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How to set up a mobile hotspot using BlackBerry 10

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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

HotSpot-QuickSettings

HotSpot-QuickSettings

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!



Article source: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2014/07/how-to-set-up-a-mobile-hotspot-using-blackberry-10/


Are Makerspaces The Answer To Western Manufacturing? #NationOfMakers

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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.

Read the full article at Connectedly.com at this link.

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Classic BlackBerry App GPSLogger II Now Available On BlackBerry 10 Via Android

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Matthias Marquardt of the famed Emacberry has released a classic BlackBerry app, GPSLogger II, for BlackBerry 10 by first porting it to Android. It’s great to see the Android app play work out as some developers from the legacy OS would otherwise have been left out.

GPSLogger II is a straightforward app that tracks your physical movement over time. The app records information including your location, elevation and speed, as well as some other data. GPSLogger II is great because it’s vague enough that it can serve a myriad of purposes. If you’re an avid skier, athlete or someone into the Quantified Self, you’re bound to appreciate the simplicity and data that the app provides.

Download GPSLogger II for your BlackBerry 10 device at this link.

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Amazon Prime Music on BB10

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Take full advantage of the Amazon Prime Music app on BlackBerry 10. If you are a current Amazon Prime account holder you now have access to over 1 million songs add free. Amazon Prime Music is a nice streaming music application and offers a wide variety of options and settings in order for users to take full advantage of what Prime Music has to offer. Build your ultimate playlist, browse different genres, check out the best sellers, new releases and top singles all on your BlackBerry 10 device.

Now this is not a native built BlackBerry 10 application as Prime Music can be downloaded via the Amazon App Store. If you are currently on BlackBerry OS 10.2, you have the option to download and install the Amazon App Store on your device.

I have installed Prime Music and have been pretty impressed with the selection of music available. I will say that since the application is not native and is depending on BlackBerry’s Android Runtime, the application at times can be a little sluggish and not as smooth that I would like it to be compared to a native built BlackBerry 10 application.

BlackBerry has plans to improve the all-around performance of its run time application especially since the latest news of the BlackBerry Amazon deal. Word from CEO John Chen is that a maintenance update is coming for all BlackBerry 10 devices running OS 10.2. This update will bring some stabilization to Android Runtime on BB10.

I have out together a quick demo of Amazon Prime Music in action running on the BlackBerry z30 with OS 10.2. Check out the link below for more detailed information on Amazon Prime Music. Enjoy!

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GymTrack: A B2B Internet of Things Solution for Gyms

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GymTrack is an Internet of Things company that is targeting a B2B market rather than the typical B2C market that Internet of Things (IoT) companies are known for. It’s an interesting take on IoT and fitness that you don’t see too much of, and if the company can handle all of the headaches around scaling, it could be a hugely successful idea.

Read the full article at Connectedly.com.

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