Here’s a truly impressive number: Google now scans 50 billion apps every day across users’ phone and tablets to keep its Play store free of malware.
This is performed by its new Play Protect tool, which is being added to any Android device that has the Google Play app installed. It runs continuously in the background looking for apps that “step out of line”, which is Google’s euphemistic way of saying g apps that steal your personal data, or infect your device with annoying ing adverts.
You’ll see it scanning at the top of your screen when you have the Google Play app open. It will hopefully give you the all-clear with a green shield and the message ‘No problems found’ (see screenshot). Also part of Play Protect is the Find My Device app, whic which is the new name for Andr Android Device Manager. If you lose your phone or tabl tablet, you can locate it on a map online on a computer. If it’it’s been stolen, you can remo remotely lock it or erase data from it. Apple users shou should use Find My iphone inst instead: www.snipca. cocom/24506.