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Jimmy McGee
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As the resident token curmudgeon Senior Moderator of the XDA Forums, get off his lawn. Member of XDA since the Windows Mobile days Jimmy McGee heads up the YouTube channel for XDA dubbed XDA TV. Technology Geek by trade and security analyst by training, he has a lot to say about things found on the internet, some of which can be safely ignored.

Sony Xperia Z5, 2nd Gen Moto 360, Samsung Gear S2 and More Unveiled at IFA! – XDA TV

It's Friday, September 4, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. IFA is going on this week, so we've got a lot of new device announcements to go over. Sony, obviously, is going to be releasing the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact, but they're changing things up and including a third...

Note 5 S-Pen Breaking! 256Gb Asus Zenfone 2! Unlimited 4k Recording on Note 5 – XDA TV

It's Friday, August 28, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com.Someone, somewhere, "accidentally" inserted their S-Pen into their Samsung Note 5 backwards. Nevermind how, or why, or even the fact that it's possible, it happened... and apparently doing that, even once, breaks a ton of functionality, so please don't do...

ZUK Z1 Specifications, Info and Launch Event – XDA TV

Last week, I traveled for 24 hours straight to the other side of the world, to spend a grand total of 36 hours in Shenzhen and to feast my eyes on the international launch event for the ZUK Z1. Today, I share my experience with you. After a whirlwind couple of weeks obtaining plane tickets and...

5 Kickstarter Projects in Mobile You Should Check Out Now – XDA TV

Thank you for tuning in to XDA TV. Today we are going to be talking about five interesting Kickstarter projects.There have been noteworthy Kickstarter projects that have changed the mobile scene and created new market segments. And there have been other highly funded projects that promised much and delivered little. The five projects we are discussing...

Encore Music – XDA App Review

We listen to music a lot on our devices. We now have more providers of music than we know what to do with. Google Play Music and Spotify are some of the more popular options. The issue, currently, is that we end up downloading many apps to do one thing, listening to our favorite music.Download...

Xposed Framework for the LG G4 – XDA Xposed Tuesday

I have had the LG G4 for some time, and I have done for you guys how to a root and TWRP installation video. The one thing that we have been missing is the Xposed Installer, actually the Xposed Framework.First we need to do is download a few files from this page. The first item...

ZUK Z1 Device Unboxing – XDA TV

This phone is the reason I’m here in Shenzhen, so I thought I’d just open it for you on camera. It has some pretty decent specs and as you can see this one here comes with USB Type-C. Let’s go ahead and get this one unpacked.First we remove the plastic on the back. As well...

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Named! ZUK + Cyanogen Partnership and More! – XDA TV

First up, the big news we've been waiting to hear about for several months, Google has finally unveiled the statue and the new name for the next version of Android. Android M is now going to be officially called Marshmallow. Additionally, instead of being called Android 5 dot something they're moving on up to the...

Only Have $100? Here are the Best Phones You Can Get (Part 1)

Enough talk about flagships. Let's scrape the bottom of the barrel and see what can be had for those on the tightest of budgets. Let's find the best sub-$100 phone available. Because the reality is that while you might be forgoing a super-high resolution screen and amounts of RAM that some manufacturers still can't take...

Galaxy Note 5 + S6 Edge Plus Announced, ZigBee Security Flaw Discovered – XDA TV

It's Friday, August 14, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.comFirst up, the biggest news of the week, Samsung held their Unpacked event where they unveiled the Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus. Basically all of the leaks we've seen up to this point on both of these devices were...

Stagefright Details; OnePlus Invite Cheating! – XDA TV

The OnePlus 2 invite queue contains flaws that allows cheating. That and much more news is covered by XDA TV Producer Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of a the details of the serious security vulnerability on Android called Stagefright and be sure to...

OnePlus 2 Teardown, Major Android Vulnerability – XDA TV

The OnePlus 2 has been officially released. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of a serious security vulnerability on Android and be sure to check out the article talking about how easy it is...