Posted October 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Faiz Malkani
As the digital age takes firm root with the passage of time, our smartphones and tablets grow increasingly important to us. What started out as a simple method of communication, has turned into a warehouse of our digital selves, holding everything from photographs, sensitive text messages, important passwords, crucial financial information and more. As such, the need for protection increases too and security has become one of the top priorities in the digital world.
XDA Senior Member thotran7989 has harnessed this need for increased security in the form of CaughtU. This app works on the intruder angle by allowing you to identify who’s attempting to gain unauthorized access to your device, and thei. . . READ ON »
Posted October 17, 2014 at 05:45 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Android Wear is now effectively hidden in the shadows after yesterday’s Android 5.0 Lollipop announcement and today’s updated images and SDK. Android L’s announcement doesn’t mean that Google has ceased work on its wearable operating system–on the contrary, in fact. While we are waiting to see Android 5.0 sources in Google’s repositories, we can spot a new kernel repository for the yet unannounced Android Wear device. This serves as solid evidence confirming said work in progress.
The newly added source code is based on Linux 3.10 and is for a bcm SoC. That name clearly indicates that we are dealing with a Broadcom device. Tetra is its code name (like maguro, mako, . . . READ ON »
Posted October 17, 2014 at 01:00 pm by GermainZ
It’s the 17th of October and as previously announced, the Android L/5.0 SDK is finally out, in addition to updated preview images for the Nexus 5 “hammerhead” and the Nexus 7 “razor” (2013).
You should be able to get the latest 5.0 SDK from the Android SDK Manager, as usual:
- Start the Android SDK Manager.
- In the Tools section, select the latest SDK Tools, SDK Platform-tools, and SDK Build-tools.
- Select everything under the Android 5.0 section, then click Install packages…
- Accept the licensing agreement for the packages, then click Install.
- If you previously installed the Android L Preview SDK, select all those packages in the SDK Manager and click Delete packages.
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Posted October 17, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Google Officially Announced Android 5.0 Lollipop! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of Google Nexus 6, 9 and Player and be sure the check out the addition of Xperia Z1 and Z2 to Sony’s AOSP Program. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for NoMapTips. Then AdamOutler talked about the Big Android BBQ. And later TK gave us an Android App Review of Noyze. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 17, 2014 at 05:00 am by Will Verduzco
Let’s face it–we’re all guilty of screening and selectively answering our phone calls. Heck, most of us have been doing this ever since the advent of caller ID. While some may consider it somewhat disrespectful to only answer calls from a select few, it’s a fact of life that we’re all busy and have limited amounts of time to waste. So why waste it talking to people you would rather avoid?
Luckily, there are plenty of tools available for Android that help keep you free from distractions but allow your most important contacts to reach you when necessary. XDA Forum Member jollz04 recently created one such solution called RingThru, which works by letting you set a default no. . . READ ON »
Posted October 16, 2014 at 08:30 pm by jerdog
So it’s that time of year again–a time when the smell of BBQ and the enthusiasm of Android users from around the world come together in the heart of Texas to form the Big Android BBQ. Year after year, the Big Android BBQ brings together the brightest and hungriest minds in the Android world to learn and share, and this year will be no different.
After just setting up our booth, I am excited to see how this year is shaping up. We have a lot of cool things in store and have partnered with NVIDIA to bring together a great, interactive booth. Make sure to stop by if you’re here.
Posted October 16, 2014 at 05:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Some device OEMs are definitely more developer friendly than others and actively work to support the third party development community. Among the top-tier vendors, only Sony cares about providing the necessary resources to make the Android a better operating system.
Not too long ago, we talked about how Sony launched the new Remote Device Lab, which allows developers to test applications on remote devices through the cloud, without the need to buy anything. That, however, is not everything that Sony has to offer. At xda:devcon ’14, the Sony Developer Relations Community Manager and XDA Senior Recognized Developer Alin Jerpelea mentioned that Sony is about to expand its AOSP program. These word. . . READ ON »
Posted October 16, 2014 at 01:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
According to an anonymous security researcher and The Register, over 10 million Android users running CyanogenMod and various derivatives are potentially vulnerable to a specific type of man-in-the-middle attack. The main group vulnerable are users running CyanogenMod and CM-based ROMs. The CyanogenMod team has stated that The Register‘s claims are invalid and ensured that CyanogenMod 11 is well protected.
The alleged vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher who works for one of top Android vendors. CyanogenMod developers and other teams had taken the Oracle’s sample code for Java 1.5, which can potentially result in an MitM attack due to invalid SSL hostname veri. . . READ ON »
Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Recently, we talked about an Xposed Module that allows you to modify the volume bar on your device and put it in the statusbar. However, sometimes you don’t have the Xposed Framework available, or root. Sometimes you want more customization options for your volume control.
XDA Forum Member tombarr offers up a customizable, powerful application that allows you to customize your volume bar. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Noyze. TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »