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orb3000 · May 28, 2011

Interview With XDA Developer pof – pt. 3 of 3 Final

We arrive to the final part of this interview with XDA member and retired moderator pof. In case you missed them, here are the links for part 1 and part 2 of this interview. orb3000: What's your opinion of overall Android security? pof: Android has been developed having security and privacy issues in mind, it has a rich security model with privilege-separated applications, per-URI permissions, signature-level app permissions, etc... However, it has a very weak point which is at the same time one...

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egzthunder1 · May 27, 2011

Get Your Video Editing Done On Your Windows Mobile Device With

We all love our Android and Windows Phone 7 devices because they are wonderful pieces of technology that can do pretty much everything that we can do on a computer. However, we don't have to forget that these great platforms are standing on the shoulders of a dying giant called Windows Mobile. This platform paved the way for what we currently have as smooth, multi-purpose devices. One use that we can give to these devices is for video editing and...

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orb3000 · May 21, 2011

Interview With XDA Developer pof – pt. 2 of 3

Welcome to the second part of the interview with XDA retired moderator pof. Here you can find a link to Part 1. Without further ado, enjoy Part 2: orb3000: What's your current device? pof: Google Nexus One (phone) and Motorola Xoom (tablet). orb3000: What upcoming developments in the mobile world are you interested in? pof: I think NFC and mobile payments will be the next upcoming boom, also a lot of tablet devices and TV or set top boxes running Android will...

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Ben Elliott · May 9, 2011

XDA TV Official Podcast (and Windows App) Available Now!

Can't get enough of XDA TV since its introduction earlier this year, or find yourself missing episodes and wishing there was an easier way to keep track of the latest upload from your favourite presenter? XDA member meltwater has been working hard on a solution, and it just might be what you're looking for. For those looking for a more convenient way to find out when a new episode of XDA TV is available, an official podcast has been set up,...

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Sam Caplat · May 5, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Knows Where You Are – Be Scared(?)

If you're an owner of a lovely WP7 device, you think it's beautiful and that your OS is superior to any other, you love your device to the ends of the earth and would happily cuddle it while sle... Anyway, this is how you might feel about your device now. But that's until you hear that Windows Phone 7, in light of events over the past few weeks, is no different to iOS and Android. XDA user samsamuel posted a...

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Will Verduzco · May 5, 2011

Read “It” Later with LolaLaterList for Windows Mobile

Are you a ReadItLater user looking for a simple legacy Windows Mobile client without any bloat? It looks like XDA forum member s_green_22 has the app for you with LolaLaterList. With this application, you are able to access your ReadItLater profile and open the links in your Opera Mobile or Mini web browser as well as mark pages as read. LolaLaterList, my first mobile application, is simple ReadItLater application. Today it is able to: 1) download pages saved to RIL profile...

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Ben Elliott · Apr 24, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 34

In this regular XDA feature, the news writer team scours the forums to find five questions and answers which may be of use to you, or may simply provide an interesting read. Q'My phone's LCD screen isn't working properly. Is there any way to diagnose the fault?' A XDA member facdemol has created an extremely useful post detailing LCD faults here - It's definitely worth a look if you want to understand what the problem actually is. Q&A originally posted...

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orb3000 · Apr 21, 2011

Improve Your Screen Sensitivity in Windows Mobile

If you are having some issues or want to make your screen more accurate, this may be of your liking. XDA member olyloh6696 presents some useful tips -cab included- to increase the screen sensitivity on your Windows Mobile device by changing some registry entries. According to the developer this sets your screen sensitivity to the maximum allowable pressure point, so your resistive touch screen will require a lighter touch to register changes. This was originally made for the Toshiba TG01,...

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orb3000 · Apr 21, 2011

LEGO Adjustable Mobile Stand (Cradle)

Who doesn´t remember LEGO building blocks? Certainly, most of us had them when younger or still have them somewhere in your basement. XDA member bad pixel built an adjustable mobile stand (cradle) using LEGO pieces. Originally created for the Nexus One but can fit almost any device, this original cradle will let you place your device with style and originality. The viewing angle can be adjusted according to preference or situation for your gaming pleasure. It is a good and...

