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Lock down your Apps with Lockdown Pro [App of the Day]

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Everyone appreciates privacy, and sometimes just having a pin code or unlock pattern on your device is not satisfactory enough to feel like your information contained within your device is protected enough – especially if you’re wife insists on knowing that unlock code!

This is where Lockdown Pro steps in as it provides a way of restricting access to certain apps and information such  [Read More…]

Action Launcher 2.1 beta adds double tap to lock and “OK, Google” functionality

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Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite 3rd party launchers for Android, and as long as you’re a beta tester, it just got much better. The app has gone for some time without any new features being added to it, most likely due to Mr. Lacy’s other great endeavors. We’re happy to see some of the great new features in the newly published  [Read More…]

Rebranded Shoebox announced with new lock screen feature

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There are already tons of photo to cloud backup solutions for you to choose from, but one of the most popular is getting rebranded. Shoebox (formerly MyShoebox) has a new name and some new features in the Android app.

Other than the simplified name, Shoebox is adding a nice rotating lock screen feature. Photos will stay set as your lock screen and will rotate every  [Read More…]

How to set a lock screen password or fingerprint scan on the Samsung Galaxy S5

By default, the Samsung Galaxy S5 just needs a little swipe to wake up from the lock screen, but anyone with even a tiny sense of security will want something more. The S5 offers a bunch of different ways to keep your device locked when not in use

Cover Lock Screen acquired by Twitter

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At AndroidGuys, we’ve been long-time fans of Cover Lock Screen. It offers a customizable, beautiful lock screen replacement that other apps haven’t come close to matching. Things might change a bit around Cover headquarters as they announced today that they are acquired by Twitter.

In a press release earlier today, Cover explained their future plans to work with the social networking giant.

Twitter, like Cover,  [Read More…]

How to get email and calendar notifications on your HTC One M8 lock screen

Here’s a quick tip for those of you with the HTC One M8. If you’re missing notifications for email and calendar on your lock screen, there’s a good reason for that. They’re not turned on by default. Fixing that is just a matter of diving into the settings and checking a couple boxes.

    

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How to customize the Samsung Epic Touch 4G lock screen

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I’ve never met a person who doesn’t like to customize their phone in one way or another but sometimes, software constraints don’t always allow for it. Luckily, for those of you who picked up a Samsung Epic Touch 4G you can do some cool customizations without digging deep into the system or rooting your device. As milominderbinder shows us in the forums, customizing the lock screen requires only  [Read More…]

Video: Lock your keys in the house? NFC to the rescue!

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We’re sure the Google Wallet hype is still hot among Samsung Nexus S 4G users. Purchasing bagels and coffee with your phone is great and all, but as technology evolves NFC chips will become much more handy. In the “home of the future,” things like opening a door with your NFC-enabled phone will be common. And that’s something Yale Locks & Hardware hopes to offer soon.

Yale’s Real Living locks,  [Read More…]