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Google Now hack enables use on rooted devices with AOSP ROM’s (US English only)

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I have a love affair going on with Google Now. Though the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean as a whole got all the headlines at I/O last week, Google’s new voice search and command feature has easily become my favorite a…

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MultiPicture Live Wallpaper is a great way to spice up your phone

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Attention all chronic themers and phone hackers! You know who you are. You venture the deepest recess of the internet to find that single wallpaper that will make your lockscreen look spiffy. You change wallpa…

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Instagram fixes import and camera crashes, custom camera apps can improve experience [TIPS]

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The Instagram Android app debuted only three days ago and it’s already been updated twice. The latest update is an important one that addresses two of the biggest complaints I brought up in the review: ca…

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How to turn your Windows 7 desktop into an Ice Cream Sandwich treat in ten (not so) simple steps

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Ever since we first laid eyes on Android Ice Cream Sandwich’s look, we fell in love hopeless and completely, which is why we are craving for an Android 4.0 gadget of our own. But what if you could have that simple an…

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Kindle Fire gets Android Market, Nook Tablet gets Amazon Appstore

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The entire reason that Amazon and Barnes & Noble sell their Android tablets for such low prices is because the companies intend to lock buyers into their systems and sell content. But because Android users…

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How to disable ads in the Android notifications menu

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UPDATE: This article was written when only one company was putting ads in the notification area. There are now multiple companies doing so, so use a tool like Lookout Ad Detector to get more information on optin…

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Notification Toggle adds settings switch in Android notification window [App Reviews]

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One of the features that most has me excited about HTC Sense 3.0 is the ability to turn Wi-Fi and other features on or off from the Notification drop-down menu. Of course, I’ve already done this on Samsung T…

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LauncherPro Plus widget skins are beautiful. Here’s how to set them up.

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Launcher Pro Plus recently added the ability to “skin” its widgets. The popular Android homescreen replacement app was already great because it allowed users to customize their dock icons and b…

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Amazon App Store workaround discovered for non-U.S. Android users

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The Amazon App Store has introduced some features that make it better than the Android Market, but only U.S. Android users have so far been able to access them. This doesn’t sit well with many of our Britis…

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How to manage the files on your phone from your PC with your favorite FTP client

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My favorite feature of the custom Android ROM MIUI is its native file manger that can turn your SD card into an FTP server over Wi-Fi with the press of a button. In early 2011, I started using vanilla Gingerbread in…

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Tips: Import Google TV Queue subscriptions with Google Reader

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One of the great features of Google TV is the “Queue” feature that will act as your audio or video podcast subscription tool. Google offers a way to add to the queue by typing in RSS feeds in the GTV sea…

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Tips: Google Goggles may identify wallpapers you want

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I love Android wallpapers, but I hate having to hunt them down. That’s why I browse Android forums in which people show off what they have discovered and ask them where they got a particular background ima…

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How to watch Hulu on Google TV using Xfinity.tv [Video]

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Update: Annnnddd it’s blocked. nevermind ——- People have always managed to get Hulu working on devices that the television startup didn’t intend to be compatible. And Hulu has gen…

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Skype 3G calls now available through hacked Android app

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Regarding the Skype Android app that recently became available, the disappointment of many U.S. users can be expressed by a comment we received from Twitter user doyleJack @androinica Wifi only. What’…

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Voice Plus uses Google Voice based on area code or contact group

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Google Voice recently provided a useful widget that makes it easy to toggle between call modes. A new app eliminates the need to toggle at all; instead it automatically decides whether to use Google Voice based…

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