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...
Fix Galaxy S i9000 ALSA Headset Issue with MixGet
If you’ve been experiencing sound degradation with Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) when plugging in a headset into your Galaxy S i9000, you might be aware of a fix that was posted by XDA forum member supercurio.
ALSA is a Linux kernel component for providing device drivers for sound cards and the fix involved punching in a phonecode to get into Service Mode, stepping through the hidden menu and setting specific values for menu items.
However, if you want to be able to change the settings easily, XDA forum member gilsken has written a handy little app to do this for you.
MixGet, saves your media volume presets into 3 profiles, without the need to use adb, or root your Samsung Android device. All you need to do is click on the widget icon to change the profile. The app also manages the headset low level driver.
For more information and to grab the apk, check out the application thread or download the app free in the Market.
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