Tag Archive: lock


Reclaim your Samsung lock screen notifications after the OneUI update!

Samsung’s OneUI update brings a major visual overhaul along with Android Pie, but you may have noticed your lock screen looks a lot less helpful. By default, OneUI relegates all of your notifications to icons rather than the traditional, full notifications displayed on the lock screen previous versions used. The good news is we can get back the useful notifications you know and love, and we can tweak a few more things while we’re at it!

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Control your front door with August’s discounted 3rd-gen smart lock

A little home improvement.

Amazon has the 3rd-gen August smart lock on sale for $ 99.99. This lock averages around $ 125, but it did jump up in price in the new year. Today’s deal is the first time it has hit this price since December, and it has only dropped this low once or twice before.

The August smart lock adds secure, keyless entry to your home. Using your phone you can lock and unlock the  [Read More…]

Android Q could make it easier for carriers to lock phones to their network

Here’s what we’re expecting from Android in 2019.

Quesito? Quiche? Queen of Puddings?

Whatever it ends up being called, Android Q is the latest upcoming software update for Google’s mobile OS, and even though it seems like Pie was just released yesterday, Q will be here before you know it.

If you’re looking for the latest news, rumored features, and more for Android Q, you’ve come to the right place.

The latest Android Q news January 21,  [Read More…]

How to turn on Smart Lock on Chrome OS

Google’s Chrome OS and Android are becoming more and more alike with each update. With that, certain features are also being shared across the two operating systems. One of the newest additions to this is Smart Lock coming to Chromebooks.

What’s it do?

Smart Lock allows for your Chromebook to be unlocked without a passcode while it’s linked to your Android phone. When the two devices are paired, you simply click your account photo or hit the enter key to  [Read More…]

Keep a few valuables in this unsuspecting $9 Stalwart lock box

Hiding in plain sight.

The Stalwart A200017 lock box with key diversion book safe is down to $ 9.41 on Amazon. This lock box normally sells for around $ 14, and even though it has dropped from that price before it has never sold as low as this.

It’s a $ 10 safe, so it’s safe to say if it gets discovered it won’t take long to get inside. Its biggest security is in its unassuming nature  [Read More…]

Google adds Google Assistant integration to the Nest x Yale smart lock

Starting today, you’ll be able to control your Nest x Yale smart lock with Google Assistant voice commands. That means you’ll be able to simply tell Assistant (via your phone or Google Home) to lock the door, and it’ll do the heavy lifting. In addition, you’ll be able to integrate these commands into Google Routines to perform batch voice orders.

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Nest x Yale smart lock now supports Google Assistant voice commands

The new functionality is rolling out this Wednesday.

In March of this year, Nest officially launched its first smart lock in the form of the Nest x Yale. The lock features a keypad and can be controlled via the Nest app, and starting August 29, you’ll be able to manage it using the Google Assistant.

This is the first time any voice commands have been available for the Nest x Yale, and with Google Assistant support, you’ll  [Read More…]

Nest x Yale Smart Lock review: Buggy, but wonderfully convenient and secure

Security is a funny thing; it’s this illusion we all indulge in, telling ourselves our homes are safe because we secure the main point of entry – the front door. In reality, unless you’ve painstakingly and expensively alarmed and reinforced every single point of entry in your home – effectively existing in a leaden box –  your home isn’t safe. Every window can be broken with the smallest of stones, your garage door opener easily spoofed, your deadbolt easily picked.  [Read More…]

OneDrive for Android now sports fingerprint authentication to lock your files

Now you can use biometrics to keep your OneDrive files a little more secure.

Microsoft is bolstering OneDrive’s security prowess on Android with the adoption of fingerprint authentication for locking down your files. The feature is now rolling out to everyone alongside a new grid view for photos (via MSPU).

Fingerprint authentication comes in addition to the PIN protection already offered by OneDrive. And as security features go, your fingerprint is the much more secure option. If  [Read More…]

Open your home’s door with your smartphone and the $200 August Smart Lock Pro bundle

Don’t miss out on this all-time low price.

This August Smart Lock Pro bundle is down to $ 199.99 on Amazon for a limited time. The Smart Lock Pro sells for $ 230 by itself, and this bundle also includes the August Connect, which is $ 63 separately. This set has never dropped this low before until today.

The bundle includes a few other things like a DoorSense sensor, adapters and mounting hardware, as well.

The 3rd-gen  [Read More…]