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?
Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Now Available!
About two weeks ago at the BUILD conference in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. Bringing the highly anticipated Cortana digital assistant, “Action Center” notifications, and much more home screen personalization, Windows Phone 8.1 is an upgrade far more significant than its “.1″ may suggest. Now, registered Windows Phone developers currently running WP8 on their devices can upgrade to the WP8.1 Developer Preview.
There are a few requirements and caveats with this developer preview. To install the upgrade on your WP8 device, you need to either have a Windows Phone Dev Center account, an active App Studio account, or be on a developer unlocked device. Your device also needs to be running firmware version 8.0.10322.71 or later in order to update via the developer preview. Finally, you cannot revert back to your previous WP8 build once you’ve upgraded to the WP8.1 developer preview.
To get started for free, you must register for Windows Phone App Studio and install the Preview for Developers app in the Windows Phone store. Then, sign in with your App Studio account name and enable the developer preview. Finally, check for updates as normal and install the WP8.1 preview.
You can learn more about the developer preview on Microsoft’s Dev Center website. Have you updated your WP8 device to the WP8.1 Developer Preview? How do you like Cortana and the rest of the WP8.1 features? Let us know in the comments below!
[Many thanks to XDA Portal Supporter Titokhan for the tip!]
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Here in the digital XDA newsroom, we spend our days pouring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process, but the portal's front page still sees weekly counts in excess of 100 posts. This is a glut of content to absorb, especially if following the news cycle isn't your full-time job. However, the tech world is vast, and the information must flow. With this in mind, please...
Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Mods and ROMs. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! PLEASE NOTE THIS DEBATE IS ABOUT FUNCTIONALITY AND PRACTICALITY AND NOT ANY IMPLICATIONS. LET’S AIM FOR FRIENDLY DISCUSSION Tweaking Android is what a...