Google introduced a revamped Recents interface with Lollipop in the hopes of making it easier for users to jump between tasks. But is Recents the best method of switching tasks? Let us know if you actually use the Recents button as a task switcher and why.
Pro Tip Number 1: Android XBMC Remote Control – XDA TV
In the first in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows us how to repurpose an Android device as a remote control for your TV with XBMC. He demonstrates sending a YouTube video from the YouTube application on an Android phone to a TV. He then talks about the hardware required to run this setup and what it takes to set up a full-fledged media center with Android integration.
Be sure to check out other great Videos on XDA TV like How to Root the HTC One X by XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye. Also check out Part 1 of Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler’s article How to Build an Android App. Once you’ve digested the first session, check out part two. Also, be sure to check out the other wonderful and informative episodes on XDA TV and stay tuned for more Pro Tips. Make sure to check out the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012!
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Many of you probably dual-boot your personal computers, be it to run Linux alongside Windows or because you have a Mac and hate OS X. On a computer platform, the process can be a life-saver for a variety of reasons, particularly software compatibility/integration. It’s not rare to see computer programmers with Linux partitions or Mac gamers that use bootcamp for their videogames. On computers, the process has gotten relatively simpler over time, with Microsoft and Apple typically supporting the notion....
Websites have typically been less desirable than native apps, due to being unoptimized for mobile screens, responsiveness issues or simply not being able to provide all the features you might desire. New web standards aim to change that, and Chrome 42 will bring several of them to you. Push Notifications You'll be able to receive notifications from supported websites even after you've closed the page. Naturally, you'll have to grant permission to websites to do so: have no worries about...