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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-01-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Wirless Wifi Lightswitch for Blackberry

One warning, it's an expensive software package -- it's got everything including kitchen sink (if you have a faucet or water valve controller -- LOL). The entry level consumer package is about...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-01-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Wirless Wifi Lightswitch for Blackberry

Another method is to use web-based home automation software such as HomeSeer. I have used that software to remotely control a security system, X10, Insteon, Zigbee (yes, same protocol as Philips...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-01-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,444
Posted By Mark Rejhon
QWERTY Phones with BlackBerry style keyboards (e.g. Motorola Pro+, Admiral, etc.)

After my BlackBerry had a catastrophic accidental meeting with concrete a few months ago, I searched around for a replacement phone that could meet my needs -- I considered switching to another...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-25-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Future Shop / Best Buy Demo of PlayBook -- Major flaw losing millions of $ for RI

Now, let's remember power users needs to be kept happy too. For power users, the touch sensitive bezel is neat. Perhaps some of us even like the gesture system.

BUT... a minor change such as...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-19-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Future Shop / Best Buy Demo of PlayBook -- Major flaw losing millions of $ for RI

Excellent point about store reps and getting RIM to train them. There are people like some of us, who can pass the 30-second test, but let's consider the average Target or Walmart employee too, not...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-18-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Future Shop / Best Buy Demo of PlayBook -- Major flaw losing millions of $ for RI

If you think this thread is in the wrong forum -- be my guest and move the thread to the Shareholder forum. It is *both* a rant topic, and a shareholder topic. (You're familiar with the conundrum...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-18-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: BB Desktop Software Is Slower Than Molasses In Winter

Approximately 45 seconds. On a 4-year old computer.

I did, however, notice that using an SSD greatly speeds up BlackBerry Desktop (on a Macbook Air with Parallels) speeds it up massively to about...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-18-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Future Shop / Best Buy Demo of PlayBook -- Major flaw losing millions of $ for RI

I wouldn't expect a non-shareholder to be patient enough to read a long, boring stockholder's rant. :-)
(Fortunately, I sold most shares of RIM stock, before the fall.)
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-18-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Future Shop / Best Buy Demo of PlayBook -- Major flaw losing millions of $ for RI

That's totally true, and it was also true that before around year 2007, most people would fail the 30-second test with most cellphones on the market at the time. "Quick, launch the web browser!" ...
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 04-14-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,008
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Latest OS Official 7.1 for the 9900 - WOO HOO

I have tried to install this, but after the usual delete vendor.xml and running Loader.exe, it does not show this as a supported OS for my 9900. Is there any other pre-requisites?
Forum: Beta You Than Me 04-14-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,622
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Leaked OS 7.1.0.342 for the 9900 [Part Deux]

OFFICIAL 7.1.0.342 released, thanks to ZombieBerry -- released by a New Zealand...
Forum: Developer Forum 04-13-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,876
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Which platform should we develop for?

It really is pretty hard to say; without testing in various emulators. Some 4.6 apps still work on 7.0 devices, but not always. And you've got the touchscreen Bold 9900, and different screen...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 04-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,575
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Playbook vs 'The New' iPad

All is fine and dandy, but we need to find ways to make RIM earn more money; there's some flaw with the demo units at Future Shop and Best Buy that is still unaddressed as of PlayBook OS 2.0:

Future...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Future Shop / Best Buy Demo of PlayBook -- Major flaw losing millions of $ for RI

I wasn't sure whether to post this in Shareholder forum, or the PlayBook forum -- this is more of a rant, so that's where it goes. Feel free to move it to the PlayBook forum, if that's more...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 04-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Future Shop / Best Buy Demo of PlayBook -- Major flaw losing millions of $ for RIM

[Disclaimer: I still am a RIM shareholder; though I have profitted by selling 3/4 of the stock already before the depreciation]
[Disclaimer 2: I am also a user interface programmer; with some...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-13-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Best Canadian Plan?

The Wind plans are great for the city dwellers who rarely leave the city --
but I should mention that the best Canadian plans, for large data consumers, who also want to tether are usually the Rogers...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-23-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: Xobni Screwed me!

