Tethering a PlayBook through Rogers

Tethering a Laptop (PlayBook below) through Rogers

Requirements:  You need to be running BlackBerry OS 5+ on your phone, and BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5+.  You need a 1GB+ data plan with Rogers.

If your like me, and you follow the Rogers drafted tethering instructions, you may find tt it will not connect. 

Instructions are below for both PC and PlayBook but could be wrapped to many devices.

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Streaming Video to your Tablet


Streaming Video to your PlayBook – iPad below. (Anyone have Android suggestions?)

For those of you who stream video to your Xbox 360 via Tversity, this should be an easy change. You have several different options, most of them are browser based.

ORB is one of the best.  I  haven’t had a chance to look at it too carefully, but it has massive support for all kinds of tablets and devices.  With ORB you can literally go with a plug-and-play solution.

TVERSITY is what I use, because I use it for my Xbox 360.

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Want to know how to play SWF’s locally on the PlayBook?


Playing SWFs Locally or after Downloading Them to your PlayBook (including adding an icon!)

Difficulty:  Pretty easy

Step 1 – Install a Local Web Browser from the App Store.  In this case, Offline Viewer.

Link:  http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/36273?lang=en

Note:  This will let you browse only your root /media/downloads folder for viewing, however you can link to any subfolder

Step 2 – Download a wack of SWF files.  Need a torrent?

http://thepiratebay.org/search/flash%20games < – Grab ‘very addicting flash games’ torrent


Step 3 – Place them into a subfolder (i.e. downloads/flash_games/)

Step 4 – Add a root index.html under (downloads/) with hyperlinks to the files

Step 5 – Use the Viewer to open the file into your browser

Step 6 – Create a bookmark in your browser, save it to your Home (all)

Step 7 – Hold the icon a few seconds in the All tab and move it to the Games tab


Tip:  Want to know how to create a list fast and easy?  Use your old dos / batch file tools.

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Installing Android on your PlayBook

Looking for the DDPB Installer to install Andorid Apps from Crackberry ?  Your at the wrong link!  You are linking for this one:




Wanting Android apps on your PlayBook?  Or Beta apps like the AngryBirds?  This only works on old non 2.0 Beta OS users running 1.6.

Below are some handy steps (and quick download links) for installing Android on your PlayBook.  Its pretty quick and takes about 10 minutes if nothing goes wrong.  My instructions are a little bit different than everyone else, but thats because I ran into three problems during the setup.  By following these steps you should be a-0-k with minimal effort.  In addition, as a disclaimer, if something goes wrong… well your stuck googling it to find an answer because this is not RIM recommended or approved.

Before all else – Backup your BBPB.


Java Development Kit

Step 1 – Download and install the appropriate JDK below

> Download: 32bit

> Download: 64bit


Side-Loader Application, this will let you add APK’s and BAR files

Step 2 – Install the DDPB Installer 1.0.0 (no dos commands today folks)

> Download: DDPB Installer.msi

Step 3 – Update to the later release by using the DDPB Installer 1.0.7

> Download: DDPB Installer1.0.7.msi

Note:  Some people can install right to the 1.0.7 version.  However, I’ve seen at least one system not work on that release.

Also Note:  When you run the app, it will warn twice that files are missing – THATS ok press continue.  If it says Java missing, file will exit however – that means the JDK isn’t being detected and the file wont reach the PlayBook.


Installing the Android Emulator

Step 4 – Download the following file and use the DDPB Installer to push it to your device

> Download: sys.android.bar

What can I install now?

Any APK’s you send to your device will appear only inside the Android Emulator.  So, you need to make sure it is installed first.  Also, if you do not live in North America, you cannot use the BlackBerry App Store.  In that case you will need to find BAR files to install such as some of the ones I put below.

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Developing some Android Apps

That’s right – I grabbed the Android SDK’s this weekend and have started to hobble together a bunch of applications.

On a plus note, it looks like http://www.glbasic.com has added support not only for the GP2X and iOS devices but Android as well with the latest beta.

The test applications are available here: http://www.filearchivehaven.com/games/android-games/

Who knows what will be coming down the pipe in the near future!

Also, I started cramming C++ and Visual Studio again (yay). So it should mean some new toys on the horizon. (1130)


Japanese bioelectric suits continue to grow

Suits such as this Bioelectric suit for assisted mobility has been increasing in Japan.

In the last several years they have managed to create multiple endoskeletons that react and work with the human body and what is really interesting is the suits are being developed by different companies with different target demographics. More to come on this in a future post but it does wonder if the continued reduction of pc components will begin to play more of a role in this development.

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


Big Brother, spoiler alert!

Warning:  Contains spoilers.

As some of you may know, one of the members of Big Brother 13 has left the show early.  That would be Evel Dick.

He has a video uploaded minutes ago about this on his http://RTVZone.com website.

Following the HOH competition, Evel Dick vanished for 6 hours into the Diary Room to never return to the show.  Daniel was notified of his exit, but does not not know the specific reasons.  She was told there is no immediate death in the family.

He has stated that all of the rumours on the internet are not true, and that his reasons for leaving are personal to help a friend who has asked him not to disclose this information.  And this person is someone who has been there for him many times in the past.  He has advised he will give no more information on this subject but assures his fans that it was entirely unexpected, and the decision to leave has nothing to do with the game.

As a side effect of his exit, Daniel will be given the Golden Award and will be safe for the next 4 evictions.

~Lloyd (594)