Building on its history of making security applications that cover a broad range of use cases and features, McAfee released a new app called "McAfee Security Innovations" that aims specifically to help users not lose or have their device stolen. The app does so by working with the fact that users often have more than one device, letting them link the devices together to alert the user whenever the devices are more than 30 feet apart at any time. The so-called "Smart Perimeter" feature will set off an alarm if the devices become separated and let you track down whichever one is out of your possession.
The app also includes two more quick pieces of security by way of a safe QR code reader to check for malicious material before redirecting you to its content, as well as a "Data Vault" to lock specific data on the device with a PIN. McAfee Security Innovations is available for free in the Play Store at the link above.
Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.
I just got this for my Nexus 4, for a free app, it runs just great! The perimeter feature I'd particularly useful and innovative. Posted from my Android device rocking version 4.2.2 via Android Central App
Well crud, says not compatible with my Nexus 7, figured it would be helpful to track it down, when my kids got ahold of it to watch cartoons on Netflix. Posted via Android Central App
Connects by WiFi. So if I'm in that restaurant and don't connect both devices to the restaurant WiFi I still have forgotten one.
i'll stick with Lookout.
Same here. I often leave my Nexus 7 at home while taking my phone with me, and this doesn't look like it would like that behavior. Posted via Android Central App
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