Last year at Google I/O, Google released its ADK 2012. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler got a hold of the device and unboxed it after last years Google I/O. He showed off all the features of the device back then. He promptly placed it on his desk and left it in clock mode.
In this video, AdamOutler decided it was time to do something with it. You will see AdamOutler deal with the display portion of the device. He will show you have to make it display messages and change the colors it displays them. Finally, he overcomes the . . . READ ON »
Oh no! All the animals in the world have gone mad! Chickens, pigs, sheep, are all flying through the air! But the sheep need to be sheared! So take on the role as Mad Jimmy, The Famed Flying Farmer, and fly your way through the glorious skies as you shear sheep, and in return, the farm owner will reward you a secret treasure map!
Isn’t it annoying when you’re reading an article or essay, or staring at the screen waiting for your friend to reply to your text message, when after 15 seconds your phone’s screen turn off? You then have to agonizingly stretch your finger to the power button, press it, unlock the phone and continue what you’re doing before you were rudely interrupted. Well, Keep Screen On knows when to keep your screen on and off.
We’ve mentioned several tools that relate to the process of odexing and deodexing a few times in the past. In case you’re not aware of the pros and cons of either option, I’m just going to go right ahead and direct you to XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler‘s video on the subject. Regardless of our personal preference, the need for people to be able to make the switch from one to the other is something that will persist for the foreseeable future.
It goes without saying then, that any tool to make the process easier is more than . . . READ ON »
If you are a member of the XDA-Developers forums or a subscriber to XDA Developer TV, you are a power user. Sometimes you may be asked if you are “good with computers” by people looking for help (read: free support). If you are nice, you end up helping your friends and family. Often times, you have to make an in person visit. But there are options for you to use your Android device to remotely assist.
Your Android phone or tablet isn’t just for calling, texting, work, flashing, modding, and so on. It’s also probably the family entertainment center, with the device able to stream your favorite movies right onto your TV or your favorite music through the home speakers. For many users out there, the Android device is also the children’s favorite toy, with the endless variety of games available for their pleasure. Now, they can have their own unicorn to play with.
About a year and a half ago, we introduced the XDA Job Board to aid both community members looking for new employment opportunities and companies wishing to fill various positions. Unfortunately, however, these efforts have been abused by our robotic forum goers—failing to realize that much like Trix Cereal, jobs listed on XDA are for humans. Despite rumors that resistance is futile, we on the XDA administration team have deemed it necessary to shut the forum down in order to protect against the enemies of the Federation.
Commodore VIC-20 Emulator now available for Android. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news, is a comprehensive guide to ADB and creating one-click utilities.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan gives us a device review of the HTC Droid DNA and XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video on how to become a hacker. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Today (April 1st 2013), leading mobile technology development forum, XDA-Developers.com, and search giant Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) have announced a partnership to help map the location of every iOS device in the world. Taking inspiration from previous efforts to map the location of other unwanted objects, XDA-Developers’ spokesperson confirmed that a form of crowd-sourcing would be used to facilitate the mapping process.
XDA’s spokesperson later went on to confirm that thanks to the partnership with Google, which arguably stands to benefit from knowing the location of all of key rival Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) devices while in use, the app will feature a real-time . . . READ ON »
A large number of so-called floating apps have been popping up on the Google Play store of late. Even some smartphone manufacturers have been busy creating their own takes on these apps, most notably Sony with their Small Apps.
XDA Forum Member wutk3ksHD has come up with his own floating app creation. Tiny Apps is a suite of 5 useful floating apps that stay on top of anything else on the screen. Each Tiny Apps window can be moved around anywhere on the screen. They can also easily be resized on the fly by simply grabbing the bottom corner and dragging . . . READ ON »
We’ve all encountered one at some point, those people who are compelled to share every single moment of his or her day on Twitter. Whether it’s the content of their sandwich or the fact that they just got on a bus, some people just have to Tweet about it. If you, like XDA Forum Member videtonator, are one of these people, this application might be just what you’re looking for.
Social Notification will allow to share whatever is on your mind, directly from the notification tray of your Android device. The app creates an ever present notification that opens up . . . READ ON »
Some people have a compulsive need to keep tabs on their system. Whether it’s a mobile device or PC, they can’t help but constantly keep track of how it is performing and look for any opportunity to make further optimizations. An essential tool for anyone looking for information on the performance of their device is some kind of real time system monitor, and XDA Senior Member cgollner has developed a rather nice one for devices running Android 4.0 or above.
Simply titled, System Monitor, the application does just that. Offering real time system statistics in both text and graph. . . READ ON »
So far in our Careers in Android series on XDA Developer TV, we’ve talked about the usefulness of Resumes, how to design an Android app, and the difference between a Good programmer and Great programmer. Now today we talk about education: what is the best way to learn to be a hacker, or to code.
In this episode XDA Developer TV, Producer Jayce interviews people from the learning world to answer this questions. Interviews include Kush Patel, Co-Founder of App Academy, and Don Bora, Co-Founder of Mobile Makers. Check out this video.. . . READ ON »