Who needs a brick-and-mortar bank, a credit card or even a PC
when you can take care of all of your financial transactions with
an app on your smartphone or tablet?
The TurboTax app allows you to take a snapshot of
your W-2 tax form to prepare your income taxes. You can trade
stocks using the E-Trade app.
Google Play, the official store for Android apps (until recently
known as the Android Market), has
more than 5,000 banking apps. Chances are good that you'll be
able to handle all of your banking needs without moving anything
but your forefinger.
It's convenient, yes. But are these apps safe to use? That answer
is more complex.