Picturesque Lock Screen

Description

Picturesque Lock Screen (1)Picturesque lock screen makes your lock screen lively by setting your lock screen wallpaper using Bing Images. Apart from making the lock screen lively it makes you productive by helping you search, find and open apps, contacts, browser favorites and bookmarks right from the lock screen. If you loved the universal search on Cortana, chances are that you love the same feature through this lock screen.
Some reviews:
http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/10/microsoft-adds-loads-features-picturesque-lockscreen.htmlhttp://androidcommunity.com/microsoft-garage-updates-picturesque-lock-screen-with-security-options-20151002/

Picturesque is undoubtedly one of the best-looking lock screen replacement apps available for Android – Business Insider

Yet another sign that Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella is a proudly cross-platform company –Gigaom

if you’re looking for additional ways to spice up your locked device, it may be worth adding Microsoft’s Picturesque Lock Screen to your list – Android Police

Key Features :
Beautiful Bing images – Make beautiful Bing images as your lock screen wallpaper. Control the images right from the lock screen by using the info button. Click to change images, pause images, delete images and also search more about images from the lock screen.

Bing rewards – Earn Bing rewards for the searches done on the app (feature available only in the US).

Universal Search – If you have loved the universal search on Cortana from Microsoft, chances are that you would have wanted the same on Android. Picturesque helps you find Apps, Contacts and frequent and bookmarked websites right from lockscreen.

Proactive Suggestions on Lockscreen – Find frequent contacts to call, message, whatsapp with one touch of the search bar on the lockscreen.

Notifications – Find notifications from all apps organized for your convenience.

Security – Enable pin, password and pattern lockscreen to secure your phone.

Music – Control your music player right from the lockscreen.

Sports – In a meeting? Frustrated to check the latest Cricket scores? Just check the lockscreen to see latest scores with a single glance.

Quick Shortcuts – Pull down to access Wi-Fi, torch, brightness etc. along with your favorite apps right on the lock screen.

News – Swipe left for latest news by category. Read short preview and full news on the lock screen.
Few More reviews :
Gizmodo Top app of the week – Gizmodo

Business ETC top 5 app of the week – Business ETC

Picturesque may be experimental, but it’s also a workaround, putting Microsoft’s search engine front and center from the moment users turn on their phones – Green Bot

Check out videos created by fan users on Youtube at:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m78-dBNBLEQ
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nys7BJCzh60
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_mDTum9dBQ
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_mDTum9dBQ
5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIA6csLPrj0
6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXBzGUEwe-I

And in other languages as well:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5zDd8cJcqQ
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j5hZE_Wlks

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What’s New

– Lock screen is now more responsive
– Lock screen is now full screen (Removed the bottom black strip in 4.4 and above)
– Other Perf improvements
– Bug fixes

Permission

Device & app history
  • read your Web bookmarks and history
Identity
  • read your own contact card
  • find accounts on the device
Calendar
  • read calendar events plus confidential information
Contacts
  • modify your contacts
  • read your contacts
  • find accounts on the device
Location
  • approximate location (network-based)
  • precise location (GPS and network-based)
SMS
  • edit your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • receive text messages (SMS)
Phone
  • reroute outgoing calls
  • write call log
  • directly call phone numbers
  • read call log
  • read phone status and identity
Photos/Media/Files
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
Storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
Camera
  • take pictures and videos
Wi-Fi connection information
  • view Wi-Fi connections
Device ID & call information
  • read phone status and identity
Other
  • adjust your wallpaper size
  • control media playback and metadata access
  • receive data from Internet
  • update component usage statistics
  • disable your screen lock
  • draw over other apps
  • change network connectivity
  • view network connections
  • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • pair with Bluetooth devices
  • access Bluetooth settings
  • modify system settings
  • control vibration
  • run at startup
  • set wallpaper
  • full network access
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • use accounts on the device

 Size: 3MB
Version: 1.0.3

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