Google’s expansive software and app ecosystem has finally reached the “track-your-phone” domain with their Android Device Manager. While...

One of my favorite features of the Galaxy S III is the new and improved lock screen. With the latest version of TouchWiz, Samsung has not only included some key shortcut spots on the lock screen, they have also given you the ability to customize them and add your own selection of app shortcuts. First–if you haven’t already–disable your lockscreen security,...

After hearing a rumor that the Galaxy Note had unparalleled GPS capabilities, I decided to put it head to head against my tried and true Galaxy S II. I used the popular GPS testing app GPS Test to compare the two devices and right off the bat I was amazed by the Galaxy Note. I was stunned not only by the speed of the GPS lock but also by the number of satellites it was...

If you want to protect your Samsung Galaxy S II from prying eyes and/or hands, try setting up a security barrier on your unlock screen. To activate the Android screen lock, navigate to Menu > Settings > Location and security Choose “Set up screen lock” and then select which type you would like. Pattern allows you to raw a pattern on a 3×3 grid,...

AT&T’s brand new Galaxy S II looks to have shipped with a wee security flaw that may allow nauthorized users to easily gain access to “locked” phones: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9tXDLyeoBE&feature=player_embedded As you can see above, the security loop hole occurs when the phone re-enters sleep mode after having already displayed the pattern-lock...

Out of the blue today Samsung has posted new guides for T-Mobile’s Vibrant and AT&T’s Captivate to try and increase the accuracy of the GPS chips on those respective models.  The guide starts out recommending to turn on use of Wireless Networks to help the GPS get your location.  While that is a good tip, its nothing that is new and is actually recommended...

After a couple months of using the Samsung Omnia II, I’ve found an annoying issue – unintentional ‘butt call’. Even though the device is ergonomically designed, with the bottom key area rounded down, the Power button can still be easily pressed in your pocket. If you are experiencing the same issue, there is a quick tip to prevent it. Wake up with...

PocketShield Version 1.11 Cost: $14.99 (currently on sale for $7.49) JDB Pocketware (Developer Info) [ratings] PocketShield is an advance screen locker that has similar features as S2U2 or the smartlock on Windows Mobile 6.5. It will take a while for anyone to go through the list of options it provides. On top of being a screen lock, it is also a call lock...

If you have ever wonder if any component of your Samsung Omnia is locked or disabled, you may now perform a simple check on its lock status by entering the following number on your mobile device: *#7465625#. A Lock Status screen should show up right after you have entered the # sign. From the screen you may check or make modification to the lock status on the device....

ThrottleLock Version 0.6 Cost: Free Alfonso Preza (Developer Info) [ratings] With increasing volume in data and information, there is now an added value in acquiring security. ThrottleLock give you the security through the entry of a pattern amongst a range of grid sizes (default being 3×3). Once your device auto-locks, you will need to enter the pattern...