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Vainworks Lets You Change Your Rear-Facing Camera To a Forward-Facing One

[youtube][/youtube] Are you envious of the commercials on TV about the MyTouch 4G showing off its ability to do video chat over 3G, 4G, or WiFi?  Do you have a

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Verizon Drops Price of Galaxy Tab to $499, PLUS Free Movie Rentals

Everyone loves discounts, right?  The guys over at Droid-Life have stumbled across some great info about Verizon’s Galaxy Tab from Samsung.  Apparently they have cut a hundred dollars off the

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HTC Evo Shift? Yeah, We Got More Info On It!

Remember when we got the info on the Shift’s release date? Well, now, thanks to Cellphonesignal, we have more info. It seems that WalMart’s website is showing us that the

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VIZIO Unveils New Smartphone and Tablet Featuring VIA Plus

Vizio has been busy working on a new Tablet AND Smartphone which will both feature VIA Plus, providing seamless integration with the rest of your equipment at home. This will

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ViewSonic To Show Tablet Computer With Phone Functions At CES

According to two people who work for the company, ViewSonic Corp. is expected to introduce a phone-tablet computer hybrid that can support next-generation wireless connections at an electronics industry trade

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I Was Wrong: the “Android SMS Bug” is Real

Looks like I was wrong in my previous post: the Android SMS bug appears to be real, but dependent on a very specific condition that does not exist for most users. That’s why most people cannot reproduce it.

Specifically, there is something about certain email-to-SMS messages that corrupts Android’s SQLite database, causing unpredictable results thereafter.

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2010: Android Revamped

2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you’ll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.

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The “Android SMS Bug” Does Not Exist [Updated]

Over the past week, a supposed Android bug has gotten a lot of press, both on Android-related sites and mainstream tech sites. A bug report claims that SMS messages intended for one person are getting sent to a different, unintended recipient. Worrisome to be sure, but why has Google taken no action on it, leaving it at medium priority until all the bad press this week?

My guess is that they have been unable to reproduce it.