POSTS TAGGED: application
Posted December 5, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Samantha
Normally anytime you need to connect your Android device to your PC with ADB, you probably scrummage around your drawer a little bit and find that tangled up spare USB cable for your device. Of course, this means that you’ll be limited by this physical cable form factor: untangling it, bending it at the right spot so there’s a connection, moving aside the TV remote, earphones and wallet on the table to make room for your device. So naturally, it wouldn’t hurt if there’s something that’ll make things a little easier, as ADB Tools does.
Posted December 5, 2014 at 05:00 am by Samantha
Over the years, CyanogenMod has bloomed into an absolute powerhouse with its ROMs appearing on a number of fantastic devices such as the OnePlus One and the Oppo N1. Because of its popularity and wide usage, it isn’t very surprising that many people have grown accustomed to and have developed a preference for the custom apps that they’ve packaged into their ROMs. Unfortunately, if you own a phone that is running another ROM, or does not ship with CyanogenMod, the only way that you can use these custom CM apps is to manually download and install them yourself.
Posted December 4, 2014 at 08:00 am by Jimmy McGee
One vision of the “future: is that sharing files and folders will eventually be so simple that it is only a one-button-click affair. This sharable package can take the form of a picture, a video, an app, or anything else. Are we there yet? Is there an app for that?
XDA Forum Member AnMobi offers up app that lets you easily share files. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Xender. TK shows off the application, its uses, and functionality, so check out this app review.. . . READ ON »
Posted December 3, 2014 at 02:40 pm by admin
Update!: We’ve chosen the winners of the contest. They are: petzku, Androidshek, mascaliente, damir1, nicopizza, dagoban, cretu01, JDLion, trusselo, mohfreestyl. These users will be contacted via XDA PM shortly with a code to unlock AirDroid premium. Thanks to everyone that participated in the contest, and thanks to AirDroid for the codes!
It’s the little things that make using convergence apps like Pushbullet and AirDroid so appealing. As I’ve been sitting here typing this article, I’ve gotten three text messages from my wife. My old workflow: hear annoying buzz, stop typing, pick up phone, unlock phone, click on notification, read message, reply, lock phone, put down p. . . READ ON »
Posted December 1, 2014 at 04:00 am by Will Verduzco
Update: Links in this article have been temporarily removed while we look into various claims made against its developer.
In its nearly six year lifespan, Android has gone from an unpolished mishmash of UI elements to a cohesive, Material Design-flavored sweet treat. And although UX chief Matias Duarte’s handiwork has been felt since Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it wasn’t until Lollipop that Android design truly came into its own.
While having a cohesive OS interface leads to good visuals, it doesn’t automatically turn your mobile device into a Monet. You must also do a little bit of work on your own to arrange your icons and widgets, as well as load a good wallpaper. After all, your wallpap. . . READ ON »
Posted November 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
ROM flashing seems to be an easy task even for Android newbies. Unlucky for some of Samsung users, the EFS partition can be accidentally wiped, leaving your precious smartphone unable to register with any mobile network.
To prevent yourself from EFS-related misfortune, you can backup the EFS partition, thus backing up your IMEI in the process on certain devices. XDA Recognized Developer wanam created an application that can backup this partition in several formats. A copy is saved on your SD Card, from which you can grab the backup and place it on other storage media.
The application works on most Samsung devices. The only requirement is root access. The application can also be used to restore the EFS partitio. . . READ ON »
Posted November 30, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Phones seemingly love getting lost from time to time. When we are in front of our PCs, we usually forget about not having our smartphones at our side, and if we use vibration mode, we may often miss an important call. Luckily, there are tools that can notify us about incoming calls.
If you’re running Windows OS, you can now have incoming call notifications in your system tray thanks to XDA Forum Member coder4hire and his new app BB Notifier. The app is made of two parts: a PC client that is installed on your Windows computer,. and an Android application that uses the Wi-Fi connection for push notifications. It’s a very simple tool, which doesn’t consume loads of system resources and does its job . . . READ ON »
Posted November 28, 2014 at 04:30 am by egzthunder1
We all enjoy a night out with friends or our significant other from time to time. However, there is always that one painful step of agreeing on deciding where to go–and this only gets worse with more people in your group. Once a decision is reached, then comes hurdle number two: getting there and hoping they have tables available. Luckily, most restaurants in this day and age will allow you to book a table either by calling or by means of an app called OpenTable, which in essence is an online booking system. Conceptually, the app is great and it saves you a lot of hassle in having to look for contact information, but the app in itself is quite limited in terms of functionality. What if you could do a mash up between Op. . . READ ON »
Posted November 27, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Material Design is all the buzz in the Android world right now. Android 5.0 Lollipop’s user interface introduced this UI paradigm, and most apps are going Material–even “boring” old file managers. What was once a standard app that allowed you to browse your device’s file system is now available with Material Design glory thanks to XDA Senior Member arpitkh96 and his application Amaze File Manager.