A new app has landed on Google Play that promises to make your lock screen much more useful. The app is called Staytuned Smart Lock Screen and it gives you access to certain important apps on your device without having to unlock.
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.
Microsoft's experimental Garage Team came up with a bunch of pretty nifty Android apps ever since they started it earlier this year. One of the useful apps they developed was the Next Lock Screen, a time-saving quick launcher that lets you see the important things you need to see even when your smartphone is on locked screen mode. An update to the app now brings even more personalization options, which can be an alternative to the Android 5.0 Lollipop's new notification scheme.
Microsoft has opened up the Garage. Nope, the software giant isn’t showing off a collection of luxury cars and bikes. A new community of developers, musicians, hackers, artists, investors, and artists was started by Microsoft with the aim of coming together to share ideas and build new projects. The goal of the Microsoft Garage is to turn ideas into real endeavors while outsiders are given access so they can comment and give feedbacks and suggestions.
Notifications can be both the best friend and banes of existence of smartphone users who are always connected. They can be annoying at times especially when you’re in the middle of your zone at work and they interrupt your work flow. But if organised and categorised properly, they can help you manage your apps. Echo Notification Lock Screen is aiming to do just that for your Android phone.
A new app called Start has recently arrived in the Google Play Store. Start is a locks creen replacement app that is touted as being able to provide users with "what matters most to them when they wake up their phone." The app offers a customizable interface that allows for quick access to everything from calling and messaging to capturing images and launching other apps -- all with a "single gesture."
The HTC One M8 came not just with improved hardware but some interesting new software features as well. One of those is gesture-based lockscreen launcher Motion Launch, which can now be enjoyed by almost anyone thanks to an app called Knockr
Another day, another acquisition announcement has been made. This latest involves the Cover lockscreen app, who have been picked up by Twitter. Yes, Cover is now a part of Twitter. The folks behind the app have released a statement, and at least for now it seem the Cover app will remain available.
We have already posted our review of the LG G Pro 2, however a few new buzz words came along with this release. LG introduced the handset with features such as Mini View, Dual Browser, Magic Focus, Natural Flash, and Knock Code. We plan on offering a bit more on each of these, beginning today with setting up and using Knock Code.
It almost feels uncanny that Qualcomm would be releasing an Android app, but here we are again with actually the chip maker's second. This time, however, users might actually find Snapdragon Glance more useful as yet another lock screen replacement.