15 Best Mobile Security Apps of 2015 [Slideshow]

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Mobile security has become a big concern as security breaches have become commonplace now.  With the prevalence of smartphones being integrated in our every day lives, hackers have found easy ways to access personal data via malware, illicit apps, social phishing scams & more.

 

We’ve compiled the best 15 mobile security apps available right now that offer image security, data security, password protection, and virus protection.

 

 

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SAFETY IN DOWNLOADS THE BEST MOBILE SECURITY APPS OF 2015

 

IMAGE SECURITY

 

LURK-PROOF YOUR IMAGES. Whether selfies are your guilty pleasure or you’re looking to safeguard pictures of your little-ones, keep your pics and footage safe from unauthorized viewers. Crop out cyber creepers once and for all with apps that let you decide how to manage your virtual photo albums and video archives.

 

1. PRIVATE PHOTO VAULT ●● Take photos directly from the app and skip the rigmarole of moving images around from album to app. ●● All imported photos are PIN or Pattern Lock protected. ●● Treat perpetrators to a surprise “theftie.” The app snaps a shot of potential photo crooks and tags their GPS location so you can see where the break-in attempt took place. ●● For times when curiosity gets the best of nosy counterparts the app arms you with a decoy password. If an intrusive friend or foe is nagging you for a peek into your private albums, punch in your decoy password and it will open up to a completely different set of pictures.

 

2. BEST SECRET FOLDER ●● Forbidden folders on your home screen only entice prying prowlers. Instead of labeling your folder a “secret,” this app disguises the icon as “My Utilities” to mimic ordinary home screen apps. ●● Keep over-the-shoulder lurkers at bay with a “dummy screen” that makes it look like your folder is empty when you launch the app. ●● Treat perpetrators to a surprise “theftie.” The app snaps a shot of potential photo crooks and tags their GPS location, so you can see where the break-in attempt took place.

 

3. GALLERY LOCK LITE ●● Even better than a disguised folder, Gallery Lock Lite lets you put the app icon in “Stealth Mode,” so it doesn’t appear on your phone at all. ●● By typing in an asterisk and your password and pressing “Call,” you’ll gain access to your private files. ●● Should any trespassers become savvy to your hidden files, after three failed password attempts the app snaps a photo of the perpetrator in the act.

 

4.  KYMS ●● Fool unwelcome gazers with this app’s ingenious disguise. When launched, wandering eyes will stumble upon a fully functional calculator. ●● Within the calculator app, you can access your private files by punching in your four- digit PIN number and the equal sign. ●● KYMS enables media import from your computer, camera roll and the Web, so you can easily sync your collections between devices.

 

DATA SECURITY

 

IT’S OK NOT TO SHARE. Sharing is caring—until your data lands in the hands of careless hackers taking liberties with your personal information. From identity theft to location tracking, cybercriminals are happy to snatch any information they benefit from. Safeguard your digital delicates; these apps not only protect your confidential information, some are so adamant about privacy, they don’t even share your data with their own staff.

 

5. SPIDER OAK ●● As advocates of privacy rights, the creators of Spider Oak designed a cloud platform that ensures only you can see your data. No one else—not even their staff—can gain access to your stored information. ●● Not only is everything password-protected, their “zero-knowledge” policy means your password will only exist in the server memory during the browsing session. It’s stored in encrypted memory and destroyed without a trace once your browsing session ends. ●● Data backup is the only way to prevent total loss of important data. With this app, no matter what happens to your laptop, phone or tablet, your data is always available.

 

6. VPN FIRE ●● Not all Wi-Fi networks are secure. VPN Fire lets you practice safe surfing anywhere, anytime. Their Virtual Private Network creates a virtual “tunnel” through which your data travels from your computer or mobile device to one of their VPN servers, for the utmost anonymity across the digital sphere. ●● Because hack attacks are often directed at a known IP address, the app assigns your computer a new IP address and hides your real IP for added protection.

 

7. ANDROGNITO ●● For anyone looking to go incognito with their personal data, the Andrognito application features “Unique Stealth Mode” to deceive intruders into a fake vault. ●● For added invisibility, “Invisible Mode” keeps the app hidden from your home screen when you log in to your device. Instead, you can access data by punching in a code through the dial screen. ●● Should a trespasser even attempt to gain access, Andrognito automatically locks the app for 15 minutes after three failed login attempts.

 

8. WICKR ●● Prevent personal data theft by making it completely inaccessible to begin with. The “unhackable” app protects your images, messages and even conversations with military-grade encryption to ensure communication can only be read by you and your intended recipient. ●● Need to hold onto messages and media temporarily? Set an expiration date for all mobile interactions and the app deletes them when you’re ready.

 

PASSWORD PROTECTION

 

PASSWORDS ON STEROIDS. These aren’t your grandma’s passwords. Back when a four-digit combination was enough to impede a data breach, you were likely only safeguarding your voicemail. Now that your device doubles as a wallet, photo album and data keeper, it takes more than your mother’s maiden name to protect your personal information. Not only are passwords longer and more complex, but you need a separate one for each account. Give up the scribbled-on sticky note and never forget a password again with these apps.

