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Snap Secure Launches Mobile Personal and Family Security Suite

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Snap Secure by Snap MyLife inc. is a US-based mobile security company that specializes in protecting your family’s phones and data. This includes backing up data, mobile antivirus, privacy management, location services for family members, remote controlling of missing devices and remote data wiping should retrieval prove to be impossible.
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Zeus Trojan Spotted on BlackBerry Devices in Europe

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BlackBerry has been fortunate enough to be relatively free of these sorts of stories for a long time, but now some relatively isolated reports of a few variants of the Zeus trojan are starting to be seen in the wild in Germany, Spain and Italy.
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Free Charger Alarm App Makes For Safe Public Charging

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Charger Alarm by Aitchehtee is a free app for BlackBerry that sounds an alarm when the power gets disconnected. This makes charging in public a bit easier as you’ll hear a loud alarm when someone disconnects the device.
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Reader Asks: How Do I Get My Stolen BlackBerry Back?

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This is where Protect places my BlackBerry

Dear BlackBerryCool,

You guys write about apps like BlackBerry Protect and SmrtGuard all the time, and I thought I would give Protect a try. Just my luck, last week I had my BlackBerry stolen and I turned on Protect to see if I could find it. Protect gave me a map with a pin of where my device is, accurate to about 6 meters (ED NOTE: pictured above). So I decided to call the police and report it stolen because it’s technically theft over $500, making it worth police attention. In the report I said I have software installed to help find my BlackBerry and an investigator called me back a few days ago. I gave him the screenshot and he said he would get back to me. This is what he said:
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Recover your stolen device with BlackBerry ER

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The makers of PocketMac have launched a new app for BlackBerry called BlackBerry ER. Their latest app is aimed at users who have lost their BlackBerry and are looking to get it back.

The app helps you identify the thief who stole your BlackBerry and gives you their location. Besides offering GPS coordinates of the thief’s location, BlackBerry ER will also also text users with the details of the thief’s identity, including phone number, IMSI number and more.

BlackBerry ER is available now for $14.97.

SmrtGuard BETA users update – new features and upgrade

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the SmrtGuard BETA program. There were a ton of great comments and feedback. In response, SmrtGuard has made several improvements to their product and they have implemented several new features.

What is New:

* Fixed Call Log backup problem
* Add Vondafone (UK/Spain/Australia), Orange UK, T-mobile (Germany) to list of approved BlackBerry Native Emails
* Fixed Personal Guardian Preference freeze issue
* Change Personal Guardian timeout to 8 seconds instead of 5
* Auto prompt for activation when entering the application for the first time
* Other minor fixes

How to Upgrade:

From your BlackBerry’s browser, go here.