Spying on an Android phone is easy, is it really?

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Apart from Android phones being relatively cheaper to iPhones, they are also easier to spy on. For those who want to monitor cell phone activity of their kids, employees or even a spouse, getting an Android phone for your targetperson would be a great service to yourself. Come on Android fanboys, It’s your day today!

But what are the benefits of spying on an Android device? Read on people, read on to know!

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Easy download and installation

I will take a lot of your time on this part of the read, because Android phones are so much better when it comes to app downloading and installation. Unlike iOS, you aren’t only restricted to downloading an app from the App Store only. Instead, you can search over the internet, find an APK version of any app, and download it directly on to your phone.

 

Compare this with iOS. Let’s say you want to download an app that isn’t on the App Store. You can’t simply google an app and download it (most people may already know this, but we are just comparing). That’s not all. Even when you have downloaded the app onto your computer, you can’t transfer it to your iPhone or iPad, unless you have done a jailbreak on the target device.

Jailbreaking isn’t a joke. It has many downsides (and a lot of benefits for someone who want to customise his iPhone). So if you want to take the responsibility of jailbreaking, know that it’s going to void your warranty. Oh, wait! It can also brick your expensive smartphone for life. Lastly, if you don’t know how to jailbreak, you might need some professional help.

But why are we discussing all this?

To spy on a phone, you have to download and install a spy onto it. This is why, spying on an Android phone is easy. But wait, there is more than meets the eye.

Wait, there is catch!

Spying on an iOS device doesn’t necessarily need a jailbreak. There are a few apps that you can use for spying that only require iCloud credentials. So Jailbreak isn’t a necessary prerequisite. Also, to use an Android spying app, you may also require to root your Android device. Wait, but… What? No… I understand that, but it’s true.

Many of the premium features will require you to jailbreak/root the target devices. The only difference: Android phones allow third-party apps without rooting, while Apple doesn’t. So you can install a spy app on Android but could only access complete features after rooting. For iOS, you would need a jailbreak right away.

We think that spying on an Android device is easy, what do you say? Let us know in the comments.

AskMe App Review – The Baap of all Apps

The businesses of India are rapidly growing throughout its campaign in online marketing industry and lots of people are greeting it happily. Since, it’s the best way to reach thousands of both online and offline people, online community has got stronger with social media and it’s growing more popularity very fast. Although the age is for smartphones and social media, sometimes it gets a little difficult to find business addresses or contact number near you. AskMe has emerged through the Indian community to deliver its all-round performance for free. It’s a great app that helps the users to locate and find info about thousands of business nearby, post classified ads, interact with lots of buyers and sellers all around the world and provide reviews on different products and businesses by socializing.

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Ease of Use

This app is really tiny in size and it wouldn’t take forever to download. Plus, once you run it, you’d be good to go after it locates your location so that it can update its database to start working. AskMe app doesn’t carry any complications for you to run. In less than 5 minutes you’ll get an intuitive idea to work with the app and work it in the best possible ways.

Advantages

–         Get Best Deals

This is preferably the most searched thing on the websites and with AskMe app, things got amazing than ever. You can easily find the best deals nearby your location with a tap on the app and it will take you to hundreds of businesses near you.

–         Find Local Businesses

Sometimes, it gets really hard to find locations of different restaurants, ATMs, Banks, hospitals etc. But, with AskMe app, things will never be the same again since you can find thousands of local businesses around your location that are well-categorized. You can also find addition info about those businesses like ratings, opening hours, payment methods etc.

–         Fast Search

The search option of AskMe is really fast. You can any question to the community and you’ll be impressed to find answers within seconds. AskMe has over 700 questions already answered to its database and ready for unveiling once you ask.

–         Provide Reviews & Add Photos

This is by far the most impressive features of AskMe app. It lets the users to provide reviews and ratings based on their opinion. Plus, the users can also add pictures and it makes a whole lot difference seeing the ratings made by other users. Find the best business suited for your taste; add reviews and pictures to make it clearer for your friends and family as well.

–         Share Business with Friends and Family

If you really like any business and want to suggest it to one or more of your friends, you can use the share option of AskMe to send it to your preferred person by SMS, MMS, Twitter or Facebook. It helps to socialize.

