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egzthunder1 · Jun 28, 2011

Dial In Style With myDialer Lite for Android

We are always looking for newer cooler, faster, and better performing apps for our devices. Some of the stock apps (well, really most of them) lack the ability to undergo customization or are just flat out slow. One such category that happens to be suffering from this on Android devices is the dialer department. There are some replacements out there, but they several are simply skinned versions of stock dialers. Well, now thanks to XDA member mozarcik__, there is a new...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 24, 2011

Give Any Android The Gift Of Honeycomb With Honeycomb Launcher Beta

After all the ports from SDK, all the themes and skins to resemble it, one would think that the Honeycomb interface (and really the overall OS) is slowly taking the world of Android by storm. with this in mind, many devs are working tirelessly to get a much more similar feeling in devices that cannot support the tablet-oriented OS. However, XDA member IntelSoftApps brings us a step closer to getting the full HC experience on Android devices sporting 2.0 and up....

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egzthunder1 · Jun 17, 2011

Check Out Your GPS Status With GPS Monitor for Android

The integration of GPS into our mobile devices was a huge technological leap, completely shattering the boundaries of what a cell phone was capable of. However, this wonderful feature is not great when we don't really know if it is truly working or not. You may be getting an approximate location from your mobile connection and your GPS may have no clue where you are actually located. So, how can you tell if you have a few satellites locked on...

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TheRomMistress · Jun 2, 2011

Snapbucket: Snap, Style, and Share!

With the prevalence of camera phones, it is now possible for everyone and their mother to become a photographer. However, what you do after taking the picture is often what can take your photo from "amateur" status to "professional". To help accomplish this, The Photobucket Team has developed Snapbucket, the complete package to turn your photos from "drab" to "fab." Here’s some of the cool features you get with Snapbucket: “Retro,” “Lomo,” “Sunrise,” and “’70s” - just a few of the awesome sets you...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 2, 2011

Run Your Favorite GreaseMonkey Scripts On Your Phone With Tampermonkey for Android

If you are familiar with GreaseMonkey and love writing your own scripts, then you will be really glad to know that XDA member _der_ has come up with a very handy application to run your scripts in your Android device. This plugin was originally available for Google Chrome, but since the dev wanted to have a more portable version of this, he decided to port it to be usable with our favorite little green robot. The dev does point out the...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 2, 2011

Protect Your Apps With Advanced App Locker for Android

One perk of carrying around an expensive smartphone is the fact that you can show off all the cool tips, tricks, hacks, games, and everything that you can think of to all your friends. However, it is almost inevitable that someone may ask for your phone to mess with it for a bit and then just wonder out of your sight. There are many apps in your device that can contain potentially private data as well as some others that...

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orb3000 · May 30, 2011

SD-Booster for Android

Complaining about the reading speeds on your external memory card? XDA member Akusari presents SD-Booster, a great application that promises to speed the reading speed of your SD card by up to 40 times. You will need to have your device rooted in order to get it working. The latest version will work on Android 2.1 and up. You can get it for free in the usual place, and as always we ask you to leave your feedback. Originally posted...

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TheRomMistress · May 30, 2011

Streaming Music Just Became Easier With Ghosttown

Using your smartphone is a great way to listen to music on the go, but what happens when your personal music library becomes played out? By utilizing the YouTube API to search for and listen to music, XDA member αкαѕнα has developed Ghosttown, an application that lets you "Listen to any song by any artist!" Ghosttown uses a similar UI as the stock music player and is very easy to use. Enjoy features such as: Listento any song by any artist Organized by Artist...

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egzthunder1 · May 26, 2011

Do You Like Physics Based Games? Try BlockFall for Android

Games where the concept of real physics have to be applied have taken the mobile gaming world by storm. The evolution of our hardware has made them even more enjoyable as the smoothness with which some games can run is unrivaled and gives us that "that is a good looking game" eye candy kind of feeling. We all know them with names of famous games such as Rag Doll Cannon, Fruit Ninja, and of course Angry Birds. You will be...

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egzthunder1 · May 25, 2011

Regain Your Privacy (And Peace of Mind) Again With “LBE Privacy Guard” for Android

Privacy is a paramount concern for many, particularly when all your personal information is stored in a device that has the potential ability to just send it to whomever it feels like it. Love it or hate it, Microsoft decided that this was far too important when Windows Vista was released and implemented a very annoying yet incredibly safe way of using your computer. The OS will ask you for confirmation of virtually every action we try to take on...

