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...
WMCellInfo Lets You Triangulate Your Location Using Cell Towers
The universally popular Google Maps application gathers approximate location data using the proximity of cell towers relative to your phone. Once a GPS lock is completed, this location can be more accurately represented on the map. However, using GPS can be (especially with older devices) a much slower process, and it obviously requires an internal or external GPS chip to be connected to your phone in order for it to operate.
This is one of the reasons why Google Maps is so popular: the initial use of cell towers means that virtually any smartphone’s location is calculable. Recently, XDA user DavidTiger has created a .NET Compact Framework v3.5 DLL file which allows you to incorporate the use of cell towers to find a phone’s approximate location into your own applications!
Hopefully, this DLL file will inspire developers to provide those who want an alternative to GPS navigation with an option. For more information and the DLL itself, visit the development thread.
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Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...