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Titanium Backup Updated To Version 5.8 With Web Server Backup Up/Download, Support For USB MTP, And More

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Titanium Backup, perhaps the most popular and powerful root backup solution available, got an update to version 5.8 today, an update that brought with it fixes, added support, and new features.

Probably the most significant new feature is the addition of web server backup uploading and downloading (for Pro users). If that sounded like a sentence written in Greek, we’ll try to expound – what this means is that your device can now start a web server right from the Titanium Backup interface. You can then download and upload backups on your PC by accessing the server (in a method similar to AirDroid).

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[CES 2013] NVIDIA Announces Tegra 4-Powered "Project Shield" Handheld Gaming Console Running Pure Android

Nvidia_logo.svgAfter about 45 minutes of casual sexism and awkward pauses, NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang dropped the bomb. Project Shield is a handheld gaming console running pure, unmodified Android. At its core is the newly announce Tegra 4 ARM chip, but that’s not all.

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The device looks like a standard wireless controller with a flip-up screen. Around the back are I/O ports, and there’s no proprietary nonsense here. HDMI, USB, microSD, and an audio jack. This isn’t just a render, either –  the device was shown off on stage. Jen-Hsun Huang used Project Shield to push a 4K video over HDMI to a 4K TV as well.

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Falcon Pro Updated To Version 1.5 With Light Theme, Multi-Window Support For Galaxy Devices, Various Enhancements

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Falcon Pro, the beautiful Twitter client born of Joaquim Verges’ Falcon Widget, got an update today, bringing the app to version 1.5. Besides the usual bug fixes, this update brings several big enhancements, not the least of which being a completely new, completely appealing “light theme,” which will switch your Twitter experience to a pleasing holo light look.

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Besides that, the update brings multi-window support for capable Samsung Galaxy devices, and a new retweet interface with “retweet,” “quote,” and “via” options. Also making the list is a faster, “more stable” image upload, an enhanced double-tap action, and plenty of other fixes.

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[Deal Alert] Nexus 7 32GB On eBay Daily Deals Once Again: $228 With Free Shipping

n7smallThe folks at eBay must love the Nexus 7 as much as we do, because it’s been on their Daily Deals page several times now. Today you get another chance to pick up the larger 32GB model of everyone’s favorite 7-inch tablet: the Daily Deal is selling it for $228, with free shipping. That’s $22 off the retail price, and considerably more if you live in a US state where eBay doesn’t have to charge taxes. You’ll have to place the tablet in your cart before seeing the reduced price.

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Free shipping is a nice bonus, though you can use those savings for overnight  service if you just can’t wait.

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Sphero Drive App Updated, Adds Beta Support For ‘Multi-Ball’ Mode

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If you have a Sphero – the Bluetooth-controlled robot ball – then you know just how much fun they can be. If you happen to have more than one Sphero, you’re in for a real treat, as you can now operate multiple Spheros from a single device, thanks to a new feature in the app called Multi-Ball.

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It’s worth noting that Multi-Ball is still in its experimental stages for the time being, so it may not work properly 100% of the time.

To use the feature, all you need to do is select each ball individually from the connection screen, hit done, and…

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ASUS PadFone 2 Updated To Build 10.4.9.6, Full ROM Download Available For WWE And RU Devices

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ASUS has just uploaded the full ROM of build 10.4.9.6 for the Turducken PadFone 2, which brings a whole slew of improvements and enhancements to the device:

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1. Added 7-day weather forecast
2. Added revolving desktop wallpapers and pinch-to-preview feature for all desktop wallpapers in one screen of Pad
3. Added multiple line translation feature in the default browser
4. Enhanced system stability
5. Improved video playback quality
6. Added full screen playback of YouTube videos on Pad
7. Improved HDR photo quality
8. Improved camera focus, video recording, and preview functions
9. Improved phonetic typing speed
10. Improved Bejeweled game’s audio playback
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Grand Theft Auto III Updated To Version 1.3 With Expanded Compatibility, Improved Xperia Play Controls, And More

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Grand Theft Auto III, the car-stealing, open world game that came to Android in celebration of the series beginning ten long years ago, got a nice update today, bumping it to version 1.3. Besides the usual bug fixes, the GTA update expands the game’s compatibility to ASUS’ Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the Medion Lifetab, while also adding support for Gamestop’s wireless game controller, and enhanced controls for other gamepads and Sony’s Xperia Play.

