If Cyanogen Inc. has its way, you won’t be forced into the Google services if you use Android. Until then, a lot of us are fully invested into the Google ecosystem. We listen to our music on Google Play Music. However, the Google Play Music app could benefit from some tweaks. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds some customization options into Google Play Music. XDA Senior Member Maxr1998 offers...
AnTuTu Benchmark Receives Overhaul for Version 4
Benchmarks: You either love them or you hate them. You either live by them, obsessing over minute performance differences—or you ignore them, noting that they often lack real world relevance. Whatever your stance, benchmark applications often can make themselves useful by helping you objectively measure if a certain tweak actually has a beneficial effect on performance.
One trait that helps determine a benchmark’s relevance is its selection of performed tests. Having a benchmark test the “right” aspects of a device’s performance helps make sure that differences in score actually mean something useful. Previously, we talked about XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire‘s fantastic CF-Bench, which does a fantastic job at ascertaining CPU performance broken down into three parts: native, Java, and overall. However, for those looking to test more diverse aspects of device performance, many have taken a liking to AnTuTu.
When AnTuTu version 4 was first released in the middle of August, AnTuTuLabs reworked the app to add a new type of testing: user experience. This new measure is aimed at quantifying the overall subjective feeling a device gives when in use. While details are vague, we can reasonably assume that the new UX measure comes from a combination of CPU speed, 2D rendering performance, and IO performance. Like in previous versions, there are also direct tests for CPU, RAM, GPU, and I/O speed—each with more detailed results reporting than ever before. And new in the most recently released 4.0.4, more results details are made available to the user.
Make your way over to the application thread to get started with version 4, if you haven’t already.
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Google introduced a revamped Recents interface with Lollipop in the hopes of making it easier for users to jump between tasks. But is Recents the best method of switching tasks? Let us know if you actually use the Recents button as a task switcher and why.
Many of you probably dual-boot your personal computers, be it to run Linux alongside Windows or because you have a Mac and hate OS X. On a computer platform, the process can be a life-saver for a variety of reasons, particularly software compatibility/integration. It’s not rare to see computer programmers with Linux partitions or Mac gamers that use bootcamp for their videogames. On computers, the process has gotten relatively simpler over time, with Microsoft and Apple typically supporting the notion....