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Jimmy McGee · Jun 30, 2015

Make Your Network Smart – XDA Xposed Tuesday

We rave about the features and abilities of our smartphones. However, in order for the device to be so smart, there is a lot of items running in the background. Running all these processes behind the curtain can impact battery life. If you can control how often something runs in the background, you may be able to get some more battery life out of your device. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 29, 2015

Meizu MX5 Leaks, Oukitel’s 10,000 mAh Phone – XDA TV

The Meizu MX5 has been leaked. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Amazon releasing the Alexa SDK and be sure to check out the article talking about the Sony E5663 specification leak. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 26, 2015

OnePlus 2 USB-C Port & More! – XDA TV

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 has been spotted. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of USB Type-C for the One Plus 2 and be sure to check out the article talking about the Sony Xperia Z3+ overheating and crashing the camera. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 25, 2015

Most Recently Used Apps Widget – XDA App Review

If you use your phone a lot, it’s possible that you use the same set of programs over and over. Having quick easy access to the apps that you have most recently used can be a quick way to go between apps. Android widgets can be very helpful. XDA Forum Member registered-user offers up a neat little widget that allows you to get quick access to your most recently used apps. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews MRU Widget....

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 24, 2015

Montar Car Mount – Android Accessories Review

Our smartphones are more than just phones. They are movie theaters, game consoles, internet portals and more. In fact one of the great things about our phones is the GPS capability. Using GPS on your phone is great because you never have to know the exact directions, your phone will tell you. However, it is nice to have the phone screen visible so you can see the map if you need to. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 23, 2015

XHangouts to Customize the Look – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Most of us here at XDA use Hangouts on a regular basis. Unfortunately, that’s not because Hangouts is the best, most customizable chat program. Google tells you what to like about Hangouts and doesn’t make it easy for you to change that. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to change the look and feel of Hangouts. XDA Recognized Developer Kevin M created the XHangouts module. We’ve reviewed XHangouts...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 22, 2015

ZenFone 2 Bootloader Unlocked & More! – XDA TV

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Bootloader has been unlocked. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Amazon Fire OS 5 developer preview and be sure to check out the article talking about forcing the Moto 360 5.1.1 OTA. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 19, 2015

Android 5.1 on a Blackberry? and More! – XDA TV

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is receiving Android Lollipop 5.1.1. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Elephone releasing the source code for the P8000 and be sure to check out the article talking about a Blackberry running Android Lollipop 5.1. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 18, 2015

Easy Copy – XDA App Review

Let’s be real for a minute here. As great as Android is, sometimes switching between apps is cumbersome. Especially if you are trying to copy something from one app to another. There has to be an easier way. If I copy an address it should open Google Maps. If I copy a URL, I should be able to open in Chrome or my browser of choice. XDA Forum Member MurinXDA offers up an app to help make copying and pasting...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 17, 2015

Elephone P7000 – Device Review

The Elephone P7000 is a smartphone from a relatively new and unheard of manufacturer. The device is sporting an 64-bit Cortex-A53 1.7GHz Octa-core processor. Is the Elephone P7000 another cheap device from China or is it worth considering? That is only one of the questions XDA TV Producer Jordan answers when he takes the opportunity to review the device. Check out this video to learn what his thoughts are. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 16, 2015

XBridge for Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

On your device you get a lot of notifications. Usually, all you can do with a notification or an entry in the recent applications screen is open the app. Some notifications have other options, but sometimes we want more options on what to do with the notifications. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that gives you better control notification actions. XDA Forum Member lj3lj3 created the XBridge module. TK shows off the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 15, 2015

Blackberry Android Devices Incoming? – XDA TV

Blackberry has been said to be releasing Android devices. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of CM12.1 Nightlies for YU devices and be sure to check out the article talking about official CyanogenMod 12.1 for Android One devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 12, 2015

DIY Android Auto Box, LG G4 Rooted and More – XDA TV

OnePlus is holding a competition for the OnePlus 2. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Tasker being updated to version 4.7 and be sure to check out the article talking about the DIY Android Auto dev-box. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 11, 2015

How To Combine Icon Packs – XDA App Review

The great thing about the state of Android customization is that there are a lot of awesome Icon packs. Using an icon pack lets you change how the icons for your apps look. There are many different icon packs to suit your mood. However, what if you like some icons from one pack and some icons from another? XDA Senior Member FemBlack offers up an app that lets you combine your icon packs. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 10, 2015

Asus ZenFone 2 Device Review – XDA TV

The ASUS ZenFone 2 is the latest device from up and coming device maker ASUS. ASUS is relatively new to the smartphone arena. The device is sporting an Intel chipset. Is theASUS ZenFone 2 worth considering? That is only one of the questions XDA TV Producer Jordan answers when he takes the opportunity to review the device. Check out the videos below. You will find a general overview video and an unboxing video of the ZenFone 2. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 9, 2015

Scroll Me Up and Down– XDA Xposed Tuesday

If you’ve ever been scrolling through a list or reading a long article, you have endured the long arduous task of scrolling to the top again. Sometimes you wish you could just tap the top of the screen and get to the top of the page again. What if you could tap to get to the bottom too? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to quickly scroll through...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 8, 2015

Green S6 Edge Available in India & More – XDA TV

Samsung has released an Emerald Green version of the Galaxy S6 Edge. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of preorders for the Elephone S2 and S2 Plus and be sure to check out the article talking about the unlocking of the Kindle Fire HD 6 and 7 bootloaders. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about...

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TK · Jun 7, 2015

Device Overview: LG G4

With the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and LG G4, 2015 looks to be the year of great cameras on smartphones. Today we will be looking at the LG G4. At first glance, the device looks a lot like the G3 from last year. Add to that the slight curve on the display and you may think it’s the LG G Flex 2’s cousin. Ultimately, this is a device that packs a great set of features. These features are sure to...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 5, 2015

ASUS Zenwatch 2 and More! – XDA TV

Asus has announced the ZenWatch 2. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Google's new privacy and security hub and be sure to check out the article talking about OnePlus offering $50 off the OnePlus One. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 4, 2015

See Through Phone W/ Iris – XDA App Review

We spend a lot of time on our smartphones. The older generation likes to joke that we are so focused on our phone, looking at it all the time that we are going to walk into a wall and break our nose. Well with the power of our phone and the rear facing camera, this hazard can be eliminated. XDA Forum Member nyomidev offers up an app that uses your camera to show you what’s coming by overlaying your apps. In...

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