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29Apr/120

ICS update now available for the Samsung I9100G

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Being the least popular amongst all the siblings can be unpleasant, to say the least. Take the Samsung I9100G for example, the other international Galaxy S2 variant. Already disappointed to get an OMAP processor instead of an Exynos, it never got the ICS update it so wanted when the roll-out for the original S2 began.

The wait has finally ended, though, as GSM Arena reports that seeding for the update is well underway and just about all of its users should now see the notification.


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29Apr/120

Super Smash Bros on Wii U will use 3DS support

Nintendo feels the most logical way to expand the Super Smash Bros franchise is to have 3DS integration. The company confirmed at last year’s E3 conference in June that a new Super Smash Bros title was in development for its upcoming console, the Wii U. But president Satoru Iwata admitted it was only just in the beginning stages of development. As such, there have been virtually no details about the title.

And the announcement that such a game was in the works probably came as a surprise to no one. Now, a new detail is finally starting to emerge. Franchise creator Masahiro Sakurai said in a recent interview, “I intend to change direction a little as we go. The key to that’s going to be its dual support for 3DS and Wii U.” He noted that the series would come to a “certain dead end we come to if we just expand the volume of the game.”

The Wii game Super Smash Bros Brawl by all accounts met everything that fans could have asked for. It was an incredible addition and it will be very difficult to make something better than that. Just improving graphics won’t be enough. “I’m really just getting started on this so it’s going to take time, but I’ll come up with something that uses [the Wii U/3DS link] as the game’s central axis, so I hope you’re looking forward to it,” Sakurai said. In addition, with the LCD screen on the Wii U controller, there could be a lot of integration going on between multiple displays. If the team manages to make something that is as big a step forward as the Gamecube version to the Wii version was, we could have something pretty cool to look forward to.

[via Gamezone]

Super Smash Bros on Wii U will use 3DS support is written by Mark Raby & originally posted on SlashGear.
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29Apr/120

Microsoft fixes Hotmail password glitch

Microsoft has quashed a glaring bug in its Web-based Hotmail email software that allowed Firefox users to easily reset the password another user’s Hotmail account, effectively locking them out of access to their own email. Luckily, it seems like it was a pretty simple fix because it went from being discovered to being patched in just one day. The company went public with the discovery late last week.

The glitch was specific to a Firefox add-on called Temper Data. It allowed hackers to siphon off outgoing HTTP requests in real-time from the browser, and then modify the data. So for example, in Hotmail as soon as hackers hit a password reset for any email account, they were able to instantly modify the request and put in a password of their choosing. The vulnerability was discovered by vulerability-lab.com.

That site described the security hole as follows: “Remote attackers can bypass the password recovery service to set up a new password and bypass in place protections (token based). The token protection only checks if a value is empty, then blocks or closes the web session. A remote attacker can, for example, bypass the token protection with values ‘+++)-’. Successful exploitation results in unauthorized MSN or Hotmail account access.” Microsoft reportedly was told about the flaw on April 20, and then fixed it on April 21.

[via The Register]

Microsoft fixes Hotmail password glitch is written by Mark Raby & originally posted on SlashGear.
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29Apr/120

GameStop to begin trade-in program for Android tablets and smartphones?

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According to Gadget Experts, you could soon be able to trade-in your old Android devices at your nearest GameStop. Not much is known about the program, which currently seems to include only the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Nexus S and Infuse 4G, but the site says it should start some time this summer, rolling out to all locations countrywide by the end of the year. More devices would be added to the inventory, too.

[Gadget Experts via Engadget]


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29Apr/120

Acer releases app to assist A500/A501 tablet users update to ICS

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If you are a Acer Iconia Tab A500 or A501 user, you might want to download/update this app. As the rep from the manufacturer explains in the video below, the app will notify you when the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is available for you.

[via PocketNow]


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29Apr/120

Acer releases app to assist A500 tablet users update to ICS

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If you are a Acer Iconia Tab A500 or A501 user, you might want to download/update this app. As the rep from the manufacturer explains in the video below, the app will notify you when the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is available for you.

[via PocketNow]


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28Apr/120

Maingear customizable Ivy Bridge towers revealed

There are several brand new Maingear desktop computers coming your way, each of them with the new 3rd Generation Intel Core processor line inside, Extreme Edition on-board. This lineup includes three new models, one of them the redesigned F131 chassis with the Ivy Bridge inside, another the Potenza chassis with Maingear’s venerated VRTX (Vertical Exhaust) Cooling Technology. Check out the simplicity of these beasts and dive in.

Maingear is releasing three total models here in this lineup, the first being the Maingear Shift, the second called F131, the third named Potenza. Up first is the Maingear Shift, a tower with customizable bits inside including cooling vents at the top and bottom with vans at the bottom to draw cool air in from underneath. The design behind this arrangement won the 2011 CES Design and Innovations award.

