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Sensassure is a connected diaper for the elderly that could save billions of dollars


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Sensassure is an early stage startup that has a really cool product with big implications. The product is a connected diaper with a sensor that tracks whether incontinent seniors have soiled themselves. Sure, it’s a bit of a gross problem to tackle, but it’s a problem that’s becoming increasingly important as the North American population ages.

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How to save precious moments using BBM Chat History



Did you know that BBM offers you the ability to save the history of your chats with other BBM contacts?

By default, this feature isn’t turned on, but flip a switch within your BBM settings and you can view previously sent and received BBM messages with all of your BBM contacts.

For example, if you don’t have BBM Chat History enabled, your message is removed from your device when you end a chat. If you enable Save Chat History, when you close and re-open a BBM chat with a contact, a history of your conversation appears—just scroll up to review.

I use this feature so I always have the ability to go back and reference something a contact sent me in the past, or whenever I want to put a smile on my face by reviewing love notes I’ve sent back and forth with my wife. Call me cheesy, I don’t care!

Use the following the steps for your device to turn on BBM Chat History. I’ve also included steps on how you can copy a conversation and share it via email, or copy it to another application on your device so you can always look back on your chats :D

How to turn on BBM Chat History

BBM for BlackBerry 10

  1. Open BBM and swipe down from the top of the screen
  2. Tap BBMHistory-SettingsBB10BBMHistory-SettingsBB10 Settings
  3. Set Save Chat History to On

BBM for Android and iPhone

  1. Open BBM
  2. Tap BBMHistory-ActionBB10BBMHistory-ActionBB10 followed by BBMHistory-SettingsBB10BBMHistory-SettingsBB10 Settings
  3. Set Save Chat History to On

BBM for Windows Phone

  1. Open BBM and tap BBMHistory-SettingsWindowsBBMHistory-SettingsWindows
  2. Tap settings followed by chats
  3. Set Save Chat History to On

Note: BBM for BlackBerry 10, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone can show up to 10,000 message for each contact. 

BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry OS

If you use BlackBerry Messenger on a BlackBerry OS device, you can scroll up and view previously sent and received messages in addition to saving your BBM Chat History within your device storage.

  1. Open BlackBerry Messenger
  2. Press BBMHistory-MenuBBOSBBMHistory-MenuBBOS followed by Options
  3. Set Save Chat History to Device

To view the Chat History that was saved to your device memory, connect your BlackBerry OS device to a computer that has BlackBerry Desktop Software installed and navigate to /home/user/im/BlackBerry Messenger//history/

Copy or email your BBM chat history

In addition to BBM Chat history, you also have the option of copying and emailing your chat history. While viewing a conversation, press BBMHistory-ActionBB10BBMHistory-ActionBB10 and select Copy Chat or Email Chat. If you are using BBM for BlackBerry OS, press BBMHistory-MenuBBOSBBMHistory-MenuBBOS followed by Copy Chat or Email Chat and finally, for those using BBM for Windows Phone, tap BBMHistory-SettingsWindowsBBMHistory-SettingsWindows instead followed by tapping copy chat or email chat.

Bonus—BBM Group Chat History options

By default BBM Group Chat History is retained for 1 day but you can optionally extend this to a few days, weeks, or forever.

To do this using BBM for BlackBerry 10, Android or iPhone, open a BBM Group chat , tap BBMHistory-ActionBB10BBMHistory-ActionBB10 followed by Chat History. Within this screen, select the length of time you’d like to keep messages for: 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, or forever.

To do this using BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry OS, press BBMHistory-MenuBBOSBBMHistory-MenuBBOS followed by Chat Options.

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Wallpaper Changer HD



Yesterday I jumped on an opportunity to download and install Wallpaper Changer HD for BlackBerry 10. I happen to get a discount code which allowed me to get the application for free which was great. Once the application was installed I was immediately satisfied with the overall look, feel and options of Wallpaper Changer HD.

