Last Updated: July 10th, 2012

The contest is now over. Here are the winners, selected at random:

  • Leon
  • Roderick Cross

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

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The Nexus 7 was undoubtedly the biggest announcement to come out of Google I/O. And for good reason, too: it's the new face of Android. This next-gen Android slate is the future of things to come for our favorite OS, as it finally puts an incredibly powerful, yet affordable tablet in the hands of the masses.

As affordable as it may be, though, who doesn't want a freebie? In fact, how about two freebies? In celebration of America's Independence Day, we've got 'em thanks to Handy Apps.

Photo Locker

If you're not familiar with Handy Apps, they're the team responsible for some... handy apps (sorry, I couldn't resist) like Tasks N ToDos, EasyMoney, and a new app called Photo Locker.

Photo Locker makes it possible to keep specific images well-hidden from prying eyes by encrypting them and securing them with a PIN number. It offers many convenient features, like Bulk Hide, folder-level locking, and lock-on-sleep (just in case you forget to close the app before turning off the display). It also hides itself from the recent app list, so you don't have to worry about someone "accidentally" stumbling across it.

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Once inside the app, it offers some basic photo manipulation features, such as zooming, image rotation, and slideshow, so you're not just left with a handful of pics for your own viewing pleasure without being able to, you know, view them.

If you need even more protection, the premium version not only gets rid of ads, but also makes it possible to hide the app from the tray, making is accessible only by entering the PIN number into the dialer.

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Okay, so you want a new device to check out Photo Locker on? No problem - we're ready to give away two Nexus 7s!

Since the Nexus 7 isn't yet available, they will be shipped to the winners as soon as possible after release.

Simply hit the widget below, check the entry requirements, and make it happen! We'll randomly choose two winners once the contest is over on Tuesday, July 10th at 12:01 AM EST.

This contest is open to entrants around the world!

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Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/kithanas Kithanas

    I'd probably hide a variety of different photos with PhotoLocker, and just leave the boring ones unhidden.

  • Chad

    just got rid of my fire would love to win one of these

  • falconator

    Id hide pics of peoples feet...you have your hobbies and I have mine!

  • Mike

    I'd hide funny pictures of my college friends, so if they ask me if I deleted it I can show them that it is no longer in my camera roll

  • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

    i would hide the picture of the location that hides the clues to the real location for my secret photos

  • Jorge Ivan Sanchez Gonzalez

    I'd hide my screenshots of the games I played :) I'm a good guy

  • Reina Villanueva

    I would lock all my pictures... :]

  • http://www.facebook.com/larsgbnielsen Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen

    I would hide private pictures of my family.

  • zpartal

    I'd hide all my food photos.

  • http://www.sickcrimes.us/ Captain Obvious

    Very nice, would love to have one.

  • http://twitter.com/TimSuley Tim Suley

    I would hide all of my embarrassing pictures so that when my friends at school get my phone, they can't see them!

  • Jared Pannell

    I would hide embarrassing photos of my wife, she has a tendency to delete as soon as she gets the chance.

  • Chris

    Lock'm all up...just because I can! Althought I noticed in the app thread it says it isn't working with Jelly Bean yet...so apparently I won't be using it on a Nexus 7...

  • http://twitter.com/rozailan RøzáïlàN rø§lï

    Awesome giveaway. I'd hide embarassing & 'ehem' pics. Some pics are just for my eyes only.

  • http://about.me/tomyu Tom Yu

    I know I wouldn't hide my cat pictures!! But I know I'd hide my friend's embarrassing pictures and tell them I deleted them! XD They'd never know!!

  • JT

    i would hide my collection of kate upton modeling pics! lol.

  • http://twitter.com/92slammer rob howe

    Hide any pics of me...LOL

  • bunnybash

    Umm I cant tell you what photos I would be hiding - otherwise what is the point in hiding them!!

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    Most probably embarrasing, but non-confidential stuff.

  • Anthony De Felice

    I'd hide all the pics on my phone. Even though there's nothing embarrassing on it, its still a weird feeling when a friend looks through every single one of them...

  • Antonio Chillarón

    I would hide my personal embarrassing pictures, of course!

