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Cyanogen introduces MOD, gives third-party apps tighter integration into Android-based OS

Cyanogen Inc is a for-profit company that produces a custom version of Android that’s distributed on a handful of smartphones. But the developers at Cyanogen started out working on a community-supported, open source Android ROM called CyanogenMod… which still exists. So it’s a little odd that the latest product from Cyanogen is called MOD… because that’s […]

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iPad battery case mod lets you double battery life of Chinese Android tablets

The Pipo Max M1 is an Android tablet with a 9.7 inch display, a Rockchip RK3066 dual core processor, Mali 400 graphics, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. It’s about the same size as an iPad — and that means you can use some iPad cases with the tablet. SlateDroid forum member Carnivore figured out […]

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How to sideload Android apps to BlackBerry PlayBook (rooted)

If you’ve already rooted your BlackBerry PlayBook, you may have encountered a screen like the one above. Unlike a run-of-the-mill Android tablet, there’s no box to check that lets you install Android apps from “unknown sources.” Instead, you can install Android apps that have been converted to BlackBerry PlayBook apps by downloading them from the […]