Hello,

The easiest way to explain to a layman is a "memory surge" -- when an application starts up or quits, it generally temporarily uses more memory. This may be huge enough trigger an OS panic...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-21-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,010
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: LIST of DropBox Compatible Apps (FileScout, Docs-To-Go, etc)

Here's another useful utility that works great on BlackBerries:

Dropbox Email
https://www.dropbox.com/apps/6093/dropbox-email
Allows you to email attachments directly to Dropbox. You forward your...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,010
Posted By Mark Rejhon
LIST of DropBox Compatible Apps (FileScout, Docs-To-Go, etc)

Ever since I prodded Matthias (of emacberry) to successfully add Dropbox support to FileScout, there seems to be a growth of interest with using Dropbox with a BlackBerry. So, here's a list of...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 12-11-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 33,929
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: BBFileScout - copy, move, rename, (un)zip or delete files & directories...

Yep, it is coming after all! There was a public discussion in Dropbox discussion Forums, and I have helped Matthias (a little) to add this feature. Beta testing...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 33,929
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Re: BBFileScout - copy, move, rename, (un)zip or delete files & directories...

Hello emacf1,

Are you familiar with the popular Dropbox application? We already know the Dropbox official application does not support Upload/Download from SD card. (This has been a major complaint...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 08-19-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122,566
Posted By Mark Rejhon
There is a rumor in one of the leaked powerpoints...

There is a rumor in one of the leaked powerpoints on a few BlackBerry blogs a few weeks ago about a leaked slide that mentions a WiFi hotspot feature coming to BlackBerryOS 6. It might have been the...
Forum: Rumor Mill 08-19-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,017
Posted By Mark Rejhon
RIM OS 7 == QNX? (That's UNIX on BlackBerry, baby...)

RIM purchased QNX a few months ago, and it's rumored to be the operating system on the upcoming BlackPad.

Anyone want to bet that, after BB OS6, RIM is going to switch to a QNX for BB OS7?

QNX is...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 07-20-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Storm 3 is the 9800/Torch

Just a heads up that I read something on a blog, to the tune "I am surprised nobody leaked the Storm 3". :-o

To that, I thought to myself, "duh" -- isn't that the 9800/Torch!?

Well, now you...
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 06-23-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Side observation -- the 9800 forum on Crackberry...

Side observation -- the 9800 forum on Crackberry has more posts than their *combined* 9100/9105 forum, showing that it's clearly more coveted. I can't wait for the 9800.
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 06-23-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Friendly reminder: 9800 Forum (HowardForums beat you -- first time it happened!)

Hello!

Just a friendly reminder to the BBF Admin (Hello Tom et cetera! P.S. I moved to Toronto) to create the 9800 Slider forum.

HowardForums and Crackberry have created the 9800 forums already. ...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 05-21-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,340
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Not if they cached it into memory while running. ...

Not if they cached it into memory while running. There'd be a momentary pause when starting the app, but none while running.

This may increase memory footprint of running apps from card, but by...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-08-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,320
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Bluetooth HID keyboard support for BlackBerry? (iPhone now supports it)

Hello,

Today, Apple just announced Bluetooth HID keyboard support for iPhone/iPod Touch OS 4.0. Obviously, this will benefit Freedom Input (http://www.freedominput.com) too -- a company that sells...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 10-25-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,980
Posted By Mark Rejhon
My alarm works fine. Do you have any 3rd party...

My alarm works fine.
Do you have any 3rd party apps that hook into the alarm or calendar? Try disabling those temporarily. A clean OS install may also help too.
Forum: Beta You Than Me 10-25-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,980
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Update... I realized you can also reformat the...

Update... I realized you can also reformat the internal memory too, in the new "Memory" screen of BlackBerry. So both the internal memory and the memory card can be reformatted. Reformat seems to...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 10-24-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,980
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Solution: Fix 5.0.0.314 reboots on Bold!

2 out of 2 success rate so far!

1. Backup your SD Micro memory card to a folder on your computer
2. On the copy on your computer, delete all "BBThumbs.dat" files in all folders
3. In your...
Forum: RIM Software 10-18-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 789
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Main nitpicks about OS 4.6 through OS 5.0 that I hope RIM fixes.

BlackBerry OS 4.6 through 5.0 application behaviours I really dislike:
RIM is apparently hasn't fixed the two main complaints about OS 4.6 in OS 5.0, so it bear worth reposting again. I post here...
Forum: RIM Software 10-18-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,075
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Same here. It's a problem afflicting...

Same here. It's a problem afflicting faster-than-usual thumbtyping that can also rapid-type smiley faces. It seems to happen more often when I'm typing very fast (at 70 words per minute on my...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 10-12-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 132,684
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Recently, my clicking trackball stopped working...

