Let's start this with a disclaimer: I do not believe there is significant meaning behind synthetic benchmarks in correlation with real-world use. We've seen, time and again, some high-scoring phones output questionable performance. In this regard, Samsung is one of the usual culprits, and despite having opted for some of the highest spec configurations on each and every one of their flagships, many of them still managed to lag. Other top-tier devices, including the latest Nexus phone and tablet, managed to output...
TotalCare: Remote Security and Management for your Android Device
Ever been worried what you would do if your phone got stolen? XDA member apurva.giri has developed a great application that allows you to pull data from your device if it is lost using a secret service running in the background. The app is also useful for remote device management or finding a lost phone.
The app uses a PIN code that allows you to send messages to the device to retrieve information and change settings such as:
- Silence On/Off
- Start/Stop Auto Answering
- Retrieve Full List of Contacts
- Retrieve a Single Contact
- Retrieve Call Log
- Get GPS/GSM Coordinates
- Delete Call Log
- Delete all SMS
- Delete Contacts
- Delete MMC
- Delete All
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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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