Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
Supercharge Your Android App Management
We’re all power users here. And because of this, we probably have many tens, if not hundreds, of apps installed on our devices. Be it apps to let us better keep track of our hardware stats or a benchmarks or even something for a little entertainment while taking some time off, there are nearly countless numbers of apps for any purpose—and there’s a good chance that we will want to try them all.
So how do we more easily search for, manage, and uninstall all of our apps? XDA Forum Member AndroidDeveloperLB offers up a solution with his aptly titled App Manager. This app acts as a replacement to the standard Android app manager. It offers essentially all of the functionality of the original, but with a few added tricks. For starters, it has an excellent search feature to allow you to more easily find the applications you’re looking to uninstall or share. Next, you can use the app to share apps via Play Store or Amazon links or directly by sending an APK—though the latter should never be used on paid apps. With this app, you can even uninstall system apps if you grant it root access.
If you’ve been looking for a more powerful App Manager, head over to the application thread and give this one a shot.
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...