Developer Ports Ice Cream Sandwich Onto Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

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Though the Kindle Fire was launched with its own proprietary user interface on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, that’s not stopping the developer community from finding alternative use and expand the tablet’s appeal beyond Amazon’s ecosystem. One developer,  G1011999, was able to port Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onto Amazon’s debut tablet and took video of […]

Android 4.0 Unofficially Arrives for Nexus S

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If you can’t wait for the official roll out of Android 4.0 for the Nexus S, which will likely take place a short time after the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrives next month, you’re in luck. The good folks over at XDA-forums have managed to port Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nexus S and it’s currently […]

Motorola Droid 3 Gets Rooted, Brings Hope for the Droid Bionic

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The Motorola Droid 3 has reportedly been rooted by XDA member djrbliss aka Dan Rosenberg and while this is huge news for Droid 3 owners, it also could be amazing news for those of you thinking about buying the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic. If Rosenberg has indeed figured this out, and it looks like he […]

Netflix Support Arrives for Rooted Asus Eee Pad Transformers

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Own an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Honeycomb tablet? A rooted one? Want to enjoy Netflix on it? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions, you have come to the right place because there is now a way to get Netflix up and running on your rooted Eee Pad Transformer this very minute. XDA-Developers […]

How to Hide the Black Google Bar or Change it Back to White

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If you’re not a fan of the new black Google toolbar that is a component of Google+ you can use one of these simple hacks to turn the Google bar back to white or to hide it altogether. These tweaks will also return the sidebar to a standard white and blue color scheme. For more on why this […]

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 […]

Leaked Skype App Has Vulnerabilities That Exposes Personal Information

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The leaked 4G-enabled Skype app for the HTC Thunderbolt that brought video calling contains some serious vulnerabilities that exposes the user’s personal information to other apps that take advantage of this vulnerability. The exploit was first discovered and unveiled on Android Police where the site had created an app to demonstrate how this vulnerability could […]

Why I Chose the HTC Thunderbolt Over the Rest of Verizon’s Lineup

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The HTC Thunderbolt is Verizon’s flagship 4G LTE Android smartphone and has been one of the most anticipated devices to arrive on the Verizon network, even doing battle with the iPhone. While there are upcoming devices with faster processors and higher resolution screens, I chose the Thunderbolt as my next smartphone, for at least the […]

Xoom Gives Android the Boot and Boots Into Ubuntu

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Since hackers have tinkered to unlock and root the Motorola 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, developers who are looking for a bit more raw Linux power on their Motorola Xoom devices have devised a way to load the slate with the Ubuntu operating system. The way to get Ubuntu working is similar to running a virtual machine […]

VoiceActivator Expands Voice Control on iPhone, Requires Jailbreak

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A new hack will now enable expanded voice control through Apple’s iOS iPhone Voice Control feature, which will give users better system-wide access of the iPhone through spoken commands. The hack, called VoiceActivator, will augment Voice Control’s capabilities, but does require jailbreaking and is available in the jailbreak app store called Cydia. Voice Control was […]

Who Needs a White iPhone When You Can Get a Transparent, Clear One?

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A hardware mod with front and rear face plates convert an iPhone 4–currently only offered in black–to a clear, transparent one where you can see through the case and glimpse the internal working components of your Apple smartphone. Unfortunately, not much of the chips or circuitry can be seen though as the iPhone’s innards wasn’t […]

ChevronWP7 Jailbreaking Tool Removed for Official Homebrew Solution

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Hackers and developers of the ChevronWP7, a Windows Phone 7 jailbreaking utility, had removed the tool and the solution is no longer available for public download. According to the developers behind ChevronWP7, the move was made since Microsoft had reached out to them to create an official solution to load homebrew apps. By removing the […]

Ubuntu Hacked to Run on Samsung Galaxy Tab

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If the Linux-based Android operating system that ships with your Galaxy Tab isn’t powerful enough for you, then you may want to check out a hack that brings the Ubuntu operating system to run on the Tab. The operating system works, but Ubuntu was not designed nor optimized for finger input, so it still may […]

GBM Poll: How Often Do You Change Your Password?

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The other day I dropped a computer off at the local repair shop because it was under warranty.  After verbally asking for my contact information and email address, the attending technician asked, “What’s the password on this machine?”  I answered audibly, without considering who was around me.  There were at least two other people within […]