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Jul
25
by tinyman392 at 11:41 AM
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Unlocking to Become Legal Again in the US

For the past couple years, a law passed that made it illegal to unlock your device. The device you bought... The device you own. I'm not alone in saying that I was very disappointed when I heard this news; even if I'm not unlocking my devices myself (OK, I'm jailbreaking, but not unlocking), it still seamed absurd that the law could restrict something you do to something you own. It'd be the equivilent of saying that it's illegal to upgrade the brakes in your car to something different...

Fortunately, the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" is on its way to becoming a new law reversing this decisions, put forth by the DMCA, a year and a half ago. This law will allow you to unlock your device as well as others (with permission from the original owners) without any sort of penalty... You know, cause you own your device.

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Jul
24
by tinyman392 at 7:29 PM
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HiFiMan | Over-Ear Headphones | $ 899.00

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HiFiMan has been in the audio business for the longest time. Though I learned about HiFiMan through their IEMs (the RE-0 was the second real IEM I ever owned), they are better known for their planar magnetic headphones. The HiFiMan HE-560 is one of two new planars that were announced at CES this year, the other being the HE-400i. They were to replace the HE-500 and HE-400 respectively having big goals in mind to make them not only lighter, with single-sided magnets, but also more comfortable and more sensitive as well. HiFiMan seemed to hit all the marks on this.

Specifications

Driver: Single-sided Planar Magnetic
Frequency Response: 15 Hz – 50 kHz
Impedance: 35 ohms
Sensitivity: 90 dB

In the Box

HiFiMan HE-560
Audio Cable

Design

Modern, cutting, edgy, complex… Those are four words that I’d use to describe the design of the HE-560. HiFiMan put a small twist with the normal wooden...
Jul
20
by tinyman392 at 7:39 PM
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Snappgrip | Accessor + Case | $ 69.99

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It’s been a little over 1 year since Nokia released the Lumia 1020. The phone was highly focused on photography and had an accessory that really geared it that way, the grip case. Snappgrip aims to bring this sort of functionality to the iOS and Android world and doesn’t do a bad job at it. The Snappgrip case isn’t the most stylish, but it’s a great concept that can definitely go the mile.

In the Box

Snappgrip Controller
Snappgrip Case
Carrying Pouch
Wrist Strap

Design

Snappgrip really didn’t put to much thought into the actual case design, the only aspect of the case that can stand out is that the Snappgrip name is placed on the back. It’s available in two colors, or lack thereof, black and a creamy white. Design-wise, the case doesn’t stand out, I do wish they’d give the case a bit more of a camera oriented design like they did the controller, the entire design as a whole would be a lot more...
Jul
19
by tinyman392 at 7:34 PM
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NuForce | In-Ear Monitor | $ 499.00

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Up until now, the only NuForce IEMs I’ve tried have all been sub-100 dollar IEMs, entry-level really. The Primo 8 seems to be the first foray into the higher-end IEM. The Primo 8 utilizes a quad-driver setup like the UE 900, Westone W4, and Heir Audio 4.Ai. It proves to be able to match up toe to toe with these heavyweights becoming a strong contender in this league as well.

Specifications

Driver: Quad-BA (dual-woofers, single-mid, single-high)
Frequency Response: 18 Hz – 22 kHz
Impedance: 38 ohms
Sensitivity: 118 dB

In the Box

NuForce Primo 8
Cable with Remote and Mic
Ear Tips (single-flange(x2): S/M/L/XL; Comply foam: M/L)
Leather Pouch
¼” Adapter
Airplane Adapter
Cleaning Tool
Microfiber Cloth

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Design

The NuForce Primo 8 takes its core design from the likes of Westone and Shure as they have a similar form factor, however, the unique, bicycle-helmet like design...
Jul
16
by tinyman392 at 7:12 PM
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Brainwavz | In-Ear Monitor | $ 59.50

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The Brainwavz S1 is the first of two new over-ear IEM models introduced by Brianwavz recently. It sits itself near the mid-range tier for the Brainwavz lineup, though I would still consider it entry level. It’s a lively, fun IEM that is casted in an aluminum housing that has a nice metallic shine to it.

