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A good source of Blackberry Tips and Tricks

Posted By dworley70 on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:59AM

Hey everyone,

I'm new here, but I came across a really useful source of Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts for Blackberries. The site also lists loads of other phones if you have a second phone.

Blackberry Tips and Tricks


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Blackberry Alarm

Posted By BB8789 on Feb 17, 2011 at 4:49AM

I have a black berry, I don't know anything other than it's a blackberry.. but this is my second one and the alarm will look on the screen like it is going off but no sound at all. Is this common or like a "blackberry thing" it used to happen on my other phone and I believe my boyfriend said his does it to.. anyone else? any suggestions??

Tesla Motors will secure Toyota’s investment with IPO

Posted By Aspenlart on Aug 3, 2010 at 3:40AM

Tesla Motors is there to secure Toyota’s investment with IPO

Tesla Motors has finally secured additional financing and investment from Toyota Motors. The Toyota Motors/Tesla Motors partnership is one of the many Tesla motors has developed in a quest for a mass-market, all-electric automobile. Is Tesla Motors going to keep floating with this excitement of an investment?

<p>Source of article: Tesla Motors will secure Toyota’s investment with IPO

<p><strong>All about Tesla Motors</strong></p>

Tesla Motors is a company that was founded in 2003 with the goal of creating all-electric autos. You will find two Tesla Motors electric cars on the market -- both more than $100,000. Tesla’s goal is to, eventually; bring an all-electric sedan to the market for less than $50,000.

<p><strong>Toyota's investment in Tesla</strong></p>

The investment that Toyota and Tesla announced was contingent on Tesla completing an initial public offering. Now the TSLA IPO is done, Toyota motors will complete its investment. The now closed NUMMI plant can be purchased by Tesla Motors. Toyota is there to advice Tesla in getting a car to market.

<p><strong>The Tesla Model S</strong></p>

An all electric sedan car is what the Tesla Model S is going to be. The 300-mile range of the Tesla roadsters is the target range for the sedan. Tesla wants to sell the Model S for under $50,000, which is considered the "midrange" price point for vehicles. Government tax credits along with all of of the fuel cost savings are expected to add up to make this automobile more affordable for most buyers. By 2012, the Model S should be on the market.

<p><strong>Tesla receives some other investments</strong></p>

Other investments have been received by Tesla Motors. Daimler-Chrysler also as the U.S. Government has given Tesla Motors loans to help bring the Model S to market. These investments come despite the fact that Tesla Motors has run at an operating loss each year. The hope is that with the IPO investment money, Toyota, the U.S. Government, and also the Daimler-Chrysler investment, Tesla might become profitable in the next 3 years.

BlackBerry 101: Best Guides, Tips, Tricks, and Apps

Posted By Tech on Jun 15, 2010 at 8:30AM

If you don't know how to use it, a BlackBerry is just a phone. If you know your way around those little buttons, it's a lifeline to organization. Here are some of my favorite guides for utilizing your little machine to its full potential.

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How To: Separate Your BlackBerry Texts and Emails

Posted By Tech on Feb 17, 2010 at 9:30AM

It seems like a million years ago, but I used to carry a BlackBerry Curve which was super convenient, except for the fact that I received all of my emails and SMS texts in the same inbox. I hated that. If I would have known about this tip back then, it would have saved me a lot of griping.

You can separate the inbox your emails and texts arrive to by heading to "Messages," then "Menu" and "Options." From there click on "SMS and Email Inboxes," and "Separate." You'll then find that your texts will appear in their own folder for easy sifting!

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BlackBerry Quickie: Save Your Battery by Shutting Down Apps

Posted By Tech on Jan 25, 2010 at 7:30AM

If you've been noticing that your BlackBerry's battery runs out of juice a bit quicker than it used to, it could be that some of your apps are still running, even after you think you've closed them. Check out this tip I learned over the weekend: to ensure proper shutdown of an app, exit through the menu, and either "exit," or "close," which will prevent them from sucking down your phone's battery. It'll save you time and frustration if you're found in an emergency without any battery life. And don't forget — if you can't get enough BlackBerry tips and tricks, check out part one and two of my BlackBerry tips series!

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10 More BlackBerry Tips and Tricks!

Posted By Tech on Nov 11, 2009 at 3:50AM

I had you at BlackBerry, didn't I? Although I'm addicted to my iPhone, there's a special place in my heart for my Crackberry. We've had a lot of fun times together, so I must pay homage to the newer phones that have hit the market and show you even more cool tips and tricks you may not know about. New to the BlackBerry game? Check out my first tip installment from last year, and then click on, my BlackBerry comrades.

Yes, You Can Take Screenshots on Your BlackBerry

Posted By Tech on Nov 9, 2009 at 9:05AM

You already know that you can easily take screenshots on your iPhone with just a few clicks, but taking a screenshot on your BlackBerry may prove to be a little more difficult . . . without an app that is. With Screenshot (pretty easy to remember, right?) you can take screenshots on your BlackBerry to back up messages, phone numbers, texts, or whatever you may need.

Screenshot is simple to use since you can assign a key to act as your own personal shutter switch to capture whatever is on your screen. Although the iPhone screenshot tip was free and came as a built in feature for the iPhone, the app is not as wallet friendly as free: it comes in at $3.

Download of the Day: Jonathan Adler Smartphone Wallpapers

Posted By Tech on Oct 3, 2009 at 1:11PM

Similar to my desktop wallpaper, I like to keep my BlackBerry's wallpaper beautiful as well. What is currently adorning my BB's screen? A beautiful floral design wallpaper from the Kindred website which I manually resized to fit my screen perfectly.

But now I have even more lovely designs to choose from, thanks to Jonathan Adler's latest selection of free PDA wallpapers, which are easy to download and perfectly sized to fit the iPhone, the Palm Pre, the BlackBerry Bold, the BlackBerry Curve, the BlackBerry Flip and the BlackBerry Pearl.

Have you found a cool download-worthy treasure you'd like to share with the rest of us? Join the Download of the Day group where you can submit your favorite downloads and widgets. And you never know, it could be featured on GeekSugar! Here's a detailed guide to posting questions or posts to groups if you are new to the PopSugar Community.

Ask a Geek Girl: What Does In-and-Out Holster Mean on My BB?

Posted By Tech on Sep 28, 2009 at 2:28PM

Dear GeekSugar,
I just got a new BlackBerry and was very excited to select my new ringtone and SMS notification sounds. When I am in my profiles, there's an option for setting for In Holster and Out of Holster, but I don't know what that means. Please help!
— New BlackBerry Owner

Dear New BlackBerry Owner,
You'd never guess it, but there are still people who choose to keep their BlackBerry in a holster (otherwise known as a cell-phone clip or case). All BlackBerry's feature a magnetic sensor right under the keyboard, and most BlackBerry holsters feature a magnet as well, so when your BlackBerry is in one of these cases, you can utilize the "in-holster" settings. So say you want your phone to vibrate for both emails and phone calls when it is in its holster, you can set your phone to do so.

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