How to Find a Lost or Stolen Android Smartphone or Tablet

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When it comes to protecting your smartphone from loss or theft there’s plenty of apps in the Google Play Store, but like Apple’s Find My iPhone, Google has its own Android Device Manager users should know about. Tracking down a lost or stolen Android smartphone or tablet can be a daunting task, not to mention […]

Nexus 7 Setup and Security Guide

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Setting up the Nexus 7 is straightforward, but if you want to make sure you’re new Jelly Bean tablet is ready to rock here are 10 set up steps to perform right out of the box. This Nexus 7 setup guide covers the basics of getting the Nexus 7 configured and securing it for the […]

How to Setup Owner Information on Your Galaxy Nexus Lockscreen

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One of the easiest ways to get your smartphone back after losing it is to have your personal information somewhere that a good Samaritan can find it. The old trick of entering a contact that stood out won’t work if you lock your phone, but on the Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich, you can place your contact […]

Top 10 Cities and Places We Lose Smartphones [Infographic]

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As our smartphones and tablets get smaller, and we start to carry more devices, it becomes easier and easier to lose them. According to several recent surveys lost smartphones are a common problem. From airports to swimming pools and New York to California, we all have trouble hanging on to our gadgets when we travel. […]

RIM Announces BlackBerry Protect Now Available in Open Beta

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Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Protect is a remote finder and wiper for misplaced, lost, or stolen BlackBerry smartphones that is similar to MobileMe’s Find My iPhone or other third-party security software solutions on the market today. Previously available only as a private beta, RIM is now opening BlackBerry Protect to users in North America and […]