It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
Facebook Like Buttons Added to Thread Tools
My goodness, this is shaping up to be quite a week for fantastic site improvements. This week the XDA team has been focusing on ways in which we can make XDA not only easier to use, without you having to use an excessive amount of third-party applications to share and download content, but also preventing it from taking too much time out of your precious day.
What changes have we made this time? We’ve added a Facebook like button to all threads posted. It’s a simple development, but as the saying goes, “an effective one”.
What does this button do and what will it mean to you? This will allow you to share your favourite threads on XDA Developers with your friends and family on Facebook without having to copy and paste a link. We all know how much time it takes to do that, don’t we? So, we put a stop to it.
So again, don’t say that we don’t spoil you. This week has been a good and productive one, and we hope to make each week just as fantastic with different changes and developments to make sure that your XDA Developers experience is great and without any issues!
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More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...