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How to Torrent with your BlackBerry with minimal data usage


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With file sharing BitTorrent site ThePirateBay.org in the news lately, I can’t help but think of how to best harness the power of BitTorrent from your BlackBerry device.

When I began exploring the issue, I was keen on the idea of bypassing the PC altogether and downloading files straight to my device. Unfortunately, my search for a BitTorrent client for the BlackBerry OS came up negative. A native BitTorrent client (if available) would be useful to the few users with robust data plans, the latest devices and a large memory cards. Also, with all the wireless security and firewalls the BlackBerry has built in, it may be a bit difficult to develop a client.
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Control your PC and media center with your BlackBerry


MobiMouse allows you to turn your BlackBerry into a wired or wireless mouse and keyboard. With support for USB, Bluetooth, WiFi and mobile, there are a variety of ways to connect. With MobiMouse, you can launch and control Windows Media Player, iTunes, PowerPoint, or even a DVR application right from your BlackBerry. You can also assign shortcuts to close an application, open the default Browser, Task Manger, and more.

The installation was a breeze, and didn’t even require a reset on my BlackBerry. Now, you have to make sure that you download the file onto your computer, too, as you have to install a small application on any computer you want to use with MobiMouse. From there, it’s a piece of cake.
Click through to read how to control your computer and media with MobiMouse

How to set up your BlackBerry as a drive on your PC (ASK JOE)


“My Blackberry won’t show up on my PC Explorer as a drive.”

Chances are that this option is just disabled. You can check by going to Options then Memory. Make sure that Mass Storage Mode Support is set to “On” and Auto Enable Mass Storage Mode When Connected is set to Prompt or Yes. If for some reason these options are enabled then we may need to have a follow up question and answer. Let us know if this works for you in the comments.

Thanks for the question Steve B.


(This answer was provided by the Ask BlackBerry Joe column. If you have a BlackBerry question, leave it for me in the comments.)