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How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

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Hangouts 1.3 Will Reportedly Add SMS, Giving Android Its Own iMessage Equivalent

Google is said to be prepping an update to its Hangouts instant messaging/video chat Android app that would allow it to integrate with SMS, making it possible to get all text and MMS messages right in the same inbox. That would fulfill a promise made a long time ago, near when Hangouts was first …

WhatsApp Web site hijacked, shows pro-Palestinian message

The Web site of WhatsApp, a widely used messaging app, was hijacked Tuesday.<p>The site showed a pro-Palestinian message at 2:40 a.m. PT Tuesday and was given the title "You Got Pwned." A group called KDMS Team claimed credit for the attack.<p>"Our Web site was hijacked for a small period of time, during …

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Fights erupt at Apple iPhone launch in California

At least two arrests were made in Pasadena when a ploy to get homeless people to queue up for the new iPhones went spectacularly wrong.<p>An overnight campout for the new iPhone became chaotic when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store in California, and a man's plan to hire …

Getting Ready for iOS 7: How to backup your device and set up iOS 7

Apple has announced that iOS 7 will be available tomorrow, September 18th. Before installing the update, it is recommended that you have a backup of your data. This how-to is going to walk you through backing up your iOS 6 device and transitioning it over to iOS 7:<p>First things first, let’s discuss …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but extracting these with algorithms is tricky. A new system developed by a team of researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and Tel …

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Fresh Meat: 10 Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of new entries on the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Galaxy Note 3 release date - are you ready?

Of all the amazing technological marvels to have generated excitement here at <i>Android Authority</i> over the past twelve months, few compare to that generated by the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. If you’re anything like me, then you know that big devices hit the <i>sweet spot</i> in terms of being an <i>everything</i> …

Google, Pitting Itself Against Samsung, Prepares For Device War

News that Google acquired a significant competency in Smartwatches, a year ago already, is as close as you can get to setting a cat among the device-ware pigeons. Google has transparently been developing a device strategy now for years but couched it with an element of stealth - almost as if its …