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[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...

XDA 2015 Forum Redesign Now Live!

We've been working for a full six months, and today our forum redesign goes live. We'll still be working through small bugs over the next few weeks, but we're finally ready for prime time. The "2015" template is quantifiably faster and just all-around better than the old design. We've reduced unnecessary clutter, optimized the code,...

XDA App Now on BlackBerry – Easily Port APKs to BlackBerry 10 [Sponsored]

Over the years, we’ve gotten a stream of requests for the XDA Forum App on alternate platforms, including BlackBerry®. People certainly use a BlackBerry smartphone for work but also for play, and want access to the forums at all times. After taking time to look into the porting process, we realized how incredibly easy it would be. In...

Add a Link to Your GitHub in Your XDA Profile

For those unfamiliar, GitHub is the most popular software repository, and it is used by a large portion of the XDA community for code management. We've added the ability for XDA users to add a link to their GitHub page in their profile. Just go to Edit Details in UserCP and add your GitHub username in the...

Swappa Launches UK Market

As you might recall, we recently announced that XDA has made Swappa its official marketplace for buying and selling gently used mobile devices. You can login to Swappa with your XDA username, and you can even advertise a Swappa listing in your signature in the forums. One of the most common requests we heard was for Swappa to...