Category: Productivity

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Conference Call with a BlackBerry

We periodically encounter situations where another person needs to join your phone conversation. “Dialing someone in” to quickly communicate an idea or reach a consensus can be more practical (or necessary) than scheduling a formal conference call sometime in the future. Attendee Limits If you’re using your BlackBerry device on a CDMA network, you are […]

December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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BlackBerry RSS

Many BlackBerry applications can automatically track RSS feeds and deliver them right to your phone. Applications such as Viigo and BlackBerry News Feeds will both accomplish this task. However, before you decided to bog down your BlackBerry with yet another app, first consider that BlackBerry is able to handle RSS feeds on its own. How […]

July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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Work Productivity

Productivity at the office is a common issue, especially among knowledge workers sitting in front of computers all day. Regardless of what your job title, we’ve all found ourselves mindlessly clicking through Facebook albums, checking personal email, or scrolling through online articles at work. I will be the first to admit that it’s not healthy […]

July 11, 2011 | 3 Comments More
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Blackberry Duplicate Contacts

If you’ve noticed multiple versions of the same contact in your BlackBerry, you may be experiencing the dreaded duplicate contact problem. Duplicate contacts in your BlackBerry may not sound bad at first. However, as you may know, multiple versions of the same contact creates a problem when you need to updated someone’s contact information. You […]

July 8, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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YouMail Visual Voice Mail

Think about how you traditionally receive and listen to voice mail. Someone calls and you’re away from your phone. You receive the notification and now you stop what you’re doing to call your voice mail inbox. There might be other unheard messages that you must act upon before listening to the message you just missed. […]

April 27, 2011 | 2 Comments More
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Separate All Text to the Right of a Word in Excel

I was recently using an application which exported a report into Microsoft Excel format. The report separated most fields into separate cells, but for some reason, it combined certain fields together into once cell. Unfortunately, I needed a way to separate the combined data into two cells so I could use a filter.┬áThe combined data […]

February 6, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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Pause and Wait on Blackberry, iPhone and Droid

Have you ever thought about how many numbers you dial over and over? For example, your voicemail password, phone banking system menus, or a significant other’s office phone extension? Wouldn’t it be easier if the phone could just remember to dial those extra numbers for you? Well it can. A lesser-known feature of cell phones […]

January 8, 2011 | 15 Comments More
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Separate Work Email and GMail on BlackBerry

If you use a BlackBerry smartphone to read your work email, it’s likely that you also want the convenience of reading your personal email on the same phone. Combining work and personal emails in one “inbox” or “folder” might sound convenient at first, but it depends on how many emails you have or how efficiently […]

December 30, 2010 | 1 Comment More
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Sync Google Calendar and Lotus Notes Calendars

If you are forced to use Lotus Notes at work, you may be struggling with maintaining two calendars: your work calendar and personal calendar. Maybe it’s just me, but I cannot bring myself to include personal events/reminders on Lotus Notes calendar at work. Reminders for bills and other personal events just shouldn’t be included on […]

December 11, 2010 | 0 Comments More
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Listen to More Podcasts by Increasing the Playback Speed

Rather than listening to music, I have begun listening to podcasts while traveling for work. Long trips in the car are ideal for listening to podcasts since you already have limited options, so you might as well learn something useful during your drive. The secret to making the most out of your podcast-listening experience is […]

October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments More