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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Detailed List of Blackberry Pearl Shortcuts

Basic Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used in many applications:
  • To move the cursor, roll the trackball.
  • To exit a screen or to move to a previous page in a browser, press the Escape key.
  • To move upwards in a screen, press 3.
  • To move downwards in a screen, press 9.
  • To move to the top of a screen, press 1.
  • To move to the bottom of a screen, press 7.
  • To move to the next item, press 6.
  • To move to the previous item, press 4.
  • To move to a list item or menu item, type the first letter of the item.
  • To select or clear a check box, click the trackball.
  • To select adjacent items, hold the Shift key and roll the trackball.
  • To delete a selected item, press the Delete key.
  • To switch applications, hold the Alt key and press the Escape key. Continue holding the Alt key and select an application. Release the Alt key.
  • To return to the Home screen, press the End key.
  • To lock the keyboard, from the Home screen, hold the asterisk ( * ) key.
  • To unlock the keyboard, hold the Send key and press the asterisk ( * ) key. Type your password.
  • To switch between the Default and Vibrate notification profiles, from the Home screen, hold the pound ( # ) key.
  • To turn on a theme or notification profile, select a theme or notification profile, then press the Space key.
Phone Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used in the phone application or during a phone call:
  • To answer a phone call, press the Send key.
  • To place an active phone call on hold and answer a second incoming phone call, press the Send key.
  • To view the contact list, hold the Send key.
  • To insert a plus sign ( + ) when typing a phone number, hold 0.
  • To add an extension to a phone number, press the X key, then type the extension number.
  • To assign a speed dial number to a key, from the Home screen or in the Phone application, hold the key you want to assign. Type the phone number.
  • To check your voice mail, hold 1.
  • To view the last phone number that you dialed, scroll to the top of the Phone screen, then press the Enter key. Press the Send key to dial the number.
Camera Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used in the Camera application:
  • To take a picture, press the Right Convenience key.
  • To zoom the camera in, press the Volume Up key.
  • To zoom the camera out, press the Volume Down key.
Message Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used in the Messages application:
  • To compose a message from the message list, press the comma ( , ) key.
  • To reply to a message, press the exclamation point ( ! ) key.
  • To reply to all, press the question mark ( ? ) key.
  • To forward a message, press the period ( . ) key.
  • To view received messages, hold the Alt key and press 3.
  • To view call logs, hold the Alt key and press the period ( . ) key.
  • To view voice mail messages, hold the Alt key and press 7.
  • To view SMS text messages, hold the Alt key and press the question mark ( ? ) key.
  • To view your message list again, press the Escape key.
  • To move up a message in the list, press 2.
  • To move down a message in the list, press 8.
Typing Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used when typing text in an application:
  • To type the alternate character on a key, hold the Alt key and press the character key.
  • To type an accented or special character, hold the letter key and roll the trackball left or right. Click a selected character.
  • To type a symbol, press the Symbol key. To view more symbols, press the Symbol key again. Type the letter that appears below the symbol to enter the corresponding symbol.
  • To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  • To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
  • To turn on NUM lock, hold the Shift key and press the Alt key.
  • To turn off NUM lock, press the Alt key.
  • To insert an at sign ( @ ) or a period ( . ) in an email address field, press the Space key.
  • To type a number in a number field, press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.
  • To type a number in a password field, hold the Alt key and press the number key.
  • To type a letter in a number field, hold the Alt key and use the multi-tap input method to enter the letter.
  • To switch typing input languages, hold the Alt key and press the Enter key. Select a language, then release the Alt key. Note: To allow this functionality, on the Language screen, verify that the Use Input Method Shortcut field is set to Yes.
  • To select a line of text, press the Shift key and roll the trackball.
  • To select text character by character, hold the Shift key and roll the trackball left or right.
  • To cancel a text selection, press the Escape key.
  • To cut selected text, hold the Shift key and press the Delete key.
  • To copy selected text, press the Alt key and click the trackball.
  • To paste your cut or copied text, press the Shift key and click the trackball.
Search Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used when searching in an application:
  • To search for a contact in a list of contacts, type the contact name or initials separated by a space.
  • To view the criteria of your last search, in your list of searches, press the Menu key. Click Last.
Attachment Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used when viewing attachments:
  • To search for text in an attachment, press Q.
  • To switch between the table of contents and the full content of an attachment, press O.
  • To change the size of a column in a spreadsheet, press Z.
  • To move to a specific cell in a spreadsheet, press A.
  • To view the content of a cell in a spreadsheet, press the Space key.
  • To view a slide show presentation, press A.
  • To stop a slide show presentation, hold the Escape key.
  • To switch presentation views, press Z.
Browser Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used in the browser applications:
  • To insert a period ( . ) in the Go To dialog box, press the Space key.
  • To insert a forward slash ( / ) in the Go To dialog box, hold the Shift key and press the Space key.
  • To open the bookmark list from a web page, press 5.
  • To add a bookmark from a web page, press the question mark ( ? ) key.
  • To view a thumbnail version of a web page, press X. To return to the normal view, press any key.
  • To stop loading a web page, press the Escape key.
  • To move to a specific web page, press the period ( . ) key.
  • To hide the banner on a web page, press the exclamation point ( ! ) key. To view the banner on a web page, press the exclamation point ( ! ) key again.
  • To close a browser, hold the Escape key.
Media Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used in the Media application:
  • To pause a video, press the Mute key. To resume playing the video, press the Mute key again.
  • To zoom in to a picture, press 3.
  • To zoom out from a picture, press 9.
  • To return to the original picture size, press 5.
  • To rotate a picture, press the comma ( , ) key.
  • To pause a slide show, press the Space key. To resume the slide show, press the Space key again.
  • To pause a song, press the Mute key. To resume playing the song, press the Mute key again.
Maps Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used in the Maps application:
  • To zoom in to a map, press L.
  • To zoom out from a map, press O.
  • To view the status information at the top of a map, press Q. To hide the status information at the top of a map, press Q again.
Calendar Shortcuts

