BlackBerry Hacks: Tips & Tools for Your Mobile Office (Paperback)

Dave Mabe

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2005-11-08
  • 定價: $850
  • 售價: 2.3$199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 328
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596101155
  • ISBN-13: 9780596101152
  • 立即出貨(限量) (庫存=4)





The BlackBerry has become an invaluable tool for those of us who need to stay connected and in the loop. But most people take advantage of only a few features that this marvelous communications device offers. What if you could do much more with your BlackBerry than just web surfing and email?

BlackBerry Hacks will enhance your mobile computing with great tips and tricks. You'll learn that the BlackBerry is capable of things you never thought possible, and you'll learn how to make it an even better email and web workhorse:

  • Get the most out of the built-in applications
  • Take control of email with filters, searches, and more
  • Rev up your mobile gaming--whether you're an arcade addict or poker pro
  • Browse the web, chat over IM, and keep up with news and weblogs
  • Work with office documents, spell check your messages, and send faxes
  • Become more secure, lock down your BlackBerry and stash secure information somewhere safe
  • Manage and monitor the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and Mobile Data System (MDS)
  • Create web sites that look great on a BlackBerry
  • Develop and deploy BlackBerry applications

Whether you need to schedule a meeting from a trade show floor, confirm your child's next play date at the park, or just find the show times and secure movie tickets while at dinner, this book helps you use the remarkable BlackBerry to stay in touch and in-the-know--no matter where you are or where you go.


Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Using Your BlackBerry 

      1. Choose a Data Plan  

      2. Cut and Paste Text  

      3. Take the Easy Way Out with Shortcuts  

      4. Sync Your Calendar over the Air  

      5. Organize the Icons on the Home Screen
      6. Run Programs in the Background  

      7. Type Less Using AutoText  

      8. View the Event Log  

      9. Use Your BlackBerry as a Modem  

      10. Maximize Your Battery Life  

      11. Optimize Your BlackBerry Browser  

      12. Maximize Your Free Memory  

      13. Get Things Done with the BlackBerry  

      14. Create Your Own Polyphonic Ringtones  

      15. Store a Photo Collection on Your Device  

      16. Turn Your Computer into a Speakerphone  

      17. Display Signal Strength as a Number  

      18. Dial Like a Pro  

      19. Put Notes in the Call Log  

      20. Upgrade Your Handheld Software  

      21. Type on a Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard  

Chapter 2. Email 

      22. Clear Your Inbox Quickly  

      23. Create Persistent Custom Searches  

      24. Filter Messages by Type  

      25. Use an Auto Signature  

      26. Send a Message to a Group of Users  

      27. Send a Message Directly to Another BlackBerry User  

      28. Send and Receive S/MIME Encrypted Emails  

      29. Six Ways to Check Your Gmail  

      30. Use Filters to Control Message Delivery  

      31. Get Mail from Multiple Accounts  

Chapter 3. Games 

      32. Play Texas Hold 'Em  

      33. Play Chess  

      34. Play Free Java Games  

      35. Play Free Magmic Games  

      36. Play Zork on Your BlackBerry  

Chapter 4. The Internet and Other Networks 

      37. Configure Your BlackBerry for Internet Access  

      38. Blog from Your BlackBerry  

      39. Read News and Blogs on the BlackBerry  

      40. Control Another Computer Remotely  

      41. Use Google Maps  

      42. Telnet or SSH to Internet Servers  

      43. Telnet or SSH to Intranet Servers  

      44. Chat over IM  

      45. Chat over IRC  

      46. Bookmark It on  

      47. Use Backpack as Your Mobile Workspace  

      48. Use Gmail as a Spam-Catcher  

      49. Use Your BlackBerry Browser to-  

      50. Find Your Way with a GPS  

Chapter 5. Free Programs 

      51. Get Fast and Free Mobile Search  

      52. Store Your Passwords Securely  

      53. Skin Your Device  

      54. Run a Stress Test  

      55. Install a Planetarium  

      56. Rein In Your Backlight  

      57. Use Multiple Reply-to Addresses  

      58. Shop  

      59. Manage Your eBay Auctions  

Chapter 6. Shareware Apps 

      60. Display a BlackBerry Today View  

      61. Sync Your BlackBerry to Your Mac  

      62. Send Voice Emails from Your Device  

      63. Fax from Your BlackBerry  

      64. Sync Memos over the Air Without a BES  

      65. Spellcheck Outgoing Messages  

      66. Try a Third-Party Web Browser  

      67. Try Another Email Program  

      68. Edit Office Documents  

      69. Display a Slideshow  

      70. Get Real-Time Stock Quotes and Charts  

      71. Track Your Fitness  

Chapter 7. BES Administration 

      72. Add Users to the BES in Bulk  

      73. Lock Down Your BlackBerry  

      74. Test Your SRP Connection  

      75. Send an Alert When Your SRP Is Down  

      76. Ping a User's BlackBerry  

      77. Track Message Delivery Time  

      78. Create Alerts for Important Users  

      79. Move the Attachment Service  

      80. Monitor Attachment Usage  

      81. Export User Stats to a Text File  

      82. Create a Web Interface for User Administration  

      83. Set Owner Info for All Devices  

      84. Query the BES 4.0 Database  

Chapter 8. The Web and MDS 

      85. Control Access to Certain Sites  

      86. Track MDS HTTP Requests  

      87. Detect BlackBerry Browser Requests the Right Way  

      88. Make Your Web Sites BlackBerry Friendly  

      89. Browse WML from Your Desktop  

      90. Create a Simple Push Application  

      91. Delete a Push Application  

      92. Push Install Applications  

      93. Simulate Any BlackBerry  

Chapter 9. Application Development 

      94. Create HTTP Connections  

      95. Create a Simple Stock Quote Application  

      96. Integrate the Browser into a Java App  

      97. Deploy BlackBerry Applications  

      98. Sign Your COD Files  

      99. Control BlackBerry Applications in the Enterprise  

      100. Ensure Your App Is Placed First on the Home Screen