Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
The latest BlackBerry 10 OS update to 10.3.1 brought many new features and improvements. One new feature is the addition of data monitoring. Before BlackBerry 10.3.1 you had to make use of apps in order to track your data usage, while those apps still exist, you now have a native option. Most will say it now renders those apps obsolete but it really depends on the features and choice is always good.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Whether it’s waking your device automatically when you pick it up, or silencing an incoming call with a flip of your device, I’m confident you’ll love these new options so make sure you try them out.
To help you get started here’s a quick overview of each option :)
Note: If you are using Battery Saving Mode double-check your settings by going to Settings > Battery Saving Mode as this feature can turn off Advanced Interaction.
Lift to wake
If enabled, this setting will cause your device to automatically wake up whenever you pick it up from a flat surface. This means you no longer need to use the Power/Lock key, or swipe up from the bottom of the display to wake your device.
To turn this option on or off, go to Settings > Advanced Interactions followed by setting the Life to Wake switch to your desired setting.
Flip to mute
If Flip to mute is enabled on your device, the next time you receive a call and you are unable to answer it right then and there, just flip your device facedown to silence the ring tone or vibration.
To turn this option on or off, go to Settings > Advanced Interactions followed by setting the Flip to mute switch to your desired setting.
Flip to save power
Are you looking for an easy way to save power and maximize your device’s battery life? All it takes, thanks to the Flip to save power option, is placing your device face down on flat surface to place your device into standby mode.
When in standby mode your device will still receive notifications for incoming calls, messages, alarms and more, while saving battery life in the process.
To turn this option on or off, go to Settings > Advanced Interactions followed by setting the Flip to save power switch to your desired setting.
Hold to stay awake
If you find your device display turns off while you are still reading a lengthy document, consider turning on the Hold to stay awake option.
When enabled, this setting will override the Screen Timeout value and cause your device display to remain on so you can finish reading without interruption.
To turn this option on or off,go to Settings > Advanced InteractionsLife followed by setting the Hold to stay awake switch to your desired setting.
Got a question? Leave a comment and let me know!
Monday, March 23, 2015
From: Khurram Khan
Sunday, March 22, 2015
We first took a look at Parrot - Voice Recorder, on video, back in April 2013 and it got the thumbs up from me. The fantastic native BlackBerry 10 app has been updated several times since those early days, however today sees a massive new release, now that OS 10.3.1 is out.
When it was announced BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 would drop Adobe Flash support, some folks were upset but given the fact even Adobe doesn't support Flash on mobile anymore it wasn't entirely unexpected. Still, many folks rely on Adobe Flash and having it built into the native BlackBerry 10 browser was a bonus for those who needed it and since its removal, folks have been looking for the best way to get it back.
Sure, you can load the Android version of Adobe Flash and any Android browser that supports it such as FlashFox or Dolphin but now there's a better way that skips the whole Android process and brings it back while keeping it as a native BlackBerry 10 experience thanks to FileArchiveHaven.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Although the app is often overlooked and replaced with third-party options, Password Keeper on BlackBerry 10 is still a great BlackBerry built solution for keeping track of your passwords. The app doesn't get updated all that often, so it's a bit surprising when one does appear. Such an update has now arrived in BlackBerry World and luckily, this time around BlackBerry has included a fancy change log for us all, even if it is rather small.