OSX

BlueStacks for Mac, running Android apps on your OSX

If you mentioned BlueStacks to anyone before reading this article, they would probably know about the Android emulator for running apps on a PC, of which BlueStacks claim that there are around 90 million users of their software on a Windows platform. That total is bound to increase, now that BlueStacks is announcing that their Android emulator software will now be available for Mac users.

Superboot v2 makes rooting the Galaxy Nexus a snap on Windows, Mac & Linux

Android enthusiasts tend to be pretty tech-savvy as a rule, at least by the standards of Aunt Rita and the rest of the population. But those with the real know-how that make rooting, flashing and other sundry modifications easy deserve some real props. Such is the case with Paul "Modaco" O'Brein. The second revision of his Superboot tool for rooting the Galaxy Nexus makes it even easier to get your superuser on, and it works with all major desktop platforms.