A watchdog in the traditional sense would be a dog that would prevent and alert you of danger. This was needed before we had fancy alarms and cameras to watch over our house. Now, with technology, we need the next version of watchdogs. We need certain software or programs that will protect our devices against hackers, malware, viruses, excessive resource usage and all that other bad stuff online.
Here are three must have Watchdogs for your Android device to keep track on every single activity on your phone.
Watchdog Task Manager:
Almost every Android user kills their background application thinking that it will make their phone faster by clearing memory. This can be true, but you might be killing apps that aren’t the ones taking up the most memory.
The smarter option is to start monitoring them with Watchdog Task Manager. There is no harm when an application is running in the background taking a small amount of your memory. It’s only when they are out of control that it hurts your phone’s performance.
Watchdog Task Manager monitors your apps and alerts when one loses control, allowing you to kill just that single app. Killing apps blindly can cause them to stop working as designed.
Download Watchdog Task Manager
Most of the Android users are on a limited data plan thus making it very important to have a reliable source to keep track of it. 3G Watchdog monitors your Mobile Internet (3G/Edge/GPRS) data usage and alerts you when you are very near to the threshold.
Just set your monthly cycle date and allotted data quota from the network provider, and 3G Watchdog will alert you when you are about to go over your cap. The application even stops monitoring when you connect to a WiFi network.
When installing an application on your Android phone, it asks the user to allow certain permissions on your phone. No one ever cares to read them, but sometimes this can be dangerous. The Permission Watchdog application displays the number of “dangerous” permissions each package installed on the phone uses.
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Kyle Judkins is the founder of LostInTechnology where he blogs about technology tips and tricks that everyone can use.