–         Posting Classified Ads

This is another great feature of AskMe. It lets the users to post classified ads to sell their items in their location.

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App Info

This app is sized only at 3MB and it takes really minimal resources from your CPU. Download the app from here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.GetIt and enjoy the unlimited features of “baap of all apps”.

Understanding the Permissions and Security Risks When Using Android Apps

Understanding the Permissions and Security Risks When Using Android Apps

Over time we’ve come to accept that using the PC involves certain risks. Computers contain huge amounts of our personal data and are constantly connected to a huge network of other devices. The complicated nature of the PC meanwhile makes it all too easy to hack into, and there’s any amount of software out there that looks to do exactly that and spy on our information.

We’re used to that. But what we’re not used to is having to be so careful when we use our phones. Until recently mobile phones simply weren’t advanced enough or customisable enough to be of any danger to us. Now though that’s changed, and actually it’s arguably even easier for someone to cause us damage via our phone than it is via our PC. Here we will look at the potential dangers that you face when installing apps, and at how you can go about protecting yourself from them.

What Are Permissions?

If you’ve ever looked into Android security then the topic of permissions will certainly have come up. Permissions in Android apps are essentially the same as they are in real life – requests that the software makes to your phone regarding how it can behave. When you go to download a new app you’ll see what these permissions are and then have the option to accept or reject the app on that basis – though you can’t currently block those permissions individually.

Why does this matter? Well because those permissions can grant an app a lot of power over your phone. Permissions can include the option to use location services such as GPS, the option to send and receive e-mails, the option to send and receive texts, the option to access the internet, the option to stay open in the background, the option to look at your contacts and more. If a developer chose to abuse these features, then they could easily create an app that silently collected the information from all your contacts and then e-mailed it to them, or even that told them where you lived. Scary stuff.

Being Safe

So what’s the solution? Well the real solution is to just be smart about which apps you want to download based on the permissions, the reviews and the developers. Bear in mind of course that sometimes these permissions are required and fair – you shouldn’t be surprised if a geocaching app needs your location for instance. Others can be less expected but just as legitimate – an app with a built in browser for instance might well require location services seeing as Google Mobile requests your location and can crash apps if the permission isn’t present.

The trick then is to read reviews, decide whether you trust the developer and do research into any permissions that aren’t immediately obvious. And if you’re really unsure? Consider using an old tablet or phone that doesn’t contain any private data and using the app on that – not everything needs to go on your main device these days with Android being on so many different gadgets.

Author Bio:The author of this post, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger at WantBuyLetBuy.com, online retailers of iPad Mini cases. She is an avid tech blogger and is always trying to get her hands on the latest gadgets. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

4 Free Android Apps to Help Manage Your Personal Finances

4 Free Android Apps to Help Manage Your Personal Finances

Smartphones are designed to make our lives easy and no matter what you are looking for, there is pretty much guaranteed to be an app for it. Your Android phone can even help you manage your personal finances! And best of all, you don’t have to spend a dime on most of the really good finance apps. Here are 4 free Android apps to help you manage your finances.

Expense Manager

Expense Manager

In order to build up your savings, you have to reign in your spending. However, you really can’t do that unless you can keep a track of where your money is being spent. Enter Expense Manager, an easy-to-use expense management app for your Android smartphone. Every time you spend money on something, simply input it into the app. The app can show you a brief overview of your expenses or a complete detailed history. The expenses can also be organized and sorted into different criteria such as Health and Transportation, which can be assigned colour codes for quick reference.

Mint.com Personal Finance

 Mint Android App

One cannot underestimate just how amazing the Mint.com Personal Finance app is. It was voted by Google as one of the best apps of 2012 and also won accolades from CNN, Wired, and PC Magazine. If you are looking for a personal finance app that is feature packed, then the Mint.com Personal Finance app is what you need. Despite having a ton of features, the app does not overwhelm and has an excellent user interface. The graphics are also quite good, allowing you to take in a lot of information at a glance. From setting a budget and tracking your expenses to automatic bill reminders, this app really can do it all.

EMI Calculator

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There used to be a time when the only way to buy something was to save up for it until you had the necessary amount. However, things move a lot more quickly these days thanks to the magic of Equated Monthly Instalments (EMI). Small purchases are paid for in full, but bigger purchases like cars, houses, TVs are where people rely upon EMIs. The EMI Calculator app lets you input all the necessary data and calculates how much your EMI will be. You can also save and store certain calculations for future reference; very handy for when you are shopping around for the best deal on collateral loans.

