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Android customization – how to use Android Device Manager to find your lost phone

by: Jonathan FeistJanuary 15, 2015
In this week's Android customization post, we look at how to use Android Device Manager to locate a missing phone, and how it can protect you and your data.
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10 must have Android apps for your new Android tablet (2014)

by: Joe HindyDecember 26, 2014
Did you just get a brand new Android tablet and don't know what apps to get? In this roundup, we'll show you some of the best Android apps for new users!
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Google makes it simple to track your account and associated devices

by: Rob TriggsNovember 25, 2014
Google's new Devices and Activity dashboard grants users additional insight and control over devices that make use of their Google account.
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Lollipop’s Factory Reset Protection to make thieves’ life harder

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 16, 2014
A feature coming in Lollipop will prevent unauthorized factory resets by asking for the user’s Google credentials. If enough devices out there are difficult or impossible to wipe, the incentive for stealing them could go down dramatically.
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Android L to use device encryption by default

by: Jonathan FeistSeptember 19, 2014
Google has stepped forward to announce that they will enable device encryption by default in Android L. Taking user security a step beyond remote locate, lock and wipe as can be found now through the Android Device Manager.
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Google adds call-back button to Android Device Manager lock screen

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 7, 2014
When you lock your phone from Android Device Manager, you can now add a phone number so whoever has your precious device can easily contact you right from the phone.
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Google says next Android version will feature antitheft kill switch

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 20, 2014
Google stated that the next version of Android will include a “factory reset protection solution,” in other words, a permanent lock feature that can’t be bypassed with a simple factory reset.
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Android Device Manager now has a guest mode

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 29, 2014
Google is adding a small feature to Android Device Manager, that should make it a tad easier to locate and manage your misplaced device.
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California Senate votes down bill for mandatory anti-theft kill switches

by: Jonathan FeistApril 25, 2014
A "kill switch" bill went before California state Senate this week. The bill would have made it mandatory for device manufacturers to install a method for rendering stolen devices inoperable. After the votes were tallied, 19 in favor and 17 against simply did not meet the 21 votes needed to pass the bill.
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Android Device Manager updated, adds password prompt and minor bug fixes

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 29, 2014
Google's Android Device Manager has received a new update that allows you to require a password in order to launch the app or switch accounts.
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