Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
Unlock Your Device Using a Hover Gesture with Magic Unlock
Have you ever wanted to automate the unlock procedure of your device? We’ve featured a few interesting ways of turning off and on your device using sensors in the past. However, these solutions predominantly dealt with replicating smart cover functionality on devices lacking the appropriate magnetic sensors.
What do you do if you’d rather not have your device’s screen turn on and off automatically, but would rather like it to unlock with a simple hover of your hand? This is what XDA Forum Member bmbogdan is hoping to achieve with his new app Magic Unlock.
As alluded to by the app’s title, Magic Unlock unlocks your device. The way it does so is by using the proximity sensor on your device to sense when you hover over the display. Upon detecting the hover gesture, the screen is unlocked. Magic Unlock is only activated when your screen is on, and it does so by listening for the ACTION_SCREEN_ON/OFF intents. Because of this, you shouldn’t expect much (if any) drain on your battery.
The app can run in three modes: low, medium, and high priority. Low Priority runs in the background. High Priority runs in the foreground, placing a visible notification in the notification bar. Medium Priority runs in the background (just like low) when there’s enough memory, but then runs in the foreground (similar to high) when low memory is detected.
If this interests you, head over to the application thread to get started
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.