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How to Side Load PlayBook Apps (Windows Only)


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RIM seems to be going the way of Apple in some respects by forcing all PlayBook downloads to go through App World. For developers and users who want to get the apps on their PlayBook without using App World, there’s a side loading process that should help you out. The following guide comes courtesy of CMY in the Support Forums, who has been gracious to type up some instructions and distribute a .bat file you’ll need. Click through for the guide. Remember, this is only for Windows.
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How to Clear the BlackBerry App World Cache and View Updated App List


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BlackBerry App World caches data on your device which will result in your App World not displaying the most recent content. In order to check something like the latest apps in the featured carousel, you’ll have to clear the cache. RIM has published an article in their knowledge base explaining how to clear the cache and it’s complicated. It’s the smartphone equivalent of the Konami Code.
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Beginner’s Guide: How to Create a Basic Animated BlackBerry Theme


The following is a tutorial on how to create a basic BlackBerry theme. This guide was developed by Indra Gunawan, member of ID-GTF, a Blackberry theme community in Indonesia (GTF is short for Garage Theme Factory. This is a basic tutorial that uses the CreepyBerry theme as an example. This is the first in many tutorials that include topics such as how to make a theme in different styles such as hidden dock, ring, J-scroll and more. These have been translated from Indonesian, and feel free to use the comments section to ask for help.
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How To Setup Google Apps for Your Company and BlackBerry


Recently, I shut down my Rackspace service and switched the company to Google Apps. While some users have complained that BIS email is slow, I’ve noticed a very manageable difference in delivery times for BIS versus BES. Also, whatever features I have lost in terms of contact sync and email delivery, I have definitely made up for in savings. Sure, there are some setbacks with Google Apps in terms of user experience, and I no longer have FANATICAL support, but with savings of $150-$200 per month, I’m happy with my choice. Here is a guide for anyone looking to migrate over to Google Apps.
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BlackBerry Help: How to Install Apps on your BlackBerry


Every day a new BlackBerry user is born and they may be coming from the feature phone world and have never before downloaded an app. If you’re a regular reader of BlackBerry Cool, you’re very familiar with the app downloading process, so feel free to skip the post or offer more helpful tips.
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How To Upgrade Your BlackBerry OS Software 2010 Version



Since Simon first published How To Upgrade Your BlackBerry OS, there have been a ton of updates and questions from BlackBerry Cool readers, so I thought it would be good to republish with new tips and put everything on a single page.
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