To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Run Autosync at Custom Times with ShutUpBatterySaver
If you find yourself trying to conserve the battery on your Android device, but still notice a battery drain, maybe you’d like to be able to control when your device Autosyncs.
XDA forum member wjax noticed that his Nexus One seemed to be suffering from a lot of battery drain, and after some testing, figured out that one of the most probable causes could be Autosync.
The dev’s idea was to be able to run Autosync at specified times only and also to monitor signal strength and disable APN if under a given threshold. Originally starting out as a proof of concept, wjax has now released the application for free to the Market, also offering the function of linking Autosync to signal level.
For more information and to provide feedback, visit the application thread.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.