Typically when you purchase a smartphone or tablet from a specific carrier, it is locked to that network for the lifetime of your contract, or possibly for the life of the device. Certain carriers had policies, but there was no one standard. Last year Congress and the President made it illegal for carriers to lock
Most of us envy the double tap to wake feature from the LG G2 and the HTC One M8. But what if this feature was enabled with an app? Well, it was about time as a new app on the Play Store called Knockr allows users to use an array of gestures when the display
It’s questionable as to whether the DROID DNA is one of the best smartphones available today for a few reasons, but that’s a topic for another time. As you know, Verizon is like a over-protective parent when it comes to smartphones and their bootloaders. We all know that they hate unlocking their bootloaders, for some odd reason.
I have some fantastic news for everyone! Well…sort of. Motorola has finally jumped on the customization train thus allowing users to unlock the bootloader on their device. Bad news is that only four devices are currently able to be unlocked. Though it will pave the way for users to install custom ROM’s, such as Cyanogen
Android offers several ways to lock the smartphone and most notable ones include pattern lock, PIN and the new FaceLock on Android 4.0 ICS and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. FaceLock, however, was found to be vulnerable soon after the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich as it authenticates even if a picture of owner is shown
The United States Patent and Trademark office has just approved patent number 7657849, which is the patent for slide to unlock. Apple submitted the patent back in December of 2005 and it’s finally been approved. Before the patent was approved Steve Jobs put the patent pending technology on the first iPhone and at the unveiling