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Bacon on BlackBerry: Themes, Skype, and ringtones

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Jeff BaconMagmic’s very own Jeff Bacon comes in for another round of Bacon on BlackBerry to answer a few troublesome issues folks have been having. As ever, themes and ringtones are on the chopping block, along with Skype compatability, getting your calendar on the home screen and how to change your background. Sound like anything you need help with? Sit back and bask in the Yoda-esque wisdom of Bacon

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Bacon on BlackBerry: Ringtones, trackballs and Outlook (oh my!)

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Jeff BaconIt’s been a long time since we’ve seen an update from Magmic‘s BlackBerry guru, Jeff Bacon, but that’s because he’s been hard at work this summer with Bacon family barbeques in his backyard plunging the depths of RIM’s inner sanctum looking for answers to your most pressing questions. So sit back and take a load off, as our BlackBerry expert regales you with stories of glowing trackballs and the dreaded ‘red X’. Oooh, spooky.

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Bacon On BlackBerry: theme issues, Outlook issues, more issues

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Q: Good evening. I have a BB 8100 sim lock to O2. How can I download the Vodafone Today theme?

A: The theme’s don’t depend on sim-locking or anything else. You just need the COD files that contain the theme and you need to copy them to your device. BlackBerryCool did an article a long time ago describing how to put themes on.

Finding the Vodafone theme might be tricky but I’m sure it’s been posted on some forum on the ‘net if you search for it. For other themes, check out bplay.com as we have 10 unique themes are will be adding many more in the future.

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Bacon on BlackBerry returns

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Nice to see our help expert and Magmic BlackBerry guru Jeff Bacon back in the driver’s seat (insider tip: he sits on phone books to see over the wheel) with a new installment of Bacon on BlackBerry. Have a ‘Berry query that you just can’t handle? Drop Bacon a note at bacon [at] blackberrycool.com and he’ll make everything right. Or die trying. Good to see you again, Jeff.

Q: I need to wipe the memory clean off a Pearl that I am selling. How do I do this?

A: The Desktop Manager is the easiest tool for this. Open the Application Loader. Click ‘Next’ on the list of applications. Click the ‘Advanced’ button and check off both checkboxes. On the next screen, make sure to select ‘Do not automatically backup and restore the device applications data during the loading process’. Click ‘Next’ through to the end of the dialogs and it will wipe your device.

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Bacon on BlackBerry: SIM cards, navigation systems, and more

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We’re happy to see Magmic’s BlackBerry know-it-all Jeff Bacon again. This week, he handles questions that cover the gamut, giving answers on SIM card queries, navigation systems, Skype, and more. If you’ve got an issue that you just can’t figure out, shoot a note to bacon@blackberrycool.com and check back to see if the guru has tackled your question with ease. Thanks, Jeff.

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Bacon on BlackBerry: OS issues, BES issues, and more

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You folks have a lot of issues. Thankfully, Magmic’s Jeff Bacon can put his own aside for a bit each week and lend a hand and give some answers on your BlackBerry woes. Have a question for Bacon? Drop him a note at bacon@blackberrycool.com and be sure to check back to see if he’s tackled your problem with one hand – he really is that strong. Thanks, Jeff.

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