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Five Tip Friday – BlackBerry 10.2.1 Hub Tips


It’s been a while but today marks the return of Five Tip Friday! To kick things off, here are five must know tips that can help increase your productivity when you are in the BlackBerry Hub.

Make sure you leave a comment and let me know if you are looking for tips in specific areas as well :)

Single messages or conversations? You decide!


FTF-1021-Hub-ConvoEvery time I set up a new device or offer tips to a friend this item is one of the first I mention because I find it helps to see the entire conversation and avoid missing a response sent earlier.

  1. In the BlackBerry hub, tap FTF1021-Hub-3DotFTF1021-Hub-3Dot  FTF1021-Hub-GearFTF1021-Hub-Gear Settings Display and Actions
  2. In the Display Style drop-down list, tap Conversation

Jump to the next or previous message

Make sure you try this gesture because it can save you a lot of taps back and forth whenever you are sorting through messages.

  1. Slowly slide your finger from the left edge of the message to the right to peek at your list of messages
  2. While holding the message open, slide your finger up or down to highlight the next or previous message in the list
  3. To open the highlighted message, release your finger

Adjust your account’s Sync Timeframe

For some types of email accounts, the default timeframe that your BlackBerry device initially syncs email is 30 days in the past.

  1. To change this setting, on the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap FTF1021-Hub-GearFTF1021-Hub-Gear Settings Accounts
  3. Tap the email account
  4. In the Sync Timeframe drop-down list, tap an option, and then tap Save

Delete messages on your device, device, and server—or get a prompt

A popular BlackBerry OS feature was added in BlackBerry OS version 10.2 so make sure you take advantage of it! Simply put, you can control whether or not messages are deleted only on your device, your device and mail server, or get a prompt each time on where you’d like to delete the message. This makes reconciling your mailbox really easy if you use multiple email clientsdevices!

  1. While viewing the BlackBerry Hub, tap FTF1021-Hub-3DotFTF1021-Hub-3Dot in the lower-right corner
  2. Tap FTF1021-Hub-GearFTF1021-Hub-Gear Settings, and then tap Display and Actions
  3. Tap Delete On, and then select your desired option
    • Handheld Only
    • Handheld and Server
    • Prompt
  4. Tap Back to save your changes

Rearrange the order of accounts in the BlackBerry Hub

You can change the order in which the BlackBerry Hub displays the accounts in the Account tab. For example, you can move your favorite accounts or the accounts that you use most frequently to the top of the list.

  1. In the BlackBerry Hub, tap FTF1021-Hub-3DotFTF1021-Hub-3Dot  FTF1021-Hub-GearFTF1021-Hub-Gear  Hub Management
  2. Tap FTF1021-Hub-RearrangeFTF1021-Hub-Rearrange
  3. Touch and hold an account, then slide your finger up or down to change where the account appears in the list of accounts in the Account tab
  4. Tap the FTF1021-Hub-SaveCheckFTF1021-Hub-SaveCheck icon to save your changes

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The Red Dot Say’s BlackBerry is Beautiful



When it comes to a well built, well designed smart phone BlackBerry has always presented a beautiful device. One of my most favorite designs was the BlackBerry Bold 9900. That device just had luxury all over the build of the phone and still to this day I marvel at how beautifully built the 9900 was and still is.

With the release of BlackBerry 10 along came the Z10, this design was smooth and basic. All black with a  with nice rounded edges and as an introductory phone for BB10 it proved to be one that would catch the eye and have people saying things like, “that’s a BlackBerry?” 

After the initial launch of BB10 then came the BlackBerry Q10. Now coming from the Bold 9900 and the Q10 on target to be my 1st BB10 physical keyboard device, I was more than satisfied with the design. The form factor, size, color and the detail in between the keys just made me fall instantly in love with the Q10. The smooth rounded edges and carbon back plate made this phone an instant beauty.

