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Whatsapp For Android Has New Privacy Settings

WhatsAppjust got better after it was acquired few days ago by Facebookfor just $19 billion.WhatsApp has finally released a new update for Android which brings the much awaited privacy settings that enables you to customize WhatsApp the way you want it.

The new update brings new Privacy options under Account section in Settings. Now, you can finally hide your ” Last Seen”, “Profile Photo” and “Status” from anyone. This has nothing to do with downloading an app on play store to hide your last seen TimeStamp but originally coming from them.

Using the new privacy feature, you can alloweveryoneto see your personal info (last seen, profile pic and status) or onlyyour contactsornobody.

No more any duke and harry stalking your last appearance on WhatsApp or whatsoever.

This new WhatsApp update is not yet available on the Google Play Store, but you can download the new WhatsApp v2.11.169 update APK file from the official WhatsApp website.

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BlackBerry suspends release of BBM for Android and iOS

According to a BlackBerry blog post, the unreleased app “caused issues”, that the company has been trying to resolve. The Android app has now been disabled, but customers who downloaded the BBM for iPhone app will still be able to use BBM.

“Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM,” said BlackBerry’s Luke Reimer. “As soon as we are able, we will begin a staggered country roll-out of BBM for Android and continue the roll-out of BBM for iPhone.”

Although BlackBerry did not elaborate on the cause of these “issues”, security expert Graham Cluley suggested that BlackBerry may not have been able to cope with the spike of activity hitting its servers.

“What seems, in part, to have tripped up BlackBerry is the poorly-policed free-and-easy Google Play Android app store, where multiple BBM apps, posing as official releases, appeared,” he said.

“Most Android users assume that if an app is in the official Google Play store, it must be official and safe to install on their phone. The truth, sadly, is rather different.”

Reimer noted that more than 1.1 million active users downloaded the BBM for Android app – albeit the unofficial version – in the first 8 hours after launch, indicating that demand for the Blackberry instant messaging service on other mobile platforms is high.

However, the decision to pull the app is likely to knock consumer confidence in the platform, with users not knowing how long the service will be available for.

The news follows BlackBerry’s announcement last week it will be laying off 40 percent of its global workforce – around 4,500 positions – and reporting losses of nearly $1 billion at its second quarter results later this month.

The announcement will include a mammoth writedown of up to $960m, partly down to unsold handsets, and a $72m charge for restructuring.

                                                                                                           Source:telegraph.co.uk

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BlackBerry Live: BBM for Apple, Android phones coming this summer

BlackBerry has just announced that its hugely popular BBM messaging service is going multi-platform: it will be released for Android and iOS as a free app this summer. BBM will support iOS hardware running iOS 6 and above; the Android version will be compatible with version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above. “It’s time to bring BBM to a greater audience,” CEO Thorsten Heins said in announcing the expansion, “no matter what mobile device they carry.”

Though it’s long been considered one of BlackBerry’s strongest exclusive offerings, Heins said that his company aims to deliver a “fully featured” BBM experience on rival smartphone operating systems. “We’re starting with messaging and groups, but we’ll bring voice, screen share, and of course, channels later on,” he said.

“Why are we doing this now? It’s a statement of confidence,” Heins went on. He said that BlackBerry 10′s prospects are “so strong that we are confident that BBM can become an independent messaging solution.”

In a press release, BlackBerry notes that BBM’s successful move to iOS and Android depends upon the approval of Apple and Google. Assuming things go according to plan, BLACKBERRY’S KILLER APP WON’T BE AN EXCLUSIVE ANYMORE.

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