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iOS 7 officially replaces iOS 6: Apple ends signing old OS

iOS 7 officially replaces iOS 6: Apple ends signing old OS

If you'd planned on downgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 6 on your iPhone or iPad this week using the official restore method from Apple, you'll be out of luck starting this week. This is because as of the start of this week, Apple has stopped "signing" old versions of restore points for the operating system. From this point forward it'll be hacking that users have to do if they want to downgrade from iOS 7 as Apple looks firmly toward the future.

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OPPO N1 official: CyanogenMod, rotating camera, backside touchpad aboard

OPPO N1 official: CyanogenMod, rotating camera, backside touchpad aboard

Today the folks at OPPO have revealed their next-generation smartphone "N1" with a unique take on Android called "Color" and a set of new enhancements straight from the crew at CyanogenMod. This device was also introduced with a rather unique camera setup - it rotates! - and a backside touchpad so you can enjoy the entirety of your display while you scroll or otherwise interact with its content. This device will not be available inside the USA initially, but given the quick growth of this burgeoning company - you never know!

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CyanogenMod teases Oppo N1 team-up ahead of launch

CyanogenMod teases Oppo N1 team-up ahead of launch

There's a big possibility we'll be seeing the smartphone brand known as Oppo take center stage in the smartphone universe soon - at least in the developer an hacker circuit for Android. What we've seen today is an announcement by CyanogenMod's own Steve Kondik saying that he'll be excited to attend the Oppo N1 launch event in Beijing, adding "we have exciting news ahead." This, of course, was followed by a shortened Inception BWOOOM to emphasize the importance of the possibilities they have in store together.

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NSA documents claim full smartphone access for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android

NSA documents claim full smartphone access for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android

According to a set of secretive documents reportedly authored by the NSA and delivered to the public by Der Spiegel, the security agency is or has been able to access vital data on three of the world's most popular operating systems with relative ease. These documents suggest that Apple iPhones, Google Android devices, and BlackBerry devices are all able to be tapped by the NSA. These documents suggest that NSA taps of these devices are able to reveal "most sensitive data" including SMS traffic, location information, notes, and contact lists.

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Public Intelligence releases Android threat warning from Homeland Security and the FBI

Public Intelligence releases Android threat warning from Homeland Security and the FBI

There's a report out there today appearing with the public dissemination of nearly-secret information site Public Intelligence that has the USA-centered Homeland Security organization and FBI showing Android as a threat for Malware nationwide. This report shows that because Android 2.3 Gingerbread it still a widespread operating system, Google's own mobile system is a threat to citizens on a level that deserves attention. That's Android 2.3.3 through 2.3.7, released in 2011, and the government suggests that a change needs to be made.

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Watch Dogs movie announced aside “DedSec” PS4 game trailer

Watch Dogs movie announced aside “DedSec” PS4 game trailer

It was revealed - officially, this time - that a big screen movie will be made in the near future as a collaboration between developers Ubisoft, Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, and New Regency. This announcement was made Ubisoft and Sony during their PlayStation 4 / PS Vita event in which they supported the release of the PlayStation 4 iteration of Watch Dogs with a new video trailer, complete with a peek at an exclusive level that'll be available only to those playing on said console. This game will be available for several platforms this holiday season.

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AirCast Chromecast “any video” app released by Koush in Beta

AirCast Chromecast “any video” app released by Koush in Beta

Earlier this year Google's Chromcast device became (rather quickly) one of their biggest hardware hits, selling out not long after it was first put on sale. Almost as quickly, developer Koushik Dutta began work on prospective apps for the device, aiming to expand the functionality of the miniature HDMI-friendly dongle to allow more than Google's own services and a handful of 3rd party apps. Here Koush releases the beta of the first of a set of apps: AirCast - able to play any video to Chromecast.

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