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Paranoid Android 0-Day GAPPS bring ROMs to “legal gray area”

Paranoid Android 0-Day GAPPS bring ROMs to “legal gray area”

Android as an operating system is a wide open environment ripe for modification by the likes of developers from all angles, including those from the group Paranoid Android. These folks have announced this week a release of a bit of code that'll allow 3rd party software makers to take advantage of the newest Google Android apps on the market, even for those Android builds not approved by Google. In effect, this is a setup Google would not approve of in and of itself as their whole profit model (for Android) is built around approving Android-toting devices for use with the Google Play app and media store.

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Here’s how SteamOS destroys Microsoft

Here’s how SteamOS destroys Microsoft

This week the gaming-centric company known as Valve has announced plans to release SteamOS, a living room-aimed operating system that will be free to download and free to license. This operating system is based on Linux architecture - similar to how Android is a Linux-based OS - and the company intends on expanding well beyond the confines of their current video games-based model with TV, movies, and music. Is Microsoft too big to fail? We're about to find out.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets successful Ubuntu Touch port

Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets successful Ubuntu Touch port

The Ubuntu Edge didn't get funded, therefore we may not see the powerful Ubuntu-powered phone get created, but that doesn't mean we can't use the Ubuntu Touch interface on a mobile device. The Linux-based mobile operating system has been successfully ported to the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, in which owners can now play around with Ubuntu on their tablet.

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NSA Verizon snooping prompts exit by Wil Wheaton, Android hacker Koush

NSA Verizon snooping prompts exit by Wil Wheaton, Android hacker Koush

As NSA data collection from Verizon Wireless is defended this morning by no less than the office of the President of the United States, actor Wil Wheaton and top Android hacker/developer Koushik Dutta have announced their departure from the carrier. The order in question was revealed yesterday, having originated from the FBI and passed down to the public media by an anonymous source.

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Google Glass gets XE6 updated ClockworkMod Recovery

Google Glass gets XE6 updated ClockworkMod Recovery

While the official Google Glass team is embroiled in a bit of controversy over which apps will and wont be allowed on the device's official build this week, the folks behind ClockworkMod Recovery push forward with a new release for hacking the device. As it is on Android, so too does this software allow for a user-friendly look at the back end of the Explorer Edition of Google Glass, the iteration being pushed by developer Brint Kriebel (aka bekit) this week allowing for access with the just-updated Google Glass XE6 build.

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Google Glass gains ClockworkMod Recovery for future hacks: have a peek!

Google Glass gains ClockworkMod Recovery for future hacks: have a peek!

This week the folks at CyanogenMod, far and away the most popular 3rd party ROM development group, have revealed their first shot at ClockworkMod Recovery for Google Glass. This interface is one of the bare-bones first steps toward creating a slew of customized user interfaces for Google Glass, starting here with the Explorer Edition of the device. CyanogenMod developer Brint Kriebel (aka bekit) has been so kind as to provide us with some up-close photos of the software on his own Glass device, too.

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AT&T GALAXY S 4 bug hits Wi-fi tethering: fix in the works

AT&T GALAXY S 4 bug hits Wi-fi tethering: fix in the works

This week the AT&T Samsung GALAXY S 4 has been discovered to have a bit of a bug in its build affecting users' ability to work with stock wi-fi hotspot and tethering. While some third-party services still work to allow tethering and wi-fi hotspot, AT&T's direct menu support is not appearing working on some (if not all) units at the moment. SlashGear has reported this issue to Samsung and they are currently looking into it.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 3, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 3, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Perhaps the biggest story to hit the Internet today was Disney's statement that it has shut down LucasArts, instead shifting to a license-based model, opening the series up to a wider range of game developers. Speaking of games, Rovio announced its 2012 revenue, pulling in a profit of approximately $71 million, while EA's All Play senior vice president told Games Industry that the majority of gamers prefer its freemium model.

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Android isn’t as open as you think it is

Android isn’t as open as you think it is

iOS 6 finally got its jailbreak after several months being available, and iPhone 5 users have no doubt been rejoicing the ability to open up the iOS platform to customize their devices and add tweaks that Apple doesn’t normally allow. However, this only spawned the opportunity for Android loyalists to remind us all that if you want a truly open platform without the need for jailbreaking/rooting, then there’s always Google’s mobile operating system to make you feel better. However, what most Android users fail to realize is that the platform isn’t as open as most users think.

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