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How to Check Your iPhone Data Usage

Wondering just how much data you’re pulling down in a given month on your iPhone? There are a few ways to check your usage. You can head to AT&T’s wireless website, log into your account, and create a billing report (under “Bills and Payments,” click “Create Billing Report,” and “Data Usage Trend”), which gives you a detailed graph on how much data you’re using. You can also estimate how much you use with your provider’s online data calculator. Find your usage for AT&T, Verizon, or by signing in to your Sprint account. However, this third way only requires you and your iPhone to see how much data you’re devouring. First, head to your iPhone’s settings app. Scroll down to “General,” then click on “usage.” You’ll see your minute breakdown, but at the very bottom you’ll see your data usage (sending and receiving) over the cellular network. If you’ve never reset your stats, you’ll find that this number will be fairly high. Since existing customers can keep the plans they’re o…

Hackers say they broke BlackBerry PlayBook security

Three hackers say they have broken the security on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, allowing them to run unauthorized applications and control hardware components that users can't normally access. Hackers say they broke BlackBerry PlayBook security
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:35:30 GMT

BlackBerry Bold 9790 available from Telus December 2nd

We've heard bits and pieces of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 landing on plenty of Canadian carriers, and it looks like December 2nd may be launch day. According to this internal Telus doc, the Bold 9790 will be available starting this Friday. It's likely that the device will pop up on Rogers, Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada right around the same time as well. The Bold 9790 is sporting a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera, Full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen. Will you be picking up a Bold 9790? Let us know in the comments! Source: MobileSyrup's feed sponsored by BlackBerry Bold 9790 available from Telus December 2nd
BlackBerry Bold 9790 available from Telus December 2nd
Adam Zeis
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:02:50 GMT

Questions Answered About BBX, PlayBook 4G and Native PIM Applications

Not too long ago we posted some screenshots of the native PIM applications on PlayBook and there was an incredible response. Many people wanted to know more about these apps and the infrastructure behind it. We’ve compiled a list of questions and answers that should shed some more light on these PIM apps, how they integrate with RIM’s infrastructure as well as some upcoming features of PlayBook OS 2.0. There’s also some interesting notes on the PlayBook 4G release and more. Needless to say, we’re very excited for this to finally launch. Here is a transcript of some of the questions from the event where we learned about the PIM apps on PlayBook. Q: If the BES server sits behind the firewall, and you’re concerned about security, are the two email accounts (the personal and the corporate) still separate? In the sense that if I want to send myself a note to my personal account it still goes through the Exchange Server outside the firewall, right?A: Yeah, so the question was about security…

YouTube introduces Analytics

If you’re a YouTube user who uploads your own videos, I’m pretty sure you’ve used Insight to find out more about your audience – after all, who doesn’t want to know more about the people that check out their videos? Well, if you’re obsessed with stats, we’ve got some good news for you. YouTube has decided to replace Insight with Analytics. You get the same data you’re used to seeing and much more. In addition, the data is presented in a way that is designed to be more useful and interactive. If you’re keen on making more money, engaging with more audiences, building a bigger audience and making better videos – Analytics can give you the information you need. For those of you who never used Insight in the first place, I guess it doesn’t matter then. But if you’re in the slightest bit interested in finding out more about your video’s stats, head over to the YouTube Analytics page to find out more. YouTube introduces Analytics, By Ubergizmo. Top Stories : iPhone 4S Review, YouTube intro…

Update Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Groupon From Email: PowerInbox

PowerInbox is a free web service that lets you make your emails more useful by allowing you to update social networks. Like update Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Groupon, right from your Emails. Facebook or Twitter usually sends an email every time you get a notification in your Facebook or Twitter account such as a wall post, a comment, a message or any other type of notification. To view this notification, you click on that Twitter or Facebook email, again click on “Sign in” to login to Twitter or Facebook just to reply or comment back to that particular notification. But, Have you ever thought that how much easier would it be if you perform all these actions directly from inside an email? Also check out our featured post on Combine Facebook & Twitter Accounts. PowerInbox is here to serve you with all such amenities. PowerInbox adds as an extension for Chrome or Firefox and when you open a Facebook or Twitter email, you will be able to view an extra box in that single email. Thi…

Google Starts Rolling Out Yet Another Design Change

Google about six months ago started to roll out the black bar on top of most of their properties. This bar displayed the logged in Google user’s username, linked to popular Google destinations such as Google Search, Maps or Mail, and displayed options to modify user account related preferences, privacy settings or settings that affected the Google product the user was using. Today Google announced that they have started to roll out a new look for some of their most popular properties. The change affects Google Search, News, Maps, Translate, Gmail and other products that have not been mentioned explicitly in the announcement on the Google Blog site. The new design does away with the black bar and replaces it with a much smaller header element that is called the gray bar. This bar consists of three different regions. First the Google logo on the left incorporating a drop-down menu, a search for the particular Google product the user is currently using and a third area with sharing and a…

First BBX-Powered BlackBerry To Be Called The Surfboard?

We’ve gotten a few discreet glances as what could be RIM’s first next-generation BlackBerry in the past, and now we may have a name to go with it. Originally code-named “London,” BlackBerryOS reports that the BBX-powered device will henceforth be known as the “Surfboard.” Erm, yeah. I”m not thrilled either. As odd as the name may be, it doesn’t come completely out of the blue. RIM filed for the BlackBerry Surfboard trademark in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office in July 2010, and has been sitting on it ever since. It seemed for a while like one of those names RIM would never get around to using, but they subsequently filed for an extension of time this past May — it’s possible that RIM has chosen to dust off a name from the archives to use for their latest smartphone. Then again, the BlackBerry PlayBook was rumored to be called the “SurfBook” for a while thanks to another trademark also filed in 2010, and we all know how that one turned out. I sort of doubt that the London/Surf…