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The feature will make use of the accelerometer on your Android device to detect any movement. In case it does not detect any movement, it will automatically lock your device. But if you are holding the device in your hand and it is already unlocked, On-body will keep it unlocked.
In case you hand over your device to someone while it is unlocked, On-body will keep it unlocked. The feature cannot determine who is holding the device, it only knows that someone is holding it and thus keeps it unlocked.
Google is rolling out the feature only to selected users for now, but it is likely that a wider rollout will start within the next few weeks. For now, the feature has only shown up on Nexus devices, but it is likely that Google will roll it out to other Android devices running Lollipop as well.
Mar 21, 2015
The keys to encrypt messages in BBM Protected will be generated on the iPhone device itself. This prevents any “‘man in the middle’ hacker attacks, providing greater security than competing encryption schemes, and earning BBM Protected FIPS 140-2 validation by the U.S. Department of Defense.”
The feature can be easily deployed in enterprises that already use BBM for communication, and does not require any additional setup or OS upgrade on their side.
BBM Protected users can start a chat with other BBM Protected users in their organisation as well as outside of it. In case the recipient (or sender) does not use BBM Protected, the other party in the conversation can still initiate an encrypted and trusted chat environment.
BBM Protected is a paid service, though BlackBerry is offering a free 30-day trial to enterprises. It is also available for Android and BlackBerry OS 10 running devices.
Mar 15, 2015
WhatsApp Calling, the new invitation-only feature of WhatsApp that adds free phone call capabilities to the app that was previously only capable of messaging, has officially been launched.
The feature can be accessed by users running WhatsApp version 2.12.10 or 2.11.528 from the Google Play Store, or version 2.11.531 if downloaded directly from the official website of WhatsApp.
Mar 3, 2015
Mar 2, 2015
HTTPS has become the standard bearer for Web traffic, thanks to privacy concerns, highly publicized network breaches and increased public demand for heightened Web security.
After a series of leaks, Microsoft finally took the lid off its next-generation Web browser, dubbed Project Spartan, when it officially unveiled the Windows 10 operating system to the public on Jan. 21 during a press event.
The new Galaxy models, a standard Galaxy S6 and a much flashier and more sculptured Galaxy S6 Edge that features a bright display which wraps around both sides of the handset, were unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, on March 1 during a special "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked" event a day before MWC opens officially.