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Wayne Alarm: Mobile Security Apps



With mobile apps making our lives easier, there has been a growth within the app industry to provide more protection to our lives simply by using our mobile devices. All of these apps are free and compatible with both Android and IOS.

  1.     NowSecure Mobile: We all know that companies and even sites such as Facebook can look through and collect our data. In order to protect yourself against unwanted online threats, download the NowSecure Mobile app. It monitors your phone’s operating system, network and other apps for security vulnerabilities, all while generating a code to protect your phone.
  2.     Companion: Even if you don’t have the app downloaded, Companion is a great tool that allows your friends and family, (even your local police) see where you are when you are heading to a destination, with a simple invite. The most important aspect the app provides, however, is the 15 second alarm called Smart Trigger, which checks in to make sure you are safe and if by any chance you don’t respond within those 15 seconds, alerts your companions.
  3.     Skycure:  As the Internet continues to expand, public Wi-Fi has become a threat to personal information, one that experts say can easily be enacted. Skycure, however, is an app that performs tests on wireless networks so that there are no breaches and sends you notifications on any cyber attacks you might encounter. It is advanced enough to keep track of the locations of those networks so it can prevent them from hurting apps on your mobile device or the devices of other people using the app.
  4.     Lookout:  This is an all-around security app, which allows you to find a lost or misplaced phone and backup data. Lookout also warns you about other security risks: notifies you about how to improve your phone’s security settings, tells you which apps are tracking your phone or revealing your location, and uses machine intelligence to detect threats.

5.   Webroot SecureWeb:  Although it’s more compatible with IOS 4.3 or later, Webroot SecureWeb is a great mobile browser that uses URL filtering to protect users from malicious websites. It automatically syncs with the company’s URL reputation database for protection and, search results are made to note safe and risky sites.


Richard Covert TV: Shop Small this Saturday

Sponsored by Richard Covert TV.

Small Business Saturday is a day devoted to shopping small businesses, especially locally.  North of Boston there are many places to choose from as you perhaps decide to kick-off the holiday gift shopping.  When it comes to getting home appliances or the latest, greatest new HDTV, you can have the personal touch and care of the corner store, at Richard Covert TV in Lynn.

For 47 years his store has been open in Wyoma Square in Ward 1 of Lynn.  He has been helping families and customers to get a great product at a great value without having to get lost in a big box store of a national chain.  He treats you to top-notch customer service because he cares about your shopping experience.  He makes sure you have everything you need, from installation assistance to repair questions answered.  Mr. Covert has lots of knowledge and experience with all the major appliance and television brands.  He even has a huge selection of police radios.

If you need a new dishwasher, oven, or clothes dryer, or you want to surprise your loved one with a cool new TV, Mr. Covert can help you.

If you are looking to support a local business in the process, please stop by and say hello at Richard Covert TV.

He will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, where he always has been for his community, at 334 Broadway in Lynn.