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?
Google Opens Glass Purchases to All in the US, Unveils XE17.1 Firmware
You may recall that a few weeks back, Google erroneously made Google Glass purchases open to the public for a few hours. This particular order page wasn’t exactly intended to be opened to the general public at the time. Rather, it “was created to accommodate potential Explorers who were still in the pipeline”
from the previous single day sale held a week and a half earlier.
But now, potential explorers living in the US who were on the fence before can now get their orders in at their leisure. This news comes straight from the official Google Glass G+ page, where the team states, “starting today anyone in the US can buy the Glass Explorer Edition, as long as we have it on hand.” To order, simply go to the Glass purchasing site and put in your order. Be advised, however, that supplies are indeed limited. And at this time, only “tangerine” is available.
But today’s not just a good day for potential Glass Explorers. Google also announced its upcoming XE17.1 firmware in the Google Glass community. This update follows up on last week’s XE17 bugfix release, and it will bring back the ability to share places from Google Maps on Android to Glass (Android MyGlass 3.0 required). In addition, a new and more streamlined MyGlass app will be simultaneously released, allowing you to use the app to enter WiFi passwords as well as a new layout.
You can get in on the Google Glass discussion by heading over to our Google Glass forum. And if you wish to purchase one for yourself, make your way over to the Glass purchasing site. And although the XE17 update is not rolling out just yet, it will be added to the XDA Recognized Contributor TheManii‘s stock firmware thread once it goes live.
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