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  1. Playbook007's Avatar
    Just wanted to chime in here. OP you have no reason to distrust any of the android banking apps. These are official apps, developed by the banks after all. And as long as you download from a reputable source (such as amazon or snap), everything should be 100% kosher in terms of security. Myself, I use the official TD bank app I got off Amazon and it works perfectly so give it a try.
    As for the issue of apps vs using the browser. Based on my understanding, apps were needed in the early days of smart phones because the devices lacked fully functional browsers and power, not to mention screen real-estate. Since then, browsers on phones and the phones themselves have become a lot more capable, however, we've all been spoiled by the notion that we NEED all these apps when we really don't. Do I really need a gimped Facebook app when my phone ' s browser easily loads the full site (and in industry leading time I might add)? These are the questions we should ask.



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    Thank you! Hit the nail on the head!

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    02-08-14 10:19 AM
  2. Playbook007's Avatar
    I cannot speak for the Q10, but Viber works fully on the z10 and z30. I will stress again, this is with 10.2.1

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    02-08-14 10:34 AM
  3. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    as for not going with a z10 or z30 is the fact that i was never a big fan of the big touch screen phones. an iPhone 5 is big enough for me. i had a 9900 and it was perfect without the bells and whistles, and now i see that the new OS brings a lot more has caught my interest. as a business man who does emailing, texting, i miss the keyboard. at times i might play some games and surf the web i don't really need all of these apps just the basics one. I watch movies online from mer.db through a computer and since bb10 has flash its a possibility i can HDMI out of my TV.
    Given what you've said here, I think you should have no problem switching from the iPhone 5 to the Q10. However, I do know that some 9900 users have lots of gripes about BB10 not offering the same functionality as BBOS 7. As you're not making the immediate jump from a 9900 to a Q10, I think you won't experience as much of a frustration as regards the learning curve and what is considered a lack of features of BB10 in comparison to BBOS.

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    02-08-14 11:15 AM
  4. rocker_man1's Avatar
    Stupid company to be sure.

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    02-08-14 11:21 AM
  5. Playbook007's Avatar
    as for not going with a z10 or z30 is the fact that i was never a big fan of the big touch screen phones. an iPhone 5 is big enough for me. i had a 9900 and it was perfect without the bells and whistles, and now i see that the new OS brings a lot more has caught my interest. as a business man who does emailing, texting, i miss the keyboard. at times i might play some games and surf the web i don't really need all of these apps just the basics one. I watch movies online from mer.db through a computer and since bb10 has flash its a possibility i can HDMI out of my TV.
    Then you have answered your question. Q10 is the business man's phone. Emails, texting, pdf, word and excel docs, BlackBerry Express app, and the best browser with the highest HTML 5 rating. Now movies, well HDMI Out, get the android Netflix app and you are all set for travelling. BB10 has lots of games for entertainment. If 10.2.1 is available you have absolutely no worries.

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    02-08-14 11:28 AM
  6. Mo Cat's Avatar
    I never used a leak and have my Q10 about a year, so I'm waiting patiently for the update. It was known before that android apps may not function properly on a Q10 due to it screen size. I have all the native apps I need on my Q10 and more. So if I read your comments, maybe a Z30 is better for you to buy due to its screen size. Unlike you I'm not disappointed with my Q10 but then again I would never buy an Iphone due to its limitations (battery, locked OS, etc). I came (back) from a Note 2 but the Q10 is a workhorse device. If you are more into apps and media content, get a Z10 or Z30. So bbq10l, personally after reading your comments, maybe you should have gone Z wise instead of a Q10.
    02-08-14 11:34 AM
  7. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    Want to switch from iphone to q10 can I get these things done..

    -Reliable maps
    -on android you are able to stream free movie online due to flash is that possible with blackberry ( possible website mer.db)
    -Android has a imssage app, is that avalable on apk. alot of people i know use iphone and it is a fast way fr communication.
    -Bankinng capital one, BankofAmerica?

    would be really helpful
    You said you're switching from an iPhone.... have you tried that Android-iMessage app?? I wouldn't trust giving access to your iCloud account to any app, especially an Android app. You're better off getting your people you know to switch to BBM, which is on the major platforms or use WhatsApp, if texting is too basic.
    02-08-14 12:13 PM
  8. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    I came (back) from a Note 2 but the Q10 is a workhorse device. If you are more into apps and media content, get a Z10 or Z30. So bbq10l, personally after reading your comments, maybe you should have gone Z wise instead of a Q10.
    I am curious, what made you leave the Note 2 besides the physical keyboard of the Q10? Or was that the only reason?
    02-08-14 12:15 PM
  9. noworkout's Avatar
    plazmic fame i heard about that application and im really intrested in using it if i switch to the q10. they recommend you make a extra apple idea just for that app just to be on the safe side.
    02-08-14 12:51 PM
  10. Mo Cat's Avatar
    I am curious, what made you leave the Note 2 besides the physical keyboard of the Q10? Or was that the only reason?
    Not only the keyboard, the hub, peek, flow, etc, couldn't miss that easiness anymore. BB10 is just easy to use if you get used to it. Except typing, I can do almost everything with just 1 finger (note: you could type fairly easy with 1 finger if you wanted too). On my Q10 as any BB10 device, I sometimes type in 3 languages simultaneously, awesome word suggestion. The shortcuts on a Q10 kb are also nice. The Note 2 is a surfboard, the Q10 is just sexy. The Q10 is much better in multitasking, the Note 2 not. The list is endless. I also wanted to focus more on work, less media driven device, the Q10 is just that, a good work horse and communicator. Another thing what I noticed after the change, is that the app permission options are much better on a BB10 device. When I limit the permissions of an android app on a Note 2, I can not update or run the app anymore. On BB10 native apps mostly they keep on running and updating. Lot of (android) apps want permissions where I do not see the point of them getting access to such personal information as my contacts, etc.

