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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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Jimmy McGee · Jun 2, 2015

XBlast for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Xposed Framework is so popular because it makes customizing your device incredibly easy. If you can think of something you'd like to change about your phone, chances are there's a module for that. Some modules even come with a combination of awesome features bundled into one... In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you tweak many different parts of your device. XDA Senior Member FemBlack created the XBlast module. TK...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 1, 2015

HTC M9 Receiving Android M & More – XDA TV

The HTC One M9 has been slated to receive Android M! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Google's Project Tango 2 using a Qualcomm SD810 and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of Android Studio 1.3 Preview. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan mentioned the Google I/O 2015 Recap video released...

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Jimmy McGee · May 30, 2015

Google I/O 2015 Recap – XDA TV

Google I/o 2015 has come and gone. The biggest celebration of Google by Google has wrapped up. They announced a bunch of exciting information, and to our delight, there were a lot of Android announcements. Additionally, there was a lot of information about other exciting and mobile related Google goodness. Here at xda-developers we have written a lot of articles breaking down those announcements. You can find links to those articles down below. However, if you wanted to get a quick...

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Jimmy McGee · May 29, 2015

Android M Preview Images – XDA TV

Android M preview images are available. 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 Project Tango going on sale and be sure to check out the article talking about Google's Roboto font going open source. 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...

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Jimmy McGee · May 28, 2015

Time-Lapse with ChronoSnap – XDA App Review

Some of the most interesting pictures are time-lapse animations that capture the passage of time.  Someone painting a house, someone building a treehouse, or a sunset are just a few of the ideas for a time-lapse session. A lot of smartphone cameras have some great power now, so why not use a smartphone. Developer Nathan Osman offers up an app that creates simple and easy time-lapse photos. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews ChronoSnap. TK shows off the...

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Jimmy McGee · May 27, 2015

Vinsic Doosl FM Transmitter Review – Accessory Review

A lot of vehicles come with stereos featuring Bluetooth connectivity. This allows you to play music from your mobile device in your car. Recently, XDA TV Producer TK reviewed a Bluetooth adapter that plugged into your car's AUX input and connected to your phone with Bluetooth. However, that it not the only option if your car doesn't support Bluetooth. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer rirozizo reviews the Vinsic Doosl Fm Transmitter. This device connects to your headphone jack...

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Jimmy McGee · May 26, 2015

XPrivacy for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Have you ever been on the Google Play Store and saw an app that you wanted to try, but the sheer amount of permissions put you off? Why does a LED Color app need access to my calendar? Sometimes app developers tell you that it’s because of the ads. However, other times, apps don’t explain why they are spying on your text messages. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables...

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Jimmy McGee · May 25, 2015

Android Factory Reset Security Flaw and More – XDA TV

Nvidia is releasing a 500Gb SHIELD TV Pro! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of an Android factory reset security flaw and be sure to check out the article talking about the Nexus Player getting TWRP. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan covered the LG G4 First Impressions and Unboxing video from TK released this weekend...

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Jimmy McGee · May 24, 2015

LG G4 First Impressions and Unboxing – XDA TV

The latest in LG’s signature line of “G phones” has been released. The LG G4 is the successor to the popular LG G3. Coming with many different design styles, from two types of leather to ceramic white, the LG G4 has the looks, but does it have the power? In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK gets hands on with a new LG G4. TK opens the box for a standard unboxing. Then, TK shows off the phone and...

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Jimmy McGee · May 22, 2015

YotaPhone 2 Pre-Order, Xperia Z1 Price Cut – XDA TV

Android Wear 5.1.1 OTA downloads are now available. 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 Sony cutting the price of the Xperia Z1 and be sure to check out the article talking about the YotaPhone 2 Indiegogo pre-order. 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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TK · May 21, 2015

Device Review: No.1 X1 Rugged Smartphone

We are almost at the end of Q2 for 2015, and we have seen most of the flagship phones for the year already. While flagship phones usually offer bleeding-edge specs and are the most sought after phones, there is a huge market for non-flagship phones. Some offer value, others offer unique differentiating features. Today, we are going to look at the X1 phone by a Chinese company named N0.1. The company promises a truly rugged IP68 Certified phone. The device has a Quad...

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Jimmy McGee · May 20, 2015

Put a Pin In It with PinTasking – XDA App Review

Smartphones today are extremely powerful, constantly handling many apps at once. Switching between running apps is handled many ways. However, sometimes it would be nice to just put a pin in it and get back to it later. XDA Forum Member PhinxApps offers up an app that creates a visual pin to switch between apps. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews PinTasking. TK shows off the application and shares his thoughts, so check out this app review. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · May 19, 2015

Change Battery Saver Warning Color – XDA Xposed Tuesday

With all the tasks we ask of our smartphones, sometimes there isn’t enough battery to get through the day. That’s alright because Lollipop has a battery saver mode. When you are on that mode the notification bars change to orange. What if you want a different color? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to change the battery saver warning color. XDA Forum Member TheFragen created the module Remove...

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Jimmy McGee · May 18, 2015

OnePlus Touchscreen Issues Fixed, Android Wear 5.1.1- XDA TV

Android Wear 5.1.1 is rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of a resolution to the OnePlus touchscreen issues and be sure to check out the article talking about MediaTek taking Qualcomms place in Flagship devices. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV. XDA TV...

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Jimmy McGee · May 15, 2015

LG G4 Quick Charge! YU Yuphoria Launched – XDA TV

Android Lollipop-based Color OS is coming for the Oppo Find 7. 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 the YU Yuphoria and be sure to check out the article talking about the LG G4 supporting quick charge. 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 · May 14, 2015

How to Tweak Your Kernel – XDA App Review

Part of being a power user is getting and using more of your device than even the OEM could imagine. Power users want to tweak everything to run just perfectly in their eyes. There are many apps out there that allow you to customize your kernel and today we are going to show off a few. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews three different applications to tweak your kernel. The applications covered in this video are FKupdater, Kernel...

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jordankeyes · May 13, 2015

Device Review: YU Yureka

In January of this year, YU, a new brand coming out of the Indian manufacturer Micromax, released their very first device in collaboration with Cyanogen, Inc., the Yureka. In terms of specifications, the Yureka is what I would call mid-range. Here's a list of the details though, in case you're not familiar with them:       CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.5Ghz Octa-core 64-bit GPU: Adrena 405 GPU Memory: 2GB DDR3 Storage: 16GB ROM, MicroSD card slot (up to 32Gb) Camera: 13MP...

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Jimmy McGee · May 12, 2015

Android 5.1 and Xposed – XDA Xposed Tuesday

It was not too long ago that Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop came out. However, Google quickly patched some of the ways Xposed worked with Andorid 5.1. Well, that didn’t stop the Xposed train, as there has been people hard at work making it work with 5.1, and the Super Alpha is here. On this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews the latest Xposed Installer on Android 5.1 Lollipop. XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 created...

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Jimmy McGee · May 11, 2015

Cyanogen Support OnePlus One in India – XDA TV

Cyanogen is going to support the OnePlus One in India! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact launch date and be sure to check out the article talking about the Xiaomi's 2015 Roadmap. 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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