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Researchers create prototype Android clickjacking rootkit

by: Gary SimsJuly 4, 2012

Researchers at NC State University have found a weakness in the Android framework (meaning the Android GUI and services, not the underlying Linux kernel) which has allowed them to create a proof-of-concept prototype rootkit that can alter which apps are launched when an icon is tapped. The result is that malware could easily install fake apps which look and feel the same as normal apps but which steal information off the phone.

The example given by Xuxian Jiang, who led the research team, shows how malware could hide the smartphone’s built-in browser and replace it with a browser that looks and acts the same but steals banking information and login credentials as the [...]

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MiHome Launcher: Bringing MIUI looks to your Android without rooting or flashing MIUI ROM

by: Carl ParkerJune 29, 2012

Ever noticed how Android users have these different types of settings on their devices? Some techies are really good with these things since they know how to tinker with the User Interface (UI). Developers have created different ROMs to compliment Android devices, and one of them has made a name for itself for being user-friendly.

MiHome Launcher features a unique style of UI that makes Android users personalize their device with ease and convenience. The thing about this launcher is that once you install this on your device, it’s considered plug and play. You can even see thousands of themes and it can support over 10 screens where you can change [...]

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XP Mod Launcher makes Android look and work like Windows XP

by: LucianJune 22, 2012

What’s this? Windows XP on your Android device?

Well, not quite, it’s XP Mod Launcher. A team of developers called team.fluxion have taken upon themselves the very complex challenge of making Android look exactly like Windows XP. So, in effect, it’s a mod, or a more advanced launcher for your phone or tablet, that replicates the XP experience down to the smallest detail.

Users can go and explore through folders by using the appropriate (Android) apps. You can even copy, cut and paste stuff on it, much like you would in a real XP environment.  Of course, the XP mod for Android mostly concerns the interface, as the back-end stuff is still handled [...]

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Giving your Android device a dose of Windows 8’s Metro UI via Windows 8 GO Launcher Theme

by: Paul NuñalJune 4, 2012

One of the best things that makes the Android OS the prime choice of many users is its flexibility in adapting to the latest trends in technology.  The ability to run custom homescreen launchers is a plus factor because it can transform any Android device into something different that rival OSes can’t catch up with.

You have probably heard of the popular GO Launcher EX and Launcher Pro homescreen launchers that offer blazingly fast performance in navigating in and out of your homescreen. This time around app developer Seize Ent has upped the ante of the popular homescreen launcher by adding a little twist in bringing the elusive Metro UI launcher to Android [...]

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HTC One X: How to make HTC Sense 4.0 launcher run smoothly and with no lag

by: Ken EastMay 24, 2012

If you’ve got an HTC One X, you may have noticed a bit of lag when navigating around the user interface. Don’t worry, you are not the only one who’s been experiencing this problem. HTC Sense 4.0, the latest version of the Sense UI, has an issue when you scroll through the pages on the home screen. It lags or stutters, which annoys most users.

The HTC One X is one of the most amazing Android devices if you consider power and stylish design. Its attractive, smooth edges make the device look very classy and slick, not to mention that it’s in possession of a great looking touchscreen display. The device has several features to brag about, such as [...]

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Nova Launcher 1.1: Customization and speed at their finest

by: Ken EastMay 7, 2012

If you’ve been around the Android development community for some time, chances are you’ve found the advantages of a custom launcher. There are a number to choose from but only a few really stand out to be long-time favorites. If you want to try a launcher that promises both great performance and high-level customization, then you’ll want to try Nova Launcher.

Nova Launcher is a performance-driven custom launcher for Android and it is highly customizable, offering several customization options. Nova Launcher isn’t missing out on the aesthetics either. It features a very slick and sophisticated interface that may be on par with Ice Cream [...]

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Mobo Launcher: Split-screen homescreen launcher for Android

by: Carl ParkerApril 27, 2012

After a while, things can get boring. With variety being the spice of life, switching things up can be fun and refreshing, but just how far can you push the envelope of variety?

To make your Android device really your own, Mobo Launcher presents Android users with a variety of options for customization. Developed by Moborobo, Inc., the Mobo Launcher is a powerful new Android launcher that’s not just packed with themes but gives users easy access to their favorite apps and widgets.

One of Mobo Launcher’s defining features is its default split-screen interface that’s both easy to use and easy to customize. At the top, there’s the [...]

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Installing MOTOBLUR Ice Cream Sandwich home launcher on any phone

by: Ken EastApril 23, 2012

If you’re looking to replace your custom launcher with something better, your search is over. MOTOBLUR is a custom launcher that you might want to try out. Bloatware-free and Ice Cream Sandwich ready, don’t let that name fool you. It can be installed on more than just Motorola devices; in fact, it can be installed on any Android Phone. Read to to know how to install MOTOBLUR on your device.

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Though there is no dearth of custom launchers for your Android device, most custom launchers aren’t worth your time. Some of them are loaded with bloatware that ends up being useless to you and your device, eating up precious space, and giving you terrible [...]

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Apex Launcher Pro (Beta) review – leader in home replacement apps [video]

by: ClaytonApril 19, 2012

Many of you out there packing the latest and freshest version of Android, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, are aware that there are quite a few home launchers available to replace your aging stock launcher. Everything from ported Carrier UI launchers to custom themed versions of the Nova and Apex launchers have made their way onto the home screens of eager Android enthusiasts. It is often difficult sorting through all the options. With so many different features belonging to every launcher, it can take an eternity to finally decide upon a good home replacement launcher.

So, which one is the best?

For those of you who don’t wish to dabble into the world of custom [...]

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Quick review – Lightning Launcher

by: SamApril 10, 2012

Many older devices are a bit limited when it comes to RAM. RAM (Random Access Memory) is where your applications store parts of their program and data during operation. One of the biggest RAM-hogs on stock phones are the customised Home Screens, such as HTC Sense.

If you were to swap out to a homescreen that takes up a fraction of the memory the bloaters do, it would load faster, operate smoothly, and leave far more memory available for other multi-task applications to make good use of.

Without further ado lines, I bring you Lightning Launcher, a homescreen launcher which has one objective – be tiny. The developer even makes the configuration window [...]

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