    (P.S. Last weeks I'm thinking of selling the Note 2 cause I hardly ever use it anymore since I had my Q10 about a year ago. I want to sell it to get a Z30 or its follower without a blink of thought so I'll have best of 2 worlds, Q10 and Z30/follower for its screen size. Not in any hurry, Q10 favorite daily driver).
    Last edited by Mo Cat; 02-08-14 at 02:41 PM.
    02-08-14 01:43 PM
  11. freedomx20a's Avatar
    I apk google maps its amaz balls
    02-08-14 11:30 PM
  12. freedomx20a's Avatar
    aren't u gonna miss the home button?
    02-08-14 11:50 PM
  13. EddieAIG's Avatar
    Want to switch from iphone to q10 can I get these things done..

    -Reliable maps
    -on android you are able to stream free movie online due to flash is that possible with blackberry ( possible website mer.db)
    -Android has a imssage app, is that avalable on apk. alot of people i know use iphone and it is a fast way fr communication.
    -Bankinng capital one, BankofAmerica?

    would be really helpful
    You watch movies on your iPhone on streaming sites that don't use flash. PM me for link.
    02-09-14 05:33 AM
  14. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I warned you folks to get this thread back on track and you never listened. Instead, you just argued and argued. Now all your arguing posts have been deleted, keep going with the arguing and you'll be on the outside looking in. There will be no other warnings, not from me. I'm not as nice as the rest of the mod team and I'm an equal opportunity banner, I don't care what phone you use.
    02-09-14 03:57 PM
  15. CyberMan2013's Avatar
    I have a q10 and an iphone 5. I am unable to solely use my q10. I still do not have 10.2 on verizon. I have sideloaded apps and have been very disappointed. Many apps don't work or only work partially. They are not scaled to the q10 screen. The ability to directly download with 10.2 will not solve that problem. Almost none of the apps I use on iphone are available on q10. Also professional apps are not available. I can honestly say the q10 is substandard to iphone, and my goal was to do what you want- substitute the iphone for q10. I am waiting for the OS update to see if that helps. If not, I'll ditch the q10 at contract end. Also, the q10 keeps dropping my email and I have to reenter passwords for no reason. This never happens on iphone. I love the little q10 and don't mind the small screen. I watch stuff on it a lot over wi-fi in airports, etc. I love the hub and, of course, the keyboard which is why I bought it. I hate typing on iphone. But, as a non- tech average user, I can't say it is superior to any other platform. Phones are only superior to me if they do what I need them to do. The iphone does, but the q10 doesn't. I will not risk my warranty or phone by sideloading a leaked OS. You may not mind this, but I do and feel I shouldn't have to tinker with an expensive phone to make it do what iphone does out of the box. Make sure you have legitimate access through your carrier to the updated OS. Don't buy the q10 until you have the updated OS or you will be seriously disappointed in app selection and shocked at the difference between choice and quality between the apple app store and BlackBerry's app store- I know I was. If I hadn't overlapped the use of the two phones to test it out before I switched, I would have had to return the q10. You can research BlackBerry apps on the Internet to see what is available before you buy. They are going to work best with the q10. Due to the screen size difference the z10 and z30 users can't really help you. The size makes a difference on sideloaded apps or directly downloaded android apps. For instance, I won't give up the money apps I've always used on iphone but cannot scroll down to see the rest of the screen on the q10 sideloaded app, since they are designed to be seen all at once on the screen without scrolling. Therefore, I can't use them on the q10. Don't fall for the myth that access to android apps on BlackBerry 10 "closes the app gap." Not true for q10 users. If you can find someone with a q10 and the updated OS, they can test some things out for you- hard to do in the US unless they loaded a leak. If not, do not buy a q10 on contract until we get the updated OS. Without access to android apps, you will be disappointed coming from iphone which has everything. Then you'll have to see if they fit your screen, and there is no promise that the android apps will have full functionality and support. If not, and you can't see your info, the app will be useless to you. Also, I remain concerned about continuing carrier and BlackBerry support. I don't want phone trouble since I rely on it more than my computer. I've never had a problem with apple support. My sister's iphone crashed, and apple geve her a brand new one- no questions asked- seconds after she walked into the store. Would BlackBerry do that? I don't know...I use my phone for everything, but iphone users going to the q10 have cause for concern. Do your research before buying especially if you are giving up one for the other...I understand after using both simultaneously why BlackBerry had so many returns.

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    Many new email providers have started using 2 Step authentication which is incompatible with some smartphones and tablets on different platforms. Yahoo, Google, Microsoft have all acknowledged this and allow you to setup a secondary password for use with such devices. Yahoo calls it an App Password. I've never done it for Google but in Yahoo's case you need to go into account settings and there's an option there for you to setup an App Password and it will generate a password for you. For Outlook / hotmail you can go into the settings and there are similar options. One of them is to install an app on your device which would generate a code for you to authenticate your device. It's quite cumbersome and really a step backwards in terms of usability for email but it works. Once you setup your App passwords you won't get disconnected or invalidated from your email accounts again.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...p-verification

    https://help.yahoo.com/kb/yahoo-acco...-sln15241.html

    http://www.tuaw.com/2013/10/01/yahoo...words-for-ios/

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    02-09-14 09:04 PM
  16. noworkout's Avatar
    nobody got out of line. a lot of good points got deleted that users brought up. " I don't care what phone you use." isn't that what these forums are here for to discuss things like that. "Im an equal opportunity banner".. that's cool
    02-11-14 01:13 PM
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