  • http://twitter.com/joedb1 joedb1

    i hide my childhood pics so i can have a reason to have a conversation about them.

  • MR2

    I would hide all of my photos. Don't want anyone seeing any of my pictures if my phone ever gets lost or stolen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525688727 Patrick Ca

    I would Hide anything not rated PG lol

  • Adam

    I'd hide pictures I don't want people to see. Duh! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/mallyj89 Mallory Vaughn

    I would hide pictures I don't want to show people - like pictures of my wedding dress from my tech savvy fiancee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.fru Adam Fru

    I would hide all my pics. No pics for anyone!

  • H3xTo

    Photo Locker works great on my GNex

  • Roland

    Probably would hide all my photos

  • Roland

    Probably would hide all my photos

  • j123c

    This is an awesome contest :D

  • j123c

    This is an awesome contest :D

  • http://twitter.com/keithketover Keith Ketover

    My before pictures for my recent weight loss attempt.

  • http://twitter.com/keithketover Keith Ketover

    My before pictures for my recent weight loss attempt.

  • ScroatFan

    Ex girlfriends of course

  • marleysmellowfan

    I'd hide those "perfect moment" photos of friends doing stupid stuff

  • cashd00d

    I would hide my photos of secret CIA documents.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sungam Magnus Kwan

    Work related pictures

  • Andrea Proietti

    I want to hide my personal photos, to protect them in case of theft

  • http://www.facebook.com/and.proietti Andrea Proietti

    I want to hide my personal photos, to protect them in case of theft

  • Ivan Aliseiko

    Probably would hide all my photos

  • Fabiou Ioanna

    I would hide my friend's photos from prying eyes.

  • J-Man

    The apps look amazing, gonna check em out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dmitry-Sinitsyn/100003718413109 Dmitry Sinitsyn

    Like it

  • Shaquib Bharucha

    this is an excellent app to hide You know what i mean stuff....!

  • Nandy

    I will hide pics of me and my gal friend from my wife

  • JaseYANG

    I would use the app to hide my Secret Contra codes!!

  • Husain

    I would hide confidential information such as pin codes and passwords.

  • Affan.M

    I would hide embarrassing photos of friends and family

  • KG

    I would hide all the photos :)

  • Carlos

    To be honest, I wouldn't be hiding any embarrassing or the-world-shouldn't-see photos of me on PhotoLocker, as such photos doesn't exist in the first place. But it'll definitely be a place where all my friends' embarrassing photos shall stay, until they have paid me the cash I am blackmailing them for, mwahahaha! :D

  • rrrb

    Well, I would hide hide all my food related photos (I've way too much of those on my phone)

  • Josh

    photos of documents and build shots from Apple foxconn factory and HQ in California. So that I can sneak out the shots of the New iPhone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.folk Gregory Folk

    I would hide all of them. No one needs to be looking at the pictures on my phone. >,<

  • AtiRage

    I want that tablet NAO! :)

  • Nic

    I would hide all of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/unethical.hacker Adie Bhatt

    this app is useful for hiding naked pics :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.gilligan Steven Gilligan

    Do I really need to say what kind of pictures I'd lock? Teeheehee

  • http://www.facebook.com/szanto.gabor Szántó Gábor

    I would hide all

  • Federick82

    Nice app , very handy when you have those photos you don't want to share with others .

  • Kevin Greiner

    I would hide the embarrassing pics of my children so they can't delete them. Like someone else already said...great idea!

  • Hayley

    I'd hide gazillion pictures of me camwhoring. lmao

  • Spidey2k

    Love my Kindle Fire. Would give it to the kids and enjoy the Nexus 7!

  • Jose Maria Fuentes Sorribes

    I would hide those personal pictures we all make for certain people.

    BTW: thanks fot the opportunity to win a Nexus 7!!

  • bigjay517

    Sounds like a useful app. I need to use it to hide my embarrassing photos from parties.

  • http://twitter.com/knokfirst knok

    I would hide them all, then unhide them, then hide them all again!! then maybe rinse and repeat!

