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I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA.I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news!

Get Your Ball On With Blobby Volleyball

The number of quality Android games has slowly been increasing and here is a new one from developers and XDA members AppsOn.Blobby Volleyball is a great volleyball game with dynamic gameplay and friendly controls.Features of the game include:Versus Mode - three levels of difficulty bots. Angry Mode - try to score as many points as you...

Keep Up Your Firmware Up To Date With Check Fus 2.0

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S and are fed up of having to check for firmware updates on Kies, XDA Senior member LuffarJoh has made a little tool to do this for you. Check FUS 2.0 checks if there is any new firmware on the FUS servers, so you don't have to start Kies in order...

TWRP Installer For Kindle Fire

If you own a Kindle Fire and want a tool for installing TWRP, look no further. XDA Senior member Vashypooh has written a Windows utility to do just that.Once you have the custom recovery that is TeamWinRecoveryProject (or TWRP for short), you can flash anything that you want and get permanent root access.The tool requires BurritoRoot...

Get Reminded Of Messages And Missed Calls With Phone Notifier

If you find yourself missing messages and missed calls, you might want to take a look at XDA Senior member barito's new Android application.Phone Notifier is configurable for sound, repeat intervals, repeat counts, vibration and LED colour. Additionally the app lets you set the instant of the remind ends - via a maximum number of...

Nova Launcher Beta (ICS-based) for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

For those of you wishing to try an alternative ICS based launcher, take a look at XDA Senior member kevin@TeslaCoil's latest offering.Nova Launcher is a launcher replacement based on the stock ICS Launcher and hence will only run on phones already running ICS.Nova Launcher can install alongside the stock launcher and should work on any...

CleanTOOL – The Relentless Pursuit of Clean!

Owners of the HTC Rezound who want to clean up the bloat on their Android devices should check out CleanTOOL - a script written by XDA Recognised Developer scrosler. The script uses temp root to disable most bloat and the bloat will not come back on reboot. Note that the bloat will come back upon hard reset.Of...

Benchmark Your Android Device With M3D Benchmark

If you are interested in understanding how much your Android device can handle 3D games and apps, take a look at the M3D Benchmark application posted by XDA forum member sadegh1993. Developed by knight93, the Benchmark is created with the Unity 3D game engine and is based on OpenGL ES 2.0 showing that your device can handle advanced...

Five Themes For Your Android MMS

If you fancy a change from the standard MMS colours and layout on your Samsung Galaxy S II device, take a look at this pre-themed MMS apk posted by XDA Senior member gh.rohit.The XDA forum member liked the themes so much that he extracted the app from a ROM, so credit goes to XDA Recognised Developer Crysis21. The...

Use Your Xperia Play GamePad On the OnLive Service With OnLive Helper

Xperia Play owners who want to be able to use the gamepad to play games using the OnLive Service should check out OnLive Helper  by XDA Senior Member hatcyl.The app should however work with any phone (not just the Xperia Play) and users can create their own custom profiles or use community created ones.No root is...

Make Your Makes With JotPad On Your WP7

If you've found yourself short of a pen and paper when you're out and about and need to jot down an idea, then you might be interested in XDA forum member Timerever's Windows Phone 7 app, JotPad.JotPad is your mobile notepad and let's you jot anything down at any time. Features include Live Tile and multitouch...

PDroid – The Better Privacy Protection

If you're the sort of of person that is concerned about access to your private data when downloading and installing applications on your Android device, be it from the official Andorid Market or not, you might be interested in XDA forum member svyat's application.PDroid allows control over access for any installed application to your private...

Supreme Shortcuts for Your Windows Phone 7

If you want to be able to access your stock applications quickly from your Windows Phone 7, check out Supreme Shortcuts by XDA forum member MJCS.Supreme Shortcuts is an application that allows you to pin shortcuts to most options in the settings page on the Start Screen.The current list of stock applications available on the...