This month I want to recommend two smartphone apps that run the gamut from silly to serious. The first is Pumpkin Carving Ideas, a free app that provides images and templates to help you master the art of pumpkin carving. You’ll be able to greet your treat-or-treaters in style. The second is serious and addresses a smartphone problem that’s more frightening than a Freddy Kruger mask. I’m talking about viruses and other harmful smartphone invaders. AVG AntiVirus Security is a free app that can help protect your smartphone from viruses, malware and spyware, as well as from unwanted calls and from theft!
Pumpkin Carving Ideas: Available on Android.
Forget about getting your groove on. That’s so 80s. Instead, you and your family can get your pumpkin on. This month is Halloween and it’s one of my favorite times of the year to get together with relatives for fun and games: Costume parties, scary movies, bowls of candy, and so on. I’m also talking about carving pumpkins—and it’s easier than you think. Thanks to a free Android app that will show you a range of carving ideas, as well as pictures of patterns. So dust off your carving knife and get ready to create a masterpiece.
Best of all, you and your family won’t need any experience to try your hand at pumpkin carving. This application can help you start and finish the job. Just pick your favorite designs and carve away. You might even want to hold your own family pumpkin carving contest! Choose from a range of templates including simple, cool, funny, scary, animals, butterflies, spiders, even a wolf and, of course, your basic Jack O’ Lantern. You can easily save and share pictures, as well as use the pictures you like most as wallpaper.
This is one app your entire family can enjoy. It’s fun. It’s seasonal. And it’s free. Your kids and grandkids will love it. As I like to say this time of year: Easy peasy, pumpkin squeezy.
AVG AntiVirus Security: Available on Android.
Your smartphone might not be your castle, but it houses a lot of valuable personal information. Certainly, you can protect it from spills and splashes with our Protection Plans, but that guards your phone from physical damage. You also need to protect it from invasive viruses and malicious software, as well as from obnoxious callers and telemarketers. And now you can by simply downloading the free AVG AntiVirus Security Android app.
This app gives you effective, easy-to-use virus and malware protection, as well as a real-time app scanner, phone locator, task killer, app locker, and local device wipe to help shield you from threats to your privacy and online identity. Its real-time security scanner protection keeps your smartphone safe from harm. Here are just a few of the many reasons why over 70,000,000 smartphone users have already installed AVG’s antivirus mobile security apps:
- Filter and block unwanted calls and messages
- Scan apps, settings, files, and media in real time
- Enable finding/locating your lost or stolen phone via Google Maps™
- Lock/wipe your device to protect your privacy
- Kill tasks that slow down or freeze up your device
- Browse the web safely and securely
- Monitor battery, storage and data package usage
All that and more, including a cool feature known as Camera Trap, which discreetly emails you a photo of anyone who enters three wrong passwords when trying to unlock your phone.
Be proactive and protect your smartphone investment with AVG’s real-time antivirus, anti-theft and anti-spammer application. It’s top-rated and free! You’ll enjoy greater peace of mind knowing your identity and personal data are protected. And remember to carve out some time for pumpkin carving this month. I promise you won’t be bored out of your gourd.