CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! 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 factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
Cross-Platform WiFi File Transfer with DashDroid
Getting files to and from your mobile device can become quite a chore sometimes. As one who frequently changes downloads new updates via his desktop PC, I know firsthand the annoyance of looking for that micro USB cable every time. If you’ve been looking for a more efficient way of transferring files between your mobile device and your Windows-based computer, you may wish to give DashDroid by XDA Senior Member Uizz.UW a try.
DashDroid works by allowing you to “dash” a file from your mobile device to your Windows-based computer or vice versa. It also allows transfers between Android devices, as well as transfers between Windows-based computers.
The app uses a specifically designed framework, which allows for the transfer of not only data, but also contextual information such as name, size, and so on. As the developer puts it, “A dash is a collection of the file info data as well as the file data itself . This ‘dash’ can be called an encapsulation of the file , that can only be understood and handled by the Dash framework .” To transfer a file, the recipient device must be set to client mode from within the app. Once that’s set, the sending device can dash the file over. Dash handling can be customize with default actions such as automatically approving all incoming Dashes.
Head over to the application thread to get started.
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