Sprint Guardian Bundles Together Security and Safety Apps
Sprint today announced Sprint Guardian, a new bundle of applications and services that is meant to help customers manage their devices and family members at the same time. Sprint Guardian includes apps from Safely and Lookout. Customers can enroll in Safely for $9.99 per month for up to five lines. Safely monitors device locations and can manage limits on texting and other usage. It is meant to serve as a parental tool. Lookout lets customers protect their devices from loss and malware for one charge of $4.99 per month for up to five lines on an account. The two can be purchased separately or together for $14.98 per month, which Sprint says saves $39 per month when used with family accounts compared to buying them separately per line. Lookout's security app is already available, but Sprint Guardian won't be available for Android smartphones until alter this summer.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Jul 20, 2017
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.
Android O to Feature Picture-In-Picture and Improved Security
May 17, 2017
Google today provided more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference. One of the biggest additions to the platform is picture-in-picture for mobile phones.
Facebook Adds to Safety Check's Tool Belt
Jun 14, 2017
Facebook today updated its Safety Check feature by rounding out the set of tools found within. To start, it is now possible to start and/or support a fundraiser directly from within Safety Check.
Apple Puts Family Resources On a Single Web Page
Mar 15, 2018
Apple recently published a new web site meant to help families manage their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple accounts. The site offers high-level overviews of all the parental controls available, as well as deep-dive tutorials with step-by-step directions on how to enable each tool.