Droid Does Lookout

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  1. danDroid

    danDroid DF Administrator Staff Member

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    Verizon has just launched a new commercial in the Droid Does series and with a quick Droid 2 appearance. A spin around the Appsphere and the Lookout Mobile Security app is highlighted.

    To download Lookout Mobile scan the following: [​IMG]
     
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    awesome app, im glad the devs have gotten credit that they deserve
     
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    I've never used Lookout, but I thought antivirus was kind of looked down upon by the Android smarties?
     
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    Well I'm still not sure about the whole virus protection end of it but the data backup and the ability to find your device if ever stolen or lost makes it a worthy app, IMO
     
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    I have Wave Secure, does pretty much the same thing, without the antivirus part of it. Being free is definitely a plus though (WS is like $20 annually I think).
     
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    I had lookout on my phone for a while but it slowed my phone down a TON. I thought it may have been some other apps or the rom i was using. Keeping everything the same and just removing lookout my battery life increased and phone was much snappier.

    i may give it another shot down the road, b/c the data backup was nice.
     
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    I still get emails from lookout telling me my device is safe and I haven't had it installed for months
     
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    that's interesting...
     
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    It's a well known resource hog. I'd never use it.
     
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    I had Lookout on my original Droid, but since getting the Droid X a few month ago I haven't installed it. The app was fine for backing up pictures, etc., and locating the phone, but until it includes locking down and remote wipe of phone and micro SD card it's not yet where I'd like it to be. They've been promising that functionality for their Android version for a while but have been slow to roll it out. Those features are on other versions, but not Android. Then again I haven't checked back to see if it's been added yet.
     
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    I've had it installed for months now and I've never received an email from them. My battery life seemed to be the same from when I didn't have it installed so I don't see a reason to uninstall it yet. Plus if I ever lose my phone, I'll feel better by having it on there.
     
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    Top that all off with all of the permissions it asks for (I don't care what you think it *needs*, it's too much freedom for an app) and a nice, juicy cherry and you have something I'd never use either.
     
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    Does this work by sending a text to the phone? I don't have a texting plan and called verizon and they shut it off for me. So I don't get texts. But I use Google Voice for texting.

    Are there any other similar "fine my phone/block stolen phone" type of apps that don't use texting (or can use Google Voice for texting)?