How To Properly Sync Contacts To Your Blackberry With Mac

Many people just don't get how to put in contacts into their new Blackberry. Some have difficulties moving their contacts from their old phones, some other just don't have any idea how to. Now, I'm going to guide you to properly sync your Blackberry with your Mac. However, this is not just a plug-and-sync. Quite a few steps must be done to really properly get all your contacts into your Blackberry. But don't worry. Once you learn how, you can call all your contacts from your Blackberry :)

First, we need a syncing application. I'm giving you 2 options : PocketMac for Blackberry, an original and free syncing tool from Research In Motion, or Missing Sync for Blackberry by Mark/Space (you may get one for $39.95, but if you rather save your money, just download a 15-days trial version).

Although PocketMac is free, from my personal experience, it does not sync so well. There has been rumors that PocketMac only works with older models of Blackberry. However, I have already tried syncing Curve 8300 and 8900 and it worked. Just, like I said, it doesn't sync well. Some bugs appeared on 8300 after the syncing (like contacts unable to be opened or windows appearing saying "Javascript bla bla bla"). And...PocketMac doesn't support syncing through bluetooth!

So, even though it is a trial version, I do recommend you syncing with Missing Sync. And that's what I am going to use to explain to you how to sync a Blackberry properly.

First Step

Download a trial version of Missing Sync. If you want to spend an additional $40, it may be better.

Second Step

Have your contacts inserted in Mac's Address Book. This can be done through several ways. If you already have your contacts manually added in the Address Book, that will be fine. but if you are about to move contacts from old phones, use iSync.

iSync can sync contacts from many phone vendors, but Blackberry. However, I remind you that some new phone models require an additional plug-in to be able to be synced with iSync. This additional plug-in can be obtained, and usually free of charge, from each vendor or by Apple itself.

Third Step

After you have entered all your contacts into Address Book, it's time for some additional preparation before syncing. This is a problem I found when I was about to sync my own Blackberry. Blackberry does not recognize multiple numbers on one contact with the same category.

You see above that there are 2 mobile categories. If it is synced so, Blackberry will only recognize the first number. To avoid this, change one of the number's category into something else ("work", "home", "other"). DO NOT choose the "main" category as it is also not recognized by Blackberry.

Do so on every contact with multiple numbers. Quite tiring, especially if you have hundreds of contacts. But there's no other option. You wouldn't want to miss an important contact, would you?

And don't forget to put all your contacts into a group if you don't want to sync every single contact or if you only want specific contacts to be put on your device. This will simplify your work a lot.

And another note : Do not let any contact without name. Blackberry devices with OS 4.2 and greater cannot accept "No Name" contacts. You must give it a name or it won't be synced!

So let's go to the next step. We're ready to sync!

Fourth Step

Before you can even start syncing with Missing Sync, you need to download the Missing Sync application for you device. This can be done in 2 ways : open from your Blackberry browser and directly download it from there, or you can simply copy the Device App folder from Applications>Missing Sync For Blackberry into your Blackberry. You may copy this by inserting your memory card into the desktop and copy-paste or through USB using Mass Storage Mode.

When this is done, on your device, open Media, then Menu>Explore. Open the Device App folder. It must contain a file named MissingSync.jad. Click the file and download it. Reboot after installation.

Fifth Step

Connect Blackberry to your Mac through USB. Even though Missing Sync's speciality is its ability to sync through Bluetooth, the first sync must be done through USB. Afterwards, you can always sync through Bluetooth.

Open Missing Sync. A window like this will appear.

In order to sync contacts, check the box on the left of "Contacts". You may also check the others if you would like to sync them, too. Then, double-click the rightmost writing ("Do nothing" or "Copy selected groups to device...") on the Next Sync Action column. A window like this will appear :

On the Contacts Setting you may choose what's best for you, whether you want to synchronize so that new contacts on your device gets on your desktop and vice versa, or just put contacts on the desktop to your device. Also choose whether you want to sync ALL contacts from your Address Book or only selected ones. Like I said, making groups of your contacts will then help you very much. The, click "OK". You will return to the main window.

Now, you may start syncing. Click "Synchronize" on the top bar.

Your Blackberry has been synced successfully. CONGRATULATIONS!

If you want to sync through Bluetooth afterwards, just turn on your bluetooth on your device. Make sure it is already paired with your Mac. You can open Missing Sync on your Blackberry and click "Synchronization" or directly click "Synchronize" from your desktop Missing Sync.

Have a try!!

Five Best Stereo Headphones

Whether it is the best selling Apple iPod or the latest mp3 / mp4 players or any other audio players, you can't go without the best stereo headphone. The Apple iPod has incredible design, classic looks, marketing and usability. The Apple iPod revalorized the iPod / Music world and many of the newer iPods coming in the market are trying to copy or beat Apple with better design.

