Smartphones and tablets are intensely personal gadgets
with a lot of important information stored up
within them. From photos to contacts and email to card details, people store up
a lot of personal, sensitive information on their smartphones. That’s why the
market overflows with tons of security apps built specifically for the iPhone and the
The security apps for iDevices are varied
in nature; some of these help you store passwords securely, while some of them
help you track a lost iDevice and a few others help you keep your files and
When it comes to secure password management with feature
like auto-fill, groups, sync etc., there are two bigwigs: 1PasswordLock and
mSecure. Personally, mSecure is as good as 1PasswordLock which is more popular.
mSecure brings a fantastic level of security to protect and manage your various
passwords. Options are simplified but quite sufficient; you can ask the app to
generate highly secure passwords, you can segregate your accounts based on the
type and management is pretty easy.
Lookout Lookout works almost the same way as Apple’s very own Find
My iPhone. It tracks your device over GPS, lets you locate a lost iPhone via the
web using the Lookout.com account, and it can also ring your iPhone remotely via
any web browser or send a message to the iPhone if it gets lost. There are a few
other features that don’t come with Find My iPhone. For instance, Lookout
automatically saves the last-known location of your iPhone before it runs out of
battery (or is switched off). And the app will also backup your contacts just in
case you need them instantly.
Apple’s stock GPS-tracking app is by far the best tracking
and security iPhone/iPad app. It’s one of the coolest additions to the iOS
firmware. Once installed on your iPhone, you can track your iPhone’s movements,
and even remotely control it. Notable options include the one where you can make
your iPhone raise an alarm (so whoever has it is taken by surprise) and erase
all data before it gets misused (in a process called Remote Wipe).
When an iPhone is lost, you
can track it by logging into your account on iCloud.com.
This app will protect your iPhone from unauthorized
access: well, it’s basically a passcode lock system just like the stock iOS 7
passcode lock. The difference is that when you’ve got this app running, anyone
trying to gain access to your iPhone will be warded off with an alarm sound that
you can set. You can actually record a particular alarm sound yourself and use
that. But even more interestingly, this app will capture the photo of anyone who
enters the wrong passcode in their attempts to get into your iPhone.
A few cheap IP cameras, this app and you’re the security
guy manning the cameras! The app functions as a security surveillance module
where you can view the live feed from up to six IP cameras set up in various
locations. You can also control the movement if it’s a Foscam IP camera! It’s a
cheap and perfect solution for small-office owners.
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