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...
WiFi Connection Manager Given Massive Overhaul with New Algorithm
One month ago, we talked about an innovative battery-saving app by XDA Recognized Developer bartito called WiFi Connection Manager. For those who don’t remember, this app worked by disabling WiFi when out of range and setting a predefined interval between WiFi network checks. This allows you to keep WiFi enabled when out and about, without having to worry about network search-related battery drain.
While the old version of WiFi Connection Manager worked very well, bartito that felt it could still be improved. As such, he has given it a substantial overhaul to version 2. So what’s new in version 2.0.55? Quite a bit, actually. For starters, the entire application has been rewritten. In addition, the connection algorithm has seen a major overhaul. While the previous version would only use WiFi network availability and the predefined interval to determine whether WiFi should be enabled, version 2 now also monitors which cell tower you are connected to and creates a statistical map for the possibility of establishing a WiFi connection based on your current location.
The application is free, but offers some additional paid/pro features. But as a demonstration of his generosity, bartito has made all of the pro features available for free to members of the XDA community. Head over to the application thread to download the latest version!
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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.