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Smartphone Social Media Monitoring and App Blocking Introduced in Mobile Spy v6.0

May 23, 2012

Continuing its efforts to keep children safe on their computers, tablets and smartphones, Retina-X Studios announced today the sixth generation of Mobile Spy monitoring software for smartphones. The award-winning system has been fully overhauled to include many new social media recording features and application blocking.

Mobile Spy, available across five different smartphone platforms, silently records smartphone user activity of children or employees. Logs are viewable online in real time. Standard features include monitoring of entire SMS text messages, actual GPS locations, call information and photos taken on the phone. Logs can be reviewed from any web browser inside a secure online control panel.

Adding the ability to view nine types of Social Media messengers allows the user to view conversations which happen in Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Messenger, BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry PIN Messenger, GTalk, Twitter and others. This gives the user the ability to make sure their employees are not sharing confidential material or that their children aren't communicating with forbidden individuals.

Users can now view a list of applications installed to the device and forcibly block any app remotely. Gmail App email messages and YouTube videos played are also now recorded. Another new feature is the Phone Usage logs, which show how much time the child or employee spends on each activity they perform. The software can also be uninstalled remotely.

Mobile Spy offers the industry's only LIVE Control Panel, which allows the user to instantly view the phone's screen and a map of the current GPS location. This optional feature also allows users to perform administration commands instantly, such as having logs emailed to their email address, initiating a silent call or SMS from the device or putting the device in lockdown.

When interviewed by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Mae Belgrave, a Mobile Spy user, stated, "You think you know your kids, but they are totally different people when they're around their friends. So, you just worry about them, and the cell phone gives them so much freedom these days." Belgrave said, "She's responsible. We just wanted to take that extra precaution."

James Johns, CEO of Retina-X Studios, had this to say: "Technology can be dangerous in the hands of a teenager. What if a stranger is trying to take advantage of them on Facebook? Are they sending naughty photos and deleting them afterward? The advantages of knowing the answers are far better than the damages which can be caused by not knowing at all."

Mobile Spy runs on all modern smartphones, including Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems. The new version of Mobile Spy can be found at http://www.mobile-spy.com.



Source: Copyright PRNewswire 2012


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