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BlackBerry intros Privacy Shade app

BlackBerry Privacy Shade Android app now available for download
BlackBerry Privacy Shade
This new free Android app by the company once known as RIM hides those parts of the screen not being viewed at a given time, thus allowing its user to enjoy personal content without exposing it.

Since BlackBerry now focuses all its efforts on providing software updates to its handsets and new apps, it is not surprising to see them constantly release new pieces of code. This month, in addition to the usual security updates and Android tweaks, BlackBerry intros the Privacy Shade app.

According to its description on Google's Play store, "Privacy Shade prevents people around you from seeing your screen by blocking out everything except for a small view area that you control, while still letting you interact with the full screen." The app has just been released and has less than 500 installs at this time. However, it already has 180 user ratings that help it get a total score of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

BlackBerry Privacy Shade requires at least Android 5.0 Lollipop. When installed on Android 7.0 Nougat or later, the app can be added to Quick Settings. BlackBerry users who install Privacy Shade on devices with a Convenience key can assign the app to this special key as well.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-13 (Update: 2017-03-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.