IN BRIEF: 5 Android related things you might have missed (June 11)

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Welcome back to another IN BRIEF. Today were going to look at some apps, accessories, and a unique device that you may like to know more about. If you are a fan of racing games you may be interested in “DESERT RAGE” produced by developer TIMUZ. In the game you play as a desert ...

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Enable “OK Google” on 3rd party launchers on any device

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One of the cool features of the Moto X is the always listening “Ok Google” feature which allows you to prompt a voice command in Google Now without even having to touch the device. Now a mod for the Xposed Framework has been created over at XDA Developers to enable “OK ...

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Sony’s SmartWatch goes open source

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Sony’s SmartWatch, a bluetooth accessory that was released last year to somewhat mixed reviews, has undergone a pretty major change. Sony has made the SmartWatch open source, meaning that developers can now freely develop, build, and release their own firmware and applications for the ...

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CyanogenMod 10.1 RC3 now available

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The CM team has released their latest release candidate for CyanogenMod 10.1, RC3. According to their post on Google+, the RC3 release is a “small, incrimental change” from RC2, with bug squashes to launcher icon issues, camcorder preview bugs, disappearing widgets, and a slew of ...

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Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik confirms bootloader is locked on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

According to Steve Kondik in a recent Google+ update, the AT&T Galaxy S4 is confirmed to have a locked bootloader. In his post, he states: Yep, it’s confirmed. The AT&T S4 authenticates the recovery and boot images before executing them. I can’t see what AT&T has to ...

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CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies come to Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – T-Mobile, Verizon, 10.1v, and wi-fi versions

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If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, you know that you can feel a little, well – alone in the development department. However, cheer up, and get ready for flashing, because CyanogenMod has released the 10.1 nightlies for the Sammy 10.1. This means that the stock 4.2 Android ...

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Hack the Nexus 7 to record 720p videos

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Google Nexus 7 is without any doubt an amazing tablet, and it comes with a bag full of bells and whistles but still it couldn’t stop the hackers to come up with some extraordinary tweaks. If you like shooting videos with your Nexus 7, but you are not satisfied with the video quality, then ...

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CM10 progress video show’s CyanogenMod’s yet-unreleased version running on Optimus 4X HD

CyanogenMod, arguably the most popular ROM in the Android community, is working on an update to their software. The newest version being worked, CM10, is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. One of the devs on the CM team has released a video preview showing CM10, and we’re excited. Ricardo ...

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III to come in “developer edition” for $599, comes with unlockable bootloader

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Now that Verizon has admitted that their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S III will come with a locked bootloader, there are a lot of users that are very upset… and for good reason. A locked bootloader means saying goodbye to most of the aspects of Android that give it the open source ...

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CyanogenMod 9 RC1 now released for dozens of devices

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CM9, the latest, most anticipated release of CyanogenMod to date, has been released out of beta and into RC1 (Release Candidate1). The ROM is out now for 37 devices. According to the official CM website: It wasn’t quick or easy, but we are extremely proud of this release and what it represents ...

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CM9 Nightlies and ClockworkMod come to Sprint Galaxy Nexus

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Sprint Galaxy Nexus owners, get ready. CM9 has come to your device, along with the infamous ClockworkMod recovery. With as new as this device is, we’re surprised to see these official builds come to the SGN. Surprised, but not let down. With the CM9 builds being nightlies, all you crack ...

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Touch Clockworkmod Recovery beta available for Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus

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Koush, well-known developer and man of Android magic, has just released the beta of his new touch recovery. No more volume up / volume down / power to control what you want in the dark land of recovery. Just boot it, tap it, and flash it. Below, you’ll find the download links. The ...

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[Video] Kinect hacked to work on Android, includes proof of concept

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The idea of motion control is nothing new. The idea of motion control on Android? Well, that’s a bit of a different story. Using a projector, a Galaxy Nexus, a Kinect attached to a PC, some software (Simple-Kinect-Touch 2.0), and an AOSP ROM, this is now a reality. The AOSP ROM ...

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(UPDATE) Help T-Mobile Reach 100,000 Twitter Followers by Taking the Kmobs Challenge!

One of our friends from the CyanogenMod team, KMobs, has taken on a unique challenge in hopes of winning a T-Mobile G-Slate for his birthday. The challenge? Help T-Mobile get to 100,000 Twitter followers in week's time. KMobs made the challenge to T-Mo over twitter as a joke, but was ...

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What you missed on AGTN last night.

Last night was a truly great show with guests, live calls, Dr. Who, and the usual hijinks. The AGTN crew had PowerSkin on to talk about their new extended battery cases.  Read on for a $25 off coupon from power skin!  That is almost 50% off!!!     

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