Saturday, September 27, 2014

100 Avast Mobile Security Premium License Giveaway for "FREE" in AndroidAndFreak

AVAST is proud to announce it's new version of Avast! Mobile Security with a completely new and simple user interface.

To celebrate this, Avast along with AndroidAndFreak is giving away 100 licenses of avast! Mobile Premium (the paid-for-version of avast! Mobile Security) for free.



Feature of new Avast

MOBILE SECURITY | ANTIVIRUS FOR ANDROID

■ Antivirus Engine: Virus scanner automatically scans installed apps, memory card content and new apps upon first use. Schedule automatic scans for when you sleep. Includes SMS/file scanning for complete mobile protection, and also protect against avg spyware and removes viruses.
■ Privacy Report & Apps Manager: Provides insights about installed apps and helps you understand your apps’ access rights, intentions, and permissions.
■ SMS and Call Filter: Allows you to retain your privacy. Block numbers from those you don’t want to be able to contact you.
■ Web Shield: Blocks malware infected links, as well as trojans, adware and spyware (for safe web browsing) and even USSD numbers (which have the ability to wipe your device's memory). Also fixes mistyped URLs.
■ Network Meter: Measures incoming/outgoing data transfers.
■ Firewall (rooted devices only): Blocks hackers from getting in.
■ App Locking: Locks any two apps with a PIN/gesture (unlimited in Premium).
■ Backup: Allows backup of contacts, SMS/call logs, and photos (Premium version provides backup of music, video, and apps).

FIND MY PHONE | ANTI-THEFT FOR ANDROID

The best free cell phone tracker on the market. If you’re thinking “How can I find my Android?” you can use the cell phone locator features to find it, control it remotely, and much more.
■ Control your Android remotely via a web-based interface or SMS (to later control your device remotely, go to: http://my.avast.com).
■ Locate your phone on a map using GPS tracker.
■ Lock device, activate siren, or wipe memory to keep your private data safe.
■ Get notification of a SIM card change.




NEW! PREMIUM FEATURES | PAID-FOR OPTIONS

★ App Locking: Locks an unlimited number of apps.
★ Ad Detector: Detects ads and provides full details of their tracking systems.
★ Password Check: Automatically locks after 3 failed attempts to unlock.
★ Geo-Fencing: Phone performs specified actions (e.g. lock, activate siren, send location) when outside the set perimeter (e.g. you go to a cafe and enable it with a 500m perimeter, so if somebody steals your phone and takes it away, it triggers your specified actions).
★ Remote SMS: Remotely send text messages from the phone.
★ Remote Data Recovery: Remotely retrieve data from the phone.
★ Remote Identification: Take picture of the thief when he/she tries to unlock it (using front or back camera, with face recognition). Record audio, with voice recognition.
★ Backup Features: Allows backup of video, audio, and apps (including settings and data for rooted phones, e.g. game progress).
★ Premium pricing (auto-renewal): $1.99 monthly, or $14.99 yearly.



Did you check out the features of new Avast?

 "Avast can keep your mobile safer than you can even imagine".

You just have to follow few simple steps to get Premium license for free

1 Download Avast from Google playstore : link
2 Open Avast in mobile and apply following code: GVR5246FD4

Note: Only first 100 people to use the code will be able to upgrade to premium version.
          Code should be used before November 24, 2014.

Don't forget to mention thanks to Avast and AndroidAndFreak :)

Please let me know if you face issue while applying the code.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Install yet to release "Android L" Lock screen on your mobile without even upgrading it

Google will be soon releasing their next Android version " L". Features of this new version has already started making a buzz in the town. One such new feature of Android L is it's new lock screen. Those who cannot wait till it's release or want to get your hands dirty immediately by trying out it's mimicked version then here is how you can do it.

Android L Lockscreen Plus is a mimicked version of original Android L's lock screen which is yet to be released. According to the developer, they have simulated 90% of the original lock screen. Main feature of this app is, it shows up all notification right on the lock screen. Users do not have to unlock the phone like before to go through the notification. Notifications presented on lock screen looks are more or less similar to Google cards (Google Now).  Clock's font size can be set to small, medium or large. Swipe can configured to open applications directly from the lock screen. Depending on the direction of the swipe  a particular app can be opened. Like if you swipe towards right then phone log will be opened. Swiping towards left will open the camera and so on. Lock screens background can be changed and it can be blurred as well.



You will have to upgrade this application in order to enable security feature. But you can continue to use your system lock pattern or pin. Though you can use the system lock , it looks little messy, because first you have unclock your system lock screen and then it comes to this lock screen then swipe again, that's just too much of work. So , if you like it then do upgrade and get this application's security feature itself.




