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BlackBerry Officially Open To Sale

alphax45 Re:Good luck (139 comments)

Blackberries on Rogers and Telus in Canada do the same, press and hold 1 to dial voicemail.

about a year ago

I typically receive X pieces of misdelivered (postal) mail ...

alphax45 Canada Post can't read some days... (217 comments)

I live at 1 X street, but I get mail for 2 X street all the time. Seems whoever bundles the mail can't read some days :P

about a year and a half ago

Dropcam CEO's Beef With Brogramming and Free Dinners

alphax45 Re:Hm. (400 comments)

Oh how I wish I had mod points for you :)

about a year and a half ago

Creationist Bets $10k In Proposed Literal Interpretation of Genesis Debate

alphax45 Re:Easy... (1121 comments)

What's a phone book? (It's 2013!) ;)

about a year and a half ago

Who Would Actually Build an Ubuntu Smartphone?

alphax45 Why not RIM? (230 comments)

Why couldn't RIM do this? It would be another revenue stream and they could add BBM to it adding even more money :)

about 2 years ago

Ubuntu Phone OS Unveiled

alphax45 Inspired by RIM's Playbook? (248 comments)

This sounds very similar to the way the current (OS 2.1) on the RIM Playbook works, not a bad thing as it works well.

about 2 years ago

The Coming Wave of In-Dash Auto System Obsolescence

alphax45 Ford Sync (445 comments)

Ford has solved this with Sync: Great system that leverages your ever changing smartphone.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: High-Tech Ways To Manage a Home Library?

alphax45 KISS (230 comments)

Do what I do: Buy some Ikea bookshelves and put them in alphabetical order by author.

about 2 years ago

Black Sheep Blackberry Blackballed By Business

alphax45 RIM Fan here (349 comments)

I use a Blackberry (Bold 9900) by choice. A few reasons:

- I love the keyboard!
- Unified inbox; everything is in one spot.
- Different modes; EG: when I go to bed I have a mode called "bedtime" that only alerts me if something important from someone important comes in.
- Contact based alerts. So during the day when I'm at work my phone will only "ring" if it's my mom (she has cancer, so lay off) or my wife (only calls if it's important, sends a text otherwise).
- Canadian company. Home country pride :)

Yes there is a lack of apps and yes, the Java based OS does sometimes show me the lovely hourglass but for me, it works.

As for other phones, I have looked but not willing to move at this time. I am very excited for BB10 and hope it will allow RIM to mount some kind of comeback.

I have never been randomly made fun of for my phone. Sure friends and co-workers will sometimes poke fun; but it's people I know.

Finally; it's just a phone people - there are bigger things in life to worry about.

about 2 years ago

What tech would you un-invent?

alphax45 SkyNet! (572 comments)

I can't believe no one else posted this yet!

about 2 years ago

What Is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

alphax45 Favorite Halloween Treat - Gummy (267 comments)

My favorite Halloween treat based on those choices is for sure gummy but my overall favorite is ice cream in sandwich form :)

about 2 years ago

Will the Desktop PC Live Forever?

alphax45 Gaming (625 comments)

For now nothing beats a desktop for a gaming PC. I just built a new one and got Steam. Nothing else like it right now.

about 2 years ago

Google Gives Up Fair-Use Defense, Settles Book-Scanning Lawsuit With Publishers

alphax45 Re:C'mon guys (18 comments)

You beat me to it

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Open Communications Set-Up For Small Office?

alphax45 Re:If you're starting a business... (224 comments)

+1. Wish I had mod points for you. A business needs to ensure people can WORK and make money, not confirm to unrealistic ideals. Yes, sometimes you can make it work and I'm sure someone will cite a few cases but for the majority of people the turnkey is the best solution.

about 2 years ago

Lenovo Building Manufacturing Plant in North Carolina

alphax45 Not a new building... (120 comments)

Just a new line inside an existing facility. Still good news :)

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

alphax45 Old School: Mandrake! (867 comments)

Mandrake -> Ubuntu and some others around 1998 - 2000 that I can't remember.

more than 2 years ago



Today (Oct 5th) is James Bond Day

alphax45 alphax45 writes  |  about 2 years ago

alphax45 writes "Today is the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond movie, Dr. No and has been designated James Bond Day. The theme song for the upcoming 007 movie Skyfall has also been released."
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BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.0.1.358 now available

alphax45 alphax45 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

alphax45 writes "An update to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has been released this morning. New feature as per the article:

- Browser enhancements to address performance with some websites
- Improvements to support Android apps
- Optimizations to Video Chat, PIM and BlackBerry Bridge applications"

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