5 vital Android security features

5 vital Android security features

Android has been making headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons. In 2018 alone, the mobile operating system has fallen victim to a wide array of cyberattacks that have caused many experts to question its ability to protect users. But believe it or not, Android has a bevy of security features that will all but guarantee the safety of your device.

Is your Android call and SMS data safe?

Is your Android call and SMS data safe?

It’s normal for mobile phones to store users’ call and text logs. Android users, however, might be surprised to know that Facebook has been collecting their call history and SMS data for years. Should you be worried?

How Facebook’s data-collecting activities were discovered

Software developer Dylan McKay realized Facebook had been collecting his call records and SMS metadata when he downloaded his Facebook account data from his Android device (to do this, go to General > Settings). When he tweeted about it, several users responded that the same thing happened to them, while others revealed that only call histories with close contacts such as parents, partners, and other family members were collected.

What to expect from the Android P update

What to expect from the Android P update

Before releasing new features for public use, Google previews their products to businesses and early adopters. Recently, the company unveiled an early version of Android P, and the new features are already turning heads. Let’s take a closer look at the big changes.

Top business phones according to Google

Top business phones according to Google

The mobile market is populated with a staggering variety of Android smartphones. Not only do you have to choose between several phone manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, but there are also other considerations like computing power, software features, and design.

You can now speak with Alexa via Android

You can now speak with Alexa via Android

Your cousin got Alexa. Your neighbor got Alexa. Heck, even grandma got Alexa. You may not have been one of the lucky souls to receive an Alexa-enabled device last Christmas, but fret not, the latest update of the app on Android now enables voice control.

Backup Android Files to PC or Mac

Backup Android Files to PC or Mac

From important work contacts to your favorite holiday photos in Cabo, it’s hard to imagine losing files on your Android phone. In the event of your device getting stolen, lost, or damaged, it’s better to be prepared and make sure that your most precious data is backed up.

Steps to safeguard your mobile devices

Steps to safeguard your mobile devices

Mobile phones are just as prone to cyber attacks as desktop PCs, and cyber scammers are relying on unsecured devices to carry out their deeds. If you haven’t implemented a cyber security guideline for your company’s mobile devices, you can start by following these easy steps.

Fight mobile malware with MTD

Fight mobile malware with MTD

Protecting your business data goes beyond making sure your office computers and networks are safe. Because of this, businesses are recognizing the importance of a mobile threat detection (MTD) strategy, which puts up barriers in your company’s mobile devices in order to block mobile malware and other threats.