Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...
Loopr Changes the Way You Access Your Running Apps
Modern Android devices have quite a bit of RAM, and they allow you to install quite a few applications. It’s not anything special to run 10+ applications at the same time, and switching between them is as easy as pressing the recent apps button. This has some disadvantages, though, as you need to find your app and tap on its name and reopen it.
PIE Controls from Paranoid Android and LMT launcher are some of the most innovative aftermarket features available on Android. Basically, a crescent-shaped menu shows up when you slide your finger from the right or left side of the screen towards the center, and you are able to perform certain actions.
Recently, XDA Senior Member fmaster1 created Loopr to manage your recently opened apps and games in the very same way as PIE. So you can say goodbye to your recent apps button and welcome the new king of task switching. Loopr is customizable, so you can tweak trigger areas, delay, and even crescent color. Another great thing is that it doesn’t require root access, and it works on almost any Android device.
If you like the PIE concept, go to the application thread and give Loopr a try.
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There are tons of choices to choose from when looking for a great alarm app for Android. While the stock Clock app for AOSP does the job, it may lack some of the more advanced features from competitors. Let us know what your favorite alarm clock app is for Android and why.
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...