Security Alarm for Android - Is Android Security Alarm Pro a Good Anti-Theft Solution? PDF Print E-mail

The new Windows 7 phones available in the market are offering some exceptional features but are they enough to compete with Google's Android and Apple's iOS, let's find out.

The Google Android and iPhone devices have been in the market for quite some time now, which is the reason why they had enough time to improve their user interface and features. We can say that they are already a step ahead of Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS. But with the introduction of the all new Windows Phone 7 OS there might be a turn around in the events. Microsoft had to compromise on many features in the Windows 7 Phone as they were building it from scratch, whereas those features are readily available on the smart phones that we are using. Keep on reading for some of the great and not so great things about the Windows Phone 7.

Unique features of Windows Phone 7

There are some new features on the table with the Windows Mobile Phone like the home screen is rectangular tiles which are live as a mix of application icons and widgets, which is customizable unlike the no customizable start screen on iPhone, or widgets on the Andriod. The bad thing is it gets quite messed up when a large number of applications are used and you end up scrolling over and over.

The Android gives you the option of live widgets of different sizes and shapes on your home screen and a clear display of what you want. The iPhone No doubt stands as a looser when it comes to notifications in your home screen.

The Windows 7 Mobile combines different aspects of the OS into hubs: A mix between the screens and folders. Each hub ( Pictures, People, Xbox Live, Office, Zune, and Marketplace) is integrated to third party and native applications. For instance the Games hub is integrated to Xbox live and you can use the Office hub to edit and customize word documents and Excel. It even allows to open MS Office SharePoint documents, but it will not allow you to create PPTs. Neither Android nor iPhone provides features which can be compared with the hubs. You need to open each application individually to perform the tasks.

Features absent from Windows Phone 7

The most common feature found in almost all the smartphones is the Copy/Paste, unfortunately Microsoft's New Mobile OS does not have this feature. Even the Iphone did not have this functionality earlier but was released later as a software update. Androib had this feature right from the start.

Next big thing which is not found in the Windows mobile is multitasking, which was present in Android from Day one and was introduced to iphone later. Precisely, Windows Phones will not allow you to run third party apps in the Background, it keeps them on hold until you come back to the App. Very few apps can still run in the background while specific features will persist. For instance you can play music from Pandora while doing other tasks.

Another Feature which is absent in the Windows 7 cell phone is the adobe flash, HTML5 support or Silverlight in the browser. Steve Jobs had condensed all possibilities of operating Flash on an iPhone, so Android becomes the only OS supporting Flash in the market.

Some more features which are not found in the Windows Phone 7 are:

  1. No Threaded e-mail.
  2. No Video calling.
  3. No Visual Voicemail.
  4. No universal search.
  5. No Twitter integration
  6. Alphabetical only App list organization

Now you can select the device that best suits your needs and go for it.

Windows 7 Phone, Android, iPhone os.

There are three android mobile phone apps that keep your phone safe. By safety, we are referring to the valuable data stored in your phone. You do not want somebody stealing your personal information or your data gets lost. The latter means that you may have to buy a new phone and record the entire data again. Also, there remain high chances of your personal data being misused. Personal videos and pictures if leaked can cause a lot of harm.

So, it's better to know about security applications.

Application #1:

There is "Kaspersky Mobile Security" application that is loaded with firewall, antivirus, and intrusion prevention. These are light in weight! This mobile application also helps you track down the phone in case it's stolen. This is done through computer interface. By pressing a button, you can see the location of your phone in a map. There is also a provision for data backup. So, all your personal details, including photos, e-mails, sms, and other such things are safe. Therefore, you need not worry of getting your mobile phone stolen.

Application #2:

Another one of the android mobile phone apps is WaveSecure. An amazing feature of this app is that you can lock your phone through web interface in case it's stolen. This makes your phone useless. Another option is flashing a message and buzzing an alarm. This android application enables you to set up an auto backup. Want to know about one terrific feature of WaveSecure? You can delete all your data from the phone through web interface! Anybody who gets your phone will not be able to access your data. Superb, isn't it? This feature is not available with LookOut.

Application #3:

Protector is another one of mobile phone apps. It lets you have a password to protect your phone and its applications. This way only you can have access to your data. You can put a password on e-mail, photos, notepad, calendar, sms or any other application you wish. Android mobile phone apps like these are great for users who want phone privacy.

Know what? You need not put passwords for all apps. You can be selective here. You can fearlessly use the task manager too without worrying about the safety of your applications. This makes your mobile operation even easier.

One pitfall, though, (or is it?) is that you need a pin code to remove this application. What's the big deal about it, you may ask. Well, there is no provision for pin code recovery. So, if you forget the pin... So, make sure you write it down somewhere. There are apps that increase the functional value of your phone and there are apps that provide security to these apps!

Most of the Android mobile phone apps make your phone secure, user-friendly, and easily found on the internet. With advancement in mobile technology, these apps have become even more sophisticated. Choose an app depending on your phone features and the kind of security you want in your mobile. Use these apps and you would never regret!

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