead to a nightmare.
RIM has posted a video to show BlackBerry users that the reset password process for BBID is quite simple.
With many new BlackBerry devices launching on carriers worldwide, you wanna make sure you're picking the right device. Inside BlackBerry posted ealier five (5) things you should know about the 9900/9930.
I've personally had my 9900 for almost a week now & i keep learning new/cool things about it daily.
If you've ever wanted to see what your BlackBerry Bold 9900 would look like if taken apart, you'll love this video. DirectFix recently posted a video on YouTube of the teardown of a Rogers-branded Bold 9900. It's amazing to see how simple it is to take apart, but I wouldn't recommend doing so, as it may void your warranty.
One small way to customize the look of your PlayBook is to change application icon positions in the application drawer. This may also be helpful if you want to organize apps into certain areas for your own personal setup. Follow these steps...
A little video Howto showing how to change your country code. Sorry its a day late, when I got the idea it was late Friday night, so I had to wait til today to put it together and get it up on YouTube.
As of yet there is no native Skype app for the BlackBerry PlayBook, but there is a nice workaround that allows you to use Skype from your PlayBook by taking advantage of Adobe Flash v10.3 support in the browser. The same goes for using GTalk, Yahoo, MSN, and a few others as well. How does it work? Simply go to http://imo.im/ from your PlayBook's browser and then sign in to one of the many messaging application options.
I tried it myself, and the Skype calling works pretty good. The PlayBook's QNX microphone picked up the sound very well, and the speed was pretty fast, not much delay. Let us know if you give it a try, and how it works for you?
One small way to customize the look of your PlayBook is to change application icon positions in the application drawer. This may also be helpful if you want to organize apps into certain areas for your own personal setup. Follow these steps:
So, you want to learn how you can make the most out of your BlackBerry PlayBook? Well, most of you already know that you can pair your PlayBook with your BlackBerry device using BlackBerry Bridge, giving this system double BlackBerry power. But did you know you can do more than that? RIM has posted 5 must-know tips for using your PlayBook with Bridge. Looking through the list, I can already see features I didn't know existed, such as; opening Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDFs.
Recent news over the weekend came out of a problem batch of about 1,000 PlayBook tablets released into the market. Supposedly only a few of those tablets may have actually ended up in the users hands, according to a recent statement put out by RIM. Sources also say that the tablets were headed to Staples stores.
So, if you happened to purchase your PlayBook from a Staples store you may want to check out our tutorial on how to find the serial number on your tablet, and see if it matches up with one of the serials numbers released from RIM from the infected tablets. If you do end up with a bad tablet, contact RIM support immediately, and let us know as well.