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  1. accuberryedwin's Avatar
    This is how I use mine!
    What else could we use the Playbook for?-img_00000484.jpg

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    11-13-13 07:39 PM
  2. sgt_snacks-64's Avatar
    I seriously want to use mine in my car as sort of Media Center. Unfortunately A2DP STILL doesn't work with a BlackBerry VM605 :'( Does on my Z30, otherwise the PlayBook wouldn't be gathering so much dust. Am now considering some sort of Internet Radio/Glorified Alarm clock with it now
    11-14-13 03:42 PM
  3. Ayrton5's Avatar
    I still use mine every day to read news in the morning from various mobile-friendly websites, and a couple apps. It is basically my morning newspaper. One use I would like to have is to use it as a baby monitor or security type camera, making use of an IP camera. Haven't found anything that does the trick yet though.
    I am using mine as a baby monitor. I have a Foscam 8910W in the baby's room. TinyCam Pro displays the picture on the playbook. There is a free version of TinyCam but if you want sound you need the paid version. The catch, and this is a catch with the PB, is that you need to find a workaround to keep the screen alive. There are a couple of apps for this, paid versions but cheap. You will need to keep the TinyCam window minimised so that the 'screen alive' apps are visible to one side - that's how they work, if they can be seen, they can keep the screen from going out.

    A bit convoluted and a shame to have a picture that's about 1/3 of the whole screen, but we've been using it for 6 months quite happily.
    11-15-13 09:28 AM
  4. Wongsky's Avatar
    This is how I use mine!
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    Use one of mine with HDMI out, too. Especially cool if you've got a BB handset you can use as a remote control for it.

    Is there something I'm missing, though - when using HDMI out, is there any way to blank / turn-off the PlayBook's screen?
    11-15-13 09:37 AM
  5. pacoman03's Avatar
    . The catch, and this is a catch with the PB, is that you need to find a workaround to keep the screen alive. There are a couple of apps for this, paid versions but cheap. You will need to keep the TinyCam window minimised so that the 'screen alive' apps are visible to one side - that's how they work, if they can be seen, they can keep the screen from going out.
    A bit convoluted and a shame to have a picture that's about 1/3 of the whole screen, but we've been using it for 6 months quite happily.
    If you use Snow Stipples trick, discussed in this thread- http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...87/index2.html you can keep any app running at about 95% of screen size.
    11-15-13 05:41 PM
  6. NursingNinja's Avatar
    I love my playbook and my galaxy tab. If they would ever get around to releasing a new playbook i would ditch the galaxy tab in a heartbeat!
    11-15-13 08:25 PM
  7. nealjane1's Avatar

    A bit convoluted and a shame to have a picture that's about 1/3 of the whole screen, but we've been using it for 6 months quite happily.
    Im sure ive seen somewhere that if you have both apps open and drag from side with 2 fingers you should be able to keep one 2/3 screen and just a little of the 'stay on' app on side too and itll stay awake....theres a discussion on it here recently....check out for something like ' how a developer should keep the screen on...'.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
    11-17-13 08:53 AM
  8. nealjane1's Avatar
    Ooops. Sorry just seen its already been posted!!

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
    11-17-13 08:58 AM
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