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EFF defends Android whistleblower from Carrier IQ lawsuit

Smartphones are a minefield of potential privacy and security violations on the best of days, and careless software implementations like HTC's recent Sense UI issue don't help. So when XDA-Developers poster TrevE found some disturbingly direct violations of Android users' privacy in the Carrier IQ tracking software, he made it known to as many people as possible, with citations and evidence as needed. Now Carrier IQ has sent him a cease and desist letter, threatening legal action if he doesn't remove his research and allegations. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a legal defense group for technology enthusiasts and issues, has offered him assistance.

Samsung Epic 4G Touch root method released

The Epic 4G Touch was released just last Friday and already the lovely people over at XDA Developers have already developed a root method for the device.  While most of you may be unsure of putting your brand new, beautiful Epic 4G Touch's under the knife, these developers have unlocked the phone to allowing you full access to the device's potential.

PSA: Remote SD Card Access Offered by File Expert App

It's time to get your access on! The folks at Geek Software Technology Inc have brought forth an awesome bit of functionality that we thought you aught to be familiar with! This isn't the newest innovation on the marketplace, of course, but it's certainly something everyone should have a knowledge of! Below you'll find instructions on how you can have your mobile phone in one hand, not connected to anything except a Wi-Fi network, and another device in your other hand accessing the microSD card of the first just by being connected to the same Wi-Fi network! Neato!

Tampermonkey App Brings Augmented Browsing to Android

Now if you are a fan of the Greasemonkey Firefox extension or Tampermonkey's Chrome version, you're probably thinking "awesome!", while the rest of us are thinking "what's augmented browsing?" Apps like Tampermonkey allow you to utilize scripts to make changes to websites as you browse. This is very open ended, but to give you a better idea, of what this means, some of the popular uses for such apps are removing ads, auto-filling forms, or transposing info from another site, onto the one you're viewing.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Now Chugging Along at 1.6 GHz

Not long ago we reported that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer had been overclocked to 1.4 GHz. Never being satisfied, though, developers have cranked it up to 1.6 GHz, with 1.7 in sight. Reading through the thread over on XDA, it sounds like this new kernel is actually more stable than the one we last reported on.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Overclocked to 1.4 GHz

Overclocking can be quite the gratifying experience, and overclocking dual-core tablets can make benchmarks cry. With the Motorola Xoom overclocked to 1.5 GHz last week, the rest of its Honeycomb brethren were sure to follow. Now a kernel is all ready for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer to overclock, courtesy of XDA user netarchy. It isn't proven to be completely stable yet, but initial reports sound promising.

Panoramic Camera from HTC Sense 3.0 APK Available

Android developers are awesome. This time we're happy to report that over at XDA francois.d.dillinger has managed to pull the camera app from Sense 3.0 and its available for you to flash on certain Sense based ROMs for phones including the EVO and MyTouch 4G. Note that since the camera is a system app its a bit more involved than just installing the apk and requires root, but for panoramic photos, it sounds worth it.

Leaked Official Droid Incredible Build Available to Flash

The latest build of the official Gingerbread build for the Droid Incredible, with Sense on board, leaked this morning. Now thanks to hardworking developers, a zip is rooted and ready for flashing for the root inclined among you. The build is Sense 1.0, but offers a nice bump for your Android version to 2.3.3.

LG G2x Overclocked to 1.5 Ghz, scores almost 4600 in Quadrant

I know we talk about overclocking and benchmarks quite often, but it is a little exciting you have to admit. Seeing what the amazing developers and kernel builders can squeeze out of these devices, all that extra power they can unlock and keep the device stable. Today I have some benchmarks I have done myself this morning on my T-Mobile G2x running at 1.5 Ghz on a EXT4 kernel by Morfic, and I was getting some pretty huge benchmark results.

NOOKColor humming on Gingerbread thanks to CyanogenMod7

The flexibility of the Barnes and Noble NOOKColor shows itself again as the Android eReader has been rooted to become a full-on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) tablet. The mod, based on CyanogenMod7, has completely wiped out the BN ebook reader overlay and has also overclocked the NOOKColor's 800 Mhz processor in order to get it run smoothly. The only real issue appears to be a hardware limitation, since Gingerbread requires multiple hardware buttons and the NOOKColor only has a single button plus volume controls. But other than that, the NOOKColor is humming along rather nicely at 1.1 Ghz speed.
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