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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 9] Lookout Security & Antivirus Offers Robust Protection, Comforting Green Checkmarks.

[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 9] Lookout Security & Antivirus Offers Robust Protection, Comforting Green Checkmarks.

Lookout Mobile Security, developers of Lookout Security & Antivirus (more commonly known as Lookout) look to stand out in the lineup of Android Security apps, offering a great set of security features that not only find (and control) your phone once it is lost, but protect against apps and web pages that seek to harm your phone from the inside.

At a Glance:

At first blush Lookout already seems impressive. A quick look at its page in the Android market reveals that it is “the #1 Security & Antivirus App for Android,” and that it falls into the “10 million to 50 million downloads” category, meaning the developers must be doing something right.

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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 8] Overvi3w Provides Intuitive, Feature-Rich Experience In A Discreet Package

[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 8] Overvi3w Provides Intuitive, Feature-Rich Experience In A Discreet Package

Overvi3w from Unfairware is our next entry in the Mobile Security App Shootout, bringing a nice set of features for free (and a bevvy of other features with a subscription) in a lightweight, battery-friendly package.

At A Glance

Unlike the past two apps in the Shootout, Overvi3w relies on an online interface to remotely control and receive data from your phone. The app itself installs pretty quickly and is out of your hair after that - it automatically hides itself after setup (if  you reboot), making it more secure against clever thieves.

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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 7] Where's My Droid Will Help Find Your Lost Phone, But Probably Won't Do Much If It's Stolen

[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 7] Where's My Droid Will Help Find Your Lost Phone, But Probably Won't Do Much If It's Stolen

Utilizing the same phone-centric implementation that we've just covered with PhoneLocator, Where's My Droid by alienmanfc6 is a light-weight, free security app that promises to help you recover your lost Android device.

At A Glance

As with most other security apps, Where's My Droid sets up with ease, asking only your name and zip code, and automatically using the email address of the Google account connected with your device. Likewise, WMD uses your Google account to push information to your phone once it receives an SMS containing a keyword for the desired command.

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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 6] PhoneLocator Pro Ditches Online Interfaces For SMS-Based Controls, Offers Detailed Reports And Advanced Location Tracking

[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 6] PhoneLocator Pro Ditches Online Interfaces For SMS-Based Controls, Offers Detailed Reports And Advanced Location Tracking

PhoneLocator is the latest entry in the Mobile Security App Shootout, coming to Android users from the developers at RVO. Another loss/theft-focused app, PhoneLocator has most of the normal features that we've seen before, but with a slight twist in functionality that may make or break the app for some users.

At A Glance

The app comes at a very low one-time payment of €1.99 (or about $2.84) and installs very quickly.

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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 5] Prey Anti-Theft Pairs Basic Security With An Innovative Approach And Coverage For Multiple Devices (Including Laptops And Tablets)

[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 5] Prey Anti-Theft Pairs Basic Security With An Innovative Approach And Coverage For Multiple Devices (Including Laptops And Tablets)

Prey Anti-Theft is an open source cross-platform app focused on helping you monitor and locate your lost or stolen device that offers a very unique set of features among its competitors, and implements those features in an even more unique manner. One very important note about Prey is that it offers support for all your devices - not just Android, but Windows, Mac, and Blackberry as well. This makes it a very apt solution to protecting all your devices.

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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 4] TekTrak Offers Basic Security Controls And Unique, Sophisticated Location Tracking

[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 4] TekTrak Offers Basic Security Controls And Unique, Sophisticated Location Tracking

Fourth in our lineup of Security apps is TekTrak, from the developer of the same name. TekTrak exists as one of the lesser-known security apps, but nonetheless delivers on its promises of finding and controlling a lost or stolen device.

At A Glance

Function-wise TekTrak operates as a no-frills security app. It has all of the basics, but not too many of the really interesting features (snapping photos remotely, recording audio, root support) that we've come to love from other apps.

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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 3] Cerberus Faithfully Guards All Your Devices With Ease

[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 3] Cerberus Faithfully Guards All Your Devices With Ease

While Android Police is keeping this post up for historical purposes, a lot has changed since we first covered this app, and readers should take some time to consider the current state of Cerberus before making any usage decisions.

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44 Best (And 1 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (8/3/11 - 8/18/11)

44 Best (And 1 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (8/3/11 - 8/18/11)

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This is the app roundup. The game roundup from this week can be found here and the tablet app roundup here.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.
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26 Best New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (8/2/11 - 8/17/11)

26 Best New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (8/2/11 - 8/17/11)

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon, and you can find the tablet app roundup here.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.
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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 2] SeekDroid Sooths Your Lost-Device Woes With Clean Interface And Excellent Functionality

[Mobile Security App Shootout, Part 2] SeekDroid Sooths Your Lost-Device Woes With Clean Interface And Excellent Functionality

Next in line for our Mobile Security App Shootout is SeekDroid, an app that has no problem standing out in the crowded security app arena thanks to its sleek interface, smooth functionality, and manageable price tag; not to mention the adorable James Bond - style Android on the splash screen.

At a Glance

From the moment I saw the icon for GTMedia’s SeekDroid app, I suspected I had a winner on my hands -- and I haven’t been let down so far.

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