A new application named Good Lock was released by Samsung about three weeks ago on their Galaxy Apps store. As the name suggests, the application is designed to work as a lock-screen app that will bring added functionality to the lock-screen as well as the notification settings. Today, it was introduced officially to the public and in that process; Samsung has also declared the compatible smartphone models. The Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, Note 5, S7, and S7 Edge form the current list of Samsung smartphones that can run the Good Lock app.
The software primarily focuses on making the lock-screen and notifications more productive, as well as offering alternate ways to utilize them. One can now place widgets on the lock screen itself, allowing the user to access any desired information without having to unlock the device. Good Lock also permits faster access to various other applications or settings that are used most regularly on the device. If you want to check out Good Lock, download it now from Galaxy Apps and give it a try, provided of course, you are in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore or South Korea. We are hopeful that the application will make its way to most other countries as well, albeit a little while later.
Google Pixel 4 introduced two tweaks that you should know about.Google has already rolled out December 2019 update for Pixel 4 that is slowly making its way to the users around the globe, and as we all know already that it introduces e-SIM support on T-mobile. Now, XDA-developers have discovered two more important additions in the update. You can call it more like tweak is it improve the existing features. One is related to the GPS that supports dual-frequency now, and another is related to the improved face unlock feature.
The first feature that is already available on several flagship phones these days, delivering more accurate location tracking. The latter feature is pretty interesting too, as Google now uses recent Face Unlock scans to improve Face Unlock security and accuracy over time. In other words, the more you use facial recognition on Pixel 4, the better it gets. Here's to seeing this option on more phones, be it for face unlock or fingerprint scanning.
Unfortunately, Google still hasn't implemented the retina impression for Face Unlock, which means people can still unlock your phone if you're sleeping or eyes closed. We can hope that Google will add this feature shortly.
The current stable version of Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL is Android 10 and by the next September, users will probably get the Android 11. The users of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL are expected to receive up to three major updates in their lifetime in accordance with Google's smartphone update policy.
The Future is Here, a 10 Terabytes hard drive is now possible to manufacture. HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary company, has introduced the world's first 10TB hard drive at a tradeshow for Linux and open source storage developers. The Bad News, this 10TB SMR HelioSeal HDD by HGST is destined for enterprises use only.
But in a few years, one of its successors may just end up inside your next desktop PC, if by that time consumers will still buy hard disk drives or PCs.
The disk is sealed and filled with helium gas (which is where the "HelioSeal" brand gets its name from), something that helps reduce read/write head friction and enables HGST to put more platters into a single drive one that, from the outside at least, resembles an everyday desktop HDD.