Posted October 14, 2014 at 01:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Google’s lawn sculptures have become quite famous over the course of Android’s existence. They visually represent a particular Android version’s logo, and after they are erected, Google usually announces the official name of the corresponding OS version. The company that makes sculptures for Google, v, has begun some maintenance work and will more than likely place a new figure for Android L very soon. It seems that the newest Android won’t be called Lemon Meringue Pie like we once thought. According to Giovanni Calabrese and his teases, the Android L will stand for Licorice.
Posted October 14, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Many people use their phone as a navigation system. Typically, in car standalone navigation systems tell you to set the destination while the car is not moving. But lets be honest, how many of us do that all the time? To make matters worse, when you are doing it with Google Maps, Google makes you ignore and compete with multiple pop up tool tips.
In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you hide these potentially dangerous Google Maps tips. XDA Senior Member Kevin M created the No Map Tips module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 14, 2014 at 06:00 am by GermainZ
When making an application, thinking about its design is often an underestimated but important step. After all, it’s what your users see, so it’s crucial to keep it clean and intuitive (especially for less technical apps). Depending on the nature of your app, it might be a good idea to plan this step ahead instead of implementing it straight away and testing it as you build it. A paper and pencil are good starting points to get the basic layout, but you’ll probably want to get a feel of how your app will really look onscreen before you start implementing your design.
Posted October 13, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Operating system differences are definitely one of the biggest disadvantages in app and game development. Certain OSes use different programming languages, so it’s really hard to have your apps available both on Android and iOS. Luckily, there are some software solutions that make development as seamless as possible.
One of them is Cocos2d, an open source software framework that can be used for game and app development. With this tool, you will be able to develop an application in a specific language and have it run on different platform–be it Android, iOS, or the Web. If you ever wanted to use Cocos2d and never knew how, XDA Forum Member sortris wrote a thorough guide showing the process of game d. . . READ ON »
Posted October 13, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Android devices can serve many purposes. You can use phones and tablets for work, fun, and even learning something new. That said, hardware is nothing without the proper software. That’s why developers create applications and games to force your brain cells to work. Some of them are designed to help the youngest members of the Android community learn new things through playing.
One such educational applications was recently released by XDA Senior Member sylsau. Coloring For Kids is a coloring “book” with over 100 templates available to color. The provided tools will help youngsters improve their knowledge about animals and objects. It may also help with perceptiveness and coordin. . . READ ON »
Posted October 13, 2014 at 02:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Over the past several years, VLC has become one of the most popular video players both on desktop and mobile devices. Created by VideoLAN, VLC is fast, free, and open-source, which makes it the ideal choice for many users around the world.
If you are watching a movie, you likely don’t want to waste time by getting up from your sofa and walking to your PC in order to control playback. Everything can be done with your phone, which is usually sitting right next to you. All you need is an application written by XDA Forum Member adarshurs.
VLC Media Remote allows you to easily set up VLC on the PC and control it on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X through your Android device. The built-in wizard will guide you through all the . . . READ ON »
Posted October 13, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jimmy McGee
The LG G3 Locked Bootloader can be worked around with Bump! 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 MultiROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and be sure the check out the article showing you how to test your apps on a Sony device with Sony’s remote device lab! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer rirozizo talked about the Risk of Brick. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video showing you how to factory re3set and unroot a Nexus Device. Then Jordan reviewed this years . . . READ ON »
Posted October 13, 2014 at 04:30 am by Faiz Malkani
If pictures are worth a thousand words, then video is virtually priceless. The concept of motion and the addition of another dimension to static images adds life to them and expresses so much more. But videos are complicated to handle and require much more code, which is impractical when just a few seconds need to be conveyed. Enter GIFs. Quick, easy and relatively small, this image format has become widely popular recently and both Google+ as well as Hangouts possess full GIF support. However, GIFs aren’t as easy to compose as images or video, and this poses a significant problem.
Posted October 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
After a few quiet months since the last major release and several minor beta revisions, SuperSU finally receives a major update in its stable branch. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire added a vast number of bug fixes, compatibility additions, and under-the-hood changes that only tech savvy users will notice.
SuperSU is now fully ready for Android L, which should be released sometime soon. Chainfire put a lot of efforts into making this application compatible with AOSP. As a result, SuperSU is now more compatible with root-level applications. There are still some concerns as to whether the boot.img will have to be updated in order to acquire root, but we should remain optimistic.
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