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Track the Time You Waste on Social Media with Socials Addict

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When you use your phone, you often don’t even realize how much time you spend waste on various social networking sites. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are only a few examples of the very long list of social media portals. I’m sure that you are not using a physical stopwatch–but let’s be frank, it’s more than a few seconds per day.

This time spent watching cats and stalking beautiful photos is nothing but total waste of productivity. You can do something about this by using an application by XDA Senior Member mohamedrashad. Socials Addict calculates your time spent on popular social media sites and tell you how addicted you are.

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Document the Story of Your Social Life with 8tory

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The different forms of social media are growing every day. It’s hard to imagine a day without using Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. If you are not a very communicative person, you can certainly still appreciate the ability to use social media logins to sign up to various websites. In short, social media as a whole is difficult to live without.

Every few weeks or months, we see one or several new social media platforms pop up. One of the newest is 8tory. XDA Forum Member carlsmileee recently presented a client application for this service that has some interesting functions worthy of mention. The application automatically stores the best moments of your life (according to the app of course), monitors the . . . READ ON »

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Microsoft to Counter “OK Google” with Bing Torque

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When Microsoft is making apps for Android, users should be aware that something strange is going on. And when these apps have the goal of replacing Google Now’s voice search, we can only say “Oh my!” using our best George Takkei voices. Well, Microsoft decided that they were indeed up for the challenge, and as such, they have released Bing Torque for Android Wear. Whether this application has even a trace of a chance at beating Google Now’s nearly ubiquitous “OK Google” functionality remains uncertain.

Bing Torque lets you search for things by twisting your hand back and forth. After performing this nearly acrobatic maneuver, you can ask your question–and if you̵. . . READ ON »

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Pin Your Photos on Android Lollipop with Photo Pinner

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In the last few weeks, we have been talking quite a bit about Android 5.0 Lollipop. This imminently upcoming version of Google’s operating system is really innovative and brings lots of interesting features that can soon be enjoyed by many. Google put forth lots of effort to make this version of Android a big step forward comparing to Jelly Bean and KitKat.

One of new features added to Lollipop is screen pinning, which prevents others from looking at your pr0n stash personal data. You can pin the dialer and allow others to make a call. It’s an incredibly handy feature with loads of potential. XDA Recognized Contributor Quinny899 wrote an application that can be used to pin the photos to your scre. . . READ ON »

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Nova Launcher Update Brings Lollipop Functionality and Feel

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One of the most popular third party launcher on Android, Nova Launcher, has just received an update to version 3.2. The new stable version of this great and lightweight application brings multiple optimizations and fixes, as well as an Android 5.0 Lollipop overall UI feel.

Many of this update’s changes are hidden deep under the hood, so you need to know where to find them. Kevin Barry, known to many of you as XDA Senior Member kevin@TeslaCoil added a short changelog to his Google+. What’s new in Nova Launcher?

Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings – Folder – Transition Animation)
Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings – Desktop – Scroll Indicator)
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Get a Complete Set of Logs with Andy Log

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The importance of proper logging is undeniable. No, we’re not talking about lumberjack work. We’re talking about tools like logcat and kmsg, both of which are used for the most basic debugging purposes, and so many custom ROM users have done at least once. To obtain a log, you don’t even have to use a USB cable, since everything can be done directly from the phone itself.

To obtain a certain type log, usually you have to use one application per one log. It’s a big waste of internal storage and application grid. XDA Senior Member Bassel Bakr gave us the pleasure to meet Andy Log, the logging application to rule them all. The concept of Andy Log is very simple, yet innovative. The applicatio. . . READ ON »

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Try Some Android Lollipop Applications on Your Device

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Android 5.0 Lollipop has been officially announced and lucky users of Google Nexus 5 and Google Nexus 7 have a chance to try out the final developer preview. Google will soon release the full source code and begin the porting madness. If you crave some of the Android Lollipop experience on your older devices, XDA folks have prepared something for you already.

As you may already know, Android 5.0 introduced a new file structure. System applications are now placed in folders with odex file in an arm sub-folder. This makes them a little more difficult to use on older devices. Luckily XDA Recognized Contributor marcomarinho deodexed them and posted them as flashable archives, so you can taste some of the the sweet Lo. . . READ ON »

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AutoCon Manages Your Connections to Perserve Battery Life

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As we’ve talked about in the past, battery life is still somewhat of a sore spot on most modern day Android devices. While our CPUs, GPUs, RAM, and storage have all received many boosts over the years, battery life on most mainstream devices has not. As such, making it through a full dayu of heavy use is difficult almost no matter what device you run–with the obvious exception of phablets like the Galaxy Note lineup.

Luckily, there are quite a few ways to stretch out your battery so you don’t have to be tethered to a charger all day. Obviously you could replace your kernel with a more battery friendly variant, and you could also mitigate the biggest battery drain culprit: screen brightness. Howev. . . READ ON »

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Easily Load Your Favorite Kernels with Kernel Manager

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Custom kernels are designed to make our devices run better, faster, and be more battery friendly than their stock counterparts. Kernel development is definitely not easy, as it requires lots of knowledge about the Linux ecosystem and coding ability. You can find multiple kernels available in basically any device subforum.

Kernel developers often create applications to keep their users on updated versions and to streamline the update process. Users can easily download the kernel and install it without even touching a USB cable, which is surely a convenient way of updating. However, not every developer creates such Android applications, so it might be a bit problematic to keep them up-to-date. XDA Re. . . READ ON »

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