What Mobile Safety Measures are You Using?

Today we can  do just about everything from our mobile telephones. While this is a big convenience for us, we still need to stay secure and protect our phone from viruses and malware. So, what mobile safety measures are you using? I want to share two of my favorite apps that  I use to keep my android mobile phone safe and virus free. All of these apps are available in the Google Play Store. It is important that you only download your android apps from the Google Play Store. Doing so will cut down on the likeness of you download malware or bad apps.

My favorite security apps are:

AVG Antivirus Pro– I have used AVG on my PCs for years. And then when I found out about the antivirus protection for mobile phone, I downloaded it right away. Some of the features are anti-theft, privacy and it also comes with performance boost to help speed up your phone. The subscription is $14.99/year. Or you may use the free version.

CM (Clean Master) Security – is free in the app store and it has some great features like: malware scanning, memory boost, and my favorite app lock.

I use each of these apps to keep my mobile phone safe. If you are not using an anti-virus or malware app on your mobile phone, please re-consider it. Our mobile phones are just as vulnerable and our computers.

If you have a favorite security app that you are using, Share it with me in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.

BBM: Launch No Launch

BBM Coming soonWere you waiting for the launch of BBM over the weekend? So was I, and as the weekend came and went, still we did not get to play with the IOS or Android version of BBM.  What should have been a smooth launch turned into anything but that. Blackberry announced the launched early last week. As a former Blackberry user, I was happy to hear the news of BBM coming to Androids and iPhones. Many of my colleagues still use Blackberry devices.  I was up bright and early Saturday morning, with my coffee in hand, waiting for the launch.   I logged into Google Play Store and found a ton of fake BBM. (Wow! That did not take long at all.)

Someone leaked an unofficial copy of the BBM on the internet, and the leaked software caused major problems. Blackberry stated earlier on Saturday that  1.1 million people downloaded the unofficial software in  the first eight hours.  Blackberry did not elaborate on what problems it caused, they did release a statement about the launch being put on hold.

 

https://twitter.com/BBM/status/381577435122126848

 

It seems Blackberry was not ready for all the "what ifs" that come with new software launches.  I know the company has struggled in the last couple of years.  Had this launch gone as planned, people would be cheering Blackberry. Instead, we are left to wonder exactly what is going on at Blackberry headquarters. No date has been given for the next launch. Fingers crossed that the next attempt goes off better that the first attempt.