Expensify – Expense Reports

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Travelling for business can be quite heavy on the wallet and companies try to refund employees as soon as they can. However, in order for them to reimburse any amount, the employee first has to fill and submit an expense report. Expense reports are quite detailed and you have to list every single expense you will be claiming. Filling out an expense report is hardly the most exciting thing ever and people put if off for as long as possible. Thanks to Expensify, tracking expenses when travelling has never been easier. Not only does the app track your expenses, it also simultaneously fills out an expense report that is ready to be submitted as soon as your trip is complete.

Although there are quite a few free finance apps available for Android phones, these 4 are certainly the best.

Author Bio:This post has been authored by Nancy Baker, a freelance blogger writing for FastAction.ca, a company providing collateral loans in Brampton. She enjoys spending her free time travelling and reading novels. You can catch up with her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

3 Awesome Android Smartphone Backup Apps

3 Awesome Android Smartphone Backup Apps

When was the last time that you performed a full backup on your Android Smartphone? If you are an organised type of individual, you probably run some kind of back up at least every other day. Just think about all of the good stuff that is sitting inside your Smartphone and you may wonder why you haven’t secured it a little better. As well as oodles of photos and sensitive information, what about those games and Apps that you spent your hard earned cash on? The good news is that there are quite a few decent backup Apps floating around on Android market. Some of them are even free, so we’ve grabbed 3 of them for your attention and offer an unbiased review on each for you lucky Android fans – Enjoy!

Titanium Backup  By Titanium Track –


Titanium-Backup

Titanium Backup has been the leading choice of Android security programs for quite a while now. It hasn’t aged quite so well but still manages to hold its own and the simplicity of the interface makes it very easy to use. But there is a paid version doing the rounds that seems to have all of the boxes ticked. The free Titanium is still okay for most backup scenarios but you’ll require root access for proper functionality. The newer backup Apps have it all going on with regards to file destination options and you can choose from various Cloud based storage facilities and a myriad of other cool places to keep your good stuff. But this will do the trick as long as you don’t mind filling up your SD card on a regular basis.

Super Backup By Mobile Ideas Studio –
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Our second Android backup App is probably the fastest performing of all and they don’t mind who knows this fact. Quite funny really because a Smartphone backup isn’t really a time intensive task, but it takes all sorts. It is rather slick as well and you can easily backup your Apps, contacts, SMS, call logs and many other file systems. You can send these to your SD card, via Gmail and to your PC if you wish. Again, the free version is the one we are looking at and if you don’t mind a few ads, you’ll get along just fine. The paid version is identical except for the ads, so the choice is yours really. The App looks pretty fresh and you’ll have no issues finding your way around this bad boy.

App Backup & Restore By Infolife LLC

App Backup & Restore By Infolife

Our final Android backup App is a pretty neat number with a very sweet interface on offer. You can tweak each backup to pick up whatever files you like and it stores them in a very easy to find order. It runs happily away in the background and you’ll never even know that it’s been running until that day that you really need it. Essentially this is a no-nonsense backup that comes to you absolutely free.

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And why shouldn’t you be? We’d recommend any of these free Apps without hesitation, so grab one now and start saving your good stuff before it’s too late!

Author Bio :
The author of this post, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for Hard Drives For Sale, retailers of WD25EZRS-00J99B0 hard drive. A tech enthusiast, Nancy is always on the lookout for the latest gadgets that hit the marketplace. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

 

Sony Xperia Z review- One more piece from Sony

After Xperia T, the Xperia Z is another device that amazes. The Full HD screen with a 5-inch diagonal is the strongest point of this phone, but it is clearly a great device even if we consider the rest of capacities of this device. The Snapdragon processor S4 of 1.5 GHz with 2GB of RAM is perfect, as it can be compared with the one of a desktop! Moreover, it has a camera with a resolution of 13 MP, full HD video recording and the new 4.1 Android Operating System.

Xperia Z can be ordered in three colors, black, purple and white. It has a weight of 146 grams, which is perfect, especially considering the performances. The camera is capable of 16x digital zoom, and it comes with the auto focus feature.

