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Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 05-01-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

So when you say "Facebook"you really mean all social media companies. Also, the Permissions and Terms and Conditions of Apps let companies snoop a lot more than people realize. Yep.

Also, under...
Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 04-30-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,246
Posted By NoBox
Re: No Discussion Of BlackBerry Priv Slider? What's Happened To BBF?!?

I see your points. It took me forever to get used to a solely touchscreen device. BUT, I soon realized that for handheld devices I was a dinosaur. Plus, everywhere I went, in whatever business,...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-30-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

We may have a bit different opinions on the need for content encryption. My experience is that for most people everything should be private. That is the approach that governs HIPPA. Then, if a...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-30-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

Don't know why you would say that:smile:
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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-30-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By NoBox
Re: Wifi problem on my phone

Yes
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Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-29-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

And that illustrates the RIM mindset.

On the other hand documentation and use of What's app is straight forward. Security does not depend on hardware used or routing.
Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 04-28-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,246
Posted By NoBox
Re: No Discussion Of BlackBerry Priv Slider? What's Happened To BBF?!?

Maybe my experience will add some grist to the conversation.

I wanted a new, but unlocked, phone that was not an iPhone. I wanted something that, maybe did not have all the "apps" because many are...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-28-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By NoBox
Re: Wifi problem on my phone

Depends on the data plan purchased from the carrier. Probably not in the mainstream but fairly popular to buy a sim that only WiFi. The ones I know of are from major US carriers and are in travel...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-28-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

My memory could be faulty, but I believe once the key is known in systems like TLS it is but a short, and easy step to reading the content.

Actually, no matter. We are focusing on encryption method...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-27-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

Yes, the global key is one reason why I made the better than nothing comment.
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At that level it is almost not worth it. But, as you say, it is a matter of...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-26-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

I accept that end to end encryption is valuable only for the content and not who I am interchanging with. That, in itself, is valuable. For example, I can send another party some financial...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-26-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

tsac seems to think backing up to an off site location is bad. I assume from that tsac uses no Cloud apps. Most promise security and availability. But, a user has no real way to determine whether,...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-26-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

aiharkness-I agree,everyone needs to make as informed a choice as they can.

As for metadata, the question is who you are protecting the metadata from. If it is one of the various data carriers or a...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-25-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

Where were you guys earlier? No matter.
I am not using BBM in a corporate server environment so my BBM is different than what you may be used to,

As for the blog. It appears to be a hatchet job...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-24-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

The response to my question was underwhelming. Now I think I know why.

I installed both and have used them for a few days. Whatsapp is intuitive and usable on just about any device. The...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-20-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
Re: BBM or Whatsapp?

Well, not many on either. Most folks still are wedded to whatever SMS/Visual SMS that came with their device. Many, especially in the places I go use Skype or its' equivalent.

So, not a social...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 04-20-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By NoBox
BBM or Whatsapp?

As the seasons turn I'm back in the decision mode. BBM or Whatsapp?

Whatsapp offers end to end encryption for short messages over the existing SMS system. How good that is I don't know. But, the...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-21-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,650
Posted By NoBox
Re: Secure Passcode Storage

Pretty nervous about a Cloud solution. Two reasons. First, I need the information when internet is not available. Second, non-owned storage has a poor security reputation.

An app called Password...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-19-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,650
Posted By NoBox
Secure Passcode Storage

I have a need for secure passcode storage while traveling. Considering Permissions granted for my Samsung Android machine I'm thinking of buying a Blackberry but not connecting it to a carrier. My...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 07-04-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By NoBox
Re: Document transfer to BB

Nope, I think you don't understand what I'm trying to do.

I'm trying to keep a block of confidential data on the phone. With the Curve it doesn't have to be in Password Keeper to be secure enough...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 07-04-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By NoBox
Re: Document transfer to BB

Yes it is.

The problem is not in finding Password Keeper. The problem is in transferring all the passwords and other data from the PC into it. If I can do it in one file the idea flies. If I...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 07-01-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By NoBox
Re: Document transfer to BB

Transferred to device.

Used Device Manager and then tried Drag and Drop and Move in Win8.

Files would transfer. Could be located in the device directory while connected but not in device directly....
Forum: BlackBerry Help 06-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By NoBox
Document transfer to BB

I have a couple old BB 8320 devices. I need a small, erasable device to hold passwords when I travel. As I recall that device has a Factory Reset if the correct password is not entered in 10...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 10-28-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,814
Posted By NoBox
Re: Experience With New Devices

Wearing another hat I have a fair amount of experience with Apple support. I'm not nearly as impressed as you. Very spastic, in fact, once the questions got beyond the basic new user level.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 10-28-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,814
Posted By NoBox
Experience With New Devices

A history:

I used BlackBerries in one form or another for many years. As a small business I was on the fringes of their target market so never received the best of customer service. But, their...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-29-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,268
Posted By NoBox
Re: Sorry PlayBook Owners...

