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Unlock your Chromebook using your Android phone with Smart Lock

While the idea that Android is the key to the future is debatable, it can easily be a key to your Chromebook.

Here is a cool Chromebook feature some of us didn’t know about: you can use the Smart Lock feature on your Android phone to enable Smart Lock on your Chromebook! Once set up, as long as your phone is in Bluetooth range, instead of needing to use your password to unlock your CHromebook you  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Moto G4 with lock screen ads has a locked bootloader

Amazon is selling a variant of the Moto G4 exclusively for Prime members for $ 149, a discount of $ 50 on the phone’s retail price. The caveat is that the phone comes loaded with lock screen ads delivered by Amazon, and according to a Motorola support document, a locked bootloader.

From Motorola:

Bootloader unlock codes are not available from Moto or Amazon for the Prime Exclusive Moto G (4th Gen.) devices.

The relevant thread on  [Read More…]

Best Android lock screen and lock screen replacement apps

What’s the best lock screen app for Android?

For most folks, the standard Android lock screen is just fine. For some, however, it’s not quite customizable enough. For those people, there are lock screen replacement apps that allow you to tweak the way you see the time, notifications, the layout, and much more.

Here are a few of our favorites.

ZUI Locker AcDisplay Start Lock Screen Echo Notification Locker Master Iphone Lock

ZUI Locker-Elegant Lock  [Read More…]

Amazon to subsidize phones by showing adverts on the lock screen

Amazon may have just taken it a step too far: news has it that they will display adverts on upcoming phones and ship them with pre-install apps. The adverts will be numerous and will display on the lock screen, the most viewed part of your phone. The adverts are not much different from the ads

Sesame Lock Screen: Fast access to everything on your phone!

Details Developer: Sesame crew Price: Free Category: Lockscreen, Google Now replacement Description Sesame Lock Screen sits on top of your stock lock screen. When you turn your phone screen on Sesame pops up and is ready to get to work. Your notifications are all here with previews and clicking one of them takes you to the

Super Locker-DIY&Headlines: Lock Screen app with lots of options (Review)

Overview In the world of phones, we are always looking for new ways to get information faster. Many developers have started with the lock screen. At a very basic level, stock lock screens carry some sort of shortcuts to the camera as well as time and weather apps. There are a few lock screens that even show

Bear Lock: Keep prying eyes away (Review)

Overview Keep your apps as safe as Pooh keeps his honey pot. That’s what Bear Lock does: keeps prying eyes away. Developer: Bear Lock Applock Cost: Free Setup Setting up is relatively easy. Jasper, your guide in the app, will walk you through this. He will ask you to put in your name, set up a

[Review] Lock up your valuables with the LockSmart Mini

No more fumbling with your keys in the dark. With Bluetooth-enabled locks, Australian-based company Dog & Bone envisions a “keyless future”. I spent a week or so testing the LockSmart Mini, a slim padlock that gives a glimpse of a future filled with the Internet of Things. Features Keyless: for bikes, lockers, sheds, gates, fences

90% of Nexus phone users now have a secure lock screen, thanks to fingerprint sensors

The fantastic fingerprint sensors in the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have been a revelation when it comes to simplicity of unlocking your phone, keeping apps secure and authenticating payments, and it turns out a lot of Nexus users have jumped on board. Speaking at the 3rd Annual Google Security Update session at Google I/O 2016, Stephan Somogyi from Google dropped an interesting statistic on us — since the launch of the  [Read More…]