You know the keyboard on your BB10 device is great at predicting what you want to say. You can bend this powerful dictionary to your will, too. For example, have your BlackBerry dictionary automatically substitute the text short form “OMW” to read “on my way,” or automatically insert your office address whenever you type “myoffice.” Those are just a couple of examples. Think about the phrases you end up writing out often and create your own texting shortcuts.
Open the Settings menu, choose Language and Input, then Automated Assistance, then Prediction and Correction and, finally, Word Substitution.
Ensure the toggle switch for Word Substitutions is set to the On position.
Tap the plus sign in the bottom bar.
Enter your shortcut text, followed by your long-form text. Save. (Take heart in the fact that it’s the last time you’ll ever have to write out these words on your BlackBerry.)
Now, when entering text in an email, text message or elsewhere, just type your short form (e.g., “myoffice”) and hit space. Your BlackBerry will replace it with your long-form text – in this case, your full office address.
Sub Me In!
In addition to allowing you to create as many text shortcuts as you can dream up, BlackBerry 10 includes some handy, pre-loaded shortcuts. There are short codes to insert your BlackBerry PIN for people to add you on BBM, to insert the date and time, and more. Here are a select few.
You’ll find others in Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction > Automated Assistance > Word Substitution.
Your BlackBerry changes it to:
The current time
Your BlackBerry / BBM PIN
Your BlackBerry model and OS version information
Your phone number
Inbox: Zero (Unread Messages)
For all but the most vigilant minimalist, inbox overload is an unfortunate reality for many of us. There’s a little-publicized trick that can help you tame that seemingly unwieldy mass of unread messages, though: mark messages as “read” prior to a date you choose. So, if it’s July 15 th and you’ve got 87 unread messages dating back to July 10 th , simply use the Mark Prior Read function to change unread messages from July 14 th or earlier to read. If nothing else, your inbox “unread” count will give you a much better idea of what you actually have to deal with.
In the Hub, swipe down to the date at which you want to clean the slate.
Tap and hold on the date header. A sidebar pops up.
In the sidebar, tap the open envelope icon.
Tap Continue to confirm.
When you’re listening to music on your BlackBerry, which do you do more often: change the volume or skip tracks? Like most, you probably do a lot of both. Thankfully, you can change the physical volume keys on the side of your BlackBerry to control both the volume and the playback.
Open the Settings menu, swipe down to Main Volume and select.
Swipe to set Music Shortcuts to On.
Now, when you’re listening to music, the “up” rocker key will skip forward a track and the “down” rocker key will skip back just by pressing down.
If you’re looking for an easier way to manage your Rogers services, one that doesn’t involve spending time on the phone or your computer, we’ve got something exciting to share. Rogers’ My Account App is a free*, simple and convenient way to keep tabs on all your wireless services. With the app, you can view your account balance, view your voice, text and data usage stats, manage your MY5 list and much more.
If you have a smartphone, to get started, search for Rogers My Account App via the app store on your smartphone. Visit the Android Marketplace, Blackberry App World or iTunes App Store to download the Rogers My Account App.
Install app and follow the login prompts (you’ll have to use Rogers’ network and not WiFi for authentication purposes).
If you have a regular mobile devices text ACCOUNT to 4836, you will receive a text with a link to the Rogers Mobile Internet Portal which gives you access to My Account. Or you can use your phone’s browser to visit www.rogers.mobi/myaccount and follow the login steps.
Once registered, select one of the following to manage your services:
View account balance: See your account balance and last payment details
Make a payment: Make payment using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express)
View voice and data usage: Check out how many minutes, KBs of data, text, picture and video message you’ve sent for the invoice period.
Browse and manage subscriptions: See a list of your current services and add new services available to you and add them right from your phone! – Coming Soon.
MY5/M10: Subscribe to MY5/MY10, manage your list of MY5/MY10 numbers
Manage Extreme Text Messaging: Adjust Extreme Text Messaging functionality (if you subscribe to Extreme Text Messaging).
Manage Ringbacks: Update and manage your Ringbacks (If you subscribe to Ringbacks)
* There’s no data charge for usage associated with the app.