NFC Ring and alarm clock
On my phone when the alarm goes off, the NFC unlock screen comes up. However, in this state the phone's NFC doesn't seem to be enabled. Not sure if this is an issue with the NFC unlock app or if it's a firmware problem (VZW note 3).
While I hate the idea of having to hack around bugs in external software packages or hardware, it would be nice if there was something that can be done about this. It's really not fun to have to use the google account unlock in a half awake stupor. Maybe some exception a user can make for certain packages to allow them to get through while the phone is still locked, or something?