Overall this is great application which allows the user to have first hand experience of  yet to release Android L's lock screen. But I still have this question in my mind, what will be the future of this app once Android release it's next version. I let developers of this application to answer it. But till then get a first hand experience of Android L's lock screen by installing this app in your device.


 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

An interview with "Bakfy" founders - Cool new anonymous app for students

AndroidAndFreak got a chance to have a conversation with  Bakfy founders. Bakfy is a cool new app exclusively made for students. Bakfy allows you to share gossips, jokes, events and what not that happens within the campus. During the interview I asked the founders what this Bakfy is all about and how exactly does it work. And below is the answer for that question by the founders

Scandals,rumors,gossip etc all these are shared anonymously in the campus. This is what defines Bakfy. Showing your true colors while not revealing whom you really are. Your professor might be a leach , you might have a crush on your friend's partner or you find someone the biggest pain in your life. You don't have to be smiling and nice anymore. Share your deepest thoughts with boys and girls of your campus or off campuses across India - anonymously. 



Bakfy is a mobile app which is an anonymous twitter for students. Launched around 6 months back and  live on Android and Windows, Bakfy community has grown to 4000+ users across India. It is live in about 30 colleges across India including NIT Srinagar (J&K), VIT Vellore (TamilNadu), DAIICT (Gujrat) and IIT Guwahati (Assam). It has been a massive hit among college students – more than 12,000 posts+comments being already shared.

The entire purpose of developing something like this was to give people a platform to express freely. Users are given an option to post non-anonymously as well. We believe that every person has 2 faces - the one he shows to the society and the other one which is hidden. Bakfy provides users to live both. 


I am sure you would have heard cases of people being prosecuted for sharing something on facebook/twitter against some big-ass politicians or film stars. Not to forget the whislteblows of Edward Snowden. Bakfy is an answer to that.  

Teachers have warned students against use of Bakfy in some colleges as students were posting stuff with their names.We were also asked by a Vice Chancellor of a university based out of Vellore to share names of people who have posted some stuff about university. We did not share any details and we were banned from that university.



But no one can deny the fact that Bakfy is one of the coolest app youngsters have seen in months. So go ahead and download Bakfy from Google Play Store or Windows Store for free. And BTW, don't be surprised if you find your name mentioned there :P


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Airheads - A non stop jumping arcade game for Android

We all have played non stop running games like Temple Run, Subway surfers, Angry Granny etc. We have even got addicted to those running games. I think now it's time to move on and get addicted to something new. Today, lets explore a new non stop jumping game for Android.

Airheads is a new non stop jumping arcade game with some cool graphics and funny background music. Only thing you have to do is "jump". You jump, jump and jump to unlock the next level. Once unlocked, you jump again to unlock the subsequent level. Initial levels are easy and it just takes a minute to complete it. Going forward, levels get tougher and harder. Tap on the screen to jump and tilt the device to move left and right. Coins concept has been used in this game as well. Collect as many coins as possible. Power ups will help you to jump higher and collect more coins. For example, magnet can attract all the coins around it. There are nine different airhead characters i.e vampire, wizard, pirate etc. But you will have to unlock them to use. Airheads keeps users involved in the game. If this game is not of your types then you will not like it at the first look itself. But if you like it then you will not get bored so easily. May not be as additive as Temple run but definitely it's one of those addictive games in Android world. Score high and show up yourself on leader board. This is an in-app purchase game with ads in it. Follow Airheads or Crazy lab on Facebook or Twitter  to get free coins. You can follow them by going to store section in this game. It's a free game and contains over 100 levels, practically it's a never ending game. Size of the game is about 39 MB and I didn't face any glitches while playing this. Overall it's simple game to kill some time.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Radiohammer Station" a new music oriented game in playstore

Radiohammer is a new music oriented game with simple plot. Last music oriented game which I reviewed was Cytus. Game play of Radiohammer is completely different but the mission and plot remains same through out the game. You got to control a DJ, who hammers the enemies out of the screen. Every DJ will be given a type of hammer using which you will have to kick out the enemies. DJ's will continue to stand at same position through out the level and enemies rush towards the DJ. Beautiful tracks will be played as audio background which gets you into the mood to hammer the enemies. Probably this is the only game in playstore with with self-produced 1100 songs. Now, that sound great isn't it.


