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Browse with Frost on your Android device

If you have an Android phone, consider using Frost for your internet browsing, especially when conducting research on private topics. Frost automatically blocks pop-ups and most ads, and it wipes your browser history as soon as you close the application. Additionally, you will need to enter a password in order to access any bookmarks or […]

Switch back to the default keyboard on Android devices

Whether for fun or functionality, somewhere along the lines, it’s possible that you replaced the default keyboard on your Android device. If you’re not 100% sure that the software you’re using is secure, consider switching back to the standard. In Settings, navigate to the General tab, then select “Language & keyboard.”

Keep all your operating systems up-to-date

Computer and mobile device operating systems are regularly updated to stay in tune with technology requirements and to fix security holes. Be sure to install the updates to ensure your computer and devices have the latest protection.

Change your device name in Android

It’s possible that you set your Android device’s identifier to your own name when you first activated the phone. If that’s the case, it’s an unnecessarily easy-to-access piece of personal information that you share whenever you connect your smartphone wirelessly to a network or another device. Access the “About phone” page in Settings. Click “Phone […]

Use the Android “Smart cleaning” app for better performance and enhanced security

This built-in Android application can help you clear out old and unused apps as well as turn off those that are running in the background, including potential malware. Open the app and then press the “Optimize phone” button to stop currently operating apps and clear unnecessary data.

Transfer the Google Authenticator app to a new Android device

Nobody holds onto the same smartphone forever. If you use Google Authenticator and you need to transfer permissions to a new device, open your app on the old phone. Select the vertical ellipsis menu in the upper right corner, and then click “Transfer accounts.” Tap “Export accounts.” The app will generate a QR Code that […]