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Devs make custom ROM with Android 4, HTC Sense
XDA Developer forum member Robocik has successfully ported a custom ROM onto the HTC Sensation XE that combines Android 4.0 and HTC's Sense 3.5. He shared his work on the forum and thanked Capychimp for help. The build starts from Android 4.0.1 brings with it all the unique...
Some customers qualify for free units
Users are starting to receive their ordered Lion Recovery USB sticks, 9to5Mac reports. Apple, which bowed to customer requests for a physical item from which they could install Lion, sells the Lion Recovery USB stick for $69 retail but is also offering it free of charge to customers...
Dev finds iOS 5 can do custom notify widgets
UK developer Will Homer on Friday found that it was possible to develop custom widgets for the Notification Center in iOS 5. Without having to use the SDK, Homer created a classic "hello world" widget with the proper background. The writer went so far as to post sample code...
Colorware offers customizing options for iPad 2
Colorware has began offering custom painted iPad 2s, with a configurator now available on the company's website. The rear body can be painted, as well as the Apple logo on the rear and the home button on the front, all independently of each other. There are 21 solid color options,...
V-MODA offers customized Crossfade LP headphones
V-MODA has just introduced a number of customization options for its flagship Crossfade LP over-the-ear headphones. Buyers can now choose the color of the headphones, the metal plates over the ear and engrave up to eight characters on the ear cover along with one of four graphics....
Also adds custom street treatment to Megadrive
French artist oskunk93 has painted two Sega Dreamcast consoles with wild custom art. The photos have been posted on his Flickr photostream and will interest fans of console modding as well as those of Sega's sadly ill-fated Dreamcast console. In particular, fans of Dreamcast...
Sony offers custom built VAIO S notebooks
Sony has begun offering customers the option of custom VAIO S notebooks from its website. The four-pound, 13.3-inch computers can now be configured with up to a 256GB SSD, as much as 8GB of RAM and a 2.66GHz Core i5. Also on offer is a backlit keyboard, a Blu-ray drive, Windows...
Sprint and T-Mobile lead customer service study
Both AT&T and Verizon were tied for last place among major US cellular carriers in customer service, a study found on Thursday. The two received overall C+ marks as poor retail and web help dragged them down after otherwise good phone service. Staff at either of the largest...
Custom iPod iPhone cases
Shinnorie.com has launched GEN Label, its made-to-order iPhone and iPod case design service. Customers build the designs online, choosing from a variety of colored leather or nylon materials for the basic construction. Other options include custom thread colors, structural modifications,...
Flip Mino custom designs
Flip Video on Tuesday announced a partnership with CafePress to offer customers a no-cost option of creating their own exterior color designs for Flip's Flip Mino camcorder. CafePress, which specializes in selling custom designs on products ranging from to coffee mugs to t-shirts,...
iPhone lures customers
Apple's iPhone is helping its UK wireless carrier partner to lure customers from competitors, according to FT.com. O2 CEO Matthew Key says about 60 percent of UK iPhone customers are new to his company, and expressed confidence in the prospect of landing an exclusive deal for...
Creating custom ringtones
Apple today released an informational note about creating custom ringtones in GarageBand 4.1.1. "With GarageBand 4.1.1 you can export your original song, your original audio recordings, or use Apple Loops and iLife jingles to create a custom ringtone for your iPhone," the company...
Apple's custom ringtones
Apple chief Steve Jobs today introduced custom ringtones for iPhone owners during the company's special event in San Francisco. "We're going to ship a new version of iTunes tonight to support some new products," Jobs said. "The biggest new feature: ringtones." Apple's boss unveiled ringtones Apple-style,...
Biz customer iPhone ban?
Apple's iPhone is scheduled to ship on June 29th, but customers with Cingular/AT&T business accounts may be unable to purchase the handset unless they stand in line as individuals through retail channels. "I just spoke to a Cingular/AT&T business representative from the headquarters of the company (not...
1m iPhone customers?
Confirming that Apple's iPhone is expected to available at the end of June, AT&T executives made some positive comments about Apple's first entry into the mobile phone market and said the company has over 1 million customers waiting to buy the device. Countering recent rumors of iPhone software snags,...
iTunes customer cries foul
One angry iTunes customer is voicing his frustration with Apple's iTunes Music Store after he purchased a South Park, Season 10 Season Pass, only to receive seven episodes instead of the entire season. Comedy Central decided to 'split' the season into two halves and offer each half for $11.99, confusing...
Custom iTMS for Loop
Chicago radio station The Loop has released a custom branded iTunes Music Store (iTMS) on its website. The store front is based on Adobe's Flash technology, making it not only the first customized iTMS for a radio station, but also the first iTMS offering to be fully Flash-enabled...
Rival ships custom Minis
Rival Computer today began shipping custom Mac mini systems with 1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, and 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processors. Consumers can choose a 60GB (included), 80GB ($50), 100GB ($100), or 120GB ($175) 5,400 RPM hard drive, or alternatively a 100GB ($200) 7200 RPM hard drive. Custom Mac minis include...
Custom-colored iPods, Macs
ColorWare today launched custom-colored versions of Apple's fourth-generation iPod. The company offers both the 20GB and 40GB versions of the "iPod G4" in 20 different colors for a premium over the standard retail pricing. The 20GB iPod, which usually sells for $300, is available...
Verizon offers FiOS customers access to HBO Now
Verizon has started to sell HBO's standalone streaming service, HBO Now, to its FiOS broadband customers. Following the lapsing of Apple's exclusivity period, Verizon is providing a 30-day free trial of the $15 service, which provides access to currently-broadcast programming as well as HBO's on-demand...
Customer retention percentages, growth eclipse T-Mobile's
Reporting second-quarter 2015 results today, Verizon announced double-digit percentage growth in year-over-year quarterly earnings. More importantly, the company posted 1.1 million net retail postpaid connections added with customer "churn," or turnover, of 0.90 percent -- the lowest in three years....
HSBC confirms it will allow its UK customers to use Apple Pay in near future
HSBC will be joining the ranks of other financial institutions in supporting Apple Pay in the United Kingdom in the coming weeks. While the British arm of HSBC is slow to join the rest of the banks in providing customers the ability to use Apple Pay with their account, one major supermarket in the country...
Extra iCloud time given to customers due to Greek financial crisis
Greek users of iCloud are being assisted by Apple during its ongoing financial crisis, by providing an extension to their accounts. Customers in Greece are unable to make transactions out of the country, including payments to app stores and other online subscriptions, so Apple is helping with the addition...
TiVo offers discounted Roamio DVR to ex-Aereo customers
Customers affected by the shutdown and bankruptcy of streaming live TV service Aereo are being offered assistance by Tivo, in the form of a small discount until the end of the month. The set-top box company is providing the TiVo Roamio OTA for use with HD antennas as well as the TiVo Stream for no upfront...
Jump On Demand customers able to upgrade three times per year
T-Mobile is altering its Jump program yet again, making it cheaper and easier for subscribers to upgrade their smartphone whenever they want. Introduced in a video from CEO and president John Legere, the Jump On Demand program continues to allow customers to upgrade their smartphone and cover the cost...
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