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Twitter snaps up Android lockscreen maker Cover

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Cover will remain available in the Google Play store until further notice.

By Apr. 7, 2014


Twitter gobbles Gnip, its social data-savvy partner

Gnip pores over tweets to extract statistical wisdom.Twitter says it will use the technology to provide better data to developers and businesses.

By Apr. 15, 2014


Get the Ubuntu lock screen on your Android

Ready for a change on your Android lock screen? Now you can check out how the Ubuntu for Android version looks, while still getting notifications from your apps.

By Aug. 16, 2013


Apple promises to fix iOS 7 lock screen hack

A lock screen vulnerability in the new iOS 7 leaves users' e-mail, photos, Twitter, and other apps open to being used without permission.

By Sep. 19, 2013


Disable lock screen widgets, camera access on Android 4.2

Not a fan of the new lock screen widgets in Android 4.2? You can easily disable them with a free app. Here's what you need to know.

By Nov. 26, 2012


Samsung lock screen flaw found; company working on fix

The flaw requires several steps to work, but would let someone run and interact with any app or widget, and access the settings menu.

By Mar. 20, 2013

Editors' Take

Nokia Lumia 930

Featuring a 5-inch screen and a 20-megapixel camera, the Lumia 930 is also one of the first handsets running the Windows 8.1 OS.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Weird iOS 7 bug lets you bypass lock to share photos

Apple has admitted there's a bug in its brand-new iOS 7 software that lets you access and share photos without unlocking the phone.

By Sep. 20, 2013


How to set up e-mail alerts on your Pebble Watch

You can finally receive e-mail alerts on your Pebble Watch when using an iPhone, but there's a big catch.

By Aug. 2, 2013


iOS 6.0.1 reportedly in testing with bug fixes in tow

Apple's said to be in testing stages with iOS 6.0.1., a minor release expected in the next few weeks that will fix bugs.

By Oct. 22, 2012