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BlackBerry 10 Typing Tips – Swipe to Delete

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Passport-SwipeToDeletePassport-SwipeToDeleteIn today’s world we are always looking for ways to increase our productivity so I’d like to share a must know keyboard tip – swipe to delete.

This useful gesture allows you to delete words by swiping your finger across the keyboard from right to left, or from left to right if you are using a right-to-left language.

For those using a BlackBerry Passport, you can swipe your finger across the physical keyboard.

For those using an all-touch device, such as the BlackBerry Z30, swipe across the virtual keyboard.

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Z30-SwipeToDeleteWhat’s really cool about this gesture is you can delete a single word by swiping across the keyboard using one finger, or use two or three fingers to delete more words :)

Make sure you try this gesture because once you start using it I’m confident you’ll incorporate it into your typing routine!

Got a question? Leave a comment and let me know!

 

 



Article source: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2015/01/blackberry-10-typing-tips-swipe-to-delete/


How to create a custom keyboard shortcuts using BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1

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Did you know that BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1 introduces the ability to create custom keyboard shortcuts? This extremely useful feature can help you complete a variety of actions just by briefly pressing and holding a single key.

For example, you can create a keyboard shortcut that opens a BBM conversation with a specific contact, maybe your significant other, or create a shortcut that opens a frequently used App.

Follow the steps below to review and customize your keyboard shortcuts to maximize your productivity whenever you are using your device.

Create a new, or edit an existing keyboard shortcut

By default your device includes a variety of shortcuts that I’ve listed at the end of this post but you can create your own shortcuts, or customize existing shortcuts.

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap 1031-Settings1031-Settings Settings followed by Shortcuts and Speed Dial
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  4. Do one of the following
    • To create a new shortcut for a unassigned key, tap the key.
    • To edit a existing shortcut, tap the letter followed by tapping Edit A Shortcut
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  6. Do one of the following
    • To open an application using the keyboard shortcut, tap App Launch Shortcut

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  • To compose a message using the keyboard shortcut, tap Quick Compose Shortcut

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  • To add another type of action to the keyboard shortcut, such as composing a new note or task, locking your device, or switch notification modes, tap Other Shortcut

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Delete a keyboard shortcut

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap 1031-Settings1031-Settings Settings followed by Shortcuts and Speed Dial
  3. Tap and hold an existing keyboard shortcut
  4. Tap Delete

Appendix – Preloaded keyboard shortcuts

BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1 includes a variety of preloaded keyboard shortcuts that are listed below!

Got a question? Leave a comment and let me know!



Article source: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2015/01/how-to-create-a-custom-keyboard-shortcuts-using-blackberry-10-os-version-10-3-1/


How to subscribe to a public calendar (ICS)

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Are you looking for an easy way to stay on top of the Holidays and your favorite team’s schedule using your device’s calendar? If so, consider subscribing to public calendars (ICS) :)

First introduced in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, this feature allows you to subscribe to a public calendar that uses the ICS format. All you need to do is click on a public calendar (ICS) link within the Browser, which will result in your device asking if you’d like to subscribe to the calendar.

You can also subscribe to a public calendar manually – here’s how!

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap 1031-Settings1031-Settings Settings followed by Accounts
  3. Tap 1031-Subscribe1031-Subscribe Add Account followed by Subscribed Calendar
  4. In the Calendar Name field, enter a name for the calendar
  5. In the Server Address field, enter the address for the public calendar in ICS format.
  6. E.g. http://server/calendar.ics
  7. If required, enter an Email Address, Username and Password
  8. Tap Done

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Don’t forget you can color code your calendars so it’s easier to tell them apart whenever you are using the Calendar app. To do this, open the Calendar app, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap 1031-Settings1031-Settings Settings. Within this menu, tap Calendar Colors, then select the calendar you’d like to change to a different color.

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Got a question? Leave a comment and let me know!



Article source: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2015/01/how-to-subscribe-to-a-public-calendar-ics/


How to switch between multiple notification profiles with ease!

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Introduced in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1, a new feature has been added that allows you to quickly switch between your various notification profiles using the Quick Settings menu.

All it takes is opening the Quick Settings menu followed by tapping on the Notifications icon until your desired profile is selected.

To try this shortcut on your device, complete the following steps:

  1. While viewing the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap Settings followed by Notifications
  3. Tap Quick Settings
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  5. Check the profiles you’d like to add to your Quick Settings screen
  6. Tap Back when finished to save your changes

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Optionally, tap Rearrange to change the order of profiles

After doing this, tap the icon next to Notifications within Quick Settings to quickly switch between your notification profiles. For example, in the following screenshot, tap the red box a few times to cycle through the notification profiles you have checked during step 4.

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Don’t forget you can always access the Quick Settings menu from your home screen by swiping down with one finger, or within an app by swiping down from the top of the screen using two fingers :)

Got a question? Leave a comment and let me know!



Article source: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2015/01/how-to-switch-between-multiple-notification-profiles-with-ease/


BlackBerry Shines at CES 2015

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For a company that many had written off and left for dead, BlackBerry continues to innovate and work hard to remain a major player in the mobile industry. At CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada BlackBerry truly showed the world that they are indeed not going anywhere by unveiling multiple new innovations that will truly be RIMarkable in the coming year of 2015.

Here are some key take a ways from yesterday’s CES 2015 session where BlackBerry actually made headlines;

  • iOT (Internet of Things)- BlackBerry announced there platform which details a cloud based solution that will allow you to manage multiple devices and service cross platform. For more detailed information see this link iOT
  • BBM on Android Wear- This has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen from BlackBerry at CES. BBM will be available on multiple Android Wear devices early 2015. See details here BBMDroidWear
  • ATT- Yes that right, ATT and BlackBerry continues to have a good long standing relationship. This relationship just got a lot better with the announcement that ATT will offer the BlackBerry Classic and the ATT version of the BlackBerry Passport which features rounded edges unlike the initial release featuring the more squared edges of the Passport. Many people have voiced their displeasure with the change in design for ATT’s version of the Passport but I beg to differ on the issue. The fact that ATT is still truly supporting BlackBerry devices for consumers is good enough to warrant a design change in which looks pretty nice for the Passport. You can check out the full details here ATT PassportClassic
  • QNX – What more can be said about BlackBerry’s acquisition of QNX. This was a key business play and shows that the higher ups at BlackBerry are always looking for ways to keep the business positioned for future success. QNX is now used in over 50 million in car systems and with a 50% market share in mobile in dash car systems. BlackBerry QNX is truly the future of the mobile car in dash system industry. See more details here QNX 

BlackBerry is truly showing it resilience by continued innovation with new products and services. In the words of CEO John Chen, “The Brand is here to stay.”

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Rimarkable/~3/ik6e1QrlExI/


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