I posted some screen shots late last night on Twitter via Blaq and got a lot of followers asking me where I got the app and the wallpaper.

I decided to put together a quick demo video to show some of the uses of the app and the options to customize as needed. Check out the video below and I also provided some details and a link to download the application via BlackBerry World.

Right now take advantage of the limited time sale price of 50% off. Wallpaper Changer HD is normally $1.99 so I would jump on this deal quick!

*** LIMITED TIME SALE PRICE 50% OFF! *** Wallpaper Changer HD is now headless, you no longer need to keep the active frame open. (OS 10.2.1 and above)  Always keep your home screen looking fresh and new. Now with the added Super Bar featured Wallpaper Changer is the ultimate home and lock screen customization tool! There is no other app like it. 

Don’t have any wallpapers or looking for some new ones? Download over 100 high-definition wallpaper packs right from within the app!  The Super Bar is a new and unique feature to display additional information below the status bar on your home screen (and on the lock screen). At a quick glance you and see your battery status, weather, date and more.

You can configure many options including disabling the Super Bar to use just the wallpaper function, or you can disable the wallpaper function to just use the Super Bar. 

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Getting Started for BBM for Windows Phone


BBM_FeaturedBBM_FeaturedAre you using a Windows Phone? If so you can download BBM and connect with your friends and family around the world for free.

To help you get started here are a few things you’ll want to know!

Step 1 – Make sure BBM supports your device

In order to install BBM you’ll need to be using Windows Phone 8.0 or later.

To see what version of Windows Phone you are using, complete the following steps.

  1. On Start, swipe left to the Application list
  2. Tap Settings About More Info
  3. Look for the Software field and verify it says Windows Phone 8.0 or later

Step 2 – Download and install BBM for Windows Phone

Using your Windows Phone click here to be taken to the Windows Phone store where you can download BBM.

Step 3 – Sign into BBM using a BlackBerry ID

In order to use BBM, you’ll need a BBID (BlackBerry ID). Simply put, a BBID is an account that serves as your login to BBM on Windows Phone. What’s really convenient is that your BBM contact list and other BBM details are linked to your BBID. With your contact list linked to your BBID, you no longer have to manually backup and restore your BBM contact list when you switch devices.If you don’t have your device on you right now you can still create a BlackBerry ID by visiting

Don’t forget to confirm your email address as well otherwise you will run into trouble if you forget your password and try to reset it. To do this complete the following steps.

  1. Tap BBM-WindowsMenuBBM-WindowsMenu  settings general
  2. Tap your BlackBerry ID and sign in when prompted
  3. Beside the Email Status field, tap Confirm my email
  4. In the BlackBerry ID email that you receive, click the confirm email link and follow the instructions.

In the event you do forget your BlackBerry ID password, check out the following KB articles.

  • KB34776 – Resetting the BlackBerry ID password using the password recovery question for BBM for Windows Phone
  • KB35103 - How to reset the BlackBerry ID account on BBM for Windows Phone if the Password Recovery Answer is unknown

Finally, for those that used BBM on a BlackBerry smartphone in the past, you may be able to restore your contacts provided your BBID was associated with a BlackBerry smartphone running BBM 7.0 or later. If this applies to you, when you log in to BBM using that BBID, you will be prompted to restore your contacts :D

Step 4 – BBM tips!

To make sure you get the most out of BBM here are a few things you’ll want to know.

What is a BBM PIN and how can I find mine?

A PIN is a unique identifier used in BBM that is automatically generated when you log in to BBM for the first time. If you want to invite someone to be a BBM contact, give them your PIN, or ask for theirs. It’s a neat way to connect with people without having to give them personal information like your email address or phone number. You can also add a new contact on BBM by showing them your PIN Barcode (this looks like a QR code), rather than having to type out the PIN number. After your friend scans your PIN Barcode, you’ll be added to each other’s contact lists. Again, no personal information is exchanged, just your unique PINs.

