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Device Review: Blackphone BP1

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When you hear about a phone that is secure and has the means to be give you control over your personal data, an Android device might not the first thing that comes to mind. Two companies, Geeksphone and Silent Circle, are working together to get you to associate PrivatOS (a customized version of Android 4.4.2) with security features. These are security features that you normally have to root your device in order to have.

It will be exciting to see what makes this phone more secure than a Nexus device.

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The Blackphone has a nice designed and is easy to hold in your hand.  There are no markings on the device other than the logo next to the Speaker on the back. I like the understated look of the Phone. The phone is only av. . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Don’t Get Down with OBB on Your Internal Memory

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Everyday, our devices are getting more and more powerful–so powerful that you can play some serious games like Portal or Asphalt 8: Airborne. The problem with these games is the often require a huge library file for maps, and graphics elements, and these OBB files can take up a big chuck on your on-board storage

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you move these massive files to your huge SD card. XDA Recognized Developer moneytoo created the OBB to SD module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »

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Moto X Available in the UK, Repartitioning The Moto Defy and HTC Pico, and Making Sony Small Apps – XDA TV

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The Moto X (2014) is now available in the UK! 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 Motorola Defy gaining new life with a system repartition and be sure the check out the article showing you how to make your own small apps! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer RootJunky showed you how to unlock the moto 360, XDA TV Producer Jared talked about 3 Launchers from the XDA forums, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video diving deeper into Paranoid Android. Then TK reviewe. . . READ ON »

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Device Review: Moto 360

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This year at I/O, Google announced its wearable effort, uniquely named Android Wear.  To help show they were serious they announced three Android Wear devices, but only two were immediately available.

The last of the three announced devices was the Moto 360. Motorola, formerly Google owned, entered the game of wearables with a round smartwatch. This is truly the first circular display available to the public. This new form factor for wearable devices has had people from the Tech community holding their breath for months now.

So is the round smartwatch the one you want to wear a-round town?. . . READ ON »

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Paranoid Android AOSPA 4.6 Beta 2 In Depth Feature Review – XDA TV

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Last week, we talked about Paranoid Android and gave a sort-of review and quick overview. However, Paranoid Android includes a lot more features than the ones we mentioned last time. So in the interest of helping you decide if Paranoid Android is the ROM for you, we will talk more about the features of the custom ROM and go more in depth.

In today’s video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, gives you a full in depth review of the features of Paranoid Android. Notable features include: Global Immersive Mode with Pie Controls; Hover, which replaces Halo; Notification Peek, Akin to Moto X Active Display; Editable Quick Settings; Android L Recents; Dynamic Status Bar; and more! While we are showing the version o. . . READ ON »

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3 Unique Launchers from the XDA Forums – XDA TV

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There are many Launchers available for Android. There are very popular ones, like Nova Launcher. However, just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Each person’s preference is different as well.

In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer Jared shows off a 3 unique launchers from the XDA forums. He talks about SwiftOpen Beta, FlowHome Beta and SAO Launcher. So if you wanted to try a new unique launcher for your Android device, check out this video!. . . READ ON »

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How to Unlock the Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Bootloader – XDA TV

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Android Wear now has three different devices in it’s camp. The round moto 360 is the latest smartwatch to hit the market. Of course as we like to do here on we want to unlock and root this device. However, given it’s wireless sync and charging feature its not as simple as it sounds. But, a way has been found!

In today’s videos, XDA TV Producer and Recognized Contributor RootJunky, shows off how to unlock the bootloader on the moto 360. This process requires a special homebrew interface cable. You can find the video on this below. So if you wanted to unlock your moto 360, check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Sony Xperia Z3 Rooted, Project Ara Hot Swappable, XDA / LG Developer Challenge! – XDA TV

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The Sony Xperia Z3 has been rooted! 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 Ara having Hot Swappable parts and be sure the check out the new XDA Portal redesign. 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 video for StatusbarVolume. Then AdamOutler took the Apple challenge. And later TK gave us an Android App Review of Calc+. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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App Review: Calculating Your Android Calculator Options

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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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