If that’s not enough, users can now install the game to an SD card, enable haptic feedback, and adjust video display settings for better performance. Here’s a full look at the version 1.3 change log.

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Vodafone UK To Begin Offering ‘Nearly New’ Smartphones To Pay-As-You-Go Customers

vodafonetinyIt’s easy for the tech world to forget that not everyone is looking to buy a new $200 phone on contract every six months. Vodafone UK hasn’t forgotten, though. The British carrier is launching a new service to help put top-tier smartphones in the hands of pay-as-you-go customers by selling them lightly used hardware. More specifically, phones exchanged within the carrier’s 7-day return window.

If you’re buying a phone without a contract, the up-front cost would be slightly cheaper, as one would expect from a used device. For those concerned, stores do check to ensure the mobiles still work, wipe any data or settings, and package them up with any requisite accessories.

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T-Mobile Stores To Carry Nexus 4 In All Retail Locations Starting Some Time In January

nexus4parrotthumbIt certainly seems like Google and LG have been ramping up production of the Nexus 4 after the initial launch left countless customers without a phone. While it’s still unclear if they’ve made enough to meet worldwide demand, there will at least be one group that will finally have complete representation: T-Mobile stores! Back in November, the company picked up Google’s latest flagship handset online and in ‘select stores.’ As of some undisclosed time this month, however, all retail locations will carry the Nexus 4.

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It doesn’t look like anything related to device subsidies or contract requirements are going to change, despite a brief scare in December when the on-contract price shot up to $400.

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Une Bobine Review: /Facepalm

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We’ve looked at a wide variety of accessories over the past couple of years: cases, cradles, headphones, speakers, etc., but I’m not quite sure we’ve ever seen a product like Une Bobine. In a nutshell, it’s a microUSB cable. But it’s not your average USB cable – it’s an adjustable, bendable, flexible USB cable that can be used to hold your phone – a dock and cable in one, if you will.

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Now, the first question you may be asking yourself is: why would I want this? To answer that honestly, I really have no idea. I’ve had this thing for several weeks now, and I really can’t find a good use for it.

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Nova Launcher Updated, Adds A Slew Of New Features

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The widely known Nova Launch has just been upgraded to version 2.0 and adds a slew of new features and bug fixes. A whole lot hasn’t been added to the paid “Prime” version of the launcher, as the free version has the spotlight this time around, albeit there were a few fixes. The free version has gotten improvements like custom wallpaper cropping, increased desktop grid size and a scrolling app drawer option. A fix was also released for the U.S. Galaxy S II to force wallpaper scrolling. In addition to that, a setting was added that will force the phone to keep the Nova Launcher locked in memory. Overall good new for free users, I’d say.

Those who are used the paid or “Prime” version of Nova Launcher are now able to set their very own custom icon sizes. In addition to that, swipe actions can now be used on any home screen, as opposed to being limited to the primary one.

If you’re wanting to give these new features a test run, be sure to hit the Google Play Store link below!

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Nova Launcher Updated to 2.0 – Custom Icon Sizes, Larger Grid Options, and More

Happy 2013 to all of you! To kick it off, Nova Launcher received a nice update in Google Play, which will greatly benefit Prime users. For starters, users can now select custom icon sizes, apply swipe actions to any desktop icon, infinite scroll in the app drawer, as well as lower memory usage which will [...]

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Facedroid Finally Comes To Phones With Update To Version 2.52, Goes On Sale For $0.99

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Facedroid is an app that ambitiously set out to give users a more powerful, functional Facebook experience. Until now, though, it was only available for Android tablets.

In a substantial update to version 2.52 today, that changed – the new update finally brings Facedroid to your phone. The phone interface, as you may expect, looks to bring the same functionality users have come to know and love from the tablet version. That being said, it should be noted that the phone interface is in beta, so users can expect that not everything works perfectly yet (for example, the widget pictured below doesn’t seem to be available yet, and photo album names can be misaligned).

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[Editorial] Play Store Wishlist: How We’d Like To See Google Improve Its Content Storefront In 2013

google-play-logoHey guys, have you heard that 2012 is almost over? Yep! The new millennium is about to be a teenager. It’s exciting. (No, the year 2000 is not included, you mathematically remedial cur.) The past twelve months have been fantastic and we’ll be hearing more about that later, but one of the things we felt the need to talk a bit more in-depth about is the Play Store. You know the one.

