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10 Essential Android Apps For Work, Home

Do you use your own Android phone at work? These 10 apps go the distance between home and office.
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Remote wipe is like the stuff of spy movies -- "this message will self-destruct in 10 seconds," etc. -- but more practical. Enabling remote-wipe functionality allows you (or your IT team) to erase the data from a lost or stolen device. You should also wipe devices that are sold, given to someone else or recycled. Similar features include the ability to remotely locate or lock a device, or to make the phone "scream" in the hands of a thief.

If your company has a strong BYOD policy, it's likely that remote wipe is a basic requirement for using your device on the company network. If not, you can put it in place yourself. Google enables remote-wipe directly, but with a catch: You need to be using Google Sync or the Google Apps Device Policy app (pictured). Otherwise, the paid versions of most popular security apps (such as those mentioned in the previous slide) should include remote wipe, locate, lock, or scream features.

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FreeStanler
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11/30/2012 | 9:23:14 PM
re: 10 Essential Android Apps For Work, Home
Llama is also a great app that works with your locale, but not just your locale. And its free. Works great. Easier even than Tasker, in my opinion.
Leo Regulus
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12/2/2012 | 2:16:01 PM
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Unfortunate choice of article format. If I can't read your article, I also cannot see, or click on your ads / sponsors. Your decision.
Tibor Klampar
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12/28/2012 | 9:17:23 AM
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Google's malware scanner is a must for all Android users.
Leo Regulus
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12/28/2012 | 7:01:05 PM
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Again, very unfortunate choice of article format. Please do better next year
crichards333
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3/14/2013 | 1:59:26 PM
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Article format - Fail. IE9. Cuts off text. Too many ads as well.
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