  • http://gplus.to/questioncom victor sanchez

    I would def hide pics from my significant other. I hate when you show a pic to someone, and they decide to scroll through all your pics

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.mcclure1 Erin McClure

    "What pictures would you hide using PhotoLocker?" I'm not telling.

  • miguel

    i wuold hide every image in my device.

  • Yaffle

    Yes please. Would love to win a Nexus 7.

  • http://arshednabeel.tumblr.com Arshed Nabeel

    Photolocker is the perfect app for government spys masquerading as naive tech-deficit folks to hide the mission critical images and data they accumulate. Of course, I'm kidding.

  • http://www.facebook.com/briandsouza Brian D’Souza

    looks promising .......yeah would hide pictures from the parties that were to be deleted but werent

  • http://www.facebook.com/mook699 Marcus Webb

    i would hide pictures of melons

  • Thomas

    I'd hide all Party-Pics taken with my Phone. Nice One!

  • Clayton Reeves

    Love the look of the new tablet. Would love the Jelly Bean even more!
    Put pics of my clients computer parts on it.

  • http://youtube.com/user/CurelessSyn CurelessSynergy

    I'd hide porn. Yea. That's about the limit to my creativity.

  • http://twitter.com/Gora_Mallu Amith Viswanath

    I need the app to hide the pictures of my patients. Doc-patient privacy you see :)

  • Wim de Wilde

    If i would have the option i probably hide everything.

  • AnthonyKR

    the pics and vids of my other wife...I mean seriously, what the heck else is worth hiding besides porn?

  • PudgyPanda

    I would hide pics of me in a bathing suit at the beach

  • Stefan

    I have nothing to hide Señor Cop!

  • ilikemchubby

    I could use a tablet, I had the samsung 8.9 and i miss having a tablet that fits in my pocket.

  • topherct

    my dog

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Star-Sizu/100000944071562 Star Sizu

    My photo of my pet rock

  • jaya halasi

    i have nothing to hide... right?

  • http://twitter.com/SeleiLaurentiu Selei Laurentiu

    personal photos bc everybody is like "hey can I see your phone/tab"

  • ankit

    i would hide mine photos....

  • James Lee

    I am gonna hide all the girls that I was with from my gf..... lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesk1516 James Kim

    Hide family pix, I tend to leave my phone at random restaurants.

  • http://twitter.com/ipspman Brandon :)

    I would hide pictures i took with my buddys and hide them from my parents

  • G-Man

    I would definitely hide all the photos of me in a speedo!

  • Linas N

    I will store some nice photos ;)

  • Dennis Vine

    In your comment, answer this question: "What pictures would you hide using PhotoLocker?"

    I would Hide all my pic that noone at my work needs to see. Such as drunken fun pictures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Duncan/1611211991 Ryan Duncan

    I have pictures of Harry Houdini locking his keys in his car that I need to hide.

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  • kminer1

    I would hide photos of myself...I'm not very photogenic!

  • Spyro Giannikas

    Lol i would definitely hide all the R-rated pictures my girlfriend sends me!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/freeztate Diego Marin

    I wouls hide my pics dancing tribal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Taleim-Edwards/570782716 Taleim Edwards

    I would hide those, ah, "private photos" lol

  • http://twitter.com/gabegom Gabe Gomez

    Um, obviously this app is to hide stuff....so.... its really none of your business what im hiding with it:)
    Thanks for this great contest, hope u pick me!!

  • Jeff

    I'd hide the pictures I take of myself in dressing rooms while trying on clothes.

  • techboynikyle

    Everyone in my house has a tablet and my mom wont buy me one because im 16 and wants me to buy my own, id love to win this!!!!

  • Jew

    I don't have any photos to hide, but I would start hiding photos for the heck of it.

  • Olga Stanica

    All photos with me and my ex-boyfriend.

  • http://twitter.com/GGmanye Gary

    Probably nothing; nothing worth hiding :p

  • markd

    I would hide all of those pictures I'm going to re-post to Reddit in a few months for easy karma bwahaha...

  • bungadudu

    I would hide some of my cool times (rated r) memories.
    And of course use the Stealth mode to hide the app itself.
    Ohh... what fun, adventurous times..... and just for me!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/farit.gabidullin Фарит Габидуллин

    I would totally hide my girlfriend photos...))

