Phone lovers can also look forward to Telstra releasing Australia's first 4G handset later this month (not pictured).
Phone lovers can also look forward to Telstra releasing Australia's first 4G handset later this month (not pictured). APPLE HANDOUT

Unlock iPhones with your face

WE can't recommend locking your phone enough.

If a thief gets hold of it, who knows what personal information he'll dig up going through your email or mobile browser history.

Sometimes, though, you just don't want to take the time to enter a code. That's where facial recognition software comes in.

Owners of the new Ice Cream Sandwich-equipped Galaxy Nexus already have Face Unlock on their phone, which, as its name implies, scans your face to unlock your phone. As long as you are in decent light and not wearing giant novelty sunglasses, it works decently well (don't worry, it lets you unlock your phone with a pattern or PIN if the facial recognition fails).

Read more at Time magazine's Techland

Phone lovers can also look forward to Telstra releasing Australia's first 4G handset later this month.


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