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    Pocketnow Dream Phones is a new series where Pocketnow.com editors get to work with a professional artist to design our own dream phones. Introducing the PN4: Joe's "Connectorless", Android-powered Smartphone! Form Factor: After trying nearly every form factor out there, there's one that is just right for me: the mini-tablet. Once the screen reaches a certain size, physical keyboards become a novelty more than a necessity. At 4.4-inches the PN4's screen is big enough accommodate even the largest hands via an on-screen keyboard. To make objects on the screen even more realistic the PN4's ...

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    I've been hard at work on the Atrix 4G the last few days, and the first round of hacks is ready to be published. These two hacks allow you to permanently change the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth MAC (Media Access Control) addresses. There has also been some progress in flashing the device, bypassing the locked bootloader. The MAC address is your device's unique hardware identifier. When establishing a connection over a Wi-Fi network or attempting to do Bluetooth pairing, the MAC address is what the foreign device uses for authentication. Your device's MAC address always remains the same and is ...

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    We were all pleasantly impressed to see what Google has in store for us with the tablet version of their Android OS, codenamed Honeycomb. Our joy was quickly squashed when we started to get the impression that Honeycomb would be "tablet-only" -- no smartphones would be getting the OS. While this has severe implications for developers, it's end-users that are left scratching our heads. If Honeycomb is going to be Android 3.0, and only for tablets, what's next for smartphones? That's what got pocketnow reader George A. thinking. He and I talked about Honeycomb not coming to smartphones, and ...

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    Trapster is a cross-platform app that essentially turns your smartphone into a radar detector -- without detecting any radar. Instead, the app uses crowd-sourced information to record where others using the app have seen speed traps, red-light cameras, and speed cameras, then alerts others when they approach those locations. What's more, since the app doesn't detect laser or radar signals, it shouldn't be illegal to use in locales that have outlawed detectors. The down-side? You've got to register with their service to use it -- after all, that's how they get new information. Since most ...

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    A Windows Phone 7 security measure designed to perform real-time server authentication has indeed been bypassed, according to a person familiar with the situation, allowing cloud services like Xbox Live, Zune, and Marketplace to function on ported copies of the operating system, such as on an HTC HD2. However, since the method requires extracting what's known as a unique private key (PVK) from the device provisioning partition (DPP) of an actual WP7 handset, it is far from ready for widespread deployment. Specifically, Microsoft has apparently employed a variation of Windows Genuine ...

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    If you've got an Android running Froyo (2.2), and are an avid Google Voice user like I am you were probably as excited as I was when we started seeing screenshots from the leaked T-Mobile G2 ROM. This ROM includes a set of new Google Voice Widgets, one to show your your Inbox, the other to toggle various settings. Both are 3x1 widgets, and both look polished and refined. If you'd like to give this a try, you'll need to be running Android 2.2, and you'll need to replace your existing Google Voice app. The download link, while it's still available, click here. (via ViZZiATO) UPDATE: One of ...

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    A lot of people were made a bit uncomfortable when they saw the new Windows Phone 7 start screen and it's long area of blank space on the right side. What's with the wasted space? The offset grid and negative space are clearly by design. The key phrase there is "by design." This isn't your average boring grid of program icons that every other smartphone employs in their user interface designs. The layout actually follows many design conventions that artists, mathematicians, and scientists have developed over centuries. The Rule of Thirds Anyone who's ever taken a photography class knows ...

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