Specifications

Driver: 10 mm Dynamic
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms
Sensitivity: 93 dB

In the Box

Brainwavz S1
Carrying Case
Silicone Tips (Black: S/M/L; Translucent: S/M/L; Duo-Flange: M; Tripl-Flange: L)
Airplane Adapter

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Design

The S1 has a very simplistic design. It’s available in only one finish, which is a gun-metal aluminum finish that looks metallic. The Brainwavz name is silkscreened into the side of each housing. Dark purple is used as an accent color for the rubber strain reliefs, y-split, and headphone jack. Overall, the...
Jul
11
by tinyman392 at 7:16 PM
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ThinkSound | On-Ear Headphones | $ 249.99

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ThinkSound has always been one of my favorite brands of headphones. Their products generally are quite affordable, eco-friendly, and have a great consumer-friendly sound that is still technically strong. Up until now, however, they have made a huge focus on doing wooden in-ears, the On1 represents ThinkSound’s first foray into something bigger, and as the name implies, on-ear headphones. It proves to be quite a good first step as well.

Specifications

Driver: 40 mm Dynamic
Frequency Response: 5 Hz – 22 kHz
Impedance: 50 ohms
Sensitivity: NA

In the Box

ThinkSound On1 On-Ear Headphones
Carrying Pouch
Audio Cables (1 with remote/mic, 1 audio-only)

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Design

The one thing that has really always set ThinkSound apart is that all of their headphones use a full-wood design. The On1 is no different as the wooden housings look quite beautiful in the right light. The...
Jul
09
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by RealPetChicken at 8:54 PM
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I have been working on a icon pack that i will release on the play store. I am in need of people to test and give me feedback and activity names for their phone. I will try and create icons for most phones depending on the users willing to help me out, hence i will need a one phone make per member, I own an HTC One M8 and a Nexus 5, so those are taken care of but i am in need of others i.e. a Samsung s5, Sony Xperia etc.

Those willing to help out will get the icon pack for free, and a thank you shout out as well. So one member per device, and please be available, if you don't have much free time, it probably won't help me much, but the thought is appreciated. If not already, join our apps page in Google+ if you are wanting to get involved.

Launchers currently supported
  • Action Launcher
  • ADW Launcher
  • Apex Launcher
  • Nova Launcher
  • Smart Launcher
  • Go Launcher

Get Involved
  1. Make sure the ROM on your...
Jul
08
by nekomichi at 9:42 AM
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Ever since updating to iOS 7.1.x or iOS 8 beta, many users have noticed that the battery life of their devices has been dramatically reduced. Whether it’s because of the introduction of the new features such as Background App Refresh or the brighter, whiter interface straining the display, users have had to recharge their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches much more frequently than before the update. However, not all hope is lost, as there are a few things you can do to alleviate the battery issue. Here, I have compiled some tweaks and settings for both jailbreak and stock iOS users to try out.

Although this guide was written while testing a device running iOS 7.1.1, settings should be applicable to any device running iOS 7.0 to 8.0.

This guide is still in progress, images and the jailbreak section will be added in a future update.

First Things First

1. In order to track your battery usage, it’s important to enable battery...
Jul
03
by Nburnes at 12:49 PM
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Try this:

Open Google Search
Type "Okay Google Everywhere" without quotes
Go back to Google Now homepage type thing
Scroll to bottom and tap on three dots (or use menu button if you have it) then Settings
Tap on Voice
Check Audio History
Tap on "Ok Google" Detection
Check where you want it enabled from

This personally worked for me on all my devices (6) and my parents S3's.

Source: http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/07/03/still-dont-have-ok-google-everywhere-try-this-simple-trick/
Jul
02
by Zyiros at 10:31 PM
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As a new Apple developer, I've had the honor of trying out OS X Yosemite. I certainly wasn't enthusiastic about Apple's direction towards an iOS 7-esk design for a professional desktop operating system. To say the least, I'm glad I gave it a try.

First Impressions:
My first impression was layered with my pessimistic expectations, however, I am happy to say that Apple did a wonderful job designing Yosemite. I was taken aback by the beauty of Yosemite–truly. Yosemite is far (far) better designed than iOS 7.

What I Enjoy:
I very much enjoy the new design. I have Yosemite on my external backup drive, so when I called it a day after downloading it, I booted off my computer's internal storage and back to Mavericks. Immediately upon booting into Mavericks, I was hit by the sheer primitive design that Mavericks carried. The Stoplights, Dock, folders, and name what you want–all looked drab and ugly.

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1. Window design.

The new flat...