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Add Frequency Bands to Your Qualcomm Device

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Those of you who travel quite a bit undoubtedly own more than one device due to frequency band restrictions put in place by both carriers / OEMs, as well as local regulatory agencies. It’s common to find regional variants of pretty much the same devices from Sony, LG, Samsung, and other OEMs. And of course, these companies want to turn a profit, so they often sell multiple devices rather than one that can switch between all of its hardware-supported frequency bands. Surprisingly, most phones works pretty well with frequency bands that are not officially supported. In fact, this is often just a software limitation that can be circumvented with tools available on XDA.

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Google Updates Play Games, Wallet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Google+, and Camera

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While we haven’t really had much in the way of consistent “Google Update Wednesdays” in the past few months, Google sure knows how to get back in the groove of things when they want to. Throughout the day yesterday, Google unleashed a massive wave of updates to a good deal of its first party Android apps, including Google Play Games, Wallet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Google+, and Camera. So what’s new in all of these Google updates and how can you get in on the action a bit early? Read on to find out.

First up, we have Google Play Games. Yesterday’s update brings a rather substantial user interface update that finally makes the app Material Design compliant. The app dons new ani. . . READ ON »

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Smile Clock Alarm Makes You Grin to Stop the Ring

Smile Clock Android Alarm

Let’s face it–waking up is a chore. There’s really no other way to describe being forced to leave the warm comfort of your bed and entering the cold world of work or school. However, a new alarm clock called Smile Clock by XDA Senior Member ntnel aims to change this by making your day start off with a smile.

Smile Clock, as its name implies, aims to make sure you start your day with a smile. This is accomplished in a number of ways. First, you are able to customize what you see and hear when your alarm goes off with custom picture(s) as well as whatever sound or music you’d like. Then rather than simply being able to click a button to snooze or disable the alarm, you must smile at your front facing c. . . READ ON »

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Share Files with Other Devices over WiFi with ShareBox

ShareBox WiFi File Sharing Android

If you’ve ever handed over your mobile device to someone else in order to share files or allow them to look at a picture or video that you’ve captured, you undoubtedly know frustrating the process can be. Not only do your friends and family have to pry your smartphone out of your hands, which is painful in its own right, but you also have to worry about what other content on your smartphone they might “accidentally” find.

ShareBox by XDA Forum Member droidev1 aims to solve both of the problems mentioned above by allowing users to share files via a common WiFi network. The app works by allowing you to select a set of files that will be made available for sharing. Once that is done and the app is . . . READ ON »

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TechTalk Compiles All the Android News You Need in One App

TechTalk Android News

If you’re as obsessed with mobile devices as the vast majority of our forum goers, chances are that you browse multiple Android-related websites to keep tabs on all the latest Android news. Manually browsing the web for content, however, isn’t always the best approach. Luckily there are plenty of tools available to aggregate all the relevant content into one place, but following Google Reader’s demise, many have been looking for the “just right” replacement for their Android news fix. XDA Senior Member grilledbacon32‘s new application TechTalk hopes to do exactly that.

TechTalk is an Android news app that aggregates Android-related articles from various sites . . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Google Inbox to Improve Your Life – XDA TV

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Recently, Google+ exploded with the announcement of Google Inbox, as revolutionary new way to handle your email. Google is trying to revolutionize the way you deal with email, with features like Snooze for an email, quick reminders and automatic sorting into categories.

In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Google Inbox.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. If you want a more in depth review check out TK’s videos on his YouTube Channel. For a quick overview, check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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Lockdown Pro 2 Brings Material Design and Media Support

Lockdown Pro 2

Back in March of this year, we took a look at a rather innovated security application by XDA Senior Member thotran7989. Aptly titled Lockdown Pro, this app allowed users to lock applications with a PIN or pattern unlock. But rather than simply locking apps like the sea of other app locker solutions, Lockdown Pro differentiated itself by offering pre-defined locations where the phone locks automatically, as well as simulated force closes to prevent intruders from figuring out that they’ve been locked out.

Fast forward about seven months, and a lot has changed in the Android world. Ever since Google publicly unveiled Android L at the I/O 2014 keynote, both third- and first-party applications have been . . . READ ON »

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Track the Time You Waste on Social Media with Socials Addict

Socials Addict Android

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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