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by cereal killer at Jan 22, 2015
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Ladies and gentlemen we have an AWESOME giveaway that we are excited to announce! As you can see we are giving away a Limited Edition Code Black Drone!! Yes, one (1) lucky member will get the chance to win this very cool drone and as always it's going to be a snap to enter.

Lets take a quick look at some of the Code Black Drone's features:
  • 6-axis flight control system and adjustable gyro sensitivity, the Code Black Drone can perform complicated maneuvers will speed and accuracy. A beginner and expert flight mode allow you progress to more complex flights.
  • Take amazing aerial video in stealth mode. Shoot perfect HD and SD video with this stealth matte black drone. This badass drone shoots badass video.
  • Easy to use remote. This responsive, 4-channel remote is included with every Code Black Drone. Easy to learn controls will have you flying like a pro in no time
So what do you have to do to enter? Rules for entry are as follows:
  • Only ONE (1) entry per member. Duplicate entries will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Let us know what carrier you are on AND what carrier, if any, you are planning to move over to. If you're happy and staying where you are, please let us know!
That's all you need to do and you are entered folks, so jump right in!!

On January 29, 2015 at 12:00pm Central the contest will close and we will randomly draw one (1)...
by pc747 at Jan 26, 2015
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This thread was inspired by @cr6. Some of us have grown tired of our service options as far as cable and internet. And in our frustrations we begin to wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. I am not here to convince you one way or another but to just present the facts and ask you to look at your current provider to determine if you would be getting a deal or paying more.

Lets start with the facts and to do so we are going to use the rates for Kansas City. Google Fiber as of now offers 3 options; Gigabit+TV, Gigabit Internet, and Basic Internet.

Gigabit +TV:

Gigabit Internet
  • $70 per month
  • 1000 Mbps (1 gig) up/down
  • 1 TB storage
  • Network Box
  • 1 year commitment with $300 construction fee waived

Basic Internet
  • $0 per month
  • +$300 construction fee one time or $25/mo for 12 months
  • 5 Mbps down 1 up
  • Network Box
  • No contract and free service for at least 7...
by DroidModderX at Jan 26, 2015
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Today HTC released the kernel source of Lollipop for the HTC One M8 for developer edition and unlocked editions running Sense. This is pretty big news for those of you who like to run custom roms, as this is one of the most important things that custom Rom developers need to make everything from the camera, to gps, to bluetooth work properly. The carrier is listed as BrightStar US which turns out to be HTC's way of saying this is for GSM unlocked devices. Roms developed with this should work fine on any of the GSM phones on ATT and T-mobile.

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by DroidModderX at Jan 26, 2015
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Most Roms are already starting to update to the latest version of Android. Finally Xiaomi has started beta testing their own Lollipop builds of MIUI. Mi products will be the first to be able to install and use MIUI6. So far Mi 2/S/A users will be able to try the Beta Rom if they meet a few requirements. You'll need over 50 English forum credits, and you will need to be willing to report bugs to the forum. Only a handful of users will be able to get in on the Beta testing so you will need to go as soon as possible if you are at all interested. There should be plenty of new MIUI features along with many performance optimizations. Only 50 spots are available. Head to the link below to join the Beta.

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by DroidModderX at Jan 26, 2015
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In the Kit Kat Google changed the default permissions for writing to the external sdcard. This means that 3rd party apps no longer have access to the external sdcard. This can be especially frustrating when you are trying to manage files on your external sdcard. File Managers won't work properly. You can actually fix this problem with root access. However you should know that this is a security feature, and if you make the change it may cause OTA updates to fail. You must be rooted and you will have to edit a few text files. If none of this bothers you follow the directions in the link below to unlock writing to the external sdcard for any app.

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by DroidModderX at Jan 26, 2015
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It is finally here! CyanogenMod has finally updated the Boot Animation on their latest build of Android. This feature had been missing from the earliest nightly builds, but it has been added to the latest nightlies. The boot animation is inspired by Google's material design, and has a much lighter overall theme than the previous CM11 boot animation. You don't actually have to run CyanogenMod in order to use the new boot animation. Team Cyanogen has released the boot animation for several different resolutions in both recovery flashable non flashable forms. If you have a custom recovery installed you can simply boot into recovery and flash the zip file. If you don't have a custom recovery installed you can download the file and then replace the bootanimation file in your system/media file. Head to the link below for the download.

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by DroidModderX at Jan 26, 2015
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The first few nightly builds of CyanogenMod 12 were missing the all new theme engine app completely. The latest nightlies do include the app. Theme Engine is a go! I have done a bit of playing around with the theme engine. So far I have opened the app which prompted me to download the theme showcase which features curated themes that are known to be compatible with CM12. These are both paid and free themes. I did try downloading both free and paid themes neither would show up. Apparently there are still bugs in the Theme Engine, atleast in the week old nightly that I am currently running. I am sure that if they haven't already, CM will have the kinks worked out.

If you have run CyanogenMod for any length of time you have probably wondered just how theme manager works. How does it change the color of your framework, the wallpaper, or the style of you app icons. It's nothing short of magic. Many of you are technically minded enough to know that there are some underlying factors that allow all of this to work. Today the CM team released a blog post that explains exactly how the theme engine in CM12 works....
by dgstorm at Jan 26, 2015
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AT&T customers who own the HTC One M8 may be both pleased and disappointed by today's update that started rolling out to their devices. While several notable features have been added to the device, including the eye Experience and HD Voice, the OS update is simply Android 4.4.4. It would be far more exciting if it was Android 5.0 Lollipop, but apparently HTC needs a while longer to make that work on their flagship from last year.

Still, despite this, it should be a great update for many users. Along with everything listed above, this update also includes a host of new features including: security fixes, a Bluetooth enhancement, a Copy and Paste feature for the camera, AMBS Cloud Messaging integration, a Usage Manager app for the phone, improved battery life and updates to AT&T Ready2Go and Visual Voicemail.

Keep in mind that the update will be sent out in waves/phases, so if you don't see yours right away, just be patient as it will arrive in a week or two.

Source: AT&T
by dgstorm at Jan 26, 2015
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Google's Nexus Player is their first retail Android TV device. Up until now, it was only available on the Google Play Store. That has changed as of this weekend. The Nexus Player had its retail debut this weekend, and you can now grab one at several different outlets, including Best Buy, Amazon & Newegg.

The device is only $99.99 for those interested in doing some Android gaming, browsing and TV watching on the device. Here are a few links to get you started with your favorite retailer (although it appears that Best Buy may be "in store pickup" only) for now):
Sound off and let us know if/when you get one of these and let us know what you think of it!
by dgstorm at Jan 26, 2015
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There seems to be a great deal of flip-flopping going on today. First we had Verizon doing their song-and-dance regarding Title II and Net Neutrality, and this latest intel from Samsung reveals that the rumor-mill can't make up its mind either. Supposedly, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will actually end up with a version that runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. The caveat is that this will be a different revision of the SoC that is meant to address Samsung's claims of over-heating.

If true, it's no surprise that Qualcomm is trying to make one of their biggest customers happy. Of course, it might just be a losing proposition considering Samsung has been angling to eventually use all of their own tech in their own devices anyway.

LG recently refuted Sammy's claims about overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810, and indicated it works fine in their G Flex 2. Could Samsung's claims of overheating issues on the chipset simply be their attempt to poison the well at Qualcomm so that Samsung can swoop in with their Exynos chips in the future? What do you think?

Of course, if this intel turns out to be true, it would blow that theory out of the water, wouldn't it?

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