From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?
Access Your Google Music Library from Third Party Players with GMusicFS
Cloud based services such as Google Music can be a major convenience for those with a large collection of music and limited storage space. This author, for example, can barely remember what it was like not being able to access his entire library from anywhere with a half decent Internet connection. The only complaint that myself and some other creatures of habit have, is that we can’t simply access these files via the music player we’ve been using for so long and become so accustomed to. Cue XDA Senior Member bubbleguuum and his application, GMusicFS.
The idea is simple, GMusicFS allows you to stop using the official Google Music player and mount your library on the device as a FUSE file system. This means that the tracks are visible to most regular music players as files stored locally, and can simply be played back as if they were sitting there taking up space on your SD card. There’s no guarantee that this will work with your particular music player of choice, although most popular players seem to be covered.
You will need root access and a kernel that supports FUSE, but that shouldn’t be a problem for anybody running 4.0 and above. It also goes without saying (yet here I am saying it) that you will need to have some tracks uploaded to Google Music. The application is still in beta stage, so expect bugs and the possibility of having to fiddle around a little, but I’m sure you’ll agree that for anybody who streams a lot of music from the cloud, that’s going to be time well spent.
Check out the original application thread for more information.
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