Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Custom DIY Dock For Phones With Cases Or Extended Batteries
If you’re one of the many device owners that have provided protection in the form of a case or perhaps added an aftermarket extended battery, you’ll know how hard it is to find a dock that fits.
XDA forum member jonagpa has the solution to this in the form of a custom DIY dock, which ultimately will fit your phone perfectly.
You’ll need some AMACO Friendly Plastic Pellets, plastic wrap, a pot, stove and water, chopping board, cooking thermometer, micro USB cable, cold water in a bowl, Dremel tool with sanding attachment and lastly, some spray paint in your desired colour.
If the above list of ingredients intrigues you or just sounds plain scary, head on over to the modification thread for full step by step instructions on what to do with the above and lots more pictures.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...