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Maxed out your storage? If so, it’s time to clean up and make room.   Here’s how:   1. Swipe through your screens and identify the apps you never use or games you don’t like playing anymore. Tap and hold your finger on one until they all start wiggling.   Tap the X   on the corner for each app or game you want to delete. When you’re done, press the Home button to stop the apps from wiggling.   2. It’s especially important to delete big apps that you don’t use. To find out how big some apps or games are, go to   Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage, and you’ll see a list of everything you have installed, from largest to smallest. Select what you want to remove and then tap   Delete App   to finish the job.   3. Photos and video take up a lot of space, so delete what you don’t need anymore. But no need to delete one by one. Go to your   Photos app > Camera Roll > Select   to handpick each and every image you want to delete, then tap the garbage can icon. Follow the same steps for   video clips   and you will have saved some valuable space.   4. If you’re an avid iPhone photographer you might want to use this neat little trick to save from doubling up on images. When shooting in   HDR mode   (three images combined for best exposure), iOS saves both the final image and the original, but you can change that. Go to   Settings > Photos & Camera   and toggle off   Keep Normal Photo.   5. Your   Messages   app may be cluttered with all the messages you’ve received, and you can do something about it by deleting entire threads. Simply swipe left on a thread and tap   Delete   to remove it. You can also set messages to delete automatically after 30 days or one year.
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  Is your cellphone always running out of battery? Do you find yourself always looking to charge your phone? Want some helpful tips to save batter life? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.       Adjusting Brightness level Go to your Applications and select Settings. In the Device section click on Display, and scroll down to Settings until you see Brightness Level. Then adjust!   Review Battery Usage From the Applications screen go to Settings. In the Device section click on Power management, and in the Power information section click on Battery Usage. This list shows you all the apps that are consuming your phone’s battery so you can control which ones you need and which ones you don’t.   Turning off Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Just go to Applications, then Settings, and then Wireless & Networks. Click on Wi-Fi & Bluetooth to temporarily disable them   Closing Active Programs & Apps From the Applications screen go to Settings. In the Device section select Apps and swipe right on the heading until you get to Running. From here you can stop any apps that you don’t need running in the background all the time.   Turning off GPS Start from the Applications screen and go to Settings. In the Personal section select Location and toggle it Off.   Animated Wallpapers and Screensavers Avoid using animated wallpapers or screensavers. We know they look pretty, but your battery will thank you if you get rid of them.
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  Is your cellphone always running out of battery? Do you find yourself always looking to charge your phone? Want some helpful tips to save batter life? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Adjusting Brightness level 1. Start by taking down the brightness level of your screen. 2. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 3. Select Display, and drag the slider under Brightness Settings to the desired level.   Adjusting Backlight Timeout 1. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 2. Select Display, and scroll down to Screen Lock and tap Screen Lock Timeout to select the time you want.   Monitor Battery Usage 1. To turn it on, tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 2. Then select App Manager and Device Monitor 3. Look at the Battery tab to see which apps are using up your battery.   Turning off Wi-Fi, GPS & Bluetooth 1. You can also try disabling your Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and GPS when you’re not using them. 2. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen. 3. Select Network Connections and toggle Wi-Fi & Bluetooth off, and select Location Services to turn your GPS off.   Closing Active Programs & Apps 1. If you’re already in the app, just Swipe Up from the bottom of the screen then tap X to close. 2. If you’re on your home screen, click on the Active Frame icon and then hit X on the apps to close.   Animated Wallpapers and Screensavers Avoid using animated wallpapers or screensavers. We know they look pretty, but your battery will thank you if you get rid of them.
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  Texting Shortcuts   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.   You type: Your BlackBerry changes it to: ld Today’s date lt The current time mypin Your BlackBerry / BBM PIN myver Your BlackBerry model and OS version information mynumber 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.     Take Control   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.   Here’s how:   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.  
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  Is your cellphone always running out of battery? Do you find yourself always looking to charge your phone? Want some helpful tips to save batter life? Well you are in luck.   Check out this helpful How To video to learn how.     Turn on Battery Saver 1. To turn Battery Saver on, swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings, then select Battery Saver.   Turning off Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Just swipe down from the home screen to bring up the Action Center, and tap either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to disable. You can tell they’re off because they look greyed out.   Turning off GPS 1. Swipe  left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings. 3. Select Location and then turn Location services off, then just turn it back on when you need it.   Adjusting Brightness level 1. Swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Scroll down and tap Settings, select Brightness, and turn off Automatically Adjust and set the level to low.   Adjust Screen Lock timer 1. Swipe left from the home screen to get to the Apps list. 2. Then scroll down and tap Settings, select Lock screen, and adjust the Screen times from the drop down menu.   Animated Wallpapers and Screensavers Avoid using animated wallpapers or screensavers. We know they look pretty, but your battery will thank you if you get rid of them.
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  Whether it’s tangled or damaged cords, or a constantly dwindling phone battery, here are ways to combat a few of the most common techie woes.     Damaged power cords   Cellphone and laptop cords take a beating, especially the end you plug into your device. The simplest way to protect your cords from splitting, bending and fraying is to secure a pen spring around them. Over time, constant tugging and pulling creates cord fraying, creating a potential fire hazard.   Disassemble a ballpoint pen by unscrewing the tip, pulling out the ink tube and removing the metal spring. Extend the coil spring and wrap it around your cord closest to the end that plugs into your device. This helps to ensure that the end of your cord is protected, and any existing minor frays, splits and bends are contained so they don’t become worse.     Dying phone battery   If you run a lot of apps or use Wi-Fi, your battery probably drains pretty quickly. When you need your device charged in a hurry, try this simple trick to turn your battery bar from zilch to full in no time.   Turn on   Airplane Mode   (turning on this function depends on your device; for iPhone, for example, go to   Settings   and toggle   Airplane Mode   to   on). Plug in your phone or tablet and charge as usual. (Make sure you turn Airplane Mode   off   to resume normal function on your phone once you’ve charged.)     Dirty headphones   Not only does cleaning them help your cans aesthetically, it eliminates germs and promotes a crisper sound by removing the dust that settles in the speakers.   Combine a solution of warm water and soap. Lightly dampen a cloth in the suds and gently wipe the earpieces and wires clean. 3. If your headphones have removable silicone covers, gently clean those separately with a toothbrush. If your headphones are particularly dirty, try cleaning them using some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip.   Tip:   Be careful – too much soap will leave a sticky residue and too much water or rubbing alcohol is, well, bad news.     Tangled cords   If you use a laptop, you likely have a number of cords you need to quickly use and/or unplug at your workstation. The easiest way to organize them is a handy little trick using sturdy   bulldog clips   that can be found at most dollar stores.   Clamp   bulldog clips   to the back of your desk or work area. String cables through the openings of the two squeezable metal tips. Your cords will easily slide through the clips’ handles without getting tangled.
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