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Mar
14

How to change or reset a BlackBerry ID password

To change the BlackBerry® ID password, complete the following:

From a Computer :
– Visit www.blackberry.com/blackberryid from a PC or a device browser
– Click Log in
– Enter the BlackBerry ID Username (email address) and password, then click Sign In
– Click Account Details
– Next to Password, click Edit
– Enter in the current password, followed by the new password. Enter the new password again in the confirm password field, then click Save
– Click Done to exit from the BlackBerry ID account information screens

From a BlackBerry smartphone with device software 6.0 :
– Navigate to Options > Third Party Applications > BlackBerry ID
– Click on Change next to BlackBerry ID Password
– Enter in the current password, followed by the new password. Enter the new password again in the confirm password field, then click OK
– A confirmation message will display Your password has been successfully changed.
– Click OK

From a BlackBerry smartphone with device software 7.0 and 7.1 :
– Navigate to Options > Device > BlackBerry ID
– Click on Change next to BlackBerry ID Password
– Enter in the current password, followed by the new password. Enter the new password again in the confirm password field, then click OK
– A confirmation message will display Your password has been successfully changed.
– Click OK

From a BlackBerry Playbook with Playbook software 2.0 :
– Navigate to the Options icon
– Select BlackBerry ID
– Click on the edit button next to Change Password
– Enter in the current password, followed by the new password. Enter the new password again in the confirm password field, then click Submit
– A confirmation message will display You have changed your password. 
– Click OK

To reset the BlackBerry ID, please follow these steps:

– Login to the email account associated to the BlackBerry ID using the desktop browser or the browser on the BlackBerry PlayBook
– Locate the BlackBerry ID password reset email in the inbox and select the link within the email
– The BlackBerry ID reset email will come from bbidpw-donotreply@blackberry.com. If the email is not found in the inbox, please check your spam folder.
– When the password reset page loads, enter the new password along with a confirmation of that new password. Then click Submit >
– A confirmation message will display once the changes have been saved successfully

Once this process has been completed please attempt to login to the BlackBerry ID account.

Note: If the BlackBerry ID email address is a Hosted Email address then you may not be able to access that email account from a computer.

Source : http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB26361

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Mar
14

How to sign, convert and install Android files for your BlackBerry PlayBook using Windows or Mac
 
A complete, no command line process to convert Android .APK files to BlackBerry .BAR files!

Since the release of PlayBook OS 2.0 we’ve been covering a lot of different ways to get Android apps onto your BlackBerry PlayBook. Most of the methods covered take into account that you may already have the Android .APK files converted to a BlackBerry PlayBook compatible .BAR file and go from there. Gathering up converted .BAR files and installing them is the easy part, but what if you want to convert your own Android files for use rather than downloading those already converted?

There are already a few great guides in the CrackBerry forums but most of those are geared towards Windows users. We will also cover Windows users in this guide, and those of you out there who use a Mac will find that this will be one of the easiest guides to follow to complete the task of converting your own Android .APK files to .BAR files, signing them and even installing them directly to your BlackBerry PlayBook for immediate use. Sound good? If so hit the break to get started.

Prerequisites

In order to get things rolling, you’re going to need a few things. A few downloads from the BlackBerry Developers Jamzone site and one from the Android developers site and you’ll be up and running. My personal suggestion would be to download these items to your desktop, so that you know exactly where they are — you’ll need to reference them later.

Request code signing keys – You’ll need these right away, so get them ASAP and store them somewhere safe. *Remember your PIN, this is not your device PIN. It’s chosen by you and must be alpha-numeric, lowercase and contain 6-10 characters*
Download The Android Command Line Tools – Don’t let the name scare you, you won’t really need to use command line.
Download The Android SDK – Grab the version most compatible with your system. ie: Mac for Mac, Windows for Windows. Unzip it and go to the “Tools” folder where you will need to run the file named “Android” and grab the updates.
Download The BlackBerry Tablet OS Graphical Aid – This is the magic that makes it all happen. Make sure you grab the right version. ie: Mac for Mac, Windows for Windows. Unzip and install the file.
 

Set Up
 
With all your stuff now downloaded and installed, your code signing keys should have arrived in your email. If so, you’re ready to get started on registering them and you’re one step closer to being able to convert your own Android apps. Now, go ahead and locate the BlackBerry Tablet OS Graphical Aid app we installed and open it up. When open, you’ll want to go to the “Configuration” tab as shown above to get started.

When the window pops up, just go ahead and click on next. You’re then presented with the option to browse to various locations of the things you downloaded, the first being the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK location. For all of these, we’re going to point them to the “Command Line Tools” folder you downloaded and unzipped. Once you get to the “Android SDK” option, make sure you change it to point to where you stored that.

