Android security check

Posted on April 16, 2018. Filed under: Android, Everything, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

ZDNet has a post on SnoopSnitch, an Android app that checks your Android phone or other device and “will outline not only vulnerabilities that have been patched, but also patches that are missing, as well as new vulnerabilities that have yet to be patched.”

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3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

Posted on October 9, 2017. Filed under: Android, Files, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on how microSD cards are a great way of adding storage to your Android device — but you need to know these tricks!

Source: 3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

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Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

Posted on June 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a recommendation: You can use this handy app to scan any document straight from your phone.

Links for Android, iOS, and Windows phones apps. Free and pay versions.

Source: Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

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How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Phones, Techniques, wireless | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: NFC is one of those tools that is great to have, but so ridiculously underused by the majority of Android users. While it can be used for advanced automation of things on your Android phone, it can also be used for equally as simplistic stuff: like easily sharing your home Wi-Fi data with friends.

Source: How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

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You Can Now Use LastPass On Multiple Devices for Free

Posted on November 3, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Passwords, Phones | Tags: , , |

LifeHacker posts: Starting today (Nov. 1, 2016), LastPass will no longer charge extra to access your password vault from different types of devices. That means free users can now access their password vaults from their phone and their desktop at no extra cost.

LastPass is a favorite add-on for multiple browsers and this blog has recommended it for years to keep track of passwords. You can use a different password for each website, and still only use one master password to access them all automatically (in most cases; some web sites require you to copy it from LastPass yourself).

Source: You Can Now Use LastPass On Multiple Devices for Free

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Scan Documents To Obtain Text, No More Heavy Typing

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Phones | Tags: , |

Gizmo’s Freeware suggests: Take a picture of a printed document and get its text in a few seconds, straightaway on your mobile.

Source: Scan Documents To Obtain Text, No More Heavy Typing | Gizmo’s Freeware

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How To Speed Up Your Android Cell Phone

Posted on February 12, 2016. Filed under: Android, Phones | Tags: , , , |

For Android users, Dave’s Computer Tips suggests How To Speed Up Your Cell Phone which focuses on controlling your apps.

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Create Personalized Ringtones (iPhone & Android)

Posted on October 30, 2014. Filed under: Android, Apple, Phones | Tags: , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips tells how to Create Personalized Ringtones (iPhone & Android).

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Android smartphone reset doesn’t wipe your personal info

Posted on July 9, 2014. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Phones, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

ZDNet warns that an Android smartphone reset doesn’t wipe your personal info — including any nude selfies.

When it’s time to change phones (or tablets), BE SURE to use a recommended app to wipe ALL the data left on your phone or tablet, or somebody could recover it and use it against you.

Especially the nude selfies!

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ScreenReader.net: freedom for blind and Visually impaired people

Posted on July 25, 2012. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ScreenReader.net helps to provide freedom for blind and Visually impaired people.

“We look like a technology company but we are really about mitigating isolation, helping people to read, write and keep in touch with friends, family and what is going on in the world.

We do this with a free talking screenreader software package for the Windows PC and laptop and a suite of easy-to-use smartphone apps for the Android phone”.

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4 methods to customize Android phones and tablets

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Android, Phones | Tags: , , |

ZDNet has 4 methods to customize Android phones and tablets.

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TidyRead – A Faster and Leaner Mobile Reading Experience

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

TidyRead – A Faster and Leaner Mobile Reading Experience “extracts headlines from the home pages in websites and present a neat list for quick reading. Since everything else is stripped down, reading articles is smoother and more logical compared to mobile RSS readers.”

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

Features:

  • Free tool that renders webpages with better readability
  • Turns webpage into sleek mobile versions
  • Simple and easy interface ideal for iPhone, Android and other smartphones
  • No sign up needed to use
  • Browser addon converts any page into readable format in one click
  • Type URL or Site Name to read quickly
  • Change display style and font
  • Create your own reading list
  • Support for multiple languages
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Pros and cons of jailbreaking or rooting your smartphone

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Phones | Tags: , , , , |

TechRepublic covers the Pros and cons of jailbreaking or rooting your smartphone.

This now also covers doing it to a pad/tablet/slate.

 

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PROTOCOL.BY – where to contact you

Posted on March 21, 2011. Filed under: Email, Gmail (Google Mail), Online Software, Phones, text messaging (SMS), Twitter | Tags: , , , , , , , |

PROTOCOL.BY by the MIT Media Lab is an attempt to show people how best to contact you.

Email?  Phone? Text? Twitter? Carrier pigeon (okay, that’s not one of the options, but you get the idea).

You can describe what you check, and what to use for what kind of communication (for example, email the links and phone numbers and details, but tweet the brief hello messages).

As the options multiply, this is a great idea for a service.  In Beta, but working.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Dazzboard to sync everything

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Android, File conversion, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Phones, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , |

Dazzboard intends to let you sync your data on every device you own.

The list of devices is impressive.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Erase Cell Phone Data with ReCellular’s Data Eraser

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Phones, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

We all seem to be getting new cell phones every so often, so we need to get our personal data off the old phones before we recycle them.

Cell phone recycler Recellular can email instructions for your model phone so you can Erase Cell Phone Data with ReCellular’s Data Eraser.

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How To Find Android Apps For Your Tablet, eReader, etc.

Posted on November 29, 2010. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , |

Laptop Magazine has advice on How To Find Android Apps For Your Tablet, eReader, or Other Large-Screen Device.

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Free Mobile Security for Smartphones – Lookout

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Android, Anti-Virus, Phones, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

Free Mobile Security for Smartphones – Lookout is (currently) free.

Anti-virus, backup, locating software for Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile.

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Google Voice – One phone number, online voicemail, and enhanced call features

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Google, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

[updated 2012.3.5]

Google Voice now provides One phone number, online voicemail, and enhanced call features.

Office Watch describes the services:

“You can link multiple landline and mobile numbers to your Google Voice phone number. It someone calls your Google Voice number then several of your nominated phones will ring, whichever one you answer will accept the call automatically. That means you can give out a single number and pick up at home, work or on the road.”

Also voice mail, text/SMS, and a web interface.  All free in the U.S.

A tutorial is available at Google Voice: a step-by-step primer on ditching your land line while keeping your number.

ZDNet has advice on how to consolidate your virtual phone numbers.

TechRepublic has advice on how to Remove the suck from your phone life with Google Voice.

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BitPim accesses your smartphone

Posted on March 1, 2010. Filed under: backups, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

BitPim “allows you to view and manipulate data on many CDMA phones from LG, Samsung, Sanyo and other manufacturers. This includes the PhoneBook, Calendar, WallPapers, RingTones (functionality varies by phone) and the Filesystem for most Qualcomm CDMA chipset based phones.”

Recommended by Kim Kommando, this is free open source software.

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