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How to Unlock the Keypad on a BlackBerry Curve February 27, 2013

Posted by Ishmael Chibvuri in I.T Risk Management, Latest Articles!!!.
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By an eHow Contributing Writer
Many people depend on their Blackberrys to store
information, access media via the Internet, and stay in touch
with friends and family. With so much information on these
devices, security measures have been put in place to
protect the media. One of these devices is a “Lock/Unlock”
feature which prevents those who don’t know the
password from accessing the keypad. Here is a simple
method for unlocking the keypad on your Blackberry Curve.
Difficulty:
Moderately Easy
Things You’ll Need:
Blackberry Curve
Computer with Internet access (optional)
Instructions
Accessing the Blackberry Curve Keypad
1. Access the Blackberry’s main menu.
2. Enter the password in the “Lock/Unlock” screen. The
password you enter is the same one chosen in the inital
program setup of your Blackberry Curve.
3. Click “Enter” after you’ve inputed the code, and your
Curve keypad should now be unlocked.
Unlocking the Blackberry Curve Keypad Without a
Password
4. Enter a random code into the “Lock/Unlock” screen on
your Blackberry Curve. This is to be done if you can’t
remember and/or don’t have a record of your Curve’s
password. A message will appear that reads “Incorrect
Password”.
5. Repeat the process, each time entering another
incorrect password. After the tenth incorrect
password is entered the internal computer will wipe the
Blackberry Curve handset of all its information and
unlock the keypad.
6. Clear out of the “Lock/Unlock” screen, and you are now
ready to use your Curve. However, the information you
had stored on the Blackberry will now be erased. An
easy way to safeguard against lost Blackberry
information is to backup all files on your PC (Blackberrys
are only compatible with the Windows operating
system) via the “Desktop Manager” program on your
Blackberry Curve.
Tips & Warnings
References
Resolved question
How to unlock the Keypad of Blackberry 8310 Curve

Source:www.ehow.com/m/how_5767580_unlock-keypad-blackberry-curve.html

Allwinner A10 chip is all the rage with cheap Chinese tablet makers February 26, 2013

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A new Chinese processor called the Allwinner A10 is showing up in a growing number of inexpensive Chinese tablets. The chip features a 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor core, Mali 400 graphics, HD video capabilities and support for up to 1GB of DDR3 memory.

Best of all, it’s available for prices as low as $7 when ordered in bulk.

That probably explains why a growing number of tablets based on the new chipset are showing up.

Despite the high clock speed, the chips should offer decent, but not spectacular performance or battery life. ARM Cortex-A8 architecture has been around for a few years and doesn’t offer the advantages of multi-core chips based on Cortex-A9 or Cortex-A15 designs.

Still, today’s cheap tablets are starting to offer the kind of performance that we would have expected from high-end phones two years ago. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

In Zimbabwe these tablets are being sold for nearly 2400% (USD167.00). Are they really worth it? Well find out more on the links below.

viaShanzai.com

Source: http://liliputing.com/2011/12/allwinner-a10-chip-is-all-the-rage-with-cheap-chinese-tablet-makers.html

How To Unlock Your Blackberry Phone Browser – Free!!! February 20, 2013

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1. OPEN YOUR BLACKBERRY DESKTOP MANAGER SOFTWARE

2. CLICK RESTORE

3. DOWNLOAD A SERVICE BOOK FROM THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://www.box.net/shared/j6lp6cii8g

4. CLICK CHANGE TO SELECT THE FOLDER WITH THE SERVICE BOOK

5. SELECT THE SERVICE BOOK YOU DOWNLOADED

6. BEFORE CLICKING RESTORE GO YOUR PHONE

7. AND NAVIGATE TO OPTIONS

8. ADVANCED OPTIONS

9. >> THEN SERVICE BOOKS

10. YOU WILL THEN SEE THIS SCREEN

11. NOW WHEN YOU ARE ON THIS SCREEN

12. HOLD DOWN THE “ ALT “ KEY ON YOUR PHONE AND TYPE THE FOLLOWING ON YOUR PHONE : “SBEB”.

13. >> YOU WILL GET THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE PROMPT ON YOUR PHONE:

14. DON’T PRESS OK YET.

15. NOW BACK ON YOUR PC SOFTWARE

16. CLICK RESTORE AND YES ON THE PROMPT THAT COMES

17. IT WILL THE RESTORE

18. THE SCREEN THEN DISAPPEARS

19. NOW BACK TO YOUR PHONE

20. >> PRESS OK

21. YOU SHOULD NOW SEE AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE BOOK AS HIGHLIGHTED BELOW

22. NOW STILL ON YOUR PHONE PRESS BACK ONCE

23. NOW GO TO BROWSER

24. GET IN BROWSER>> YOU WILL SEE SCREEN AS BELOW

25. NOW CHANGE THE “DEFAULT BROWSER” TO “BROWSER” AS BELOW

26. NOW SAVE THIS CONFIGURATION ON THE PHONE AS BELOW

27. >>> NOW GO TO YOUR PHONE HOME SCREEN AND OPEN YOUR BROWSER

28. IT SHOULD WORK

29. I WILL TRY GOOGLE AS AN EXAMPLE

30. CONGRATULATIONS YOU JUST UNLOCKED YOUR OWN BROWSER!!!!! FOR FREE!!!!

 

