According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Barnes & Noble Update Disables Root Access for Nook Tab; Here’s a Fix
The latest firmware update from Barnes and Noble for the Nook Tablet (version 1.4.1) disables the ability to sideload apps. This is an automatic update. Version 1.4.0 allowed an app to be pushed onto the device which enables Android Debug Bridge and thereby allowing true development of android apps as well as root access.
Luckily, restoring firmware will bring ADB and root access back. The process is quite simple. Download acclaim_update.zip from the discussion thread to your sdcard and start the tablet back up. Once you get the device rooted, disable the service responsible for automatic updates.
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