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egzthunder1 · May 19, 2011

Control BSPlayer From The Comfort of Your Android With BSRemote

Lets face it. The only reason why universal controls sell as much as they do is because there are not enough aplications for our mobile devices to control everything that we would like... or are there? Today, we stumbled upon an app called BSremote for Android, created by XDA member gapipro. As its name so obviously implies, the app was specifically designed to control BSPlayer for desktop PC. This app will allow you to sit back in your favorite couch, far...

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egzthunder1 · May 17, 2011

Want to Have True, Unrestricted Access to Your Phone? Read On…

The \system in Android is like a forbidden candy for many. A few people will only dare venture in the file and folder mess that represents that particular area of your devices. However, this is where all the fun usually happens. All settings, apks, everything that is of importance to us and to devs lies in there. However, getting there is not necessarily easy or cheap. There are programs like Root Explorer, which will allow you to do a whole...

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egzthunder1 · May 17, 2011

JTAG Your Captivate – God-Like Soldering Skills Not Required

JTAG has been, since the early days of phones, the surefire (and in most cases) the only possible way to bring a device back to life after a flash gone wrong (used to be really common back in the WM days). Nowadays, Android devices are actually rather sturdy in the sense that you can flash virtually anything to these devices and would be easy to revive. This happens to be the case for a lot of Samsung Galaxy phones. However,...

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orb3000 · May 16, 2011

Starksoft Smart CallerID for Android

We would like to see more work on dialers for Android as the default one is quite simple. So, XDA member -=(Kad)=- presents Smart CallerID for your Android device. The app allows you to use a high resolution image to give that touch of personal style to your dialer, features notifications after the end of an outgoing call with the contact information and call duration, notify the loss / finding the network, as well as the inclusion of flight mode,...

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mic_888 · May 15, 2011

Manage Tiny Content On Your Mobile Device With PadKite Multitouch Mobile Mouse.

If you're fed up with trying to click on tiny links on your mobile Android device screen and trying to highlight tiny rows of text, take a look at PadKite. PadKite is the first multi-touch mobile mouse created to managed the tiny content on your mobile device screen, helping to click on links without having to zoom in, or select tiny rows of text accurately. The developers of the app, XDA members padkite, are about to launch the app in...

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orb3000 · May 11, 2011

Omniscience Widget Beta for Android

XDA member seydhe presents this widget for your Android device. Omniscience will let you test all the widgets included such as Calendars, Tasks, Weather, Emails, Notes, and more. For now it supports applications such as Google Calendar, GMail, Astrid, Facebook and Springpad, as well as a few others. This currently works on Android 2.1 and up and the developer plans to have a lite free version with Google Calendar only once the beta stage is final. So, step in and...

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mic_888 · May 8, 2011

Spirit FM Radio (Real Radio TI/Broadcom) For Android

If you are looking to try out a real tuned radio app, rather than a streaming app, take a look at XDA forum member mikereidis' Spirit FM Radio app. Like the MIUI and CM FM apps, it is derived from the Code Aurora FM app, although the dev appears to have made some more extensive mods than the aforementioned. Spirit FM Radio is currently in beta and requires Android version 2.1. or higher. On unsupported phones, it should go into...

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orb3000 · May 7, 2011

Go Weather for Android Updated

Everyone is excited about the new HTC Sense 3.0 but we also have great alternatives to get eye candy with satin-smooth animations. XDA member goweather presents Go Weather for your Android device. The app features live, local weather conditions and forecasts, 3D high-definition weather video, get locations worldwide and saved locations easily, widgets, and even wallpapers are included as well. Working on Android 2 and up this application can be found for free on the usual spot. Originally posted by...

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orb3000 · May 3, 2011

Tap Tap Revenge 4 for Android

A few months ago, XDA member a2ha told us that Tap Tap Revenge for Android was on it´s way, and now it´s here. Tap and shake to the beat of 100's of your favorite artists scoring points for accuracy and timing. You can add in multiple difficulty levels. Features include: Chat with TTR players around the world, global leader boards with up-to-the-minute scores, battle other players on line, customize your avatar, weekly contests with new music, amongst many more. Get...

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mic_888 · May 3, 2011

Make Your Used Space Visible With Storage Analyser

If you want to be sure what kind of data is consuming your storage space on either your SD card or Ext Storage, XDA forum member LeveloKment has written an app to help you analyse your storage. Storage Analyser has the following features: Order the content by size or the amount of files or just alphabetical See the space used by applications using App2SD (.android_secure folder) Real Honeycomb tablet support Allows several columns depending on the screen size The app...

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