One of the best features of the Apple iPod is the incredible range of accessories being made major global manufacturers. Every one wants a piece of the iPod. Enjoying the thrilling music experience is never complete until you have the best headphone. There are wide range of Headphones which makes the right choice little difficult. Investing money on a headphone may be expensive if you don't get the best deal.

Here are the five best iPod Stereo Headphones, ranked by majority of users:

1. Sennheiser PX 100

This stereo headphone tops the list especially if you are looking for the best but economical headphone. With ergonomic design and great stereo sound, Sennheiser PX100 and the most economical Price for a product of this quality, it a a must-have accessory for portables, music players, mp3, mp4, iPods and iPhones.

The PX 100 open dynamic supra-aural mini headphones are perfect for mobile players. Their outstanding sound reproduction and foldable design make them ideal for outdoor use and traveling. Its' state-of-the-art : fold and flip design" allows the ear cups to be turned through 90° and fold the headphones closed. The small and sleek design makes it fit into the shirt pocket. With a weight of only 65 gm, this headphone is not only light but is also light on your pocket with a price range between - $69.95 - $49.99

Maybe you can get the best deal on Amazon.

The NEW iPhone 4G - Coming 2010

Best Netbook February 2010 Review

Best Netbook Model of February 2010

It has been 2 years since netbooks entered market and become one of the best choice of computing for students.

Students get many benefits from netbooks. Many can now have their own computer . Netbooks have many interesting role for students, especially the price, size, and weight.

There are many models in the market today, students are spoilt for choice. Lets now take a look at one of the best netbook models for 2010

Asus Eee PC 1005PE - Best Seller on Amazon for February 2010.

Asus Eee PC 1005PE

is truly amazing. It is slim. Just 1.4 inches. It weighs a mere 2.8 pounds. From the size and weight, it is an ideal netbook for students.

It is capable powered unit for 11 hours of work on a single charge

Students should'nt worrying about the power of this netbook in their daily college work.. Take notes, play a game, browsing internet, writing documents, ets. Don't forget to recharge it to full capacity at home every day.

It has a better keyboard than the 1005HA with a change to the chiclet style. The battery life of the 1005PE is up to an incredible 11 hours. Expect real life situations to give you around 9 or 10 hours. That is incredible. It comes with Bluetooth! It has just been released at here:

What customers are saying about the New Asus Eee PC 1005PE netbook:

I purchased this little computer about a week ago and so far it has been great. So far I have not found anything to complain about with the computer so I will list a few of the things I like:

- Even with the extended capacity battery, the computer is very light and portable
- The battery life is great! My daughter watched movies for almost 8 hours on our plane ride home without a hitch or stutter. After being in use for nearly the entire flight, it still had 35% of the battery remaining. Another note on the battery, in the earlier 1005 netbooks, the battery would stick out past the screen on the rear of the netbook. That is no longer the case, on the 1005PE it is flush with the rear of the netbook.
- The keyboard is nice and decent size. I almost bought a Toshiba solely because I did not like the keyboard on the 1005HA version of this machine. Asus changed the keyboard on this model to a chiclet keyboard which is much better. I saw one review that thought the keyboard was flimsy. As far as I can tell, the Asus has no more flexibility in the keyboard than the Acer or Toshiba netbooks I looked at.
- Windows 7 starter and Asus Utility. I saw a few reviews where people complained about Win7 Starter. Again, so far no problems with the OS, it does what it is intended to do. As far as the complaints about changing the background on the desktop, Asus was kind enough to provide a utility that makes changing the background very easy.
- WLAN - since I bought the netbook, it has been in 6 locations that have wireless internet and it has jumped on the network easily each time regardless on encryption.

A couple more thoughts on netbooks in general:
- Netbooks are not desktop replacements or miniture laptops. They are intended to provide basic computing and internet needs. If you are expecting it to fly through huge power point presentations or apps that require a lot of RAM and processing power you will be disappointed. If all you need is a computer that travels easily and will allow you to surf the web, play music and video and run office programs, netbooks can be a very good choice.
- I would recommend that anyone who buys a netbook remove as much of the installed software as they can. I was able to remove alot of pre-loaded junk and the netbook ran faster. Here are a few program that I think every netbook should have: Firefox or Google Chrome for internet, vlc (Videolan) for music and movie playback, Open Office 3 for word processing, spreadsheets, etc and Foxit Reader for opening .pdf files.
Also, I have seen several recommendations to replace the 1GB Ram with a 2GB stick. I have not done this yet and it still works great. At the moment I have a 4GB SD card installed to see if there are any performance gains using the Windows Reafyboost function. So far so good.

