You Can Get Android Lollipop's Best Feature on Older Android Phones

My favorite part of Android Lollipop is having a secure PIN code on my phone but never having to type it in, thanks to the new Trusted Devices and Trusted Places options that bypass the lock screen when I don't need it. If you've got an older Android phone, there's good news: An app can bring you the same great trick. » 11/24/14 11:08am 11/24/14 11:08am

Put Your Key Apps on the Android Lock Screen for Easy Access

Lock screen widgets have been around since Android 4.2, but it's not always easy to find apps that can take advantage of the feature, and many users simply forget that it's there. But lock screen widgets are great! You can check them without the hassle of keying in passcodes or drawing out a pattern, and there are… » 10/05/14 10:01pm 10/05/14 10:01pm

Display Owner Info on Your Android Device in Case It Gets Lost

The latest versions of Android include a handy feature that you might not know about: the option to display your contact information on the lockscreen, which can be used if you misplace your phone or tablet. You can access the feature from the Settings app by tapping Security and then Owner info. Tick the box and… » 8/30/14 7:52pm 8/30/14 7:52pm

Siri Exploit Lets Anyone Skip the Lockscreen to Text or Call Contacts

The iPhone lockscreen has never been completely secure. Past exploits allowed random people to access your photos or to make calls with a few choreographed swipes. The latest, however, can grant access to your full contact list through Siri and let a stranger call, text, or email anyone they want from your number. » 5/06/14 12:05pm 5/06/14 12:05pm