Autowipe Saves Your Device’s Data So You Don’t Have To
Remember that remote wipe feature introduced in Android 2.2 Froyo that allows device administrators to remotely wipe lost or stolen devices? So do we! Unfortunately, not everyone notices immediately when their beloved device has gone missing. Luckily, XDA forum member vesperaNovus has an application geared at filling that void.
In the words of the developer:
If your device gets lost or stolen you can set up this application to automatically wipe the memory in the following conditions: failed passwords to unlock screen, SMS password received, subscriber ID changed (SIM card).
While this app itself is not new, first appearing on our forums back in July 2010; the developer has recently added a test mode, enabling users to test the application functionality without actually wiping their devices.
If you’re interested in keeping the data on your mobile device that much more secure, make sure to continue on to the original thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week. ...
In a not entirely surprising move, Google announced that it's putting an end to SMS notifications for Google calendar as of June 27th. They stated earlier, "SMS notifications for Google Calendar launched before smartphones were available. Now in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experience on your mobile device, even offline". Google Drive for Work, Google Apps for Work (paid edition), Education and Government customers will not be affected by these changes and can continue using...
One year ago, Google introduced cardboard. Amazingly enough, that was all it took to fire up the Virtual Reality scene on Android, and what began as an open design concept exploded into thousands of apps and dozens of headsets from big and small vendors alike. Now, there are more than 1 million cardboard viewers/handsets - a Google-quoted number that might not even be accurate given the ease with which headsets can be rigged through off-the-shelf equipment. This year, cardboard returned...