Stride Jailbreak Utility Brings Natural Drawing to iPhone Unlock

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A new jailbreak utility called Stride, which is available in the jailbreak app store called Cydia for $2.99, brings natural drawing to iPhone unlocking. Rather than prompting users for a PIN or alphanumeric passcode, jailbroken iOS users can now draw their gestures on the phone’s display to unlock their devices. The feature is similar to […]

RIM to Stop App Sideloading on BlackBerry PlayBook to Curb Piracy

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In an effort to curtail piracy of apps, Research in Motion will roll out a new software update at some point in the future that would remove the ability for users to side load applications, though that capability will remain in some form for developers for the platform. Sideloading is a process that allows users […]

Forget the Hype Behind Windows 8 on ARM, Try Windows XP on EVO 3D

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While the hype in the tablet and PC space behind Microsoft’s camp may be Windows 8 running with satisfying prowess on ARM processors, hackers aren’t stopping there and have taken matters into their own hands. With dual-core gigahertz plus ARM CPUs on current flagship smartphones today, hackers have now successfully created ports allowing users to […]

Untethered iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Jailbreak Arriving As Early As Next Week

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The latest iOS hardware will be joining their previous-generation counterparts with an untethered jailbreak option, which could be delivered as early as next week just when the Consumer Electronics Show is slated to start. The A5-powered iPhone 4S and iPad 2 will be joining the iPhone 4 and iPad 1 when this happens, which will […]

Official HTC Bootloader Unlock Utility Compatible with Droid Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, and Devices Released After September 2011

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HTC has revised its official HTC Bootloader Unlock tool to make it compatible with a number of older devices in addition to any device released after September 2011. In addition to being compatible with the recently released HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, it is also compatible with the 3G-only HTC Droid Incredible […]

Airtight Brings Airplay to Google TV

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A new Google TV app called Airtight will bring Airplay capabilities allowing your Apple phone to stream video to your Google TV set top box. The app, available on Google TV hardware via Android Market, will retail for $0.99. Right now, Airtight is still a bit rough and feels more like a beta than a […]

HTC Super Tool Hack Roots, Unlocks Many HTC Smartphones, Tablets

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A user-created hack called the HTC Super Tool allows HTC phone and tablet users to root and unlock their HTC-made Android handsets easily. The tool works on a variety of HTC devices currently. Though HTC had announced earlier this year that it would be opening up its devices to official unlocking following controversy about locked […]

MOTOACTV Sports Watch Becomes World’s Smallest Honeycomb Tablet

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While Android Honeycomb barely just recently made it to the smaller 7-inch screen form factor thanks to the release of Android 3.2, developers are hard at work on pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a tablet. The latest hack comes by way of Chris Wade, a developer who is successful in porting Google’s tablet OS […]

Sony Ericsson Invites Advanced XPERIA Users to Test Ice Cream Sandwich

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Following Huawei’s move to make available early alpha and beta ROMs of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available on existing, released handsets, Sony Ericsson is doing the same for many of the company’s Android smartphone under the XPERIA brand. Sony Ericsson is making available Ice Cream Sandwich alpha ROMs–which are supposed to be even less […]

The Most Immersive, Visually Stunning iPad App is a Book

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A new interactive book from Moonbot Studios–led by former Pixar designer–is the most stunning, beautifully crafted app released for the iPad to date. Called ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,’ the app is available for $4.99 through Apple’s App Store, and takes users through video clips, sounds, animations, interactive games, and amusement. The […]

Droid Incredible 2′s Bootloader Gets Unlocked by Community

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Rather than wait for HTC to address the locked bootloader situation, owner AlphaRev of the Droid Incredible 2 has found a way to unlock the bootloader on the HTC-made Android smartphone. Having an unlocked bootloader will mean that custom ROMs may soon be possible and become available to owners of the Droid Incredible 2 after the […]

Rewind Makes Capturing the Best Group Photos Easier

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With smartphones possessing more capable and powerful cameras today, users are often using their phones to take pictures in lieu of a stand-alone digital camera. A new camera app developed by Scalado called Rewind aims to help smartphone users make the best use of their phones for group shots. The way Rewind works is that […]

Apple Defends App Developers in Patent Fight Against Lodys

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We had previously reported that a patent company called Lodys has been targeting small third-party iOS app developers who use Apple’s in-app purchase APIs with a patent infringement lawsuit, and now Apple is speaking out on behalf of its developers and is defending its third-party developers. The Cupertino, California maker of the iPhone and iPad […]

Will Apple Protect Its Developers From Legal Problems?

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Small developers who are using Apple’s own in-app purchase APIs in their iOS apps are now being faced with a lawsuit delivered by FedEx from a patent troll. The developers themselves are being sued for patent infringement over in-app purchases for using an API that was made available to them by Apple. While the lawsuit […]

Dozens of NFC Android Phones Coming Later This Year

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Android technical lead for NFC Nick Pelly of Google told developers at the Google I/O conference that “dozens of NFC phones” are coming later this year in 2011. News of Google’s and its partner’s aggressive push behind the near field communications technology confirms earlier rumors that we’ll be seeing between 40-100 million Android smartphones shipping […]

MeeGo-Powered Nokia N9 to Be Called Nokia N950

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According to a film company, which tweeted that it is working on a film promo with Nokia on a MeeGo-powered N950, the oft-rumored Nokia N9 may be launched as the Nokia N950 smartphone this summer. Film company Arguelles tweeted, “This week #Arguelles began filming #Nokia spot in @ArguellesPics. For the new ‘Nokia N950′ touch screen […]

Nokia Rumored to Announce MeeGo Developer Device in June

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A tipster to The Nokia Blog says that Nokia is gearing up to introduce a MeeGo-based device to developers in June, about a few weeks after the MeeGo Conference happening later this month in San Francisco, California. If true, it’s unclear as to why the device will not be released to hopeful MeeGo developers at […]