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Category Archives: BlackBerry

Kejri effect and it’s spreading tentacles.

What is Kejri effect?

Kejri effect is a new addition to vocabulary of Indian English. Kejri effect means reckless lies in shape of false promises which the promissory is neither in position to fulfill nor has the intention to do. so. It is an inducement to sway the decision in favour of Promisor who shall be called ‘Kejri‘ for the sake of brevity.

Selecting a lawyer.

A friend called up last Sunday. His problem was that he was an educated person who had a case pending in a distant High Court and that he had a good case on merits as well as law. Case was continuing for over a decade and inspite of changing several lawyers there was no conclusion. As we discussed the friend confessed that it appears that he has been duped by lawyers in the past who promised like Kejri but simply could not deliver at all. This problem made me realize that we have new word in our thesaurus. Just to be through let me share the advice I gave to the friend. My advice to him was. Continue reading

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Iphone 5: A dangerous security risk.

Iphone 5 black.

Iphone 5.

Gross data insecurity in iPhone.

And you thought your expensive iPhone is secured?

You were entirely wrong. What is secured is the operating system but not the data or at least not the entire data.

Here it was. A sleek black iPhone 5 with OS 6.1.3 gifted to me by a friend who had fallen in love with her iPhone due to its simplicity and ease in use. With usual scepticism for all expensive gadgets I started using it and the smoothness of operations even with all apps running, was most impressive. There was no lag in the camera shutter. Pictures had far more depth and details than expected. Most apps similar to Android were available and certainly far more than Blackberry. Fonts are sharp, even if smaller. No usual ruggedness of Android. But that was end of it.

iPhone data especially camera pictures vulnerable:

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Blackberry OS 10: An admission of guilt and punishment to loyalty.

Blackberry OS 10:

Blackberry has finally come out with a survival plan. A new OS 10. New models of phones Z10 and Q10. I wonder what the alphabet stand for. Perhaps Z for ‘Last’ attempt at touchscreen type OS. While Q may stand for ‘Question mark’ on continuing with qwerty keyboard.
Many good reviews are already on the net which give detail review of features of OS. Here is a review from the perspective of a consumer called upon to decide if it is a time to shift his loyalty away from Blackberry.
OS 10 is based on QNX which is a Unix like OS. It is the same platform on which all the previous touch devices of Blackberry were based. Take a look: Continue reading


Blackberry contacts backup without BIS or app

Backing up the Contacts/Address book on black berry phone without Blackberry Internet Services or Desktop Software:

Desktop Software from Blackberry provides an option to sync contacts with the Windows contacts but I do not use Windows. It does not provide for backing up of the contacts as a stand alone file. Now with Gmail Sync gone dead. It may be a problem on some rainy day if the phone crashes. Searching for an app to sync or backup the contacts, I came across several apps in App Store, but none was working properly. For example:

JUMP Backup: works only on phones sold by Jump phones in USA. Wirefly had very poor review. Not a single user recommended it.  Phonebook For Ever is a browser-based contacts web site in which each contact has to be manually typed/added. (Some pre-cloud/CSI technology) Contact Backup by Droid Mobile does back up the contacts for free but it retains the xls file which can not be opened or sent in unpaid version. In fact it can not be known if this file would be readable in paid version as well. Hence I did not go beyond trying the unpaid version.

There are many paid apps but there is no way to know if any will work. Especially when few apps actually deliver what they promise. A Paid apps called Backup Contacts by Amaira Soft, creates numerous vcard or vcf files in a folder on media card. It charges a meager amount of Rs. 37/- for this service but it is not worth it. Why? Because there is a simple solution like this, without any app.

Solution

Backing up contacts

This solution backs up the entire phone book via bluetooth and no app or BIS or anything is required except another device with bluetooth. If properly setup, just one click is required. Continue reading


BlackBerry WeatherTrax from JaredCo has problems!

Unlike Android, BlackBerry has no native program for Weather Check. Jared and Company provides a free program called ‘WeatherTrax’ . However it has a problem giving weather. It appears that it gets confused between the minimum temperature and current temperature, some times. See the snapshots below:New Delhi Weather 01 Jan 2013 New Delhi Weather 07 Jan 2013It may be noted that low temperature is higher than the current temperature on both occasions. In first snapshot low was 11 and current was 6. Similarly in the second, the low was 8 but current was 3 degrees Celsius. This is apparently some anomaly which needs to be fixed.

For the record, fog and cold weather has certainly hit hard, the life in New Delhi. While everything is normal the weather is not. Fog greets at all the places. Visibility is OK after sunrise rather at 8.00 AM onwards. This is a picture taken at about 10.45 AM:

New Delhi in fog on 7 Jan 2013 at 11.00 AM

The sunlight could be seen today at 11.00 AM. This picture (like the above one) was shot from Blackberry 9220 just when sun rays hit the ground:

New Delhi in fog and sunsight on Jan 7 2013.BTW traffic on this road is always thin. It is not because of fog. Elsewhere it is the usual chaos.

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