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orb3000 · Apr 21, 2011

Blinker LED for Windows Mobile Updated

XDA member zevele presents Blinker, an application that forces the device's LEDs to blink every few seconds to notify the user about the state of the device (SMS, EMail, missed calls, wifi bluetooth etc.) Blink will let you know when your battery is running out of juice, notify you if there is no signal, when phone is charging, and any other notification you can think of. Moreover, you can configure the blink type and more via the registry. Very useful...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 18, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 33

Ok, it´s time for our weekly Questions and Answers article. We have selected five Q&A found on XDA. Even though some of these might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read. Q: I've been seeing this problem for a few weeks now, with several different ROMs, including the original rooted stock ROM now. In nearly all of my recent calls, I get disconnected one or more times with the message "Call disconnected" and a...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 11, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 32

Ok, it´s time for our weekly Questions and Answers article. We have selected five Q&A found on XDA. Even though some of these might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read. Q: Would we consider adding a forum for the Transformer? Seems like a lot of potential with that tablet... A: XDA Admins usually will add the devices based on potential development possibilities as well as popular demand (although not a great contributing factor...

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orb3000 · Apr 6, 2011

Guide: Perfect Screen Protector Installation Technique

Ok, you may think we all know how to properly install a screen protector on a device´s screen but I bet more than one of us has left some bubbles or dust on it when applying. XDA member BillTheCat wrote a complete guide on the technique he used to successfully apply that plastic protector without any pain. The member mentions that the guide is intended for self-adhesive (non-water based) films, but should work for other types as well. Please let...

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orb3000 · Apr 4, 2011

Game Distant Galaxies for Windows Mobile, PC & XBox Updated

XDA member _LEM_ presents an update of the classic game Distant Galaxies, now available for your Windows Mobile device, PC, and XBox. This simple game is a classic space shooter, a distant cousin of Space Invaders, and is probably related to Galaxian somewhere along the line too. Featuring more enemies, final bosses, extra weapons, and the option to upload your score and share it with the rest of users in the World Ranking, this game will give you many hours...

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orb3000 · Apr 3, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 31

Ok, it´s time for our weekly Questions and Answers article. We have selected five Q&A found on XDA. Even though some of these might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read. Q: I just install CM7 to my Aria for the first time with no problem at all and im just wondering, where do i start to get Games, Apps such as Facebook ect... Because I no longer have the Android market place on...

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orb3000 · Apr 3, 2011

Battle Of The OS’ – Why Did You Switch? Follow Up

Perhaps you remember the article "Battle Of The OS´". Well, almost one month later, we have interesting results on a side poll we created to know what members choice was regarding their preferred operating systems. The answer is pretty obvious but we are getting an impressive second place on the poll: Windows Mobile, yes WM is the second most preferred OS by the voters! It is clear that WM, a cornerstone of mobile operating systems, is still present on many...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 31, 2011

What You Need to Know About Extended Batteries

It has been many years since the release of pda devices with removable batteries. Older PDAs would hold charge for a while for a wide variety of reasons, but the biggest one was that the devices were not equipped with any kind of radio (thinking back to my old HP Jornada 520). As times evolved, so did these devices which started getting more capabilities (wifi, bluetooth, phone, FM, GPS, etc). However, the batteries were always kept the same or at...

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orb3000 · Mar 22, 2011

Opera Mobile 11 and Opera Mini 6 for 7 Different OS’ Ready for Download

Opera has launched just a few hours ago -at the time, we were writing this article.- The new version of Opera Mobile 11 and Opera Mini 6 are available for most operating systems and the promo they are using is focused on a rock band where every player is related to the desired OS; seven platforms, 3,000 different devices and 100 million Opera users around the world. Opera Mobile 11 is ready to download for Android, Symbian, Windows Phone 7...

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mic_888 · Mar 21, 2011

How To Migrate SMS From WinMo To Android And Vice Versa

For those of you running both Windows Mobile and Android on your mobile devices (e.g. HD2), XDA forum member Cheech1976 has posted a detailed tutorial on how to migrate your text messages from one OS to the other. The XDA member states that running both OS's works quite well with no reason to choose just one, other than that he could not have his text messages on both. After much searching and testing, the XDA member has finally found a way....

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egzthunder1 · Mar 21, 2011

AT&T Buying T-Mobile USA

Well, while it may sound like a surprise to many, T-Mobile has been struggling financially for quite a while now as they have been losing ground (in the US, at least) to other carriers such as Sprint and some of the no contract carriers like MetroPCS, Cricket, and others. In fact, T-Mobile USA had been up for grabs for almost 2 years, but hurdles such as purchase price and FCC limitations had to be cleared. Now that this is all...

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