It used to be that the pattern unlock feature of Android was one of the more popular ways of unlocking a mobile device, but then fingerprint scanners were introduced which proved to be an even more secure and efficient way of protecting a mobile device. However Google wants to turn those methods on their heads with Project Abacus.
The idea behind Project Abacus is to take mobile security beyond passwords and fingerprints. Instead it will be based on something more unique – your personal habits. Basically your mobile device will be constantly monitoring the things you do the whole time to determine if you are who you say you are. Read full post →Project Abacus Secures Your Device By Going Beyond Passwords
Unlike smartphones which tends to have a smaller screen, the notification pulldown feature on Android tablets does not encompass the entire screen as it wouldn’t make sense. Instead users would have to swipe down the middle of the screen in order to access it. However at times it can prove to be inconvenient due to the way you might be holding your device.
The good news is that Google appears to be working towards changing that. With Android M, Google has made it so that the notification shade on your Android tablet is adaptive to where you are swiping down from. What this means, and as you can see in the image above, the notification shade can now be pulled down from wherever your finger is at. Read full post →Notification Shade On Android M Now Follows Your Finger