To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Theme Your Paid Apps Easily with Remote Theme Injector
There are some great themes out there for specific applications—both free and paid. The problem with theming paid apps however, is that once you’ve spent hours and hours fiddling with PNG files and digging through XML files, you can’t share your work. Well not anymore, because XDA Recognised Developers and Forum Moderators Diamondback and Whiskey103 have come up with a rather ingenious solution to that particular problem.
Remote Theme Injector is a tool to theme APK files (both free and paid) which will then allow you to share your themes with others, without distributing the APK itself. There are two parts to the tool—the patcher and the editor. The patcher is a Windows executable that will simply allow you to select your target app, which will then be decompiled, patched, recompiled, signed, and zip-aligned before your eyes with absolutely no effort at all. The editor is a tool for creating the themes themselves. It’s a simple wizard-style app that will walk the themer through the steps required to create a theme file for their chosen APK. A full and comprehensive guide to using the tool can be found in the forum thread.
I’m sure there’s no need for me to tell you just how cool this is, and I’m sure we’ll begin to see a load of great themes for some of Android’s most popular apps springing up once this catches on. If you’d like to find out more about this, check out the release thread. That said, I’m off to butcher some apps.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.