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The Calculator App on the BlackBerry PlayBook

A simple but very elegant BlackBerry PlayBook tool is the built-in calculator, which can help you balance your checkbook, figure the tip for dinner, perform complex scientific math, or convert from just [more…]

Unit Converter Calculator App on the BlackBerry PlayBook

You can perform simple conversions with the Unit Converter calculator on the BlackBerry PlayBook, like figuring out that 100 km/hr is not quite as fast as it sounds, equaling only 62.137 mph or a mere [more…]

Tip Calculator App on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Although you could do the same math using the standard calculator, the tip app for your BlackBerry PlayBook adds a few extra wrinkles. To figure a tip, do the following: [more…]

File Share on Your BlackBerry PlayBook Using WiFi

You can share files back and forth between your BlackBerry PlayBook and a WiFi equipped personal or laptop computer. Although it can be made to work, it is a rather complex process. [more…]

Manage a Bluetooth Session on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Once you give permission for a particular pairing between devices, your BlackBerry PlayBook tracks that agreement and, usually, automatically connect to that device anytime it is within range. [more…]

Bluetooth Profiles Supported by the BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook works with most of the common profiles employed by Bluetooth devices. To find out if your tablet supports a specific Bluetooth enabled device, find out what profiles it uses. The [more…]

Make Calls from Your BlackBerry PlayBook with Comwave’s ePhone App

One of the first significant communications tools offered by a third-party company for the BlackBerry PlayBook extends the intriguing world of Voice Over Internet [more…]

Explore the BlackBerry PlayBook Browser

When a web page is viewed in landscape mode on the Blackberry PlayBook, only about 15 percent of the screen displays the address bar and a simple set of browsing tools, and if you don’t want to give even [more…]

Change Browser Options on the BlackBerry PlayBook

As any user of the World Wide Web can attest, it’s sometimes a bit of the Wild Wild West out there. Research in Motion has come to the rescue with some useful security and privacy features for the BlackBerry [more…]

Choose a Communication Link for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook can connect to the Internet four different ways. The makers of the tablet didn’t do this to confuse you; they did it to offer options for different working conditions. [more…]

Extend the Reach of the BlackBerry PlayBook Browser

The browser included in the svelte little BlackBerry PlayBook is a heavy-duty full-featured utility. It includes many of the advanced features recently introduced into browsers for personal computers. [more…]

BlackBerry Internet Service for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Think of BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) as very similar to the ISP (the Internet service provider) that brings the web to your personal computer, except that BIS is specific to the BlackBerry world. [more…]

BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) for your PlayBook is usually an extension of a corporate intranet (the private network maintained within a company or institution). The manager of a closed intranet can [more…]

Apps Core on a BlackBerry PlayBook

The promised native apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook are based on the same structure and commands as those on the smartphone, and the BlackBerry Bridge, which you can set up between the tablet and most [more…]

Slacker Radio on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Slacker Radio is included as a standard app with the initial release BlackBerry PlayBook’s OS. Just tap its icon from the home screen and set up an account. The basic Slacker account is free; just enter [more…]

Listen to Pandora on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

You can create your own home page icon for Pandora or put its web address in your Favorites folder by tapping the Add to Favorites icon at the top of the screen. Pandora is available as an app for BlackBerry [more…]

Listen to Podcasts from Your BlackBerry PlayBook

It’s not all about music when it comes to Internet “radio” stations on your BlackBerry PlayBook. The web is filled with thousands of on-demand podcasts [more…]

Need for Speed: Undercover on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Need for Speed: Undercover is one of the two games that comes on your BlackBerry PlayBook. First of all, this game is a lot of fun. Secondly, it’s a great way to show off some of the PlayBook’s advanced [more…]

Take Photos with Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Taking a photo with the BlackBerry PlayBook is as easy as can be, except that the tablet isn’t shaped like a camera (or shaped like a handheld smartphone). [more…]

Zoom In or Out on a Subject with the PlayBook Camera

The BlackBerry PlayBook camera includes a digital zoomthat allows you to make a person or object appear three to four times closer. The camera will always start with a wide angle view, which is often quite [more…]

Bing Maps on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Bing Maps needs downloads from a huge collection maintained by Microsoft. It will only work when your BlackBerry PlayBook has a connection to the Internet, either through a WiFi link or by Bluetooth and [more…]

Weather App on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Your BlackBerry PlayBook provides a quick app that gives you the current weather conditions as well as forecasts, satellite maps, historical data, and the other information some find essential. The app [more…]

How to Use the Voice Notes App on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The prosaically named Voice Notes app on your BlackBerry PlayBook is as simple as can be to use: Click the Voice Notes app to open it. [more…]

How to Use Video Chat on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The Video Chat app, at least in its initial version, only works from one BlackBerry PlayBook to another BlackBerry PlayBook. It won’t work from your tablet to a BlackBerry smartphone or from your tablet [more…]

Add or Edit Video Chat Contacts on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

You aren’t required to add a contact to conduct a video chat on your BlackBerry PlayBook. However, adding a BlackBerry ID to your contact list means you can skip typing that address each time you want [more…]

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