Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.

Notifications

Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

www.phonearena.com

Google Authenticator gets Material design and Android Wear support

7
Google Authenticator gets Material design and Android Wear support
It's hard to ignore the fact that account security is pretty important and it's something that plenty of companies (and even the U.S. government) don't get it right and end up getting hacked. People tend to put a bit extra effort towards protecting bank accounts, but your email is usually the bigger target, because all of those "forgot password" messages go there. So, adopting two-factor authentication on your Google account is a very good idea.

The Google Authenticator app is a great way to do just that, and the idea is simple. The app gives you a rotating security code that you need to enter whenever you sign in to your Google account from a new device. This means that even if someone cracks your password, they can't get into your account unless they have stolen whatever mobile device you have Authenticator on (of course, if someone steals your mobile device, you probably should shut down the device remotely and change all your accounts anyway). 

If you've been using Google Authenticator, you know this already, and you also know that the app has been using the outdated dark Holo theme for far far too long. Now, more than one year from the Android 5.0 (and Material design) official release, Authenticator has gotten a UI update. Additionally, Android Wear is now supported, so you can get the security code on your smartwatch. Lastly, developers can start playing around with support for physical NFC keys. 


download: Google Authenticator
source: Android Police

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless