The HTC One M9, Available in both 'Gold on Silver' and 'Metal Gray' colors will be available for sale in stores across the US on April 10th, however most carriers are starting preorders tomorrow on March 27th. No matter which network you order yours from you will be covered by HTC's new Uh-Oh service. Throughout the day today we have seen just as many announcements from carriers regarding pre-order information and prices for Samsung's new flagships the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. If...
Are You Home? “Unlock With Wifi” for Android Saves You Time
Whatever the reason may be, most of us have our devices locked when it comes out of sleep state. Mid to large size corporations require smartphones to be PIN locked because of having Exchange e-mail and access to corporate documents. This is all fine as it is important for others to not have access to the phone’s content. However, once you are off work and simply want to get home to relax and play with your phone for a bit, why do you have to unlock it every time you want to use it? It isn’t like someone is going to break into your home just to see your e-mails. With convenience as a paramount of this project, XDA member Ben74 decided to make an app to eliminate the need of unlocking the device once you are home (or close to a friendly network). The app has a wide array of features to ensure that even if your phone is stolen from your home, the device will relock itself.
The app is currently in beta, so please any testing and feedback will be much appreciated. Also, the dev is looking for opinions on whether the app should be ad supported and free or paid. So, please make sure you cast your vote on this as well.
Unlock with WiFi unlocks your device when you’re connected to your home WiFi network. What does “unlock” mean? It means you don’t have to enter your password/pattern/PIN when you turn on your phone. When you’re at home, or work, you don’t need to worry about losing your phone, so why should you have to enter your password?
You can find more information in the application thread.
Want something published in the Portal? Contact any News Writer.
Thanks Captainkrtek for the tip!
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
OnePlus is one of those companies that appear one day and next thing you know, they are all over the internet. Their original OnePlus One phone was a major success in the mobile space due to its low price yet remarkable specifications - the ultimate goal of the company and their “Never Settle” slogan. We love talking about “the little OEM that could”, not necessarily because they are good or bad, but because their business and marketing strategies are very...
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available for sale across the big four US carriers on April 10th, but most pre-orders start tomorrow, March 27th. Which network is the right choice for your new phone? That's a question whose answer received a new wrinkle today as announcements about pricing and bundled perks landed from all angles. Here's the rundown of Samsung offerings as we know them, but it's worth mentioning that HTC's newsroom was just as busy rattling off...