Tag: lookout

13 More malicious apps removed from Google Play

We reported late last year the ever increasing malicious applications appearing on the Google Play application store. Google removed 13 applications which appeared in the store as games however they were able to execute unauthorised commands and code which was difficult to remove. The games contained malware similar to …

More evidence of Android malware hijacking

We recently reported on various studies and stories about Android being vulnerable and various applications been hijacked by malware. It is important to stress at this point, with due care and attention to where you are downloading applications from – you will reduce the risk of an attack on your …

Lookout to Partner With Samsung in security tie up

There have long been misgivings around the security of Android and when placed up against the closed systems of Blackberry and the locked down iOS it can appear that security has been an afterthought for Google’s OS. Whilst many issues have been addressed in the latest incantations of …

Update: Google throwing down the gauntlet…

Regular readers will know that I have long time been a proponent of Lookout. The security suite has been providing millions of Android users with protection from malware and viruses for a number of years now and when combined with the fact you can use the app to …

Mobile Threats, They’re everywhere!!

Threats to your mobile security and privacy are becoming more and more prevalent as smartphones continue to grow in popularity and become a major part of people’s everyday lives. Where however do these threats come from?  Are they the same across the globe or do they differ between …

Win a HTC One V with Coolsmartphone

Over the next few weeks we’re running another massive competition to celebrate our 10 years only. In addition to the rather excellent RHA headphones competition (which ends tomorrow by the way) we’re now giving away three HTC One V handsets. The HTC One V has a 3.7″ screen, …

Lookout Competition – Last day!

It’s your last chance today, so get your entry in quick :) We’re giving away a full year subscription to Lookout Premium – the security product that’ll backup and protect your phone. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the …

Lookout Comp – Day 4

Come on now, this is really easy. Just answer a question and you could win a whole year’s worth of Lookout Premium. Today is day 4. Just answer the question below or if you want to learn more about the product, hit the link at the bottom… 3 …

Ten years today, let’s celebrate. Win some Lookout goodies!

Today, my dear friends, is an entire decade since this little domain first went live on the internet. I was only 6 years old at the time, but luckily I managed to get someone with a credit card to buy the domain and we flicked the switch. To …

Lookout Updated with new features

Mobile security specialists Lookout have today announced some new features for their award winning mobile security suite. The new features bring additional functionality to an already feature packed app. First on the list is a feature added to the free version, Lockcam. Lockcam offers the user the facility …

Are you protected? Mobile Phone crime is on the rise….

Statistics released by the Metropolitan Police show that once again mobile phone crime is on the rise. The fact that 158 iPhones are stolen in London every day (total of 56,680 mobiles stolen between April & September) has led the force to launch an awareness campaign around personal …

Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary

Back in November last year I mentioned that it had been a decade since I started creating a few pages on the back of a family website. However, as you can see below, the Coolsmartphone domain becomes a full 10 years old on February 14th 2013 – just …

Lookout now available for Kindle Fire HD

The Kindle Fire HD, Amazon’s flagship device today has a new weapon in the war on malware and viruses. Lookout have revealed in their blog that the security software suite has been optimised specifically for the Fire HD and now provides all the protection that is available on …

Christmas Gift Guide Part 2

  Christmas is nearly upon us and sometimes it can be a struggle to find a present to give for that one particular person. As mentioned in our first Christmas Gift Guide, we have teamed up with some of the leading retailers in the industry to bring you …

Lookout for iOS now updated – includes Signalflare

Recently the Android version of Lookout underwent a major overhaul and redesign.  Part of this relaunch included the introduction of Signal Flare. Signal Flare is an added protection against lost and stolen phones that automatically flags your phone’s location when the battery gets really low. That way if …

Lookout Mobile Security for Android undergoes major update

Ok, so you have spent months looking forward to getting a new handset, weeks agonising over which OS, which handset and then even more time haggling with your network for a decent tariff. Finally your brand new device arrives and there it is looking all nice and shiny, …

The State of Mobile Security

All too often in the news are reports of hackers, websites breaking down, personal details being stolen and posted and various other nefarious activities to do with privacy and security. With the burgeoning smartphone world the opportunity for hacking and data theft is growing exponentially which is why …

Lookout Launches Smartphone Family Guide

The mobile security company Lookout have launched a new guide for parents whose children use or want a smartphone. The guide entitled “Generation Smartphone: A Guide for Parents of Tweens and Teens” has been produced in conjunction with The Online Mom and outlines the important steps that parents can take to prepare their …

HSBC Release Fast Balance App for Android

Following our article on the major banking apps, HSBC have today released their Fast Balance app for Android smartphones. After a short registration process whereby you have to confirm your telephone number and personal details as well as entering your card numbers and setting up a security code, …

Lookout Mobile Security – In Depth.

I have been interested in technology since I first saw a teacher programming an old ZX80 when I was about 9 years old.  I remember sitting with my dad as he programmed his Commodore Amiga, the old PC’s in college that used the then massive 1.44mb floppy disk …