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I have compiled this guide from setting up a blackberry and deciphering badly written guides from other sites and help from members of the giffgaff forum.
It is aimed at BB OS 5 users.
Unfortunately RIM, the makers of blackberry decided tight security was more important than usability and so they created something called a BIS. A BIS, is a server that resides in the magical land of the mobile phone network and so, costs the mobile operator to run a whole independant server purely for blackberry services. That is why to use a blackberry on O2 and other network you need the Blackberry bolt-on/package.
As giffgaff is relatively new in the mobile network market and also cheap this mean they currently do not have a BIS and so functionality for a Blackberry is limited to calls and Texts and possibly internet via Opera; that is unless you are willing to do some work.
This guide assumes you know how to install software via the Blackberry Desktop Manager; if you don’t then please read through the help provided with the program.
Windows Live Messenger / MSN Messenger
gTalk / Google Talk
Push Emails (The blackberry emails that’s built in)
Possibly alot more things as the BIS is highly integrated
Simply, it encrypts all data between your phone and the mobile network so it can’t be snooped at via the mobile airwaves.
Lets setup the internet access.
Opera should give you internet access without any other fafing on. It’s a great browser but it isn’t as deeply integrated into the phone as the Blackberry Browser but if all you need it simpe surfing this is for you.
Hold on… This is a long winded process and this will be the end result.
I don’t know exactly what a service book is, but its something to do with telling what programs how they can access other resources i.e. the internet!
There is only one version of facebook that is guranteed to work with BB OS5 without a BIS.
Try downloading the latest version
Google Maps 4.5.1
I hope this guide is easy for blackberry users to follow.
This guide was taken from many sources that haven’t been credited; this is not the case for the final version being supplied to giffgaff; this guide will be updated to credit those whose work this is. This guide just pulls other guides together in one simple(ish) to understand place.
Opened up comments for a short time on this post only, this is so members of the giffgaff community can comment and help make this guide perfect before submission to giffgaff.
The guide for giffgaff is now online here.
Trillian – (Paid-for) MSN, Google Talk, AIM, Facebook Chat etc – Not Guaranteed Working.
LiveProfile – (Free) Twitter and Facebook plus more – Not Guaranteed Working.
Nimbuzz – (Free) MSN, Google Talk, AIM, Facebook Chat etc – Reported Working
WhatsApp – (Free) Messenger for cross-platform chat between Android, iPhone etc – Reported Working
Just updated ldir() to version 1.6.3.
Check it out over at ldir’s page.
At last, I have released my PHP file lister code (v 1.6.2). It’s now been officially named as ldir and it’s a function so you can simply call it up within a web page and bang, your files are listed. It’s even valid HTML!
Check it out over here.
There is still a lot of development for this function and things still to come eventually:
I hope whoever uses it, finds it as useful as I have.
Checkout this Linux Terminal Clock: tty-clock
Try it out, its pretty sexy in a geeky way.
You can have it in 24h/12h, there’s a choice of colours, centred, bouncing or left align.
Install it with these commands…
wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/xorg62/tty-clock/tarball/master tar -zxvf xorg62-tty-clock-a82fd71.tar.gz cd xorg62-tty-clock-a82fd71 make && make install