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egzthunder1 · May 13, 2011

Xperia Mini X10 – Dual Touch Achieved

Many of us from the Windows Mobile era are still getting used to the fact that many devices can support multitouch with ease (heck, the ASUS Transformer supports up to 10 points simultaneously). Yet, there are devices where the fight for this capability is still on going. This happens to be the case for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, or at least it was the case until recently. Thanks to XDA member slade87, the device now enjoys this feature, which...

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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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Will Verduzco · May 11, 2011

Tally Your Truancy With Time Tracker for Your Android Phone and Honeycomb Tablet

Do you find yourself dilly dallying your time away with no foreseeable end? Luckily XDA forum member Xezuka has written a nifty program to help alleviate this. Time Tracker for Android is an Android application aimed at helping you keep track of exactly what projects and tasks are eating up all of your time. Making things even sweeter, this app has full support for the Framents API and works excellently on both Android 2.x phones and Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablets. In the words...

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orb3000 · May 11, 2011

AnimeWatch for Android

It´s almost impossible not to miss a great app published on our big community, and because of that, from time to time we bring you an article that may not be so new but sure will be of interest for some of us. XDA member MixToMax presents AnimeWatch, which allows you to catch up with your favorite English subbed animes on your Android device, check the latest releases, and also provides you with a database of over 1200 series to...

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egzthunder1 · May 10, 2011

Don’t Feel Like Waiting for the Invite? Stand Alone Google Music 3.0 Available Now for Froyo and Up!

As you may have seen from our most recent article, we are following the developments at Google IO up close, and it seems that so are many of our members. If you saw the new Google Music UI and have been itching to get it for the last few hours, XDA member pacoforet has been kind enough to provide you with the fix for this craving of yours. This is a stand alone apk, which should work well with any rom...

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TheRomMistress · May 10, 2011

Backup Your Personalized Ringtones With BackMyTones

You just finished adding custom ringtones to all your contacts when you notice an update to your favorite ROM has just been released, what do you do? Do you pass on the update or do you flash the update and spend another hour or so customizing your ringtones? If you suffer from Obsessive Rom Flashing Disorder (ORD), like myself, chances are you will sacrifice the hard work put into assigning ringtones, and flash the updated ROM. If you are a procrastinator, again like myself,...

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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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egzthunder1 · May 7, 2011

Have Some Fun With Your Lockscreen – Lock Sound Changer for Android

We all love tools and apps that are useful when customizing our devices. Sounds for the overall use of the device are always fun to mess with and ever since the days of Windows Mobile, we have been able to modify this to our liking (those of you who used A_C's S2U2 will know exactly what I am talking about). XDA member beanfarmer has made an app to make the changing of the sound made by the device while unlocking, something...

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egzthunder1 · May 7, 2011

New Keyboard for Tablets Project

If you have a tablet, regardless of the make or size, you probably think that there must be, somewhere, a better keyboard. This, in fact, has been a reality for virtually all devices since the invention of the touch keyboard. Due to the size and resolution of some of the newer tabs out there, most keyboards out there will either not work or look very (and I do mean very) distorted. Thanks to XDA member mssmison, there may be hope ahead...

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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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orb3000 · Apr 29, 2011

UOT Kitchen – Online Theme Kitchen for Android

XDA member mendozinas presents this kitchen theme for Android devices. It takes files from your ROM and adds any modifications you choose. It works for most custom deodexed Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbead (2.3.x) roms. The kitchen features support for stock odexed roms, support for GB roms with Sense, optional Theme preview, overscroll glowing, font packs, supporting Theme Chooser for CM7 ROM´s, enable transparency in status bar for GB ROM´s, edify and amend installation script, and much more. Lastly, it supports...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 29, 2011

Manage Your Device Settings With Style – Quicker Settings for Android

If you are like many Android users, you probably access the Settings section of your device an awful lot. Everything important for us is in there such as brightness, wireless network setup, accounts and sync, and even general information about your device, kernel and more. However, the interface itself is simple text with no flavor to it, and just putting shortcuts in your homes screens doesn't cut it either. With this in mind, XDA member beworker created Quicker Settings, which basically...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 28, 2011

Keep Tabs On Everything That Your Car Needs With DriverDiary for Android

Keeping track of things in life can be a hassle, particularly your cars statistics, expenses, and anything related to repairs (if you are not into car modding anyways). Our Android devices seem to be here to solve all of these issues with a bit of help from people like XDA member Fasst2001. The dev has created an app called DriverDairy, which as its name suggests, will allow you to keep track on everything that is related to your car. You can...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 28, 2011

Sync Your Files Via Dropbox With ScheduledSync for Android

We all remember the good old Activesync for Windows Mobile. A simple and very effective sync program to keep your device, data, and files synced with your computer. Nowadays, things have evolved a bit as most syncing of our important data is done via web, particularly for Android devices. This new sync app, XDA member kovalevfm will allow you to sync files and folders by using Dropbox as your storage. You can utilize your Dropbox account to sync between multiple devices...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 27, 2011

WiMax Notifier for EVO Gets Updated

There was an app sometime last year that came out for the EVO, which allowed you to use WiMax's LED light to display notifications for SMS messages. The app was left alone for a while until recently. XDA members JGW310 and Noxious Ninja decided to pick up the project where it left off. However, they are doing a whole re-writing of the app to make this great concept do even more than just alerting you of inbound text messages. The new...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 26, 2011

Whack An Alien With Popies for Android

Yet another concept for a classic game taken to our Android smartphones. The Whack-a-(insert what you want to whack) is a natural born enemy to most touchscreen devices, so if you install this game, just make sure that you keep the device away from small children. XDA member cubewalker's Popies basically is a clone of the whack-a-mole game, but in this case, you are popping up aliens that are coming from the ground. Each time you smash one of these cute...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 26, 2011

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Forums Added

Some of you may be familiar with the name, especially those of you living in the US and having T-Mobile as a service provider. The Sidekick is one of T-Mobile's trademark devices and has been for many years. It acts primarily as a device for those who are addicted to chatting and enjoying (some) multimedia. After many years, it seems that Samsung picked up the name and decided to revamp it and turn it into an Android device running Froyo....

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egzthunder1 · Apr 26, 2011

Put Your Language Skills to The Test With Anagram Online Beta

Word games are as popular as the day is bright these days. Crossword puzzles, scrabble, hang-man, and many others have been people's favorite means of entertainment during trips and long periods of waiting for a good part of the last half a century. Now, with the advent of gaming in our devices, these pastimes have gotten even more popular than before. However, one that you do not hear too often is a game of anagrams. For those of you not...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 25, 2011

Nook Color Getting Official Froyo Update

Better late than never, but the Nook Color seems to be getting their much deserved, official Froyo update today. This was rumored a few days ago by XDA member Tool Belt, who posted a link to another site, which claimed that this would be the case. Needless to say, NC owners have been enjoying Froyo goodness (and Gingerbread as well) for quite a while now. This, however, is always nice as the base on which the update was made, likely contains...

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