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CyanogenMod Installer Removed from Google Play Store

CyanogenMod Installer Removed from Google Play Store

A bit of news sure to disappoint fans of Cid, the CyanogenMod team recently took to their blog to explain the removal of the exceptionally popular “CyanogenMod Installer” from the Google Play Store. Despite being installed on more than 100,000 devices and maintaining a 4.2 star average rating, Google has decided this particular little blue


ReKonq Gaining Chrome Extension Support, Still Sponsored By Blue Systems

It’s been just a little over a year since the mystical Blue Systems started sponsoring development of ReKonq.  Blue Systems is second only to the KDE e.V. in platform investment, sponsoring not only numerous core applications, but multiple distributions as well.  ReKonq has come a long way since 0.9.2 (May 2012) and with the help


Lenovo Enters The Chromebook Game, Lends Credibility

ThinkPad X131e Chromebook The Chromebook is now officially 2 years old, with the original model CR-48 officially long-in-the-tooth and left behind.  After the initially testing period of the CR-48, Samsung and Acer have made their best, and different efforts at selling the platform for outrageously low prices.  Since the release of Samsung and Acer’s latest


Google Donates $20,000 to Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse, the multi-language open source integrated development environment (IDE), has just received a considerable gift from Google’s Open Source Programs Office: a $20,000 donation to help refine the performance of the latest 4.2 release. A Friend in Need This donation wasn’t exactly out of the blue. It was made in direct response to a lengthy discussion


Google Drive Exceeds 5 Million Downloads In Less Than 1 Hour.

Google Drive, the over-speculated, hype-driven, cloud storage platform that we always knew was coming, is here.  Announced only a few thousand heart-beats ago, Google Drive is experiencing incredible demand in the Google Play store. With a broad, round number of 5 million (5,000,000) downloads recorded and displayed prominently, it may only be another hour or


Latest Release Of Linux Contains Code Developed Via Google Plus

Say what you will about the mainstream viability of Google Plus, but anyone who has spent even a few days on Google’s rapidly developing social network can tell you that the userbase seems unusually knowledgeable and tech-savvy. There have been numerous posts and articles attempting to explain this phenomena, but the most common theory seems