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ClockworkMod recovery is currently the most popular and extensive custom recovery tool for Android devices. The default Android recovery that comes with most Android devices is a bit basic in functionality and doesn’t offer many features that ClockworkMod serves a user with. Advanced backup and restore tools, USB mounting, SD [...]Read More »
What is ClockworkMod recovery?
When it comes to recovery for Android, ClockworkMod has been and still is the most famous and extensive custom recovery tool for Android devices. ClockworkMod, which is often abbreviated as CWM, is developed by Koushik Dutta, more popularly known as Koush. (Yes, he is the same [...]Read More »
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published details on the market share of different producers in the smartphone market. Android has broke all records as the second quarter of 2012 ended with Android smartphone sales claiming more than 50% of total smartphone sales.
The statistics, which was compiled by analyzing smartphone sales [...]Read More »
Amazon Kindle (Android) smartphone will have a 4 to 5 inches screen, according to The Wall Street Journal
We had earlier posted about the possibility of an Amazon smartphone when reports came out that Amazon has been trying to strike deals with some wireless device manufacturers to acquire the rights to wireless patents. However, we at that time we weren’t sure whether a Kindle smartphone was really brewing [...]Read More »
After Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this year, CEO Steve Ballmer, in an exclusive interview to CRN, said that Microsoft is looking forward to make life hard for Apple with the release of its Microsoft Surface tablets that are expected to hit the markets by late October.
Ballmer [...]Read More »
Putting a stop to the patient wait of Android users, Google has now announced that Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has officially started rolling out for Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ users.
With some new and interesting features and add-ons, Jelly Bean had mostly received positive reviews from reviewers at the Google I/O [...]Read More »
In a move which most of the critics of rapid update cycle call to be one of those rare moments when major changes that really affect users get incorporated in an upgrade, Google Chrome has added native support for communication services such as webcam and microphone in its latest version [...]Read More »
Microsoft has revealed that it will be releasing the much awaited and anticipated Windows 8 operating system, along with the first Surface tablet(s) that Microsoft manufactures, by the end of October 2012. It isn’t immediately clear if October will see a global release of the products or if they will [...]Read More »
RapidShare unveils RapidDrive, a cloud storage service expected to rival Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, etc.
Hoping to make a stand in the cloud storage arena, RapidShare has stepped in with RapidDrive, a cloud storage service that will act as an active competitor for established services such as Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, etc.
Technically speaking RapidDrive isn’t a cloud storage service in of itself. The cloud [...]Read More »
Torrent downloads and BitTorrent have been an the essential part Internet community. Several organizations rely on the services provided by BitTorrent to share downloads with other users by making use of the peer-to-peer protocol. As with any other service, or rather more than its fair share, BitTorrent also has a [...]Read More »
A Mozilla Firefox developer, Jono DiCarlo, has finally found the need to express his feelings as he posted a lengthy and well-written post which has triggered some quite interesting debates and discussions.
DiCarlo, in his blog post, points out that Firefox got it all wrong by trying to mimic the [...]Read More »
The European Union Court of Justice has upheld the right of users to resell software irrespective of their license restrictions. The court made its decision in a ruling against Oracle’s argument that the court should allow it to make provisions in the End User License Agreement (EULA) to disallow the [...]Read More »
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has made a Facebook post mentioning that the Netflix subcribers watched a total of more than about 1 billion hours of video during June 2012, making it a first time in the history for Netflix:
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Congrats to Ted Sarandos, and his amazing content licensing team. Netflix
Thousands of Internet users are expected to face an Internet blackout from July 9, 2012 (this coming Monday). Whom will be affected, you ask? The users who’s machines are infected by the DNSChanger malware.