Microsoft Now Needs Google Emulation February 18, 2013

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For about two decades Microsoft (MSFT) was able to dominate the computing market, embracing and extending its Microsoft Windows operating system to remove profitable competitors, and reaping monopoly profits as a result.

In the era of devices, this has changed, radically. And nowhere is this more evident than with the company’s latest effort to enter that market, the Windows Phone.

Despite heavy advertising through the fourth quarter, the company sold 6.2 million units, according to Gartner. Sounds like great news, but this is a market where total industry shipments were closer to 207 million units. So Microsoft has 3% of the market.

The Microsoft of this new market, it’s becoming apparent, is Google (GOOG) Android, which according to Gartner got 69% of the market, almost 145 million units. The big winner here, of course, is Samsung, which dominates the Android space. Microsoft is also a small winner here, demanding up to $25/unit from OEMs using Android in their product.

But what happens after you get a Windows Phone? Where do you find software for it? The company claims it has 150,000 apps available. Well, there are 750,000 such apps for Android.

So what is a Windows Phone owner to do? One thing they can do is go to Bluestacks, which is offering an emulator called Get Your Apps Back which, it says, brings Android apps to the Windows Phone platform. Tests show it’s what we used to call a kludge, that is, a mess. The company also wants to write an emulator for Windows RT, the version of Windows run on Microsoft Surface tablets.

Of course, if you want Android, buy Android. You can get Android cheap from your carrier. The word for what Bluestacks is doing is sad.

The market is getting the word. Since the start of this year Google stock has continued to outperform that of Microsoft, rising 11% in value against barely 5% for Microsoft. The total market cap of Google, $260 billion, now dwarfs Microsoft’s $234 billion. The crossover has occurred only in the last three months, and the difference is growing.

I have written several times that I wanted to see how Microsoft did in the fourth quarter before deciding what to do with my own holdings.

I’ve sold ’em.

Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1189651-microsoft-now-needs-google-emulation?source=email_investing_ideas&ifp=0

ZSE must shake off its ‘old boys’ club’ image — Econet February 14, 2013

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MOBILE telecoms giant Econet Wireless has come out strongly against the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange’s (ZSE) failure to implement reforms aimed at modernising the exchange through the introduction of an electronic trading platform and a Central Securities Depository (CSD) in a bid to boost the relevance of its mobile money service EcoCash.

Staff Writer

Econet this week released a strongly worded statement calling on the ZSE to shake off its elitist “old boys’ club” image and urgently reform the share trading system of the ZSE as the current system is subject to abuse.

“It is time for the ZSE to become more accessible to ordinary people, and a proper vehicle for mobilising capital for companies,” read the statement.

In an effort to speed up the process, Econet said it was willing to extend a “no strings attached loan” to the ZSE to buy an electronic trading platform that allows immediate and transparent settlement as in other countries such as South Africa and Kenya.

Analysts attribute Econet’s rising interest in the ZSE to its recent foray into mobile money transfer. Offering small investors an efficient payments platform would enable broader participation and liquidity of the ZSE.

Econet has also announced plans to split its shares in a 10 for one share split aimed at boosting the number of listed shares. The move is seen by analysts as aimed at attracting smaller investors to its register. At US$6 per share, Econet had become the dearest share on the ZSE.

Last week Econet said it was setting up a payment system for shares on the ZSE using its EcoCash service. The system is designed to make it possible for small investors to buy and sell shares using EcoCash.
The group also announced its ambitions to set up an electronic trading platform which will also make share trading much more transparent.

However, Econet Wireless Services CEO Darlington Mandivenga did not say when the platform would be ready, but confirmed discussions with brokers and securities authorities would start once the system is up and running.

He said Econet would not set up a brokerage firm to deal with its new service.

“We are just providing a payment solution, which we expect the brokers and public to use,” said Mandivenga. “They will all make money from it,” he said.

However, the CSD has to be operational first before Econet can set up its payment system.

Indications from sources closely associated with the implementation of Zimbabwe’s CSD system said the system could be operational by mid-year, but dependent on certain conditions precedent, particularly the regulatory and legal framework

Source: http://www.theindependent.co.zw/2013/02/08/zse-must-shake-off-its-old-boys-club-image-econet/

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