Windows 8 for Android : Get ready for an entirely new experience on your phone! This launcher allows your phone to emulate a windows 8 pc on your Android device. You can replace this home application with the default one and access everything on your phone through Windows 8 for Android.

You can add tiles with your favorite applications on the home screen as well as your most used apps like the browser, phone, mail, and messaging. There are also folders so that you can add your favorite games, social, and media apps.

Enjoy Windows 8 for Android and for suggestions or questions please email me. More »

Windows Phone 7 users are required to signin to their smartphones using a Windows Live ID, just like Google’s Android uses a Gmail account. Once signed with a Windows Live ID, users will have access to Zune, Xbox LIVE, as well as Windows Phone Marketplace services.

Even though Windows Phone 7 is still in its infancy, its marketplace already features around 3,000 applications. However, the need for more third-party apps that cannot be found in the marketplace is rising.

Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn’t officially allow users to install third party apps on WM7 devices unless they’ve been approved by the company and posted in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Until last week, the easiest way to install third party apps was to download them directly from the Windows Phone Marketplace, or, if you don’t care about money, you could pay $99 per year for a developer marketplace registration account. More »

An unlock for iOS 4.2.1 is almost ready to go, signals iPhone Dev Team member Musclenerd, via Twitter. Apparently, Apple tried to block their ultrasn0w unlock tool via “aggressive compiler optimization,” but the Team was able to crack it and is gearing up to release a new version that will do the trick for iOS 4.2.1 users, albeit only for those wielding an old-generation handset.

“Finally got ultrasn0w working fully on 4.2.1,” Musclenerd writes on Novemver 27. “Apple inadvertently(!) broke ultrasn0w via aggressive compiler optimization,” the hacker explains.

In a separate note that hit the micro blogging service just minutes ago, Musclenerd adds: “When we update ultrasn0w today, 100’s of thousands (maybe millions?) will see red badge. Trying to make it safe for all.” More »

The latest update from the famous hackers, titled “Thanksgiving with Apple”, reveals that “The best news of all is for owners of iPhone3G, older iPhone3GS, and non-MC iPod touch 2G.”

The Team explains that, “Due to a combination of our original pwnage2 exploit, the arm7_go exploit, 24kpwn, and limera1n, your device is “just as jailbreakable as ever.” You reap the full benefit of an untethered 4.2.1 jailbreak.”

However, the same thing cannot be said about owners of a new-generation device, or “more decent devices”, as the Team likes to call them.

There’s good news and bad news here as well.

For starters, the Team claims that “due to geohot’s limera1n exploit, all recent devices can be jailbroken (this will be true until Apple released new hardware that fixes geohot’s limerain exploit in the bootrom).” More »

With the iOS 4.2 launch closing in, iDevice owners must be well prepared when accepting the software update. Those who rock a clean device at all times only have to worry about backups. Those who like living on the edge by hacking their units must be twice as careful when downloading the iOS 4.2 IPSW file from Cupertino.

In September, Apple offered a sneak peek of iOS 4.2, confirming that the software update would arrive in November.

The release specifically targets the iPad with key new additions like multitasking, Game Center, application folders, mail application enhancements, iAds, and more.

iOS 4.2 is believed to alleviate a number of issues experienced by iPhone 3G users, as well as problems encountered by iPod touch owners running iOS 4. More »