Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

Building on its hard-earned success from the previous years, Google’s mobile operating system, Android, continued to maintain its position as a leading name in the business all throughout 2012. Apart from the release of the powerful Samsung Galaxy S III and numerous other top-of-the-line Android devices, the recently-concluded year saw Google introduce the quad core-powered Nexus 4, and the first tablet in the Nexus series, the Nexus 7, followed by its 10-inch variant, the Nexus 10. Obviously enough, 2012 wouldn’t have been complete without adequate advancements on the software front as well. Thanks to the release of the Project Butter-powered Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and its enhanced iteration (4.2), Android became a much steadier, smarter, faster and secure platform. As a result, the inflow of apps in the Google Play Store (formerly Android Market) has continued to increase and so has the number of big names making their debut on it. This post, like the one at the end of last year, focuses on the best free Android apps of 2012 that were featured on Addictive Tips.

 

 

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These Are the Best Android Apps of the Year According to Google

You already saw Apple’s selection for best apps of the year 2012—which were kind of crappy and ridiculous. Here’s Google’s own list of best apps for Android. It’s not much better than Apple’s. Check them out and tell us what you think in the comments.

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We all know that all Apple devices are having a common issue which is the low volume sound, for example when I try to listen to a music on a my iPhone I realize that the sound is so poor, of course there is a lot of tweaks can increase the volume of your iPhone like VolumeBoost 4.0 tweak and etc.. In this how to guide you will learn how to significantly increase the volume limit on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running any firmware version.

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Microsoft has finally unveiled all of their plans for Windows Phone 8, including when and where you’ll be able to pick up one of the latest devices running the OS. To get in on the WP8 goodness you’ll need to upgrade the entire phone, as you may recall Microsoft is only allowing a smaller upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8 on “legacy” devices such as the Lumia 900.

If you’re in the market for a new Windows Phone, there are five launch models to choose from, and the following guide will help you see which ones are available on your favorite wireless carrier and for how much. Plus, at the end of the article, there is a comparison table where you can see the differences in specifications between all of them.

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Apple TV New

Although the Apple TV is still officially classed as hobby project for Apple that takes its place behind the likes of the iPhone and iPad, it is a piece of kit that is growing in popularity and prominence with more units shipping each quarter. Apple have showed recent signs of taking the Apple TV more seriously with the addition of streaming content such as the iTunes Festival and their own media event keynotes but until they add some powerful extensions and features, it may continue to live as the company’s hobby creation. Thankfully, the jailbreak world loves to pay attention to unloved iOS devices and it now seems possible to control the Apple TV using basic voice commands.

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Those of you who are familiar with jailbreaking, rooting or unlocking their smartphone will know that the tools that apply these modifications use an exploit – either in your device’s software or hardware – to get system-level access and allow other applications to do the same.

Modder and recognized developer lyriquidperfection from XDA Developers has released a new tool that can root and unroot all HTC devices in one click using an unspecified universal exploit. Check it out after the jump!

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iOS 61 pwned

Whenever a new version of iOS is released to the public (or indeed, simply to developers), the attentions of many quickly turn to the possibility of a jailbreak. Offering a freedom impossible at stock level on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, jailbroken devices offer the iOS experience without limitation, and it’s thanks to utilities like the iPhone Dev-Team’s Redsn0w that jailbreaks can be achieved.

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