Things are on the roll for Motorola Photon 4G as there is now a pain-less, easy to the core and simple rooting procedure available. Earlier we also posted a command line tutorial but that might not be choice of those unwilling to tinker with ADB commands. This method is based on the latest Photon Torpedo exploit for the Photon 4G and is doable with a single click. Read More
Motorola Photon 4G Android phone got rooted within hours of release but $ 100 dock requirement for gaining root was something not everyone could opt for. However Edgan, XDA Member, has released a rooting method that doesn’t require a dock at all. The method is simple and only requires you to have some working knowledge of ADB command line to accomplish this.
Since Mac OS X offers a very limited set of options to change different elements of system dock, including, position, icon size, application window minimize effect, etc, many users rely on 3rd party tools to change dock layout as well as its appearance. If you’ve been hanging around multiple tools to overhaul Mac system dock, have a look at Docker
. Unlike other dock tweaking tools, Docker is an all-in-one system dock tweaker that caters to almost everything related with dock ranging from Dock Style, Icons, Indicator Style, docked application separator, 2D and 3D Dock Style, Standard and magnified size of items in dock, Disable bouncing icons, Hide in-active applications and more.
Sometimes, one may download a custom Ubuntu theme which may not display buttons and menus properly for some applications (e.g. LibreOffice). This may be the case particularly for dark themes or the ones which may have the same color has an applications main interface. In this post we will provide you with a quick tip to resolve such issues by creating new themes.
For all the Windows Phone 7 users, a few days back Mango’s beta 2 version was released, and we covered it in our guide to get Mango beta 2 on any device
. There were indications in this beta 2 build (for example the version number) that the real Mango (RTM version) is close to final release. And now here’s the big news, just a few hours ago Mango was leaked over at the XDA forum
! The version number is 7720 and this makes it a genuine Mango RTM version. This is how you can get it on your device if you have Nodo or any of Mango’s beta versions running on your phone.
Facebook has been around in the news quite a lot for the past few days. Most recently Facebook released its own standalone messenger app
that caused quite a stir and is already the top free app on the App Store. Besides that, there is the video chat saga. Looks like Facebook has been trying to integrate video chat to its service. But so far there is no news on that front. You don’t really have to wait for it though. iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users can now use TinyChat
to enjoy video conferencing with their Facebook friends, and that’s not all by any means.
Dating back to the age of dumb-phones, the use of a mobile camera’s flash (LED) as a lighting source has been a common occurrence for most users. Whenever you need some light in complete darkness, your first instinct is to reach for your phone and turn on the camera flash. But when you urgently need the light, unlocking your device's screen and launching app that does so proves to be a little too inconvenient. In my personal experience, I have always failed to launch my iPhone's camera app and reach its flashlight option quick enough when I really need a light in dark (specially while walking). Won't it be nice if your phone came with a flashlight button of its own, so that you never have to fumble around in the darkness ever again? Well, this new tweak doesn't add a physical button to your iPhone, however, if you are a jailbroken iPhone user, FlashCam
is a perfect tweak for the above-mentioned scenario.
Encouraged, no doubt, by the huge success of their Android and iOS mobile clients for HBO GO (over 1 million downloads within the first week of release), Home Box Office Inc. has rolled out a mobile app for Cinemax’s (US-only) MAX GO online streaming service. The app provides on-demand streaming of 700+ hours of programming including popular Hollywood movies and series as well as Cinemax’s first original series Strike Back. The app itself can be downloaded free of cost from the
Android Market Google Play Store and iTunes App Store while the service, too, is free for MAX GO subscribers.
Yesterday we discussed a method to kill all tasks running in the background of an iOS device
. As mentioned in that post, there are quite a number of alternatives to that tweak, and SwitcherPlus
is one of them. You still need a jailbroken iOS device to apply this tweak, as it is available in the Cydia store’s Big Boss repo.
4t Tray Minimizer
is a tool to manage active windows by adding additional buttons in the title bar. These buttons include; minimize active windows to system tray, roll up windows, make window transparent and use hotkeys to quickly perform tasks. The functionality of 4t Tray Minimizer is quite similar to the previously reviewed eXtraButtons
. During the 4t setup, you are provided the option to enable hotkeys for various functions, these include, minimizing applications to tray, hiding tray icons, and minimizing all windows to system tray. The same wizard also provides you with the choice to enable some or all of the extra buttons which are to be added to the windows.
is a famous open source DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application that uses HandBrake encoding engine and is considered to have a much easier-to-use user interface than HandBrake itself. We reviewed the initial version
when it was released, and later when it added Blu-ray support. Today, VidCoder ended its beta stage and a stable package was launched (version 1.0). In this post we will take a look at some of its new features which have made it even better than before.
