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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

BlackBerry in Near Field Communication #nfc #crackberry

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Research In Motion launched new BlackBerry Near Field Communication – NFC – enabled devices recently: the Bold 9790; Bold 9900; Curve 9360; and announced the Curve 9380. All of the devices run the new BlackBerry 7 OS. RIM is ahead of most of the field in this regard, although in most markets it’s so far ahead there’s little you can use the technology for.

RIM has recently been setting up pilots in India, Spain and Brasil. And the RIM bosses are adamant you’ll see payments take off very soon.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 27, 2011 at 11:00 am

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Flogs #calendar #ical

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, known for his Formula One team, is creating a new service called . Flogs is an iCal service, which integrates into Google Calendar, Apple’s iCal and can even send updates to the CrackBerry. The service is similar to iCal World, although the former includes exclusive data which is tailored to the user.

I’m wondering what the business model is, possibly advertising.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm

FindMe #geolocation #facebook #crackberry

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I discovered (links to FaceBook) by way of . A different application to update my location to FaceBook.

First you need to register it to FaceBook before you can use it. It registers the cell location, rather than the GPS location, and allows you to tag the Cell with a location tag. It runs in the background. According to FireEagle:

Automatic operation is currently available for BlackBerry …

Click here for FindMe OTA Download.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

The Do’s and Don’t’s Live Blogging an Event

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I lived microblogged my second event today, the goodbye too Roel van Duijn. It was quite fun, and I was getting some interesting looks from people as I was typing my commentary into my BlackBerry. I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the ease. Both of the events I used Ping.FM, the first using GTalk, which was easy, and the second using Ping.FM Mobile, which is terrible together with the BlackBerry browser.

Firstly I learned I should have read the following two articles, which contain handy tips:

I really should have prepared before I went, I didn’t know the names of all the guests and didn’t know the schedule. I was slightly late, and as I didn’t know I was going I didn’t really have time to prepare. I really should have used HashTags, I did think about it, but it was all going fast enough that the fleeting thought was discarded.

So I’ll know for next time to:

  • Do come prepared
  • Do know who is speaking
  • Do use an easy to use tool
  • Do use hashtags
  • Do take pictures
  • Don’t forget the names of the speakers
  • Don’t attract too much attention
  • Don’t arrive late

I’ll update this list and repost with anything which pops into my mind, and naturally comments are welcome.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Gmail/CrackBerry Security #google #blackberry

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I use BIS – BlackBerry Internet Service – which collects my mail from my Google Mail account and forwards it directly to my CrackBerry.

I changed my password for Google quite some time ago, at least 4 weeks before I got the message from BIS that they couldn’t collect my mail. Which means that for at least 4 weeks my mail was being retrieved from Google and forwarded to my BlackBerry after I changed my credentials. I use the IMAP option for GMail, which means that there is a persistent connection between Research In Motion and Google. It also means that Google violates security best practice by not requiring re-authentication.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 28, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Short Blog Posts Vanishing (UPDATED) #ping.fm

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You might have noticed that some subjectless, single blog line posts are added to this blog during the day, they may contain a location or an activity as would be more appropriate for a or a BrightKite feed. These truncated blog posts are actually the microblogs – or status updates – which I’m sending with my GTalk client for the CrackBerry to – which syndicates my microblogs to 20+ sites including Twitter. Sadly enough these messages are erroneously being posted to WordPress by Ping.fm.

I am currently employing two options for correcting this:

  1. Use my custom trigger (shortcut #ms) to post to all my microblogs – by way of Ping.fm – with the exception of WordPress
  2. In case a message is posted incorrectly, remove the WordPress item from the blog manually

This does mean that typos cause these microblogs to appear here until I manually remove them, however leaving WordPress active in Ping.fm still makes it possible for me to write a blog post in Ping.fm and have it syndicated to all my blogs. Were I to decide to remove WordPress from Ping.fm I would most likely lose a good part of the automated syndication of my blog postings.

UPDATE: I think I’ve been able to disable this for WordPress, we’ll wait and see…

Please tell me if this issue bothers you, I will try to avoid erroneous messages as much as possible.
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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 9, 2008 at 11:22 pm

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