POSTS TAGGED: All Android
Posted December 12, 2014 at 04:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
The calendar application has and will continue to be one of the most important tools on our mobile devices. Android’s developers quickly implemented the calendar application in a very early version of the OS, and since then, the application has seen some major updates. That said, it still serves one main function: organizing your life.
In the first party Google Android calendar, you can set a reminder for upcoming events. Unfortunately, it’s rather easy to miss notifications and skip events because our mobile phones and tablets are usually hidden deep inside our bags, and it’s often easy to forget about an important event.
Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
In recent years, we’ve heard quite a bit of various government agencies breaching their users’ privacy. In addition to national surveillance, Google and other large corporations collect data from users to generate revenue by personalizing and better targeting ads. To the privacy conscious, this is undoubtedly a concerning trend. As such, many developers have decided to take privacy matters into their own hands.
There are some browsers available on the Google Play Store that allow for private browsing. One of the safest is Krypton Web Browser, which comes courtesy of XDA Forum Member Kr36. This browser is tightly integrated with Tor, and although Tor isn’t perfect, it adds an appre. . . READ ON »
Posted December 11, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Paper still has its value, but smart devices are slowly replacing traditional paper and pen, as well as classical books and traditional press. If you read a lot (and find yourself scrolling frequently), the screen of your tablet or smartphone may quickly become quite dirty and full of fingerprints, making the experience less than desirable. Luckily, there are some alternative and hopefully better methods of scrolling that will save you some time and frustration.
A few months ago, we wrote about Tilt Scroll by XDA Forum Member mrYoussef135. This application is able to scroll content in various applications using the built-in device accelerometer sensor. Not everyone likes to shake their device like a tamb. . . READ ON »
Posted December 11, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
In the past, we have reviewed much of the “C Series” of applications from an XDA Recognized Developer astoncheah. We talked about C Locker, C Floating and C Widget. All of these apps offer excellent solutions to certain problems. Well this developer is back at it with another great app.
XDA Recognized Developer astoncheah offers up app that lets you see your notifications without opening the tray. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews C Notice. TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 11, 2014 at 04:00 am by Samantha
If you’ve had your eyes on the headlines in September, you may have heard of plans by Google to enable Youtube support offline playback of videos in India. Announced at the Android One event, this would work by introducing an extra button with a downward arrow as an icon under the video, which if pressed, will prompt you to select the video quality you want to download. And being in India, such functionality for offline support will come as a much welcomed feature, especially by those with sparse access to 3G and 4G.
Scheduled to go live within a few weeks, the release of the feature was pushed back for months until, well, now, because it seems like this feature is finally rolling out in India. The release will be in st. . . READ ON »
Posted December 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Samantha
Google Hangouts is the company’s answer to Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger, and its users are finally being treated to a variety of new features that they can play with thanks to the new update from Google that was announced yesterday. These features include those which enhances both the fun factor, such as stickers and video filters, as well as usability and utility such as confirmed phone numbers and “last seen” timestamps.
It almost doesn’t seem possible that Google Hangouts didn’t officially offer stickers without the help of third party apps, since many other messaging apps have had support for quite some time. But with this new update, 16 new sticker packs including turtles . . . READ ON »
Posted December 10, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
There are so many Power Banks out there. However, they are not all the same. Some sacrifice weight for capacity. Others do the opposite. Some come with two ports and some come with more, while others come with less. Some are just batteries with a case around it, but others have some unique features.
In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews and discusses various options. He reviews the Lepow U-Stone 12000mAh Power Bank, the Lepow ADD Power System, the PowerAdd Apollo 2, the OLALA 10000mAh Power Bank and the RadioShack 3000mAh Slim Power Bank. Check out this video to learn your power options.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Android OS offers many ways of unlocking your device. Among the most popular are entering a pattern or PIN and face unlock. Although patterns and PINs can be pretty secure, there are still ways to improve upon them.
The Android kernel offers many functions that can be used even when the screen is powered off. Double-tap-to-wake is a common feature that can be found on many custom ROMs here at XDA. XDA Senior Member goutamniwas created quite an interesting method for screen unlocking using the tap2wake technology.
With Tap2Unlock, you can unlock your screen by entering a PIN code while your screen is off. This module splits the screen into four squares. Pressing the wrong pattern will light up the screen but disab. . . READ ON »
Posted December 9, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
No matter how deep your knowledge is about PCs, you occasionally may find yourself with a certain question that needs to be answered. All major operating system have thorough documentation with loads of useful information. Smartphones can come in handy when you have no access to the Internet on your PC or your desktop environment doesn’t want to initialize properly.
Not too long ago, we talked about Linux Man Pages by XDA Senior Member sylsau. This application allows you to browse through GNU/Linux manual pages and even save them on SD card. A nice alternative was recently presented by XDA Forum Member Antic1tizen. Man Man is an application that can read man pages, and it contains the following featur. . . READ ON »