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Get the Most from Your BlackBerry PlayBook Battery

Usually, when you look at the things that use up battery in a computer, you consider things like the hard disk drive, CD/DVD motors, and fans. But the BlackBerry PlayBook has no moving parts. Instead, [more…]

Software Updates for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

You can count on Research in Motion (RIM) to notify you any time there’s an important update to your BlackBerry PlayBook’s OS. But you can also check whether a [more…]

Get Service Help for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Computers of all sizes — including the tiny BlackBerry PlayBook — come with almost no printed manuals (for which the authors of For Dummies books are thankful) and the advice from the pros is this: If [more…]

Find Out About Your BlackBerry PlayBook

One of the first things you should know how to do is to obtain the whys and wherefores of your BlackBerry PlayBook. To know the basics, consult the About screens [more…]

Generate General Logs for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook is almost a sentient being; it clearly knows what’s going on within and without itself any time it’s powered on. Just check the logs. Nearly every element of the operating system [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Your BlackBerry PlayBook Browser

What should you do if your browser won’t browse? The first thing to do is figure out who is at fault: you, the BlackBerry PlayBook, your Internet connection, or the web page itself. If the PlayBook isn’t [more…]

Troubleshoot the BlackBerry Bridge

The BlackBerry Bridge allows PlayBook users to gain wireless access to material stored on their BlackBerry smartphone. It also allows Internet use via a BlackBerry smartphone data stream. In general, after [more…]

Troubleshoot a Video Chat on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Conducting a video chat is among the niftier tricks of the BlackBerry PlayBook; two individuals — or two rooms full of people — can talk into the screen and see each others’ faces. It all takes place across [more…]

Troubleshoot WiFi Problems on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Two types of problems tend to disturb the peaceful pursuit of WiFi communication with your BlackBerry Playbook: problems with establishing an initial connection, and problems maintaining a link when conditions [more…]

WiFi Diagnostics for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Because of the importance of WiFi to the BlackBerry PlayBook, the operating system includes a very detailed set of diagnostic and testing tools. Here you can find out more than you ever thought you might [more…]

Untangle Internet Tethering for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Although it sounds like you’re tying down your BlackBerry PlayBook, the act of tethering actually opens it up to use of (in theory) any smartphone’s cellular data stream for access to the Internet. That’s [more…]

Troubleshoot the BlackBerry PlayBook HDMI Output

As spectacular as the high-definition touchscreen of the BlackBerry PlayBook is when you hold it in your hands, it’s absolutely stunning when connected to an HD television or projector. That said, the [more…]

How to Reset a BlackBerry ID Password for Your PlayBook

The BlackBerry ID is an essential part of the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry smartphone experience. You’ll need it for things like updates and upgrades to the operating system, using services like [more…]

Create Your Own Wallpaper for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Although you can select one of your own images to serve as your home page background on your BlackBerry PlayBook, the image might get cropped or squeezed or otherwise changed. That’s because the OS is [more…]

Add a Browser Shortcut to Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Is there a web page that’s so important to your lifestyle and business that you need it one finger tap away from the home page on your BlackBerry PlayBook? Things like the Boston Red Sox season stats, [more…]

Remove an App from Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Nothing lasts forever, including what was once an ineluctable fascination with a new app. You have two ways to remove an app from your BlackBerry PlayBook. The first keeps an electronic safety net in case [more…]

How to Restore a Backup to Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry Desktop Software, installed on a personal or laptop computer, is a powerful assistant to any PlayBook user. You can back up data and apps on your tablet and later restore some [more…]

Prioritize Your WiFi Networks for Your BlackBerry PlayBook

As through this world you wander, you’ll see many WiFi networks you may choose to use. The BlackBerry PlayBook will keep track of those with which you have had successful communication, and sooner or later [more…]

BlackBerry PlayBook Audio File Standards

The BlackBerry PlayBook can make music from four common file formats. Three of the four use compression to make the files smaller; with that compression comes a bit of fidelity loss, although whether or [more…]

Play Tetris on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

Tetris is one of two games that comes with the basic suite of apps on your BlackBerry PlayBook. It’s back to the future with Tetris, a classic electronic game. [more…]


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