The following shortcuts can be used in the Calendar Day view:
Note: To allow shortcuts in Day view, in the Calendar options, set the Enable Quick Entry field to No.
  • To schedule an appointment, press the period ( . ) key.
  • To move to the next day, press 6.
  • To move to the previous day, press 4.
  • To move ahead one hour, press 2.
  • To move back one hour, press 8.

Friday, March 9, 2007

How to: (Apple/MacIntosh) Connect To The Internet Using A GPRS Phone

Courtesty of the Apple Website:

This document explains how to connect to the Internet using a GPRS mobile telephone as a wireless modem.

You can connect your Macintosh to the Internet using a GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) mobile telephone as a modem. To do so, you should first make sure that you can:

* Connect to the Internet over GPRS using the WAP browser in your telephone

* Connect your Macintosh to your mobile phone over IrDA or Bluetooth.

Once you can do these two things, you can set up your computer to use the telephone as a wireless modem to connect to the Internet.

Important: GPRS data services and Internet access are typically optional offerings. Ask your mobile phone operator about GPRS availability in your area, and what the subscription fees and service charges are.

Connecting to the Internet over GPRS using the WAP browser in your telephone Most recent mobile phones allow wireless Internet access right on the phone.

This service uses the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and a "microbrowser" in the telephone to allow you to browse the Internet.

Before you try to connect your Mac to the Internet using your telephone as a wireless modem, you should first make sure that you can connect to the Internet using the WAP microbrowser over GPRS.

Not all telephones that use WAP have a GPRS data feature, and not all mobile telephone operators offer a GPRS service--even if your telephone is capable of using it.

1. Make sure your mobile phone is capable of using your operator's GPRS data service. Some phones may only be able to use WAP over circuit-switched data (CSD) connections. In this case you won't be able to use your phone as a wireless modem.

