Tomek Kondrat · Jun 28, 2014 at 08:00 pm

Block Your Children from Seeing Your Private Data with Xposed

How many times has someone tried to read your SMS or view your private photos? If you have a child and want to allow him or her to play some games on your phone without giving access to all your personal data, we have something that might interest you.

A new Xposed module written by XDA Senior Member WasseemB allows you to select up to three applications that your children can access (or eight in the paid version). All other applications are locked and require a PIN code. The module disables the recent apps button and the status bar, so it’s quite difficult to unlock the device without knowing the password. Pressing the home button returns to the application the select screen. Since this is an Xposed module, your device must be rooted and have Xposed Framework installed.

If your partner or children are too interested in your private data, make your way to the module thread and give WasseemB’s module a try.


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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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Pulser_G2 · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:08 pm · 1 comment

New AOSP Branch Details Potential Build System Upgrades?

While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...

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