Sprint Offering Norton Mobile Security Lite for Free
Sprint today announced that its customers with Android-based smartphones can download and use Norton's Mobile Security Lite application for free. The application lets users remotely lock their lost/stolen device via the internet or SMS; scans file and app downloads for malware threats; and automatically downloads and installs security updates. The full version of the application and service, which costs $29.99 for one year, adds a number of features such as remote lock, remote wipe, and locate.
Microsoft Adds Security Options to Android Lock Screen
Microsoft recently updated its Next Lock Screen application for Android devices with several security tools. Users can now set either a pattern lock or PIN code to secure their devices.
Can't Find Your Android? Locate It with A Google Search
Google recently rolled out a quick new way to locate misplaced Android smartphones. A simple Google search for "Find My Phone" from a PC can find a lost phone, force it to ring at full volume, and even position it on a map.
Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS Debuts in App Store
Google today published a version of its Chrome Remote Desktop application on the App Store for iOS devices. The app allows iPhone and iPad owners to remotely access their home computers.
Google's Pixel and Nexus Phones Catch Security, Dream VR Updates
Google today delivered minor system updates to its Pixel and Nexus devices. The factory images made available from Google for the Pixel and Nexus handsets bring back the "check for update" button within the system settings.