Android Device Manager to Launch This Month
Google today said that its Android Device Manager tool will be available beginning later this month. The online service can be used to locate a lost or missing phone by ringing it at maximum volume, even when the device is set to silent mode. it will also reveal the location of the device on a map so it can more easily be retrieved. Android Device Manager also lets people secure their personal data by remotely wiping the smartphone if it cannot be retrieved. Android Device Manager is compatible with devices running Android 2.2 and up. Google didn't say exactly when the service will become available.
Google Updates, Renames Android Device Manager
Google today updated its Android Device Manager application. The app has a fresh design and, more importantly, a new name.
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.
Google Simplifies Searching For Lost Phones
Google today made improvements to its My Accounts tool that should help people better manage their Google settings as well as their smartphone. Users can now access their account by saying, "Ok Google, show me my Google account" into the Google Search app.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
Silent Circle Says Blackphone to Gain App Store
Silent Circle today announced a forthcoming update to its Blackphone that will add a privacy-focused app store. The storefront will only be available from the Blackphone and will feature apps to help users manage and maintain their personal or professional data.
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