Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. 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-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

14
Oct
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Earlier this month, CyanogenMod teased upcoming CM10 nightly builds for the Acer Iconia Tab A700. While it may have taken a bit longer than expected, the first nightly hit get.cm last night.

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Of course, Acer started pushing its own brand of Jelly Bean to the A700 at the end of September, so the hi-res offering wasn't all that behind the times to begin with. The JB update seems to have brought some performance improvements to the device, as there's less stutter than on ICS.

13
Oct
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The Play Store's web market has come quite a long way since it was first announced back in February of 2011. Still, that doesn't mean it's perfect - among others, there are quite a few filter options still on the request list. For example, many users want to separate their free and paid apps in the My Apps interface. Thanks to a Greasemonkey script Artem just stumbled across, now you can.

13
Oct
historyhere

Ever wonder if anything interesting happened in your home town or surrounding areas in the days of old? Thanks to a new app from A&E TV called History Here, you can use the power of Google Maps to see the historical culture of towns all across the US.

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Features:

  • Thousands of exclusive points of interest, written by the history experts at HISTORY.
  • Select your current location with GPS or choose any location across the country.
13
Oct
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Back when Motorola announced the RAZR M, HD, and  MAXX HD, they promised Jelly Bean before the end of the year. Looks like the M may be first on the list to get the update, because a leaked build (4.1.1/9.8.1Q_25/35) showed up online last night. We chose to hold off on posting, as Artem started this thread on XDA so we could get some feedback before telling users to flash a buggy or incomplete ROM.

12
Oct
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Running out of juice in your smartphone or tablet is a part of life. An unfortunate part, no doubt, but it's something that we all have to deal with. As if a depleted battery isn't bad enough, we're not always in an ideal place to recharge, either. In order to combat this annoying quandary, I never leave the house without a portable charger. Having an extra battery that can quickly top off my tablet or phone at any given moment has saved me more times than I can count, and I think everybody should have one.

12
Oct
perfmon

We all know how useful floating apps can be, so an always-on-top performance monitor makes perfect sense for power users and developers. One such project just hit the Play Store from developer Chainfire, who has already brought us several other useful tools, like CFBench, SuperSU, and FAAPT.

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Simply called Perfmon, this is a floating application that can output certain metrics for monitoring purposes: foreground app, CPU, disk I/O, and network I/O.

11
Oct
perfection-tf300

Have an LTE-packing TF300? Ready for Jelly Bean? Good news! ASUS has now made the full ROM available on its site.

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To get the latest and greatest on your tablet, you need only download the blob file, extract its contents, and then flash away.

This update should match that of its Wi-Fi counterpart, bringing some subtle, yet noticeable, enhancements to the device. You'll be able to feel the difference immediately thanks to Project Butter, and get the latest El Goog has to offer in the realm of voice controls with Google Now.

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Oct
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Last Updated: November 3rd, 2012

As you probably know, the Big Android BBQ is coming up on October 19-21 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area. If you didn't know, don't stress - you can still get a ticket. But hurry - they're only on sale until the 19th.

In celebration of the BBQ, Dead Zebra - the creator of those awesome little Android figurines that everyone loves - has crafted some to commemorate the occasion!

11
Oct
deadzone

We've been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of Madfinger's online multiplayer title Shadowgun: DeadZone for months now, and the wait is finally over. For some of us anyway.

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An open beta of the game just landed in the Play Store, but for the time being, it's only available for players using Tegra 3-powered devices while the gameplay and network code are perfected. The Store listing states it's available only in the Czech Republic, but a few of us from the AP team were able to install it and got in just fine.

11
Oct
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One of the most popular third-party browsers in the Play Store, Dolphin Browser, received a fairly major bump today up to version 9.0. This brings a handful of worthwhile enhancements, including support for the HTML5 rendering engine from Dolphin Beta. In this case, however, the Dolphin team has made the engine an optional addon called Jetpack instead of making it the default. So, basically, making the browser faster on HTML5 sites is optional, for whatever reason.

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