Lookout Updates Android Mobile Security App
Mobile security developer Lookout this week debuted a redesigned version of its Android Lookout Mobile Security app, complete with an new look and set of features.
The new Lookout app drops the drab Gingerbread look of its predecessor for something more inline with Ice Cream Sandwich's style. The result is a far more pleasing interface, not to mention one that's easier to navigate.
With Lookout's revamped interface comes a new Activity Feed. The feature provides Lookout users with a quick view of all of the app's activity. Download a new app. Lookout will scan it and add an event note to the Activity Feed.
Lookout says the feature is meant to help users understand how the app is protecting them.
The app also now comes with a Safe Dialer, which automatically scans any phone number you click on from your Web browser to determine if it's safe. The feature is meant to fight dialer-based attacks, which can wreak havoc with your device, clearing out all of your data.
But the most impressive addition to Lookout has to be Signal Flare. With this feature. Lookout says it's seeking to put an end to the problem of users being unable to locate phones with dead batteries.
To do this, the app will automatically determine if your phone's battery is low and, if so, report its location to your Lookout.com account. Users can then jump into their account from any Web-connected device and use the phone-locator feature to track down their phone's last location.
In addition to its active security features, Lookout offers two gigabytes of cloud storage for photos and call history, as well as your contacts, so stock up those pics while you have them.
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