POSTS TAGGED: application
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 »
Posted November 19, 2014 at 10:00 am by Will Verduzco
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 »
Posted November 17, 2014 at 02:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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 »
Posted November 17, 2014 at 11:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
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 »