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Control VLC Media Player from Your Sofa with VLC Media Remote

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Over the past several years, VLC  has become one of the most popular video players both on desktop and mobile devices. Created by VideoLAN, VLC is fast, free, and open-source, which makes it the ideal choice for many users around the world.

If you are watching a movie, you likely don’t want to waste time by getting up from your sofa and walking to your PC in order to control playback. Everything can be done with your phone, which is usually sitting right next to you. All you need is an application written by XDA Forum Member adarshurs.

VLC Media Remote allows you to easily set up VLC on the PC and control it on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X through your Android device. The built-in wizard will guide you through all the . . . READ ON »

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Record and Send GIFs on Hangouts with GIF Recorder

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If pictures are worth a thousand words, then video is virtually priceless. The concept of motion and the addition of another dimension to static images adds life to them and expresses so much more. But videos are complicated to handle and require much more code, which is impractical when just a few seconds need to be conveyed. Enter GIFs. Quick, easy and relatively small, this image format has become widely popular recently and both Google+ as well as Hangouts possess full GIF support. However, GIFs aren’t as easy to compose as images or video, and this poses a significant problem.

However, XDA Forum Member donniemceduns has a solution for this predicament in the form of Hangouts GIF Recorder, which allo. . . READ ON »

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Make Your Sleep Rock Solid with SleepTimer

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After long and stressful day, spending some time with your favorite tunes becomes a major relief. Sleeping with your headphones on might give you a better sleep, but you can also wake up pretty tired if you fall asleep well with music but keep waking up when it stops.

If you like long playlists, XDA Forum Member pboss has a tool that you may find quite useful. SleepTimes is a simple application that forces your favorite player to stop playing music after a predetermined time. For example, if you want to listen to your music for an hour, just spin the circle and select 60 as the value and start your favorite music player. The application has no upper limit, so you can even set 10 or more hours of music playback. This appli. . . READ ON »

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Google Play Services 6.1.71 Updates Icon, 6.1 Rolled Out

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A little under a month ago, we wrote about how Google Play Services had begun receiving a version bump to 6.1. Chief among the enhancements brought forth by the new version are added e-commerce analytics support through Google Tag Manager and improved APIs for Google Fit and Google Drive, including a new Material Design compliant file picker for the latter. With this update’s improved tag support, developers were then able to better understand how various user acquisition campaigns perform at a granular level. Now according to the Android Developers Blog, the rollout has finished making its way to all devices connected to Google Play, which means that developers can now feel free to use these updated . . . READ ON »

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QuickEdit, a Sleek and Quick Text Editor

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If you’ve worked on a development/design project in the past, you likely found yourself wanting to edit a source file you’ve been working on, or create a quick one for an idea you’ve just had. There aren’t many text editors on Android that excel at this, but QuickEdit Text Editor by XDA Forum Member rhmsoft might be one of them. It combines many needed features for code editing with a neat interface, and then adds some more tricks.

QuickEdit Text Editor comes with all the options you’d expect from an advanced text editor: syntax highlighting for languages you’re likely to work with, line numbering, indentation, undo/redo support and more. A dark theme is also available (. . . READ ON »

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Sync Files on Multiple Devices with Syncthing

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Syncthing is an open-source file synchronization client, written in Go language. The authors decided to create their own equally free Block Exchange Protocol that can successfully replace Dropbox or BitTorrent Sync on your home network.

The application is available for all major desktop operating systems like Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Syncthing recently debuted on Android, thanks to XDA Forum Member Nutomic who prepared a mobile version of the client. With this application, you will be able to keep your files up-to-date and easily synchronize things downloaded on your Android devices with your PC.

Syncthing is a brilliant solution for all of you that have a big collections of photos or other rather h. . . READ ON »

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Google Play Store 5 Brings Added Material Design, New Icon

Google Play Store 5

This past week and a half has sure been busy for first party Google Android application updates. Just a little over a week ago, we started off with a Google Play Newsstand update that brought a complete Material Design makeover. Then just one day later, Google followed up with a Google+ update that brought some additional Material Design goodness to the first application to sport the UI style in the first place. Then two days ago, we were given updates to the Chromecast companion app and Chrome Stable. But if you thought that Google was all done with updates for the week, you were wrong. There’s (at least) one more in store, and it’s a doozy: Google Play Store 5.

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Android App Review: Multitask with Ease with C Floating

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In the past we have shown you C Locker and C Widget. Those applications allow you to customize your lockscreen and your weather widget, respectively. Well, from the same mind that gave you those apps, now you can customize your multitasking shortcuts.

XDA Recognized Developer astoncheah offers up a customizable, powerful application that allows you to multitask and switch apps fast. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews C Floating.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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Chromecast 1.8 Custom Wallpapers, Chrome Updated to 38

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Last Friday, we saw the release of Google+ version 4.6, which brought Google’s Facebook competitor a bit more inline with the latest Material Design UI guidelines. Now just a few days later, Google is gracing our Android devices with two new updates, Chromecast 1.8 and Chrome Stable v38.

First up, we have an update to the Chromecast companion app, bringing us to version 1.8.22. The Google Chromecast has always been lauded for its aesthetically appealing backgrounds. But now with today’s update, users are finally allowed to personalize their Chromecast devices with custom backgrounds. You can also enable weather updates, satellite images, and news headlines, just like what was mentioned ba. . . READ ON »

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