Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
Get Your Phone Bill Under Control with Callistics
If you’re someone who enjoys talking on the phone, even during a time when voice calls have long been usurped as the most used function of a phone, it’s most probable that you’ve received nasty surprises in the past in the form of phone bills. And if you also happen to be someone who’s on a tight budget and have realized that perhaps daily late night phone conversations should be cut down a bit, Callistics might help.
An app developed by XDA Forum Member johnyf, Callistics performs a number of functions aimed at helping you get your phone bill under control. It gathers statistics and information on your phone calls, SMS and your phone contacts and displays them in an intuitive and comprehensive, yet simple manner with graphs and pie charts. In addition to this, Callistics allows you to set limits on the length of calls and the number of outgoing text messages you make, as well as select contacts and numbers which you want to be excluded from the app’s features.
So if you feel like you need to reign in your late night phone calls and SMS conversations, you’ll want to check out Callistics. Head over to the Callistics application thread for more information and download.
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