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    how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

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    I just got a BB 8700g and was wondering how to get programs downloaded from Handango or anywhere else onto my blackberry from my Mac mini. I've been a Mac user since I bought my 512 back in the day. The software for desktop that was included is for windoze only. I don't have a windoze machine, so any ideas?

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    Try downloading them OTA. So far there is no way to use the Desktop Manager on a mac. OR you can try using a friend's PC.

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    What about the MacBook or MacBook Pro with Dual Boot? That wouldn't work? I almost got one of these but decided not to.


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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

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    With the new Mac-Intel machines, there are two ways to use the Taint: #1 partition your hard drive with Apple's Boot Camp, and have Mac OS on one and the Taint on the other. Then when you start up, you boot into either OS.

    #2 is Paralells, a software app that runs the Taint as an app in OS X.

    However, either method requires a licence for the Taint. (And don't even think about stealing from Bill, he's poor enough already!)

    Best advice (and it's what I do): use a pc at work or a friend's, but only if you cannot download OTA.

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    boot camp is your best option, had problems getting desktop manager to work with bb while running in parallels

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    And has anyone managed to get PocketMac 4.0 to download an app to their BB?

    I'm using a (newly bought) 8100/Pearl and can't get that bit of Pocketmac to work.

    Many thanks in advance for any thoughts on this

    Newbie Graeme

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    graemeaustin, Welcome to PinStack.

    Can't help with the Pearl/Mac problem though. Sorry.

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

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    Since the post of mine in this thread, PocketMac 4 has been released.

    I've only sync'd contacts and calendar thus far. So, I don't have experience with doing themes/files/apps.

    I did see the menu option, but it was greyed out, so I am not sure what's up with that.

    I do have a 7130g on BES, so perhaps it's an IT policy which disallows app installs away from the corporate network (??).

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    Hi.

    I'm in contact with Pocketmac support and, if they are able to help me, I will post here the solution they offer.

    Let's hope it doesn't take too long!

    Graeme

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    I downloaded Pocketmac 4.0 over the weekend and I could not download themes to save my life. I got to work and used my work PC and downloaded the themes with no problem. Go figure. I hope Pocketmac fixes that soon.

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    Pocketmac have got the files I can't download to look at, but it's been a couple of days.

    I've got a little PC in my office which I think I am going to have to use for app downloads until they figure this out. Shame they couldn't deal before they released the software, but never mind - I am not trying to sound negative.

    urbangyrl: I reckon I'll be joining you in PC land :cry:

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    Please don't forget to post whatever you hear back from PocketMac!

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    Bask Oner: Have no fear, I got a reply this weekend and I was waiting to post it here. As you can see, it's good news, bad news. They will fix it, but not just yet...

    __STARTS__
    We are working on a fix for this, I apologize for the inconvenience.

    Thank you for your help!

    I will let you know when an update is available.
    __ENDS__

    If by some fluke I am given some advance warning about the publicly available fix, I'll let you know. But I'm not holding my breath.

    Graeme

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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    I use a MacBook Pro and have had no problems. Just reboot into Windows and you are away. I search in Mac, save my files to the Windows partition then reboot aand install to BB. Easy peasy
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    Re: how do i get downloaded programs from my mac to my BB

    Im just sending my files back and forth via Bluetooth. Easy and simple. No need to install any additional appz or software. Or you can use Pocketmac for Blackberry. But...you have to use a USB cable.

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