POSTS TAGGED: Mac OS X

Are You A Student? Get Some Paid Applications for Free with GitHub!

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GitHub is one of those tools that most developers use on daily basis. It’s used for code hosting, issue solving and to generally keep the open-source community in good condition. While some developers have finished their studies, lots of folks still attend high school or university. GitHub has become a Good Guy Greg and teamed up with 14 partners to offer their services free of charge with their Student Developer Pack.

The project has been in works for quite some time. GitHub already provides access to private repositories for free (normally costs $7/month) to all students, but now users will have access to many tools that cost hefty sums. Students who don’t have much money can provide their stude. . . READ ON »

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Set Up ADB and Fastboot on Linux, Mac OS X, and Chrome OS with a Single Command

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ADB and Fastboot are invaluable tools for almost every Android user. Without them, flashing a kernel or system image would be much more difficult or even impossible. If you are an experienced user, you can download the Android SDK, click few times, add ADB and Fastboot to $PATH and happily torture your device with latest ROMs and kernels without worry that one small mistake will result as a plastic brick.

If you are a Linux, ChromeOS, or Mac user, you may find a tool made by XDA Forum Member corbin052198 very useful. The Nexus Tools script automatically detects your OS, and then downloads and configures almost everything you need to use ADB on your machine. The only missing thing is a udev list, which makes the devic. . . READ ON »

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Set Up Your Moto X on a Mac

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If you’re an Android device owner who happens to use a Macintosh, you may feel a bit left out at certain times, especially with regards to toolkits and other software for your device. Sadly, the majority of toolkits run only on Windows PC, with Mac and Linux support unfortunately low on the list of priorities. Thankfully, there’s good news for Moto X and Mac owners, as XDA Forum Member mjphillips1981¬†developed a nice toolkit that helps you perform various Moto X tasks from the comfort of Mac OS X.

Inspired by a previously featured toolkit for the Moto X, the Moto X toolkit for Mac allows you to do pretty much everything you need to get your Moto X all set up (and maybe a bit more). These actions include:

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CyanogenMod Installer Now Available on the Mac

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A couple of months ago, we talked about the beta release of CyanogenMod installer. The installer, was intended for new users otherwise unfamiliar with the custom ROM world. It essentially serves as the fastest and most streamlined way of installing CyanogenMod onto your device, with little to no effort expended. CM Installer was removed¬†from the Google Play Store not too long after due to developer agreement violations, but that did nothing to halt the project’s development.

One major limitation of the CM Installer previously was that it was only compatible with Windows. While the vast majority of the world runs on Windows, quite a few of us enjoy alternative platforms like Linux and Mac OS X. Now, th. . . READ ON »

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Setting Up an Android Build Environment in OS X Mavericks

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Android is a mobile device OS that the open-source community has come to know and love since its inception in 2007. The seemingly endless possibilities of what can be achieved with the OS are intriguing, and they have rekindled the spirits of developers worldwide. As mobile device owners, we often use our interest in Android to push our devices further and customize them to become truly our own.

As with any modifications or customization, tools are necessary. This has led to the creation of tools like Themer, an app that can be downloaded and used to easily select and apply custom themes directly on the device within a matter of seconds.

But where do tools like Themer come from? How are they built? Perhaps an even be. . . READ ON »

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