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Pocket App Updated: Now Reads Articles Aloud

Pocket has always been a useful app. I used to save interesting articles to read offline when travelling home on an underground train (until one day AT&T boosted signal and HSPA+ coverage in the tunnels, that is). Pocket is also cross platform, being able to save things on an Android phone and access them on any computer, Android or iOS device. Pretty… Read more

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Gets New ICS Leak, Missing Pinch To Zoom

A lot of devices had local search removed in updates to prevent lawsuits by Apple, but (in my opinion) this wasn’t a big usability issue and could easily be worked around. Now we may have a more serious problem on our hands. The newest ICS leak for the Epic 4G Touch (it’s been getting tons of new leaks) has all pinch to zoom functionality removed…. Read more

Motorola’s $100 Credit Eligibility Page Live, Get Money For Non-Updated 2011 Moto Phone

At Motorola’s event yesterday, they said that most of their phones released in 2011 and after would be getting the Jelly Bean update. Of course, not all. Some phones will be stuck on an older version of Android (Gingerbread!). However, if you own one of these devices, Motorola announced that they’d give you $100 in credit if you buy one of their new… Read more

AT&T Starting Trials For Text-To-911 In Tennessee

AT&T has started trials for its customers in Tennessee for the new 911 IP infrastructure. It’s exactly as it sounds: you text 911 instead of calling them for emergencies. In many situations, this is very important, yet no one has implemented it yet. It’s good to see AT&T testing it. Let’s hope it’s rolled out to all customers… Read more

U.S. Cellular Offering Added Lines To Family Plan Free

To celebrate the joyous occasion of going back to school (!!!), U.S. Cellular is offering adding lines to their family plans for free through 2012, with up to four extra lines. Meaning you can pay to have a 2 line family plan and get 6 lines, saving up to $80 per month. Their family plans start at $99.99 for unlimited minutes and messaging for two… Read more

Root: Google Now Almost Fully Working On Ice Cream Sandwich!

Google Now has essentially been ported to Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs. This is the full, legit search, including the very natural Jelly Bean voice. I have tested it on my Galaxy S II running 4.0.4, and it works quite well most of the time. Sometimes the app can not show anything on screen, no matter what version I use, but in general it works well and… Read more

Motorola DROID RAZR Fastboot Files For ICS Released

If you’re ever stuck with a soft bricked RAZR or RAZR MAXX on ICS, now you can fix it with the newly released fastboot files. With these files and a program called RSDLite, you can flash your phone to stock software. It’s the Odin of Motorola phones, except nowhere near as open. Either way, it can be a life saver when you’ve accidentally screwed… Read more

Safe Mode: An Invaluable Feature In Jelly Bean

Jelly Bean has debuted a new feature great for any user: safe mode. When you reboot into safe mode, it disables all 3rd party apps. So if your phone is acting up, crashing, draining battery fast, or anything, entering safe mode can definitely prove if it’s an app issue or something more serious. It might also be a good battery saving mode, but that’s… Read more

HP TouchPad Was Made To Run Android Initially

A former webOS developer relations guy, Josh Marinacci, wrote a lengthy post about his time at Palm, and it’s quite interesting. One detail he wrote about is that the TouchPad was designed to run Android. Looking back, most of its hardware was Android-compatible, and the TouchPads that shipped with Android accidentally proved they had it working. he… Read more