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...
Sync Facebook Contacts without a Third Party App
The inability of Ice Cream Sandwich to sync Facebook contacts has been something of an inconvenience for many people. It’s no surprise that people want all their contacts to sync, and considering just how huge Facebook’s user base is, this probably amounts to a large percentage of many peoples contacts. There are of course various ways around this with third party apps such as Facebook Contact Sync and HaxSync. These apps however, involving disclosing your contact info to a third party, and many people are reluctant to do just that.
If you are one of those left without the ability to sync, XDA Recognized Developer Deadknight just might have a solution for you. He has put together a guide on creating your own app to perform the same task as one you would download from the market—the only difference being that the only third party your data is disclosed to is yourself.
The process essentially involves creating your own Facebook application, and using the unique ID of that application in conjuction with the sync tool provided by Deadknight. This means that although many people may be using the sync tool provided here on XDA, their info is being disclosed only to the Facebook app that they themselves have created.
You can find more info in the tutorial 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.