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HTC Rezound: How to install unofficial TWRP Touch Recovery 2.1

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Have you been waiting for a touch-based ClockworkMod Recovery to land on the HTC Rezound? If you are, then we’ve got great news for you.  The Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP), has released a touch-based recovery for the HTC Rezound. With a custom recovery installed on your Rezound, you’ll be able to flash ROMs and scripts conveniently. There is no need to press those Volume buttons to navigate when you can do so with the tips of your fingers. Aside from the functionality you’ll be enjoying, TWRP also has a cool interface. TWRP was originally developed for the Kindle Fire…

HSPA+ vs LTE: Which one is better?

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We have all marveled at the revolution in mobile communications technology. The 1980′s saw the introduction of the “brick” style wireless mobile phone accessible to a privileged few. Since then, we have seen a lot of shifting trends in designs and capabilities, but an exponential increase in availability and popularity. We now live in a world boasting over 6 billion mobile phone users, with most high-end devices mimicking the capabilities of a computer, featuring dual-core or even quad-core processing capability. I still recall a time when the primary purpose of a mobile phone was voice communication. Now, with smartphones bursting…

Samsung Galaxy S3 – hands on experience!

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Firstly, thanks to the tens of thousands of people who tuned in to the the site and the live blog! It was great to be able to bring you what we were hearing and seeing as it happened. Unfortunately though, we only had enough bandwidth for web browsing, and didn’t have anywhere near the upload capacity needed for images. We do now though, so let me show you them and give you my thoughts! It’s a big boy As you can hopefully see from the image above, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is large, very large. I think it is a…

Compromised websites used to serve drive-by Android malware

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In a new twist in the malware for Android story, the mobile security company Lookout has released details of a new Android malware which automatically starts downloading to the victim’s device when they visit an infected web page. Known as a “drive-by download” the malware app starts to download without the user’s permission and because it claims to be a system update it is likely that unsuspecting users will happily install it. For a website to serve up the NotCompatible malware, as it has been dubbed,  it needs to have been previously compromised by a hacker who adds some HTML to the…

Google Play Store gift cards: not a bad idea

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Everyone remembers iTunes and the success and impact it had on the music market. It marked one of the first times that people had access to an online library full of almost every song out there. The best part was that most songs cost just $.99. Today, we are now faced choice from competitors like Zune, a subscription based network that offers unlimited streaming and downloading for a monthly rate. The choices are numerous: we have Napster, Rhapsody, Slacker, Pandora, and Spotify. Not bad if you are a music hound. Android users have obviously become accustomed to the Google Play…

What drives Apple’s success?

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Today, at a market capitalization of about $560 billion, Apple is the highest valued company in the world. But what are the true reasons behind the sudden rise of Apple? Before we begin, to avoid being overrun by the Apple brigade, let me state this – does Apple make great products? Absolutely. Does Apple make transcendent products that blow everything else out of the water? Absolutely not. Apple’s products are great, but limited in their own ways. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s dive in and have a look at the top eight reasons that drive…

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5: titan superphone deathmatch [rumor roundup]

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It’s not that often that we cover anything related to the iPhone series, but, if you think of it, it is the best selling line of smartphones ever made. Under these circumstances, it does makes sense to compare the rumors that have been circulating about the next iteration of the iPhone series against the rumors regarding the upcoming beast of a device in the Samsung Galaxy S line. According to analyst expectations, these will be the two best selling smartphones of 2012, so why not subject them to a grueling rumor pit-fight? While it does not mean that there aren’t…

Motorola Droid Razr GSM and CDMA: How to bypass your phone’s bootloader

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Unlocking the bootloader on the Motorola Droid Razr might have been impossible before, but now it is literally a dream come true. You read that right; there is a now a way to bypass the bootloader of your device which means that installing full custom ROMs is now possible. Read on to learn how to unlock it. The Motorola Droid Razr is definitely among the most powerful and durable devices that you can find on the market. Its durability is no exaggeration because developers have had a hard time unlocking its locked bootloader. Many have criticized Motorola for this, as…

HTC One X – initial impressions of HTC’s flagship quad core beast

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I’ve just gotten an HTC One X to play around with! After the careful unboxing I charged it up and then turned it on. As so many people have said, it’s set a new standard in smartphones, and I have to agree with that… How does it feel to hold? The slightly curved body is smooth and a joy to hold in hand. If it were thicker it would be rather difficult to interact with since the phone itself is so tall and wide. The photo below has my finger to give you an idea of how remarkably thin this…

Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100: Best performance from your CPU and GPU via ExTweaks app

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If you want to take Android customization to the next level, there’s an app that’s just for you. Dubbed ExTweaks, this app is for adjusting really advanced features in kernels for the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. Of course, it’s not for the faint of heart or, in this case, the unfamiliar with modifying their phones. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you may be doing more damage to your device than improving it. Read on to learn more about ExTweaks. Overview If you’ve dug around the Android community long enough, you’ve no doubt come across the term kernel. A…