Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
Setup Microsoft Outlook / Hotmail, Contacts, and Calendar Sync on Android
One of the best things about smartphones is having your email, contacts, and calendar entries synced from whichever service you use. While Google has this available on Android since the beginning, Microsoft and others have been late to the game. In the spirit of better late than never, Microsoft has enabled EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) support for all its email accounts. This means that we can now sync them on all our devices or email clients that support EAS 2010 WebDav for push email, contacts, and calendar syncing.
This is great news for those who still use Microsoft’s email services, which improved immensely since the Hotmail to Windows Live Mail to Outlook rebranding. The stock Email client shipped with Android supports the protocol Microsoft uses for this service, so you don’t even have to install an additional app.
While Microsoft had previously made this feature available for paid accounts and select accounts upgraded for free, this roll out applies to all users of Microsoft’s email and PIM services. We are able to confirm that it works with free @hotmail.com, @msn.com, @live.com, and the new @outlook.com accounts, as well as custom domain accounts configured for Microsoft’s services.
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Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...