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10 million CyanogenMod installs registered, official CyanogenMod YouTube launched

After Google has approved the Oppo N1 as the first officially-running CyanogenMod handset out there, the Cyanogen Inc has other reasons to be happy about.<p>According to its the company estimates, which keeps tracks of how many users install its CyanogenMod versions, there are over 10 million users …

YouTube

Google Now trick: “Let’s go caroling” search brings Christmas carol karaoke support, with lyrics and music

Google has added a neat Christmas trick to its Google Now/Search app for Android and iOS, offering users karaoke support to meet their caroling-related needs.<p>By saying “<i>Ok Google Now, let’s go caroling</i>,” you’ll get to choose from a list of Christmas carols on your device, which can be played …

Android News

Oppo N1 is the first Google-certified CyanogenMod phone

<b>Update:</b> Oppo announced on Google Plus that the Oppo N1 version running CyanogenMod will ship starting December 24.<p>The Cyanogen Inc. team on Thursday announced an important milestone in its history, the first Google-certified CyanogenMod phone: the Oppo N1.<p>The CM10.2-running Oppo N1 has passed …

Android News

FreedomPop introduces new BYOD plan: gives you free voice and data

Back in October, FreedomPop unveiled a free cellular service that offered 200 voice minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data for absolutely free. The Sprint-based MVNO carrier even introduced an optional $10.99 plan that adds unlimited voice and texts to the mix.<p>The only real catch for FreedomPop is …

Mobile

Nexus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5S vs. Nexus 4

Now that the Nexus 5 has finally arrived, we see how it compares with today's top smartphones and its predecessor.<p>At a press conference Thursday, Google introduced its latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5. It's running Android 4.4 KitKat, the newest version of the OS, which was released …

Android News

[Video] Check Out What's New In Android 4.4 And What's New In Android Design With Today's DevBytes And Android Design In Action

If you can't get enough information about Android 4.4 KitKat but you're tired of reading and want something easier - say, a video - you're in luck. …

Motorola announces crazy Project Ara modular phone concept

Motorola just announced a wild modular smartphone project that hopes to change the way we buy and use mobile devices.<p>Motorola’s initiative, called Project Ara, is very similar to Phonebloks, the modular smartphone concept launched in early September by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens. Motorola said …

Mobile Technology

New Phonebloks video talks about Motorola collaboration

Motorola recently unveiled Project Ara, a modular handset that will allow users to switch out old components for new. In it’s current form, the project is merely an experiment, but it could someday lead to a level of phone customization that will make even the Moto Maker seem laughable.<p>In order to …

Mobile Technology

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>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 …

Android News

Mind-numbing mobile plans do buyers no favors (Smartphones Unlocked)

Carriers' actions and reactions have made calculating the true cost of a smartphone more time-consuming than ever before.<p>If you're tried of calculating exactly which US carrier gives you the lowest absolute price on any given smartphone, you can start by "blaming" T-Mobile.<p>Brassy shock-jock CEO …

T-Mobile

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

[Hands-On] From The Makers Of Any.do, Cal Is An Instantly Enchanting Calendar App Now In Beta On Android

Any-do has been one of the premiere to-do managers on Android since its debut, and now the same developers are building an alternative to Google …

Microsoft launches remote desktop Android app to coincide with Windows 8.1 release

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 today, and to coincide with the launch it has released a first-party remote desktop app on Android (and iOS). Just …

Software

Grab This Themer Beta Invite Code Good For 40,000 Uses And Help MyColorScreen Test Its Beefed Up Servers

Themer Beta, a launcher replacement initiative by the team at MyColorScreen.com, has received a lot of attention in the last few weeks. And I mean <i>a</i> …

DashNotifier For DashClock Reaches The Play Store, Uses Android 4.3 NotificationListener Service To Show Notifications From Any Application

If your device runs a fairly stock version of Android, there's a good chance you've got DashClock set up front-and-center as a lockscreen widget or …

Evernote rolls out two-step verification to all users

Evernote enabled two-step verification for its Evernote Premium and Evernote Business users in May, and now the extra security layer is available to the rest of its user base. When enabled, users will need both a generated code from a smartphone as well as a username and password in order to log …

Juice Up: 5 Awesome Charging Tools For Gadget Junkies With Too Many Devices (Plus One Honorable Mention)

Article Contents<p>1 #1: BESTEK Wall charging power station<br>• 2 #2 The Joy Factory ZipMini Touch-n-go Multi-Charging Station<br>• 3 #3 Belkin Pivot Plug Surge …

What The West Wing Can Teach Us About the Government Shutdown

In an effort to show they really are ready to negotiate the issues behind the government shutdown – so long as those discussions included delaying …

Watch: The World’s Most Complex Sand Castle Has 260 Million Facets | WIRED

Dramatic lighting helps catch the 170-square-foot structure's extraordinary detail. <i>Photo: Hansmeyer / Dillenburger</i><p>The complete design for <i>Digital</i> …

Clean Up Your Contacts: Delete & Conquer | WIRED

<b>Step 1: Dedupe</b><p>Make your phone do some of the heavy lifting. Start by installing an app that lets you merge or delete redundant contacts. For iOS, we …

Themer offers a radical new look for your Android phone

Android is very customizable, and Themer lets you browse and pick a new home screen that can freshen up your phone's look.<p>Some folks really like to take advantage of Android's customizability, as evidenced by the 48,763 (and counting) different home screens that people have uploaded to the …

Apps

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Root Explorer, Yahoo, Light Flow

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the …

The Griffin Motorola X car dock

Now that we've taken a look at the official Griffin Desktop Dock for the Moto X, it's time to turn our attention to the Griffin Moto X Car Dock. This …

Mobile Technology

Top 10 Android apps from last week

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 app updates on Friday. On …

Android Device Manager now supports locking and changing passwords

Android Device Manager is a feature Android needed for quite a while. It allows for a lost device to be wiped remotely if enabled, and if lost …

18 Best New Android Apps From The Last 2 Weeks (8/27/13 - 9/9/13)

Article Contents<p>1 Featured App<p>1.1 PassWallet - Password Manager<p>2 Apps<p>2.1 Repix<br>• 2.2 Digg<br>• 2.3 Xbox Music<br>• 2.4 Botifier<br>• 2.5 Evomail - Modern Mobile Email<br>• 2.6 …

Six incredibly beautiful Live Wallpapers for your Android

Breathe fresh air into your Android device with these stunning live wallpapers.<p>Here's an easy way to keep your phone screen looking fresh and inviting: install a live wallpaper. Live wallpapers are animated and typically interactive backgrounds that provide ever-changing screens to keep your phone …

Apps

CyanogenMod Accounts For Device Location And Remote Wiping Are Going Live In The Latest Nightly Builds

The developers at CyanogenMod never seem to sleep these days. After publishing the first Android 4.3 nightlies a few weeks ago, the long-promised …

Simplenote for Android now available

Simplenote, the note-taking and syncing app beloved of productivity addicts everywhere, has finally launched on Android. The official app doesn't require an account to use; you can take and store notes locally on your device before signing up to the free service for cloud syncing. Although …

How It Works: Inside The Machine That Separates Your Recyclables

Moving paper away from plastic so you don't have to<p>The most annoying aspect of recycling—and one of the biggest hurdles to its widespread adoption—is having to separate paper, glass, and plastic before they hit the curb. New recycling machines are changing that. With single-stream recycling, …