The last year has been hugely transformative for the Play Store. Most notably, it’s now called the Play Store! Play Store Play Store Play Store. Let it sink in real deep, because you’re gonna be stuck with it for a while, much to David’s dismay.

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Falcon Pro Updated – YouTube Integration, Double Taps, and Spam Reporting

The Falcon team released a major update to their app today, which brings a large list of new features and improvements. Included in the update is YouTube api integration, the option to enable a double tap on tweets, a logout button (that’s handy), added slider for refresh rates, and a whole lot more. Get a [...]

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Fring for Android Updated – UI Improvements, Storyline, and More

This morning, the developers of Fring pushed out a decently sized update to their Android app. For those new to the name, Fring allows users to video chat with others, much like Google+ and Skype. Fring is popular for its ability to allow group video calls, as well as texting, chat, and more.  Inside the update you will [...]

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Contest: Celebrate the New Year by Winning a $25 Google Play Gift Card (Updated: Winner Picked)

The final full week of 2012 is coming to a close, the tech world has officially shut down, and I know that many of you are planning your last couple of nights of sinful bliss before you entertain life changes as we head into 2013. To celebrate this last weekend of the year, let’s reward [...]

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First CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Come To Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi, T-Mobile, Verizon), And 10.1v

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If you’re still toting Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, good news – CyanogenMod let loose a flurry of new nightlies for the device today, all carrying the CM 10.1 moniker, meaning owners of Samsung’s ten-inch Tab from 2011 can enjoy a stock Android 4.2 experience with some key improvements. Among those receiving the new nightlies are the Wi-Fi only Tab (p4wifi), Verizon and T-Mobile connected variants (p4vzw and tmo), the p4, and even the p3, which is the Galaxy Tab 10.1v.

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If you’ve been waiting to get a taste of Android 4.2 with CyanogenMod enhancements on your Tab 10.1, just hit the appropriate link below and grab the nightly.

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Verizon’s NFL Mobile App Gets Slightly Less Terrible With Free Tablet Streaming For Verizon FiOS Subscribers

unnamed (1)We’ve lamented the various restrictions on NFL Mobile’s streaming audio and video before: the fact that it costs extra even for games on public broadcast, the fact that you can’t use it with HDMI output, and most of all, the fact that it’s only available on Verizon. Today the app gets a little less restrictive, at least assuming that you use Verizon FiOS for your home Internet connection. The latest update indicates that FiOS subscribers will be able to access NFL Mobile live streaming on their tablets for free. I guess they figured that they’ve got enough of your money.

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The update text reads as follows: “Now Verizon FiOS customers can enjoy Live video on Android Tablets.” We don’t have a connection to test, but we suppose that means that WiFi tablets are fair game for streaming, so long as you have a FiOS account.

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Llama Updated With Jelly Bean Support, Holo Inspired UI, Event Sharing, And More [Update: Llama Temporarily Pulled From The Play Store]

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Update: It looks like KebabApps has pulled Llama from the Play Store while the developer sorts out “a pain-in-the-butt problem involving silent mode,” in which the app can – for some users – switch what should be silent mode to vibrate mode. KebabApps, in a blog post, provides more information on the issue, along with a (hopefully) fixed download, which users are encouraged to test, and which will be uploaded to the Play Store “tomorrow morning.”

Llama, an extremely popular location-based profiling app, was issued an “über üpdate” today, bringing a handful of big changes from a new UI to bug fixes.

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Apktool Updated To 1.5.1, Brings Android 4.2 Support, The Latest Smali/Baksmali, & Bugfixes

encroid_resigninApktool is a Windows/Mac/Linux utility for reverse engineering Android apps. It allows you to decode an app, change something, rebuild it, and pray it still runs. You’re going to need something like this if you’re into theming apps, hacking a feature onto someone else’s app, finding security holes, or just want to hunt for info.

Apktool has been freshly updated to version 1.5.1, with the new headline feature being “Android 4.2 support.” Here’s the full changelog.

  • Android 4.2 support
  • Added -a / -aapt command on rebuild to specify location of aapt
  • Updated unit tests for 4.2 support
  • Closed file-handler when writing frameworks to file system.

