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by pc747 at Mar 3, 2015
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Nvidia is holding their presser at MWC where they announced their new Nvidia Shield that is the world's first 4K Android TV console. The announced price is $199 and availability to be announced soon.

Source: NVIDIA Shield is the world s first 4K Android TV Android Central
by pc747 at Mar 3, 2015
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When you think pocket watch you think antique, classy, but with smart watches on the scene why not try and put a new spin on the pocket watch. Though the watch is running Firefox OS, I think it looks intriguing. Be interesting to see if a company decide to make an android version of the pocket watch.
by DroidModderX at Mar 3, 2015
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If you enjoy flat icons, and you just can't seem to find something different Phix may be for you. Phis is a flat style icon pack however it is not like any icon pack that I have seen. Every icon of the 1450+ hand themed icons is totally unique with its own custom color scheme and its own custom design. There are also more than 20 wallpapers included. There is an icon request tool so if somehow you find an app icon that has not been themed already just ask the theme developer and he may theme it for you. There are a few other features included such as various icons for folder, dock, dynamic calendar, muzei support, and 2 custom zooper skins. Head to the Play Link below to grab this super unique icon pack.

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by DroidModderX at Mar 3, 2015
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If you're Verizon HTC One M8 is rooted and you are still completely stock otherwise ie no system files are changed, you should be able to accept the OTA however you will lose root. If you are already rooted then you are more than likely also S-Off and Bootloader Unlocked. If so you will still be able to flash a custom recovery later and gain root by flashing the SuperSU.zip in recovery.

If you are currently running a custom rom you will need to flash the S-Off only 4.4.4 RUU. This is a simple process there is an exe file that you will launch. The exe will then walk you through the process. This will not lock your bootloader. From there you can simply accept the 5.0 update, flash a custom recovery and then flash the supersu.zip in recovery. Head to the link below to grab the RUU file that you need to get yourself back to stock.

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by DroidModderX at Mar 3, 2015
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If you Rom your phone then you have already been running Lollipop on your HTC One M8 for more than a month. However if you are a stock lover then you have been patiently waiting for HTC to finally release Lollipop to the Verizon variant One M8. Other carrier versions have already been updated. You can get your 5.0 Lollipop update now! Verizon is now pushing the OTA update. If you have not received the notification to update you can head to Settings/SoftwareUpdate/CheckNew. Once you have the update you will be running Sense 6 over the top of the new Material Design. You also get all the other 5.0 enhancements. Other additions include security features, notification improvements, a redesign of the recents apps panel, and more! Verizon has also added Band 4 LTE roaming and enhancements to 3 way calling.
by DroidModderX at Mar 3, 2015
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The LG Optimus G Pro was the flagship device of 2013 for LG. A budget phone known as the LG G Pro Lite was released beside it. There has been pretty much no development for this device since its release. Development can finally begin now that developer "laufersteppenwolf" has released an unsecured boot.img with Clock Work Mod Recovery. This is not a bootloader unlock method. This actually circumvents the bootloader which means this method won't actually void your warranty! If you have this device you will want to head to the link below for the downloads and directions.

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by DroidModderX at Mar 3, 2015
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The 2nd Generation Motorola E was just announced last week. The "Mystery" box was shipped out to many media outlets who all pretty much uploaded their own unboxings to youtube at the same time. The box was fully loaded with a USB stick, Official Moto lanyard, a stage built into the box, and seats viewing the stage. This was a neat way to replace an actual release event. This phone was simultaneously released to the masses. If you have already picked yours up then you will probably want to know how to get the bootloader unlocked so that you can flash a custom recovery and get the device rooted.

There is a full guide posted at the link below. You will need to have your adb and fastboot files present on your PC (there is a link for the quick install). You will also need a basic understanding of running adb commands. You will actually have to grab some info from your device in adb which you can copy and paste into the Moto dev site. Head to the link for the full guide.

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by pc747 at Mar 3, 2015
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Alcatel will join One Plus with putting out a Cyanogenmod phone to the market. The Alcatel Here 2+ phablet will pack a 2.0 octa-core processor, a 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 1080P full HD 6 inch screen, 2 gigs of Ram, and come in both 16 and 32 g Gb versions. This will cost you $299 and be available in Qtr 2 of this year via Amazon for North American market. Be interesting to see if Alcatel handle things differently than what One Plus did.

Sources: Alcatel s Hero 2 phablet is the latest phone to launch with CyanogenMod
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by pc747 at Mar 3, 2015
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Last week @dgstorm posted an article on net neutrality that got strong arguments from both sides of the board. Even better was we had a staff member (@grenefroggie ) who works in the industry who provided some great insight against net neutrality. I can't help but feel like this battle for Net Neutrality was a battle between Comcast and the cable companies vs Netflix. After reading an article from the Verge where Netflix just pulled a 180 it made me wonder if Netflix was not the face of this argument would people still feel as passionate? So I ask this to those who were in favor of net neutrality and Title II, how much did Netflix influence your decision?

Source: Is Netflix s commitment to net neutrality a lie The Verge
by dgstorm at Mar 3, 2015
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Besides being aesthetically pleasing, it turns out the dual-edges on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are more than just a sleek and beautiful new design hook. Apparently, Samsung found several handy features to make them useful as well. Here's a breakdown:

  1. Color-coded glowing caller ID notification - The edges of the Galaxy S6 Edge can actually be set to glow in various colors that you can customize for the person calling. You simply have to turn the edge light feature on and then assign colors using the People edge setting.
  2. Night Clock - The sidebar includes a Night Clock feature. With one glance at the side, you will know exactly how much more time you have left to sleep.
  3. Pin your contacts - here's something very handy for the social butterflies, and/or active team players. You can pin your contacts to the sidebar and color-code them too. This could be handy if there are some folks who you contact often.
  4. Customize which notifications will display on the side screens - Yes. With the edges of the S6 Edge, you can allow specific and customized notifications, (like email, texts, calls, etc.) to show up on the side edges. You can even color-code those as well. You can also pull on those tabs to activate them if you need to see more details or act on them.
  5. Information & News stream - you can set up an information and news stream to show up along the edge of the Galaxy S6 Edge.
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