DNSChanger is a piece of malware developed by six Estonian cybercriminals. Over the past five years [...]Read More »
After the success of the Kindle Fire, it has just been reported that Amazon is planning to set its foot into the smartphone manufacturing arena. Bloomberg notes that the news comes from ‘trusted sources’, who have been engaged with Amazon’s activities related to the planning of an Android smartphone, presumably [...]Read More »
Have you ever wished you had an extra hand so that you could do those multi-touch operations on your smartphone or tablet (i.e. use two hands) while you had your other hand busy, carrying baggage or those odd stuffs? Have you ever spilled coffee on your phone or dropped your [...]Read More »
Recently, a US court had ruled out Apple’s request to bring an emergency ban on the import of HTC devices in the country, which Apple claimed to have violated a number of Apple’s patents. At the same time, Apple had filed lawsuits against HTC in UK and Germany (the German [...]Read More »
We had earlier reported Google Nexus Q is made in USA. The details of Nexus Q were revealed at the Google I/O 2012 developers conference last week, courtesy of a “Designed and Manufactured in USA” tag at the bottom of the device. Obviously Google’s move to manufacture Nexus Q in [...]Read More »
It is customary for companies to provide consumers with free one year warranties on electronic gadgets. Italian law dictates companies must provide consumers with free two year warranties on products. Apple seems to not want to comply with Italian law. Apple has previously been fined by the Italian AGCM competition [...]Read More »
In today’s Facebook world, tagging faces/people in photos is nothing extraordinary. But what about videos? That, is seems, is Google’s territory. Google has recently acquired a patent for identifying persons in video content, a patent that can potentially give the search giant an ace in the hole in the arena [...]Read More »
Google Now is a fresh feature added in Android 4.1 platform (Jelly Bean), first put to display in the Google I/O 2012 developers conference. An obvious Siri challenger, some were skeptical of how well Google Now would perform while others were confident in Google’s ability to pound out a useful [...]Read More »
Apple is a name that has been in the headlines for quite some time now, with Apple seemingly trying to sue all the possible Android manufacturers. “Apple vs HTC” had recently seen a US court blocking HTC from using the patents assigned to it by Google.
The latest development in [...]Read More »
Acting on the lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung accusing the latter to have violated Apple’s intellectual property, last week a US court judge, Lucy Koh, had granted an injunction, banning the sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US.
Samsung, of course, filed an appeal against this ban. The [...]Read More »
Android Developers Dashboard has been updated with the usage details of different Android platforms by users. Primarily prepared to be a reference for developers to help decide on their future programming plans, the newly published chart show that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is currently the most used Android platform.
Gingerbread tops [...]Read More »
We have been witnessing a number of lawsuits being filed by Apple all over the globe against its competitors; an action which has been getting bad comments from all over, with even a section of the lawyers blaming the system and other lawyers for providing patents for silly things and [...]Read More »
If you have been following Mozilla or Firefox closely, you might have already been familiar to the “Boot to Gecko” project by Mozilla. Mozilla has been working on a mobile operating system that is intended to be synonymous to complete freedom. As a result, Mozilla is now in the final [...]Read More »
With Windows 8 on the horizon, Windows 7 has become the most used operating system in the world, recently surpassing the 50% mark in June 2012.
According to StatCounter, Windows 7 had overtaken Windows XP back in the mid-September 2011 to become the most used operating system. However at that [...]Read More »
VLC media player, one of the most loved media players that has been around for sometime as many desktop users’ default video player application, has now been officially ported to Android. VLC had earlier been ported to Android by some unofficial sources and while those ports get get quite a [...]Read More »
Gmail had already introduced the ability to use different themes for inboxes back in 2008. In an official blog post by Greg Bullock, a Software Engineer at Google, said that Gmail is now rolling out more customisability to the Gmail interface.
Gmail users will now have the ability to select [...]Read More »
Google Analytics has been and still is one of the best tools for advertisers, developers, as well as webmasters for analysing user activity to provide better content and services to users; and to generate statistical data for products and services.
As many Android developers have been requesting, Google has now [...]Read More »
It was once again proved that no online service can be relied on 100%, regardless of how big that service may be. Amazon’s cloud services, which are a major competitor in cloud computing, were hit by severe storms (natural) which resulted in a number of popular online services going offline [...]Read More »