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Grad student analyzed Android Lock Patterns, presented predictability

Even if mobile security is improved and is actually better now compared to the last decade, password leaks and privacy issues will always be a problem. It might take us days to feature the biggest leaks to date but we're not gonna do that. What we promise to do is tell you how to safely manage passwords or at least teach you how to be safe from ruining your lives from prying eyes.

HTC Lock Screen gets Material Design, new features

If you have an HTC device, then you must have been happy when sometime last year, they launched an app on Google Play Store that was just previously available for the newer smartphones like the HTC One M8. The HTC Lock Screen is pretty useful for those who are tired of constantly unlocking and then locking their phones, as it enables you to still access certain functions and features even without unlocking your device. A new update to the app brings even more useful features, particularly if you love to travel and go around places.

CM Locker lockscreen app now with fingerprint support

One of the better reviewed lockscreen apps for Android devices is CM Locker (Security, Booster). The newest update for this app makes it even better, that is, if you're one of the proud, new owners of Samsung's new flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. That's because CM Locker is the 1st lockscreen app that has support for the fingerprint unlock feature of the two new smartphones, making it easier for users to access their apps from their locked screen, while at the same time, keeping their device secure.

Google slowly rolling out “On-Body Detection” mode to Android users

Don't you just hate it when you suddenly leave your smartphone unlocked on a table and people start posting unwanted stuff on your social media just to annoy or embarrass you? Or worse, when people have the nerve to steal your unlocked device left somewhere out there? Well, if Google does roll out this new feature to all Android devices, then your problems may be partly solved. They can't help you if you're too forgetful and leave your phone a lot.

ScreenPop lets you share pics to locked screens

You've had the ability to open your camera from your locked screen and take pictures, but when you need to send the photos to a friend, you still need to unlock your device, open an app before you can send it to your friend. But a new app will now allow you to send photos even when your screen is locked and even if your friend's phone is locked as well.

Microsoft Garage Project intros new Picturesque Lock Screen

This seems a bit weird but Microsoft is getting busy making more Android apps under the Microsoft Garage Project. It's a community of developers, artists, investors, musicians, hackers, and artists that aims to to come together to share ideas and build new projects. A number of apps already resulted from the Garage. For one, there's the Next Lock Screen which was recently updated with more personalization and weather status. Here's a new one from the same guys: the Picturesque Lock Screen.

Next Lock Screen updated, now with more messaging support and music controls

The experimental Garage Team of Microsoft has been busy working on new apps and updates of existing apps. The Next Lock Screen app for Android was updated only last December but more improvements have been added recently by the Microsoft Garage Team. The Next Lock Screen for Android now has Music Player Controls, more multimedia messaging (MMS) support, enhanced instant messaging support, and improved performance on memory usage aside from the expected bug fixes.
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