Recently, my clicking trackball stopped working on my BlackBerry Bold, and it's out of warranty. I decided to open it up, and actually did the following:

I used a weakly magnetized jeweler's...
Forum: BES Admin Corner 07-21-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Try changing the Browser Options (Options ->...

Try changing the Browser Options (Options -> Browser Configuration) and change Browser Identification from BlackBerry to FireFox. This will probably cause CNN to deliver the desktop version of the...
Forum: Employer Job Postings 06-29-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By Mark Rejhon
I am currently between contracts right now, and...

I am currently between contracts right now, and could do this app for you. Please send me an email to rejtech@gmail.com .... Thanks!

(Was looking for an email address to reply to.)
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 06-01-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,243
Posted By Mark Rejhon
I applied to Guiness Book of World Records to see...

I applied to Guiness Book of World Records to see if I could apply for the record.

I got a response back from them. Apparently, Guiness only allows texting world records to be made for one-thumb...
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 05-24-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,733
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Video Games topic area at BBF?

Hello at BBF.

Forum suggestion. "BlackBerry Game Apps" topic.

With the new App Store, and the explosion of new games such as Prince of Persia, Bioshock, Nacmo's genuine Pac Man, etc -- I think...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-14-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,243
Posted By Mark Rejhon
RIM needs to sponsor you as well :smile: Better...

RIM needs to sponsor you as well :smile:

Better upload some YouTube too.

I'll definitely need to practice to go neck-to-neck, especially with the razor-toothed piranhas of Serrasalmus (the standard...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-14-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,243
Posted By Mark Rejhon
RIM sponsored thumb type competition? (over 75 WPM on BlackBerry with YouTube proof!)

YouTube video of me doing 75 words per minute
YouTube - 75 Words Per Minute on BlackBerry! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egie4ApwoUg&fmt=18)

That includes several corrections. With some practice,...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-14-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 475,031
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Tateau, I'd like a brightness adjustment for...

Tateau,
I'd like a brightness adjustment for BBLight.
My BlackBerry Bold can go down to 1% brightness using the BlackBerry API call, but the BlackBerry Settings->Screen only goes down to as low as...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-14-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 91,048
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Link to Youtube video of me doing 75 words per...

Link to Youtube video of me doing 75 words per minute on BlackBerry Bold:

YouTube - 75 Words Per Minute on BlackBerry! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egie4ApwoUg&fmt=18)
Forum: Developer Forum 03-25-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,913
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Anyone know?

Anyone know?
Forum: Aftermarket Software 03-25-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,313
Posted By Mark Rejhon
I have a paid copy of Rove MobileSSH (paid before...

I have a paid copy of Rove MobileSSH (paid before I worked for them for a year a few years ago). Although I don't work for them anymore, I must say I am dissapointed at their decisions. Now it has...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 03-25-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 33,929
Posted By Mark Rejhon
It's pretty simple methodology for a programmer...

It's pretty simple methodology for a programmer like me. However, I also give the link to the app out to other "Average Users" who don't quite realise.

The "copy" and "move" options should always...
Forum: Developer Forum 03-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,913
Posted By Mark Rejhon
How to use Bluetooth HID on BlackBerry (Thinkoutside succeeded, but how can I?)

Hello,

I know BlackBerry OS does not support Bluetooth HID.
However, apparently it has been done at the software level before.

Is there anyone in the form able to use Bluetooth HID, such as...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 12-30-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,851
Posted By Mark Rejhon
That can happen. Depends on the strength of the...

That can happen. Depends on the strength of the respective 3G and EDGE signals.

I've had times where I had a 5 bar 3G signal, and 2 bar EDGE signal, and vice-versa. In a low-reception area, EDGE...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 12-28-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 122,232
Posted By Mark Rejhon
I downloaded the free trial of Garmin Mobile on...

I downloaded the free trial of Garmin Mobile on my BlackBerry Bold and it flawlessly navigated me through confusing Montreal roads.

Easiest and good looking graphics -- totally handsfree just like...
Forum: Developer Forum 12-08-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,012
Posted By Mark Rejhon
The last poster is correct. The...

The last poster is correct. The getFont().getAdvance() is the way to determine whether your string needs to wordwrap. Usually by adding 1 character at a time to a line buffer, until it no longer...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 12-08-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Mark Rejhon
Bedside mode is a feature of the OS -- so as long...

Bedside mode is a feature of the OS -- so as long as the device is OS 4.5 or later, it should have a Bedside mode.
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