Google introduced a revamped Recents interface with Lollipop in the hopes of making it easier for users to jump between tasks. But is Recents the best method of switching tasks? Let us know if you actually use the Recents button as a task switcher and why.
Hidden Settings App For Nook Tablet Allows You To, Well, Access Hidden Settings
A few days ago, we reported how an OTA update for Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet fixed a hole that allowed you to sideload apps. It worked like this:
After pointing the browser to an APK and downloading it, a notification will pop up. When trying to install the APK with “Package Installer”, a hidden settings menu appears where you have to check the box labeled “Unknown sources (Allow installation of non-Market applications)”. Doing this once will enable you to install any APK through the browser (for instance a third-party launcher, since those sideloaded apps won’t show up on the stock Barnes & Noble homescreen).
Now, forum member brianf21 developed an app that allows you to easily access said hidden settings menu. Actually, in addition to the application settings mentioned above, his app also covers development and accessibility settings, and he’s promised to add more once they’re discovered.
Head over to the forum thread to download the app.
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