 

9. KEEPER ●● Using the same password for multiple accounts makes your data vulnerable to hackers, but remembering multiple passwords is a hassle. Keeper memorizes every long, complex password for you in a secure and convenient password managing system. ●● More than just a password keeper, the app also stores and encrypts logins, credit card numbers, bank account information, confidential files, photos, important documents and videos in a private digital vault. ●● Running out of password combinations? Keeper takes the guess work out of creating high-strength passwords by generating them for you.

 

10. MSECURE ●● Ease the agony of phone theft or loss. This app uses ultra-secure 256-bit blowfish encryption to safeguard your website logins, bank accounts and credit cards to fully protect your finances, identity and reputation. ●● Hackers will find themselves on a Mission: Impossible with mSecure’s self-destruct option. If a perpetrator tries to guess your password, the app destroys the stored data after a set number of attempts. ●● As an added bonus, you can sync with the app anywhere using a general Internet connection without compromising data security.

 

11. PASSWORD BOX ●● This app securely and automatically stores usernames and passwords to all your favorite sites, so you can enjoy a streamlined login process and keep peeping eyes from trying to see your login credentials. ●● Enjoy worry-free virtual shopping sprees without the hassle of finding your billing credentials again. With secure checkout, your information is stored in your digital wallet and can be accessed in a single tap. ●● For times when sharing is necessary, Password Box enables secure data exchange while keeping you in control of password visibility and editable settings.

 

12. DASHLANE ●● Automatically generate and save new passwords with peace of mind, knowing the app uses AES-256 encryption to secure your private information and passwords. ●● Dashlane color codes login information pages to help you quickly and easily find frequently visited sites. ●● Unlike other apps, Dashlane uses actual logos instead of regular text to list saved website logins.

 

VIRUS PREVENTION

 

VIRTUAL BUG SPRAY. Stop worrying about debilitating infections taking over your mobile device. Let hackers know that nothing comes between you and your tech-nificant other with antivirus protection that wards off data- threatening viruses. With the proper immunization, you and your mobile device can enjoy worry-free data sharing for a lifetime—or at least until your next upgrade.

 

13. VIRUSBARRIER ●● Infected devices are highly contagious. Each time you connect your smartphone to another device, it’s like open-mouth coughing on your co-workers. Virus Barrier X8 scans iOS devices when they’re plugged into your desktop computer to ensure that no viruses or infected files get passes onto your Windows or Mac machines. ●● Whether you’re tech-savvy or not, this antivirus protection setup is easy. ●● The app scans files whenever they’re accessed and automatically checks for the latest updates to make sure you’re always protected against the newest threats.

 

14. 360 SECURITY ●● This app prevents you from hoarding useless files on your Android system by deleting unused data for an instant speed boost to your Android performance, while freeing up storage space with a single tap. ●● Tired of dealing with slow-moving apps? 360 Security frees up memory (RAM) and boosts your Android phone. The One Tap Clean feature reclaims memory to free up RAM, enabling you to open apps without delay. ●● This dual-purpose virus shield not only rids your devices of virus, malware, vulnerabilities, adware and Trojans, but it also increases usage speed by optimizing your background apps, memory space, junk files and battery power.

 

15. BITDEFENDER ●● More than a virus defense system, this app also arms you with vital privacy usage information. The Privacy Advisor shows you how installed apps use and possibly abuse your personal information. ●● Never fear another Web search. Bitdefender protects you in real-time when browsing websites using Chrome. ●● With powerful anti-theft protection, you can ensure your data never falls in the wrong hands. The app lets you lock, track and wipe your phone from any Internet-connected device.

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Do Rental Car Companies Accept Third Party Rental Car Insurance? [Video]

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The answer is a resounding Yes! Rental car companies can’t deny rental car insurance coverage from companies like Protect Your Bubble because we work for you. They may try to persuade you to buy their more expensive policy, but in reality you have the freedom to choose any third party rental car insurance protection available.

 

We even made a video to explain it clearly for you to make sure you don’t fall into the rental car company’s trap.

 


 

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Looking for a Last-Minute Valentine? Here are the Best Dating Apps to Help You Find Someone

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Looking for a last-minute Valentine date? It’s not too late! There are plenty of singles who are still looking for last-minute dates too.

 

Here are the best dating apps out currently, so keep swiping right and you might just get a match.

 

tinder logoTinder

Tinder is a free app that anonymously finds nearby matches and connects you with them if you’re interested in each other. It lets you quickly say yes or no by swiping right or left to potential matches by showing you people who are near you. If you and a potential match “like” each other, Tinder makes an introduction and lets you text each other through the app, without giving your real phone number away. This app works best in cities where there are more users. It’s currently the most popular dating app on the market.

