Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 2: Using OAuth – XDA Developer TV
We recently began a series showing you around Windows Phone application creation. Part One talked about using NuGet. Now, XDA Developer TV Lance is here to start you off by showing you how to use OAuth.
OAuth is a security method used to ensure a secure connection to an API using a third party service. Did we mention it is secure? Using OAuth permits the end user to see or agree to a specified third party request and what type of access they need for the service or app to be functional. Typical uses would be to post your high score to Facebook or Twitter in a game or access your friends list in an application.
Be sure to check out the other videos to learn more about building a Windows Phone application:
Be sure to check out the following videos, which are complimentary to this series, to learn more about building an Android application:
- How to Build an Android App Part 1: Setting up Eclipse and Android SDK
- How to Build an Android App Part 2: Writing a Root App
- How to Build an Android App Part 3: Arduino Development
- How to Build an Android App Part 4: Illumination Software Creator – XDA TV
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...