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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac Version 2.1 Now Available

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BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac v2.1 includes media sync support for the BlackBerry PlayBook. In addition to being able to drag and drop files directly to BlackBerry PlayBook over USB or WiFi, you can now use Desktop Software for Mac to sync music, photos and videos with iTunes and iPhoto over USB.

Grab the latest version of Desktop Manager for Mac at blackberry.com/mac.

BlackBerry Desktop Software Updated with PlayBook Support

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The BlackBerry Desktop Software has been updated and there are a few additional preferences and some performance improvements. The major part of this update is that the Desktop Software now includes PlayBook support. With the PlayBook having file sharing over WiFi, as well as the ability to update over the air, hopefully users don’t have to plug the device in much. These devices need to be untethered to the desktop and the desktop software just seems a little antiquated. Nonetheless, it’s good to see the update.

Grab the desktop software update by clicking “update” in the app.

Leaked BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0.1.13

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 is a decent upgrade from the previous version of Desktop Manager but it still needs a little ways to go. The latest version supports 6.0 devices and is meant to make the experience a little more user friendly. In the latest leaked version of 6.0, you’ll find:

  • Microsoft Outlook & Exchange 2010 64-bit are now supported
  • Administrator silent install
  • Organizer sync improved
  • Wi-Fi sync streaming now supported for over SSL (BlackBerry 6)

You can grab the latest leaked version from MegaUpload or from hotfile.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 Leaked Online!

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The BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 was recently announced in the Beta Zone but a lot of users in the forums were saying that they had not received their invite. A leaked version of the software is now available so if you’re feeling a little adventurous, you don’t have to wait for an invite from RIM.
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BlackBerry Master Control Program Version 0.9.3.0 Beta 6 Review

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BlackBerry Master Control Program (MCP) is a power tool that allows you to easily load/save/erase any module you want, take screenshots of your device, turn the radio on or off, synchronize the time on your device to your PC, reset to factory settings (remove IT policies), perform a handheld wipe, optimize (in real time) or install any BlackBerry OS. The latest version is 0.9.3.0 Beta 6 and it’s truly a handy piece of software. The software bills itself as being made for “moderate to advanced” users and I would put myself closer to the moderate end of the scale. Bear this in mind when reading the review.

User Interface

When you boot up MCP, it’s a little overwhelming. The menu structure of MCP is quite unique, with 15 icons that can be toggled with either a left, right or middle click. It’s an interesting approach but I find it’s not the most efficient. It’s not easy to remember what each icon represents, let alone the corresponding mouse action. In general, the menu structure and navigation is really text-based, and that slows down the software. To address this issue, MCP has included shortcut keys. If you right click the MCP tray icon you will see a menu that shows all of the hotkeys for navigation. Personally, I still find these hotkeys difficult to remember, but they definitely help. With a more visual UI and navigation system, everything could be done a lot faster.

To view the list of hotkeys, see the MCP site.
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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 Screenshot Leaked

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A screenshot of BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 has been leaked and the UI looks great. It reminds me of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, with a simple menu structure and device information readily available. There is a podcast feature available on the left column, which will hopefully be useful for managing podcasts. Version 6.0 of Desktop Manager is rumored to launch with OS 6.0.

Speaking of BlackBerry Desktop Manager, version 5.0.1.37 is now available for download.