Next is the Maingear F131 which includes many of the features of the Shift in a smaller form-factor. This chassis has micro ATX vertical heat dissipation similar to the SHIFT, dual GPUs inside at any length, a hot-swap tool-less bay for data storage switching, and more. This machine has the option to integrate EPIC 120 CPU cooling and EPIC T1000 for improvements in performance on the whole. The chassis on this device are 2.5mm thick and are made of sand-blasted and anodized aluminum.

The final of three units is the Maingear Potenza, this a mini-ITX gaming machine made to work with Digi+ VRM design generally designed for larger motherboards. This machine has no cord slots anywhere but the back, takes graphic cards up to 10″ including the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, and works with an EPIC 120 CPU if you wish. You’ve got an included 140mm Air Penetrator fan as well as support for one 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drives, and the whole thing lives inside a case that’s just 7.4”(W) x 15.6”(H ) x 9.25”(D).

Maingear is also announcing this week that all of their desktops, MAINGEAR SHIFT, F131, Potenza, VYBE and X-Cube along with the Alt and eX-L series notebooks will be offering 3rd Generation Intel Core processors (Ivy Bridge that is) from here on out – grab em! Also note that exterior cases can be customized with a variety of optional features such as automotive quality paint jobs as well as etched artwork and logos.

The Maingear Shift starts at $1,552.00 USD, the Maingear F131 starts at $1,049.00 USD, and the Maingear Potenza starts at $899.00 USD. Check them all out now and customize them to outer-space and back at Maingear’s online shop – make your dreams come true!

Maingear customizable Ivy Bridge towers revealed is written by Chris Burns & originally posted on SlashGear.
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28Apr/120

Twitter receives a small update for people around the world

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Twitter has become one of the most important social networks in the world. All the big news usually hit our Twitter streams much faster than TV reporters can get to us. So if you have your Twitter account set to Dutch, Finnish or Hungarian, you will be happy to know that Twitter’s most recent app update fixes all your app crashes.

Also, Indonesian has been added to the list, so have at it. It is a sweet little update for those that can take advantage of it. You can get your update from the Google Play Store.

[Via: Android Central]


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28Apr/120

Annoyed by those pesky new Facebook icons? Here is how to get rid of them

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The latest Facebook app update may not exactly be that re-design we have all be waiting for, but it definitely has some new stuff. Apparently, the guys over at Facebook HQ thought it would be great to give us two new icons that work along with the main application – Messenger and Camera. And we have found a way to get rid of them.

These apps work directly with the social network and allow you to chat it up with your buddies or share your images quickly with Facebook’s very own camera app. Said shortcuts may come in handy for some, but we noticed many of our readers were quite upset about this. We don’t need more bloatware, right?

If you have been looking for a solution to this issue, developer Cory Charlton has come up with a handy app for root users. It will get rid of both applications. More exactly, it gets rid of the icons, as these services can’t exactly be completely taken off the phone – They are part of the main Facebook app.

Facebook Icon Remover pretty much does the same job as many custom launchers. It hides the icons from your app drawer. This can also be done with most Android 4.0 devices, but manufacturers have the ability to disable this. If you don’t like launchers, and don’t have the ability to natively hide your apps, this may be your best bet. But remember, it is only for root users.

It comes without saying that the usual disclaimer is applicable here. Rooting, flashing and tinkering with your device in any way may void your warranty and/or harm your device. Be careful, and don’t go blaming anyone if something bad happens.

With that, head over to the Google Play Store if this is the app you need. How upset are you guys over Facebook adding these icons to your app drawer? Have you taken any measures to get rid of them?

[Source: XDA Developers Via: XDA Developers]


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28Apr/120

Annoyed by those pesky new Facebook icons? Here is how to get rid of them.

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The latest Facebook app update may not exactly be that re-design we have all be waiting for, but it definitely has some new stuff. Apparently, the guys over at Facebook HQ thought it would be great to give us two new icons that work along with the main application – Messenger and Camera. And we have found a way to get rid of them.

These apps work directly with the social network and allow you to chat it up with your buddies or share your images quickly with Facebook’s very own camera app. Said shortcuts may come in handy for some, but we noticed many of our readers were quite upset about this. We don’t need more bloatware, right?

If you have been looking for a solution to this issue, developer Cory Charlton has come up with a handy app for root users. It will get rid of both applications. More exactly, it gets rid of the icons, as these services can’t exactly be completely taken off the phone – They are part of the main Facebook app.

Facebook Icon Remover pretty much does the same job as many custom launchers. It hides the icons from your app drawer. This can also be done with most Android 4.0 devices, but manufacturers have the ability to disable this. If you don’t like launchers, and don’t have the ability to natively hide your apps, this may be your best bet. But remember, it is only for root users.

It comes without saying that the usual disclaimer is applicable here. Rooting, flashing and tinkering with your device in any way may void your warranty and/or harm your device. Be careful, and don’t go blaming anyone if something bad happens.

With that, head over to the Google Play Store if this is the app you need. How upset are you guys over Facebook adding these icons to your app drawer? Have you taken any measures to get rid of them?

[Source: XDA Developers Via: XDA Developers]


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