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A recent Cinch about:

Source: me

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March 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

BlackBerry in Near Field Communication #nfc #crackberry

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Research In Motion launched new BlackBerry Near Field Communication – NFC – enabled devices recently: the Bold 9790; Bold 9900; Curve 9360; and announced the Curve 9380. All of the devices run the new BlackBerry 7 OS. RIM is ahead of most of the field in this regard, although in most markets it’s so far ahead there’s little you can use the technology for.

RIM has recently been setting up pilots in India, Spain and Brasil. And the RIM bosses are adamant you’ll see payments take off very soon.

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November 27, 2011 at 11:00 am

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Flogs #calendar #ical

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, known for his Formula One team, is creating a new service called . Flogs is an iCal service, which integrates into Google Calendar, Apple’s iCal and can even send updates to the CrackBerry. The service is similar to iCal World, although the former includes exclusive data which is tailored to the user.

I’m wondering what the business model is, possibly advertising.

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September 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm

FindMe #geolocation #facebook #crackberry

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I discovered (links to FaceBook) by way of . A different application to update my location to FaceBook.

First you need to register it to FaceBook before you can use it. It registers the cell location, rather than the GPS location, and allows you to tag the Cell with a location tag. It runs in the background. According to FireEagle:

Automatic operation is currently available for BlackBerry …

Click here for FindMe OTA Download.

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July 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

The Do’s and Don’t’s Live Blogging an Event

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I lived microblogged my second event today, the goodbye too Roel van Duijn. It was quite fun, and I was getting some interesting looks from people as I was typing my commentary into my BlackBerry. I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the ease. Both of the events I used Ping.FM, the first using GTalk, which was easy, and the second using Ping.FM Mobile, which is terrible together with the BlackBerry browser.

Firstly I learned I should have read the following two articles, which contain handy tips:

I really should have prepared before I went, I didn’t know the names of all the guests and didn’t know the schedule. I was slightly late, and as I didn’t know I was going I didn’t really have time to prepare. I really should have used HashTags, I did think about it, but it was all going fast enough that the fleeting thought was discarded.

So I’ll know for next time to:

  • Do come prepared
  • Do know who is speaking
  • Do use an easy to use tool
  • Do use hashtags
  • Do take pictures
  • Don’t forget the names of the speakers
  • Don’t attract too much attention
  • Don’t arrive late

I’ll update this list and repost with anything which pops into my mind, and naturally comments are welcome.

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November 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Gmail/CrackBerry Security #google #blackberry

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I use BIS – BlackBerry Internet Service – which collects my mail from my Google Mail account and forwards it directly to my CrackBerry.

I changed my password for Google quite some time ago, at least 4 weeks before I got the message from BIS that they couldn’t collect my mail. Which means that for at least 4 weeks my mail was being retrieved from Google and forwarded to my BlackBerry after I changed my credentials. I use the IMAP option for GMail, which means that there is a persistent connection between Research In Motion and Google. It also means that Google violates security best practice by not requiring re-authentication.

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September 28, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Mobile Safety #mobile

leave a comment » has an interesting article 5 tips to limit your cell phone risk. Their first is predictable, don’t put it against your head use the speakerphone, but I didn’t know that CNET keeps a list on Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), “… a way of measuring the quantity of radiofrequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body.” Have a look at the article Cell phone radiation levels.

It seems my RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is one of the highest at 1.54 SAR, and the crappy Motorola Razr is the lowest as 0.14, although as it’s prone to crash constantly you can hardly ever use it. My Nokia 2600 (RH-59) and 6300 (RM-217) aren’t listed on CNET, but from Nokia’s SAR I discovered they run warm at 0.80 W/kg and cooler at 0.57 W/kg respectively.

And people call me a hot head, it’s not me it’s my phone.

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August 1, 2008 at 10:30 am

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NYT Dealbook for CrackBerry #blackberry

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I discovered a new application for my CB: New York Times for BlackBerry. You can retrieve the application here. I am slightly ambivalent about NYTimes, but I like DealBook.

Obviously it bails on start with a nice Java error.

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July 31, 2008 at 11:56 pm

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Google Apps for CrackBerry #blackberry

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I had a discussion this afternoon with a friend, she said that it would probably take a week to explore all of the googleverse. I obviously disagreed and said it would probably take closer to a month.

I was having trouble with synchronizing my CrackBerry and my calendar, and wanted to use some application to sync it, and I found Google Sync for your BlackBerry phone. Somehow it seems that Google uses something different for connecting to the Internet over all their applications. Both the GMail and the Google Calendar applications give me network not available, I have a similar problem with Opera Mini and FaceBook. Yet my GTalk works. AFAIK it’s something with http(s) connections.

I decided against reverse engineering.

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July 31, 2008 at 10:23 pm

CrackBerry Social Networking and Chat

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I’d seen on Ars Technica that Microsoft had released Windows Live Messenger for the CrackBerry. I had already had GTalk, which didn’t work on my Curve, and Yahoo! Messenger, which I could already use to chat with my my MSN contacts.

I found some other CB applications:

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July 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm

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