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...
One-Click Thumbnails File Deleter
Over the past year, there have been some big changes here at XDA. Some of these are very apparent, such as the new 2013 template. Others are a little less apparent, like the expansion of the Recognized Developer program. Often, these new roles have helped guide new contributors in getting their start with application development.
This has been the case with XDA Recognized Contributor ppero196. Armed with the right tools for development, ppero196 created an app to simplify the removal of those pesky thumbnail files that stack up in DCIM/thumbnails. The simple deleting of pictures does not remove these files, so over time a considerable amount can stack up and that wastes precious storage space. Now, thanks to ppero196 and his new app, these files can be deleted with one-click ease.
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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...