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Android App Review: Get Amaze with Material Design – XDA TV


Material Design is all the buzz in the Android world right now. Android 5.0 Lollipop’s user interface has introduced the topics of material design.  All apps are going to material design, even boring old file managers.  Those standard apps that allow you to browse the file system of your phone, and today’s app does it in material design.

XDA Senior Member arpitkh96 offers up a Material Design-themed file manager. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Amaze File Manager.  TK shows off the application and gives his thouights, so check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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Toggle Cell Radio 5.0 Micromanages Your Lollipop Connectivity

Toggle Cell Radio 5.0

Not too long ago, we took a look at a handy little widget by XDA Senior Member cygery that let you control your WiFi connectivity status right from your home screen on Android 5.0 Lollipop. While ordinarily not too big of a deal, the previous offering filled a certain void that was created when Lollipop came about since most of the existing data connectivity widgets stopped working with the update.

Unfortunately, the same situation holds true for cell radio connectivity widgets, so cygery got back to work and created an similar Cell Radio connectivity widget for Android 5.0. Users can now freely control their data settings like in past Android versions. And when used in conjunction with the previously . . . READ ON »

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Unlimited Screen Recorder Captures Screencasts on Lollipop

Unlimited Screen Recorder

There are plenty of reasons why one would want to capture video from a mobile device. Perhaps you’re showing a friend or parent how to perform a certain task on Android, or maybe you’re in the mood to show off your skills in Angry Birds. Heck, you could even be a developer trying to educate your users. Whatever the case, creating and capturing screencasts can be quite useful.

Unfortunately, most applications that allow users to record a screencast are of the freemium variety. As such, there’s often a recording time limit, watermark, or abundant advertising toget in the way. Moreover, many of them don’t even work on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Luckily, XDA Senior Member Syntaxer came up wi. . . READ ON »

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ADB WiFi Connects Your PC and Phone–Even on Lollipop


ADB (Android Debug Bridge) can be used to perform various actions like pulling a logcat, pushing and pulling the files, and much more. To connect your device to your computer, you normally need to use a USB cable, which must be plugged in to your device and a computer. Unfortunately, cables seem to like disappearing at the least opportune moments–when you have to pull a log, for instance.

With the ADB WiFi tool by XDA Recognized Developer bartito, you can put the cables to rest. ADB WiFi is an application that allows your device to be connected to your computer through your home WiFI connection. It works with every operating system that can be configured with ADB, as long as you own a rooted Android device. I. . . READ ON »

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Amaze File Manager is a Material-Compliant Root Browser

Amaze File Manager Material Design

There are dozens upon dozens of powerful file managers available for Android. There are also quite a few file managers that aren’t too painful to look at. Unfortunately, however, there aren’t too many Android file managers that fall under both categories by being powerful and also a pleasure to look at. XDA Senior Member arpitkh96 hopes to change this with Amaze File Manager.

As its name suggests, Amaze File Manager is an Android file manager. It features an attractive Material Design-compliant interface, it offers intuitive and aesthetically pleasing navigation and browsing. In addition to simply looking nice, Amaze hopes to amaze you by offering power user features such as the ability t. . . READ ON »

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Ditch Messenger and Regain Facebook Chat on Android


Facebook is the undisputed king of the social sites (with others such as Google + gaining popularity… and fast). Because of this status, they can pretty much do anything and everything they please with their platform, and users are to either take it or leave it. One of Facebook’s latest moves, which royally annoyed a lot of people, was that they killed off chat functionality in their Android app. As an alternative, Facebook released what we know today as Facebook Messenger, which as its name rightfully implies, takes the place of the aging Facebook app feature. This change came coupled with a lot of talk and conspiratorial theories which pointed at Facebook essentially snooping on your every move . . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Control Your Phone from Your Computer with Weak Control – XDA TV


Our smartphones are great devices, but sometimes their screens are just way too small. What if you are sitting at your computer and you want to chat with your friends via text message? What if you want to show a room full of people a video on your phone? What if you want to control your device with your computer keyboard and mouse?

XDA Forum Member WeakControl offers up a way to connect to your device with a web browser. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Weak Control.  TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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SCR Screen Recorder Ready for Lollipop, Unrooted Devices


Screen recording was added natively in Android 4.4 KitKat. Almost instantly, various screen recording applications showed up. One such screen recording app is SCR Screen Recorder by XDA Senior Member iwobanas, which has now been updated to work with newly released Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The vast majority of currently available screen recording apps require root access. SCR Screen Recorder, however, makes use of the API, which allows apps to capture the device’s screen without ADB. As a result, this application can be used on devices without root access. This might come in handy for those of you who can’t or don’t want to root your phones, tablets, or other And. . . READ ON »

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Get the Most of Android Wear with CASUALWear Watchface


Android Lollipop is undoubtedly what’s on everyone’s mind this past week. With that said, there are some other branches of our beloved Android operating systems that have received some developer love recently. One is Android Wear, which was somewhat cast out of the limelight because of all this Android 5.0 “noise.”

Android Wear was one of the more important talking points at Google I/O this past summer. Google clearly wants to make Android Wear the unquestionable leader of the wearables marketmarket.

There have been plenty of great Android Wear related projects already, but still this platform has a lot to offer. Our esteemed colleague and Recognized Developer AdamOutler and X. . . READ ON »

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