The next item you will come to is the “Developer Certificate”. At this point — you don’t have one. As such, you’ll need to create one, so you can go ahead and click on “Create Certificate. Assuming you adjusted all the files accordingly and have the paths laid out, it will process and fill in with your “author.p12” developer certificate. Once you have that, you may move on to the next step.

The next section is where you will need to point to your code signing keys and remember the PIN that you registered with. As shown above, you can browse to the individual files and fill in those slots. Your “CSJ PIN” is the PIN you created, for password — you must choose a password and then repeat it for confirmation.

If you’re a developer, then make it a real password. However, if you’re just doing this for the sake of it and so that you may make your own .BAR files from Android .APKs, just make it the same as your PIN. Personal suggestion of course, in the end — do as you wish. As long as it conforms to the requirements you should be able to move to the next step which is to simply click on “Register”. From there, you will get a processing screen and once processed, an email will hit your registered email confirming that you have successfully registered your code signing keys.

Converting, Signing An Android .APK
 
If all of that went well, then you are ready to move on to the next step. You can go ahead and click on the “Build Android” tab as shown above. Assuming you have some Android .APK files you wish to convert, you will see where you can load those files — “Choose APK File”. Once you have one loaded, you will need to fill out some of the options, such as whether or not you wish to sign the .APK, your developer name and your developer certificate password (this is the password from the set up process).

In this case, you’ll want to sign them and ensure all the spots are filled in with the correct information. You can also check compatibility from here as well. As we know — not all Android apps will work. Some that say they won’t, but will work with less functionality. Entirely up to you if you wish to check compatibility, just keep in mind, not all files will work. That’s just how it is and some will produce error messages. Once all info is loaded, you can click on “Build”.

After clicking on “Build”, you’ll see it processing and once completed you should see something similar to the above image. This confirms whether or not the signing and building of the .BAR file was successful. You can see at the bottom of the text there, it states one .BAR file was signed and it was successful. You now have a signed .BAR file ready to be loaded on your BlackBerry PlayBook. If you’re unsure of where, exactly that .BAR file went — you should be able to find it in the same folder as the .APK you loaded.

Installing your converted .BAR file on your BlackBerry PlayBook
 
Now that you have successfully converted your .APK file to a .BAR file and signed it, you’re almost ready to install it. You can click in the “Install” tab and choose where your .BAR file is. As noted previously, you should be able to find it in the same folder as the .APK file. Once located, you will then have to input your BlackBerry PlayBook’s IP address — keeping in mind, you will first need to put your BlackBerry PlayBook into developer mode. You can do that by completing the following process:

Put your BlackBerry PlayBook into Developer Mode by going to Settings > Security Settings and note the IP address of your PlayBook. You’ll also be required to enter a password here if you don’t have one already. Don’t forget your password!!  

With your PlayBook IP noted and your PlayBook password filled in, you’re now ready to install the .BAR file you created. Assuming you have your BlackBerry PlayBook plugged into your PC or Mac, you can now proceed and click on the “Install” button.

Once you click on the “Install” button, your chosen .BAR file will begin installing. It will sit there for a few moments depending on how large the application you are sending to your BlackBerry PlayBook is. If it’s larger, it will take longer — just be patient as it will provide confirmation once the process has been completed.

With your chosen .BAR file now installed, you should see similar to above on your screen. This is the confirmation that your app was installed successfully or not. If not, you’ll have to retrace your steps and see where you went wrong but if you followed this guide you really should be seeing a successful confirmation. You can now close everything down and check out the app on your BlackBerry PlayBook.

There you have it. A complete, no command line process to convert Android .APK files to BlackBerry .BAR files. Just remember folks, you shouldn’t be submitting these apps to BlackBerry App World or anything along those lines, that’s not very developer friendly. But if you have free, working converted .BAR files — by all means drop into the CrackBerry forums and share them.

Source : http://crackberry.com

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Mar
14

Update Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones 3.0.0.9 at Blackberry Beta Zone

Download Available at Blackberry Beta Zone :
http://blackberry.com/beta

– Connect with BBM
– Includes many bug fixes

For non member of Beta Zone :
Join BlackBerry Beta Zone now to start providing your opinion on BlackBerry products. The program is free and there are no pre-requisites. Just fill out the registration form to become a member today.

Register Here

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Mar
13

Link Ringtone Composer – FREE – Make Your Own Ring Tone :

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/43102

Whether you’re a head-banger, or a lover of Mozart, JaredCo’s Ringtone Composer simplifies the customization of your smart phone ring tone with your favorite music.

• Simply choose any MP3 tune in your BlackBerry® music archives.