 

okcupid logoOkCupid

OkCupid is a popular free dating app which lets you browse profiles and send messages to potential matches. It’s considered as one of the best dating apps because it’s easy to navigate and it uses algorithms to match you based on personality traits and what you’re looking for in a relationship. You can browse through local singles and spend time meeting interesting new people who have the qualities you’re looking for. With 30 million users and over 1 million daily logins, you’re sure to find someone in time for V-Day.

 

plenty of fish logoPlenty Of Fish

Plenty Of Fish is one of the oldest dating sites (founded in 2003) and another free dating app that lets you browse profiles and send messages, while its personalized services match you to people who are interested in the same type of relationship and even suggests local places to meet up. Plenty Of Fish allows you to set up your account so that certain people cannot contact you. Since registration to this dating app is huge and authentic, finding probable potential match is not too much of a challenge. You will get the advantage of push notification in this app. Push notification will help you to track visitors to your profile and messages amongst potential matches. Talk about analytical dating!

 

hinge logoHinge

Hinge uses a matching algorithm and its “romance graph” to intelligently show you potential matches you’re likely to be compatible with. It pulls your Facebook information to present you with people who have a similar type of job or went to the same kind of college, but it also goes deeper and matches you with people across these boundaries as well. Hinge uses its matching algorithm to identify the hidden threads that attracts you to potential dates, hidden threads like loneliness and desperation.

 

coffee meets bagel logoCoffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel introduces you to people who are seeking meaningful relationships. You’ll receive one match per day that’s specifically chosen for you. You have one day to “like” the match or “pass” on them. When you and a potential match “like” each other, you can text each other securely through the app and your real phone number is not given away. You need to connect this app to your Facebook account. Potential matches are found mostly from extended friends from your friend list, so the matches are reliable in that way. If you’re apprehensive about online dating, then this app is a sure shot try as you will meet matches whom you can trust to be legitimate as they will be in a way connected to your friend list.

 

Internet dating has certainly stepped up their game from desktop to smartphone. So if you’re looking for a date this valentines, you can stop stressing, there is an app to help you. Make connections with those around you as simple as a swipe to the right. Otherwise, you may be sending yourself flowers on Valentine’s day.

 


 

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The Sweeter Side of your Smartphone [Valentine's Day Infographic]

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day. Although that may seem like a depressing statistic, receiving flowers is better than receiving none! Protect Your Bubble did some research and we found some interesting facts about men and women in regards to Valentine’s Day.

 

22% of U.S. men and women have damaged their smartphone while on a date (most were while taking a selfie). In cases like these, we would suggest using a selfie stick.  Also, we found 61% of people would not date someone with a cracked phone.  We’re not surprised, a cracked phone is a sign of a chaotic life. Majority of people like stability and security.

 

For more sweet V-Day facts, check the infographic below.

 

Valentines Day infographic

 


 

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3 Gift Ideas for the Tech-Savvy Valentine

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Valentine’s Day, the day of true love, is fast approaching. For some, it’s about going full on with the candy hearts, chocolate, flowers, jewelry, and cute stuffed animals. These have long been staples of the romancer’s holiday, but those gifts are more than a little cliché. For those seeking something a bit less conventional, here are 3 Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are sure to make your tech-savvy sweetheart smile.

 

1. 3Doodler – The World’s First 3D Drawing Pen

3Doodler is the world’s first pen that lets you draw in 3D, so you can sculpt amazing objects and models from the ground up. To start, just plug in the pen and let it heat up, just like you would a hot glue gun. It has 2 speeds to control the flow and uses safe PLA plastic “drawing sticks” that harden in seconds after dispensed. The outer casing is made of high-temp ABS, which allows you old the pen comfortably. Plus, it’s super easy to use. It includes 50 drawing sticks in 10 colors (additional sticks available in 30 colors). Try making an Eiffel Tower, a skyscraper, or create anything you can think of. The possibilities are endless for your artistic valentine.

 
2. Celluon Magic Cube – Laser Keyboard

The laser keyboard transforms a flat surface into an instant work station. So you can type up a storm any time you want. The advanced optics tracks your fingers like magic. It can be used for Apple, Android, and other smartphones, tablets, and devices and connects via Bluetooth wireless technology. It also doubles as a multi-touch mouse. Its sleek and professional design makes the virtual keyword a fantastic idea for writers on the go.

 
3. Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones

Armed with a stunning design that looks good just about anywhere, you can now listen to your favorite track – and tune out everything else. With the Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones, you can experience the deep base, crystal clear highs, and exceptional midrange of Monster DNA. Its pillow soft advanced noise isolating cushions keep noise out and keep your music from disturbing and you’ll be able to listen comfortably for hours. The DNA headphones’ dual audio input jacks allows you to link your MusicShare headphones together and share the audio. This is a great headphones gift for music lovers and audiophiles alike.

 

There are many other techy gift ideas that can fit your style and budget this Valentine’s Day. Just remember that whatever you decide to give to your valentine, it should be thoughtful, creative, and most of all, fun!

 


 

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