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CyanogenMod details PushSMS – Secure messaging for Android

With all the privacy concerns in the news as of late, many users have been seeking out ways to protect themselves. One group in general is the extremely popular CyanogenMod who recently launched "Privacy Guard" which blocks your info from all apps, and now it appears they'll be putting their efforts into a secure and encrypted messaging service for Android smartphones and tablets.

HTC One gold-plated edition can be yours for $3,000

Who's ready to break the bank and rock their new HTC One smartphone with true style? Last week we mentioned Goldgenie was offering up limited edition Galaxy S4 smartphones, and this week they've announced they'll be doing the same for the HTC One. You can get it completely customized with a gold-plated finish, platinum, or even rose gold if you'd like. It'll cost you though, but take a peek at how pretty it is below.

Galaxy S4 gold-plated edition brings elegance to Android

When you have extra cash to throw around, you might as well rock the latest and greatest smartphone on the planet with style. The iPhone isn't the only one getting the gold-plated treatment, and we have the Samsung Galaxy S4 wrapped in Gold, Platinum, or Rose Gold for you below. Sadly it'll cost you some serious coin so you better start saving your pennies now.

iOS 7 icons on Android for the Apple fan in you

Earlier this week the folks from Apple unveiled iOS 7, the new face of their mobile OS. Representing the biggest change to the iPhone OS since its birth. We won't get into if we like it or not, who copied who and all that jazz, but instead show you just how easy we can make our Androids look the same. Thanks to one fan we have exactly that.

Vire Launcher offers 3D effects and real-time lighting [Hands-on]

As you all probably know, switching out the launcher for our Android phones is one of the easiest and quickest ways to change and personalize our devices. Today we've been shown an awesome brand new option for Android phones that's currently in beta called Vire Launcher. It has some of the best visuals and animations we've seen yet, is free at the moment, and runs amazingly smooth. Check out our hands-on video below.

Active Lockscreen Review: A highly customizable replacement

The lockscreen on our smartphone or tablets can be highly customized, although we know some tend to leave them stock just to keep things simple and familiar. For those that love customization and don't want to root and have a custom ROM we have an awesome new app to share. We were recently tipped off about Active Lockscreen, an app that brings the utmost customization to our Android lockscreens. Take a peek below.

Nexus 7 becomes in-dash entertainment system [Video]

What you are about to see is quite possibly the most amazing in-dash entertainment system I've ever seen. Double din stereos for cars or trucks are nice, but none have the amazing finishing touches of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The popular online electronics reseller Sonic Electronix has just posted an epic video of one of their installers making a custom Nexus 7 stereo system. What's even better is the tablet can leave the vehicle too.
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