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Smartphone thieves beware! Lookout has introduced a new feature on its popular Android and iOS security app which sends an email to the owner of the device when suspicious activity is detected. The activities include entering the wrong password too many times in a row or uninstalling the security app. The new feature even takes a photo of the person fiddling with the device using the front facing camera and sends the photo along with the location to the owners email. The new “theftie” feature is triggered when the following conditions...

A few weeks ago Foursquare announced that it would be splitting its popular location sharing app into two distinct apps. The original Foursquare app will be revamped to help users find interesting places while a new app called Swarm will be the one that comes with a check-in feature. Today, the Swarm app has finally been released over at the Google Play Store and is available as a free download. Swarm basically has the check-in feature of Foursquare and comes with a “Neighborhood Sharing” feature that allows a user to see if friends...

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to learn to speak the English language? If you own an Android tablet that uses an Intel Atom processor then you might want to check out the SpeakingPal English Tutor application that’s now available over at the Google Play Store. The app allows non-native English speakers to improve on their English skills right from their screens. The company behind this app says it has been designed to take advantage of the features of Intel Atom processors however it works fine even on ARM-based Android tablets....

One of the latest threats to land on the Android platform is ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that’s popular in the Windows operating system that locks a machine and demands payment before a user can be given access. One popular Windows ransomware called Cryptolocker has evolved to also target the Android platform which is why appropriate measure must be taken by owners of Android devices. Here’s how Cryptolocker works on the Android platform An Android user downloads an infected APK file from third party sources Once...

If you own an Android device then you might not know it but the Gallery app used as the default photo browser in your device is made by Cooliris. Today, the company has introduced a new alternative gallery app for Android devices which comes which comes with several enhancements. This new app can now aggregate all photos of a user across several social media platforms and cloud services into one central location. This makes it easy to search for specific photos. The new app can connect to 15 different photo sources which include Facebook,...

One of the first location sharing apps to be available on mobile devices is splitting itself into two. We will soon be seeing the messaging app called Swarm which comes with a check-in feature as well as a revamped Foursquare app that will now help users find places. Why is the company splitting the app? According to the data that they have people usually use the app to either meet new friends or discover new restaurants, bars, and places to go to. Users of the app rarely do both. This is why it makes perfect sense to split the app into...

Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows anyone using it to take photos or record videos and send it to their friends. While this feature exists in other apps what’s unique about this is that the recipient has between 1 to 10 seconds to view the sent content before it gets automatically deleted from the recipient’s device and the Snapchat servers. New features are now being added to this app which includes instant messaging as well as live video chatting. These new features makes it true to its name since it does have...

Are you looking for good office productivity software that is able to synchronize your documents across several devices? You should check Infraware’s latest Polaris Office app that’s currently available for free at the Google Play Store. You will be able to view and edit your documents anytime and anywhere. You will also be able to save your documents in the cloud which can be accessed through various devices. The best part of this is that while other apps charge you to use these features it is available for free with Polaris Office. Min-Chul...