· Apr 23, 2015 at 06:00 am · 3 comments

Keep Those Services in Check – XDA App Review

Every day when our devices our in our pockets, our bags, or just laying on ours desks there is still a hubbub of activity going on in the background. However, just like your PC, not all those services NEED to run constantly in the background. Yet, Google doesn’t really make it easy to control. XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco offers up an app that lets you control your background services. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Servicely. TK shows...

XDA NEWS
· Apr 23, 2015 at 05:00 am

Get Rid of Bootloops with Xposed on Lollipop

Xposed Framework is one of the greatest developments made on XDA. It was very stable until Lollipop came and introduced ART. Sony devices with locked bootloaders are having issues with Xposed causing bootlop, but this guide shows how to get rid of them and fully enjoy rovo89's masterpiece.

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· Apr 22, 2015 at 09:57 pm

LG UX 4.0 Unveiled Video, Part 2

In this second video of the LG UX 4.0, we get to see new camera features to get the perfect selfie or quickly snap a picture even as the screen is turned off. There's also some details about ringtones generated to discern between your contacts, and a new Quick Memo to quickly store information for later.

YOUTUBE
· Apr 22, 2015

[APK] Hangouts Update

Google started to roll out the update for Hangouts on Android 5.1. Version 3.2.91698097 brings stability and performance improvements. The update is expected to hit the supported devices in the upcoming days, but if you can't wait, you can grab the APK here.

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· Apr 22, 2015

Hello Replaces Your Dialer With Facebook

Facebook's dialer replacement adds contact details, people & place search, call blocking, & easier access to free VoIP calls while placing the social network front & center. Callers in the US can try the app now, but expect the occasional force-close with this new release.

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· Apr 22, 2015 at 04:49 pm · 2 comments

Project Fi Goes Live: What To Know About Google’s MVNO

Google's new wireless service, Project Fi, is now accepting applications from Nexus 6 owners with a hankering for high speeds and low rates. The virtual carrier will work on the backs of T-Mobile, Sprint, and the WiFi from every router to which you connect, making for a truly impressive coverage area at launch. As rumored last week, Fi offers $20 all you can eat domestic calls and texts, with data costing $10/GB on a month-by-month basis. However, you can't hop on this...

XDA NEWS
· Apr 22, 2015 at 01:56 pm

Google’s ‘Project Fi’ Cellular Service Early Access

Google's "Project Fi" has been talked about for weeks now, and the cellular service can be a reality for you very shortly, as their Early Access Program site is live. You will need a Nexus 6 for this. If you want to try out Google's latest project, head in and request an invite!

PROJECT FI
· Apr 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm · 6 comments

If Your Phone Is Capable of It, Do You Film in 4K?

The majority of the screens around us don't even support 4K yet, but we still seem to have an obsession about our smartphone cameras being able to record videos in 4K. I am definitely guilty of this, and I know I'm not alone here. If your phone is capable of it, do you film in 4K?
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· Apr 22, 2015 at 11:54 am · 3 comments

The Devices Behind The XDA Team

In a recent episode of XDA TV, TK explained which phone he uses and what he was running on it, but what about the rest of the news team? XDA has an incredibly diverse team from many walks of life and locations, so here we will explore just how that is reflected in our chosen devices. Each member of the team was asked a few simple questions: Which devices do you use, what software are you running, their reasons for choosing them,...

XDA NEWS
· Apr 22, 2015 at 11:39 am

Samsung Theme Service Development Details

Want to make awesome themes for the S6 and S6 Edge? Samsung explains all you need to know about Galaxy theme development on this website. Take a look at which aspects you can theme, and read about a powerful Theme Editor that makes things easier. If you get on it, make an AOSP theme for all of us, please!

SAMSUNG
· Apr 22, 2015 at 10:53 am

eBay Deal Offers 16GB Galaxy S5 for Just $349.99

Despite Samsung's 2015 flagship being over a month old, last year's flagship, the Galaxy S5, remains a solid offering and if you're looking to pickup an update-guaranteed device on the cheaper end of the spectrum, eBay has a limited quantity deal that offers an unlocked, 16GB Galaxy S5 for just $349.99 off-contract.

EBAY
· Apr 22, 2015 at 07:23 am

Chart Shows Effect Of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

This handy infographic shows the isolated effects of varying different settings on a photograph. While it is imperative to understand the complex combination effect of these settings, it is a good place for a beginner to start, considering how cameras are an important aspect of our life, thanks to modern smartphones.

LIFEHACKER
· Apr 22, 2015 at 06:00 am · 7 comments

TaoTronics TT-BRO 3 Car Bluetooth Adapter – XDA TV

With all the laws and safety concerns related to talking on your phone when driving, many people are moving towards hands-free car systems. Some cars have Bluetooth capabilities from the factory. However, some people don’t have that option, nor do they want to buy a Bluetooth enabled aftermarket stereo. Well, If you’ve got a AUX input, there may be a solution for you. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews the TaoTronics TT-BRO 3 Car Bluetooth Adapter with...

XDA NEWS
· Apr 21, 2015 at 07:19 pm

Android Support Library 22.1

"The best code is no code" is the best excuse for handy libraries, and the latest release of Android Support Library is in sync with the sentiment. This update brings Support V4 for backwards-compatibility, updated AppCompat Support for consistent theming, Leanback for Android TV and more. Check it out!

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