POSTS TAGGED: applciation
Posted September 24, 2014 at 05:30 pm by Faiz Malkani
Ever since the release of the Sony Xperia Z1, one particularly vaunted feature of Sony devices has been the “Smart Social Camera” software. While the app was initially exclusive to the Z1, it made its way to numerous other Sony devices with the Android 4.3 update. With the launch of Sony’s Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014, the Smart Social Camera was revamped and given numerous new features to enhance the device’s photo and video capturing experience. But with the launch merely a fortnight ago, the app remains exclusive to the Z3 for now, with its fate uncertain regarding whether older Xperias will also partake in the update.
Posted July 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm by egzthunder1
Everyone likes screen real estate–no question about that. The sole idea of having more space available for your clutter of icons, widgets, and so on is what has fueled phone manufacturers to come up with screens so large that they barely fit in our pockets anymore. We do, however, always look for more, and one sure thing that many people could (and do) away with are the soft buttons (for devices with no hardware buttons) and the status bar.
There are apps such as video players and games that hide both the status bar and software navigation buttons while active. This is known as immersive mode. But while some apps offer immersive mode, not every app has this feature built in. Sure, there are a myriad o. . . READ ON »
Posted July 19, 2014 at 03:00 pm by egzthunder1
The online world is made up of several factions, clans, communities, social media sites—whatever you want to call them. Pretty much every person in the world with Internet access belongs to at least a few of these, and if not as a member, at the very least as an everyday lurker. After all, we all need our daily dose of cats, bacon, cats with bacon, and so on. Some people prefer the social aspect of sites like Facebook. Then, after you get past pseudo real/serious sites, comes what the new Internet culture has become. You have the likes of Digg, Reddit, and if you walk a little further towards the edge of the abyss, you get 4chan. That said, if you’ve made your way to 4Chan, you’ve gone too far. . . READ ON »
Posted July 9, 2014 at 03:00 am by egzthunder1
There are two kinds of people here at XDA-Developers: those who focus on the looks and functionality of a device, and those who focus almost exclusively on raw power, performance, and how well it stacks up against other devices within the same tier. The latter group relies heavily on certain types of apps and modifications that boost performance (tweakers, kernels with various governors, etc.), as well as benchmarks to measure said performance benefits.
Since the introduction to Android, we have seen various benchmarks that have allowed us to see how tweaking settings affects the performance of a device. One of the biggest names in this field is without a doubt AnTuTu Benchmark. For those not fam. . . READ ON »
Posted March 5, 2014 at 01:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Gathering usage data for various internal components in Android has never been easy. Sure, some information is available in performance settings on certain ROMs. But in some stock UIs, it’s either cumbersome or impossible to track your usage. Naturally, this information is quite useful when your phone suffers from unexpected battery drain thanks to high CPU respource consumption.
To make up for the lack of a built-in solution, XDA Forum Member Rolf Smit created Tinycore. This app serves as a system, CPU, and memory indicator that is displayed right in your status bar. But due to limited space of the bar itself, only one variable can be displayed at a time. The application doesn’t require ro. . . READ ON »
Posted February 18, 2014 at 07:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
If you are a music maniac, you’re more than likely annoyed when you receive pointless notifications like “Your troops are ready for battle” or “eagleeyetom mentioned you at XDA-Developers.” This can be especially annoying while you are listening to the music. XDA offers thousands of applications that can enable or disable some features, so those pesky notifications aren’t anything special.
XDA Forum Member tpierce89 tried to find an application in order to allow his Android-using family to disable notification sounds during music playback. But due to a lack of luck in the search, he ended up creating his own application, and that’s how Don’t Pause was born. . . READ ON »
Posted February 7, 2014 at 08:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
A couple of days ago, we talked about a new OmniROMs feature called OmniSwitch. For those who don’t remember, it is an app switcher created by XDA Senior Member maxwen that also offers quite a few customization options like adding favorites or killing running processes by swiping. OmniSwitch can be found in the newest OmniROM nightlies and used on every supported device.
One disadvantage of OmniSwitch for users not running OmniROM is that it’s distributed only with OmniROM, and doesn’t work on anything except KitKat. These compatibility problems were solved by XDA Recognized Developer EatHeat, who managed to backport OmniSwitch to Ice Cream Sandwich and newer versions of An. . . READ ON »
Posted February 4, 2014 at 09:00 pm by egzthunder1
From time to time, we need to step away from video games and Android development in order to study and enrich ourselves with knowledge that transcends the keyboard. Many times, we also need to study for exams or we could simply be curious about the atomic number of a certain element. After all, who isn’t? Since the world of Android apps has a place for everything, we are proud to see that even educational apps such as this pop up from time to time on our site.
The periodic table of the elements is a fantastic resource for anyone out there interested in basic chemistry. It is the basis, the cornerstone for beginning to understand the world as we know it. So, XDA Forum Member sylsau decided that it would be a good i. . . READ ON »