EXIF, IPTC, and XMP tags of image files are responsible to hold a wide range of information, which includes, camera type, model, date and time, details of location, addresses, conditions under which picture was taken and so on. If you’re planning to send image files taken from GPS enabled camera or smartphone, you may not want to share image file attributes which may divulge private information about the image location, date and time, GPS data, camera type/model. Windows 7 provides a simple way to remove file meta tag information from within the Windows Explorer but removing attributes of each image file you’re going to upload is arguably a laborious task. FileMind QuickFix
is an application to automate the process of removing sensitive data from specified image set. Before you upload images to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc., drag them over to its interface to strip meta information from all the images.
We have confirmation of an automated script being released for rooting the Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet on Windows, Linux and Mac! This is huge news for those who were intimidated by an earlier post of ours covering the first rooting method for the Toshiba Thrive. The original method was quite cumbersome a task for many, hence the release of this easy rooting script thanks to XDA-Developers forum member dalepl
. The script would work for tablets that have recently been updated to 0029.
In Linux operating systems the Superuser (Root) is disabled by default. Since the Superuser has complete system wide privileges to make any kind of changes, it can be dangerous to keep it active. For example, you can end up messing up your computer by simply entering an incorrect command. For this reason, Linux users have limited privileges. By default, the Root account password is locked in Ubuntu. This means that you cannot login as Root directly or use a command to become the Root user. You can, however, run sudo to perform root tasks and to install applications. Zero Install
makes it even easier to install applications for Linux users by allowing users to install applications without root privileges (superuser access). It provides centralized security, as Digital signatures are verified before a software is run. Zero Install is an open source application which also has versions for Windows, Mac and Unix. Programs and libraries in Zero Install are identified by URLs which anyone can create to publish software.
is yet another extension that will enhance the options in the right click context menu in Chrome. Similar to the FastTrack extension for Firefox
in function, this extension offers more choice and customization. Once installed, you can select an artist name or song on any site and search for it on Grooveshark, iTunes, Pandora, YouTube and more. The extension was built not for finding songs but for information on artists or bands which is why the list of sites also includes Wikipedia.
There are certain messages, feelings and gestures that cannot be described in words. Also, not all messages need to be sent in just plain text. If you are looking for an innovative way to convey your emotions and attitude to your friends then you should definitely try out Zlango Messaging
for Android. With Zlango Messaging, you can free yourself from expressing your feelings through long text messages. No, we are not talking about sending multimedia messages nor are we discussing sending mails with attachments! Instead, you can send pictorial messages with visually exciting icons and smileys as a fun replacement for your text messages. Just type in a word and Zlango Messaging will convert it into a relevant icon. The app supports more than 800 different icons that can depict your exact mood while various icon themes and visually apt skins take your messaging experience to new heights.
From the RCTeam we now have the RCMix3D 234 ROM for the Desire HD which is based on Android 2.3.4 and sports the latest Sense 3.0 UI. The RCTeam has been bringing us quite a few wonderful ROMs in the past on the HTC Android devices and most of the work has been around porting ROMs from one device to another. According to them, “we enjoy the fun of making something run on the phone that was not meant to.” This rom is based on RUU Pyramid HTC Android 2.3.4 China. Read More
When writing email (or anything else) you can have one of two problems; either you’re addicted to ‘writng lyk ths’ or you just find it tiresome to write words like ‘sincerely’ or ‘have a great day’ when you’re swamped with work. Popchrom
is a Chrome extension that lets you create abbreviations for words or phrases that you can expand to the actual word/ phrase when you hit Ctrl+Space bar.
Custom ROMs are third party Android firmware images that are meant to enhance user experience. There are a number of these custom ROMs available for different Android devices and Virus ROM is one of them. EVO 3D CDMA, although with high sales and a strong user base, hasn’t managed to gain due attention from developers. Virus, senior XDA Member and ROM Chef, has finally come to the rescue of these users and has released much awaited Android 2.3.3 based Virus ROM for HTC EVO 3D CDMA. The ROM is based on the official 1.13.651.7 RUU and is empowered with Ziggy’s latest custom Kernel. Like all other Virus ROMs, the ROM comes rooted, deodexed and zip aligned for optimum user experience.
If you are a HTC Sensation or EVO 3D Android phone user and decided to switch from the default HTC keyboard that comes bundled with these phones to a stock Gingerbread one, you must have come across some problems with that on your device, such as stability glitches. Want to get rid of those issues while sticking with the default Gingerbread keyboard? You're at the right place! We've found a fixed version of the stock Gingerbread keyboard that works perfectly fine on these phones. Read on for more information, download link and installation instructions.