Themer app adds icon support

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The newest version of Themer (Beta) which rolled out late last week adds in a new, much-requested feature. Going forward, the 1.38 and later versions will let users swap out icon packs with the press of a button. After months of waiting and thousands of user requests, Themer now offers full ...

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First screen grabs of Cyanogenmod 11S leak for OnePlus One

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The leaks and teases for the upcoming OnePlus One smartphone continue today with a couple of screen grabs from the OS. Reported to be running Android 4.4.2-based Cyanogenmod 11S, the handset looks unlike the other versions of the custom OS experience. Perhaps that the rationale behind the ...

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T-Mobile ends employer discount for rate plans

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Effective April 1, T-Mobile will end the monthly discount for customers who previously enjoyed a company discount. Some subscribers would save a small percentage on their monthly bill provided they set this up with T-Mobile and their employer. In its place, says the carrier, will be a $25 ...

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Amazon shaves up to $40 off Kindle Fire HD tablets for limited time

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Amazon on Friday announced a limited-time promotion which sees them slashing up to $40 off the Kindle Fire HD tablet. What’s more, the HD X models have their own discounts as well, with $30 off the 7-inch and $40 off the 8.9-inch version. What’s the reason for such a deep discount? ...

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Om Nom returns to Android in Cut the Rope 2

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After spending the last few months as an iOS exclusive, the popular ZeptoLab character Om Nom returns in Cut the Rope 2. By popular we mean over 500 million downloads of Cut the Rope franchise titles thus far. Offered in the Google Play Store immediately, the new game will also touch down in ...

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Microsoft sets Office Mobile free on Android

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Microsoft has updated its Office application for Android and iOS making the productivity suite free for home users. Whereas it previously required a subscription to the Office 365 service it is now free for all. As one might expect, Office Mobile lets users create, edit, open, and save ...

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Sprint calls up new MVNO, Ciao Mobile

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Sprint’s latest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ciao Mobile is up and running with no-contract service plans. With plans that range from $35-$60, the prepaid carrier joins Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile in offering service through Sprint’s network. At $35 customers can ...

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ZTE Nubia X6 introduced for Chinese market

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ZTE has announced its latest Android-powered smartphone, the massive 6.44-inch Nubia X6. With a price of roughly $640 (US), the handset boasts a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, and a 4250mAh battery. In addition to being big and powerful this one is able to snap ...

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Dell signs Android and Chrome royalty agreement with Microsoft

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Dell has signed a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft which centers around the usage of Android and Chrome operating systems. Hardware maker Dell agrees to pay Microsoft for the integration of Google’s two platforms because Android employs some of Microsoft’s patents. This ...

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Twitter enhances photo experience for mobile apps

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Twitter this week is updating its mobile apps for Android and iOS with enhanced photo features. First, users can now attach up to four images to a tweet when composing a status update. What’s more, users can also tag up to ten friends in a photo; friends will be notified if tagged. For ...

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The HTC One (M8) officially announced

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What has possibly been the most leaked phone to date, the HTC One (M8) is finally official. The HTC One (M8) is sporting Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Sense 6.0, an updated version of HTC’s custom software. Here are the official specs for HTC’s new flagship: 5-inch 1080p Super LCD3 ...

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Google Now notifications come to all Chrome users

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Google on Monday confirmed that Google Now notifications will be available to anyone running Chrome on a desktop or laptop. Rolling out over the next few weeks, an update to Chrome will bring all of your favorite and helpful cards to your browser. All you have to do is log into Chrome with the ...

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Boost Mobile offering LG Optimus F3

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Boost Mobile on Monday announced the arrival of its latest Android smartphone, the LG Optimus F3. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the handset is Boost’s most affordable 4G LTE ready device to date. Features include a 5-megapixel rear camera, 4-inch display, 4GB internal storage, and a ...

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Konami Code in Google Voice Search unlocks easter egg

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Try this: Open up Google Search on your Android and enter the Konami Code. It doesn’t matter if you type it in or say it out loud, you’ll get the same end result. For those who don’t know the code, it’s Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right Sit back and reap the ...

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Sprint circles April 11 for Samsung Galaxy S5

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Sprint on Friday announced that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available for purchase on Friday, April 11. Priced at $199 with a two year service agreement (and $50 mail-in rebate), the handset will be sold in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White options. Customers who choose (and qualify) to ...

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