Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
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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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.