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...
Stop Media Scan on Boot & Scan on Demand with Rescan Media
XDA forum member aditya_t90 was intrigued by requests from other XDA members to disable the media scanner on system boot of their Android devices, having to wait minutes at every boot-up for the scanner to complete.
In fact, the dev was so intrigued, that he wrote an application to stop the media scan on boot and also to enable scanning on demand. Although there are applications on the Market to kill the service at system boot, regaining the functionality to rescan the system requires re-enabling the media scanner process.
Rescan Media restarts the service temporarily by simply executing 2 shell commands and also let’s you rescan on demand.
There are two versions of the application, both available free in the Market. A root version for those that have killed the media scanner service at boot and a non-root version for new users.
For more information, head on over to 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.