Hey BBE family, it’s your Ninja once again with what I consider to be a MUST HAVE app for any BlackBerry owner. Behold a beauty in protection, Lookout Mobile Security. Lookout Mobile Security has you covered in every aspect you can realistically need. Anti-Virus protection, Device Data Backup, and Location Services that help you track down your phone if lost or stolen with use of the built in GPS and also allows you to “nuke” the private information on your phone in case it is stolen. Let’s jump in!
First we’re greeted with the main screen to open the experience. Be ready! In regards to anti-virus protection, this is what you get. Your applications will be scanned in order to ensure safety, you can CHOOSE to schedule automatic updates, and your definitions are updated on a regular basis. Now personally, I don’t feel there is a need for me to have anti-virus since just about all the apps I have are tried and trusted, but for preventative measures, it can’t hurt to add the check mark for yourself . It’s always best to run the backup because if you believe your device is lost and you choose to “nuke” your information but find the device 10 minutes later, you can always restore.Note: This is still no substitute for a good old BlackBerry Desktop Manager backup!
Next up we have the backup. Now, I always back up my device using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, which I would suggest EVERYONE do, but I also backed up my information with Lookout Mobile Security. The reason I did this is because, in the event of a stolen device I want the servers to have the information so they can target that same info for deletion. This may or may not matter but once again, preventative measures people. Enable backup for your contact info, etc. and hit the other check if you want your pictures backed up as well. I’m not sure if this includes media card pictures as well. Also available, the option to schedule your backups and anti-virus checks.
Now once you go through all of these options, you’re pretty much ready to go. The most important feature here for me is the missing device activity. You’re ready to check this out when you see Missing Device is READY. Now for some action we go to the video:
Lookout Mobile Security, in my honest opinion, is one of the coolest applications to have on your BlackBerry and the fact that it can help keep you and people you know safe as far as personal information goes only makes it cooler. Lookout Mobile Security is available in the BlackBerry App World and is supported by all carriers, countries, and devices. Hope this helps. Enjoy, kids !