The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...
Love It or Hate It, Instagram Hits Google Play
Instagram has long been one of the most popular photo sharing and altering apps for iOS. Amateur photographers and social butterflies alike who use Android can finally install Instagram on their own devices as of this morning. While similar photo manipulation apps have been on Android for as long as most users can remember (see Pixlr-o-Matic, PhotoFunia, etc.), Instagram is unique among the crowd because of its focus on integration in social media. It’s easy to share your pictures to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram’s inbuilt social network.
Upon installation, Instagram asks new users to register for an account. You can import friends from Facebook, Twitter and your Google contacts who use Instagram to your account automatically, as well as your profile picture. Once that is complete, Instagram presents you with a few users you might like to follow and then you’re free to take and post all the images you want.
While this DOES mean Android users are likely to see a lot more amateur photographs with hipster filters aplenty, some may consider that a good thing. If your social network feed already gets spammed with cats, is it such a bad thing that they’ll now be surrounded with a frame and layered with a sepia filter? If you’d like to give Instagram a shot yourself you can find it on Google Play. Be sure to check out this thread to discuss your findings!
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From pattern locks to the controversial face unlock, there are a number of different ways you can secure your Android phone's lockscreen. Some methods are clearly more secure than others, but it comes down to user preference at the end of the day. So, which lockscreen security type do you prefer and why?
Here in the digital XDA newsroom, we spend our days pouring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process, but the portal's front page still sees weekly counts in excess of 100 posts. This is a glut of content to absorb, especially if following the news cycle isn't your full-time job. However, the tech world is vast, and the information must flow. With this in mind, please...