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How to add a Trusted Place to Android Smart Lock

Consider how many times you want to check your phone at home. Depending on what sort of lock screen security you’re using, it can be a real nuisance to unlock just to check messages. Speed things up by adding a trusted place to your device.

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How to update the Trusted Platform Module on your Chromebook

Most Chromebooks will need to have the TPM firmware updated. Here’s how to do it!

Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are some of the most secure computers currently on the market. They can’t run traditional programs, which means that viruses and malware designed for Windows and macOS just don’t work. If Chrome OS is modified in any way, the device will flash a scary warning message every time it’s turned on. These — combined with an interface that is  [Read More…]

How to use face unlock (trusted face) on the Google Pixel 2

A fingerprint sensor is both secure and fast, but sometimes you want other unlocking methods.

Much was made of the OnePlus 5T‘s Face Unlock, but it’s hardly the only Android phone to have a great face-unlocking feature. Google’s own Pixel 2 actually has a great face unlock feature available as part of Smart Lock. And even though the fingerprint sensor is more secure and often faster, some of us want to have other options for unlocking. Whether  [Read More…]

Google’s Trusted Contacts is a simple way for families to have some peace of mind

Getting your child their first phone is maybe as exciting for the parent as it is the kid. It’s also scary as hell, yeah, but part of the idea of putting a computer in their pocket is so that you can keep in touch with them as they start branching out into the world — especially if things go wrong. (And they will at some point, right?)

Now emergency contact apps are nothing new. Various manufacturers have  [Read More…]

Google’s new Trusted Contacts app lets loved ones know you’re safe

You never know what life will be throwing at you next. Most of us don’t like to think about things going wrong, but being prepared for an emergency is the smart thing to do. Google’s latest endeavor into apps aims to keep you safe, while also letting those back home you are ok. The newcomer

How to use Trusted Devices in Android

Using Smart Lock is an easy way to mix security with convenience — keep your Android locked unless you want it unlocked.

Introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Smart Lock includes the addition of what’s called a Trusted Device. A trusted device is anything — from an Android Wear smartwatch to a smart luggage tag to your car’s stereo — that can be connected to your phone via Bluetooth, or a programmable NFC tag that’s been set  [Read More…]

Trusted Face in Lollipop, explained

The way your phone analyzes your face to unlock has changed since KitKat, and it’s been for the better.

Through the last several years, face unlock has received several small updates but because of the way it worked and its unreliability to unlock your phone, many users chose not to bother with it. When Android 5.0 Lollipop was released, Face unlock was rebranded to Trusted face and was added to the list of Smart Locks. Trusted  [Read More…]

How to use Trusted Devices in Android Lollipop

There are times that we want our phone to be locked and times when we want to bypass our phone’s security measures

With the introduction of the Smart Lock options in Android Lollipop, we have been given the choice of four easy to use security tools to help keep our devices both secured from intruders but also easy to unlock when a security check has been made. The easiest Smart Lock to setup and use is  [Read More…]

How to add a trusted place in Android 5.0 Lollipop

No longer bother with you lock screen at home

With the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has brought a new type of Smart lock to the operating system — Trusted locations. Don’t let the name fool you though, these smart locks aren’t a new way to lock your device, these are actually new ways to unlock your phone or tablet. With the Trusted places lock your Lollipop device will disable its lock screen security when  [Read More…]