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5 Best Android Anti-Theft Apps To Find Your Lost Phone

June 24, 2019 by Jack Tucker  

The thought of losing your phone might give you shudders. To ease that stress, it is better to take some precautions. For instance, you can get an anti-theft app for your Android phone. So let’s check out the 5 best anti-theft apps for Android.

1. Find My Device

This is one Google’s best apps. It helps you find your phone remotely. You can find your lost device by tracking, ringing a loud alarm, locking or freezing it remotely.

To use the “Find My Device” app follow the below steps:

  1. Download the Find My Device app from Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app and then sign in with your Google account.
  3. Always keep the mobile data and location on (Antitheft mostly works when the location and data is turned on).
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions if there are any, and then you are safe.

Now you can use your other phone to track it. If you don’t have another smartphone, then you can also use your PC, to see the current location of your device.

2. Avast Mobile Security

Avast Mobile Security isn’t an ordinary antivirus; it has a robust anti-theft system which has a lot of features that are helpful to find and protect a device which is stolen or lost. A user can remotely ring alarms and sirens, track device, and can control the lost smartphone remotely. You will have to buy a subscription to get this feature.

3. Cerberus 

It is a third party app which is built to access a lost or stolen device remotely. This app has almost every feature that is needed when a phone gets stolen. It can locate, track, lock, sound alarm, upload call logs, and can wipe SD card or internal storage. It can secretly capture photos and record videos of the one who has your device. It can also record audio through the phone’s microphone secretly in the background. Cerberus comes with seven days of a free trial, and you can continue to use it with a paid subscription.

4. Prey

Prey is a cross-device anti-theft software which is installed in various devices. It can track laptops, tablets, and other devices. It allows you to set a geo-fencing area, and whenever it breached, Prey will show you an alert in your another Prey-linked device. You can see the location, take photos of a person who steals your device, and can lock it remotely.

5. Anti-Theft Alarm

As you can know about it by its name, it will ring a loud siren in certain circumstances. You can set some conditions to sound its alarm such as moved from its place, if the sim card is removed or replaced or someone unplugs the phone from charging. The siren can also be started remotely, and it won’t stop unless the thief removes the battery or throws it away.

Tim Cross is from Ohio USA. Before he started writing blogs he went through various occupations such as teaching, programming and travelling. But his favorite job is writing blogs for antivirus technology for McAfee.com/Activate

Source : 5 Best Android Anti-Theft Apps To Find Your Lost Phone

How to Enhance Performance on a Linux Environment

June 24, 2019 by Jack Tucker  

Linux can be a whole different world for the ones who are used to the Windows environment. It is an open-source operating system, which has been loved by a lot of people since this OS was released in 1991. In the early 2000s, Linux was associated with the LAMP web development stack. This operating system is based on the Unix ecosystem. If we consider the critical difference between the Linux operating system and Windows, Linux offers a command line interface rather than a Graphical User Interface.

The experience of using the command line environment is much different than the Windows environment. You usually click on icons on Windows, but you need to operate Linux through various commands. Linux will be no less than a foreign language for those familiar with Windows user-interface.  It is a powerful and versatile platform for using, though it will be hard initially. Once you get used to it, the result will be worth it.

Linux is famous all around the world because it can be ideally be used for various purposes, not only as an operating system. It is ideal for CMS or CRS server, office intranet server or web server, domain or mail server, and more. For using Linux smoothly, you need to follow the tips given below.

1. Disable unwanted components

There are a lot of background services and components that come with Linux. Though not all of them required. They take extra space in CPU and consume RAM and hence the best solution is disable them. Once you disable these services, you can decrease startup time as well as free up memory. You can remove up to 120 MB of RAM after you disable the dedicated software packages.

2. Get the system updates from time to time

Linux also provides a considerable number of distributions, like CentOS, Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu, and more. However, its most renowned version is Ubuntu. With every release, exclusive fixes and security patches are included. And, you must get the recent version of any platform of Linux that you are comfortable with. By doing this, you make sure all the applications, clients, and services run smoothly and securely. Sandbox is highly recommended for testing updates and detecting any potential issues.

3. Disable GUI if you don’t need it

GUI isn’t necessary as everything can be operated smoothly through command-line. It also saves memory and CPU cycles as well when you have no GUI on Linux territory. For the windows users, however, no GUI can be a foreign concept. If you want to disable GUI, you must set “init level” to 3 instead of 5. But still, if required, it can be initiated manually through startx. 

4. Keep the TCP protocol optimized

For improving network among applications that demand constant connectivity, it is essential to keep TCP protocol tuned. Those who access large TCP Linux sizes for connection over wide-area networks especially need to consider this. As this tweak helps improve data transfer rates.

So, these are a few of the best tips for enhancing performance on a Linux environment!

Raven Cross has been writng books and magazine for different book publishers and print media before shifting to digital media in 2007. He writes about Internet, latest changes in Antivirus softwares such as McAfee.com/Activate, Artificial Intelligence and robotics on his different blogs.

Source : How to Enhance Performance on a Linux Environment