The FCC has ruled on Net Neutrality! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Pebble Time Kickstarter and be sure to stay tuned for even more mobile world congress announcements! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday...
Massive Lockdown Pro Update Brings Time PIN, Per-App Preferences, and More
The need for mobile device data security is more real now than ever. But despite this, not everyone is a fan of locking his or her entire device. Luckily, there are several tools available that give you mild protection to casual snooping for those who’d rather lock individual apps instead of the entire OS. Back in March, we took a look at a great application by XDA Senior Member thotran7989 called Lockdown Pro. Now, the developer is back with a massive overhaul, adding plenty of new features to an already feature-packed app.
For those who don’t remember, Lockdown Pro is essentially a per-app locker that sets itself apart from the sea of similar solutions in a variety of ways. At the time of the previous article, some of Lockdown Pro’s most important features were its ability to simulate force closes when apps were blocked and to set predefined locations in which to automatically lock certain apps.
Now just three months later, the developer has added plenty of new features to the already impressive app. These include a new Time PIN feature, which when enabled sets your per-app PIN to the current time. In addition, you’re also able to set per-app preferences that allow you to disable auto-rotation and/or screen timeout in certain apps. Finally, the app also brings a new “Observer” mode, which allows you to gather data about your unauthorized user in the event that your phone was stolen.
To get started, simply head over to the application thread and download the latest version of Lockdown Pro.
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Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
Smartwatches still have a lot of growing up to do. Not too long ago the latest Canalys figures revealed a rather disappointing outcome for 2014, something we covered with the ultimate conclusion that, once again, smartwatches had no year. The direction of smartwatches is unclear to even the biggest OEMs, and with every new option there seems to be polarizing dissonances from what people and OEMs want and what they both think they want. We've documented many of the reasons as to...