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Getting Busy? Avoid Distractions with this App

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Lock Me Out is a simple but powerful app that lets you lock yourself
out of your handset for a chosen time. This application allows users to enjoy some distraction-free time and also some organic device free time.

When using Lock Me Out, you will still have an access to your device’s
widgets and the lock screen. This means that you can use the camera,
answer calls, and make emergency calls. The application has a simple
interface that is easy to use and a fixed activity that turns off the
device admin. Moreover, make sure you do not allow deactivation of
the device admin once the lock countdown starts ticking.

Furthermore, changing of device pin or passwords is not needed. The
application locks you back if you unlock the handset during the
chosen lockout period. You can also dynamically set the minimum
password length.

How to use Lock Me Out

If you’re in the middle of a vital task, you should consider avoiding all
forms of distractions including your smartphone or tablet. With a
smartphone near you, you can help looking at the social media feeds,
direct messages, and emails.

So if you’re ready to stick to your important task, follow the steps
below:

Download the free application, Lock Me Out, and install it.
After you have installed the application, open it.

On the main menu, click, ‘enable device admin’ and then
‘Activate.’

Set the lockout time period. For the free version, you lock yourself
for 10 minutes or less.

Once the time is set, press the ‘Lock me out’ button and you’ll be
automatically locked from your handset.
Once you are locked out, you will not be able to use your
password or pin to unlock your smartphone or tablet. The
application uses a randomly generated password to lock you out.

Features

A simple interface
Screen security is set right away
The app is clear
Has an added warning against the memory cleaners.
If you really want to avoid distractions, then this app is what you need.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details

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German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.

RCS

Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image

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We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.

 

Vivo S5 has confirmed design on the official poster

In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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