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New Android App Gives your Phone a Split Personality

Yan Matusevich
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Keeping your personal and business affairs apart is becoming increasingly difficult with the use of smartphones. While companies are worried about the security of their internal memos and emails, employees are concerned with keeping their personal emails, text messages and calls away from the prying eyes of their boss. Instead of having to juggle two smartphones, Enterproid has come up with a creative way to solve the problem: splitting the screen in half. 

The new app called Divide seperates your phone into two areas: personal and business. Depending your company's polcicies, the app can enforce certain security and privacy conditions when your phone is in work-mode. Divide can be configured to prevent access to text messaging and certain applications when being used for business purposes. In short, this app gives your company control over "their" half of your phone, while allowing you to keep your personal data confidential. 

Slated to work on Android 2.2 devices in the near future, Divide also comes with its own online cloud service called Arc. With the help of the cloud client, it is possible to get a breakdown of phone use in each both your personal and work modes. Arc also allows you the administrator to remotely erase any personal or confidential data from an employee's lost or stolen device. 

Currently, the app is still being tested in beta mode on Android devices only. Looks like an interesting and original idea, but we'll have to see how the app performs. Hopefully, we'll have a test report ready for this app once it hits the market. 

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