egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View posts and articles below.

I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area.

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egzthunder1 · Feb 25, 2015 at 11:19 am · 2 comments

Cell Phone Unlocking Bill – Expert Analysis of Why it Sucks

We all remember the story on this one. It was our moment of triumph. The moment our collective voices were heard across the Capitol, which yielded a law nearly 2 years later. The glorious Cell Phone Unlocking Bill, finally came into full force in the beginning of February. As of now, it is perfectly legal to have your device SIM unlocked anywhere in the United States (that is, until the provision expires yet again towards the end of this year)....

egzthunder1 · Jan 28, 2015 at 09:30 am

Turn Any GSM HTC M8 Variant into a Dev Edition Phone

HTC's M8 has been, since its release, a fantastic device to play with. HTC truly did a remarkable job with it and as of yesterday, we now have source for Lollipop. A few days ago, HTC rolled Android for Dev edition devices. What? You don't have a dev device? How about turning yours into one? Give it a go!

egzthunder1 · Jan 28, 2015

Enjoy Music Your Way with Flare

There are various things that people look for in a music player. Most of them are spread out across various programs. How about having a single music app with lots of customization options? If this sounds interesting, check out Flare!

egzthunder1 · Jan 22, 2015

Cardboard 3D Helicopter Simulator

Helicopter flight simulators are always fun as they make use of the device's sensors for tilting, going up, down, etc. Having said that, a 3D game was just released that is worth having a look. Why? Well, the game is compatible with Cardboard. Check it out!

egzthunder1 · Jan 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Write in Mid Air with Fujitsu’s Ring

We currently have a slew of available options to enter text into our devices. We have voice recognition, keyboards, styli, and even some pens that translate what you write into text. This is all great but only if you have access to a device. Fujitsu is coming up with something to go past that hurdle. Check it out!

egzthunder1 · Jan 22, 2015 at 04:00 pm · 5 comments

Why Is Sony Going under and How Can It Save Itself?

One of the most iconic names in the mobile industry has always been the Japanese giant, Sony. Over the years, we have seen this company going from an icon, to an evil empire going after poor developers (yeah, yeah... different division), to one of the most friendly giants a developer could hope to have as a friend. Over the last couple of years, Sony has shown the developer world (and really the entire world) that being a ginormous global corporation...

egzthunder1 · Jan 22, 2015 at 01:57 pm · 7 comments

Wearables – Past, Present, and… Future?

If you are a child of the 80's, you will undoubtedly recognize the title image for this article. The Centurions were a great motivation for anyone who's ever thought about wearing technology on their body to do things that they could not normally do, without knowing how to operate heavy equipment. While the idea of teleporting pieces onto your body to enable you to fly is still (more than) a few years away, the thought of using technology on ourselves is...

egzthunder1 · Jan 22, 2015 at 10:03 am

Myo Motion Controller Armband

Not too long ago, we spoke about controlling a Parrot drone with a smartwatch and SmartEyeGlass. Well, the Myo controller by Thalmic Labs can do this and much more thanks to its unique design. True gesture control but in mid air. Go check it out!

egzthunder1 · Jan 13, 2015 at 10:40 am

From the Creators of VideoBee – Enter Netup

Netup is an ambitious Kickstarter project by XDA Senior Member ShoelaceWireless, who also brought you VideoBee. It aims at making a device's internet connection faster for all apps by combining cellular data and Wifi data into one. How fast can your device go? Go in and find out!

egzthunder1 · Jan 13, 2015

A Brand New Calculator Concept

Have you ever wanted to solve math problems by simply looking at them? Some people can do mental math but for those who can't, AutoMath by XDA member jimmaay puts this ability at your fingertips. Find a math problem, aim at it with your camera, and presto!

egzthunder1 · Jan 13, 2015

Obstructer Gets Major Overhaul

Your phone is yours and yours alone. Lending it to someone simply to make a call could entice that person to do something else with it, like going through your personal stuff. Obstructer, however, can take care of those prying eyes!

egzthunder1 · Jan 12, 2015 at 09:38 pm

Control a Parrot with SmartEyeglass and a SmartWatch 2

The Sony Smartwatch 2 platform, despite being replaced by Android Wear, is not completely dead. Sony engineers decided to have some fun with it and did something straight out of Iron Man 3. See what happens when you combine the watch's sensors, Sony's own SmartEyeglass and a Parrot 2.0 drone.

egzthunder1 · Nov 29, 2014 at 01:00 pm · 4 comments

Organize Your Apps Better with JINA

We've all been there at one point or another. You take out your device to open an app to look for something and you find yourself wasting about a minute fumbling through hundreds of installed apps in your device while frantically swiping up, down, left, and right in order to find the app you set out to find. This is just one instance and if you are a busy individual, the likelihood of this happening several times a day is...

egzthunder1 · Nov 28, 2014 at 04:30 am · 3 comments

Velocity is Like OpenTable on Steroids

We all enjoy a night out with friends or our significant other from time to time. However, there is always that one painful step of agreeing on deciding where to go--and this only gets worse with more people in your group. Once a decision is reached, then comes hurdle number two: getting there and hoping they have tables available. Luckily, most restaurants in this day and age will allow you to book a table either by calling or by means...

egzthunder1 · Nov 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm · 19 comments

Android Lollipop Lands for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra

The undisputed king of the beasts--at least in Sony's current stable, is the 6.4-inch behemoth known as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The sheer size of this device (and the lack of accessories to carry it outside of pockets) has been a major cause for the not-so-successful life of this phablet. Other than this, the device itself is a powerhouse worthy of carrying the "Z" denomination in its name. One of Sony's most prominent moves in the past couple of years...