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    Fifteen BlackBerry Apps to Increase Productivity and Security

    With the recent Blackberry 10 launch, the company seems to be going back to its business roots. This doesn’t mean it is abandoning the fun stuff; it’s just making sure that work-oriented customers get a phone that specifically targets them. This slideshow features 15 hot apps to help add more productivity and security to your BlackBerry.

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    Click through for 15 must-have productivity and security apps for BlackBerry.

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    Lock BBM™ allows you to password protect your BlackBerry® Messenger from unauthorized access and have complete control over your BBM™ while leaving the device open for normal use, like phone, Internet, games and apps.

    Operating System: 4.6.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    BlackBerry® Protect is a free application designed to keep your information secure if your BlackBerry® smartphone goes missing. If you’re on an applicable consumer data plan (enterprise plans are not supported at this time), you can download BlackBerry Protect  and then log into the website where you can lock, locate or wipe your smartphone from wherever you are. You can also choose to have your crucial data backed up wirelessly and automatically, as often as you choose (daily, weekly, or monthly).

    Operating System: 4.6.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    Instantly perform Google searches anywhere on your BlackBerry simply by accessing any applications menu. Just click the menu item at the top called “Web Search” and instantly the Web Search toolbar pops up.

    The Web Search toolbar remembers which search engine you used and what type of search you performed, whether it was a Web search, News, Finance or Video. To make searches even quicker, it remembers your previous search phrases so you only need to press the first character of a previous search and you will be able to select the search you want from the filtered list popup.

    Operating System: 5.0.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    Battery Doctor not only saves the battery of your BlackBerry®, it also optimizes the battery usage for peak performance. Battery Doctor enables you to manage your device battery to boost and conserve the battery.

    Operating System: 4.6.0 or higher

    Cost: $0.99

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    A Web browser for mobile devices offering fast speed, Opera Mini uses Opera’s servers to compress Web pages so they load faster. You also save money on data charges, since it uses as little as a tenth of the data of normal browsers.

    Operating System: 4.5.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    The daily auto backup feature of Backup Contacts keeps your backup list updated. “Backup via Email” lets you keep your backup file safe as an attachment in your Inbox.

    Operating System: 4.6.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    PrivacyStar displays a caller’s real name just like caller ID. It can filter your inbound communications based on the preferences you set. PrivacyStar helps thousands of users file complaints with national do-not-call regulatory agencies in the United States and Canada, and the SmartBlock feature allows the sharing of crowd-sourced data, to easily block the highest reported abusers.

    Operating System: 4.5.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    Have you got a pen? Can you remind me later? Will you remember that? How many times have you needed to make a quick reminder to yourself ? Whether it’s a follow-up note or the time or place of a meeting, Sticky Notes can make life easier.

    Operating System: 4.5.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    Smart Slider Lock automatically locks your keyboard and shows you a beautiful slide-to-unlock screen. Simply swipe your finger and unlock your BlackBerry®. Smart Slider Lock works on non-touch devices, as well. Smart Slider Lock also has the feature to change your profile without unlocking the device by simply swiping your finger.

    Operating System: 5.0.0 or higher

    Cost: $0.99

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    Pattern Lock Ultimate Free is a great app to lock your BlackBerry® and prevent any unwanted key press. Even if your BlackBerry® is unlocked by accident, it is still protected by Pattern Lock Ultimate Free and you do not need to worry about the Send key or any unwanted key pressed. Pattern Lock Ultimate Free also automatically locks your BlackBerry® when the screen dims.

    Operating System: 5.0.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    Media Lock for BlackBerry® is a privacy app that protects your media folder. Media Lock immediately blocks and prompts for password, if anyone tries to access your camera, images, music and videos, etc.

    Operating System: 4.6.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    Wi-Fi File Transfer is an easy way to transfer files from your BlackBerry® device to your Mac/PC. To use Wi-Fi File Transfer, make sure your BlackBerry® device and computer are on the same Wi-Fi network. Then simply open the Wi-Fi File Transfer application, Start the server and type the IP address into your browser and that’s it. You can now download files directly between your BlackBerry® and any PC or Mac from within the browser. Absolutely no installation on your PC/Mac is required.

    Operating System: 5.0.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    GDocs allows you to easily access, manage, and upload to your Google Docs account from your Blackberry. GDocs puts all the functionality of the desktop version of Google Docs on your Blackberry device. Quickly and easily create, filter, star, share, rename, delete and upload documents from your Google account.

    Operating System: 5.0.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    Now optimize your device performance by reclaiming unused RAM periodically with Advanced RAM Optimizer. If scheduled, Ram Optimizer will silently work in the background and optimize your free memory to give you a better experience. If memory is wasted, RAM Optimizer automatically tries to recover lost memory that is then free and can be assigned to running applications so that your device runs faster and smoother.

    Operating System: 4.6.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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    Screen Shot allows you to capture your BlackBerry® screen with just one click. Screen Shot adds a menu item so you can take a screenshot of any app, game or website.

    Operating System: 4.6.0 or higher

    Cost: Free

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