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Ads Suck. So bad. Remove Them with XDA Ad-Free

Ads suck, and we're really sorry about any ads that have annoyed you on XDA in the past. We're constantly yelling at our ad network people to remove any auto-play ads or ones that pop up in your face. In fact we have a thread dedicated to reporting bad ads, and we monitor it closely. The reality...

[Sponsored] A Look at Poetic’s Affinity Series of Cases

A couple of days ago we told you about Poetic's Revolution series of cases, which adds a fancy kickstand to your phone, and now we turn our attention to their Affinity series of cases, which balances minimalism with great protection. Before we go further, be sure you stop by our Poetic Cases contest post where...

[Sponsored] A Look at Poetic’s Revolution Series of Cases

Right now we have a contest going on that is sponsored by Poetic Cases where you can win yourself a Poetic Revolution case, with a grand prize of a saucy Nexus 6P. Make sure you stop by the contest post and enter if you haven't already! The reason we're excited about Poetic's Revolution series is...

Tell Us Why Your Phone Needs a Kickstand! Win a Revolution Case from Poetic and a Nexus 6P

Back in the day, some manufacturers (we're lookin' at you, HTC and Motorola) experimented with adding a kickstand directly into the construction of some phones. This was because phone screen sizes were exploding (to a whopping 4.3" if you consider the HTC EVO 4G and Motorola Photon) and adding a built-in stand could make video watching...

Create Your Own Forum on XDA

Historically, adding a forum on XDA has been decided by having our intern spin around in an office chair, blindfolded, throwing darts at a board. Actually, we add forums based on which devices we think will have strong community support. We don't get it right 100% of the time, but a lot of the time, just...

(Winners Announced!) XDA and LeaseWeb: Win Free VPS/Dedicated Server Trial and Huawei Watch

About a month ago, we teamed up with our hosting partner, LeaseWeb, to do a contest for a free VPS/Dedicated server trial, with the grand prize of a brand spankin' new Huawei Watch. To participate, all you had to do was tell us what you would do with a dedicated server or VPS. Well, about 200...

XDA and LeaseWeb: Win Free VPS/Dedicated Server Trial and Huawei Watch

As you might recall, XDA relies on hosting infracturer from LeaseWeb to power our forums. We picked them as our hosting provider because they were able to provide a highly custom solution that meets our demanding needs. From the time your HTTP request hits our load balancer to when it's handled by one of our...

XDA No Longer Recommends Dev-Host

You might recall that back in 2012 we formed a relationship with file hosting site Dev-Host that granted XDA Recognized Developers/Themers/Contributors a free premium membership. It started off good, but then we started hearing about  excessive ads that simulate download buttons, fly-by malware APK attacks from Mobogenie, and reused (and potentially dangerous) short URLs. We've tried...

The Intricate and Beautiful World of Material Design

Material Design is a comprehensive design specification that encompasses more than just how things look in Android. It expresses how things should react, move, and be organized based on certain key principles that are specified by Google. Here's a look at how it all works and comes together to provide one of the most beautiful and...

Cool Things to Do with My Old Android Device?

Many of us have older Android handsets around that are well past their glory days, but that doesn't mean you can't put them to good use. Let us know some of your favorite ways to keep your aging devices alive.

Welcome to the New XDA Homepage

About a week ago we made some major changes to the XDA homepage, which we've always called the "Portal." A corner of the site that historically has been reserved to bring you the latest happening from the XDA forums, the new XDA Home goes a step beyond that by bringing a variety of new content types...

New Relic & XDA One App Performance Monitoring [Sponsored]

A few months ago we posted about the incredible impact New Relic APM has had on our ability to debug web application processes on XDA, speeding the site and reducing server costs. As a result of our positive experience with the product, we decided to test New Relic Mobile with XDA One, our new app...