Proximity Photos is an app that lets you discover places around you through photos taken by other people. It pulls publicly shared photos from Flickr and will contain any notes left by the person that shared the photo. We took a quick look at the app previously and it's a great way of discovering new things and places in unknown places. Today, the app sees an update with some new features, as well as the regular improvements and bug fixes.

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500 free copies of Camera Organizer available to download

We first mentioned this nifty app in one of our Weekly Roundup articles. Camera Organizer is an app that allows you to manage better the photos you take on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. At the moment, all photos you take will save on to the camera folder on your device (or SD card if you prefer). Even videos you shoot go in there. What Camera Organizer does it give you the choice of saving it elsewhere. You can create folders through Camera Organizer and also pre-define the file name for the photos that go in there. Great for pictures you take while on holiday, or when you go to an event. It even lets you set to save the next bunch of photos you take to that folder. For example, you can set it to save the next 10, 25, 50 or 100 to the same folder. Or even set it to save all photos taken within a time frame of 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.

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BlackBerry has announced plans to release the SecuSUITE for Enterprise app for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android platforms later in November. The VoIP app has been made for business customers who want to have more secure voice and text chats.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for November 13, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Not only have we come to the end of the week, but it's Friday the 13th to boot. However, all sorts of good things have been going on this past week since the Priv officially launched last week. Writers and editors at CrackBerry and Android Central have been working nonstop to bring you the latest News, Help, How-To & Tips, and everything else there is to know about BlackBerry's newest device powered by Android. If you haven't had a chance be sure to check out coverage on both sites. However, let's get back to some BlackBerry 10 goodness.

Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

Dragon Jumper by VSmobileSolution

Looking for a fun and silly game for the kids? Dragon Jumper is a cute little game with simple gameplay. Reminiscent of other jumping games, the goal is to have your dragon jump as high and as fast as he can. This has to be done all while dodging the various enemies that appear along the way. The graphics are colorful, it offers smooth controls with which to operate (tilt or touch), and the sounds fit as well. While I am directing this towards the younger crowd, it can also be a good time waster for adults. You can find this Android Port for free in BlackBerry World.

Learn more / Download Dragon Jumper from BlackBerry World

BusyBee by sirius_27

From the developer that brought you scroBBLE, comes this handy utility tool. Dubbed as an answering machine for BlackBerry 10, BusyBee allows users to create custom profiles to manage your calls. Users can custom the configuration of each profile for a specific duration, such as when you are in an important meeting. Users can also arrange custom messages and signatures contacts, customize the answering machine for specific contacts, and create priority contact that override the active profile settings. This is a headless application with additional features planned for future releases. You can grab this in BlackBerry World for $2.99.

Learn more / Purchase BusyBee from BlackBerry World

Triangle by Appsideasy

Our next selection is a cross platform game with a very direct name. The goal is to try and make as many valid triangles as possible by combining smaller triangles. Players are presented with the option of choosing between two modes: classic mode where you can complete twenty one levels with three levels of difficulty (easy, normal, or hard): and arcade mode where you play against the computer to beat your own score in each of the three difficulty levels. In addition, you can also go into multiplayer mode to challenge your friends. Triangle is free to download from BlackBerry World for select devices: BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5, Porsche Design P9982, and Porsche Design P9983 only. For all other devices, you can install from the Amazon Appstore.

Learn more / Download Triangle from BlackBerry World

Learn how to install Triangle from the Amazon Appstore

Weather Live by Apalon

Day in and day out I always promise myself to check the weather forecast. I know there are plenty of applications to choose from, including the one baked into BlackBerry 10, which provide detailed weather forecasts and conditions. However, I always like to have options and switch between different apps depending on what's needed. What I like about this one are the additional features, such as changing the layout depending on how much information should be displayed. This includes the dashboard (all details), dashboard lite (current state only), Text only (all details), and Circle View (all details). In addition, users can configure the parameters of each view to include humidity, precipitation, sunrise/sunset, dew point, wind chill, visibility, and moonrise/moonset. For me, the application presents the information clearly, offers a nice UI (that changes with the time and weather), and is easy to use. You can find it for free in the Amazon Underground (US, UK, Germany, and France only) or for $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore.

