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App Review: Calculating Your Android Calculator Options


Sure, everyone has a default Calculator and it’s something that you don’t think about it until you need to do some calculations. Default Calculators work in a pinch, but if you have a large formula or a complex equation you need a better Calculator. Let’s put this OMAP chipsets to the test, they are made my TI right?

XDA Senior Member thotran7989 offers up a customizable, powerful calculator for your calculating needs. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Calc+.  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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Calc+ Is the Calculator of the Future


The Calculator app is one of these small tools that we can’t really live without. And in practice, we use them quite often. Physical calculators were replaced by phones ages ago. And with Android, the calculator app can take the form of a full fledged scientific calculator tool.

Every Android phone has a calculator installed, but to be honest it’s far from being great. There are some great alternatives available in the market, like the Calc+ application by XDA Senior Member thotran7989. This calculator allows you to perform basic calculations as well as using some advanced functions like square root or trigonometric functions. If you enter a bad value, you can fix it by simply tapping on it an. . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Chromecast Screen Cast at 1080p – XDA Developer TV


For a while now, the Google Chromecast has had the ability of the cast your screen from your mobile device. However, must TV are 1080p or 720p. With Chromecast picking whatever resolution it wants it may not make full use of your TVs functionality. If the right resolution was picked, your Chromecast mirroring could be so much better.

XDA Senior Member farmerbb offers up a simple application that gives you the ability to quickly select the resolution you Screen Cast at. In this video XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Second Screen.  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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Create ARChon Ready Packages on Your Android Device


A few days ago, we talked about ARChon. This extremely interesting project allows users to install Android applications right on the Chrome browser and use them on any operating system. This modified runtime can be used both by developers and users for educational, work, or simply “fun” purposes.

One of the most problematic aspects of ARChon was app conversion. It required a bit of a knowledge and executing some commands in command prompt. This can now be considered history, since the XDA Senior Member bpear96 has made an application that creates ARChon packages on the fly right on your Android device. As a result, you will get an ARChon ready package that can be copied at your computer . . . READ ON »

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GLUE Pictures Together to Create Vibrant Collages


Pictures tell a story deemed worthy of a thousand words. Whether its a picture of a toddler’s first steps or an aerial view of terrain, each picture is undoubtedly more effective and more expressive than describing said event with mere words. But stories are driven by imagination, and the human mind is limitless. Some stories cannot be told by a single picture and may be multi-faceted in nature. What then, is the solution to this? Collages, of course! But how does one go about creating collages in a smartphone driven world?

Fortunately, XDA Forum Member nihil0 has a solution in the form of GLUE, an app that allows you to “glue” the edges of pictures together. GLUE has no limitations rega. . . READ ON »

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Change the Style of Your Notifications with HeadsUp


Head Up notifications is one of these upcoming features that Android developers hid deep in the Android KitKat source code. It was discovered by the custom ROM community not too long ago, and nearly simultaneously ported to the majority of popular ROMs. This method of notifications has also been introduced as a standalone application and an Xposed Framework module.

One of the most interesting alternatives to this built in hidden code was recently released by XDA Recognized Developer AChep. HeadsUp is a fork of the quite popular AcDisplay application. The developer made quite a few improvements to make it a very nice looking and–even more importantly–functional application.

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Stream Your Media Files with the New Version of Droid Sync Manager


Android is a Linux-based operating system, but this fact doesn’t put any limitation on this OS. Android can work with other OSes really nicely thanks to many tools developed by its massive community. Back in May, we talked about Droid Sync Manager, a handy Windows-Android utility that allows users to sync files between your phone and computer. Many things have changed since then, and the project has been updated to version 2.0.6.

With the version bump, lots of new features have been introduced by XDA Recognized Developer OmarBizreh. The most important ones are certainly a changed UI for the Android client, which now follows Material Design UI language and two things related to phone to . . . READ ON »

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Old but Gold Internet Browser is a Blast from the Past


A Web browser is one of these applications that we can’t live without. We use it multiple times a day as one of the most basic tools. Applications like Chrome or Firefox are great, but they are all nearly identical in terms of UI, functionality, and overall user experience. For some of us they might be too modern. So how about going back to the days when everything was simple and there was only one king of browsers: Internet Explorer 6?

If you never heard of IE6, you must either be really young or you must have been living under a rock for the last ten years or so. Internet Explorer 6 was included with Microsoft Windows XP, which is unfortunately still one of the most widely used OSes. If you ever wanted to t. . . READ ON »

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Lock Apps and Functions Easily with Droid Protector

Droid Protector

Access and security are some of the key issues facing mobile technology. Whether it’s a friend swiping to your next photo or your child drawing up large bills with in app purchases, nobody wants their privacy violated or access compromised. However, as with all problems, there are solutions. Android APIs allow third party apps to provide increased control over the core framework.

XDA Junior Member 1tek aims to just this, thanks to his latest app. Droid Protector allows you to lock any apps, hide pictures, lock incoming calls and lock installation and uninstallation of apps. The app carries out its functions rather cleverly, simulating a crash dialog when a locked app is opened, thereby avoidin. . . READ ON »

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