10 tips and tricks to make your Android faster and more secure
iPhone users like to boast about their smart phones. They lined up in the street side when a new version is released, and wait for a few hours. However, for many users, Android is clearly better platform. As you know, it’s fatal weakness is its security. Android’s openness and large market share mean that it is a lucrative target attacker.
However, Android’s openness also has many advantages. It allows for more depth customization; it’s applications are often cheaper, it makes a number of vendors to provide different forms of equipment, such as the hybrid smartphone and tablet Samsung Galaxy Note.
Just a little tweaking, you can speed up and optimize Android, iPhone users so stunned. There are 10 kinds to make Android faster than the iPhone, more efficient and safer method:
Let your Android smartphone faster
1. Use a better browser
One of the main benefits of using the popular browser Opera Mini is its cloud engine, this cloud engine data compression of up to 90%. It has tabbed browsing, support for widgets and the ability to set advanced privacy features, such as the ability to automatically clear passwords, cookies and browsing history.
The advantages Android users : You can use Opera Mobile instead of Opera Mini. Opera Mobile supports Flash and 3D graphics, with an HTML5 engine, and has a higher fidelity browsing device-side web rendering engine. You can set up the rendering engine when using a local Wi-Fi, and the default when using 3G or 4G network using cloud-based rendering engine, thereby minimizing expensive data traffic costs. It also allows you to access the camera from the browser. I hope there will soon cool components can use this function.
2. Install an Android optimizer
Like Android Booster and Android Assistant such applications can give you turn off the power of applications running in the background, these daemons consumed the battery and CPU. (On the iPhone, you must manually shut down those you think may drain the battery and CPU power applications.) You can set a monthly data limit for 3G and 4G networks, and monitor data traffic, you can also clear the cache, history, etc. .
3. Saving you electricity
There’s nothing better than dead battery slow down your speed up. Some Android smartphones have one advantage compared to iPhone, and that is that you can remove the battery. But proper power management can save you the trouble. Like Juice Defender and Battery Stretch applications such can help you adjust the battery.
Downloaded over 7 million times Juice Defender is the most popular battery management applications. It offers three modes: Balanced, Aggressive, and Extreme.
Balanced mode is the default and does not require manual configuration. If you will it promoted Aggressive, then when the battery is low, the application will automatically close the data connection. If you’re really worried about a dead battery, Extreme mode can be disabled by default data connection. You can manually recover data connection, and you can to keep the application white list data connection.
Let your Android smartphone more efficient
4.Ferret eat data traffic applications
If you frequently check your data traffic restrictions, so a program like Android Assistant is not enough. Of course, when you close off traffic restrictions, you will be very vigilant, but what is causing this problem? Is Facebook? Podcasting software? Or the MLB Gameday application? Who knows?
For this, you can use Onavo. It will show you the statistics from the previous month, and it will point out that the most bandwidth-intensive applications on account of its main menu. Many of them are obvious, such as video or streaming media category of applications, but I was surprised to see Google Calendar sync regularly use a lot of data traffic, after Onavo reminder, I have decided to reduce the frequency of synchronization.
For international travelers, Onavo can help you avoid (or limit) costly data roaming charges. Fairness, Onavo in the iPhone has more features, it can compress the data. (And on Android, this feature is currently limited to “Ice Cream Sandwich” users.)
5.Sharing network via your mobile phone
Suppose you have signed unlimited traffic of expensive packages, when you try to laptop and cell phone connected in order to use 4G, you will pay an additional fee. Because the shared privilege to charge 20 or $ 30 monthly fee to your operators will, which means that they try to charge you a fee for the two networks.
On the iPhone 3G S and other earlier models can not be achieved on a network share. In subsequent models, the operator opens the shared features, but typically charge fees of each month. On Android, the network share may be technically violated your user license, but you can achieve it, and you do not need to hack your phone. Such as ClockWork Tether app lets you achieve a network share in a few minutes.
Tether is not a free application, it is priced at $ 4.99, if you live in charge of the hotel Wi-Fi, you will not hesitate to buy it.
6.Pick your own input method
Over the years, consider I not like iPhone, one of the main reasons because it is the application of such rejection Swype. On Android, you can choose the input method. (Forehead, iPhone users can jailbreak to install Swype, but this fact strengthens my point.) Many Android smartphones have preinstalled Swype, but it usually is not the default input method. Just long press in any text input area for a few seconds, it will pop up a menu to select the input method.
Originally, I try to avoid texting, because I hate to enter information on your smartphone. But everything has changed since Swype, which lets you slide your finger on the screen to complete the entry. It can be drawn prediction function you want to make a word (the longer you use to predict the effect of the better), you can just keep sliding.
Make your smartphone more secure
7.Set screen lock, but do not use the track to unlock
The easiest way is to unlock the screen to draw a trace on the screen, than to enter a PIN or password. However, if you lose your phone, you still pray phone screen cleaner now.
The reason? Because the oil on your fingers will leave a particular track on the screen. Unless you rub once you unlock the screen, otherwise only a fool will not unlock.
8.Beware of the applications that are not from the App Store
Google has taken action where remediation chaos once called the Android Market, now called Google Play up. For example, it now has a market Bouncer function can scan for malicious software. But the trouble is that Android users can download the application from anywhere. If you do not use Google Play, you should make sure you are in a familiar and trusted app stores, such as Amazon.com. Most Android devices are the default settings do not allow you to download applications from unknown sources. If you have been attacked in the past, then you should not check that box.
When you download an application, try to check the program required permissions. For example, if a game requires to send SMS messages, this is a warning light.
9.Install antivirus software
iPhone is a closed ecosystem and may eventually become as profitable as the Mac (though I doubt iPhone will shrink to Mac as digital). For iPhone users, which is like the “good news, bad news” situation. Apple has done more to prevent third-party applications use the core system resources, but you will be completely handed over to the security company. If Apple mess, so all iPhone users will have trouble.
And contrary, Android may not be safe because of the openness, but it welcomes third-party security tools. You have no reason not to install antivirus software on the phone. In this regard you have a lot of free choice, such as Lookout, just a simple download, you can reduce the risk. If you are lost or stolen, most of these anti-virus software will also allow you to remotely lock and format the phone, and some even allow you to set up an annoying alarm, if your phone under the sofa cushions or stolen, this will help you find the device.
Of course, I want to see smartphone manufacturers and carriers antivirus software pre-installed in a different Android versions. This simple act will benefit them – especially the operators, which can help it save bandwidth and prevent fraudulent charges. I also want to see operators based mobile malware scanning capabilities of the network, like the kind used method Kindsight Security Labs
10.Far away from mobile payments
Mobile payment has begun to develop, particularly in Europe and Asia, but users should remain vigilant. Problem of mobile payments is that they are often simply added to your phone bill, if you find a suspicious charge, then your debt is in accordance with the operator-dependent.
Conversely, if a hacker get your credit card number and prepare a shopping spree, according to federal law, the maximum liability limit your credit card fraud is $ 50. In other words, credit card fraud is not your problem, but the banks. Unless you can secure mobile payment, otherwise will be more sensible and safer to use a credit card. (Please note, debit cards without the need to provide such protection, even if they have such a Visa or MasterCard credit mark.)