  • http://www.facebook.com/lazrbear Lazer Bear

    I would hide every single photo!

  • http://www.facebook.com/monica.dong Monica Dong

    I would hide all my private photos from my work phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/rsolomou Richard Solomou

    Definitely car photos!

  • anel007

    I would totally hitde photos of my new unbought car xD

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheekai.hsia Chee Kai Hsia

    every single photo!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=563478875 Jonathan Amery-Behr

    I'd have to develop a few darker hobbies first, but until then,Cats!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Владимир-Медведев/100002382808442 Владимир Медведев

    Iwould hide anime pictures 'cause it is too childish fo many other people that can see it otherwise

  • Francesc

    I'd hide every single photo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000909800550 Lakshya Vasisht

    I will hide all my all the photos of my ugly friends at unique moments so that they cannot delete their pics.

  • skmpowdjy

    I would hide pictures of app ideas and sketches

  • Manuel Chavez

    Lots of people ask to borrow my Galaxy Nexus, so needless to say there are pics that need to be locked away.

  • danielohrlund

    I can think of a lot of photos I would hide! First of all, I'd hide photos taken at intimate situations (not intimate as in naked, but situations shared with people I care about and don't want anyone who gets hold of my phone to see). Second, I often use my phone to capture images of stuff that I will buy/think of buying as gifts to remember them and how they look – and it's kind of hard to explain why you have a photo of something a friend has showed you that they want without giving away that you are gonna buy it for them!

  • http://twitter.com/salomanuel Manuel

    I would hide the pictures of my secret collection of toothpastes

  • ewilliams1009

    I would hide any photos that have me in them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharanbngr Sri Sharan Banagiri

    I would hide 'important' pics

  • Steve Christopher

    I would use this app to hide pictures of me partying!

  • Bruce Shin

    I would hide all the girls photo that I have from my mom.... ^^

  • marc

    hide all my photos

  • http://twitter.com/_dmitri_ D

    I would hide my all my ideas in this app

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.raymundo Alexandro Raymundo

    Keeping encrypted photos of credit cards and such seems like a good idea.

  • slimfady

    I would certainly hide my secret droid photos

  • http://twitter.com/rtorres81 Ricardo Torres

    Hide photos of me working at apple store

  • http://www.facebook.com/miki.suteja Miki Suteja

    hide my picture

  • Zane A

    I would have to remember to hide my pictures first.

  • Daniel

    hide my "special" pictures

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001056373948 Steve Ducey

    all would hide all the pictures of my ugly Mug!

  • http://twitter.com/jmejmemc Jaime Austin

    I'd Hide NSFW photos. Gore too.

  • Ron

    I'd hide the photos of all the food I eat. that way no one will know what junk i'm putting in my body

  • http://www.facebook.com/blackhunter09 June Justine Hizole

    I'd hide some of my stashes or rather some undercover shots, because I'm spying someone right now.

  • Jachym

    I would hide photos taken at party.

  • bhavik tikudiya

    i would deal with sum personal stuff about my gf...n face lock will protect it...wow jelly bean..woopy....lol

  • firstin

    I would hide all those special ones ive downloaded :)

  • Cboly

    I will hide all my drawing so no one will ever see them

  • http://twitter.com/YoX89 Jonathan Hagberg

    Drunken pictures...

  • Randyandy

    I would hide anything important, such as claim forms, and pics of a certain nature, that sort of thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alvaro.gutierrezsanchez.37 Álvaro Gutiérrez Sánchez

    i would hide my cat's pics

  • http://twitter.com/AndreiTime Andrey

    mprobably, but fact!

  • Timad

    I'd like to hide all my pictures.

  • Justin Leo

    I want to hide pics of my body because I don't want to get wrong impression from people... I just like to take picture of my body~

  • http://twitter.com/nickd53 Nick D

    Without getting too revealing, I'd hide the pictures I don't want my nephews to accidentally stumble across when they are playing on my phone.

  • Matt

    I would hide my dumb artsy pictures...