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S-OFF for HTC One M8 paves way for further hackery

S-OFF exploit for M8 released by Firewater team, Google Play edition conversion now possible for GSM handsets

Good news for those wanting greater freedom to hack and tinker with the HTC One M8, as the Firewater dev team has released its method for gaining S-OFF (“security off”) on the device. The method is relatively straightforward if you’re handy with a command line — first your device will need to be rooted, then disable any lockscreen security,  [Read More…]

North Korean Arirang AS1201 and Chinese Uniscope U1202 turn out to be twin phones from different zones!

While North Korea originally trumpeted the indigenous technology of their Arirang AS1201 Android phone, turns out it’s actually the spitting image of China’s Uniscope U1201.

    

Flappy Bird parody game “Flappy Jeremy” mashes Ron Jeremy and Miley Cyrus

Flappy Jeremy

You know that recurring dream you have of Ron Jeremy replacing Miley Cyrus in the “Wrecking Ball” video? Well Flappy Jeremy has just made your dream come true. Inspired by the once removed but coming back again (possibly?) Flappy Bird, Flappy Jeremy seeks to fill the emptiness left by the disappearance of the original title.

As the title suggests this game is a clever and creative  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet gets root, ClockworkMod recovery

Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet is an insanely thin piece of hardware that not only runs Android 4.4 KitKat but that’s now also primed and ready for ClockworkMod-based Recovery and Root. Before you get too excited, you’ll need an unlocked bootloader, so you’re presently restricted to the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the Xperia Z2 tablet. If that’s not a dealbreaker then hit the source link for instructions and let me know how it works for you!

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U.K. carrier EE raising prices slightly on May 28

The U.K’s EE network is set to increase prices by 2.7% — yes, two-point-seven-percent — on May 28, 2014. EE’s new terms and conditions allow them to raise prices by the RPI (retail price index — i.e. the rate of inflation) once a year with 30 days notice.

    

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EasyAcc leather flip case for Nexus 5 review

Easyacc nexus 5

Flip cases serve a decent purpose in the smartphone world, offering more functionality than protection. They certainly aren’t for users that have a habit of dropping their devices often. But if you’re looking for a durable, well-built flip case for your Nexus 5, look no further.

We’ve used this case for two weeks, and we have a pretty good grip as to whether  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV game controller on backorder, now expected to ship in late April

The game controller for the Amazon Fire TV is now on backorder. New orders are now expected to ship on April 24.

    

The Masters Tournament Android app ready to tee off golf season

The Masters golf tournament starts this week in Augusta, Georgia, and the official Android app has been revamped so you can keep an eye on the action. The player section now has visual player stats and media, the tee times section now includes player photography, a liveblog feed has been added to their U.S.-only live video section, and a full tournament schedule has been added to the app.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Department of Redundancy Department

Wherein our editor resigns himself to needing too many HDMI inputs to cover his streaming bases

I don’t want that much, really. Just to be able to stream All The Things to my living room receiver. Google content. Amazon content. Netflix. YouTube. Satellite radio, perhaps.

I’m not cutting the cable cord. Life without quick and proper DVR access is not something I want to consider, given the current capacity for patience (or lack thereof) displayed by  [Read More…]

Koush shows AllCast mirroring to Amazon Fire TV

Apple TV, Fire TV and Chromecast. Three solid solutions for adding more functionality to the television. But what about the times when you’re sat in front of the big screen and wish to mirror what’s displayed on the phone to the TV itself? While all three products can achieve this, Koushik Dutta took a quick look at testing each offering to figure out which came out on top.

The new winner? According to Koush, it’s Fire TV.

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