• Find and secure Wi-Fi hotspots with Avast on the iPhone

    There are lots of free Wi-Fi hotspots you can use when you are out of the office or home, but which ones are safe and secure? Avast has two free apps for the iPhone that show where Wi-Fi hotspots are located and then secures them.

  • Steps to increase Android security everyone should take

    Your Android phone could be lacking the security it needs to keep you safe. This guide shows how to check the settings and configure them to increase your security and privacy. Do it now!

  • New Android malware attacks phones except in Russia

    MazarBOT is a a new type of malware that has been discovered attacking Android phones, but the odd thing is, you are safe if you live in Russia. If you are not a resident, be wary of text messages with links.

  • Add an Android firewall to increase security on your phone

    You have a firewall on your computer, so why not on your mobile phone and tablet too? A firewall enables you to control incoming and outgoing connections and to block those you don’t want. Here are three for Android.

  • 360 Security Lite for Android reviewed – a great utility

    360 Security is a very popular app in the Google Play Store with over 100 million downloads. Now there is a Lite version that aims to be smaller and lighter on resources. Is it worth it?

  • Watch out for scams that trick you on your phone

    Beware of scams on the internet and on your mobile phone. Even when you think you are browsing a safe website, something could pop up on the screen that tries to trick you into doing something, like revealing information about yourself or installing unwanted software.

  • How to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S6 with a fingerprint

    Mobile phones are easily lost or stolen and you must lock them using one security method or another. A really easy, convenient and secure way to unlock your phone is with a fingerprint. This shows how to do it on a Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone.

  • SnapLock Smart Lock Screen for Android phones and tablets

    The lock screen on your Android phone is an opportunity to show useful information and notifications, and provide fast access to your favourite apps. SnapLock is designed to make the most of it.

  • Reduce battery drain and secure Wi-Fi on Android phones

    VPNs are not new and apps to reduce battery drain are quite common, but what happens when you combine the two? You get a unique app that not only increases your security, but also the phone's battery life too.

  • Comodo Security for Android is a mixed bag of features

    Comodo is well known for PC security and like many rivals, it has entered the next big market, mobile security. The company’s Android app has some good features, but also some irritations. It is free though, which is a bonus.

  • Hide your web activities with a VPN for Android

    Every time you connect to the internet you are being tracked and logged. Someone is watching. A VPN can help to limit that activity and adding one to an Android phone or tablet can increase your privacy and security.

  • What personal information is your Android phone leaking?

    We store a lot of personal and private information on our mobile phones, but is it secure? Can other people access it? Does information leak out? Are your private details being passed on? Clueful Privacy Advisor will tell you.

  • Stop Android apps accessing your personal information

    When apps are installed on an Android phone or tablet they can access information about you through your various Google accounts. Which apps can do this and what are they accessing? You can find out and then block them for extra privacy.

  • Stop Android apps auto-starting with 360 Security

    Android has many great features, but also a few irritations too and one of these is apps that run in the background. The more apps you install, the more that hide in the background. There they occupy memory and consume processing power and suck the life out of the battery. What can you do?

  • Lock your phone with Microsoft’s Next app for Android

    One of the nice features of Android is the ease with which it can be customised. Every iPhone looks the same, apart from the wallpaper image, but Android users can add lock screen apps that appear when the phone is woken up. Microsoft has an interesting lock screen app that is simple, but effective. You might think it odd that Microsoft has produced an Android app, but the company actually has quite a lot and some are really good, like Next.

  • The dangers of over sharing in activity tracking apps

    Why is it that nearly every app you install on phones and tablets includes sharing features? They frequently pester you to connect your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social networking accounts. Is this a good idea though? You can end up sharing too much with people you don’t know and this can be dangerous in ways you never realised.

  • Spot bad Android apps before installing them

    Do you have bad apps on your phone? Are you worried about downloading and installing apps? Have you heard that there are bad apps in the Google Play Store? Apps can be bad for many reasons and, although rare, they certainly exist and there is a small chance that you could install one on your Android phone or tablet. Here is how to avoid them.

  • The dark side of Facebook’s anonymous chat Rooms

    Rooms is a sort of throwback to the early days of the internet, perhaps even to bulletin boards before the internet existed. It is an app for iOS devices like the iPhone that people can use to create chat rooms. Unlike modern social networking services like Facebook, Twitter and others, Rooms is anonymous and that could be a problem.

  • Fix Facebook privacy issues

    Privacy issues are a constant concern for many people that use mobiles phones, tablets and the internet. Only recently there were leaked photos of naked celebrities, but privacy is not just about pictures we don’t want other people to see. Privacy is also about preventing people and companies from tracking your activities as you browse the web, not sharing your name, age, phone number, location, hobbies and interests with all and sundry.

  • Find, lock, erase phones and tablets with Android Device Manager

    How many times have you lost your phone? No, not really lost it, but lost it in your home. You know you had it last night, but this morning when you get up, you cannot remember where you left it. Is it under the bed or the sofa? In the lounge or the kitchen? Has the dog picked it up, drooled all over it and dropped it in his basket? Android Device Manager can locate it for you.