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    By their very nature, smartphones have always been fairly private devices. The conversations we have, the pictures we take, and the other various types of data we store on our smartphones are likely very private and often very sensitive. While I don't personally keep anything compromising – pictures, text, or otherwise – on my smartphone, private conversations I wouldn't want other people to read abound. My smartphone also has access to my bank account, my LastPass account, which holds the passwords to all my online accounts, and cloud access to all my photos, documents, and other ...

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    Android Jelly Bean has some pretty sweet lock-screen widgets built-in, but they're limited to just one widget per panel. If you want to control your music, see how many missed calls you have, what your battery status is, or check the weather forecast you've either got to have a lot of lock-screen widgets spread across a lot of panels -- which sort of defeats the purpose -- or you need a lock screen widget that packages all these into one. Of course, another option is just to replace your lock screen with a new one. C Lock Screen is a replacement for your stock lock screen that puts ...

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    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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    Back in the day I was a Pocket PC guy. One of the most useful features of that platform was its Today screen. There it listed my contact information (just in case my PDA went on walkabout) , my unread emails, my pending tasks, and my upcoming appointments. I literally had my entire day at a glance. When I switched over to Android, that was what I missed the most, and I set out to replicate this functionality on my T-Mobile G1 using widgets. After purchasing and trying out several, I finally came up with a solution that worked for me. Eventually OEMs started putting widgets on the ...

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