The bottom line is that this netbook has exceeded my expectations and is a solid little machine. I would recommend it to anyone in search of a good netbook. By Bizzybee (Virginia Beach, VA United States)

Got this for the long battery life. It really does get most of the advertised 14 hours. Got about 11 hours with wireless access during most of that time, a fair amount of work on the machines, and there was still a tiny bit of battery life left. So I'd say the numbers (14 hours would reflect less work and less wireless use) are not too far off. The machine is very sleek, somewhat heavy for its size (the battery probably makes up a good deal of the weight gain), and the Windows 7 is usable. I'd say that it was a good package if battery life were near the top of your desire list.

- Genuinely good battery life
- Works fine, hardware & software
- Looks good, especially the display

- Slightly heavy for the size and definitely heavier than some other netbooks
- Windows 7 "Starter" edition, if that matters to you
- Probably would run faster with more memory standard

By Michael A. Duvernois (Minneapolis, MN United States)

iPhone Applications for Kids

Top iPhone and iPod Touch Applications for Children

What are your favorite iPhone or iPod Touch Apps for your kids?

Even though I've had an iPhone for a couple of years, I'm just starting to get into the apps. We try to be careful with the amount of time our kids spend on the computer/iPhone, but once in a while they get to play with our apps. Unfortunately, I have found that it is difficult to find good applications for kids. Whenever I'm with a group of moms or dads that have an iPhone, which tends to be more and more these days, the topic of good, kid-friendly iPhone apps seems to come up. I thought I'd create this hub for us parents to share our favorites. We have three girls (six, three, and one), so our favorites tend to be in this age range. Below are some of our favorites, and I hope that we can start a good list in the comments capsule to discover new apps for kids.

Top iPhone Apps for Kids under Two

I know it sounds crazy for a kid under two to use an iPhone application, but our one year old loves to look at the animals and hear animal sounds. I haven't found very many applications that are appropriate, but here are our favorites:

  1. Animal Fun: It has pictures of animals, says their name, and makes their sound. (FREE)
  2. Finger Piano: Play the piano randomly or follow the directions for older kids. (LITE VERSION IS FREE)
  3. Simple Draw: Draw with the touch of a finger (FREE)
  4. Zoo for Baby: The Freestyle mode shows pictures of animals and when you tap on them they make a sound. (FREE)
  5. Zoo Sounds: The free version has only 4 animals and sounds, the paid version (.99) has 12 animals.
If you have any other favorite applications for kids under 2, please start a list in the comments capsule!

Our Favorite iPhone and iPod Touch Applications

Top iPhone Applications for Toddlers Ages 2-4

Here are the best iPhone applications for our 3 year old that we have found. This age is really a sweet spot for applications. Please leave your favorites in the comments capsule!

  1. Shape Bulilder: The lite (free) version is great. It's a puzzle game where you put the correct shapes in the correct spots. (FREE)
  2. Jirbo Match: The girls really like the matching games; it's like memory. I'm sure there are others that are good too. (FREE)
  3. The Wheels on the Bus: Every toddler loves this song. This application sings the song and lets you interact with the characters. (.99 cents)
  4. Pocket Phonics: The lite version of this application only has 6 letters. It's worth getting the paid version on this application because it gives you many more options for sound blends, etc. I highly recommend this application for kids learning their letters and sounds.
  5. iWrite Words: Follow a little crab to write letters. Our three year old likes this letter making app too. (LITE version is FREE)
  6. First Words Sampler: You drag and drop letters to make a word. The lite version is great. (FREE)
  7. I Hear Ewe: animal sounds in a cute user interface. (FREE)

The Best iPhone Applications for Kids over the age of 4

The iPhone Applications for older kids can be very interesting. Our oldest daughter loves the following applications:

  1. Google Earth: This is a great application for kids and adults. (FREE)
  2. National Georgraphic Games: Jigsaw or Spot It! (FREE)
  3. Simon: Like the old school game where the four sections light up and you try to copy the pattern. (FREE)
  4. Scramble: making words from jumbled letters (FREE)
  5. Doodle Buddy: This is another drawing application for all ages (FREE)
  6. Tangram Puzzle Pro: This is a more advanced version of Shape Builder (.99 cents)
  7. The Fuzzy Fierce Peach: This a cute app that is more like a book than a game. ($1.99)

To Register a Domain Name

How to Register a Domain Name

How to Register a Domain Name is very important because you will need a website with a registered domain name before you can start to sell your product online. In order to make money online, you will need to get lots of traffic to your website and therefore, for the search engine optimization purpose, it is very important to choose the right set of long tail keywords as the URL for your website so you can get lots of free traffic for your website in the future.