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[Deal Alert] Grace Digital’s ECO X Terra Waterproof Boombox On Amazon For $50 (That’s $100 Off)

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If you’ve been searching for a way to safely play your Android phone’s music library in the rain or at the beach, Amazon’s got a deal for you. Grace Digital’s ECO X Terra (orange only) is available for just $50 shipped, which is a notable $100 discount over its original price.

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If you’re wondering how the ECO X Terra works, it’s simple – just cram your Android-powered phone (or “any mp3 player”) into the center compartment, and enjoy your tunes. Grace Digital boasts, by the way, that the boombox’s center compartment can accommodate the “largest Android phone” with a case, as well as keys, credit cards, and other sundries.

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[New App] Sing! Karaoke From Smule, The Maker Of Audiorap And Songify, Puts Your Voice To The Test

unnamedOkay, get those pipes warmed up for the show. Sing! Karaoke has just dropped in Google Play and it’s free to try. Don’t worry if your friends and family flee from the room when you get up to sing – you can share your performance later via Facebook, Google+, Twitter, email, and SMS.

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Sing! Karaoke includes all the songs the kids are into these days, but not all of them are available to sing for free. You can earn in-app currency by completing offers, or just pay for a subscription and get all the tunes. Once you choose a song, the app will scroll the lyrics and display pitch lines to help you (maybe) sound less terrible.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Come To The Samsung Vibrant

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Own a Samsung Vibrant? Or, probably more correctly, recently pawned off a Samsung Vibrant to a relative and / or child, and want to make them hate it less? Good news! CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies (based on Android 4.2 AOSP) are officially out for the Vibrant now, and you can get them at the CM website.

Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

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ROM Manager Gets Updated To Include Ability To Download Zip Backups To Your Computer

 

As the process of flashing custom ROMs to your devices becomes an easier process, it’s only natural that we see tools to make the whole management process easier and the latest ROM Manager update strives to do just that. The latest ROM Manager update brings not only some welcome bug fixes, but it also includes the ability to download Backups to your PC using the new ROM Manager Backup Download Server feature. What this means is that users will be able to backup various files into a flashable zip file that you can then flash back to most device from a ClockworkMod recovery. Pretty neat huh?

The latest update is available in the Play Store, so head on down there now and give the latest update the ol’ college try.

 

 

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ROM Manager Gets Updated To Include Ability To Download Zip Backups To Your Computer

 

As the process of flashing custom ROMs to your devices becomes an easier process, it’s only natural that we see tools to make the whole management process easier and the latest ROM Manager update strives to do just that. The latest ROM Manager update brings not only some welcome bug fixes, but it also includes the ability to download Backups to your PC using the new ROM Manager Backup Download Server feature. What this means is that users will be able to backup various files into a flashable zip file that you can then flash back to most device from a ClockworkMod recovery. Pretty neat huh?

The latest update is available in the Play Store, so head on down there now and give the latest update the ol’ college try.

 

 

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Original DROID RAZR Receiving Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Build 98.72.8 (Updated)

According to a number of readers with the original RAZR and RAZR MAXX, a massive update weighing in at 331MB and build number 98.72.8 is pushing out. There are no signs of an official update going out from any of the regular spots, so we aren’t sure if this is Jelly Bean, and someone at [...]

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US Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy SIII To Receive Update To 4.1 Jelly Bean Starting Friday, December 21 [Updated]

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Update: Right on time, it looks like US Cellular’s 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy SIII is available to users, and their software page has been updated to reflect the SIII’s new firmware (which, for those curious, carries base band version R53OUVXALK5).

Samsung Updates also has the SIII’s latest firmware available for download here. For instructions on updating your SIII, just hit the US Cellular link at the bottom of this post.

Original Story: If you’re a US Cellular customer toting around a Galaxy SIII, you can expect to get your hands on Samsung’s TouchWiz-coated Jelly Bean update for the device starting this Friday, December 21.

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Springpad Update Brings ‘Board’ Support For Tablets, Several Tweaks And Bug Fixes

springpadtinyI have a confession to make. I don’t care for Evernote. ‘Hang him from a gibbet!’ I know, but I just prefer Springpad. Which is why I was excited today to see that the newest update brings tablet support for one of the coolest features: Springpad Board. This view allows users to look at all the elements of their notebook—be they text, photos, maps, to-do lists or whatever—as though they are sitting on a table. You can slide and move them around as you will. It’s a lovely interface.

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The new feature works on any Android tablet, though as you’d expect it’s a little cramped on devices like the Nexus 7.

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