After the Q10 was released, BlackBerry then released its second physical keyboard device the Q5. The BlackBerry Q5 to me was like a little sister to the Q10 but just as pretty. The Q5′s face stood out more and the keyboard design was different which added a nice flare to the overall design of the device.

Then came the awesome BlackBerry Z30. Much bigger than the Z10, the Z30 proved to be a head turner that caught the eye of all that was blessed to have laid their eyes on this device. The Z30 has to be in my top 3 BlackBerry phones ever built.

It was recently announced that the BlackBerry Z30, Q10 and Q5 have won 3 Red Dot Awards for high quality design and build. These phones will be recognized at the Red Dot Awards Gala in Essen, Germany.

Congratulations BlackBerry, this award is well deserved.



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How to set up a mobile hotspot using BlackBerry 10


When you use Mobile Hotspot mode on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, you create a Wi-Fi network that other Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect to so that they can use the Internet through your mobile network connection. This feature lets you connect your devices to the Internet anywhere that your BlackBerry device has a mobile network connection, but because this feature uses the mobile network, you might incur high data charges.

Here’s how you can set up your Mobile Hotspot mode as well as add it to your Quick Settings menu ;)

Note: Additional charges may apply to use Mobile Hotspot mode so check your data plan for applicable rates or contact your wireless service provider. You are responsible for mobile hotspot use as well and are advised to ensure that connected devices use this service legally.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen
  2. Tap HotSpot-SettingsHotSpot-Settings Settings Network Connections Mobile Hotspot
  3. Complete the instructions on the screen if you’ve never used Mobile Hotspot mode before (Read these screens carefully as they provide important information about the Mobile Hotspot feature such as mobile hotspot name and password.)
  4. Set the Mobile Hotspot switch to On
  5. Select your Mobile Hotspot name on the device you want to connect to your mobile hotspot, as if you were connecting to any other Wi-Fi network

After you set up a mobile hotspot, plug your smartphone into a power source because this feature uses battery power. If you don’t plug in, your smartphone automatically turns off the Mobile Hotspot feature if no traffic to or from the mobile network occurs during a set amount of time. To customize the inactivity timer on your mobile hotspot, review the following steps.

Find and edit mobile hotspot settings

You will configure most of the settings for your mobile hotspot the first time you turn on Mobile Hotspot mode, but you can change these settings later when you aren’t using the Mobile Hotspot feature.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen
  2. Tap HotSpot-SettingsHotSpot-Settings Settings Network Connections Mobile Hotspot
  3. Tap HotSpot-ConfigureHotSpot-Configure



Add a mobile hotspot shortcut to the quick-settings menu

For fast access to your mobile hotspot, consider adding it to the quick-settings menu. Doing so allows you to turn your mobile hotspot on or off using a single tap.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen
  2. Tap Settings Quick Settings
  3. Select the check box next to Mobile Hotspot

After you add the shortcut, tap the Hotspot icon HotSpot-IconHotSpot-Icon to quickly turn this feature on or off. To edit your mobile hotspot settings if needed, tap Hotspot instead.

Disconnect a device from your mobile hotspot

After you disconnect a device from your mobile hotspot, you must start a new session in Mobile Hotspot mode if you want to connect the device again.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the home screen
  2. Tap HotSpot-SettingsHotSpot-Settings Settings Network Connections Mobile Hotspot
  3. Tap the name of the device that you want to disconnect from your mobile hotspot
  4. Tap HotSpot-DisconnectHotSpot-Disconnect

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

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Are Makerspaces The Answer To Western Manufacturing? #NationOfMakers


This week, the White House hosted its first Maker Faire and announced that Americans need “to be makers of things, not just consumers of things.” While we have always had engineers, hobbyists and tinkers, the maker movement is taking off. Reasons for the recent maker community growth is likely due to economies of scale reducing hardware costs, software becoming more versatile, and recent innovations like 3D printers.

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