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iPad trade-ins: Lock in up to $475 soon

eBay and other sites are encouraging the recycling of old iPads by offering some extra cash, but not for long.

By March 9, 2012


Access the iPhone camera from the lock screen even quicker on iOS 5.1

With iOS 5, Apple introduced a method to quickly access the iPhone's camera from the lock screen. In iOS 5.1, you can now access it even quicker.

By March 8, 2012


Verizon officially supports locked bootloaders

In a letter to the FCC, Big Red defends locking down its smartphones.

By March 1, 2012


Blown text auto-correct locks down school

A Georgia student texts: "Gunna be at West Hall this afternoon." Auto-correct, however changes the first word to "gunman." Pandemonium ensues.

By February 29, 2012


Set a lock code for individual apps on Android

Setting a lock code on an app-by-app basis is a great way to add another level of security to your device. With App Lock, it's as easy as setting a PIN.

By February 13, 2012


Mozilla's plan for 2012: Break the ecosystem lock

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon--all are targets for Mozilla's plan to use Web apps to free people from ecosystem lock-in. Also: new Firefox features aplenty.

By February 13, 2012


iPhone bug enables FaceTime, shows names on locked phones

Apple's security measures to keep people from viewing your contacts and instigating FaceTime video chats may not be so secure.

By February 8, 2012


Analyst: Apple's 'lifetime' customers locked in and lovin' it

A new report from Bernstein Research attempts to gauge the long-term worth of Apple's "lifetime customers," those who will be back every few years to buy new versions of products.

By February 6, 2012


Android Atlas Weekly 79: The beginning of the end for locked bootloaders (Podcast)

We say goodbye to HTC's locked bootloaders and hello to Mr. Android and his cadre of Japanese schoolgirls on this week's episode.

By January 4, 2012


Asus Transformer Prime bootloader lock irks Android fans

Android fans are annoyed to find the Asus Transformer Prime tablet has a locked bootloader, making it impossible to install custom ROMs.

By January 3, 2012