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Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-11-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,668
Posted By proussak
Blinking red for no reason

Occasionally the light on my 8900 flashes red for no apparent reason - no messages, no updates waiting, nothing requiring action so far as I can tell. The solution I've found is easy - remove the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 08-05-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,276
Posted By proussak
Remove "Wireless Update"?

Is there any way to remove "Wireless Update" from my TMO 8900? If I want to update, I'll do it through DM, and the Wireless Update has the red light blinking which it seems I can only get rid of by...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 05-06-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,323
Posted By proussak
Re: Sync question

Thanks. I'll wait to see what happens. Just so long as it lasts until the 9900 comes out...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 05-06-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,323
Posted By proussak
Re: Sync question

Totally white as far as I remember. Freaked me out until rebooting was successful!
Forum: Mac Users Corner 05-06-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,323
Posted By proussak
Sync question

I've been syncing my 8900 Contacts with Address Book through the Desktop Manager without any issues for a year or more. Today, it took nearly an hour and left the BB with an unresponsive blank white...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-28-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,019
Posted By proussak
Google Voice SMS mystery

I use Google Voice SMS for texting my wife, to save wear and tear on my thumbs. It's worked great for a while now. Suddenly, this weekend, the SMSs began to appear in my 8900 inbox as being from...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-13-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,557
Posted By proussak
Re: Google Maps 4.5.2 crashing

I've tried that, twice, thanks. Any other suggestions, please?
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-12-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,557
Posted By proussak
Google Maps 4.5.2 crashing

I'm experiencing repeated crashes with Google Maps 4.5.2 - does anyone know a cure for this, for example a way to download 4.4 and reinstall that again? Thanks
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-19-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,261
Posted By proussak
Re: Imported Photos

OK, some more details: I have a smart album in my iPhoto library that I call BB, and that's what I sync to my 8900 through DM. All the photos in iPhoto are jpegs, and they're set to show in...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-18-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,261
Posted By proussak
Imported Photos

I have two questions re photos on the BB that I've imported from iPhoto using the new Desktop Manager 2.0.

First, why are the photos showing on the BB as being in png format rather than jpeg as in...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-07-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By proussak
Thanks - in the end the decision was taken out of...

Thanks - in the end the decision was taken out of my hands - the BB booted up yesterday with a "Reload Software: 552" error, so I had to get my friendly local TMO guys to bring it back to life, which...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-02-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By proussak
Have you tried opening up Desktop Manager...

Have you tried opening up Desktop Manager Preferences - that will show you where your backup is going. I don't know what the default is because I've changed mine.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-02-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By proussak
Thanks all. I'm not wowed by the changes you...

Thanks all. I'm not wowed by the changes you mention (nothing qualifying as a "good reason" per my original post) and I've read how UMA can be adversely affected in 5.0 (which would be a killer for...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By proussak
Can you be a little more specific please?

Can you be a little more specific please?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By proussak
Reasons to upgrade

I've been happily behind the curve (no pun intended) on my OS for some time now, still running 4.6, everything running very smoothly. TMO has now apparently approved 5.0 and I'm being prompted to...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 08-13-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,912
Posted By proussak
Kb14954

I'm trying to sync contacts on my 8900 with a new iMac on Snow Leopard using DM and I get an error message referring me to Blackberry Knowledge Base item KB14954. Within that I see this:

"The...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 06-28-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,392
Posted By proussak
Thanks, just another reason to put off making a...

Thanks, just another reason to put off making a decision until the phone comes out and more details available! What I really want is an upgrade to the 8900 to include 3G (not that concerned about...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 06-28-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,392
Posted By proussak
So is that inferior to the 8900?

So is that inferior to the 8900?
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 06-28-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,392
Posted By proussak
9700 vs Kepler/9300?

I've been on the verge of upgrading from an 8900 on TMO to a 9700 in order to get 3G, although in some ways I prefer the feeling and weight of the 8900. Now I see there's something called the...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-26-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By proussak
Now discovered that if I set GV to forward SMS to...

Now discovered that if I set GV to forward SMS to gmail, replies go out as SMS to the originating phone, so I take back my criticism of Google (not sure about Talk though)! And still have to open a...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-25-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By proussak
That's a good idea, thanks, but still doesn't...

That's a good idea, thanks, but still doesn't achieve a completely unified gmail/GV/GT which is what I really meant. I imagine that's on Google's To-Do list.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-24-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By proussak
Thanks, I did mean Google Voice (note to Google -...

Thanks, I did mean Google Voice (note to Google - how about combining GV, Google Talk, and gmail chat/sms into one - I thought that was what GV was all about!) and now I've got GV texts coming to my...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-24-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By proussak
I do have a google talk account, but so far as I...

I do have a google talk account, but so far as I can see it allows for forwarding of text messages to an email address but not to a mobile number as an SMS - is there a way to do that so far as...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-24-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By proussak
How do I configure it to send the SMS to my...

How do I configure it to send the SMS to my phone? (And is there any difference between Google Voice chat/sms and gmail chat/sms, which is what I'm using?)
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-22-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By proussak
Thanks, but the goal was for the person on the...

Thanks, but the goal was for the person on the other end (principally my wife) to be able to carry on using sms on her BB and for me to be able to switch as seamlessly as possible between gmail chat...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 06-22-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By proussak
Gmail Chat SMS

I've started using gmail chat sms when I'm at my computer to cut down on BB thumb soreness (keyboard also much faster). But when I leave my desk and am in the car, the person on the other end of the...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 05-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,045
Posted By proussak
As I said, one of the options I see as available...

