Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
Change Your Clocks, Governor, and Scheduler with SimpleOC
By now, surely everyone is familiar with SetCPU—the fantastic mobile overclocking app that made its debut on the forums back in 2009 and was featured on our Portal almost two years ago. And that’s with good reason, as XDA Forum Member coolbho3000‘s creation has enabled countless users to delve into the world of mobile overclocking. Similarly, we recently featured a method of micromanaging your device’s clock speeds using the wildly popular automation app Tasker.
However, not everyone wishes to create intricate clock speed profiles, and would prefer a simple set-and-forget solution that runs automatically at boot. While the previously mentioned SetCPU can handle the task with ease, some users are also looking to change their I/O Scheduler. Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer D4rKn3sSyS and his app SimpleOC, this is now a possibility. In the words of the developer:
Ok guys this is my first overclocking app, including the following features:
Continue on to the application thread to get started!
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...