The Android Police Podcast LIVE (12/18/14)

Welcome to the Android Police Podcast Live for Thursday, December 11th! We’ll be starting soon – if you don’t see a YouTube player, we haven’t begun. Welcome to the home of the Android Police Podcast’s live broadcast. We’re live every Thursday (unless otherwise noted on the official calendar below) at 5:30PM PST (8:30PM EST) –…

Chainfire’s LiveBoot, Now On The Play Store, Lets Root Users Watch LogCat Output With A Custom Boot Animation

Remember the not-so-glory days of home computing, when each and every action taken before your operating system booted up was rendered on-screen in glorious greyscale text? Now you can re-live those days (or I dunno, just install a really useful pre-boot tool) with LiveBoot. This customized boot animation with its own configuration tool comes from…

Coolpad’s Android Devices Have Factory-Installed Backdoor That Impersonates Google Play Services Framework, Says Security Firm

In a report released today, security researchers claim to have identified a vulnerability in as many as 24 Coolpad devices. The backdoor, which the researchers at Palo Alto Networks call “CoolReaper,” reportedly installs adware without user consent or notification. More problematic is the fact Coolpad built the backdoor into the operating systems themselves. The cherry…

TellTale Games Continues Its Android Rollout With Tales From The Borderlands, Episode 1 Available Now

Borderlands is a phenomenally popular sci-fi shooting series from 2K and Gearbox, now on its third installment. The primary games have been released on PC and consoles, and their fast, twitchy action and high-end graphics are probably still beyond mobile hardware for the moment. But TellTale, point-and-click adventure masters and (just recently) prolific Android game…