The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...
Backup Your Text Messages and Call Logs without Root Using Cleanmaster Backup
Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that the developer of this app was in violation of forum rules. As such, we have removed both the application and its creator from XDA.
Every now and then, we migrate from one device to the next. Although contacts are easily synced through our Google accounts, text messages and call logs aren’t. To make a backup copy, you need to use an external application like Titanium Backup or Helium. But not every device is rooted, and these applications require shell access to work properly. Luckily thanks to XDA Forum Member cmbackup, you can easily send your messages and logs to the cloud, from which you can easily retrieve them on your new device without jumping through any hoops. All you need is an account on one of the supported services, and the application does the rest. Root access isn’t required, and this can be used on almost every version of Android. If you’ve been looking to backup your personal data, head over to the application thread and give CM Backup a shot.
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From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?
Here in the digital XDA newsroom, we spend our days pouring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process, but the portal's front page still sees weekly counts in excess of 100 posts. This is a glut of content to absorb, especially if following the news cycle isn't your full-time job. However, the tech world is vast, and the information must flow. With this in mind, please...