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Former Writer · Dec 29, 2012

NFC Secure Beta Makes Standard Lock Screen Security a Relic of the Past

Lock screen security, and Android device security in general, is a frequent topic of conversation. While lock screens are becoming more functional with features such as the now-standard lock screen widgets, security remains about as easy as ever to work around. This is an issue that may be eased with a new app called NFC Secure Beta. XDA Senior Member r2DoesInc has released NFC Secure Beta. What the application does is force users to use a NFC tag to unlock the...

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jerdog · Dec 27, 2012

Open Source App Lets You Control Your Phone over SMS

Security applications are a dime-a-dozen these days. While it normally wouldn't be noteworthy to have a new entry into the fray, this one is different in one very important way: The developer knows none of your information. AeGis, which comes to us from XDA Recognized Developer Decad3nce, is unlike competing applications in that it does not require a data connection, you are not asked to log in to anything, and you do not need to register and pay a large firm a...

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