RadioHammer Station

Rhythm of the music depends on the difficulty level of the game. As the game gets harder the music beats faster. There are four DJ characters in this game. They are July Ann, Mac Wayne, Simply Lita and a newly added DJ Numi. Each DJ's will have some number of episodes which you will have complete in order to unlock the next DJ. Though the music keeps changing, background and characters present in each episode remains more or less same. If you don't enjoy the music then repeating scenes of this game might bore you to death. Depending on the timing, every DJ's shot is categorized as perfect, great, good, bad and miss. Every time you miss a shot, DJ's life line will decrease. An option to change the track during the game would have been awesome. Music keeps you involved in the game but you may not be able to focus on them because you got a primary job of killing enemies.



 This game has couple of achievements as claimed in playstore. Radiohammer topped the charts around the world upon its release and Radiohammer topped the music game chart at the Google playstore in 40 countries at once. Achievements sounds great but somehow I am not very convinced with the story line of the game. Player has to perform the same action of tapping on the screen with different timings. Developer coming up with such a beautiful graphics and background scores should have given some more thoughts about the story line and missions present in the game. Though this game lags in story line and missions, it has that "cool" factor in its graphics and background audio. This can be a great game for music lovers but for the rest it might be just like any other game with an animated fictitious character in it.

There are two versions of this game in playstore. One is paid and other is free. Both seems to be from different publishers. The one which I spoke about is a free version with few purchase option in the game.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stock trading is a "game" when you have TradeHero but you can still "earn" from it!!!

Stock trading can be a game when you have TradeHero installed in your Android device. TradeHero lets you play fantasy trading game by providing $100k virtual currency to each user. Start building your virtual stock portfolio using this. No matter how much knowledge you have about trading , this app can entertain you irrespective of that. After all this is how you learn trading. 

TradeHero gets the real time stock information from 22 exchanges i.e NYSE, SGX, NASDAQ,PINK,AMEX , HKEX, LSE , MLSE, TSX , TSXV , AMS, BRU, PAR, LIS , ASX , NZX, SHA, SHE, JKT , KRX, KSQ and TPE. So the real trading world is mimicked for your through this application. You can use all the tips and tricks which you learn form this app in real stock trading.




Top traders will get into the leader board and others can follow these top traders. Top traders are called as "heroes" here. Following heroes can get you some useful tips for buying and selling stocks. You can opt for free following or premium following depending on your requirement. Free Following allows you to view heroes trading activities in your timeline. With premium following you can receive real-time push notifications of heroes trading activities. Definitely these information play a vital role in buying and selling stocks. Leader board and list of followers can be found in social section of this application. Also there is an in-app store to buy virtual dollars,follow credits and stock alerts. Optionally you can share your activities on Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn.




Now, what's in it for the heroes? Heroes can make handsome amount of money from every follower who follows their activity. A share of amount paid by the follower will be given to the heroes.
Transactions are done through Paypal or Alipay. Earnings are directly proportional to the number of followers you have. So heroes concept works on simple rule "get more followers, get more money".

Click here to download TradeHero from playstore.
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Keeper - Secure and manage passwords and private information!!!

Keeper the world’s most downloaded password security application for storing, accessing and safeguarding passwords and personal information. Founded in 2009 by CEO Darren Guccione and CTO Craig Lurey. Keeper Security is a privately-held company that is based in Chicago, Illinois with engineering offices in Folsom, California. Keeper is SOC certified and utilizes world-class encryption to safeguard its users. Keeper is available on all major Smartphones, Tablets and Computers – covering iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, Kindle and Windows Phone. Keeper is published in 16 languages covering over 80 countries worldwide. With over 50,000 5-star reviews in the app stores, Keeper has one of the highest product rankings by consumers.

Set master password for Keeper and secure all your other passwords. Not only passwords , you can also secure files using this. If you think no one should access your files which is confidential then add it to Keeper. These files will be encrypted and uploaded to Keeper vault. Sync and access these files from any device of yours. Adding files to Keeper can't be easier than this. Create a record, give suitable title, add appropriate description and upload the files. You will have to go through Keeper authentication again in order to download these files back to your device. Keeper uses 256-bit AES encryption method to protect the files.





Recently Keeper launched a new feature called "FastFill". With FastFill, Android users can auto-fill their login credentials across all mobile apps and browsers on their smartphones and tablets. You can enable this option in settings menu of this app. Click on Keeper button in your browser to auto fill the credentials. There is also powerful feature in this application, 5 login attempts will erase all locally stored Keeper files. This feature can be optionally enabled or disabled. You can add two factor authentication method to this using Google Authenticator as well. Read more about Google Authenticator here. Keeper comes with default "green" colored theme but you can change it from the list of available themes in settings menu. Below are couple of  beautiful themes that I tried.


Red Maze
Ebony















Overall, Keeper is a powerful application to manage passwords and files securely and safely. 

Check out below videos to know more about Keeper.



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