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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.

In Loving Memory of TonyStark

XDA-Developers has, over the years, grown to be a lot more than just a forum for people to discuss phones. We have grown in terms of content, membership, and staff. This last point is the one I will be touching upon today. Our staff is a very tightly knit core of approximately 100 moderators and administrators....

Windows Phone 7 Gets a Makeover with Windows K UI

No one can argue that Microsoft's life in the mobile market has been a story of ups and downs (more downs than ups during the past 5 years). They make a solid (albeit closed) product that is victim of current trends, trends that are not exactly the platform's main objectives. One of the things that plagues...

rCast Turns your Chromecast into a Stand-Alone Media Player

The advent of the smart TV gave us quite a few things to enjoy. It allowed us to consolidate (most) of our screen-on time on a single device (without the need to have side-by-side screens), and it has allowed us to do things on our TV's that we couldn't do before without the aid of...

HTC’s Legendary HD2 Receives Android 6.0 Port

It has been a long time, and the device that refuses to die seems to keep on chugging along. The mythical HTC HD2 has been blessed with yet another opportunity to live a little longer thanks to the efforts of XDA Senior Member macs18max. For those of you lucky enough to still own one of these beauties,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Android 5.0 Lollipop in 3D–EVO 3D, That Is!

It is that time of the year once again. Flowers bloom (or snow falls, depending on which side of the world you are on), people are gearing up for the new year, and needless to say, we have a brand new sweet treat courtesy of a small Mountain View based company called Google (you may have...

Update Overload: SuperSU Heavily Updated

There are apps and apps out there. Very few can reach the level of popularity required to stay at the top for long. Due to falling success, lack of support, or people getting overall bored with them, some very successful apps can fall from their pedestals quite easily only to become a smudge in the...