Security Archive


This is one handy app that I stumbled across recently. If you have read the review of Tinfoil for Facebook I wrote recently, you will know how I prefer to use more secure apps when viewing the Facebook feed. However one issue I did find when jumping from a Facebook feed to a website –


This app was recently mentioned on the Australian ABC and should be installed on all our phones in my opinion. The app was¬†developed by Australia’s emergency services and their Government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia. It uses your mobile phone’s GPS functionality so

Tinfoil for Facebook

Many seniors love Facebook as it enables them to keep in touch with friends and family, especially to view photos (and videos) of grandchildren. I am a very late adopter of Facebook, mainly because of previously reported lax security for it’s members and the companies concentration on it’s users being a product rather than customers

WiFi Hotspot Settings

Many of us use our phones as WiFi HotSpots. It is such a handy feature that most smartphones have available these days. If you aren’t familiar with what this is, just read the explanation at the end of this post. However, I used to find that the multiple taps to turn it on or off,

WiFi Analyzer

WiFi connections can prove tricky to set up and keep working reliably. I have set up hundreds of WiFi networks for people over the years and many of the problems can be tracked down with the aid of a good networking tool like WiFi Analyzer. I use this app regularly to help with the best

Smart Unlock

We all understand the need to secure our tablet or phone with a pin code or password, but it can be frustrating entering the code 20 times a day when your device is used at home. Many people just don’t bother to use a password or pin for this reason, but the hassles you go

Security for your Android

I’m often asked, ‘Andy, should I install an antivirus app on my phone? My answer is – in short ‘no, it isn’t really necessary’. As the vast majority of users install their apps from the Google Play Store, there is in fact, very little chance that a malicious app could be installed on your device.

Shake For Help

This app could very well save your life – literally. We can all imagine being in a serious situation and not being able to (or too scared to) call someone for help, or simply be unable to use the phone in a medical emergency. Shake For Help is designed for just these situations and from

Call Control – Call Blocker

If there’s one thing that gets on my nerves, it’s the phone call around 6 o’clock just as the fork with the first mouthful of dinner is heading for the mouth. The telemarketers have now taken to calling my mobile every day at the same time, so I decided to search the Playstore for a

Understanding How Android Works – Security

Continuing the series on how Android works next we’ll look at securing your phone or tablet and specifically at the ways users have to prevent unauthorised persons opening their devices. Business users like me have their entire contact list, calendar and email on their phones, so simply losing an unlocked device would mean a lot
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