POSTS TAGGED: application
Posted November 26, 2014 at 05:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Memory hungry Android applications are often responsible for making our device overheat. Having a highly active CPU and GPU can significantly decrease not only performance due to thermal throttling, but also battery life of your device because it’s working much harder. Furthermore, batteries less efficiently store charge when they’re running at above optimal batteries. And since batteries have a limited number of charge-discharge cycles, you will eventually find that your battery discharges much faster than it did originally.
There are some things that you can do to make your battery last longer. Your battery’s temperature can be controlled by third party applications lik. . . READ ON »
Posted November 25, 2014 at 05:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Today smartphones are quite powerful devices that can handle multiple processes at once. In fact, some of our mobile devices are more powerful than older PCs from not too long ago. Certain operations that require much computing power can be done right on phones, such as the CPU-intensive task of archive management.
Not many of you may know that Android can be used to compress, decompress, and view content of various types of file archives. This is possible thanks to applications like ZArchiver, which was developed by XDA Forum Member Ant-ON. The application can be used create multiple file types like, 7zip, zip, bzip2, gzip–just to name just a few. The full list of supported formats to decompress . . . READ ON »
Posted November 24, 2014 at 09:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Smartphones, with all of their all connectivity options courtesy of OEMs, can easily connect themselves with various other devices. Android itself doesn’t give you too many options when it comes to file sharing, so you need external apps that allow you to share the content of your device or use your PC to browse phones memory wirelessly.
One app that allows you to connect with other phones to share your photos, applications, and other media files easily is Xender. The application comes courtesy of XDA Forum Member AnMobi, and it can connect two phones or a phone and your PC–without cables. You can even connect your Android phones to iPhones or iPads to easily share data with them.
If your phone i. . . READ ON »
Posted November 24, 2014 at 04:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
Pushbullet is one of those useful utilities that once installed, permanently resides on both your desktop and mobile device. This project is comprised of two elements: an Android application and a browser extension to communicate for your PC that communicates with your mobile device. These two combined allow some really nice functionality like sending links, sharing files, and even text messaging directly from your PC.
The project is under active development, and we can see new interesting features show up once in a while. The latest addition from XDA Forum Member guzba and his team member was implementing a copy/paste functionality to Linux and Mac OS X. This feature is quite handy when you browse t. . . READ ON »
Posted November 23, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
A good video player should be reliable and free. One of the XDA Community Apps, MX Player, meets both of these requirements. A few days ago, this application was updated to support Android 5.0 Lollipop. Upon reading this, you may think that you would be greeted with some Material Design eye candy, but you would be wrong. MX Player is still the very same application that we love. Rather, now the application is able to function on Lollipop.
The announcement for the new version was made by one of the project’s developers, XDA Senior Member ktsamy. Here’s a brief list of changes:
- Supports Android 5.0
- Added View menu on the media list screen for the selection of view mode, sorting order, display fields.
Posted November 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Linux is quite a powerful and very configurable operating system. Thanks to some user-friendly desktop environments, This operating system can be used by beginners. Unlike Windows, Linux has many distributions that differ in many aspects like user commands, package managers, and so on. Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora, and Gentoo are just a few of the most popular distros that should be on your list to try.
To get the most of Linux, for example to compile an AOSP build or kernel, you need to use terminal. The number of difficult commands can be overwhelming, so it’s good to have a source of knowledge. A book or the Internet can help you to answer all your questions. XDA Senior Member sylsau decid. . . READ ON »
Posted November 22, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Privacy is always an important topic, as well as a delicate one to cover. Corporations spend millions to provide the best security systems, which are then quite often cracked by hackers or security researchers. You might not be aware that some fake cell towers (a.k.a. IMSI-Catchers, StingRays, GSM Interceptors, Subscriber Trackers) can be used to track and monitor specific groups of users and even remotely manipulate a particular phone. Scary, right? Unfortunately, few parts of the world are free of such unethical practices. There are various conspiracy theories–some credible, others not so much–involving the use of IMSI-Catchers in various contexts such as surveillance/spying and . . . READ ON »
Posted November 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Battery life has always been one of the biggest problems facing most Android devices. Phone manufacturers are battling it out putting increasingly powerful CPUs, more RAM, storage–but a bigger battery always seems to be left behind. Even Google noticed that something was wrong and added some battery saving features into Android L.
The large battery drain is often caused by unnecessary services running in the background. 3G/LTE connection uses lots of energy, as well as synchronization and WiFi. Among many applications that can be very helpful in keeping your battery lasting for a long time, LeanDroid seems to be one of the more popular options. We’ve talked about this application a few month. . . READ ON »
Posted November 20, 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 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 »