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F-SE­CURE

Safe is a se­cu­rity app de­vel­oped for An­droid, iOS and Win­dows de­vices that helps in lo­cat­ing and eras­ing data on miss­ing smart­phones and tablets. It also claims to pro­tect per­sonal con­tent on the de­vice. Ad­di­tion­ally, you can block un­wanted call­ers, scan and clean the de­vice from harm­ful ap­pli­ca­tions, mak­ing it se­cure for bank­ing ser­vices over Google Chrome, Safe Browser and Dol­phin Browser.

AVAST ANTI-THEFT

is a spe­cialised anti-theft so­lu­tion provider. This, too, al­lows you to pro­tect the de­vice as well as data. The free ver­sion of the app al­lows you to find the lost phone and re­motely lock it or wipe all data on the de­vice through web-based in­ter­face or SMS. It also en­ables re­mote lis­ten­ing – re­motely have the phone call you else­where, with screen blacked out, so you can lis­ten to the phone's sur­round­ings; SIM card change no­ti­fi­ca­tion; stealth mode; for­ward­ing calls and mes­sages to peo­ple and re­mote lock, among other fea­tures. Avail­able only for An­droid de­vices, there is a pre­mium ver­sion of the soft­ware that of­fers fea­tures such as re­mote data retrieval and Ge­ofenc­ing.

LOOK­OUT

is a neat app avail­able for both iOS and An­droid for pro­tec­tion from data loss, theft and other threats that put your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion at risk. It helps in lo­cat­ing the lost iPhone or iPad from any­where on any de­vice con­nected to the in­ter­net. It au­to­mat­i­cally saves the de­vice’s last lo­ca­tion be­fore the bat­tery runs out and even shows the dis­tance be­tween the iPhone and the Ap­ple Watch when they are about to lose the con­nec­tion. The app backs up con­tacts au­to­mat­i­cally and also no­ti­fies about out-of-date or in­se­cure ver­sion of the OS.

DROP­BOX

is the most pop­u­lar cloud stor­age ser­vice of­fer­ing 2 GB free cloud stor­age to start with. But us­ing friend re­fer­rals and lik­ing its so­cial me­dia page can help you in­crease the stor­age space by up to 20 GB. It lets you back up images, videos, doc­u­ments and more, and can be used for shar­ing files with your con­tacts with­out shar­ing them pub­licly. Drop­box is both An­droid and iOS com­pat­i­ble.

BOX

is a pop­u­lar cloud stor­age app, avail­able for An­droid and iOS, that se­curely stores, man­ages and shares files, pho­tos and doc­u­ments, and of­fers 10 GB of free cloud stor­age. The in-built shar­ing fea­ture lets you share links in­stead of heavy files. It also gives off­line ac­cess to files and fold­ers. Box Notes helps in tak­ing notes and work­ing in real time with other users. Ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clude real-time search, search within PDF, Pow­erPoint, Ex­cel, Word docs, etc.

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