While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...
Take Command of Your Connectivity with Network Monitor
With the large number of applications that most of us have installed on our mobile devices, it’s often quite the struggle to know exactly what’s going on with your network connection. In addition to simply tracking usage to make sure you don’t get your connection throttled, it’s also a good idea to keep an eye on where your applications may be connecting.
In many ways, giving an application the “Full Network Access” is a bit like writing a blank check. And if you’re also giving the application access to your contact data or SD card, well, who knows where your data is going? With Network Monitor, which was presented by XDA Forum Member he_arslan on behalf of his developer friend, you can at least keep track of that last bit.
Network Monitor packs quite a bit of network analysis functionality into a single app. The tool allows you to perform basic tasks like monitor upload and download bandwidth, but it also allows you to see which IP addresses are active per application. It even query’s the destination IP address and shows its location to you on a map.
While Network Monitor can’t do anything about saving your data from being stolen in the first place (use Xprivacy for that), this application can at least keep you informed of what’s going on so you can decide whether an application is worth it. Make your way over to the application thread to get started.
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There already are many solutions on the Google Play store if you want to send a link to one of your devices -- but what if you wanted to do it quickly without having to install any software or logging in to a website on the recipient end? Most apps require you to do either or both, which can be a hassle (or even a security risk) in some cases. Luckily, XDA Forum Member wyemun has developed CaastMe. Inspired by...
Do you like MOBAs? Do you like gaming on your phone? Given that MOBAs (multi player battle arenas) have amassed millions upon millions of players, there's a chance you play LoL or DOTA. And here at XDA we love phones, and we spend a lot of time on them, so if you were to like gaming outside of smartphones you probably like some on them too. I personally like neither, and I simply download the latest 3D games to see the progression...