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Apps to extend your phone's battery life

Apps to extend your phone's battery life

Is your smartphone always running out of battery life? Here are some free ways to get through the day without needing a recharge.

Employer-supplied cellphone? Protect your data

Employer-supplied cellphone? Protect your data

Does your employer pay the bill for your cellphone? This important tip could help protect your data in the event you get fired.

Free App Could Save Your Life in an Emergency

The power button on your phone could save your life…thanks to a free app developed by a 12 year old. Dylan Puccetti of Galveston, TX., developed Save Me Pro after learning about a kidnapping that took place in his town during the late '90s. This app turns your phone into ...

Beware of Employers Wiping Your Phone Clean

I have never accepted a cellphone from any employer I've ever had. But if you have, there's a growing danger I want you to know about! Many workplaces have BYOD policies. They'll pay for your cellphone service, but you bring your own device. Your boss and the data-wiping epidemic! Here's ...

How To Wipe Your Phone Clean Before Selling It

Thinking about selling your smartphone to buy a newer, fancier model? You going to want to make sure you've wiped your phone clean before you send it out into the world. After all, you don't want your photos, emails, or sensitive financial info falling into the wrong hands! One of ...

Kill Switch Technology Coming to Android

With smartphone theft the No. 1 crime in many metro areas, Apple has defied wireless operators and mobile manufacturers to do the right thing for consumers. Apple's iOS 7 offers kill switch-like technology that thwarts smartphone thieves Along with the introduction of iOS 7, Apple rolled out a software update ...

Free Ways To Stretch Your Phone's Battery Life

If you're in the smartphone orbit, you know that you're always fighting the life of the battery. That's prompted Apple to issue battery replacements for some iPhone 5 customers who have reported shorter battery life or the need for frequent recharging. "The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September ...

Beware of the Latest Threats to Facebook Users

A fake app making the rounds on Facebook promises to let you change the color of your profile, but it might just make you see red. The so-called Facebook Color Scam was first reported by Cheetah Mobile. If you click on the app, it takes you to a site where ...

Facebook Messenger App Permissions: Friend or Foe?

If you're all worked up over app permissions for Facebook Messenger, time to take a deep breath and relax! There's been big news of late about Facebook forcing users to download a separate app for mobile messaging. And a lot of misinformation has being shared about it via articles and ...

Free apps to protect your phone from theft

Free apps to protect your phone from theft

Apple's embedded "kill switch" technology in its latest OS has been thwarting phone thieves. Android users can get the same protection with free apps

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