Android Security Apps Review: Lookout, SeekDroid, Cerberus, Prey & Theft Aware

Today’s free app from Amazon.com’s AppStore is SeekDroid, so I though I’d give it a try.  I’m a big fan of security apps given how incredibly integral smartphones are becoming in our lives.  Losing your smartphone these days can be absolutely crippling for those of us who enjoy a high tech information rich lifestyle!  So far I’ve tried out Lookout and Cerberus as well as SeekDroid, and I’m going to go over how well each app does in offering minimum necessary security features and overall value. Continue reading

How To Get Amazon’s Free Android Apps From Outside The US

The Amazon.com AppStore is great – the daily free apps to promote the store are a good marketing touch.  However, Amazon’s AppStore has a serious drawback: you can’t use the native Android app to install apps directly if you’re not physically located within the United States.  If you try, you get the message “The Amazon Appstore for Android is not yet available in your region.”  Well, my phone is a US phone, with a global plan from Verizon.  Just because I am using my phone in Canada or Mexico doesn’t mean that I’m not a US customer!  This is a serious oversight by Amazon.  Fortunately, I have a work around that will work for anyone who has a US Amazon.com account regardless of what country you’re in!

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