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News : 15 Great Reasons to Root Your Phone

Okay, so you finally got around to rooting your Android device—now what? Well, to get the most out of your Superuser status, you'll need to find some good root apps, which will allow you to easily add features, reduce battery drain, remove ads, and much more. Don't Miss: Andr ...more

How To : List of Phones with Unlockable Bootloaders

If you want to root your phone, it's a huge plus. If you want to install a custom ROM like LineageOS, it's an absolute must-have. Custom kernels like ElementalX, custom recoveries like TWRP — none of this happens unless you buy a phone with an unlockable bootloader. While we ...more

News : 10 Ways iOS Beats Android

I've been an Android user almost as long as the operating system has existed, so when I received my first iPhone in April, I felt like I was in a foreign land. Sure, it runs most of the apps I'm used to, and the phone itself feels about the same in my hand as any similarly-siz ...more

How To : Remap the Bixby Button on Your Galaxy Note 9

Despite a very vocal distaste for Bixby, Samsung continues to push their voice assistant on customers. For many, the button is not only a waste, but placed perfectly for accidental presses. While it appears Samsung has no intention of giving up on Bixby, with the help of an ex ...more

News : Canon 7D's Firmware Update v1.2.1: 4/17/10

Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update v1.2.1 Canon's updated the 7D firmware. First time since the November 2009 patches. The biggest fix looks like it's for "a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode." Download from ...more

News : Hack Lets Kindle Owners Jailbreak New 3.1 Firmware

This past Tuesday, Amazon pushed a big software update to Kindle users the world over. While the update introduces a host of great new features—secondary page numbers that allow readers to reference real-world editions, for example—, it also takes something away. What? Well, ...more

How To : Set Up Windows Mixed Reality Motion Controllers

This is a very exciting time for mixed reality developers and fans alike. In 2017, we have seen a constant stream of new hardware and software releases hitting the virtual shelves. And while most of them have been in the form of developer kits, they bring with them hope and th ...more

News : NAB 2010 - SmallHD Demo their new DP-SLR Monitor

1280x800 Resolution makes this a tiny little beast of a monitor.  HDMI input and Component.  USB for firmware updates which is a great idea for a monitor with software control.  12 Presets is FANTASTIC if you are working with different types of cameras.  FLexible battery input ...more

How To : Hack WPA WiFi Passwords by Cracking the WPS PIN

A flaw in WPS, or WiFi Protected Setup, known about for over a year by TNS, was finally exploited with proof of concept code. Both TNS, the discoverers of the exploit and Stefan at .braindump have created their respective "reaver" and "wpscrack" programs to exploit the WPS vul ...more

Android Basics : What Is Root?

If you're completely new to Android, you're in for a treat with all of the software tweaks and customization options that your smartphone or tablet offers out of the box. But if you really want to take things to the next level, the ability to mod your device expands exponentia ...more

How To : Install games onto your XBox 360 hard drive (HDD)

When Microsoft came out with it's big XBox 360 firmware update at the beginning of last year, one of the cool abilities that they added to the console is the ability to install games directly to the hard drive. This will make your games load much faster and improve your gamepl ...more

How To : Root Your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 (MF3 Firmware)

Rooting is usually the first thing on the to-do list whenever one of us softModders gets a new Android device. Unfortunately our efforts are sometimes hindered by certain obstacles; a common one is a locked bootloader. What Is a Bootloader? A bootloader is the lowest level s ...more

News : 25 Cool New Things You Can Do with Android Nougat

Codenamed "Nougat" after the sugary stuff that fills your Snickers bar, Android 7.0 is living up to its name with tons of sweet features. There's almost too many changes over Marshmallow to cover in one go, with new functionality ranging from a revamped Doze Mode for battery s ...more

How To : Install ChickHEN R2 5.03 on a PSP 3000

When Sony released the new versions of the PSP Slim and 3000 in 2009, it thought that it had solved the PSP's rampant hacking problem. They hadn't. This video will show you how to load the popular exploit / CFW installer ChickHEN R2 onto a slim or 3000 PSP, leaving it ready an ...more

How To : The 5 Best Phones for Video Chat

Video chatting has become an important factor in the overall smartphone experience. Even just a few years ago, 37% of teens were making video calls on a regular basis, and that number has surely grown. 85% of households with infants have used video chat apps to call relatives ...more

How To : Get ChickHEN R2 to work on a PSP 1000

Many people are having trouble getting ChickHEN R2 to work on the PSP 1000/PHAT, so this video will show you how to get it working. There are many little tricks to getting ChickHEN working after installing it. Try scrolling around for a bit and heading into your pictures. Dow ...more

News : Galaxy S4 Group Play DEMO!

One of the coolest features on the all-new Samsung Galaxy S4 Android smartphone is the Group Play feature that allows you to wirelessly connect multiple Galaxy S4 smartphones together to create an instant, surround-sound boombox or play multi-player games like Poker between y ...more

How To : Put your Apple iPod or iPhone into DFU mode

If you own an Apple iPod or iPhone, and you want to unbrick it, you'll need to prepare the device first. This video will show you how to put your Apple iPod or iPhone into DFU mode, which means Device Firmware Update. You'll need to attach the Apple device to your computer for ...more

How To : Upgrade Your Motorola XOOM 3G to Verizon's 4G LTE

The Motorola XOOM was just released last week to Android-hungry fans waiting the next best thing to Apple's iPad. But should it have been released, considering Verizon's switching to the 4G LTE network soon? From what I saw across Android forums, yes—because most could not wa ...more

News : 5 Things We Learned from the Pixel 2 XL POLED Debacle

It looks like the dust is finally starting to settle on Google's POLED PR nightmare. The Pixel 2 XL — one of the most hotly-anticipated phones of the year — has been plagued by screen issues and worries. While it is certainly not without its faults, Google has created several ...more

News : Here's Everything You Should Know About Samsung Pay

Mobile payment systems have been around for almost 5 years now, starting with Google Wallet. But when Apple got into the game last year with their new Apple Pay service, things really started to take off. Around this time, Samsung responded by acquiring an up-and-coming mobile ...more

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