Didn't say they had. No need to be argumentative.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-29-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,268
Posted By NoBox
Re: Sorry PlayBook Owners...

Forgive the awkward wording. It was tne products, not the company. I said that. But it could have been emphasized.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-28-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,268
Posted By NoBox
Re: Sorry PlayBook Owners...

As I posted before I bought Playbooks to check out the advertising claims of the "New BlackBerry and touchscreen devices. At the time I owned multiple BlackBerry devices.

They served their purpose...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 07-04-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,167
Posted By NoBox
Re: Playbook And Bb10

Guess how useful a PlayBook is depends on how a person uses it. If it was just an extension of a person's device and you buy the newest offering certainly it is less useful. On the other hand if...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 06-26-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By NoBox
Re: Thanks

Didn't think you would be so confused about sincere thanks, especially when I took pains to make sure you knew I wasn't playing linguistic games.

Oh well, I tried.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 06-25-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By NoBox
Thanks

I'm trying to write this post as well as my command of the language and touchscreen typing skill will allow. Hate to disappoint anyone but no inuendo or such intended.

Just want to thank the folks...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-19-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,626
Posted By NoBox
Re: Touchscreen Normal?

Well, when a frequent poster(part of a core group/club?) descends to calling another person a "douche" you have to expect a strongly negative reaction.

It certainly got my strongly worded...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-18-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,626
Posted By NoBox
Re: Touchscreen Normal?

Wasn't trying to deliver a compliment. Guess for some folks when I comment on their mental acuity I need to be more direct.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,626
Posted By NoBox
Re: Touchscreen Normal?

I have to confess I admire the loyalty and optimism, however misplaced, of some BlackBerry customers.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 06-18-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By NoBox
Re: U.K. Government Hacking BlackBerrys?

Not the issue. Issue is "near real time claim".
With a couple exceptions all messages can be read. Maybe text not decoded but message obtained.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 06-17-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By NoBox
Re: U.K. Government Hacking BlackBerrys?

I guess my knowledge is out of date. Memory says that BES had some security capability that was superior to BIS. But, to take advantage of it all data had to go through the BES server.
Forum: General Q10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-17-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,540
Posted By NoBox
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 06-17-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By NoBox
Re: U.K. Government Hacking BlackBerrys?

Make a difference if one party was not using BES? Blackberry caveats their response by saying BES is secure. No mention of BIS. No mention of penetration from the non-Blackberry end. Maybe I'm...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-17-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,626
Posted By NoBox
Re: Touchscreen Normal?

It seems we both have the same model, WiFi only.
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-17-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,626
Posted By NoBox
Re: Touchscreen Normal?

You mention "1st generation PlayBook ". More than one "generation ". I just got this one first of February. Where does that put it?

Your explanation fits in the overall awkward design of...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 06-17-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,626
Posted By NoBox
Touchscreen Normal?

Touchscreens on the three PlayBook's I've used have been a bit erratic and unpredictable. Sometimes a light touch is needed. Sometimes heavy. Hard to get the cursor indicator in the correct place...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 06-13-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By NoBox
Re: Web Site From Touchscreen

Excellent reason not to have a Touchscreen only device.
Forum: BlackBerry Help 06-13-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By NoBox
Web Site From Touchscreen

With my PlayBook I just tried to access a Web Site function that was on a Drop Down Menu. I couldn't get the Dropdown to stay long enough to Touch on it. Ended up using the keypad on my Torch.

Is...
Forum: General Q10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 06-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,003
Posted By NoBox
Re: Help Q10 Is Mixing Up My Caller Id

Curious: Why do you bother with the expense of a second phone to your Nokia; especially when it isn't suitable for data that counts?
Forum: BlackBerry Help 06-11-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By NoBox
Re: General Failure

Just changed connection. Nothing else.
Forum: BlackBerry Help 06-06-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By NoBox
Re: General Failure

Not totally sure; but it does appear to be a problem in the network. Over time I have discovered that some ISPs don't play well with others. Maybe that is what happened.

Initial tries were using...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 06-06-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By NoBox
Re: General Failure

No. Device is working normally other than that. It also handled several images that were smaller (<500K).

It is in a protective case and getting it out to pull the battery is a pain. Now that I...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 06-06-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By NoBox
General Failure

I don't upload images very often from my 9800. But when do I don't have a problem, until today.

Took an image with the camera. Selected Send as Email attachment. Selected Original size. That was...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-26-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By NoBox
Re: BlackBerry Future?

One of the things seen in many of the posts here and in Crackberry are forecasts for the future. People trying to read the tea leaves about what the company is going to do next and when. My, a...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 05-26-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,547
Posted By NoBox
Three Questions

Q1:. Sometimes when I touch the display to scroll a Web Site display the browser closes. I am generally in a blank spot on the Page This happens on several Web sites. When I restart the browser...
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