Want to break your smartphone out of carrier jail? Here’s a guide on how to unlock your phone so you can change carriers or use it while traveling abroad.
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The Pixel 6’s fingerprint complaint doesn’t seem to be going away although it’s important to state that many users have a perfectly good experience unlocking their new Google phones. Still, it’s looking more and more as if Google will bolster the beleaguered fingerprint sensor on its Pixel 6 series with the return of face unlock, […]
Come comment on this article: Google could add Face Unlock to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, eventually
The Red Magic 5G is one of the phones we have in for review and it’s fair to say it stands out from the crowd in terms of cosmetics and some interesting software decisions and omissions. Thankfully, a new update is slowly rolling out that promises to bring two missing features to the Red Magic […]
Come comment on this article: Latest Red Magic 5G update brings face unlock and support for third-party launchers, finally!
The FBI is once again asking Apple to help it access iPhones for the sake of an investigation. The bureau has sent a letter to Apple's general counsel requesting the company's help in unlocking the two iPhones of Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the man be…
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One of the things you may have noticed with the Pixel 4 and 4 XL is that Google has courageously omitted the fingerprint sensor from the handsets and gone all-in on Touch ID face unlock. This means that instead of just being used to log in on your phones’ lock screen, you’ll be able to […]
Come comment on this article: The Pixel 4’s face unlock feature is supported by these apps so far (Continuously updated)
If you’ve heard me on one of our recent podcasts, you know that I’m not a big fan of notches, especially on Android phones. The iPhone X from last year introduced this monstrosity and Android manufacturers were (VERY) quick to copy. The iPhone X’s notch at least had a purpose – it housed new facial […]
Come comment on this article: Huawei Mate 20 Pro might have an easily fooled face unlock
OnePlus used their home-grown version of face unlock on the OnePlus 5T this year, giving users a quick and mostly secure way to unlock their devices. And honestly, the feature worked pretty well compared to some previous Android devices that utilized face unlock. However, one of the potential reasons for the OnePlus 5T’s successful feature may be […]
Come comment on this article: OnePlus 5T may have violated a patent with its face unlock feature
New reports out of Korea indicate there may be some growing interest from financial firms like banks or credit card companies to incorporate iris scan security into the methods used to secure financial transactions. Iris scanning may be familiar to more users now with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ which […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 iris scanner may help users unlock financial transactions
Google Pixel has all but replaced the Nexus line while keeping most of the same features, including the easily unlocked bootloader and ability to tinker with the phone and use it for development purposes. All models that Google sells directly can be unlocked quickly without any hurdles to jump through, but if you didn’t buy […]
Come comment on this article: Verizon and EE Google Pixels get a bootloader unlock trick
Apple’s ongoing battle with the FBI over phone privacy received a boost Monday when a New York judge said the government cannot force the tech firm to access data on a locked iPhone that may provide evidence in a drug-related criminal case.
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Hotels are evolving their mobile apps to become virtual concierges – to the point where, some day, you may never need to talk to a real person.
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