Sony has been always one of the best manufacturers when it comes to the media, and the Xperia Z confirms this affirmation. You will have an album art, Bluetooth, the Clear Audio function and the Dynamic Controller. For navigating on the internet, you will have Google Chrome, Google Play and even the voice search capabilities. With the Google Street view, your phone could become your best friend for orientation. For communication, you have the Facebook app integrated, but also the noise suppression. There is also the Twitter app installed by default, which is great for the fans of this social network.

Sony Xperia Z

Xperia Z comes with a handwriting recognition software, and with voice and sound input. It even has the face unlock feature, and a sensor on lens display.

The new Xperia Z supports 3d games; it has its own media browser, and a TV launcher. It has video streaming capacities, so you could watch YouTube movies in perfect conditions.

As we are living in a world where you need to be organized, Xperia has some great capacities of this kind. It comes with an alarm clock, calendar, contacts organizer and the eCompass. You can set different tasks and alarms, and you can even send emails at an established hour or day.

As for connectivity, Z has it all: from the 3.5 audio jacks to the HDMI via MHL support, you will be able to stay in touch with your friends and to get updates at any given moment of the day or night.

The display is also great, as it comes with the BRAVIA system that is borrowed from the plasma TV’s of Sony. It has an impressive 1920×1080 pixels display, and it has 5 inches, being one of the most performing on this market today.

Xperia Z has a memory of 2GB of RAM, but it can be enhanced up to 16 GB. The memory supports MicroSD cards up to 32 GB.

The battery time is not as great as the one of other phones, but this is not because it has a weak battery, but because it is an avid consumer of resources, considering its performances. However, even from this point of view, the Xperia Z is a lot better than other phones from the same class.

An insight into Jelly Bean Android 4.1

The smartphone market is improving and is rapidly expanding. The product which we purchase today quickly becomes outdated in few months. The companies are pushing for better smartphones and devices which would make the life of the user much easier and smoother. There are only three OS which power about 80 percent of the smartphones in the world today. You can increase the possibilities in the Android with the help of applications such as by installing applications just as in Computer you can take advantage of vpn service from Kepard. . Google’s very own Android OS is one of them and is growing at far more pace than any other OS in the world.

 

The Android OS has started its journey in late 2000s and within a short span of time; it has undergone a massive updates and upgrades. With the battle for the smartphone spicing up and with the entry of new entrants like Windows and Nokia, the company (Google) is aggressively updating and maintaining its Android OS. Very recently Android 5.0, code names as Jelly Bean has been introduced by the company. We would be taking a short tour of OS and explore out the features and would finally sum up with its future.

The Android Jelly Bean OS has been marketed as a complete overhaul of the OS which would offer a better and streamlined interface to the users. There are number of additional features and enahcemnets which are added to this. Not very long ago, Ice Cream Sandwich version of OS was released but with the coming of phones like Samsung Galaxy SIII and Google Nexus, the game has changed a lot. The user is now more demanding and there has been a shift on the User Interface and Experience rather than on the functionality. So here is a glance of some of the features which are incorporated in the Jelly Bean.

The home screen has been revamped as the part of User Interface enhancements. The apps and widgets can have different sizes and are adjusted dynamically along with the support for the offline voice typing. This OS is also called as the Project Butter which would mean that they would eliminate lag and make the user experience enriching and full of excitement. The notification system has also been given a complete overhaul and is now equipped with the NFC capabilities. The Google is also trying very hard to compete head on with the Apple in the area of voice based command system. Google Voice has been improved and is more intelligent. Many experts believe that the Google Voice is faster than the Siri in terms of delivery time. Google has also cut out on the update time with the faster update mechanism that would ensure that the phone remain up to date all the time. Besides this, there is plethora of enhancements and features that have been put in this system.

The future of this OS looks promising and would be shipped in smartphones of almost all the major manufacturers. The first phone which would have this OS is Google Nexus that would be introduced in the later part of this year. However, some parts of this OS have been implemented in the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

 

This post is written by Helene Lazarenco. She is a dedicated writer at Kepard.com. She is passionate by Technology, Security software and Blogging. Don’t forget to try out a VPN service for your android and also check our UK VPN.