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Hack your Android like a pro: Rooting and ROMs explained

There are benefits to rooting your Android smartphone, but it can be a tricky world for beginners. Here are some tips.<p>For all of Android's flexibility and customization, carriers and phone makers still manage to lock down plenty of restrictions, skins, and preloaded software that you just don't …

Extending battery life...

Quick heads up everyone. This week our Developer World colleagues have looked in-depth at one of our power management technologies, Battery STAMINA …

Mobile

Nexus 4 vs Sony Xperia Z (video)

While the Nexus 4 and the Sony Xperia Z are two very different smartphones, they both represent a turning point for their manufacturers. At the time when these devices were launched, both LG and Sony were in a delicate position, struggling to make a good impression in order to show that they were …

Phones

Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

Tutorials

VSCO Teases Exciting New Version of Its Camera App, and This One Will Be Free

Visual Supply Co, the people behind the film emulation software VSCO Film and the $1 iOS app VSCO Cam, have taken to the interwebz to tease an …

Size up the Galaxy S4 Mini in this new video spot

The smaller, "more pocketable" version of Samsung's flagship smartphone gets some screen time courtesy of a U.K. carrier.<p>Consumers can catch Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini up close in a new video posted by U.K. mobile carrier Three.<p>The video starts off by showing the Mini in the hand of Brendan Arndt, …

Could the device in the image be the Sony Xperia Togari?

Sony Xperia Z<p>What could be the Sony Xperia Togari (or L4) has appeared in a photo posted by French blog Nokia Day (but could very well be a fake).<p>The picture, which the French website received from a reader, has been published to show the Nokia Lumia 1030, but the funny thing is that a device …

Phones

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review: A Surprisingly Good Tablet

Article Contents<p>0.1 Sony Xperia Tablet Z Specs<br>• 0.2 The Good<br>• 0.3 The Bad<p>1 Video<p>2 Hardware<p>2.1 Design And Build Quality<br>• 2.2 Ingress Protection Is A Fancy …

ASUS Padfone 2 review

The Padfone 2 is the second iteration of ASUS' smartphone/tablet hybrid. It's an unusual concept, but does it work?<p>The ASUS Padfone 2 was first …

Gear & Gadgets

Galaxy S4 Active destined for AT&T leaked in press renders

Another take on the Galaxy S4 with a rugged exterior and new color options<p>Building on earlier leaks and rumors of a new version of the Galaxy S4 …

Acer all-in-one will run Android

Update: Acer's all-in-one sports a 21.5-inch screen and runs Android. Note that the chip inside is from ARM not Intel. Pricing is expected to be under $500.<p><b>Update: This article was originally posted on May 30 at 1:31 PM PDT.</b><p><i>Updated on May 31 at 1:35 p.m. PDT: corrects processor. Though the system</i> …

[Update: RC4] CyanogenMod 10.1 RC3 Now Rolling Out To Get.CM

<b>Update 5/31/13</b>: RC4 is here, just a day after RC3. It's very likely the next release will be the final stable version.<p><b>Original post from 5/30/13</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Android Central 137: Have you ever been experienced?

Audio-only stream below<p>Download it directly with this link<br>• Subscribe with your favorite Podcatcher: Audio feed | Google Play Music | Pocket Casts | …

HTC One

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Razer reveals "world's thinnest" gaming Ultrabook

Before we jump into the technical specs of the laptop, the first thing we need to take note of is the size. It comes with an impressively minuscule …

PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

Earlier this year a device code-named DA220HQL was introduced to the world – silently – this being the same device appearing along technology …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Just Issued a New iPod Touch, Told No One

Generally speaking, Apple puts on a “song and dance” when it comes to product announcements. But every once and a while they sneak a new one in under …

New Image Sensor Made from Graphene Could Revolutionize Cameras

Smartphone cameras are excellent, but still lack the optical robustness of a stand alone point and shoot. But that might soon change thanks to a …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs. HTC One (comparison)

It’s comparison time, folks. But this one is far from predictable. If you thought our last comparison was a heated contest, then you should prepare …

Gear & Gadgets

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New Anti-Malaria Vaccine Reduces Risk Of Infection By Over 70 Percent

An effective anti-malaria vaccine has been developed by a team of researchers at the Osaka University Research Institute for Microbial Diseases in …

Hulu reportedly receives 3 bids over $1bn

Hulu has been reportedly entertaining bids for some weeks now, with Yahoo! having been the latest company to hit the rumor mill. Various prices have …

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