The steps for Choosing the Domain Name

1) The first step to choose the right set of long tail keywords is always to use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool as your keyword's research tool, you can find more information about this tool from my previous Hub, Make-Money-Online-with-Google-AdWords-Keyword-Tool. With this tool, you will be able to find the best keyword combination by looking at the traffic volume of each keyword from the table. After you have done with your keyword research, start to choose the top level domain (TLD) for your website, the top level domain is the final part of the website address such as ".com", ".net" or ".org". Then, combine your long tail keywords with the top level domain to get your website address, for example, if you combine the long tail keywords "Learn Java Window Apple iPhone" with the top level domain ".com", you will get "". Now wait a minute! Can you spot what is wrong with this domain name? Due to no spacing is allowed in between the words of the domain name, you will need to use the (-) to separate those keywords or else you will get the word like LearnJavaWindowAppleiPhone instead of Learn-Java-Window-Apple-iPhone. What will happen next is that when the Google bot indexes your site, it will read your domain name word by word and LearnJavaWindowAppleiPhone will be interpreted as one word instead of five ( Learn Java Window Apple iPhone). LearnJavaWindowAppleiPhone will not bring you any traffic although it is so unique and you can easily get to the top spot in Google SERP as compared to Learn-Java-Window-Apple-iPhone which will take sometime for you to get there. Anyway, after you have done with all the hard work, it is time to go to the second step.

2) Type in your domain name which is now into the Google search box to find out whether that domain name is still available or not. If the domain name is still available, then all you need to do is just to register it at those online domain name registration sites. But how about if that domain name has already been taken by other? Then you will need to go through the step one process all over again. Or, you can check out those online buy domain name site and try to buy the domain name from the domain's owner. After you have filled up the Domain Buy Service Agreement form from the online buy domain name site, you will get your Certified Appraisal within 2 business days. After that, the domain buy agent will negotiate with the owner of that domain name for the lowest possible price and if the owner accepts your offer, then the deal is closed.

As we all can see, a good web domain names has become increasingly important to most of the website owners nowadays because we know that we all will need lots of traffic before we can start to make money online.

How To Set Up Facebook Ad

How To Set Up Facebook Ad

This article will provide you with the basic idea about facebook ad which will help you to drive more traffic to your website. A new year has begun and it is time for the webmaster to continue your new year plan of making money online. Like usual, before you can make money online, you will need lots of visitors. Google is the best place where you can drive lots of web traffic to your website but if you think you can't get enough web traffic from Google, then you might want to try out facebook as well. Facebook which has over 350,000,000 active users from around the world is another good place for us to get lots of online traffic. You can easily get 1,000 people to visit your website by just spending 10 to 20 dollars per day to promote your own business, website and product on facebook with facebook ad.

The process of starting an advertising campaign on facebook is simple, all you need to do is to provide information about your own website URL, the title of your website, the description of your ad plus upload an image for your ad if you want to. After you have selected your target users by location and age group, facebook will take care of the rest from here onward. Your ad will automatically fit into the facebook page and any image in your ad will usually get set to 110 x 80 pixels. Finally, your ad will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the facebook guidelines before it get published on facebook. There are two types of ad on facebook, CPC (cost per click) and CPM (cost per thousand impressions). When you are using the CPC model, you will only pay for the number of clicks you receive and if you are using the CPM model, you will pay for the number of impressions of your ad that are displayed on facebook. If you choose a CPC model, you will need to bid for the unit price for each click on your ad and when you are choosing the CPM model, you will need to bid for every thousand impressions of your ad. The minimum amount for CPC ad (cost per click) is $0.01. The minimum amount for CPM ad (cost per thousand impressions) is $0.02 USD. Beside that, you will also need to set a daily budget or the maximum amount of money you are willing to spend for each day for each campaign you're running on facebook so the facebook ad's system will automatically stop showing your ad once your budget has been met. The minimum daily budget for CPC and CPM is $1.00 USD and your budget must be at least two times the CPC or CPM amount you have specified. For example, if you specify a $1 CPC, then your daily budget must be at least $2. All the payment will be made through credit cards and co-branded debit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

Beside the budget, another thing you will need to consider is which type of ad you want to use in facebook. If you want to get traffic to your website, then a CPC ad is good for you but if you want to promote your own brand or company on facebook, then CPM is more suitable for you. But no matter which type of ad you are using, as a webmaster, your main purpose to buy ad space on facebook is always want to make more money by selling your own product to the facebook users. So to choose the best strategy to promote your product in facebook is what you will really need to think about instead of that few dollars of the daily budget.

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