Samsung Good Lock module One Hand Operation + lets you launch your favorite apps faster than ever

Good Lock has become such a staple of the Samsung experience that, for many of us, it’s something we couldn’t do without. One of my favorite modules has always been One Hand Operation +. Weird name aside, the level of customization it gives you over gesture navigation has ruined other phones for me. Whenever I use a device without it, I miss it instantly. Now the module is getting even better, with a new gesture action that helps you open your favorite apps faster than ever.

As spotted by Twitter user TechByBD, the latest update to the module adds a quick launcher feature. As you can see in the GIF above, when you first enable the quick launcher, it’s filled with a random assortment of apps. Thankfully, that can easily be changed, so let’s look at how to enable it, customize it, and whether it’s worth using.

How to use quick launcher

  1. Open One Hand Operation +.
  2. Tap on either right handle or left handle based on which you want to use.
  3. Tap on one of the six gestures, depending on which you’d like to trigger quick launcher.
  4. Scroll down and tap on quick launcher.

With that done, quick launcher is now assigned to the gesture of your choice. Like the GIF at the beginning, in this state, it’ll just be filled with a handful of your apps — so from here, you’ll want to make it your own.

  1. Use your assigned gesture and wait for the settings cog to appear next to the launcher before tapping it.
  2. Tap on the minus symbol next to each icon to remove anything you don’t want.
  3. To add an app or shortcut, tap on the 3×3 grid in the bottom right.
  4. Tap on any app or system shortcut you want
Read More ...

My favorite public transit app is finally great again

If you’re someone like me living in a big city where a personal vehicle isn’t a must-have, a reliable and intelligent public transit app is vital. Over the years of searching for my preferred service, I’ve landed on Citymapper for most of my routes. The app isn’t perfect by all means, but it’s the closest to no-frills I can get here in Berlin.


Citymapper has long offered an optional premium tier with additional perks like voice navigation for your headphones, but over recent months, the company paywalled a few more, previously free options like single-mode or mixed-use transit (if you only want to take buses or use your bike to get to the subway, for example), on top of introducing ads to the free tier.

While the ads aren’t going anywhere for the free tier, the company has announced Citymapper 11, which is making all features free to use again all while halving the price of the premium tier, now only needed if you want to get rid of ads.

All the routing options are now available for everyone in the bottom row

This means that anyone using Citymapper now has access to a lot more routing options. Mixed routes can be used to combine cycling and e-scooting with buses and trains, the Walk Less option is great for rain or heat, and simple routes may take longer but involve fewer transfers. On top of this, voice instructions make it easy to follow your path without having to keep your eyes glued to your phone, which is helpful while cycling or when you need to be aware of your surroundings.

While iOS users are getting access to dynamic Live Activities notifications first introduced with iOS 16, allowing them

Read More ...