As I said, one of the options I see as available is to override the BB - what I was asking the previous poster was where he saw the option to override the desktop.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 05-14-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,045
Posted By proussak
I'm curious what version of BB Desktop for Mac...

I'm curious what version of BB Desktop for Mac you are using that gives you three options - mine offers only two options, either two-way or override BB. I would very much like to be able to override...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-12-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By proussak
Thanks, I've checked that already and it is set...

Thanks, I've checked that already and it is set to the calendar I want to use.

To be a little more specific about the issue:

1. If I create a new event in GCal and sync, it appears on the BB under...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-12-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By proussak
Google Calendar Sync

After over a year of no-hassles syncing with Google Calendar, my BB is now playing tricks, specifically it's picking the wrong calendar on my BB to sync with Google. This results in either double...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-09-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By proussak
I don't really have that many installed other...

I don't really have that many installed other than the google suite, certainly none running on a constant basis (other than Aurkon, as mentioned above).

I'm on 4.6, waiting for TMO to approve 5.0...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-08-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By proussak
Thanks for the quick reply. Free memory is...

Thanks for the quick reply. Free memory is 105582534. Can't think of anything I've added recently - other than Aurkon, which is supposed to take a backseat to everything else.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-08-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By proussak
BB stalling repeatedly

My 8900 (running .231) is wasting more and more of my time with a little clock face and spinning hand. It comes up with all types of programs running. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 02-09-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By proussak
Yes, they were.

Yes, they were.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 02-09-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By proussak
SMS - name or number?

On my wife's 9700, SMS msgs from some people are identified by name, from other people by number. Is there a setting so that they all come in by name? Thanks.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-16-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,712
Posted By proussak
How does VVM under 5.0 compare to the YouMail VVM...

How does VVM under 5.0 compare to the YouMail VVM app?
Forum: Mac Users Corner 12-01-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,599
Posted By proussak
Just realized this doesn't support iPhoto syncs -...

Just realized this doesn't support iPhoto syncs - jeez, even PocketMac could do that. And when I try doing it through the Windows DM, "Media Manager" is grayed out although BB Media Sync is active -...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-19-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By proussak
Mine was doing this yesterday - battery went flat...

Mine was doing this yesterday - battery went flat rather quickly, back of phone was very hot and seemed to stay hot even with phone turned off; I charged it to 30% before having to go to a meeting,...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 11-12-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,540
Posted By proussak
This post was really a matter of curiosity - I...

This post was really a matter of curiosity - I generally know where I am (especially if I'm actually at home). But it was also about inaccuracies in Latitude, which becomes pretty useless if it's 5...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 11-12-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,540
Posted By proussak
Google Maps/Locations

Anyone finding that Google Maps location-finding (not through GPS) has gone way off in the last couple of weeks? I'm on TMO in LA, and each time I ask it for my location I'm further and further out...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-29-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,034
Posted By proussak
Connect to BB through Airport Extreme Base Station?

I have an Airport Extreme and an attached USB hub. My BB isn't showing up when I attach it to the hub. Is there any way to make it? Thanks.
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-02-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,231
Posted By proussak
It seems to have a problem with changing the...

It seems to have a problem with changing the clocks forward/back in Apr/Oct - I have a recurring item at 2.30 on certain days that DM is switching to 1.30 during the winter and back to 2.30 come...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 10-02-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,231
Posted By proussak
Doesn't seem to be any way to do a one-way sync. ...

Doesn't seem to be any way to do a one-way sync. Kind of lame, forces you to trust RIM to have got it right. But I followed your suggestions for deleting all Entourage data first and it does seem...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 09-25-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,231
Posted By proussak
The official BB website still says September, so...

The official BB website still says September, so let's not panic (yet)
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 09-24-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,534
Posted By proussak
Isn't UMA a function of the phone (and the...

Isn't UMA a function of the phone (and the features that the carrier gets RIM to install on it) rather than the network? For example, I've used my 8900 on UMA in South Korea, with the mobile network...
Forum: Mac Users Corner 09-17-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,231
Posted By proussak
I heard the final version is being packaged with...

I heard the final version is being packaged with the Skype for Blackberry app for concurrent release.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-02-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,298
Posted By proussak
As I've posted elsewhere, and at the risk of...

As I've posted elsewhere, and at the risk of sounding like a hired tout for the company (which I'm not, just a fan, and the product is free), the best solution to double entries I've found is Calgoo...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-01-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,298
Posted By proussak
Apparently I'm not the only one with this...

Apparently I'm not the only one with this problem:
Blackberry Sends Cancellation Notice after Google Sync Removes Calendar Items - Google Mobile Help...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-31-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,298
Posted By proussak
A little OT but perhaps someone has an answer to...

A little OT but perhaps someone has an answer to this: a few weeks after an event that has been entered in my gCal by invitation email, my gmail sends out an email announcing that the event has been...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-28-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,298
Posted By proussak
I'm just a non-techie BIS user but I find Google...

I'm just a non-techie BIS user but I find Google Sync works great for my Calendar. On the other hand, I don't let it anywhere near my contacts (it creates endless dupes and removes items arbitrarily...
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