+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 61
General Chat Thread, Android first! in General; How is this news? For the last few months I have had Visidon on my Galaxy S....and I find it ...
  1. #16

    aerospacemango's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    1,994
    Thank Post
    283
    Thanked 249 Times in 200 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    295
    How is this news?

    For the last few months I have had Visidon on my Galaxy S....and I find it VERY useful.

    When you have a 7 year old son, who wants to play the games on your phone, and a gallery of pictures that you may not want him to see, it makes sense to have an app that can lock certain things. Visidon allows me to choose what he can get into, and uses Facial Recognition for all others.

    As much as it seems a gimmick, it can be useful!

    And, YES, Apple will call it "FizzogRecog" or something, and Rory Cellan Jones will rave about it on the BBC website, and EVERYONE will think that Apple did it first!

    And I call Copyright and Trademark on "FizzogRecog"!!!
    Last edited by aerospacemango; 22nd November 2011 at 09:53 AM.

  2. #17

    X-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    /dev/null
    Posts
    8,862
    Thank Post
    589
    Thanked 1,903 Times in 1,316 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    805
    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    And, YES, Apple will call it "FizzogRecog" or something, and Rorry Cellan Jones will rave about it on the BBC website, and EVERYONE will think that Apple did it first!

    And I call Copyright and Trademark on "FizzogRecog"!!!

    I'm calling dibs on "iSee". And all variations on that theme.

  3. #18

    korifugi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    1,018
    Thank Post
    221
    Thanked 311 Times in 176 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Let's take a step back a moment - do we really think that someone who nicks your phone is likely to go to the effort of removing the SD card, plugging it into a computer, finding a picture, printing it out and then using that to unlock the phone, then read your emails and access Facebook as you?
    Depends if News International got a hold of it...

  4. #19
    alan-d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Posts
    2,414
    Thank Post
    359
    Thanked 256 Times in 187 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    Beat me to it. Why just use you face, why not your ear or the watch you always wear?

  5. #20

    korifugi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    1,018
    Thank Post
    221
    Thanked 311 Times in 176 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    Beat me to it. Why just use you face, why not your ear or the watch you always wear?
    Because you know, that somewhere down the line - someone, probably drunk will try to set it up with their wedding tackle...

  6. #21

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,717
    Thank Post
    1,267
    Thanked 1,639 Times in 1,096 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    504
    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    You wouldn't wanna actually rely on it.

    Apparently it fails if you wear a big hat....useful in the winter
    Or at a top hat convention.

  7. #22

    aerospacemango's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    1,994
    Thank Post
    283
    Thanked 249 Times in 200 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    295
    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    Because you know, that somewhere down the line - someone, probably drunk will try to set it up with their wedding tackle...
    Meh.....Tried it and it doesn't work....

    Unless you draw a couple of eyes on the said object!!!!

  8. Thanks to aerospacemango from:

    tech_guy (23rd November 2011)

  9. #23
    kevbaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Plymouth
    Posts
    855
    Thank Post
    129
    Thanked 69 Times in 47 Posts
    Rep Power
    43
    I agree with Neph, if Apple had announced it the cream would be flowing.. after all they just invented face to face calling and voice recognition didnt they!

  10. #24

    MK-2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    3,237
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 581 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    199
    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    How is this news?

    For the last few months I have had Visidon on my Galaxy S....and I find it VERY useful.

    When you have a 7 year old son, who wants to play the games on your phone, and a gallery of pictures that you may not want him to see, it makes sense to have an app that can lock certain things. Visidon allows me to choose what he can get into, and uses Facial Recognition for all others.

    As much as it seems a gimmick, it can be useful!

    And, YES, Apple will call it "FizzogRecog" or something, and Rory Cellan Jones will rave about it on the BBC website, and EVERYONE will think that Apple did it first!

    And I call Copyright and Trademark on "FizzogRecog"!!!
    But see, this is like Siri again (on a smaller scale as it's not Apple obviously!). Siri was a third party program that you could download from the app store until apple bought it and made it theirs. So the software itself isn't new and exciting, it was around for ages until they pulled it from the app store to force you to buy a new phone.
    Face recognition was around, but now Google are using it, it will be touted as new features purely because its integrated into the system and not a separate download.

  11. #25


    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,411
    Thank Post
    184
    Thanked 356 Times in 285 Posts
    Rep Power
    148
    After having a lock on my phone for a while now I would welcome it if it was reliable and not hackable. Typing a passcode is a chore. The pattern codes are too easy - I saw my colleague do his pattern out of the corner of my eye and instantly saw it.

  12. #26
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,485
    Thank Post
    282
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    The pattern codes are too easy - I saw my colleague do his pattern out of the corner of my eye and instantly saw it.
    You can turn the visible line off, which does make them harder to spot (although it does still show you what you drew when you get it wrong, which would give the observer a clue).

    Again, I think it comes down to who you think is likely to steal your phone, or who you're trying to protect it from - I'm not too worried if my wife, friends or colleagues know my unlock pattern; I'm more interested in stopping someone nicking it off me in the street and phoning India* for an hour before I can get it blocked.

    * no racial slurs intended, I pick India as that was the destination of the calls when my Skype got hacked recently.

  13. #27

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    631
    Thank Post
    52
    Thanked 106 Times in 76 Posts
    Rep Power
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    Because you know, that somewhere down the line - someone, probably drunk will try to set it up with their wedding tackle...
    Apple already have that patented. They're calling it iBall.

  14. #28

    Domino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bromley
    Posts
    4,118
    Thank Post
    215
    Thanked 1,236 Times in 784 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    502
    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    Apple already have that patented. They're calling it iBall.
    Ball? Singular?

    ..have you been in a terrible accident?

  15. Thanks to Domino from:

    Tech1 (23rd November 2011)

  16. #29

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    631
    Thank Post
    52
    Thanked 106 Times in 76 Posts
    Rep Power
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Ball? Singular?

    ..have you been in a terrible accident?
    It wasn't so terrible.

  17. #30

    JJonas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Walsham, Norfolk
    Posts
    3,068
    Thank Post
    379
    Thanked 428 Times in 317 Posts
    Rep Power
    361
    Im sure I read there isnt an SD card slot on this phone.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Android] Reflashed my first Android phone
    By JJonas in forum Netbooks, PDA and Phones
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11th May 2011, 01:20 PM
  2. [Android] Android 2.2.1
    By Dos_Box in forum Netbooks, PDA and Phones
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28th September 2010, 09:37 AM
  3. [Android] How to make proxies work on Android devices
    By Dos_Box in forum Netbooks, PDA and Phones
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27th September 2010, 03:39 PM
  4. [Android] Android Apps
    By teejay in forum Netbooks, PDA and Phones
    Replies: 93
    Last Post: 7th September 2010, 11:24 AM
  5. [Android] Android
    By russdev in forum Netbooks, PDA and Phones
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 5th July 2010, 09:09 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •