POSTS TAGGED: application
Posted December 18, 2014 at 08:30 am by Jimmy McGee
We talk a lot about battery topics here at XDA TV. We talk about everything from Power Banks to USB Desktop Chargers to Battery Saving Apps. We talk about this stuff because both we and our viewers are not “normal” users. We don’t use our devices to check Facebook on our breaks and find the nearest skinny jeans store. No, we use it for much more–and all that screen on time can really eat up your battery.
XDA Senior Member Flyview offers up app that lets you control your Bluetooth, Data and WiFi Radios saving your battery. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Leandroid. TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 16, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Faiz Malkani
In a world where static pictures have become monotonous and GIFs dominate the Internet, this paradigm shift has affected the mobile ecosystem as well, with screenshots slowly but steadily being replaced by screen recordings. Before Android 4.4 KitKat, there was no official solution to record the screens of Android devices, and the few solutions that did exist at the time used rudimentary capturing methods with below-par results. However, Google introduced ADB screen recording functionality in Android 4.4 KitKat, which made a lot of enthusiasts breathe easier.
The catch to the native functionality in KitKat was that the screen could only be recorded via ADB, and needed root to run independently. This . . . READ ON »
Posted December 12, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
To make our devices more efficient, many have turned to the use of widgets. Developers who care about their users often decide to put lots of work into making widgets an integral part of their applications and services. Widgets debuted on Android home screens, but Google later allowed users to use them on their lock screens in certain versions of the platform.
In the versions of Android that allow for lock screen widgets, you can ordinarily use only one widget per screen, which is far from perfect–especially when your device has a big screen that can house multiple widgets. To make this problem less of an issue, XDA Senior Member elesbb prepared a simple application that lets you add up to four widgets that a. . . READ ON »
Posted December 12, 2014 at 04:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
The calendar application has and will continue to be one of the most important tools on our mobile devices. Android’s developers quickly implemented the calendar application in a very early version of the OS, and since then, the application has seen some major updates. That said, it still serves one main function: organizing your life.
In the first party Google Android calendar, you can set a reminder for upcoming events. Unfortunately, it’s rather easy to miss notifications and skip events because our mobile phones and tablets are usually hidden deep inside our bags, and it’s often easy to forget about an important event.
Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
In recent years, we’ve heard quite a bit of various government agencies breaching their users’ privacy. In addition to national surveillance, Google and other large corporations collect data from users to generate revenue by personalizing and better targeting ads. To the privacy conscious, this is undoubtedly a concerning trend. As such, many developers have decided to take privacy matters into their own hands.
There are some browsers available on the Google Play Store that allow for private browsing. One of the safest is Krypton Web Browser, which comes courtesy of XDA Forum Member Kr36. This browser is tightly integrated with Tor, and although Tor isn’t perfect, it adds an appre. . . READ ON »
Posted December 11, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Paper still has its value, but smart devices are slowly replacing traditional paper and pen, as well as classical books and traditional press. If you read a lot (and find yourself scrolling frequently), the screen of your tablet or smartphone may quickly become quite dirty and full of fingerprints, making the experience less than desirable. Luckily, there are some alternative and hopefully better methods of scrolling that will save you some time and frustration.
A few months ago, we wrote about Tilt Scroll by XDA Forum Member mrYoussef135. This application is able to scroll content in various applications using the built-in device accelerometer sensor. Not everyone likes to shake their device like a tamb. . . READ ON »
Posted December 11, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
In the past, we have reviewed much of the “C Series” of applications from an XDA Recognized Developer astoncheah. We talked about C Locker, C Floating and C Widget. All of these apps offer excellent solutions to certain problems. Well this developer is back at it with another great app.
XDA Recognized Developer astoncheah offers up app that lets you see your notifications without opening the tray. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews C Notice. TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 9, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
No matter how deep your knowledge is about PCs, you occasionally may find yourself with a certain question that needs to be answered. All major operating system have thorough documentation with loads of useful information. Smartphones can come in handy when you have no access to the Internet on your PC or your desktop environment doesn’t want to initialize properly.
Not too long ago, we talked about Linux Man Pages by XDA Senior Member sylsau. This application allows you to browse through GNU/Linux manual pages and even save them on SD card. A nice alternative was recently presented by XDA Forum Member Antic1tizen. Man Man is an application that can read man pages, and it contains the following featur. . . READ ON »
Posted December 7, 2014 at 03:00 pm by Samantha
For many Android users, the home screen never stays the same for more than a couple of days. I don’t know if it’s because of the absolute vast options for customization, their aesthetic tastes simply change quickly, or simply that they enjoy playing around with home screens. In any case, any customization addict knows that this pastime wouldn’t be possible without the right apps.
With this said, ACW Clock Widget is a great application for home screen customization. Developed by XDA Forum Member xsmile711, the app packs over 30 widgets (17 of which are free) for telling the time and weather. Options for customizing widgets are also pretty expensive, allowing you to toggle location, date and time, calend. . . READ ON »