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Samsung updates its Good Lock modules including Keys Cafe, NavStar, MultiStar, Home Up, and Clockface

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Samsung is nowadays giving a lot of customization features for its Galaxy devices. It gives full freedom to users how they want to use their device by customizing it, which makes their device more interesting and interactive to make all this possible, Samsung has introduced Good lock, its suite of modules.

The Good lock includes several modules which help to customize the interface of the device; for each feature, there is a different module available such as NavStar, MultiStar, Keys cafe, Clock face, Quick Star, RegiStar, and more.

Samsung has rolled out some new updates of five modules, including NavStar, MultiStar, Keys cafe, Clock face, and Home Up.

NavStar

This module is used to customize the notification bar of your device. It offers different options which do different things like you can hide and show the navigation bar, it allows you to add useful buttons, and more, now Samsung has released a new update for it which comes with new version number 5.0.2.18, according to the information, the update doesn’t bring any new features, but it includes some improvements which enhance the overall functionalities of the app.

What’s New:

– Fixed issue where 1px left in the navigation bar at the bottom when transparent hints were applied.
(It will be fixed only when the device software update is performed together.)
– Fixed a problem that crashed with the system UI when used with the Multistar cover launcher.
– Fixed an issue where the gesture mode navigation bar could remain hidden when using DeX.

MultiStar

With the help of this module, you can adjust the multiwindow according to you the available options, which enhances the overall experience of the split screen view. Now Samsung has rolled out a new update for this; it comes with a new version number 5.4.00. According to the Galaxy store description, it doesn’t come with any new features, but the update may come with some bug fixes that improve the overall stability and performance of the module

What’s New:


[One UI 5]

– Fixed errors that did not execute longPress

Keys cafe

This module is based on a keyboard, and it brings several features that enhance the experience of the inbuilt keyboard. It also received a new update, 1.0.06.7. However, the update doesn’t bring new features with it as per the previous update; it comes with some new features, so we guess the current update might carry some bug fixes which improve the stability of the features which are newly introduced.

What’s New:

* New features
1. Style your own keyboard
(1) Color
– Two Christmas themes have been added.
(2) Effect
– Key color effect: Footprint effect added. You can also change it to a sticker or gallery image.
– Keyboard color effect: Paint gun, firecracker effect added.
– Key motion effect: tilt, bounce effect added.
2. Make your own keyboard
– DEL key has been added.
* Bug fixes
– We have modified the app interruption phenomenon that occurred intermittently on the split screen.

Clock Face

It helps to customize your clock; specifically, it includes some clock-style templates, and you can change your clock style by choosing from there. The new update comes with a new version, 2.2.66.0. With its update, the module is improved, and some bug fixes, such as some issues related to One UI 5, now support device extension and also fix minor bugs.

What’s New:

– Fix minor issues in One UI 5

Home Up

The home Up module allows you to customize your device’s home screen. It provides different functionalities like blur effect, changes layouts of the home screen, apps and folder edit share-via window, customize recent app window type, and more. Now Samsung is updating this module. The new update comes with a new version number 14.0.00.17, while the update doesn’t include any new features but carries some fixes that improve the overall performance and stability of the app.

What’s New:

– Fixed some errors

The above-mentioned modules are available on the Goodluck suite on Galaxy devices; there is a piece of good news good lock is also available in more countries now Samsung is expanding to more countries. If your device has the support of the Good lock, then you can easily install the update from there.


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Google Messages Could Bring Parental Controls To Stop Users from Sending A Message

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Google is gearing up to add an extra layer of parental control that can prevent a user from sending a message until they are approved. 

The Google Messages app permits users to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, and videos. Now,  to enhance users’ experiences, the brand is working on adding new support for powerful parental control that can offer extra security since it stops a person from sending a message without approval. 

Google Messages has pretty much become the default messaging application on Android devices, and the RCS is the backbone behind this, so it’s quite widely used. That’s the reason why Google realizes the need to offer this parental control support to parents. It might come as good news that Messages appears to be adding new convenient support. 

However, it is not officially clear yet that this support is coming to Google Messages. This report is being speculated on in Google Messages v20240416_00_RC01 and shared by PiunikaWeb. This support will be efficient in scenarios where parents block their children from sending messages until they are approved. 

The unapproved conversations will have a message stating, “To send, ask your parent for approval.” Although at the moment it is not exactly clear yet how this functionality will work, it is expected that it could work on a per-contact basis and be controlled by the parent from Google’s existing Family Link application; this could cover both SMS and RCS messages.


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Samsung Unintentionally Made Secure Folder App Unremovable

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Samsung has already started rolling out the Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update. Initially, the Galaxy S24 series came out of the box on One UI 6.1, then the 2023 Galaxy flagship received the update, and now 2022 Galaxy high-end devices are in the line. Now Samsung has confirmed that you can’t delete Secure Folder after One UI 6.1. 

Samsung Secure Folder is a private, encrypted space available on Galaxy devices that stores images, videos, files, apps, and data, but despite this, it can’t get enough appreciation, and it is one of the most underrated features on Galaxy devices. 

Now, after installing the latest One UI 6.1 update, it seems that some of the users can’t delete the Secure Folder application. This is being acknowledged by a Samsung representative who confirmed this issue on the Korean Community forum. The inability to delete Secure Folder was related to a “Google security policy” that was applied to One UI 6.1. 

The issue only affects the Secure Folder app, which is running on 1.9.10.27. Apart from this, Samsung has also confirmed that this issue affected the devices that are running on One UI 6.1, including the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and the Galaxy Tab S9 series. 

The giant noted that it plans to update the Secure Folder through the Galaxy Store so users will have the power to delete it again as per their preference. Although this issue isn’t a major one, Samsung will soon fix it. At the time, the brand has not revealed the exact timeline for the update, but it is expected to arrive in the coming week. 


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Disney Plus Could Also Offer Always-on Channels Soon Similar To Samsung TV Plus

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Samsung TV Plus is inspiring the Walt Disney brand as it is now gearing up to offer something on the Disney Plus platform similar to how Samsung TV Plus offers live channels on Galaxy devices. 

Samsung never shies away from providing new convenient features or upgrades to enhance users’ experiences. Here’s the evidence: Samsung TV Plus offers free live channels on Samsung devices. Now Disney Plus is appearing to add always-on channels to its streaming platform. These channels would continuously show content, allowing users to jump in and watch without even having to choose a particular program. 

If the reports are to be believed, the Walt Disney Company is setting up to deliver always-on channels in the Disney Plus application. It is expected that Disney would mainly show Star Wars and Marvel content on these channels; it might also offer Disney’s classic animated movies from Pixar on them. 

However, you are only able to access these always-on channels if you have a paid subscription to the platform. Despite paid service, these channels will also show advertisements, the same as a traditional TV channel on a cable network or a DTH service. This will also offer the option to just start watching content instead of choosing what to watch, searching for it, and then playing the show. 

At the moment, apart from the information mentioned above, there are no other details to come to know regarding exactly when Disney will roll out the new feature. However, it could happen in the next few months. It seems that lately, other streaming platforms, for instance, Amazon and Fox, have also started offering ad-supported channels.


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