To find your BBM PIN, tap your BBM picture. To view your barcode, tap on your BBM picture followed by tapping BBM-BarCodeBBM-BarCode barcode along the bottom toolbar.

How do I change my BBM name, status or picture?

After signing in to BBM, tap your picture or name along the top banner and do any of the following:

To change your BBM display name andor status:

  1. Tap your display name or picture
  2. Enter your new display name
  3. In the What’s on your mind? field, type a status.
  4. To save your changes, tap BBM-Name-SaveBBM-Name-Save

To change your BBM picture:

  1. Tap on your display name or picture
  2. Tap your current picture and choose one of the following options:
    • Take a photo
    • Albums
    • Sample Pictures
  3. To save your changes, tap BBM-Name-SaveBBM-Name-Save

To change and save a custom status:

  1. Tap on your BBM display name followed by tapping Edit Status Message
  2. Tap BBM-Status-PlusBBM-Status-Plus and type a status that you want to save and use again
  3. To show the busy icon BBM-BusyBBM-Busy beside your name when you select the status, turn on the Show busy icon switch
  4. Tap BBM-Status-SaveBBM-Status-Save
  5. Tap your custom status to use it as your status

To edit or delete a status that you created, repeat step 1 and touch and hold the status

How can I invite my friends to join BBM?

You can add contacts to BBM by scanning a BBM barcode, typing a BBM PIN, or by selecting a contact on your device and sending them an invite via email or text.

  1. On the contacts screen, tap BBM-AddContactBBM-AddContact  add contact  BBM-InviteBBM-Invite invite
  2. Tap one of the following:
    • Invite by Email
    • Invite by SMS
    • Invite by PIN
    • Invite by Barcode Scan
  3. Follow the on screen instructions

To view your BBM contacts or pending invitations, on the contacts screen, tap BBM-AddContactBBM-AddContact and scroll to the sent or received screen.

What do the various icons mean?

During a chat, the BBM-SentBBM-Sent next to a message indicates that your message has been sent. After the message is delivered to your contact’s phone the check mark changes to BBM-DeliveredBBM-Delivered. For example, if you message someone and their device isn’t turned on, your messages will show a check mark until your contact turns on their device again. When your contact reads the message, BBM-ReadBBM-Read appears next to the message.

Some of the other icons you’ll see include:

  • BBM-UnreadBBM-Unread Unread message in a chat
  • BBM-PingBBM-Ping Ping message
  • BBM-FileSentReceivedBBM-FileSentReceived File has been sent or received
  • BBM-BroadcastBBM-Broadcast Unread broadcast message
  • BBM-BusyBBM-Busy A contact has set their status to busy
  • BBM-DraftBBM-Draft Draft message
  • BBM-NotSentBBM-NotSent You message hasn’t been sent yet (Tip: Verify your device is connected to the Internet)

What sounds can I set for BBM?

BBM uses the current sound settings for your device. You can change the volume to adjust how loud the classic BBM tone plays. To customize your notifications tap BBM-WindowsMenuBBM-WindowsMenu  settings notifications.

How do I back up my BBM contacts?

When you sign in to BBM on Windows Phone using a BlackBerry ID, your contacts will be backed up automatically. If you log into a different device using the same BlackBerry ID, you’ll be prompted to restore your contact list.

Can I use BBM on multiple devices at the same time?

BBM supports one device at a time, so avoid installing BBM onto other devices and signing in using the same BBID. If you would like to use BBM on multiple devices, consider creating an additional BlackBerry ID with a separate email address.

Step 5 – Spread the word and get assistance

After getting BBM set up on your device, make sure you check out the invite tools we’ve provided at, or simply share the link and encourage your friends to install BBM :)

In the event you have a question about BBM for Windows Phone, pop by the BlackBerry Support Community Forums or send a tweet to @BlackBerryHelp or @BBM.

To learn more make sure you check out the BBM for Windows Phone user guide as well!

Happy Chatting!

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