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Blackberry Auto-lock

One of simple features missing from my Blackberry was the capability to automatically lock the blackberry when the screen fades. RIM had this cool idea where when you stick the blackberry into it’s case it automatically goes into lock mode, but sometimes you just want to keep your blackberry in your pocket, purse, briefcase, man-bag (or whatever it may be) without its case without having to worry about accidentally calling or e-mailing someone some jibberish.

This app is a simple, but powerful tool that directly integrates with your blackberry. Simply navigate your blackberry browser to the following link and install the autolock app.

Over The Air Install (OTA): http://www.geekandproud.net/blackberry/autolock/autolock.jad

The configuration settings of the app are as follows:

  • AutoLock keys: Enable/Disable
  • Delay after backlight shuts: 1 sec – 10 minutes
  • Action when plugged in: Don’t Lock / Lock
  • Action when on call: Don’t Lock / Lock

You can also download it to your computer and install it, but I’ve always found that process much more tedious.

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Free WebEx Alternatives

Although I really love WebEx and the powerful features it provides, there are times when a free service would suffice. I’ve been getting e-mails from the Joomla Dallas Users Group about the e-meetings they have started to do and they are using a service called Vyew to do the web meetings. When doing web-development in my off-time I often find it easier and more beneficial to the client to be able to view my screen while I train them how to use their new website. I found a few online collaboration and screensharing tools that are free and I thought I would share them with everyone: