Having a checklist of things you need to do is something we all can find useful at times. Because of this, if one were to do a quick Play Store search for keywords such as ‘checklist,’ a plethora of apps dedicated to keeping your life organized can be found. Of course, this vast amount of apps can also be partly because of how long the Android OS has been around, with new apps being added to the store each day.
The LG G3 has been LG’s breakout hit of the summer. Using their knowledge from building some Nexus Devices and improving on the LG G2, the G3 is a beast right out of the box! However here at XDA, we are never completely satisfied with a stock device. While our review of the device shows off the stock features, there is always more you can do with your LG G3.
For some of us, summer vacation is already over. For those getting ready to school, work, or other “boring” places, it’s a good time to start thinking your return. Those of you who take things seriously, should use a calendar, and Android devices are perfectly capable of replacing your standard scheduler.
A good calendar should meet a few requirements. It should be functional, fast, and good looking. XDA Forum Member lmchanh developed an application that perfectly fits the criteria mentioned above. Month Calendar is a collection of beautiful widgets. It’s fast, modern looking and supports over 70 various themes changing the look and feel of . . . READ ON »
Social network applications and services have developed into major parts of our lives. It’s hard to imagine a world without Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or VK. We use them to contact our friends, inform others about our hobbies, or simply read the news from selected RSS feeds every day.
When you are browsing the Web, you can find many places that interact strongly with social media. XDA is one such place. This type of integration can also be added to Android projects, and this can now be done rather easily with a library created by XDA Forum Member gorbino.
With this library, . . . READ ON »
Without a doubt, Android Wear is one of the most frequently talked about topics of the last few weeks. The upcoming Moto 360 and other circular smartwatches will be released next week during the IFA in Berlin. These devices have already gathered a following of eager owners and developers working on applications and other goods for this wearable ecosystem.
Nearly every device with Android on board, no matter if it’s a smartphone or a tablet, allows its users to use some kind of lock screen protection. Among the most popular methods, you can find a swipe gesture, a PIN code, face unlock, password . . . READ ON »
A little over a week ago, LG “inadvertently” let the world know about the then upcoming LG G Watch R in an unpublished teaser video that was found on its YouTube page. Since then, the round-faced smartwatch has now officially been revealed. Similarly, Samsung recently unveiled Samsung Gear S smartwatch. To help you decide which one of these next generation smartwatches will earn its place on your wrist, we’ve gone ahead and added forums for both devices.
Secrecy encryption app goes open source! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of a news LG Android Wear device called the LG G Watch R and be sure the check out the article talking about an app called “I Am Groot!” That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Pushbullet is one of those applications that every Android lover should have installed on his or her device. This smart tool allows multiple actions like sending files through the Internet and the sending and receiving of notes, links, or lists. In the last few months, Pushbullet has grown to become one of the most highly rated applications for Android and iOS.
The application and browser extensions are constantly updated, but XDA Forum Member guzba and his team added quite a useful feature that many of you folks will undoubtedly love. Since the last update, Pushbullet can now be used to reply to text messages sent . . . READ ON »
The Nvidia Shield Tablet is the latest toy from one of the largest desktop graphics manufacturers, and it has just has received its first OTA update. The first update, which is labeled as firmware revision 1.1, brings a rather long list of optimizations and improvements poised to make this device even greater.
The rather small, 84.1 MB update contains the following refinements:
As you can see, Nvidia focused mostly of optimizing . . . READ ON »
As some of you may remember, earlier this year we spoke about Quick Control Panel by XDA Senior Member Dr.Alexander_Breen. For those who don’t recall, Quick Control Panel is a resourceful app that brings the functionality and usability of the iOS Control Center to Android devices. Quick Control Panel brings the iOS features like settings toggles and music along with an Android flavor to it in the form of a Holo design, heavy customization options, more toggling options as well as Google’s ubiquitous card-centric interface.
In the time since its initial release, Dr.Alexander_Breen has released an important update to Quick Control Panel that adds a . . . READ ON »
Technology has put life on the fast track. Whether its travelling to multiple places or meeting multiple people, the amount of things we can fit into our schedules has increased tenfold with the advent of innovation. Sometimes, there comes a time when you need to take notes, be it an observation or a reminder or just idle thoughts. Earlier, note taking was done in diaries or on pieces of paper but that process was outed by digital note apps due to their efficiency and simplicity.
While most manufacturers have their own flavor of certain apps, Android isn’t complete without third party . . . READ ON »
Is your Android device running slow? Is your Android device overheating? Are you a power user who wants to squeeze every morsel of power out of your device and optimize every cycle? Well, one of the best ways to answer these questions is to monitor your CPU and understand what’s using your devices clock cycles. Then you can decide if this action is appropriate or not.
XDA Forum Member cygnus.uvdb offers up a simple application that gives you a window into what items are using your processors power. In this video XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews CPU Monitor. TK . . . READ ON »
Many users don’t see any particular reason to change out the stock firmware for AOSP-derived offerings. OEMs for the most part are now taking things much more seriously, and their firmwares are pretty much usable unlike a few years ago. Some of you might remember how “fluid” Eclair was on some devices, which illustrates the past problem with skinned ROM performance.
A pre-rooted stock ROM is still a good choice for many users, as it offers all the device-specific features along with the power-user friendly goodies of root. While copying the requisite files to make a ROM pre-rooted is easy as pie, extracting the stock image isn’t. If . . . READ ON »