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About Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The About panel is your BlackBerry PlayBook’s information panel. It actually has five pages; you can get to more data by tapping the down arrow. [more…]

BlackBerry PlayBook Storage & Sharing Options

If you’re looking for some of the reasons the BlackBerry PlayBook is attractive to corporate and enterprise IT managers — the keepers of company secrets — you’ll find some of the answers in the Storage [more…]

General Settings on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

On their BlackBerry PlayBooks, most users won’t want to change the Application Behavior setting from Default; leaving it as is means an application stays active in the background until another application [more…]

Operations Settings for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Five categories of settings are related to the way you interact with or receive information from your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet: Keyboard, Screen, Sounds, Date & Time, and HDMI. [more…]

Communication with the BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook is all about communication; it really doesn’t serve much purpose without a link of some sort. The basic mode of communication for the PlayBook, in many situations, is a WiFi connection [more…]

Reasons to Use the BlackBerry PlayBook Bridge

If you own both a BlackBerry PlayBook and an up-to-date BlackBerry smartphone, using the BlackBerry Bridge adds a separate level of apps: e-mail, calendar, contacts, Messenger, and more, each enhanced [more…]

Bridge Links the BlackBerry PlayBook with Your Smartphone

Research in Motion, the developers of the BlackBerry PlayBook, has a business plan that emphasizes security and reliability above bells and whistles. Not that its devices don’t eventually reach the point [more…]

How to Add Bridge on a BlackBerry Phone

There are two ways to add BlackBerry Bridge, the connecting software that comes with your Blackberry Playbook, to a BlackBerry smartphone; neither requires heavy lifting and both are free. And there are [more…]

How to Open the Bridge on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

After you have installed BlackBerry Bridge on your smartphone, you can open a link between the phone and your BlackBerry PlayBook. The simplest way to begin is this way: [more…]

Advanced BlackBerry PlayBook Options for Bridge Users

Anyone who has used a BlackBerry smartphone will be quickly at ease when working on a BlackBerry PlayBook linked by the Bridge. All of the basic functions — the calendar, contact book, e-mail, MemoPad, [more…]

How to Attach the Proper File Types on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Security! The designers of the BlackBerry PlayBook must have that stenciled on the front of their computer screens, which is actually a pretty good watchword in these sometimes threatening times. Many [more…]

How to Connect Your BlackBerry PlayBook to WiFi

Using WiFi on your BlackBerry PlayBook begins with setting up the tablet. With the PlayBook configured to work with WiFi, turn on the PlayBook’s WiFi transceiver. You have two ways to do that. [more…]

Advanced BlackBerry PlayBook Options for Secure Networks

The BlackBerry PlayBook may look like an ordinary consumer grade tablet, but it has a wide range of professional-grade security features. The idea is that you can have the convenience of your BlackBerry [more…]

How to Get Your Information onto Your PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook can communicate the following ways: the basic model includes a WiFi transmitter and receiver that can connect to the web through a public or private router. That basic model also [more…]

BlackBerry Messenger for Your PlayBook

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is Research in Motion’s very own version of an instant messaging service. BBM allows any two BlackBerry users who have a data plan on their phone to communicate with each other [more…]

How to Find the PIN for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Every BlackBerry device, smartphone and PlayBook alike, has its very own electronic identification issued by the mothership back at Research in Motion [more…]

How to Start a BlackBerry Messenger Session

With the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is available as a component of the BlackBerry Bridge; when you wirelessly connect your tablet to a BlackBerry smartphone, you can send and receive [more…]

Your Contacts Database on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The Contacts on your BlackBerry PlayBook (and smartphone) database helps tie together all of the elements of the personal information apps. To help organize your contacts, you can assign them to one or [more…]

How to Use the Calendar with Your BlackBerry Playbook

Like nearly all of the various standard apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook, the calendar is simple and to the point. At its most basic level, you navigate to a date, click a time slot, and then add the details [more…]

Components of Documents To Go for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Documents To Go is one of the truly amazing features of recent-model BlackBerry smartphones. The ability to download and use this app brought the essential functionality of Microsoft Word and Microsoft [more…]

Create Documents with Word To Go on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Once you get underway with using Word To Go in your BlackBerry PlayBook, you will find it remarkably familiar to its big brother, Microsoft Word. The bottom half of the screen shows the keyboard. The upper [more…]

Edit a Word Document in Word To Go

To change or add to an existing Word document, open the doc in Word To Go on your BlackBerry PlayBook. You can choose a recent document or tap Browse to search your BlackBerry PlayBook [more…]

How to Use Sheet To Go on the BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook’s spreadsheet app (with an unfortunate name that sounds like the description of a wanderer in search of a bed) works with XLS or XLSX files, and has most full spreadsheet functionality [more…]

Slideshow To Go on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Slideshow To Go for your BlackBerry PlayBook manages to do two things at the same time: it both impresses and disappoints. These features are exciting: [more…]

Clock and Timer Suite Apps for Your BlackBerry Playbook

The multi-faced clock and timer suite is one of the apps on your BlackBerry PlayBook dedicated to helping someone with limited time make the most of limited money. [more…]

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