Learn how to install Weather Live from the Amazon Appstore

Hub Locker for BlackBerry 10 by Runisoft

For anyone looking for a little extra security in order to protect sensitive emails, text messages, pin messages and other Hub contents and notifications, Runisoft, the developer behind Ultimate Backup, released this simple app. It gives users the ability to lock their hub and protect it with a password to shield from prying eyes. The directions are outlined in the App World description as well as a note about deleting the icons for the Hub and Text Message apps from the display (though one can find them in BlackBerry World to reinstall). Hub Locker is $0.99.

Learn more / Purchase Hub Locker from BlackBerry World

What You Might Have Missed

Visual Arts by Toysoft Development

Being able to customize your device and make it your own is always important. Visual Arts gives users the option to automatically set a wallpaper for the HomeScreen and the LockScreen when the outside weather condition changes. In addition, you can view additional details such as temperature, city, name, weather condition, battery percentage, and current date on the screen as well.

As an extra feature, users can also control the layout of where these details appear on the screen so as not to interfere with your favorite background. There are 48 weather conditions you can select a different wallpaper for and other personalization options as well.

Visual Arts is $1.99 in BlackBerry World for OS 10.3 and higher. For those of you who own a Priv have no fear. Toysoft has released a version compatible with Android devices running OS 4.03+. You can find both links below.

Learn more / Purchase Visual Arts from BlackBerry World

Learn more / Purchase Visual Arts from Google Play

Until next week...

That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games, be sure to head on over to the CrackBerry Forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS, the BlackBerry PlayBook, or even Android Apps for the BlackBerry Priv. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.

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BlackBerry has released a big update for its Enterprise Software Platform, which adds support for the recently-released Windows 10, secure calling and text messaging and more. The changes, which are available across various platforms, build upon BlackBerry's leadership in enterprise management, and bring even more security to users.

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Amazon can now deliver groceries in the UK


Amazon has announced the launch of Pantry, the online retailer's grocery delivery service in the UK. Competing against supermarkets and not contempt with just rolling out similar service trials in the UK alone, Amazon will now be able to deliver everyday essentials straight to your door.

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Although the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been a little wonky the past few days, that hasn't stopped WhatsApp from uploading a new beta release. This time around the change log isn't exactly huge, but it offers some improvements that will need to be tested before fully being rolled out.

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BlackBerry Priv pre-order shipments experiencing delays due to high demand

Customers who pre-ordered the BlackBerry Priv may need to wait a bit longer before they receive their orders. BlackBerry is informing customers that due to high demand for the Priv, there have been shipping delays for some pre-orders. However, the company hopes to have all remaining pre-orders shipped by November 24.

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BlackBullet adds clipboard instant share in latest version

For anyone who uses the service, no doubt you are familiar with BlackBullet. This third-party native application for BlackBerry 10 allows transfer links, notes, and files between all of your devices quickly and easily.

Since its initial release, the developer has pushed out several updates to expand its capabilities and functionalities including integration with other applications (i.e. Talk2Watch Pro) as well as additional improvements and enhancements.

The latest feature to be added is clipboard instant share. This handy little feature allows you to instantly share text and links copied to your clipboard to all of your devices.

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How to move Password Keeper Data to the BlackBerry Priv

If you have just got yourself a BlackBerry Priv, you'll obviously want to be able to transfer some information over onto your new phone. We've looked at how to transfer some data using the BlackBerry Content Transfer Tool and if you are one who uses Password Keeper, on BlackBerry 10, to store your login details, you'll be pleased to know that it is available to download from the Google Play Store for you to use on your Priv. Read on for a walkthrough on moving your Password Keeper data from BlackBerry 10 to Android.

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How to Factory Reset your BlackBerry Priv

How to Factory Reset your BlackBerry Priv

There are several different reasons why a factory reset, or a complete wipe of all personal data on the device (i.e. apps, files, etc.), will need to be performed. Whether its stability issues, an application that caused an error, slow performance, or perhaps selling your device to someone else, the process is quite simple.

