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Faiz Malkani · Sep 24, 2014

Xperia Z3 Smart Social Camera Ported to Other Sony Devices

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...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 24, 2014

Immersive Mode on Unrooted Devices with GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode

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...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 19, 2014

Reddit for Android: As Close to Official Reddit as it Gets

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...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 9, 2014

Get an Early Glimpse of AnTuTu Benchmark 5!

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Mar 5, 2014

Monitor and Analyze Your Mobile RAM and CPU Usage with Tinycore

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,...

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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 18, 2014

Silence Notifications While Listening to Music with Don’t Pause

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 7, 2014

OmniSnitch Makes OmniROM’s OmniSwitch Available to All

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...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 4, 2014

Harness the Power of the Periodic Table of the Elements in your Android Device

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...

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