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Recently, a lock screen bypass was discovered on some Samsung phones that run on Android Jelly Bean, which includes the Galaxy Note. This poses a security threat for such smartphones and some bloggers have even demonstrated how to get past the lock screen via videos and written tutorials.


Some people who are not too keen with the issue see it as a vulnerability of a phone's security, while others think that it will be too time consuming to bypass the lock screen in this manner.


People from Android Central asked Samsung if they were aware of the glitch and if they were doing anything to patch things up. The company confirms that they know all about it and that they are working on a solution that they can roll out as soon as possible.


Here's the manufacturer's statement in full --


"Samsung considers user privacy and the security of user data its top priority. We are aware of this issue and will release a fix at the earliest possibility."


Source; androidcentral



If you want to save money and lower the amount that you pay for your smart device, then this might sound quite interesting to you. SmartAds wants to offer $25 to people who would click their ads while their phones or tablets are on lockscreen.


You can dismiss or view any ad for more information and in return, SmartAds pays you for the time you spent browsing through the ad. This internet marketing campaign is not new and it's actually a little surprising that it is just beginning to happen to mobile devices, when it's quite a big industry on the internet. Many companies pay thousands to millions of dollars to get their ads seen and even make a sale.


SmartAds presently has over $1k on Indiegogo and their goal is in fact, to reach $50k to pay ad viewers. People will naturally want better deals with their expensive smart devices and this could be a really effective way to attract people to buy these gadgets and offset what they earn from a few clicks on ad campaigns.


Link: indiegogo



The DashClock Widget is one of the most useful, customizable and along with its various functions, there have also been a lot of extensions from various developers, which makes it even more functional and interesting.


Also, Roman Nurik, developer for this useful application, has taken to Google + to show what the Daydream support can actually do. The DashClock Widget is a lock screen widget that many people found quite useful since it combines all the other important widgets that you need to give your device extra functionalities.


Among its improvements are better translation, date localization is more accurate, improved weather due to Wunderground API, improved API and Daydream.


Daydream allows your phone to display whatever you choose when it is on idle mode such as information that you might find useful, while you are not using your phone such as battery life remaining, photos, weather, etc. More and more developers are using daydream to extend a device's functionality, even when you are not actually using it.


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Google had been expected to update its own tracking service, referred to as Android Device Manager with the remote locking feature. The newest security choice is now available on the ADM dashboard and you can remotely locking mechanism your smart phone from the web user interface.


The newest feature allows you to lock your smart phone with a new security password that modifications any previous screen unlock setting. Of course, you can totally reset the password once you find your own lost or even stolen Android device.


The update is going to be added instantly to the Google Settings application and you need to enable the "allow distant lock and factory reset" option to be able to utilize it from the web interface.


https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

 


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