Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

07
Jan
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Hey Note 10.1 owners – ready for some CyanogenMod 10.1 goodness? Great, because it's finally here. The first CM10.1 nightlies are fresh out of the oven for the N8000 (GSM) and N8013 (Wi-Fi) models over at Get.CM as of just a bit ago.

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Definition: A "nightly" is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day's worth of new code has been committed.

07
Jan
1

It's the new year, and you know what that means: everyone is trying to lose weight. Nothing wrong with starting the year off trying to shed a few pounds – but the hard part is staying motivated. There are a flurry of apps that can aid in such a quest, but the real benefit comes when your workout data can be automatically synced with your smart device. And now, Fitbit – a site/service "dedicated to helping people lead healthier, more active lives" – is getting into the game with its own wristband, a la Jawbone's Up or Nike's Fuelband.

07
Jan
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If Acer's recent entry into the "budget" tablet market – the Iconia Tab A110 – still wasn't light enough on the wallet for you, then maybe the company's latest offering will be. Announced just today, the Iconia Tab B1-A71 is a 7" slate with pretty meager specs, and a price tag to match:

  • 7" 1024x600 display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek MTK 8317T processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage with microSD card slot
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Android 4.1

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While Acer hasn't announced when the B1-A71 will be available, it has said the tablet will be released with a price "under $150." Woo.

06
Jan
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It's CES 2013, and NVIDIA has just kicked it off in a way that only NVIDIA can: by announcing the world's first quad-core A15 CPU – the Tegra 4. It uses the same 4-PLUS-1 setup as the Tegra 3, which has the fifth "battery saving" core, but supercharges it in basically every way imaginable. For starters, it features 72 GPU cores. That's a lot of cores.

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Past that, it's the first Tegra processor to have an onboard 4G LTE modem (finally!).

05
Jan
1

Don't you just love when your device gets a new version of CM? It's like getting an update from the Android gods, because who knows when the manufacturer/carrier is going to send one out.

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Today, four new devices are added to the CM10.1 list:

  • XOOM Wi-Fi (wingray)
  • XOOM 3G (everest) Note: Not compatible with the Verizon variant!
  • Samsung Fascinate (fascinatemtd)
  • ...and a newcomer to the scene, the ODROID-U2 (odroidu2)

That's excellent news for the owners of those devices, but we're sure there's one question on everyone's mind here: what the hell is an ODROID-U2?

05
Jan
sphero

If you have a Sphero – the Bluetooth-controlled robot ball – then you know just how much fun they can be. If you happen to have more than one Sphero, you're in for a real treat, as you can now operate multiple Spheros from a single device, thanks to a new feature in the app called Multi-Ball.

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It's worth noting that Multi-Ball is still in its experimental stages for the time being, so it may not work properly 100% of the time.

05
Jan
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When it comes to the Note 10.1, there's a slip in the crowd: you either love it or hate it. Those who do love it, though, really love it – if you'd like to join those ranks but just can't justify dropping five hundred dollars on a tablet, 1 Sale a Day may have your ticket. For today only, you can get a refurbished Galaxy Note 10.1 16GB for $380. That's a solid $120 off the retail price, which makes for some pretty nice savings.

04
Jan
1

ASUS has just uploaded the full ROM of build 10.4.9.6 for the Turducken PadFone 2, which brings a whole slew of improvements and enhancements to the device:

04
Jan
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I'd like to think that office/home organization is a pretty big deal to most people, because it certainly is to me. Perhaps it's just my nature, but I live by the motto "a place for everything and everything in its place." Then again, I'm a Virgo, so being a freak about things like that is engrained into my very being (or so I've read, anyway). Ergo, I'm always looking for new ways to make things more organized and easier to find.

04
Jan
playmags

When Google first launched Play Magazines, there was an immediate backlash from users who were already subscribed to paper magazines that offer a free digital copy, as there was no way to grab said digital subscription from Google. Instead, these users were treated as if they had no prior subscription at all and were effectively forced to pay again if they wanted to read on their mobile device. Needless to say, that didn't go over very well.

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