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How to Compile and Port Win32 Apps for Windows RT

One of the things Windows RT users have found most frustrating is the inability to run traditional desktop apps on their shiny new(ish) device. Although it was never any secret that this would be the case, it's still something that many people were hoping would cease to be an issue thanks to the development community. The...

App Review: Fast App Switching with Sidebar – XDA Developer TV

Launchers come in many shapes and sizes, and they come in many formats. Today we will be talking about a quick launcher-type application. This is a type of application where you can put shortcut to your most used apps in a convenient place. Some apps like this put the shortcuts in your notification panel, others...

Easily Backup Contacts with Easy Contact Sync

A few days ago, we spoke about an app for managing apps and backing them up without the need for root. This is a great tool, however there are more things that are of importance other than apps, for instance, your contacts. I know what you are thinking "but my Google account hold all my contacts,...

Speak Your Mind Anytime with NotiShare

So many times when you have a thought come to mind, you have to stop what you're doing within the app you're using, close it, and either open up Twitter or Facebook, or flick through a couple of home screens to that conveniently placed widget. Is it worth that impulsive thought? Probably not, but hey, notiShare...

Special Community Bulletin: Please Help Ryan Scott (ChiefzReloaded)!

XDA-Developers was, is, and always will be a community for developers to come and share their knowledge with others. The keyword in my statement is community, and as such, we must not forget that the people who we communicate with on a day to day basis via this wonderful medium known as the Internet (and our forum)...

XDA Roundtable Highlights: DMCA & Franco’s Kernel – XDA Developer TV

Here at XDA-Developers, we are a community of developers and power users. XDA is a community whose history and purpose is based on a long standing sharing of knowledge, ideas, creations, and opinions. XDA is a place where you can learn to do just about anything for your mobile device, sometimes at the detriment of...

[CONTEST] XDA Developer TV 100,000 Subscribers Contest – Win a Nexus 7

XDA Developer TV, our YouTube channel, has seen tremendous growth in the past year. We will be reaching our 100,000th subscriber soon. We decided that the best way to celebrate would be to hold a contest. We will be giving away two Nexus 7 tablets. And, both contests are open to our international followers. This contest...

Location-Based Reminders from GeoTask

Maybe you want to be reminded to grab a coffee when you get to the office or make sure to check into the library when you're on campus. The usefulness and practicality of being notified by your Android device based on where you are is brilliant in concept and idea, and this is exactly what GeoTask...

TWRP 2.4.2.0 Comes Loaded with Extra Sauce

Last month, we brought you news about Team Win's baby, the recovery known as TWRP. Back then, it had been just updated to version 2.4 and it included a bunch of new features and stability improvements. Everyone was happy, but as the old saying goes, there is always room for improvement. So with that in...

Android Basics 101: Backing Up Your Apps and Data – XDA Developer TV

In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK talks about the ways you can back up your applications and data on your phone. This allows you to restore this information in case of a phone crash or in case you do a full wipe when flashing a new ROM or kernel. In this video, XDA Developer...

XDA Makes Swappa Its Official Marketplace

XDA shut down the Marketplace forums several months ago, and since then we've been seeking a better alternative for our members to buy and sell phones and tablets. After an extensive search we've finally found the perfect replacement for the marketplace and simply a better way to buy and sell mobile devices: Swappa.  Swappa has been around for several...

Protect Your Android Device with TheftSpy

Your smartphone is your best friend and worst enemy. It can allow you to store archives of your personal photos and documents, reach out to loved ones, or help you find the nearest cafe for that caffeine fix. However, in the wrong hands, your phone will expose all your contacts, bank details, your location, and...