Four months after the Le Pan II was released, we are finally seeing an official firmware upgrade – no, no – it isn’t Ice Cream Sandwich, but rather a bugfix upgrade to Honeycomb. It addresses some of the Wifi & Bluetooth stability issues that plagued users running the earlier versions of stock Honeycomb. While there is no definitive change log, you can read the full press release from their website [...]

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Looks like another great addition to the Play Store coming real soon! Paramount added 500 movies to the Play Store at the beginning of the month – so things are definitely heating up there. Chat about your favorite movies on our forum thread covering this announcement. Here is the direct quote from the announcement: If there’s one consistent opening image moviegoers around the world know and equate with great cinema, [...]

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If you’re into politics and comedy, this news will excite you. For many, many months I’ve been waiting for a dedicated Daily Show app – and now we finally have one! While it does not have full episodes yet (which can be watched on Dolphin Browser via www.thedailyshow.com, on any device), it does have clips from the show and give you a reminder when it’s showtime every weeknight. It’s not [...]

Dolphin Browser HD received an update to version 8.0 in the Google Play Store today, enhancing the way users interact with the popular third-party web browser. Sticking with the gesture concept, the folks at Dolphin have redesigned the method of non-text input. The focus has been shifted to the new voice-based Sonar feature introduced in previous versions of Dolphin Browser HD, combining the two into a simple interface and setting [...]

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Next Issue Media, a joint venture between Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp, and Time Inc., has formally unveiled its Android tablet newsstand, which has been referred to as “Hulu for magazines.” The venture will include 32 titles, including Better Homes and Gardens, ELLE, Esquire, Fortune, Glamour, Parents, People, Real Simple, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, Time, and Vanity Fair. The lineup is expected to expand later this year, though the group stressed that [...]

(^^ Click the above image to open a full-size HQ wallpaper version of the new logo) CyanogenMod Team has announced today their new logo for the CM7/9 brands! Here’s a quote from the head of the team: “Some of you may also be familiar with the concept of the “id”, the instinctual driving force behind our personalities. It seemed fitting, that this chaotic force and need for immediate gratification, was [...]

If it runs Android, it can (and will) be rooted. That’s the mantra of Android hackers, modders, and developers across the board, and today’s root exploit proves it to be 100 percent true. How so? Because Bluestacks has been rooted. Yes, that Bluestacks – the one that allows users to run Android inside of Windows. So, why would anyone actually want to root Bluestacks? Three words: Play Store access. By default, Bluestacks doesn’t allow users to [...]

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Samsung is mass-producing a new series of microSD cards that it says are four times faster than the current generation. Available in a 16GB version, the new UHS-1 microSD card will offer a maximum read speed of 80MB per second, according to Samsung’s internal testings. That will provide a significant bump over today’s advanced microSD cards with speeds of around 21MB per second. In tech terms, the cards are made [...]

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We’ve been waiting for weeks for Instagram to come to Android, and it looks like today’s the day – it’s available now in the Play Store. The hit iOS app offers a way to “breathe new info into your mobile photos” using filters and easy sharing. It’s like a social network designed specifically for people who like to take photos. Features: 100% free custom designed filters and borders Lux works its magic [...]

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Thanks to a great member of our forums, jdsmash, we now have a great tutorial on how to fix a broken power button on a Le Pan. It is intended for the TC970, but since the cases are identical minus the hard keys, it should work just fine for a Le Pan TC979 also. You can find the .pdf file here – it contains pictures and a step-by-step guide! Dial-upper’s [...]