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    While Facebook continues to try and make things work with new updates, it's hardly controversial to suggest that its Facebook Home is something between a slow-burner that hasn't quite found its success yet, and an abject failure. The one ray of sunshine that really managed to shine through the whole thing has been the idea of Chat Heads, which Facebook was smart enough to separately build into Messenger. We even saw the idea capture the imagination of the custom ROM community, and Paranoid Android introduced its own Halo feature inspired by Chat Heads. We've shown you just how Halo works, ...

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    We've shown off the Paranoid Android Custom ROM before. This is the ROM that enables phone, phablet, and tablet mode regardless of whether you're using a phone, phablet, or tablet -- and you can change the way your device displays any app. Paranoid Android also includes a very functional Pie-shaped control and notification area that we've shown you as well. Recent builds of Paranoid Android include a Halo-styled notification system. When a new notification comes in, it's presented to you in a small circle that floats above whatever app you're in. Once you've seen it, it slides out of the ...

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    Last week gave us a couple great opportunities to learn about the latest feature coming to the Paranoid Android custom ROM project, the remixed take on Facebook Chat Heads we came to know as Halo. We got to check out some videos of the feature in action, but were really looking forward to the chance to try it out for ourselves. Well, while you were busy enjoying the lovely spring weather this weekend, Halo quietly decided to show its face, and the first ROMs implementing the feature are now available. Paranoid Android ROMs implementing Halo are now available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and ...

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    Yesterday we told you about a new feature coming to the popular Paranoid Android ROM that brings a very Facebook Home Chat-Heads-like experience to regular old Android apps. We heard a bit about both how the system would work and when it might arrive, as well as got to check out a very early video preview. Well, that one didn't show much and it wasn't so easy to follow what was going on, so we're lucky to find a new hands-on tonight that shows this new feature in all its glory. Paranoid Android is calling this system Halo, which makes a lot of sense given the circular icons used to deliver ...

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    You know what's awesome? Taking two awesome things and putting them together to make something even more awesome: Old Bay and popcorn, or drinking and golf. We already loves us some Facebook Chat Heads and Paranoid Android ROMs, and have been saying that we'd love to see other apps adopt their own Chat-Head-like functionality, so it's great news to hear that Paranoid Android is working on a similar feature of its own, and one that should work with any app. This is very much still in development, and the video below is supposed to be just an early look at some of the tech behind the system, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the first batch of rumors of a Galaxy S IV Reaching AT&T. We then move into budget iPhone talk, as apparently the device will combine some weird and interesting design cues. The HTC M7 is next as we've discovered a video on how the device will hopefully look. Then we go through our recent coverage of the HTC Windows Phone 8X After The Buzz and our video on the ParanoidAndroid UI that allows you to get Android's tablet UI on any device. We end today's show talking about Apple's silent launch of iOS 6.1, what this means to you, and what this ...

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    If you own or have ever used an Android tablet, you know that the same app will run differently on the tablet than it will on the phone. This is because each app has its own DPI setting that dictates the app's behavior. In a lot of cases, tablet apps are better: they often present split-screened views, more controls, and more customization potential. What if you could run tablet apps on your phone? Better yet, what if you could selectively choose which apps run in tablet mode, and which apps in phone mode? Then you could have your email be shown in a super-productive split-column view, ...

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