Your phone is probably full of apps. And that's great! Apps are fun! But having a million of 'em is less fun when you need to get to a specific one, and right quick. A new Android app called Cover's got your back though, and can turn your lockscreen into a simple menu of only what you need right now.
The worst part about keeping your Android phone secure—besides the slight hassle—is having to sacrifice fun, convenient little lockscreen shortcuts. A newly granted Google patent shows a potential solution, if they ever decide to actually use it.
Make no mistakes about it, your lockscreen is good at keeping honest people honest, but a truly dedicated thief is bound to find his way around it. One of the wilder ways to do so has recently been demonstrated by researchers who cracked through a Galaxy Nexus's security by throwing it in a freezer.