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AVG Vault keeps files on your device secret and safe

AVG has just announced the latest member of its family of security software and services. With AVG Vault, users can entrust their private files, personal information, photos, and more to a doubly-encrypted storage that can also be securely synced to other devices through the cloud.

Google Camera app arrives in the Play Store

Google has released another app in the Play Store this morning. This latest is Google Camera, which is available for devices running Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The setup appears identical to what you would find on a Nexus or Google Play edition device and brings features to include Photo Spheres.

HoverChat brings Chatheads multi-tasking to SMS

For some mobile phone users, SMS is more of a transient activity that might be an annoying interruption at times. HoverChat tries to keep that annoyance to a minimum by keeping most of the messaging app's interface out of the way and using floating heads instead.

Flashlight app spyware maker only gets a slap on the wrist

Perhaps the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took the phrase "crime doesn't pay" a bit too literally. The government agency has reported reaching a settlement with one-man company GoldenShores Technology regarding its spying Flashlight Android app and imposed a punishment that practically only constitutes a reprimand and some guidelines to follow.

The Android Community Team: mixed opinions on utility apps

For this latest 'Android Community Team' post we are talking about apps that help you manage your device. This can include everything from tools that help you track battery life or manage your storage space. There are also the tools for remote tracking. But putting the examples aside for a moment; as you are about to see -- we actually have a pretty mixed opinion on using these tools. One of us avoids them, one of us regularly uses them, and one of us is sort of in the middle and may be headed to using them on a regular basic.
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