2. Subscribe to the GPRS data service.

3. Configure your telephone with the necessary network settings to use your operator's GPRS data service. The GPRS settings used by your mobile phone operator may already be saved on the phone's SIM card. If this is the case, you need only select this setting or profile. If not, your operator should have given you these settings, and explained how to enter them into your telephone.

Typically, these settings include:

o GPRS dial-up number

o APN (Access Point Name)

o User ID

o Password

o IP Address

o DNS Address

o other advanced settings such as authentication, data compression, header compression, and quality of service

How to Use your Pearl as a BT Modem under OS X?

In the long tradition of only writing software when it solves something that annoys me, I’ve written an OS X modem script for the BlackBerry 8100 (a.k.a. Pearl). If you have an 8100, you can now use it as a Bluetooth modem with your Mac. Here’s how you use it:

  1. Download the script here. Please Right-Click and Choose ‘Save As’.
  2. Copy the script into /Library/Modem Scripts.
  3. If you’ve already paired your Pearl with your Mac, open Bluetooth Preferences, Select your Pearl from the list of devices and press ‘Configure…’. (If you haven’t, choose ‘Set up Bluetooth Device’ - the following dialogs will be shown after you’ve paired your phone with your Mac. Make sure your Pearl doesn’t require a password for your mac to connect to it - the ‘Trusted Connection’ option for the pairing should be set to ‘Yes’ on your phone, not ‘Ask’.)
  4. Make sure ‘Access the Internet with your phone’s data connection’ is checked. Also, make sure ‘Use a direct, higher speed connection’ is selected. Click Continue.
  5. In the Modem Script pulldown on the following screen, Select ‘BlackBerry 8100’. Use the following settings for the other fields, then click Continue:
    • Username, Password: leave blank
    • GPRS CID: *99***1#
  6. Open the Internet Connect application. Select the Bluetooth icon at the top. Under Phone Number, put your APN (for T-Mobile and the BlackBerry Unlimited plan, I use wap.voicestream.com, for Cingular it’s “wap.cingular”). Type a username and password (I use guest/guest, for Cingular you’ll use “[email protected]” as the username and “CINGULAR1” as the password) in the appropriate fields.

That’s it! Let me know if it works for you. I don’t believe my settings are getting the most out of the device’s EDGE support, so I’ll be tweaking as I learn more. Credit to Ross Barkman and Tim Hatch for the original scripts I tweaked to make it work.

How to Sync BlackBerry with Mac - Pocketmac

Do you need to be out of the office, but still accessible and in the loop? Do you want to be able to get in touch with your colleagues, family and friends while on the go? Do you use a Mac?

Now, Mac users can enjoy the connectivity and advanced functionality provided by the popular BlackBerry wireless solution. PocketMac for BlackBerry, from Information Appliance Associates, allows Macintosh users to synchronize their data between their BlackBerry wireless device and Entourage, their address book, iCal, Now Contact, Now Up-To-Date and Stickies.

To find out more about synchronizing your BlackBerry wireless device with your Mac, please visit PocketMac For BlackBerry.

www.pocketmac.com

Install Yahoo Go! on your Blackberry device

Yahoo Go! is the first application optimized for the “small screen” of a mobile phone that truly makes it easy and fun to access the Internet. Everything about the Yahoo! Go interface is designed to be both visually stunning and give you what you want with the fewest clicks possible.

At its core is the carousel, used to navigate intuitively among the various Yahoo! Go widgets: your own personal channels for email, local info & maps, news, sports, finance, entertainment, weather, Flickr™ photos and search. Simply use the carousel to scroll over to the widget you want. Since Yahoo! Go uses advanced caching and background loading technology, your widget content is automatically and continuously “pushed” to your phone, so it’s always right there when you want it. You don’t need to endure lengthy downloads or navigate loads of links to get to what you want.


You can also get alerts for your yahoo email, sync your addressbook, find what is going on around the city, and much more.


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