CyanogenMod replaces ROM Manager with own custom OTA updater

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If you are a CyanogenMod fan, you’re familiar with the ROM Manager, the application that is used to download and apply CyanogenMod custom Android ROM updates to smartphones. CyanogenMod has announced that they are replacing ROM Manger, which is not open source software, with their own customer OTA (over the air) ROM updater.

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New USB 3.0 will allow much faster charging times for mobile devices

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New Micro-USB 3.0 ports in upcoming smartphones and tablets will allow for much faster charging time.  Most smartphones today use micro-USB ports with a cable connecting the port to a computer or power outlet. According to InfoWorld, the new micro-USB 3.0 cable can carry more power over a cable than its predecessor (USB 2.0) which…

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Amazon introduces cool new gear including 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD tablet

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Lot’s of new gear introduced by Amazon today.  Amazon held an invite-only event in an airplane hanger in Santa Monica, California.  Guests were treated to several product announcements, some of which could be game changers.  They again stressed the tablet as a service device and not a gadget (which means Amazon makes their profits off…

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