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Take control of your Android phone

Are you one of those people who wants to squeeze the last bit of performance out of your Android smartphone and are also concerned with privacy issues. Well, the latest version of Clean Master may be the app for you. Clean Master 4.o launched today is a solid upgrade from the previous version. The latest version of this popular app is designed with a sleek new user interface, making it easier than ever for you to keep or clean the data stored on your device. Colorful infographics gives you an intuitive way to access the up-to-the-minute data the app provides— so keeping your smartphone running smoothly is effortless. Clean Master Clean Master offers the following features to empower you in the maintenance of your mobile device:

  • A junk file cleaner that frees valuable storage space by eliminating unnecessary cache files that clog storage.
  • A privacy section that gives you manual control over your personal and sensitive information stored in any mobile application, including a quick and easy way to delete all phone and text records.
  • An App manager that allows you the flexibility to control your Android device with the power to uninstall or install any application, as well as backup or delete backup files.
  • A memory boost application that shuts down poorly coded apps that drain battery life.

I tried out Clean Master 4 on two Android phones…a Google Nexus 5 and a rooted HTC One X. It looked good and performed well on both phones however the memory boost application worked more efficiently on the HTC phone because I was able to grant it root access so it could get down and dirty with the phone’s internals. Clean Master 4.0 is available beginning December 11 as a free download from the Google Play Store. I found it did improve the performance especially on the older phone with less memory and the price is certainly right. Clean Master Survey Reveals What Most Americans Want to Hide on Their Smartphone In conjunction with the launch today Clean Master announced the findings of a new smartphone privacy survey, which was conducted by TNS as a national poll of 1,000 U.S. adults. The results, which were revealed with the launch of the free new Clean Master app version 4.0 for Android, show that more than half of Americans (52%) would be embarrassed about friends or family seeing certain files or documents on their smartphone. The number one file American’s don’t want others to see on their smartphone isn’t porn or dirty pictures of themselves, but bank account information. 1 in 4 (25%) Americans don’t want that seen by others on their smartphone. Emails or texts written on a smartphone (24%) came in as a close second, followed by emails or texts received (23%), websites visited (15%), and porn (10%). 8% of Americans said they would be embarrassed about friends or family seeing naked selfies on their smartphone. When asked who Americans most want to prevent from accessing files on their smartphone, friends rank #1 (22%), followed closely by children (21%) and co-workers (21%). Other choices include boss (18%), parents (12%), and spouse or significant other (12%), strangers (7%) and hackers/criminals (5%). Most Americans (81%) feel the need to keep files on their smartphone private. The top reasons why include:

  •          One third of Americans (29%) fear it will get lost
  •          28% fear it will get hacked
  •          16% don’t have a security code to keep my phone private
  •          6% share their phone with their friends
  •          5% share their phone with their significant other
  •          5% have naked photos of themselves on their phone
  •          5% have naked photos of other people on their phone

The survey also discovered that smartphone privacy concerns vary by gender, with men twice as likely as women to have naked photos of themselves on their phone (7% of men vs. 3% of women) and four times as likely to have naked photos of others (9% of men vs. 2% of women). Conversely, women are more likely than men to not have a security code to keep their phone private (19% women vs. 13% men). Additionally, men are more likely than women to be embarrassed about friends or family seeing the following content on their smartphone:

  •          Websites they have visited (20% men vs. 11% women)
  •          Porn (15% men vs. 5% women)
  •          Photos of others (13% men vs. 5% women)
  •          Videos of others (8% men vs. 3% women)

Geographic regions of the nation also demonstrated differences in smartphone privacy attitudes of Americans, with those who live in the South (7%) more likely than any other geographic division to need smartphone privacy because they have naked photos of themselves on their smartphone. Those in the South and West (7%) are more likely because they have naked photos of others. Furthermore, out of more than half (58%) of American adults who have a smartphone, 1 in 4 (27%) feel the need to delete data or files to make storage space available, with 14% indicating they feel the need to do so, often. “Our research proves there’s a real need for American smartphone users to have more control over the privacy of their most intimate and personal information,” said Sheng Fu, CEO of KS Mobile. “While American might not consider smartphone maintenance or safety a priority, those who are interacting with mobile devices so personally need a protection and performance tool that is easy to use, effective, and accessible. Clean Master is uniquely designed to meet these needs.” Survey Methodology This survey was conducted online within the United States by TNS on behalf of KS Mobile from October 18-20, 2013 among 1,000 adults 18 years and older.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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