Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


LiveBoot v1.00 available for rooted Android devices

Chainfire has pulled the wraps off an all-new app for folks who like to root other devices called LiveBoot. The app is in version 1.00 right now and puts a logcat/dmesg boot animation on the screen of the device during boot to allow users to see what is going on with boot as it happens.

Amazon Fire phone software update identifies artwork with Firefly

Amazon has announced a new software update for its not so popular Fire smartphone. The latest software update brings AT&T branded version to Fire OS 3.6.5 and the unlocked GSM version to Fire OS 3.6.8. While the OS versions are different for the two device models the updates bring the same exact features to the smartphones.

Micromax unveils YUreka Cyanogen smartphone for India

We mentioned yesterday that Micromax had taken Shenzhen OnePlus to court and won an injunction because Shenzhen was selling smartphones in India that ran Cyanogen. Micromax had set up a deal with the US developers of Cyanogen that allows it to sell smartphones with the OS exclusively. The resulting injunction forced Shenzhen to remove its devices from Indian stores.

Micromax wins temporary injunction against Shenzhen OnePlus in India

A legal battle was fought recently in India with a Delhi high court granting Micromax Informatics Ltd a temporary injunction this week against Chinese smartphone maker Shenzhen OnePlus Technology Co Ltd. The court barred OnePlus from marketing, selling, and shipping OnePlus mobile phones in India that bear the Cyanogen mark.

Chicken Invaders 5 Clucks its way to Android

Chicken Invaders is a new game that has landed on the Android operating system that puts players into a battle against invading intergalactic chickens. These intergalactic chickens are focused on getting revenge for the oppressed chickens of Earth.

Keewifi Router needs no passwords for secure connection

Normally when you set up a WiFi network in your home or office for your Android devices and other items, it takes a lot of configuration and typing in of long keys to get online. A new router has surfaced called the Keewifi Router and it aims to make setting up your wireless network much easier.

Xperia E4 pictures and specs hit the web

The first images of an unreleased Sony Xperia smartphone have leaked on the internet. The device is said to be the Xperia E4 and a handful of images show some details of the smartphone. The device in the image is model number E2105, tipped to be a single SIM version of the smartphone.

Checkpoint Champion burns rubber onto Android

Checkpoint Champion is a new game that has launched for Android gamers that puts you behind the wheel of several different cars. The goal of the game is to finish a series of ten second challenges to win the game. Players will weave through checkpoints on asphalt, dirt, water, grass, and mud.
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