Microsoft hasn't completely flipped the script when describing the lock screen experience in Windows 11. However, the design elements that it has left unchanged are quite infuriating.
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Walking back an earlier denial, Huawei's PR representatives have now confirmed that the lock screen ads were, indeed, coming from its own servers. The company has apologised for the error.
The upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will bring support for recovering your Microsoft account password from the lock screen. While minor, this will definitely make many users happy.
Microsoft is testing new functionality for its Cortana app on Android, adding the ability to view and interact with its digital assistant directly from your handset's lock screen, with a single swipe.
In its latest promotion, Amazon is offering two Android handsets at major discounts to Prime members. Advertisements and "special offers" will display on the devices' screens when they are locked.
New features are constantly being added to Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Insider builds, a new leak claims that users might soon be able to open their device's camera app directly from the lock screen.
A lock screen bypass vulnerability has been discovered in Android version 5.0-5.1.1. The bypass allows an attacker to gain full access to a locked device even when encrypted.
New research into phone security has found an alarming number of Android users using easy to predict screen lock patterns. Bad patterns are comparable to obvious passwords, such as "1234567".
Microsoft has released a patch for the latest insider version of Windows 10, which fixes a bug that made the lock-screen almost unusable on a number of devices. The fix is available on Windows Update.
Some users are reporting that their lock screen now takes several seconds to load, after installing and then uninstalling the Live Lock Screen Beta app for Windows Phone 8.1 - but there is a solution.
Microsoft has finally released the long awaited Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1, and you can download the beta from the Windows Phone Store if your phone meets the requirements.
Earlier in the week, we got our first hint that the new Windows Phone 8.1 lock screen apps were coming within the next few weeks. Today, we get to actually see them in action.
An Egyptian hacker has discovered a fatal flaw with the Siri voice assistant in iOS 7: with the right method, it's possible to bypass the lock screen and access the contact list.
Apple has now released iOS 7.0.2, which finally closed an exploit that was found a week ago that allowed anyone to bypass the lock screen to access some apps and personal information.
Apple says it is working on a patch that will close a newly found exploit in iOS 7 that currently can let anyone bypass the lock screen to access the photo app, along with email and online accounts.
A recent Q&A on the official Windows Phone blog site offers up some more information on how Microsoft came up with the new lock screen that's part of Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft just unveiled their brand new Windows Phone 8 and the new Live Apps that bring information directly to your lock screen to keep you up to date. We've seen this with the Bing lockscreen
First, there was no mention of it. Then it emerged that all Kindle Fires would have mandatory ads. Then Amazon said you could opt out. Then they said you can't. Now, they say you can...for a $15 fee.
Unlocking a mobile device with gestures isn't new. But Microsoft takes gesture passwords to a whole new level in Windows 8, and has the calculations to prove it.