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Carrier IQ Creeps Out Everyone

Over the last week, Carrier IQ received quite a lot of attention.  First, TrevE was served a Cease and Desist letter from Carrier IQ, including a prepared statement they insisted TrevE release on his website, denouncing his work.  The Electronic Frontier Foundation responded on TrevE’s behalf, calling the C&D a violation of constitutional rights, and...

Zombie Christmas [SassiBoB Review]

Today on XDA TV, SassiBoB introduces a costar, Santa Paws. She gets into the holiday spirit and reviews a free Christmas app called Zombie Christmas, a game that's simple, disgusting, and addicting all in one by requiring you to by protecting your gifts from the onslaught of crazy zombies. Click on for the app...

How to Disable the Google Search Bar in ICS

In Ice Cream Sandwich, Google has placed a Google search bar on every homescreen. What if you don't want this search bar? While there is no option to turn it off, XDA member oscillik has found a simple trick to turn the bar off. Just go into Settings > Apps > All > Google Search...

CyanogenMod 7 Hacked Onto Kindle Fire

Many announcements have been occurring with the new work of Cyanogen team, even some versions of CM9 starting to pop out for the Nexus S and Galaxy S. But now we want to let you know about the latest CyanogenMod ROM 7 for the Kindle Fire; XDA member JackpotClavin posted a couple of images showing...

New Android Design Preview Tool for Developers And Designers

It's time for another utility for Android developers, and this time designers too. If you've ever found yourself emailing high-fidelity, full-resolution screen mocks around so that you could preview them live on your device, then this should help you shave a few minutes off of that work flow. Android Design Preview is a little utility...

New Forum Added on XDA for Hardware Hacking

At XDA, we have a forum for nearly every kind of development when it comes to what can be done with our tablets and smartphones. Recognized Developer AdamOutler saw one void: hardware. Increasingly, developers are getting their hands dirty with the actual hardware of their mobile devices, whether it's to modify circuits, to build bootloaders,...

Is WebOS Only Mostly Dead? We’ll Find Out in Two Weeks

There isn't a sadder story in the mobile world than that of WebOS. It had such potential as a platform. Multitasking was pretty good, the modders and hackers really took a liking to how much you could play with it, and it really seemed like it had a pretty bright future ahead of it. Unfortunately,...