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Jimmy McGee · Apr 27, 2015

3D Printable Mobile Microscope? Nexus 7 Discontinued – XDA TV

The Nexus 7 2013 has been discontinued on the Google Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Xposed 3.0 Alpha 3 and be sure to check out the article talking about the 3D printable microscope for mobile devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 24, 2015

Android 5.1.1 Released, Google Cell Service – XDA TV

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 has been released. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the new Google Cell Service and what we know about it and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of the Sony Xperia Z4. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 23, 2015

Keep Those Services in Check – XDA App Review

Every day when our devices our in our pockets, our bags, or just laying on ours desks there is still a hubbub of activity going on in the background. However, just like your PC, not all those services NEED to run constantly in the background. Yet, Google doesn’t really make it easy to control. XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco offers up an app that lets you control your background services. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Servicely. TK shows...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 22, 2015

TaoTronics TT-BRO 3 Car Bluetooth Adapter – XDA TV

With all the laws and safety concerns related to talking on your phone when driving, many people are moving towards hands-free car systems. Some cars have Bluetooth capabilities from the factory. However, some people don’t have that option, nor do they want to buy a Bluetooth enabled aftermarket stereo. Well, If you’ve got a AUX input, there may be a solution for you. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews the TaoTronics TT-BRO 3 Car Bluetooth Adapter with...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 21, 2015

Google Play Music Customizations – XDA Xposed Tuesday

If Cyanogen Inc. has its way, you won’t be forced into the Google services if you use Android. Until then, a lot of us are fully invested into the Google ecosystem. We listen to our music on Google Play Music. However, the Google Play Music app could benefit from some tweaks. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds some customization options into Google Play Music. XDA Senior Member Maxr1998 offers...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 20, 2015

CM 12.1 Nightlies Rolling Out and More! – XDA TV

CyanogenMod has begun rolling out 12.1 nightlies! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 pre-order sale and be sure to check out the article talking about the privacy concerns for the new Cyanogen partnerships. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week on XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 17, 2015

YU Yureka Cyanogen OS 12, TWRP for Galaxy S6 – XDA TV

The YU Yureka is receiving Cyanogen OS 12. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Huawei P8 and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of the OxygenOS kernel source. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 16, 2015

Profile Picture Editor – App Review

One great thing about our smartphones is the ability to take pictures with them. You can even upload them to your social media if you are brave enough. However, sometimes you want to edit and embellish your social media and local photos before posting them. Talented Developers over at IntuitiveWare offer up a picture editing program for your social media and local images. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Profile Picture Editor. TK shows off the application and shares...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 15, 2015

CyanogenMod 12S Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

Just last week the rebel OEM OnePlus released their own version of Android Lollipop for thier One device. It was called OxygenOS, and Jordan (sort of) reviewed it. However, we all know that the OnePlus One shipped with a version of CyangenMod. Well the CyanogenMod update has dropped. CyanogenMod 12s is now available to owners of the OnePlus One. In today's video, XDA TV Producer Jordan, shows off CyanogenMod 12s on his OnePlus One. The main features covered and talked...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 14, 2015

ChromePie for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

One of the great features of Android is the Pie Control menus you can get with Xposed modules and other manners. To get the Pie controls in Chrome there was a module called ChromePie. ChromePie didn’t work with Android 5.x Lollipop, until now. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the pie controls to Chrome. XDA Forum Member JT5 offers up the ChromePie module. TK shows off the module and...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 13, 2015

Moto 360 Price Drop! Chainfire Releases FlashFire – XDA TV

The Moto 360 smart-watch prices have been slashed! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 pre-orders beginning in April and be sure to check out the article talking about HTC Champions. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV....

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 10, 2015

Galaxy S6 LED Flash Issue, LG G4 and More! – XDA TV

The Samsung Galaxy S6 LED Flash has an always-on issue. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the LG G4 and be sure to check out the article talking about the price point for the ASUS ZenFone 2. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 9, 2015

Flynx Link Browser – XDA App Review

If you’ve ever read an article on your mobile device, you’ve probably encountered the problem with links in stories. You start off reading one story. And half way through an interesting sentence or word is highlighted with a link to another story. Sooner or later your half way through 15 stories. XDA Forum Member night_hawk91 offers up an app that allows you to open these links and keep them handy for later reading. In this video XDA TV Producer TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 8, 2015

OxygenOS Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

Over the past couple of months we have, sort of, reviewed many custom ROMs, like CyanogenMod 12, OmniROM, SlimKat and more. However, there is a ragtag OEM in our midst that tries to convince us to "never settle." The OnePlus One originally shipped with CyanongenMod 12s, and the update to 12s is forthcoming. Due to some agreement troubles OnePlus has gone ahead and created their own version of Android Lollipop for their device called OxygenOS. Is this release a breath of fresh air?...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 7, 2015

Swipeback2 – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Everyday, more and more modules for the Xposed Framework are being updated to support Lollipop. Some of these Xposed Modules are background fixes and tweaks. While others offer expanded customizability and control of your device. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the ability to control your device with a swipe gesture. XDA Senior Member PeterCxy offers up the Swipeback2 module. TK shows off the module and gives his thoughts,...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 6, 2015

OxygenOS Released and More! – XDA TV

OxygenOS for the OnePlus One has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Android Studio 1.2 beta being released and be sure to check out the article talking about CyanogenMod 12s for the OnePlus One coming just around the corner. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 3, 2015

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Sources, LG G2 Lollipop! – XDA TV

The LG G2 is receiving Android Lollipop. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of S-Off being available for the HTC M9 and be sure to check out the article talking about Android kernel sources from Xiaomi! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 2, 2015

Dumb Ball Review – XDA Game Time!

There are some heavily staffed venture capital backed development houses that can make some great games. However, at XDA we think the journey is just as important as the final product. So when an XDA developer makes a simple addictive game, we take notice. XDA Forum Member Degineth offers up an addictive puzzle type game. In this episode of Game Time, XDA TV Producer rirozizo reviews Dumb Ball.  Rirozizo describes the game, plays it and talks about his thoughts of...

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Tomek Kondrat · Apr 1, 2015

Hi Locker to Help You With Lockscreen Headache

The lockscreen is a part of the OS that we see hundreds of times every day, whether we're using Android or iOS. The look of the lockscreen depends on the Android version, device manufacturer or ROM chef. In short, it differs for almost every user. Luckily enough, users can use third party alternatives that bring more features. One such application is Hi Locker, developed by XDA Senior Member thotran7989. Hi Locker can be found both on the Play store and...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 1, 2015

Must Have App Review: Spider Squisher Pro Extreme

Here on XDA TV we have a series we like to call Must Have Apps. These are apps that we think are so great and useful that you must have them. We’ve given this title to such programs as Pushbullet, Light Flow, Helium, the AROMA File Manager, ROM Toolbox and Pocket Casts. But today we have an app that surpasses them all. Former XDA TV Producer Adam Outler offers up a must have application. In this video, XDA TV Producer...

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