Monday, June 22, 2009

Use Blackberry Curve (8330) as Modem

UPDATE: 9/4/2011:
The option to start using your phone as a modem is no longer available via the app. You must call Verizon after downloading the app and have them start it for you.

Get your data usage here:

To use the app, your phone must be tethered via cable to laptop (or Blutooth can work too).

VZAccess Manager 
  1. Ensure you are using the latest version of VZAccess Manager. Visit VZAccess Manager's website to download the newest software. 
    • If using an older version of VZAccess Manager, you may encounter errors trying to connect. If this occurs, settings in specific versions of VZAccess Manager may need to be changed.
    • In VZAccess Manager, select Options.
    • Select Preferences.
    • Click on the Get Access tab.
    • Select DayPass or Trial Service.
    • Click OK
  2. Run VZAccess Manager and follow screen prompts for activation. 
  3. Complete the Account Information & Billing Address fields. 
  4. For payment, select Pay with Credit Card or Pay with Verizon Wireless Gift Card or DayPass Card. 
  5. Enter your Credit Card information or Gift Card/DayPass Card Number and PIN from the back of your DayPass card. Click Submit
  6. Click Disconnect
  7. Close browser.
  8. Click Start, then VZAccess Manager, then Connect.

AccuWeather - Favorite Blackberry Weather App

Friday, June 19, 2009

Outlook Reminders Stopped Working - How to Fix

Enabling the Calendar & Task Reminders
Go to Tools > Options > Other > Advanced Options > Reminder Options
Click on the “display the Reminder check box”

Thanks to (and more good recommendations): 

Another option: from run:  outlook.exe /cleanreminders

Change Signature for Blackberry Email Account

Pair Plantronics 510 Bluetooth headset to your Bluetooth phone

1) Turn on Bluetooth within your phone - Consult phone instruction booklet
2) Put phone into pairing mode - Consult phone instruction booklet
3) Put headset into pairing mode - With headset on, press and hold call button and
the volume up simultaneously until the headset begins to flash red and blue.
4) Select "Add new device" on your phone.
5) Select the Plantronics headset when prompted. Enter "0000" as passcode.
6) Your 510 headset will now have a continuous blue light blinking.
7) Choose "Yes" if your phones asks if you want to bond to the 510 headset.
8) Your phone is now paired with the Plantronics 510 headset and ready for use.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Google Mobile App for Blackberry

Go to on your BlackBerry's browser. Download one by one (scroll down and you'll see that option) if problems.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dual Monitors - Mirror Image

Right Click on your Desktop
Select "NVIDIA Control Panel" (not "Personalize"!)
Under "Display" Select "Set up Dual Monitors", then "Clone"

Else in Windows 7:
Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Display > Screen Resolution > Detect

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Monday, June 15, 2009

How to Restore the Missing Show Desktop Icon on the Quick Launch Toolbar

This is for Windows Vista:

Explorer search: "show desktop"
Drag to Quick Launch toolbar

You can also use these methods to 'show desktop':

  • Press the Windows logo key+D on your keyboard.
  • Right-click the Windows taskbar, and then click Show the Desktop or click Show Open Windows.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

No sound on TV from HDM

This works and came straight from the link below.

"All you have to do is connect the cable and get (the) picture coming through the TV, and then right click on your sound settings in the bottom right, next to your clock. Click on 'Playback Devices' you should have an option for 'SPDIF Interface'. Single left-click on it and underneath next to properties click on 'Set Default'.
Now close your Youtube, or browser, or music program or anything active that sends out sound and restart your youtube or whatever and you'll get sound through your TV."

DV2500t No sound from HDMI - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Clear Windows Temp Folders

Start | Run | %temp%

Monday, June 1, 2009

How To Create PDF Files For Free

Also, look at these:
  • PDF Creator. This is a great, free (open source) program that installs a virtual PDF printer for you. An excellent set of features.
  • OpenOffice. OpenOffice has an export to PDF feature built in. A great general office suite.
or here:
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