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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

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Win a Free Android Game Console Courtesy of PlayMG!

Free Console???  Yep! PlayMG, a company dedicated to Android game consoles and safety online, wants to give one lucky Powerbase reader a PlayMG Android game console.  What is a PlayMG?  Well, we spent some time with the device several months ago.  You can read our impressions here. So, how do you win?  Easy!  1.) Find

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PhoneSats in Orbit, Transmitting Data To Listeners Worldwide

After a few delays, the inaugural mission of the Orbital Sciences Antares mission successfully made it into orbit on April 21st. While the mission didn’t carry the actual spacecraft Antares is designed to lift (that’s currently slated for June), it didn’t go up there empty handed. The Antares rocket safely delivered all three of NASA’s PhoneSats into their intended orbit, and

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Reimagining Play: Interview with PlayMG’s Taylor Cavanah

Last month, we brought you a review of the MG, an Android powered handheld gaming system designed for casual games. The combination of vanilla Android and the MG’s custom parental controls made the device a compelling option for gamers young and old alike, and its comparatively low price combined with the vast Android software library

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Pwnie Express Releases Pwn Pad Ahead of Schedule

The team at Pwnie Express seems to have a lot of trouble standing still, as it doesn’t seem more than a few months go by before they are talking about yet another disruptive open source product that they are about to unleash on the security community. First it was their Pwn Plug, which combined an off the shelf SheevaPlug with

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STRaND-1 Satellite Preparing to Activate Onboard Nexus One

We’ve previously reported on the NASA project to base a new generation of small, cheap, spacecraft around Android phones, dubbed PhoneSat. While PhoneSat is still on track to launch in April, the British have beaten their American counterparts to the punch with the Surrey Training, Research, and Nanosatellite Demonstrator (STRaND-1) satellite, currently orbiting the Earth.

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Koushik Dutta Releases BETA of Superuser for Android

Well known Android developer Koushik “Koush” Dutta has taken the wraps of the first beta for his new open source “ClockworkMod Superuser” application. This application is used to control the root-level permissions on “rooted” Android devices, giving the user the ability to individually allow and disallow applications which ask for root permissions. Of course, anyone running a

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WiFi Monitor Mode with Android PCAP Capture

Noted security researcher Mike “dragorn” Kershaw, developer of the gold standard in WiFi scanners, Kismet, has recently released a tool for Android that enables raw 802.11 frame captures in WiFi monitor mode. Putting a WiFi device into monitor mode allows it to capture all sorts of interesting data about the wireless network that would otherwise be

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