BlackBerry Wants to Protect Your Phone From Prying Eyes

Have you ever felt like the person next to you on the subway is looking at your phone and reading your messages? Of course we do, because we all look at other people’s phones and tablets during the exhausting commute. Anyway, I know. BlackBerry has a solution.

BlackBerry has a new app called Privacy Shade that hides your screen in the dark, except for the little part you really want to see. Your phone only displays one line of text at a time, or even multiple words. This way you can read your secret documents without letting curious people see what exactly you are doing. Of course, looking at your phone through an imaginary periscope is a little paranoid and silly; Since the app is designed for a boring BlackBerry, they probably target high-profile professionals who carry briefcases and handle sensitive information. It’s not me who tweets.

You can also consider this as a way to help you focus, since you can only read a couple of lines of text at a time. Like in elementary school, when you put a piece of paper on the page to keep your place. Or for reading at night when you want an almost dark screen.

The app is designed for Blackberry devices, but you should be able to use it on any Android by manually installing the Blackberry Manager app (the APK file can be found here ) as The Next Web suggests.

BlackBerry Privacy Shade | Google play store

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