• Create the start points and the length for the ringtone of your favorite concerto with two clicks. In Free version you can create 3 completely customized ringtones.

• After your 3rd ringtone you will only be able to create ringtones from the start of a song and that last for 15 seconds. Pro version will continue to give you complete customization.

• Once you’ve created your glam-rock ringtone, save it with a couple of clicks so each time you connect, your favorite rocker announces the call.

• There’s no re-configuring required. Just download and access your favorite music using Ringtone Composer from JaredCo.

• And last, but not least – the RINGTONE COMPOSER IS FREE. Totally free.

• Save and swap tunes daily, hourly if you want to play DJ. Ringtone Composer de-hassle-izes creating ringtones from your music collection. No sweat and your ringtones sound cool.

At JaredCo, we always keep things simple so you get more use out of your smart phone. Ringtone Composer adds some fun to each incoming call coming your way so download today and start listening to your own top 10 each time you’re contacted.

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Mar
13

Get Path Installed On Your Playbook

App Description:

Path is the Smart Journal that helps you share life with the ones you love.

You can share your thoughts, the music you’re listening to, where you are, who you’re with, when you wake up and when you sleep, and beautiful high-quality photos. And for those of you who like to share on public networks like foursquare and Facebook, you can easily check-in, and upload photos and status updates directly from Path.

Since Path is an Android app, you have to side load it. That’s where the video is helpful. Get Path from here.
Link :
http://goodereader.com/apps/playbook/playbook-android-apps/?did=335

Source : @nerdberry
Info :
http://bit.ly/y1holV

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Mar
09

Contacts to Excel – Save BlackBerry Address Book to Excel by Amaira Soft LLP

You can find it at :
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/86680

Size : 597KB

This app lets you save all your BlackBerry contacts as an excel file and export it via Email.

Features:
1. Converts all your Blackberry contacts into Excel.
2. Excel file can be saved on the SD Card.
3. View/Edit the file on your device as well as desktop
4. Export the file via Email.

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Mar
09

You can find it at :
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/12225

Size : 130KB

Someone wants to borrow your BlackBerry® but you don’t know how to say no? Don’t worry, OutOfBattery can display on your screen an empty battery with just one click.

When to use OutOfBattery:
You and your friends are at a party, and one of them asks you if he can borrow your cool BlackBerry device to make a call. The problem is that you don’t want to share your phone credit, but meanwhile, you don’t want to make yourself out to be a cheap friend… What’s the solution? Just click on a convenience key button on your BlackBerry device to display an empty battery status. Now, you can just say “Sorry bro, my device is out of battery”.

Your BlackBerry is all yours now!

How to use OutOfBattery conveniently – You can easily set up a convenience key:
– First step: Go to ‘Options – Screen/Keyboard.’
– Second step: Navigate to ‘Right Side – Left Side ConvenienceKey’.
– Third step: Select ‘OutOfBattery’ in combo box.

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Mar
08

You can find it at :
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/687

Version : 2.5.125
Size : 1.2MB

Windows Live Messenger for BlackBerry® smartphones allows you to chat in virtual real time with your instant messaging IM contacts when and where you want to, not just when you’re in front of your computer.

Features:
-Fast and reliable messaging
-Virtual real-time awareness of which of your contacts are online and ready to chat
-The ability to customize your own status messages e.g. ?Back in 5 mins
-Access to your existing Windows Live Messenger Contact List and the ability to add, delete and block contacts
-Emoticons to express yourself
-Auto-login so you?re always connected
-The ability to participate in several chats at once and to initiate and participate in multi-user chats
-Communicate with other Windows Live Messenger users even while using other applications on your BlackBerry device
-New messages appearing directly in your BlackBerry smartphone Messages list

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Mar
08

You can find it at :
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/690

Version : 2.5.125
Size : 1.3MB

Yahoo!® Messenger for BlackBerry® smartphones allows you to chat in virtual real-time with your instant messaging IM contacts when and where you want to not just when you’re in front of your computer.

-Fast and reliable messaging
-Your contacts presence updates e.g. Available or Offline, in virtual real-time
-The ability to customize your own status messages e.g. Back in 5 mins, On the Phone
-Complete access to your existing Yahoo! Messenger contact list
-The ability to invite multiple users into one conversation
-The ability to make it your own with avatars, emoticons and custom ringtone alerts

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Mar
08

You can find it at :
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/58035

Size : 786KB

Put your face on a billboard, a stamp, or in a Warhol-like work of pop-art. Become the Mona Lisa or a bodybuilder. You get over 150 scenes to play with. You’re not cutting and pasting; instead, the app “finds” the face in your photo and integrates it with the scene of your choice.

Please note that WiFi or 3G/EDGE data connection is required for the application to work.

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