BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BlackBerry Priv Review

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Now that the Priv has been released and the reviews have all been written up, it's time to go ahead and discuss some of our initial thoughts on the device plus, all the rest of the BlackBerry news from the past week. If you didn't tune in live, go ahead and check out the video replay or grab the audio download to listen to at your leisure. Topics Discussed BlackBerry Priv Review BlackBerry...

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How to change the swipe shortcuts on the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv

While BlackBerry 10 has a very gesture based navigation style, Android does not. But, on the BlackBerry Priv there is one area gestures very much still come into play. On Lollipop, a press and swipe up from the on-screen home button takes you to Google Now by default. BlackBerry went a step further and added extra functionality to this area, and better yet, left it open to you to customize....

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What are popup widgets on the BlackBerry Priv and how do you use them?

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry 10 has its active frames, but if you're moving to the BlackBerry Priv and with it, Android, you'll have to get used to working with widgets. The trouble with widgets, though, is that they can get messy, clutter up your home screens and leave you doing a whole lot of scrolling around. But BlackBerry came up with a neat solution that's baked into the Priv. It's called popup widgets...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: The Week of Priv

Mobile Nations Weekly: The Week of Priv

The Priv's putting BlackBerry back on the map. The biggest news this week was simple: the BlackBerry Priv is here. It's BlackBerry's first new phone in several months, and their first running Android. A big screen, a slide up keyboard, and BlackBerry's legendarily rock-solid hardware have combined to make one hell of a phone. But BlackBerry wasn't the only news in town — Microsoft made waves...

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How to change the recent apps view on the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv

One of the few visual changes BlackBerry made to the user interface on the Priv over how Google does things was to the recent apps view. Some will like it, some will not. Fortunately, while BlackBerry changed things a little, it also left it very easy to undo and go back to something more as Google intended or even another different view entirely. Here's how. On your phone, either through...

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These are the Mobile Nations Halloween contest winners!

These are the Mobile Nations Halloween contest winners!

Halloween Contest Winners The judges have deliberated over the entries for the last several days and finally reached a verdict on the winners in the 5th annual Mobile Nations No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween contest! We appreciate all the pictures that were submitted, and hope that you all had as much fun entering as we did looking through everyone's entries. You can...

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Weekend Watch: The BlackBerry Privcast

Weekend Watch: The BlackBerry Privcast

Each week over at Android Central, everyone gets together to do up a podcast just as we do here with BerryFlow Upstream (tune in tomorrow!) and it just so happens, this week was all about the BlackBerry Priv following the Android Central and CrackBerry reviews of the device. If you're looking for something to watch or listen to this weekend and are interested in the Priv, check out the...

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John Chen confirms 'we have a range of products after this' in interview with Fox Business

In a new interview with Fox Business, John Chen has confirmed that the company has 'a range of products after this,' when talking about the launch of the Priv. Of course, it's not noted whether or not Chen is talking about new BlackBerry 10 or Android-powered devices, but Chen also says that he will let the market tell BlackBerry what to do. Some refer to the Priv as a 'Hail Mary' attempt...

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How to use Device Search with the BlackBerry Priv keyboard

BlackBerry Priv

Universal searching through your device is something a ton of BlackBerry owners love, and thankfully it's available on the new Priv in Device Search. One nifty trick is that you can start a search using just the physical keyboard. We're using that as an example here, but the same steps can also be applied to start a search with Google, should you prefer. Here's what you need to do. On the...

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Don't forget to download the CrackBerry app to your new BlackBerry Priv!

CrackBerry on Priv

We love the CrackBerry community and that includes providing what we hope is a great mobile experience to get all your BlackBerry news. If you're picking up a new BlackBerry Priv you should totally go and download the official CrackBerry app for Android. Right now! We've had an Android app for some time but for many of you, picking up a Priv may well be your first time downloading it....

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How to enable developer options on the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv developer options

The BlackBerry Priv is going to introduce a good many people to Android, and we're here to help guide you along the way. You'll eventually see talk online about things you can set in the developer options on your new Priv, so here's a handy guide to enabling them. Enabling the developer options is really easy to do, once you know the trick. It's the same on all late-model Android phones, and...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 6, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 11/6/15

Howdy CrackBerry Nation! What a fine week it has been. Though my patience is wearing a bit thin, what with waiting to see when my BlackBerry Priv will arrive from ShopBlackBerry. To catch us up on the week, not only did we see an excellent interview by our own Kevin Michaluk with BlackBerry's President of Devices, Ron Louks, but also details on how BlackBerry plans to rollout security updates....

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How to enable app sideloading on your BlackBerry Priv

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Out of the box, all Android phones are set so that only applications from Google Play can be downloaded and installed. It's a safety thing, and keeps you from installing those malicious applications you keep hearing about but don't know anyone who was ever affected by them. We think that most users should leave things at the default and enjoy the over one million apps in Google Play, but there...

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How to take a screenshot on the BlackBerry Priv

How to take a screenshot on the BlackBerry Priv

We know that plenty of people who picked up a new BlackBerry Priv will also be new to Android, and we're here to help you get to know everything about your Priv. To kick things off, we're just going to jump into something simple to get it out of the way as it has come up a few times already. How do you take a screenshot? Taking a screenshot on most Android phones works the same way, and the Priv...

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The BlackBerry Priv is coming soon to Verizon Wireless

BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv will have another sales outlet in the US. Verizon Wireless has made a quick announcement stating it will offer the Android-based smartphone "soon". PRIV™ by BlackBerry. The first-ever BlackBerry powered by Android. Coming soon. https://t.co/xsZRn0ukN0 pic.twitter.com/QkZts5de11— Verizon News (@VerizonNews) November 6, 2015 That is all we know at this point about Verizon'...

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Kmashi's Bluetooth sports headphones are just $12 at Amazon

Save big on Kmashi's Bluetooth sports headphones

Kmashi's Bluetooth sports headphones are on sale at Amazon right now for just $12 with coupon code OMF89YDC — which is a savings of $25 from its list price of $37. The headphones can connect to two devices at the same time, providing you great sound on the go. These are ideal for sports, driving, climbing and any other tasks you can think to put them to use for. Whether you are looking for a...

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Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in Canada

Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in Canada

If you live in Canada and are looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Priv, you have a ton of options to choose from. Pretty much every major carrier has decided to pick up the Priv and even some smaller, regional carriers as well. Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind and finally Sasktel have all gone live with their orders right now and starting the week of November 8, MTS and Eastlink will also be...

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Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in the U.S.

Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in the U.S.

BlackBerry's first Android-powered smartphone, the Priv, has arrived and if you're looking to pick one up in the U.S., you have a few options available to you. Right now, ShopBlackBerry, AT&T and B&H Photo all have the Priv on their websites for purchase or pre-order but you'll want to be mindful of shipping dates if you're looking to get your hands on one as soon as possible. Unless...

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BlackBerry Priv shipments are finally beginning

BlackBerry has sent out an email to those who pre-ordered the Priv from its site notifying customers that the shipments are just now beginning. Normally, pre-orders arrive on the same day as the phone becomes available, but that isn't the case here. BlackBerry is only just now beginning the shipping process for those who pre-ordered, and does not give a timeline as to when it expects to...

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Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in the UK

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Now that the BlackBerry Priv is here there's going to be more than a few people who are wondering where they can get their hands on one. And we wouldn't blame you one bit. Here in the UK we're fortunate enough to be one of the lucky launch markets for the Priv and that means that it's going to be finding its way into peoples hands very soon. Here's where you can get your hands on one....

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