Posts tagged with: Android Device Manager
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    Both users and governments alike are interested in seeing smartphone companies do everything in their power to make phone theft as unattractive as possible. Apple's got its activation lock for iOS, discouraging smartphone theft by making it tricky for a criminal to wipe a stolen phone and use it like new. Just yesterday, we told you about Microsoft's efforts to deploy a similar system. Now it's Google's turn to chime-in, and today we learn about the company confirming plans for its own lock-down system to arrive in a future Android release. Google says that we can expect a “factory reset ...

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    Over five months ago, Google first launched the Android Device Manager, its service letting users track, secure, and if worse comes to worse – delete all the data from missing Android hardware. In the months following that introduction we saw the deployment of new features, and last month finally brought us an ADM Android app. This week Google continues to tweak the service to offer you even more peace of mind, implementing a change that may help prevent Android Device Manager from being used against you. The difference is a simple, but powerful one: the ADM Android app now prompts you ...

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    No matter how hard you try, eventually you're going to forget your smartphone or tablet or accidentally leave it somewhere. It happens to everyone, even Apple employees entrusted with keeping the latest and greatest hardware secrets from prying eyes. The experience can range from frustrating to sheer panic. Many apps have been developed to address the issue, and finally Google itself stepped in with a hybrid web/device solution: Android Device Manager. It's a wonderful step in the right direction, but Android Device Manager is fundamentally flawed from a user-experience perspective. ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Android Device Manager reaching mobile devices through a native application. LG is next as we've got some rumors of an LG Gx device, even though it looks a lot like the Optimus G Pro. Sony follows the news as the Xperia Z1 Mini has just stopped by the FCC for US approval. We then go through some rumors of Windows RT disappearing in the second half of 2014, along with the Modern UI of Windows Phone 9. We end today's show talking about the first smartphone compatible USB flash drive made from Sony. All this and more after the break. ...

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    A misplaced or stolen smartphone can quickly turn from inconvenience to seriously bad news, so we were grateful this past summer to see Google introduce the Android Device Manager. The tool let you view where your phone was located, activate a lock screen, and if push came to shove, remotely wipe all data. Later improvements saw the arrival of features like the ability to remotely change lock screen passwords, but one key component of ADM remained missing: while you could easily track your phone through ADM's web-based portal, Google said at the time of its launch that an Android ADM app ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent update to their Android Device Manager, and what enhancements are included. Then we talk about Nokia's phablet project, the rumored Lumia 1520, and then we talk about Windows Phone GDR3 running on a Lumia 920. We later go through the first leaked screenshots of Windows Phone 8.1, and some of the things we could expect. Later we move the spotlight to the HTC One Max, and some good and bad rumors. We end today's show talking about some possible release dates for the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. All this and more after the break. ...

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    Last month, Google brought Android users some valuable remote administration tools with the launch of the Android Device Manager. Not only did it let users track their phones' GPS data, but you could trigger the handset to ring to help you locate a particularly well-hidden phone, or even remotely wipe a device to secure it from prying eyes. Now, we're learning of some new features Google's adding to build upon these existing abilities. If remotely wiping a phone sounds like too extreme a measure, ADM is getting the ability to lock your phone remotely. If you're worried that it's with ...

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    We apologize for the late upload due to some technical difficulties that just got solved. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Android Device Manager, which just went public for all markets. Microsoft follows with an announcement of their Bing app suite for Windows Phone 8, though with some boring services. Whatsapp is next as the company has reached 300 Million users and is now offering voice messaging. Samsung's 384GB storage chip takes the spotlight next, even though it's hard to tell when we'll get it. We end today's show talking about the LG G2, our first ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's announcement of the Android Device Manager, which finally helps you recover your lost or stolen Android. Later we talk about the BlackBerry Z30 along with a Porsche Design Z10 that just got leaked. Google and the Moto X are next as there seems to be a Google Edition of the phone in the works. Apple takes the spotlight next as the leaked parts for the next-generation iPhone don't include a biometrical scanner, as has been suspected. We end today's show talking about all the recent leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Note III. All this and more ...

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