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....
How to Add an XDA Member to Your Ignore List
Are there a few members on XDA that you…just don’t want to hear from? Whose posts are perhaps a bit annoying, redundant, or just not contributive to the conversation at hand? We’ve just added a new feature to XDA that makes it easy to add someone to your ignore list. Adding someone to this list will hide (collapse) their posts across the site for you. To add someone, just click on their name within a thread, and click “Add to Ignore List”. You can then manage your ignore list from the User CP, should you decide to remove someone that you had previously added.
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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...