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Jimmy McGee · Mar 16, 2015

Microsoft Cortana for Android, Droid Turbo Root – XDA TV

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android! 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 Xiaomi smartwatch and be sure to check out the article talking about Google's support of YouTube 360 on Android. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 13, 2015

Android 5.1 Images Available and More – XDA TV

Android 5.1 Lollipop factory images have dropped for Nexus 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 ASUS releasing the kernel source for the ZenFone 2 and be sure to check out the article talking about HTC Blinkfeed being ported to other devices! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 12, 2015

Clip Stack: A Clipboard Your Phone Needs – App Review

With the wonderful capabilities of our smartphones, we have access to piles of information, helpful tricks and millions of cat videos. Smartphones have brought friends and family closer. Find something funny, adorable, or twisted that your friends will like? Copy that link and share it on social media. However, if you want to share multiple links, it can be a tedious process. The developer little_cup offers up an app that allows you to control your clipboard and easily store multiple...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 11, 2015

RAVPower 15W Foldable Solar Charger – Accessory Review

Last week we reviewed the RAVPower RP-WD02 Wireless Filehub & Portable Travel Router. This device is the successor to the RP-WD01 that we reviewed as well. Today, we are going to talk about the exciting world of travel solar chargers. The premise is simple, the sun reaches everywhere, maybe not all the time, but it is an endless resource. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews the RAVPower 15W Foldable Solar Charger. Not too long ago, TK reviewed the...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 10, 2015

Xposed Installer Alpha 2 & More – XDA Xposed Tuesday

The Xposed Framework on Android 5.0 Lollipop is getting closer and closer to a final release. When that will happen, no one is quite sure. But, the alphas are flowing and the bugs are being worked out. Fear not Samsung TouchWiz users, there is always hope that someday Xposed will work on your device again. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you watch a video in a pop up...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 9, 2015

Xposed Lollipop Alpha 2 Released, Google’s MVNO- XDA TV

Huawei's new Android Wear smartwatch is on Amazon! 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 Android Lollipop for the Verizon HTC One M8 and be sure to check out the article talking about Google's plans for the MVNO. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week on XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 6, 2015

LG G4 Confirmed, New Blackphone 2 & More – XDA TV

Nvidia unveiled the SHIELD Tegra X1 TV Box! 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 Cyanogen's new corporate identity and partnership with Qualcomm and be sure to check out the article talking about Lollipop devices being no longer encrypted by default! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 5, 2015

RAVPower RP-WD02 – Android Accessories Review

There are so many Power Banks out there. However, they are not all the same. Some sacrifice weight for capacity. Others do the opposite. Some come with two ports and some come with more, while others come with less. Some are just batteries with a case around it, but others have some unique features. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews the RAVPower RP-WD02 Wireless Filehub & Portable Travel Router. This device is the successor to the RP-WD01...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 4, 2015

Pixie Dust – XDA Game Time!

There are some excellent ‘AAA’ tier games by huge development houses that offer fun, and, most of the time, in-app purchases. There is no doubt that some of these games are great. However, at XDA we like to keep an eye on the little guy. Some of the more successful Android developers have started out as the little guy. Today we celebrate another simple game developed by an XDA member. XDA Senior Member Rolf Smit offers up a 2D sandbox...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 3, 2015

True Silent Mode for Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 2, 2015

HTC One M9 & Samsung Galaxy S6 Unveiled – XDA TV

The HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 were unveiled at Mobile World Congress! 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 Huawei Watch Android Wear device and be sure to check out the article talking about IKEA selling Qi enabled furniture. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 27, 2015

MWC Announcements, FCC Rules on Net Neutrality – XDA TV

The FCC has ruled on Net Neutrality! 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 Pebble Time Kickstarter and be sure to stay tuned for even more mobile world congress announcements! 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 · Feb 26, 2015

Lollipop Style Lockscreen for Android 4.1 – XDA App Review

Android 5.x Lollipop has provided many visual updates, including the lockscreen. Unfortunately, some carriers and manufacturers are not offering Lollipop for some recent devices. On the flip side, some Lollipop users still prefer the old style of lockscreen. XDA Senior Member thotran7989 offers up an app that allows you to customize everything about your lockscreen. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Hi Locker.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application....

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 25, 2015

IF by IFTTT, If This Then That App Tutorial & Review – XDA TV

We've talked about using Tasker and other products to automate tasks on your phone. However, Tasker isn't the only option and sometimes can be a little bit confusing to setup. There is finally an Android App for the automation website IFTTT. IFTTT, if you don't know, stands for IF This Then That. In the app you set up some triggers and actions or recipes as they call it. XDA TV Producer RootJunky presents instructions on how to setup some recipes...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 24, 2015

Xposed Modules with Lollipop Support – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last week we talked about how the day has finally come! Xposed now works on Lollipop. Last week we showed you how to install the new Xposed update. Today we take a look at some modules that are working in some capacity on Lollipop. Whether all the features make a return or if they are even needed depends on the modules and Lollipop itself. On today’s XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews the updated Gravitybox LP and the...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 23, 2015

iPhone Notifications on Android Wear – XDA TV

iPhone Notifications are working on Android Wear! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement of GravityBox returning to Lollipop and be sure to check out the article talking about installing Android 5.1 on Android One phones. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week on XDA TV. XDA...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 20, 2015

Wear 5.0.2 is Out! SlimLP Alpha Weeklies Released! – XDA TV

The Sprint LG G3 has gotten an Android 5.0 Lollipop update! 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 Android One program expanding into the Philippines and be sure to check out the article talking about SlimLP Alpha Nightlies! 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 · Feb 19, 2015

Call Utils – Floating Call Notes – XDA App Review

Business gets accomplished on the mobile device now. Whether that is through calls, emails, or text messages, somewhere somebody is doing business. It could be that guy rushing through the crowd in a power suit with a Bluetooth in his ear. What happens when he is on the run and needs to make a note about the call or caller? XDA Forum Member Ironsteel offers up an app that allows you to add notes to your callers and manage your...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 18, 2015

Power Button Flashlight or Torch – XDA App Review

How many times have you tried to find something in the dark? Many people will turn on their smart phone and use the luminescence from your screen to light the way. Smarter people start a flashlight or torch app that lights up their phone’s flash. This works better, but you can’t always find that app shortcut XDA Senior Member owenbeals recommends an app that allows you to launch your flashlight with three clicks of the power button. In this video...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 17, 2015

Xposed Framework on Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

We knew it would happen! The day has finally come! Xposed now works with ART and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Yes, this release is still an Alpha and some bugs need to be worked out, but the arduous task of porting Xposed Framework to the new Android Run Time has largely been completed! Naturally, this means that it's time to return to our XDA Xposed Tuesday video series. For our next installment, XDA TV Producer TK reviews the latest version of Xposed...

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