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Last Updated: March 27th, 2013

It's no secret that Handy Apps puts out some useful and, well... handy, apps. Need a way to keep your passwords locked up tight? Look no further than PassWallet. Or maybe a powerful, yet functional to-do list is what you're after – check out Tasks N Todos. Maybe there's some pictures or videos you want to keep away from prying eyes. No worries – Photo Locker or Video Locker should do the trick.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Unfortunately, Justin didn't respond to our multiple contact attempts, so another winner has been chosen!

  • Justin Stevenson
  • Itai Marom

Along those same lines, maybe there are certain apps that you'd prefer to keep private. We all have those occasions when someone asks to look at our phone (or tablet), and let's be honest – some people just don't know what's appropriate and what's not (I'm looking at you, guy who thinks it's OK to open GMail or Messages). For those situations, Handy Apps has you covered with yet another great app – say hello to App Locker.

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Like its name suggests, App Locker makes user-defined apps inaccessible to anyone aside from you. There are two ways it goes about this: by either causing a "fake crash" or simply requesting a PIN. Alternatively, you can have it do both. The crash dialog is actually really clever – once it pops up, simply tap the text area three times to launch the app. The PIN option is pretty self-explanatory: the app requests a PIN before it launches.

While the free version of App Locker offers all these features, there is also a $2 Pro version that allows the app itself to be hidden from the tray and launched by entering a specific code into the dialer. Alternatively, the code can be entered into a calculator widget that's bundled with the app.

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As an added bonus, both versions of the app include a bulk uninstaller. Handy.

Giveaway

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To celebrate the launch of this new app, Handy Apps has offered up a brand-new Sony Xperia Z to let us give away. For those who may not be up-to-date on Sony's new flagship, here's a look at what it has to offer:

  • 5" 1080x1920 "Reality" display
  • Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage, microSD Card slot
  • 13.1 MP rear shooter, 2.2 MP front camera
  • Android 4.1.2

Yeah, it's a monster. Here's how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway begins now and will run until Friday, March 15th at 12:00AM PST (midnight). At that time, we'll randomly pick a winner. Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. 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- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • DennisHeffernan

    I'd hide the financial apps, I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/ak_r7 Avinash Kumar

    whoz the winner?

  • Thomas Gladdines

    Hopefully I won :P

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    We'll pick the winner shortly, after the podcast and dust settles.

    Thanks for your entries, guys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

    BTW it would be great if we could lock the SystemUI.apk.
    A lock within a lock. So in addition to the already pattern lock, there is another lock.
    Security at a whole new level :D

    • Thomas Gladdines

      that wouldn't be secure at all, since you can just remove this app trough recovery, adb, fastboot etc and you security is gone :P

      If you want to be secure use encryption.

      • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

        through fast boot, we can wipe any phone. duh! -_-

        • Thomas Gladdines

          you can wipe the phone always trough fastboot and read it but... if the phone is encrypted the image dump of the sdcard and system you made is completely useless and unreadable ^^

          So you can wipe it but can't read it, encryption is unbeatable (there are exceptions tough like the coldboot tricks lol).

  • hyperbolic

    Someday I will win AndroidPolice, someday... :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/omar.jee.39 Omar Jee

    not yet ???

  • http://www.facebook.com/omar.jee.39 Omar Jee

    Congratulations! Justin Stevenson

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Winner announced. Congratulations!

  • Guest

    I was Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Close :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/pratik.villa.3 Pratik Singh

    I was sooo damn close :(

  • http://www.friv3.co/ friv 3

    it is the software that I was looking for

  • http://www.facebook.com/zesidelossantos Zesi Villamor Delos Santos

    Another Chance! every man has a chance!

  • http://twitter.com/arzbhatia Arz Bhatia

    Damn :(

    Congrats Itai

    • itai_marom

      thx :D

  • itai_marom

    wow i don't believe it :O
    what i need to do?
    handy app contacted me by email
    is that all?

    • http://www.facebook.com/wilhelm.vain Wilhelm Vain

      Congratulations, part of me was hoping you wouldn't show but I am glad you did.

      • itai_marom

        haha know what you mean :D
        thx

  • http://www.yepi2.co/ yepi

    technology number!@@