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Throughout the years, developers have been able to turn our devices into strobe lights for incoming calls. Whether it was BBOS or BB10, it was a way of alerting us of an incoming call if when notifications were off, or the sound profile was set to silent. Another entry into this field is Flashcaller. This native application performs the same purpose as the ones that came before, only this time it is headless.

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Verizon introduces TravelPass, its new international plan

Verizon has introduced TravelPass, a new way for its customers to use their smartphones overseas at a more affordable cost. Under this new plan, customers will be able to use their data in Canada or Mexico for $2 per 24 hour period, or $10 per 24 hour period in more than 65 other countries.

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BlackBerry Priv to be available in Hong Kong mid-Nov

Pre-orders have already begun, but now BlackBerry has announced that the Priv will officially be available for consumers in mid-November for HK$6,488. The Priv will be available from a variety of retailers in Hong Kong, some of which include China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited, csl and 1O1O under CSL Mobile Limited, SmarTone and 3 Hong Kong as well as other authorized retailers.

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Our October $200 shopping spree winner and a new contest!

We know there are plenty of you out there that love CrackBerry and the community we have here, and we love you too! That's why we always give away tons of free stuff to you guys! Today we're announcing the winner of October's $200 ShopCrackBerry contest, and we're giving away five more boxes of CrackBerry goodies! Keep reading to see who the winner is and how to enter the latest contest!

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Only a short time ago, Tundra Core Studios released Dossier for BlackBerry 10. This native application provided business users with a simple and easy way to organize their client and contact data to provide prompt customer support. Based on feedback and various requests from users, Tundra has now released v1.01 to the storefront that incorporate several new features, bug fixes, and other improvements.

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BlackBerry Vienna

BlackBerry's next Android phone could feature an always-present physical keyboard

Just days after CEO John Chen confirmed the company has a range of products planned after the newly-released BlackBerry Priv, we just received on the CrackBerry tip line these renders of what is rumored to be BlackBerry's next Android-powered phone.

I've dropped the codename "Vienna" before on our weekly podcast and in the forums, but these renders are the first real look we've had at the design. Vienna ditches the Priv's slider in favor of the iconic BlackBerry layout, with a front-facing physical keyboard that is always present. The keyboard looks to be of the same size and design as that of the Priv's, but it's hard to tell simply based off of the renders alone.

Although it's still early days for BlackBerry in the Android world, they're off to a great start and the Priv finally has those who likely wouldn't otherwise be interested in BlackBerry finally taking a look at their offerings in a serious light (even our rather picky colleagues at Android Central love the Priv - if you missed it, be sure to read their Priv review). While we might not see Vienna for a while and things might change from what we're seeing here in the design and form factor as there's no telling how old the renders are, it seems as though BlackBerry has a long-term Android strategy and device lineup mapped out. I know many folks are hoping BlackBerry will do a full touchscreen Android phone with no physical keyboard, but so far it seems bringing keyboards to Android is how they are getting started. We'll just have to wait and see how this story evolves.

Keeping in mind this might not be the final form for the 'Vienna', let us know what you all think of it based on the first look in the comments.

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BlackBerry DevZone gains Build for Google Play section

With the release of its first Android-powered smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry has updated its DevZone with tons of information for developers to get started on Google Play. The new 'Build for Google Play' section helps developers get started with creating a publisher account, setting up their Google payments merchant account, and additional information about the Developer Console itself.

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BlackBerry Priv

There are things that BlackBerry 10 has built in that those moving to the Priv are rightly nervous about losing. What seems a little to one person is a lot to another. Bedside Mode is one of those things.

Android doesn't have such a feature built in, or not in such a way that you'll find on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone. There are third-party apps in the Play Store that can help, but you might not need to go that far. As CrackBerry Forums member Phinhead54 has described.

With a little settings tinkering you can get as close as you can to Bedside Mode on the Priv.

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